Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Proofs on the way!

Hello Guys
Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be receiving printing proofs for the first two issues with in the next couple of days. I can't wait to see what the artwork looks like in actually physical comic book form!
On another note I finally got to draw a new character that has only been a character design on a sticky note next to my night stand...was that a run on? onto the pages of issue 3. Here he is I hope you guys dig him!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kickstarter Success!

Hey Guys

We did it, the goal has been met and acceded! I will be concentrating now on getting this 3rd issue done over the next month, and before we know it the first issue will be going to press!
Here’s another snippet from the 3rd issue!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hack and Slashing my way into the 3rd Issue!

Hey Guys

Just wanted to do a quick update, I am well into the 3rd issue and I am having so much fun!  This issue begins to show the real scope of this story and you’ll see that immediately in the first couple of pages.
Here is a little snippet panel from one of those pages, I hope you guys dig it!
On a side note the Kickstarter is almost over, if you want to pre-order or simply share the link on your face book that would Rock! I’ll just thank you in advance for that ^_^ Kickstarter


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Third Issue

Hey Guys

I'm keeping my fingers crossed but it looks like the Kickstarter is going to be a success! Don't forget that every little bit counts.

As I promised in the Kickstarter updates I will be posting a few pages to tease you with, from the 3rd Issue. I hope you dig this first sneak peak!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kickstarter Update - Half way to goal!

Happy Friday 

I am very happy to say we have pushed past the halfway mark and are well on our way to making goal! I want to thank you guys again for backing and getting the words out to all your friends, sharing the project on your facebook has made a huge difference so keep it up!
Progress on the books is going great! I am finished with the first two issues and getting my hooks into the 3rd issue as I write this! I hope you guys are as pumped as I am!
Look for several teaser images of the 3rd issue starting this month!

Thanks again guys!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kickstarter Launched!

Hey Guys

The Kickstarter has Launched! Check out the promo video, spread the word!

Click here Video

Thanks so much for your support!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Issue Number 3 Cover Reveal

Hello Everybody

I don't normal draw a cover before an issue is at least 5 pages away from being complete, but I need to have at least 3 covers to show for the upcoming Kickstarter Commercial. Whats that mean to you? Well it means you get to see the cover art  for the first three installments!

I hope these are getting you guys excited, thanks for dropping by and for all your support!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Issue Number 2 Cover Reveal

Hey Guys

I wanted to share the cover of issue 2 with everyone. The kickstarter should begin at the end of the month and issues 1 and 2 are ready to go! I hope this gets you guys excited about the project and the kickstarter!

Thanks for your support!

Friday, October 21, 2011

The October Update!

Hey Guys!

I can’t believe I’ve gone almost the whole month without posting an update! But I have a good reason, issue 2 is a few pages from being complete, and my good friend Brandon and I have been working on my Kickstarter commercial! I am very thankful that he is lending his talents to this project and can’t wait to share it with you guys!

Anyways here’s a little panel sneak peak from one of the last pages of issue 2, I hope you guys enjoy it!


Friday, September 30, 2011

Redraw Dat Page!

Hey Guys

Last post of September the 2nd issues only a few pages away from being done! Im on Page 15 right now and this is the 2nd time that I've totally completed the line art only to lay it all out on the page and realize it just doesn't work.  The old me would have been frustrated at having to redraw a whole page, but I've found that it comes out so much better the 2nd time around that its totally worth it, plus drawings fun! Anyways here are two of the panels I've redraw for page 15 I hope you guys dig em.

p.s. please excuse my crap iphone photo. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What Chall Doin over Dare?

Fun little panel from one of the last pages of the flash back sequence in issue number 2. Which only has 7 pages left! I hope you guys like it.

Also I'm trying to get more followers. If you guys like what you see hit the little follow button or subscribe button, Thanks!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Progress Panel

I've heard several people say they like how the colored section of the panel looks without the line art on top, ha! Not sure how to take that But I do enjoy the way they look too. Anyways Here's a little line art to finished panel preview.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Heroes Character Sheet

Heroes character sheets, these are the main heroes from the mini series, you'll get to know them well over the six issues. I hope you guys dig em.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Character Designs Villains set 2 of 3

Hey Guys
Here is the 2nd set of Villains. You guys probably notice the little back buttons on the bottom left of each card, these are actually going to be for my upcoming website, so consider them a double sneak peak ha! I hope you guys enjoy them!

Thanks for stopping by guys!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Character Designs - Villains set 1 of 3

Villains set 1 of 3

I will be posting head shots of the main characters appearing throughout the miniseries.  My first installment will be the first of several waves of villains.  I hope you enjoy the sneak peak of things to come.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Climb the Tower

Climb the Tower

This is going to be the last preview from the “Flashback” section from issue 2 (don’t wanna give away too much). I had a great time making this page, really fun! I hope you enjoy it and will tell others to check it out!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Page 10 revealed

Hey Guys

Page 10 is completed (sans wording) I hope you guys enjoyed the sneak peaks!

