Sketch a Day, Day 61

Today’s sketch is a reminder of why I really should not try to draw my characters in profile (I’m not good at it). Three-quarters view all the way! Anyway, the joke is that Jerome is really bad at using tools and is very likely to injure himself.

Jerome may be a clutz, but at least he's aware of it.

Sketch a Day, Day 60

I’ve done 60 whole days of this, can you believe that? It’s, like, two whole months or something (someone check my math there).

Today’s sketch features two of my characters, Jerome and Simon, though one of them appears to have been replaced by a masked avenger of the night…could it be? Could Jerome really be the Dark Knight Detective?

No. The answer is no.

Maybe he's the French Batman?

Sketch a Day, Day 53

It’s later than I’d like, but here’s today’s sketch. In keeping with my theme, I’ve done a model comparison of Jerome. As usual, there is something I like about the classic, original model, which has very clean lines and a t-shirt that was always striped the exact same way regardless of what direction Jerome faced. He was tricky to re-imagine, though, because I really wasn’t sure how to give him a distinctive hairstyle and look that would harken back to the original but still show progression. The hair stayed basically the same, though I’ve added a bit more detail to it, and the beard made sense considering he started growing facial hair of various designs in a couple of storylines from the old comic (the Pirate Choir and the Lazy Summer, specifically). I also decided to give him a new shirt (in the planned-but-abandoned Crooked Halo 2.0, he’d have gone on to become a game designer who’d made lots of money creating some game for smartphones, and the shirt would’ve been either his company logo or the main character from his game).

I don't know when I made the number of spikes in his hair consistent, but it wasn't in 2003.

Sketch a Day, Day 1

It’s been awhile since I did anything here, and I was starting to feel sad that I as letting his place languish. So, here’s the deal: each day, I’m going to post a random sketch. Nothing elaborate. In fact, I’m placing limits on myself for it:

1. The pencils for he sketch can take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

2. Inking. An take no longer than 10 minutes.

3. The sketch must fit on a 3″ by 5″ index card.

4. One sketch per day, every day, for one year.

Anyway, here’s the first sketch: one of my old characters, Jerome, in all his pensive glory.