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ED BENES JLA cover recreation

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Here's my latest cover recreation commission. This one is a redo of an Ed Benes piece, that has his typically insane amount of detail.

Inked with my usual brush, on 11x17 bristol.
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nam3l3ss's avatar
Mr. Martin way to clean-up.
I like how you solidify Ed's scribbles.  He puts to much of the same detail everywhere.  I think some have forgotten what the purpose of what rendering is for.  Sometimes I can't tell the difference between hair and clothes. It gets render the same way.
I see many doing detail work, for the sake of just adding detail for no purpose other than an aesthetic but not understanding the principal.  Moebius and Barry Windsor Smith do it right. Its not just to the doodle death into the drawing but to show shape and form.
Here you done him right.  You give him a John Buscema/George Perez Hybrid feel to his work.  If you were his regular inker, he would finally improve pass this phase.  Just like Scott Williams made Jim Lee more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Giving a place to rest among all the detail.  Knowing where pull back and where to attack the page with flurry.

Well done.
SKY-BOY's avatar
Thank you, sir! I appreciate your thoughtful comments!
nam3l3ss's avatar
NP. Enjoying the work and learning from it.
A double blessing if you ask me.
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NickMockoviak's avatar
Solid as always Gary.
SKY-BOY's avatar
Thank you, Nick!
7daywalk's avatar
Amazing as always
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JoelPoischen's avatar
Awesome! Are you working on any books at the moment?
SKY-BOY's avatar
I jump around a lot. Currently I'm inking a Judge Dredd story for IDW.
JoelPoischen's avatar
That's great. I'll keep a look out for your work! Do you have any videos? I treasure the inking book you made!
SKY-BOY's avatar
Thanks! If you do a "Gary Martin inking" search on You Tube, you'll find an inking demo I did at the Tulsa Con.
JoelPoischen's avatar
Awesome! Thanks so much! You have to make more of these, maybe a full comic page, such nice brush work! ^_^
greggpaulsen's avatar
I try to keep feathering alive in my own work as well as when I'm inking others work :-)
howlett66's avatar
Wow.You got balls to ink this.And man you did it so flawlessly!:O

The thing that make me not really enjoy Ed's work is all those little lines he puts everywhere on his work to give depth...Sometimes it's just weird and becomes visually poluted...But well he's been on the industry for over 10 years...What am I to say anyway hahaha
SKY-BOY's avatar
Thanks, and I agree with everything you said!
howlett66's avatar
You're welcome bro :)
strayfies's avatar
It's rare for me to find Old Guard inks these days - meaning, inks that wander seamlessly between solid pools, hatch and cross-hatching. This is an incredible piece, keeps up a traditional discipline with a style that's still modernly energetic. I really like it.
SKY-BOY's avatar
Thanks a bunch! Most of these kids today haven't learned how to feather, so I'm trying to keep the craft alive.
greggpaulsen's avatar
Flat out Amazing Gary!!!!
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