Monday, February 8, 2010

Venture Bros Season Finale

Well, its that time of year again, folks. The end of another season of Venture Bros and possibly the end of an entire show. I do hope not but that's up to the big guys, isn't it?

Anyway, I'm usually busy in the revision department but for some reason, known only God... and Jackson Publick... oh and our producer Rachel Simon and possibly the cleaning lady, I've been asked to help finish the storyboard for the season finale. Luckily I won't be storyboarding from scratch but rather storyboarding from Mr. Publick's thumbnail drawings. This is a huge bonus, let me tell you. And even so, I'll have to brush up on my storyboarding skills because as much as I adore these characters, they can be a bitch to draw sometimes.

So onto the reason for this blog. Well, it's to thank GOD, for our season 3 storyboard guru, Mr Stephen DeStefano. He left us with some beautiful characterizations to work from and not only did I use them religiously throughout season 4.2 but I shall also be relying heavily on them for the coming weeks.

As nothing like this previously existed, I pieced these together from the storyboards of season 3 and 4.1 episodes that Stephen worked on to help us in the revision department for 4.2. This is also my first draft of the character sheets and each have grown considerably since.

Now I know that every artist who has worked on this show brings life to these characters in their own special way and that is very much appreciated by all of us, believe me.
And I also know that these specific pages that I'm posting here are not the be all and end all of Venture Bros characterization but there is just something about them that I really adore.
And I also know that I'm married to the man but God dammit stop judging me and just take a look at 'em!


(I especially love the Billy and Treister expression sheets).

That is all!
x Shivers