The custom theme I was using was having issues so I had to choose the least offensive pre-made theme that I could find. Not that anyone is paying attention (SINCE I NEVER POST ANYTHING) but I kinda hate how this blogggg looks now. OH WELL HAPPY NEW YEAR LOLOLOL
Okay, I know this looks bad…
I just caught up, and promised a post. And here I am not delivering. I know, it looks real bad. I had other art things I had to get done, which hopefully will be revealed some time in the next decade. HOWEVER! The post I want to put up is in good shape. It will be here. Soon. Ish. Like tomorrow night… exit, stage left!
The art of updating without updating…
(8 posts behind as of this writing)
I literally spent all my free time this week drawing/coloring pieces I’m really proud of… that I can’t show yet. However, that said, I spent my weekend watching movies and listening to podcasts whilst drawing/coloring stuff for blog posts. My goal is to completely catch up by Comic-Con (July 11), at which point I’m sure I will promptly fall behind again.
I could post a blog sketch now, but it has a companion piece, and I want to see if I can wrap up that one as well and post them together. Art soon, I promise!
Nothing to see here…
It’s frustrating when I’m actually working on stuff for stuff, but I can’t quite share it yet.
It’s also frustrating that earlier in the week I spent a night working on something for this blog, stepped back, realized it was utter garbage, and ended up scrapping it. (And trust me folks, I’m not a perfectionist, this was genuinely poop)
At some point in the near future, this blog will once again be updated regularly.
(6 posts missed, and counting)
… sick as hell and hacking up Lovecraftian horrors from my lungs. Service will resume shortly.
… I have a blog, don’t I?
I have been busy working on a thing, which eventually will be posted here. BUT NOT RIGHT NOW. Posts and make up posts will be posted here shortly. Apologies, as always, for the delay in service, dear readers.
Wow, I’m bad.
Yeah, apparently I totally forgot to post. I have been preoccupied by WonderCon all weekend–posting will resume shortly! REALLY!
I shall be with you momentarily…
A post is coming late tonight/early tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!
JASONBOT.COM starts here!
Please correct your bookmarks and readers as necessary!
Welcome to my new blog, now hosted on my very own domain: JASONBOT.COM!
You will find that all of the posts from my old blog have been imported to the new site–however they have not yet been altered, which means that some links are going to redirect you to the old site. My apologies for that! Over the next several weeks (possibly months) I will be working hard to make sure that the links in every single post are updated. I’ll also be overhauling the post tags/categories, and just generally trying to class the joint up. The details aren’t important, just stick around.
For those interested in a little background–I started my old blog on New Year’s Day of 2007, with a goal of posting 2 color sketches a week. I took about 6 months off in the latter half of 2010, however, by my calculations–adjusting for the the intensified posting while I was working on the Help the Cheerleader commissions–I still averaged roughly 2 drawings per week. So, with 5 years in the can on the old blog, it seemed like a good time to begin anew.
Whether you’ve been with me since the beginning, or only just stumbled upon this blog, thank you for reading! I hope you stick around for my nerdy scribblings and my geeky ramblings.
A special thanks to Kevin Church, who I obliquely referred to in my very first blog post, and who very generously worked his magic to create a blog template (for this site) that fit my needs and wants!
Okay, that’s all for now. Regular posting should resume this Tuesday. And off we go!
Happy New Year, you nerds!
Leftover Commissions! The Bat and the Breaker… and the repeats.
(Oh hey, I was supposed to start posting twice a week, wasn’t I? My holiday schedule has been a little crazy. To make it up to you, I’m posting a little extra today. ALSO, make sure you tune in on New Year’s day for another post and an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.)
So, here’s the part of the Help The Cheerleader commissions that I haven’t really talked about yet… in addition to the 108 commissions that I completed and delivered, a lot of people who requested commissions never answered my follow-up emails. Which is no big deal. But as it turns out, I still drew a lot of those commissions while I was waiting to hear back from people. In fact I finished like 30 of them.
