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IRON page 01 by JonathanWyke IRON page 01 by JonathanWyke
IRON

Since I have a few free days, I'm doing what I always do - fiddle about with something that's in my head.

This is IRON, an idea for a short piece set in post-Roman Britain.


EDIT: Page 02 here

MangaStudio / Illustrator / Photoshop


IRON is ©2013 Jonathan Wyke
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SundanceAnn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!  great art!
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JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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measurestaken Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
great work! looking for writers to collaborate with?
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JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   General Artist
Thanks! I'm currently working on a couple of projects - one with a writer and one I'm writing myself, so unfortunately have no additional time!
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ga-ren Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks brilliant! It captures a sword fight so well.
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JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   General Artist
Cheers! I was keen to see if this style could support action scenes. I think my drawings tend to look pretty static, so I'm always looking at trying some way to add dynamism...
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ga-ren Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I have the same trouble, though I am more dynamic when I cartoon, so I am trying to get some of that 'WHIZZ' into my more realist work. It was a revelation to discover that Frank Bellamy made such extensive use of photo - reference, he was brilliant at creating dynamic action scenes and I had always thought that they were done without much reference. In his only interview he mentioned collecting props, guns, spears, animal skins and posing 'in front of the mirror' then doing a quick sketch - but he never mentioned the photographs or indeed taking 'snapshots' from the TV.
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JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   General Artist
My favorite of his was from a page where Dare's ship has crashed into HQ. They had a huge scale model made of the whole scene and photographed. Look at Hergè too - he had rooms and rooms full of reference.
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ga-ren Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I have not seen that one, though it sounds more like a Frank Hampson page. I once read that Frank Bellamy did not really adjust well to the Studio set up for Dan Dare as he preferred to work solo and at home. Yes, TINTIN was very well researched and had a studio set-up. They would have a photographer go and travel through the route of each story taking research snaps! On a rare visit to Paris in the mid 80's, I had the good fortune to visit a TinTin Expo, relating to the Destination Moon book, lots of photo-refs on display and a giant model rocket!
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JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   General Artist
I saw a similar Tintin show at the Naval Museum in Greenwich a few years back. Brilliant stuff. The had a full-size, working Shark Submarine that a bunch of French naval Engineers had made.
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