It took one month and a half to go from auction #40 to #50 (May, 20 to July, 03), work started again everywhere and probably Jim was slowed by deadlines like everybody else.
You’re reading part 5 in a series of articles analyzing Jim Lee’s Original Comic Art Auctions. Auctions benefit Comic Book stores in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is an overview of auctions #41-50.
If you’re new here and want to start from the beginning here’s part One:
Jim Lee original art for charity 1-10,
Jim Lee original art for charity 11-20.
Jim Lee Original Art for charity 21-30.
and part Four:
Jim Lee Original Art for charity 31-40.
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Jim’s eBay page.
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Jim Lee is painting!
The last 20 drawings were headsketches, a choice made to draw faster after many cover quality illustrations, but as we know many headsketches were as detailed as a full illustration (and some were indeed more than a “head”).
For these latest ten drawings he chose to do full painted art, often also varying techniques. Shots are also varied, I count 3 headshots, 5 full figures, a waist-up and a bust.