The lesson here, kids, is never work on the project until you’ve heard back from the client/donor! Anyways, no harm no foul. I’ll be posting the leftover commissions over the next several weeks (possibly months), and at some point I will probably be selling them off. Stay tuned for details! For now:
From left to right:
ALSO… did I mention that within the leftover commissions, there were a few repeats?
From left to right:
The Batman sketch that was paired with Bane was the last of the 5 Batmans in this post. The 4 Batman sketches directly above are shown in the order that I drew them, from left to right. The general way I drew Batman (and in fact, all of the commissions), is patterned after a Batman that I drew earlier in the year. Y’KNOW, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN THAT SORTA THING.
That’s all for now. Please do tune in on New Year’s day for another post and the aforementioned IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Very Busy. Will post a blog later, probably during the weekend! Sorry for the delay!
Been sick all week, will post a blog tonight (Friday night)!
Big surprise, I’m late again!
Yeah, sorry, just a little overwhelmed with everything, will post something later this weekend, for really realsies. I have plenty of sketches finished, just need to make time to scan them!
For those interested in such things, the current status of Help the Cheerleader sketches is as follows:
– 11 commissions FINISHED and ready to mail out.
– 19 commissions inked and ready to be colored.
– 8 commissions pencilled and ready to be inked.
Be back later this weekend with actual art,
Quick message about blog updates…
Until I’m done with the commissions for Help the Cheerleader, I’m going to post multiple sketches on Friday, rather than posting single sketches on Tuesday and Friday. Come back in a few days for the first of the commission sketches!
Who’s got two thumbs and hasn’t posted a blog yet this week?
*gesturing to self*
Blog is painfully late, but will be posted tomorrow (Sunday).
In case you were wondering…
Time is in short supply. Work on vaguely referred to stuff continues. Come back for a real post late Friday or early Saturday. Word is bond.
Crushing sinus pain + cumulative sleep deprivation. Post will be up late Friday night or early Saturday. So swears J.Ho!
Big thanks to Brian Warmoth and Comics Alliance! And an apology for my terrible timing!
Brian Warmoth wrote a very generous article about this very blog over at Comics Alliance, which came completely out of the blue!
Please check out both Comics Alliance and Brian Warmoth’s personal blog:
I cannot thank Brian Warmoth and Comics Alliance enough for putting my art in front of so many viewers. But I will try: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
However, this means that I have chosen a terrible time to put the blog on hiatus, which I apologize for. Unfortunately current circumstances are what they are, so I’ll still need a bit of a break. Rest assured, that with encouragement like this, I will definitely be back sooner rather than later. See you soon, folks!
This isn’t "goodbye"… this is, "see you later, after an undetermined interval of time… probably."
With a heavy heart, I am putting this blog on temporary hiatus.
At the moment, I kind of feel like Life is stepping on my neck. I’m just a little too busy with the day-job, a little too burnt out overall, and a little too dissatisfied with some of the lazy posts I’ve been putting up. Plus there’s all the other stuff that goes on in life, miscellaneous things that I’m trying to work on outside of the blog, not to mention Comic-Con coming up next week… woof.
So I’ll be taking off an unspecified period of time, with the intention of refreshing my outlook, and renewing my dedication to this blog, and to my productivity in general. Before I go, I leave you with this:
Of course long-time blog readers will recognize this as a callback to a much older post. Sure, I might be a big baby who can’t take the heat… but at least I’ve improved artistically, right? I think it must be destiny for me to take a break–as I finished this drawing, I realized that I was in fact wearing that shirt.
Thank you for your patronage, Dear Reader. With any luck, I’ll be back soon.
For, Forer, Forest
Just had an itch to play with some color in Photoshop. This probably took me about an hour:
AND BY THE WAY: all image links are now officially fixeddd! Enjoy all the super nerdy drawings on my super nerdy blog, from the present day stretching back continuously into the ancient, ancient past of early 2007! Thank you for your patronage and patience.