Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Modern Design



This is a typical “design sheet” that’s done in my sketchbook when I’m in the process of designing a new character(s). This particular one of Dusk dates back several months ago, and for clarification purposes of his costume design I ended up drawing another pose of him – which is posted several posts down.

About 99% of the stuff you will see here is all from my sketchbook and tends to be a lot looser than what will actually end up in an issue of Venger. But that’s okay IMO since I wouldn’t want to spoil anything by posting a lot of pages from the actual comic up anyway…

J out.

New Addition



Well, I won’t be around for at least a week or so since my wife is being induced into labor tomorrow morning at 5:30 am meaning that by tomorrow afternoon I will be the proud father of two boys!

I dug this (and the sketch above) out just to have something new on the ol’ blog. This one of Black Mercy was done along with the previous BM sketch when I was still toying around with different costume designs. Matt’s description of her was basically a “goth chick meets assassin type”, so I had used several different elements before deciding on the final costume. Hopefully, I chose well enough =)

It’s hard to see it in this scan, but originally I had penciled in a motorcycle – never finished going over it w/inks because I think I lost interest…lol.

J out.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Fashionably Early



This shot was taken immediately after being asked to go on a mission to destroy the mutant liberation front. I think it went something like, “Hey Jason, feel like taking on the entire axis of evil? It’s going to require you putting on your tights again…”

Uhhh, sure. Why not. I mean, if folks can wear different colored bracelets for good causes, why not go all out and put on a friggin’ superhero costume for a good cause? Am I right, or am I right?

Okay, I’ll start posting artwork again later this week, lol.

J out.

Know When to Hold "Em



I had a pretty fun conversation with DADICUS last Friday night about artistic influences, what our likes (and dislikes) are when it comes to artists, and various styles of music. We both came to the realization that both of us have a rather large range of musical (and artistic) tastes. However, while I have preferred to work in total silence as of late, he likes to crank the music up while he draws.

DADICUS’s favorite band is the Backstreet Boys, and he aspires to one day be in his own “boy band” – JUST KIDDING>

Anyway, I just had to post this picture up, lol. My mother-in-law left this painting on my doorstep as a practical joke. Yeah, I have a weird family, but then again, who doesn't ;)

J out.