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Crisis Models by philbourassa Crisis Models by philbourassa
Another Line up, this time a size comparison featuring Lex and the other characters from the opening teaser. I have gotten a few questions about the origins of Jedd Jarkus, the evil version of the Martian Manhunter. This is another case where I stayed really faithful to Bruce's original concept for the character. He had done a rough sketch for this guy years ago, when the script was originally being written as part of JL animated continuity, I just took his concept, and adapted it into my style for the film.
I believe it's a Warlord of Mars reference, BT loves him some classic pulp serial nostalgia.
I want to give some special props to one of my frequent collaborators, Jerome Moore, who joined me on this movie about a month into the design process. He brought a lot of skill and credibility to our little department, and helped me with the huge task of designing the characters.
On this sheet in particular, he took a really loose conceptual sketch I drew of the Jester, and turned it into the final model for the film. A lot of times he would take my rough, and the notes we got from our directors and apply the notes, which sometimes required a completely new drawing, creating the final model without losing the look or the vitality of the design I had created. He is one of the few designers I know who can blend into another persons drawing style, and disappear almost completely, while executing complex design challenges. He is a ninja chameleon.
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Lobonocturno88 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Wow
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TSG-Arakara Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Jester is a fun idea, although I remember something that I loved, from "Batman : the Brave and the Bold" : after his accident while fighting Owlman, after falling into a chemical bath, instead of becoming the Joker, he kept the costume of the Red Hood and became a good guy. That was a pretty cool idea, and the original Red Hood looks pretty cool.
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bobby-bullet-ohms Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
angeligue makes me think of a DC version of the angulus from the darkness
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hunterXIII Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student
So is that still the same Clark?
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anthonyadams97 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
 Yeah , he is put on there for every Justice League Crisis on Two Earths character sheet. Its a defult hes not really in THAT line
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BlueFve Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I like the design, I laughed at the Jedd Jarkus inside joke before even reading about it. Nice.
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craw27 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wow,totally diggin' the style! Love the flaming sword!!
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sasuke-is-number1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! I loved this movie
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ironman24gx Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
love this!!! this right here is amazing!!
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chukw Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Your gallery is a treasure trove- awesome stuff!
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AstriaOdinson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
J'edd J'arkus reminds me of one(or many, many more) of the characters in the movie John Carter..........
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xSouthStar Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
is angelique the bad form of hawkgirl?
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Raizo18 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
awesome work!!! awesome movie and thank you for making my child hood heroes look kick ass!!!!!, any tips for a noobie trying to get better?? im having trouble with the whole shading thing. fully luv your style philly!
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astrocitizen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
The Anti-Luthor and Joker were well-done, and the Jester was memorable despite his cameo appearance. The Ditko-ization of him was a good add-on to the character.

Speaking of memorable cameos, the same goes for J'arkas and Angelique, the former to pulp scifi fiends as myself.

Question -- as this movie had been planned for a part of the "Justice League" series a few years ago, shouldn't Angelique have been another of the CSA inner circle rather than a made woman?
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kamionero Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
The Jester was one of my favorite things in the whole movie!!! Loved him!
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Sketchfan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
you guys rally compliemtn each other,I get the sense of bruce timm's style and flair that we all know from the dc animated verse,but there's enough difference here to show your style
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Where there any characters you drew out that didn't make it into the final project?
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Moonpuppy607 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
I thought all the Green Martians were wiped out....
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sledgehammersubtle Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Love Angelique especially, will she appear in Young Justice?
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JPDeviantartist Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:
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uberbomb Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great the chick is just great this looks like the movie art is good
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uberbomb Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great the chick is just great this looks like the movie art is good
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Redmist81 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
U guys churned out one of the best movies in a while-lots to be proud of here!
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climbone Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
The J'edd J'arkus design is supposed to based on Tars Tarkus?
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
I just saw the movie and I liked it. Good thing it wasn't the DCAU movie it was planned to be because they wouldn't allow Firestorm and Black Lightning in it... suprise suprise those two were in it.

I felt my heart break a bit when Lex tells Harley the monkey that "The Jester's not coming back", especially since I know how much pets love their owners. Oh and I liked Jester since he's a heroic version of my favorite villian of all time, the Joker.

In Earth 3, it seems that Lex Luthor is just a bald Superman.
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MI-9000 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
jester was awsome i liked him
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wolfmoonxx02 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I really liked the jester dude, and was really disappointed when he died like...5 minutes into the movie :/ yeah...that kinda sucked. but I guess it makes sense. Anyway, Lex is looking good, the suits much more sleeker looking than the last design. J'edd J'arkus is kinda creepy looking, but overall I really liked these guys. Great movie.
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lex was pretty hot in this cartoon, glad you departed from that horrible green and purple suit.
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Jedd Jarkus is a very cool design.
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noirfreeman23 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
So is Angelique supposed to b an evil version of Hawkgirl?
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BlackroseSariaSan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Awesome. Are you gonna draw the rest of Lex's Justice League? ^^
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TheOneUnleashed Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I really like the look of Lex in this movie, the armour alone is just awesome
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gogols Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
looks like a green martian from barsoom lol jed jarkus thats john carters homie i just got that refrence and i watched this movie like 20 time lol i love princess of mars i have it on my ipod. only 99 cents thats a woop!
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tarunbanned Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
u did the character models as well? amazing! i have to say out of all, i liked j'onns counterpart the most. He looks like the alien side that jthe martian hides.
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Galistar07water Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, the irony. Angelique really reminds me of Hawk Girl, yet she is far from angelic. :rofl:
Great design!
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GoseiGreen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Angelique is meant to remind you of Hawkgirl, it's her counter part from another dimension
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rerewolflover Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
omg the joker and harly had a baby -points at jester- lol sorry just what he reminds me of xD im a bat man addict >3>
any way these are all really cool 8D
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ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Wow, cool designs for them all.
You did the Planet Hulk stuff too?
So you are allowed to work on DC animated stuff and Marvel?
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JazylH Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Your designs never cease to impress! I'm especially digging that Lex Luthor.
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StephenBJones Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Romey-sensei is indeed awesome, even if he forgets i inked over his stuff! ;)
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MatthewB3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Mr. Moore is a beast. I'm glad you posted these.
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Seeso2D Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
love them all..Lex Luthor looks amazing!
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Chizel-Man Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great designs all around:nod:
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome J'edd J'arkus design! :o
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gwdill Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Excellence!
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TeenTitansMan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Don't recognize anyone other than Supes or Lex, but to see an evil version of J'onn is admittedly enticing. And if the Jester is anything like the Joker, then he should be entertaining.

Don't mean to make presumptions; just observations. ;) Anyway, on to your next lineup.
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kilian777 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
They couldn't have just run with the Jokester idea? man...oh well, whatever. Movies probably just as good with the Joker in...primary colored tights....
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philbourassa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Don't worry, he dies right away.
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VictoryHero Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow dude that's cold lol.
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WilsonWJr Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Why did they opt to still go with the bald Lex? I was looking forward to seeing him with the curly fro and beard. I assume it had to do with recognition ability.

Great job on these kind Sir!!
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