Saturday, December 22, 2007

THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG?

Ok, now this was something I mean to post after I saw the HEROES season 2 finale.

As I've mentioned previously, when I shoot photo reference of the characters, I really try and get inside their heads. I study their personality, body language and their character to figure out how they would react and act in each situation that the writers have given me to draw. Sometimes it's tough, sometimes it's easy. Sometimes I make a bad call and stray from what I later realise how the character would react, but sometimes... sometimes I hit the nail on the head.

Even though Roadkill obviously came out before the season 2 finale, I would never hope to presume that what I drew here informed Zachary Quinto's performance nor Allan Arkush's direction. Rather, I like to think of it as another time when I managed to nail down a character's performance in my own mind. In some weird or wild way, I managed to tap into the performance subconsciousness that is Sylar.

I'm pretty happy about that. It's not a brag, nor a boast. Just a pleasing observation that I made the right call:

6 comments:

Ororo_Munroe said...

Just another reason any company would be lucky to have you working for them.

CurlyMarie said...

Hooray for art imitating life! Or...er...life imitating art. Or something like that.

I still think that "Roadkill" is one of your best pieces. Maybe it's just because I'm sort of, you know, partial to Sylar. Or maybe the art's really great. One of those things. ;)

Ororo_Munroe said...

(¯`*.¸¤*·-:¦:-·:*'''''*:·-:¦:-·*Have happy and safe Holidays! Thank you for supporting SArmy & the Give LifeFoundation!*·-:¦:-·:*'''''*:·-:¦:-·*¤¸.*´¯)

CurlyMarie said...

I'm not sure what day it is in Australia right now (who can keep up with the time zones?!), but Merry Christmas to Jason and to all of the readers of this blog.
:)

Joe said...

As soon as I saw the scene, I thought of your work in "RoadKill"

Much props.

jasonb said...

ororo: aw... shucks. I need everything I can get in my corner. Happy new year to you too!!!

curly: Re-reading them all, I actually think Roadkill is my best. But I think mainly cos i got to work with a great character and play with so many others. It all was the one that fit the tightest into actual continuity and I dug that.

Curly: Thank you! And right back atcha!

Joe: If I could send out checques (checks) you'd be right near the top of the list for that comment. =)