Lately, my main focus has been working on commissions and freelance art in an attempt to pay my bills and build a name. Not surprisingly, though, I spend some of my free time thinking about new ideas (in addition to refining existing ones) to keep my creative machine well-oiled.
Somewhere in the holiday rush, I came up with an odd new idea in the form of "The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston" (a working title). I don't know where it came from. It just kinda materialized.
"Super-Gay" follows the exploits of Ross Boston, a gay 20-something living in an unusual city where the extraordinary is considered ordinary. One night while searching for a job on Bobslist.web, Ross means to click on the "art and design" category but inadvertently clicks on "adventure" instead. He is drawn in by an ad seeking a person to join the Bobslist Adventure Crew, a group of individuals who answer the call of the downtrodden in need of adventurous specialists.
Enter Wizard Wayne, leader of the Bobslist adventure division (located in a palace on top of the Bobslist HQ building), who hires Ross to join the team consisting of Brenda Stacey, 80's workout video instructor accidentally transported to present day through the use of a VHS time machine, and Sassquatch, outcast from the Quatch planet of Sasquatchewan, super-flamboyant and aloof but a good strong-arm.
Ross meets opposition in the form of his cranky, emotionally-abusive boyfriend, Bryan Goddard, and his nosy sister, Miri (not pictured), both fueled by jealousy.
As for Blue Baroness...well, I'll talk more about her at a later date.
Anyway, that's the new idea! It's weird, I know. I guess it's sort of fueled by my desire to have a comic hero that is gay but not a porn star. (I'm joking...sort of...)
As for the actual method used to make these character images, they were made in Photoshop using the pencil tool and don't take very long to create. I think I had four of them finished in one day, and that was between plans. I am considering offering simple, background-free character art done with this method as an affordable commission option, since I understand my prices are a little steep for many people. Have any thoughts on that?
Okay, enough, this description has gotten out of hand. Let me know your thoughts on these characters!
Adobe Photoshop CS.
"The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston" and all related characters are (c) me, Drew Green. These images are not for use in any way, shape, or form without my permission first.