A Revisit of An Old Character Design

2015 character design featuring a black punk girl in dreadlocks, drawn in portrait with a pink guitar and punk records in the background for flair. The guitar says "THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS."

Recently I revisited an old character design. I’ve been working on some new freelance projects, including character art. So I found this character from a past personal project, called Goth & Punk Girls Sketchbook. Then I put her in a new project I made for a client.

Here’s a peek:

This is the work-in-progress clip. The project is fully completed, but it’s confidential. So I can only show this bit.

Still! Glad I got to fit this character in somewhere.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

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Away From Keyboard, Be Back Soon

I need to be away from the keyboard for a few days, but I’ll be back soon.

Why? First, I seem to have come down with a cold a few days ago. And it won’t leave. So I’m resting as much as I can.

Second, I’m out of town this weekend to check on my family. The catch is, my family lives in an area with no cell signal or internet. So I won’t be able to answer emails or direct messages, much less post content.

SOME posts here on this blog, The Legend of Jamie Roberts’ site, and Patreon will be scheduled ahead of time. But for posts on Ko-Fi and Instagram, those will not be scheduled.

For folks waiting on commissions, especially from KickStarter campaigns: I’ll work on your requests between naps. They’ll get done. Just…slowly.

Thank you for your patience.

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The Dragon Mage

the dragon mage illustration. This piece pictures a young woman in a sports bra and skirt sitting on a cushion with her hands up and cupping ethereal smoke. The smoke lingers before her in the shape of a dragon head. The trail of the dragon smoke twists on the canvas until it trails back to its source - an open teapot.

I’m surprised I never posted this on the blog before. But here she is – The Dragon Mage.

The Dragon Mage is available as a hi-resolution download! But only for Ko-Fi supporters and Patreon patrons. I’ve been posting hi-res downloads for supporters, and I plan on keeping that up.

But maybe there will be more art like this? I’m thinking about it…

If you’re curious, The Dragon Mage is drawn with fine line markers, a brush marker, and color Copic markers. I really like the simplified color palette here.

That’s all I have for now. But maybe there will be more art like this in the future? We’ll see.

Thank you for checking this out!

You. Are. Awesome.

LIVE STREAM – Live-Drawing KickStarter Commissions

I’m live streaming TODAY! At 1 pm EDT, join me while I draw commissions for folks who backed The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1 on KickStarter!

For the sake of some commissioners’ privacy, I’m not live-drawing any pieces that are super-personal for the commissioner. But there is still a lot of art to be made!

Got questions? I’ll answer them LIVE!

Can’t watch live? That’s ok – the stream will archive itself on YouTube once it ends.

Looking for more art? Folks who support me on Ko-Fi and Patreon get complimentary hi-resolution downloads of prints, mini-prints, and other art pieces.

That’s all for now. Thank you for watching!

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Fanart Friday – Janemba Expressions

On Tumblr and other places, I’ve been (inconsistently) posting Fanart on Fridays. I’ve posted this sheet before in other places, but I’m just so tickled every time I see this.

If you don’t know who this is, don’t worry. He’s niche, even in the cannon he’s from.

This is Janemba, the main antagonist of Dragonball Z movie 12: Fusion Reborn. Folks in the fandom like to say he’s a worse version of Buu, but I respectfully disagree. To me, Buu is a recent prison escapee with absolute freedom to do whatever he wants, so the world is his toy. I see Janemba not as that, but as a potential god of Chaos. In the movie, he’s supposed to be Evil Incarnate. But how can you say that about a teenage boy caught in a chemical explosion because he had his earbuds in?

Nah. Janemba’s just here for a good time and to make shit up as he goes along. It’s just that he doesn’t take criticism very well. Like, he literally cracks if you insult him.

The other thing about Janemba is: he never speaks. Yup, he’s a mute villain.

This makes some people think, “Oh, he doesn’t talk? Then he has no personality.”

And I saw that train of thought and went, “What if Janemba, mute as he is…had the same breadth of expressions as Crash Bandicoot?”

Both characters are mute! But that doesn’t stop them from having a personality! So I drew this character sheet as a proof of concept. Like, “Hey! Janemba can be expressive, too!”

He’s also just plain fun to draw for me. So if you want to see more of this guy, let me know and I will post more stuff.

That’s all for now. Thank you for checking this out!

You. Are. Awesome.

P.S. I’m live streaming on YouTube tomorrow at 1 pm EDT. Hope you can make it! I’ll be drawing commissions.