Thanks for checking it out guys!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Earth, Wind, Water...er Lightning, wait what?

TGI its a new post! Here is the 2nd, 3rd, 4th...sigh and 5th panels from page 10. 
This is a sequence showing the different kinds of magic being learned.

I hope you guys enjoy them.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Shhh...It's a kind of Magic

Did anyone get the Highlander reference?...

Anyways here is the first panel from Page 10, the flash back sequence is carried over from pages 8 and 9.

I hope you guys dig it!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Flash Back Pages Continued…

Here is the 2nd page of the flashback sequence from the 2nd issue, I had a lot of fun doing the night time panel on this one, and was challenged doing the smoldering city scene. All in all I had a lot of fun with this page and I hope you guys dig it!

Thanks for checking it out!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Flash Back Pages...

This is the first of  5 Black and White Flashback Pages (well shades of blue). I'm almost done with it, anyway I wanted to upload it to kick off August. I hope you guys dig it!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Art and Inspiration

Well…I love animals which is one of the reasons I choose animals instead of humans to tell this story. Here is a side by side, of the artwork for a character in the 2nd issue and the real life animal that inspired it. Unlike the artwork this Orangutan seems to have such kind and very human eyes.

I hope you guys enjoy!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sneak A Peak Week Continues…

Hey Guys 

Sorry for the delay, I’ve been sick the past couple of days, and didn’t have a chance to upload the new panel Thurs.  Anyways thanks for checking in and for your continued interest.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sneak a Peak Week Continued…

Hey Guys

Day 2 of the sneak a peak panels for page 5. I am showing them out of order so it may be a little hard to follow…Anyways I hope you guys enjoy it!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sneak Peak Week Begins...today!

This week I will be previewing little snippets of each panel from page five. Entry 1 will be Thane’s first appearance in issue two. I hope you guys enjoy!


Friday, June 17, 2011

All tangled up…

Hey Guys

Just wanted to post a little preview of issue 2 in progress, I haven’t added the lettering to this page yet but it’s been done for a while now and I wanted to post something since I haven’t put any artwork up in a while.  I hope you guys dig it!

Thanks for dropping by and don’t for get to hit the little “follow” button so I know your guys are interested!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Surprise Surprise…

Here’s a fun scene from one of the pages of issue #2.  (Panel in Progress)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Who's Ready for a body massage?

  Hey Guys Issue number 2 is under way and Press kits are being assembled to send out for hopefully publishing the series. (Say a prayer for us ^_^)

  Anyways here is a fun little sneak peak at a panel in progress from issue #2.

I hope you enjoy!
 - Jase

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lasher - Colored Character Design

Here is the colored version of "Lasher" the creepy little Chameleon villain featured in Issue's 1 and 2 of the Kingdom. I hope you guys dig em!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

SNEAK PEAK: Chameleon Villian Character Design.

Here’s a little sneak peak of a chameleon villain character featured in Issue #1.  He features the power to virtually disappear and has a chain mounted mace for a tongue, fun a?  Look for a colored version of this creepy little guy in a future blog entry. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Sketchbook Entry

Hello Guys

The first issue is still being edited but should be done by the end of the week. I have page 1-5 sketched out for issue #2 which will reveal this guy, the main villain of the mini series. He won’t have any super powers so to speak of, but instead will have the power of influence over others.  He has a silver tongue if you will.

This is another character design from my sketchbook that was colored in Photoshop afterwords. I hope you guys dig him! An as always thanks for checking out my blog!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Character Designs

Here are two character designs for villains appearing in the second issue of the Kingdom. These are just colored line art from my Sketchbook hence the missing legs and feet. I'm tempted to just add some legs on here looks odd ha!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Branding the Kingdom

In this post, I wanted to feature the Logo for "The Kingdom". Being a graphic designer myself, I know the importance and power of a logo that stands out and is instantly recognizable.  So I began playing around with logo ideas around page 15 or so. I did a little comic book cover research and finally after 4 variations I decided on this final version. I hope you guys like it!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Kingdom Issue #1 Cover Art

Good Morning Guys

Well issue number one is complete and in the editing stages. However, I have finished the cover artwork and would like to share it with you. I should note that I did have a place holder "cover" in an earlier post, this is the completed final version. I hope you enjoy, let me know what you think!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Digital Coloring: From line art to Finished Product

Here's a fun look at the life of a drawing: From line art, to colored layer and finally to the combined finished image. I hope you guys enjoy!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Chronicling the creation of my comic book project “The Kingdom”

I’ll start with a quick intro and get down to bizzness…

Hey guys! My name is Jason Bienvenu. I am an Artist from Lafayette, LA. I have been working on a comic book project that was written and illustrated by me for fun. I’m in the process of coloring the last couple of pages for the comic book and wanted to give a little preview of what I had so far. 

What does that mean for you? Well, it means you’ll get a fun sneak peek of a few random pages from the comic. I hope you enjoy and leave happy time feedback…