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Well I am ideally probably just going with all head sketches to maybe bust level. But ya I thinking I may box it out so I know each area be for this character and what not. I was thinking going 9 per side. So then it gives me 18 characters to work on getting probably for awhile. Counting on budget and what artists will be attending shows I plan to go too. I was thinking if I do 9 per side maybe 8 boxes per side be the head/bust side. And 1 per side be a larger box for maybe a full body for 1 character. But like I said I have no other shows I am going to this year. So I got over 6 months to settle on my plans.

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22 minutes ago, Webhead2018 said:

Well I am ideally probably just going with all head sketches to maybe bust level. But ya I thinking I may box it out so I know each area be for this character and what not. I was thinking going 9 per side. So then it gives me 18 characters to work on getting probably for awhile. Counting on budget and what artists will be attending shows I plan to go too. I was thinking if I do 9 per side maybe 8 boxes per side be the head/bust side. And 1 per side be a larger box for maybe a full body for 1 character. But like I said I have no other shows I am going to this year. So I got over 6 months to settle on my plans.

Another thought.
Contact an artist, e.g., Matthew Clark, about doing a layout that other artists can use to base their contribution. It can make for a more dynamic scene and reduce the time for the artists that are completing it - which might lead to a lower cost per figure.

1900227828_ClarkMattAaronLoprestiDavidMarquezThomZahlerJoeEismaJoeRubinsteinBillyTucciJoeRubinsteinBobMcLeod-EasyCompany.thumb.jpg.3087aa8d25338a6e35ba7e67c20cb549.jpgI did this with a Sgt. Rock jam and the figures weren't terribly expensive and everyone praised the layout.

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Ya like I said I just need to settle on open jam or box out spaces. If I do boxes. I might have probably who ever I decide to do first sketch maybe do layout. If not maybe contact a few artists I am friends with to see if they do it. Or do you got a few names I could look into and seeing what they say?

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Matthew Clark does a lot of layouts for jams. I was very happy with mine. Click his name to go to his Facebook page.

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Thanks for that name any other names to also look into. Ideally on fb. As I don't use any other social media.

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Went to NY Comicon, and did not get what I wanted--yet. I had asked Dan Quintana for a full figure drawing of the Phantom Stranger, but he didn't have time to do it. He did, however, do a rough head shot for me, and I am making arrangements for an ink commission with a wash effect. For now, this is his rough head shot, which is quite nice for what it is.

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Coloring commission from Mike Garland, Nick Pitarra's designated colorist. Here you see Nick's original and Mike's digitally colored version. Click to read all about it.

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Home Run. Ian has been on an incredible run of work with Little Bird this past year. I felt like Pan's Labyrinth would be the perfect subject for him to work his magic.

 

The result is this giant masterpiece of the Faun. I love how Ian incorporated his tubes/tentacles to merge the Faun with the forest/Labyrinth. The eyes and classic Bertram hands add to the piercing feel of the piece.

 

Once again, big thanks goes to Felix for another commission that exceeded expectations.

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2 hours ago, jaykza said:

23 x 30

 

Home Run. Ian has been on an incredible run of work with Little Bird this past year. I felt like Pan's Labyrinth would be the perfect subject for him to work his magic.

 

The result is this giant masterpiece of the Faun. I love how Ian incorporated his tubes/tentacles to merge the Faun with the forest/Labyrinth. The eyes and classic Bertram hands add to the piercing feel of the piece.

 

Once again, big thanks goes to Felix for another commission that exceeded expectations.

Ian Bertram Pans Labrynth Commission.jpeg

That’s perfect. Congrats!

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Yeah. That has to be incredible to see in the flesh.

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Picked up a couple pieces at the Suffolk show Saturday- 

Spider-man by Larry stroman

Nightcrawler - quick sketch by Barry Kitson

And Phoenix by Enrique Lopez

 

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My latest piece by the incredible Mitch Gerads His amazing work on Mister Miracle rightfully won him back to back Eisners. His art and storytelling captures such raw emotion and power. The quiet moments as powerful as the most cosmic of clashes. I love his work so much.
I was lucky to get on Mitch's list for SDCC 2019 and I got an amazing Mister Miracle Scott Free.
When his list opened for NYCC I knew I needed to get a second piece.
This was a piece that was inspired as I was listening to the podcast Word Balloon with Tom King as they were talking about Mitch's art and how his art is perfect for street level characters. I have also been pouring over the IDW Daredevil Born Again Artisan Edition. A masterpiece.
Matt Murdock is one of my favorite characters in all of fiction. His resilience is unmatched, he bends but never breaks...completely.

"It was a nice piece of work Kingpin. You shouldn't have signed it."

This scene from Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's seminal work is one of it's finest. It was a moment that I felt captured Born Again and one that Mitch's art would exemplify. And I was right. Mitch exceeded my incredibly high expectations. Thank you Mitch for your amazing work and for this amazing piece.
https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1585605

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