Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Original Art - Archer & Armstrong #1 page 1

I love Barry Windsor-Smith. He did the best work of his career at Valiant and his best work at Valiant on Archer & Armstrong. I also love Valiant page one splashes. One of my favorites is page 1 of Archer & Armstrong #1. Check out a scan of the beautiful black and white ink art by Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton below.

You really get to appreciate Barry Windsor-Smith's classical pencil lines when the color has been removed. Stunning. On this page: Armstrong holds Archer back as Mahmud and the Sect attack, but then out of nowhere pops Armstrong's brother, Gilad the Eternal Warrior, holding the hand of Solar, Man of the Atom.

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