Thursday, April 28, 2005

Nightstar by Jan Duursema


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Originally uploaded by waffyjon.
OK, this and the accompanying color version will be the last of these posts for a few days (tonight, I hope to do a blog entry concerning the current comics I'll be picking up later this morning).

Again, this was done at the 1986 San Diego ComicCon... this was actually the first of the two sketches that Jan did for me, and I chose her for it because I loved the way Jan drew women in Arion, Lord of Atlantis.

I'd always had a difficult time drawing Nightstar's hair prior to getting this done... I knew I wanted her hair to be very long (it originally had been shorter, in keeping with her visual appearance being influenced greatly by Sal Buscema's work, especially when he drew Moonstone in The Incredible Hulk), and it was a challenge to draw it longer... Jan really nailed it perfectly, and I've used her technique ever since (unfortunately, the past 10 years or so, I've drawn less than I ever have before in my life, and every time I try to get going on drawing again, something seems to happen to break me off of doing that).

Details on Nightstar as a character in the next post!

Jon

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