The final retro colored print with 80′s punk text from the show… Thanks to Lee Milewski for the assist on the awesome coloring job- it’s 1989 all over again with ART MIC, Youmex and Kenichi Sonada…. this print will be for sale at SETSUCON later in January (1/26-1/27) at the Penn Stater Convention Center in State College, PA.
Archive for Fantasy, Sci Fi & Comics
The inked version of my new anime artwork from Bubblegum Crisis- note the edits on Priss’s left leg (girl in the air) and the Gatling Gun is fleshed out a bit more. Overall this gave a classic pen and ink look to a very glossy anime subject- as a fan, I enjoyed seeing my work give a new take and style to something I am a fan of!
I am having this piece colored for fans to buy at SETSUCON in State College, PA in January (1/26-1/27)
One of the greatest OVA’s of All time from the late 80′s early 90′s- BUBBLEGUM CRISIS! Quick synopsis… Fetish Armored Girls fighting Terminator like robots with cool weapons… does it get better than that? I really wanted to get some original poses and cool angles to make the kinetic action from the show come to life in 2d board- and this piece really hit it after a few aborted tries. I love Priss in this flipped spread eagle pose and the close up Boomer from Ep. 1 “Tinsel City Rhapsody” with the gatling gun being absorbed into it’s arm just hits that Boomer look of menace that we loved on VHS when I first discovered it in 1992- hoping to get this inked soon in time to sell at Setsucon! The character models for Priss and Boomer Androids (original design by Art God – Kenichi Sonada) are below my pencil work- I wanted to get the characters as accurate as possible, but use no poses from the show or any other BGC art that was out there so I got the model sheets and ran with it and tried to avoid the great art that is out there to maximize my original vision of this incredible animation that I still love to this day 20 years later. Enjoy Anime fans- this is my first Anime based work- and as the Knight Sabers (the cute armored girls) say on the show- SANJO!!
This is a little sketch I did over Thanksgiving in Florida at my Neice’s 3rd grade class I sat in on 11/26/12 – it ended up being my Yag-kosha from Robert E. Howard’s ”Tower of the Elephant”- from his classic CONAN short stories… Im going to do a Conan Poster sometime… this might be a basis for it. Note- this was supposed to just be an animal drawing in a class with kids, of course I ended up giving it arms, since that is how I roll.
Some shameless self promotion to get the word out about my NOW FOR SALE Art Book- check out the awesome cover jam by lights out David Paul using his lettering and my artwork!
I present to you- the official press release!
Jason Lenox Unleashes Access to his Works in: ‘The Art of Jason Lenox, Collection 1’
State College, PA – (November 27, 2012) — Jason Lenox, a freelance illustrator, has put together his first art book: ‘The Art of Jason Lenox, Collection 1’. The pieces were selected by Jason Lenox himself and is a representation of the past two years of his artistic journey -combining comic art, concept art, role-playing game art, and pinups. Some of the pages are new pieces created for the book, and some are never before seen personal projects he is now ready to share with fans and collectors for the first time. ‘The Art of Jason Lenox’ is a mix of color and black and white illustrations throughout the 32 pages, quotes from the last year of reviews and press, and a new forward written by author David Paul. ‘The Art of Jason Lenox, Collection 1’ offers insight and a behind the scenes look into Jason’s creative process with his exotic, sexy and violent projects. The book and Jason’s artwork are available for purchase online at www.jasonlenox.com/online-store.
Jason Lenox is a freelance artist who resides in State College, Pennsylvania. Lenox specializes in india ink illustrations and sequential artwork. He also creates original comic books with his collaborators at ‘Ugli Studios’- www.thisugli.com. Lenox has done pinups for Viper Comics, The Aizan Demo project, Wyrlwynd’s Kantara Comic and was featured at the 2012 New York Comic Convention with a story published in Gray Haven Publishing’s Dark Anthology. In addition to his comic and freelance illustrations, Lenox currently serves on staff at The Central Pennsylvania Art Alliance, teaching sequential arts. Jason released his first full length color comic book, ‘UGLI Studios Presents #1′ in May of 2012. Visit www.jasonlenox.com to learn more and purchase his artwork.
