Monday, April 27, 2009

Francois Sagat!

While jumping around on the internet recently, procrastinating from my actual work, I came across (pun, if you like) a gorgeous photo of the amazing Francois Sagat. What caught my eye most about the photo wasn't the fishnet 'pants' or leather gloves but the awesome blocks of shadowed muscle projecting from Sagat's back! It looked like the face of a cliff and I just had to draw it.

Sagat takes such incredible pictures. I mean that he himself takes great photos but also when he works with a photographer, Sagat seems to know his own body well enough to strike terrific poses that show off his anatomy to best advantage. Certainly he's made a living doing 'nude' work, shall we say ;) but I've seen 'fashion' photo shoots with him that would be at home in Vogue or Vanity Fair. Check out his blog...I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the artistry in his photos.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Leapin' Rimahs!

Where has the month gone? I feel a little like Rimah in this, the second page of the Rimah story. Launched into space uncertain of the landing...

I've been working on an issue of the Brave and the Bold comic book...the one based on the cartoon not the one written by Mark Waid. I may have mentioned before how much I LOVE the look of that show.

The comic book is also incredibly well drawn. If you haven't seen it yet you must check it out. The artist is Andy Suriano who is so effing talented that I'm scared to follow his art. I'm only doing one issue so far. I'd happily do more but, and no false modesty here, I feel like the cruddy fill-in compared to Mr. Suriano.

So, after I finish B&B I'm trying to figure out what to focus on next. I knowI want to get some pin-up art out there but also really want to do some sequentials. The Rimah story is short. Then there's the sketchbook to put together. Jett Vector needs attention. The Cafepress store needs new many places to land...but where shall I aim first?


Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Un-Named Hero!

A quick-ish post today! I've got a book to draw and deadlines looming...but I couldn't resist taking some time out to draw comic book fan RJ Danvers as a superhero! RJ has shown up a few times on my blog as a Guy a Day and as Mr.Natural in the chest hair series. With his full chest of hair and trimmed facial hair he's sort of a typical J.Bone guy, really.
In fact one blog follower, let's call him Mr. X ;), thought Josh and RJ were one and the same. Not so, just similar looking guys.

So, I have no superhero name for RJ. Anyone have any ideas? My thinking with the costume was I wanted modern and sexy without being too revealing. I wanted a costume that you might actually see in a newstand comic. I think the name should be suggestive without being dirty...but that's just me (innocent ol' J.Bone :)
As usual, I had to halftone screen the colour image. I love the retro! Doesn't he look like he could be one of the reserve Avengers?