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JLA/Avengers Benes dps recreation by pencilsandstrings JLA/Avengers Benes dps recreation by pencilsandstrings
New commission from the same source as the Crisis recreation elsewhere in my gallery.

Another crazy, huge cast that was actually a blast to do! ;)

Based on the Ed Benes JLA double page spread but mixing it up with both JLA & Avengers cast members & also adding a few more.......especially the flyers.

Can you spot your favourite? :D


Edit: Updated image with a change to the size of the Hulk in the b/g & a little addition of the Black Widow next to DD.......in case you were interested ;)
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:iconbenjonesart:
benjonesart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
did you ever count the characters? im getting 73
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds about right.... I think, lol ;) If I ever find 5 minutes I should list them all one day.
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ejr76 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I would love to see this colored in.  Love this picture
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man! So would I.... I'm surprised no one has taken up the challenge yet, although I guess it's a lot of work ;)
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WW-JLA-TR Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is epic!
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you like :)
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:iconrobneilg:
RobNeilG Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Spectacular
Found my favorite Martian Manhunter
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man! :) Gotta love some J'onn right? :)
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:iconfoxterrier100:
foxterrier100 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Tres cool, mate!
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks bud! Glad you like :)
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EGClark Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How long did this take and what was your process? I really need to know because I've got to get this good if I ever want to work in the industry.
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pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It was something I kept dipping in & out of with other work if I'm honest, but all in all a couple of days work probably. A little easier than normal stuff cos it was based on an existing Ed Benes piece. Aside from that the usual process......roughly sketched out to ascertain all the various character positions & poses, then just cracking on with the final rendering :)
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EGClark Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the explanation. How big was the Bristol board?
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem :) Board size was 21"x 15", otherwise I'd have never gotten in any kinda detail on those small b/ground characters ;)
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:iconegclark:
EGClark Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That info is a big help to me. I'll keep drawing then, until I'm great!
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iamkomics1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
excellent!

Tony

Nothing is as it first might seem. VAMPEER Cometh in 2014.

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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man! :)
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:iconiamkomics1:
iamkomics1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
most welcome:)

Tony

Nothing is as it first might seem. VAMPEER Cometh in 2014.
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SkrullLantern28 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Actually I would have Spider-Man where Metamorpho is.
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:iconskrulllantern28:
SkrullLantern28 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Love, love, love it but wheres Spider-Man :(
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! As I've said to a few others here, it's a commission, a paid gig, so I didn't get to choose the characters.
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SkrullLantern28 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
How much do your commissions cost roughly ?.
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sent you a note that I hope answers your question :)
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:iconjlaavenger1:
jlaavenger1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Anyoneone willing to color this after the inkings completed?
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Got a willing volunteer, bud......will email you about it :)
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]
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:iconthorman:
thorman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
and spiderman? friend
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
As I mentioned to some of the other guys, this is a commission so I didn't choose the characters :)
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:iconrobertmarzullo:
robertmarzullo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work! What company are you currently working for?
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D Not working for any comic book companies right now (watch this space though), but mainly produce the art & designs for a pinball company & the new machines they're putting out. :)
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robertmarzullo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, work is work but your stuff is really nice! I make signs for a living but I wish it was doing comics!!! :)
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
We do what we gotta, right bud? :)
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:iconrobertmarzullo:
robertmarzullo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. But I still wish I made my living doing comics! :)
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hear ya & wish I could spend more time on comics than I do myself
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:iconrobertmarzullo:
robertmarzullo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. Me too. I'm thankful for my sign shop but I just want to draw 10 hours a day. I love seeing the improvement. How much do you try to get in of actual drawing each week?
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Tend to be drawing 5 out of every 7 days so not so bad....just not always illustrative stuff y'know. Back to the 'wish I had more time for comics' thing again ;)
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VALKRiE1st Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cant wait to see this colored. This is fantastic. I am over the moon right now staring at this.
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, definitely looking forward to seeing some colours on this :) Gonna be inking this myself pretty soon actually ;)
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:iconjlaavenger1:
jlaavenger1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
You should update the image Ian. Ian added Black Widow, Daredevil and made the Hulk bigger. Awesome commission. A new personal favorite.
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Done! ;)
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keybladesword Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing must of took forever
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Worked on it in bits & pieces over a little time, but actually not that bad :)
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
WOW! really nice illustration. this looks like it would be alot of fun to draw! i got something big jn the making too right now. this adds a lil more fuel to my fire of motivation
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man! Glad you like :) Be good to see your project when you're done.... Knock it out the park! ;)
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Epic.
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconnoirzone:
NoirZone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah I got it, you have a George Perez virus, don't you? Fantastic work!
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you got it, Simone! That must be it! Thanks, man :)
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SWAVE18 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!!!! I am speechless!!!! May I Ink it??
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:iconpencilsandstrings:
pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Absolutely! Love to see it :)
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