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Manthing spread
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Published: September 8, 2011
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This was a spread from my Manthing run for Marvel in the 1990s. I recoloured it recently for inclusion in my book The Shed, a tribute to Jeff Jones and the other artists of The Studio, Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta and Barry Windsor-Smith. This piece was directly inspired by those guys.
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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Saryekad31's avatar
Saryekad31|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent !
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ewelajnai|Hobbyist Artist
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usoutlaw's avatar
did any one see the manthing movie. i saw it a long time ago and at the time didn't know he was supposed to be the good guy. hell i didn't even know it was a marvel movie
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walternonames|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super sweet...
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CptGuapo's avatar
Man, this is a MASTERPIECE! Wow...
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Leancosta's avatar
Superb,Liam,superb.No doubt.
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JTCreepyface8743's avatar
This is awesome!!!!
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CamronJohnson|Student Digital Artist
too cool, great scene here
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Bobann|Professional Traditional Artist
Very detailed. Great work!
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HeySerdna's avatar
The details are so good. very well done
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Dativo's avatar
Sure it is! A great tribute to those masters of detail from another master.
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Ruihq's avatar
great work!!
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makjr| Traditional Artist
Has a Kaluta look for sure nice man
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saturnword|Hobbyist Writer
This must be my recent musical affliction shining through, but this is very psychedelic to me. Love it and it's an amazing tribute.
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incubo13|Professional Traditional Artist
This is an amazing ilustration, it blow me from my seat :O
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digitalskull's avatar
I love this.

I like the way the colors enhance the drawing rather than obscure the original pen and ink.
You really love to draw, you spent time on the back ground. The hundreds of small fish swimming off in the distance can only be fully appreciated in the full view.

Awesome job.
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TBH i find it hard to look at it, the eye just gets confused by all the detail and stuff. Took me like 15 secs to figure out what's going on. I am not familiar with the art of the guys u mentioned but i have to say i like your other works much more.I am not critisizing , the technique and all the detail are awesome , u've put a lot of effort in it for sure but i like your other style more Expecially your pencils and inks!!! :D
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Comicalfreakazoid's avatar
:wow: this is marvelous work :clap:
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exocolumn's avatar
Awesome work!
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lonekin|Hobbyist Writer
very nice!
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TheSleepyMonster|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I set this to my desktop background and I notice something new every time I look at it. I love it, you're amazing!
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Justin-Mabry's avatar
Man, this is epic haha. Love the octopus!
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OenghusLok47|Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah I kinds of looks Windsor-Smithery. Very well done of course.
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MartinSilvertant|Professional General Artist
That's one psychedelic action scene! The contrast is a little too high to convince me they're underwater (especially the background should be darker) but I don't really mind. The composition and colors are captivating enough.
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