This is the pinup that I have been working on for Wyrlwynd’s Issue #3 of their fantasy comic KANTARA. I have been lucky enough to meet Ron, Chris and Mike at events in our region (PA and NY) and we have been chatting about a pinup for a while- that time is now. Talking to Ron at NYCC- he told me- “Pick what you like and make it awesome from the first issue”. Well I did that, and picked out what I’ll call a ”Cat Lizard” with a solider riding it that Chris Campana designed. Knowing the guys were really going to roll out Dragons in the upcoming issues of the comic, I decided to pull my inner old school RPG self and juxtapose the two, Cat Lizard/Rider with a Dragon as an overhead background element. The Dragon is part turtle/crocodile/turkey- enjoy! The Lizard Cat that Chris made was sweet, and I really liked the design- so I tried to amp it up, and bring something new and exciting to the creature.
I’ve included Chris’s art from the book, my thumbnails as well as the finished pencil art below.
I hope all the Wyrlwynd and KANTARA fans enjoy my interpretation of Ron, Chris and Mike’s original creations!
Thumbnail #1 & Thumbnail #2….
Cat Lizard, Profile- by Chris Campana
Cat Lizard in Action!- by Chris Campana
The final inks for my Aizan: The Demo Pinup for Shawn Alleyne’s new project which you can find on Kickstarter. I changed up the back wall to make go higher beyond the filed of view to accentuate the height of the fall or jump from Aizan onto the soldiers below. The stark blank and whites really brought out the chiaroscuro effect I had been playing with on my experiment post the other week, this combined with the creative camera angle really plays well together. I really loved Aizan’s anatomy with the old school euro style inking, which makes it look fast and fluid (like the character) but gave it almost wood printing block look that I started building on with the cover to Ugli Studios Presents #2 (the wrap around American flag cover) – which if anything I was inspired to do from the classic artwork in the old “Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks” from my childhood, which all featured some incredible British pen and ink artists- so thanks to all of them for the memories and inspiration for my current work! I’m really excited and proud for Shawne, so I really wanted to give him something that would take his character, Aizan, and my work to another level in layout, perspective, anatomy, shading and inking, I feel I met my personal goals on this pinup!
This is a pinup that I am doing for Shawn Alleyne ‘s new project Aizan. Right now he is doing a kickstarter to raise money for the project “Aizan the Demo”, so I am contributing this pinup of the main character- Aizan, described by Shawne as “Rebel. Anarchist. Superhero. Savior. “Aizan, The original hip-hop sci-fi ninja superhero.” Shawne is a really cool guy that I have been lucky enough to meet at some of the conventions that I attend, and I am really honored to contribute to his project with this pinup. Some notes- I struggled with what the layout would be, and I settled on the top down view with the soldiers lit in a spotlight with Aizan in freefall. Not only does this give the piece some movement for the eye, the image also tries to tell a small narrative tale with this one image of the soliders discovering the vandalism on the wall, and the Aizan coming to attack them (simple, but something!) . Some of my ink experiments (see prior post) gave me some ideas to be more creative with my and shading- so look for alot of black that fades to the small lit circle in this to move the eye! Right now, Im challenging myself to get more creative with my point of view on projects and to get away from the straight on POV that is a crutch of sorts sometimes and to move my “camera” to different points in the picture. The genesis of this piece was doing one hyper extended leg (Aizan’s left leg) and I had that laying around for months, and when this project came up, I took the leg and built everything from it- sort of like Adam’s Rib creating Eve- I took the leg and built Aizan and her action environment in this pinup. Enjoy!
One of my new favorite comics to read is OGLAF which is published online weekly by Trudy Cooper and Doug Bayne- I highly recommend it, thanks to my Color Goddess Dani Kaulakis for introducing it to me! Trudy and Doug are super talented folks who are not only making a beautiful looking weekly web comic, but a really sharply written one as well that makes for a great read every time! I did this piece originally as one of my nude figure studies on 10/4/12, but when asked to do a charity piece of artwork for an auction, I modified my nude study into one of my favorite characters from OGLAF, ”THE MISTRESS”. It was simple process to add one of her classic outfits from the comic strip to the nude figure model, then I added her Deadly ”LASER FALCON” to complete the transformation into a complete OGLAF scene. I thought it was a fun take on two great characters to do them in my style and make them both a bit more realistic than their normal stylized cartoon forms. This original pencil piece will be at the ROCCON convention Ill be at later this month on 10/28/12, framed and on the selling block to raise money for Autism Research!
Jason’s Take on Mistress and Laser Falcon…
Doug and Trudy’s First appearance of Laser Falcon with The Mistress! (with all credit and Love to OGLAF!)
The final inks on the long running Death Goddess poster/pinup. If you are donating $30 to my Kickstarter for the ART OF JASON LENOX : COLLECTION #1- you will get an autographed print of this painstaking pen and ink illustration!