Saturday, September 16, 2006

Durge!

A lot of the readers never quite warmed up to this guy. I always liked him and thought he had real potential. My writer on OBSESSION, Haden Blackman, really liked him too and we did our best with him-- I think his big fight with Anakin was one of the more fun parts (at least for me) of the Clone Wars.



-B

15 Comments:

Anonymous Dayton said...

Beautiful!!! Durge was never given the respect in the Star Wars universe like he should have - definately one of my favorite characters to come out of the Clone Wars and I agree, the fight was awesome!

Dayton

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should do more of these black 'n' white drawings,
because they're awesome !

-Nestor

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian I love you doing Durge.

His final helmet reveal was awsome.

Just as ugly as his behaviour.

If you ever get chance please do us a Mask off shot!

I planned a back story for him and why he hates Mando's so much.

Basically they kept him in a jar on a shelf for a couple of thousand years lol.

Jamie.

2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah! VERY cool! Hey, speaking of the intersection of artwork and costumes (we weren't, actually, speaking of this, but hey...), have you ever seen the work of this guy? He did an incredible Durge costume:

http://www.paralada.org/Estonia_self/Estonia_htm/SWgeekhtm/DURGE_htm/Durge47.html

Sorry for the long link, but I think you'll love seeing the photos.

I agree with the comment above - these ink drawings you're cranking out are really great! Very evocative, and the strong blacks and white really lend impact.

- Carolyn

12:07 PM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

Hi Dayton,

Glad you agree about Durge. I think my eyes opened up even more after the Clone Wars cartoon came out-- it gave me an idea of how physically large we could go with him and still make him agile enough to take on the Jedi.


-B

11:56 PM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

Hey Nestor,

Yup, it's fun doing these black and white drawings. Most of these have been either commissions or sketchbook drawings. I'm an incredibly impatient artist so I do like how quick it is to do a sketch in ink.

Thanks!


-B

11:58 PM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

Thanks, Jamie. I think it would be really cool to have Durge appear in the KOTOR era and wreak havoc with the Mandos!

BTW, does anyone know how many Mandos there are in the KOTOR era anyways? 50K, 100K? More? I remember hearing that we weren't getting the look of the armor right, which I thought would be ridiculous for everyone to have the exact same armor. You need the variety to help differentiate them and so that both the artists and the readers don't get bored-- that's one of the reasons why all the Clone trooper armor looked so different in EP III.


-B

12:06 AM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

Hey Carolyn,

Cool costume! Always amazes me how accurate these things are.

You're an artist, aren't you? I can tell from some of your posts that you have a lot of insight on composition and design. Either that or your just very intuitive:)


-B

12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian,

I always wondered why Durge wore armour with the skull markings like Boba's.

My story has him finding this Mando armour in the workshop aboard a Mandalorian flagship.

After having worked on unscrewing the lid off his prison jar for a couple of millennia lol.

Carnage!

Jamie

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Brian!

Technically, I'm an artist! LOL! In that, I've been trained in science illustration and have had some work published in magazines, etc. But realistically, I'm not. I work in another field entirely these days, and haven't been active with my art in...er...far too long. :)

http://home.earthlink.net/~dinosbydesign/index.html

There's some old work on that page...

As for the Durge costume, that guy is one of the best costumers I know of, frankly.

Keep those awesome ink sketches coming, Brian! They're fantastic!

- Carolyn

4:51 PM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

Carolyn,

Great looking stuff with the Dinos! Thanks for the link.

-B

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're welcome! Thanks for looking! :)

So...when, out of curiosity, does your artwork return to the KOTOR comic (inside, I mean, not just the covers)...is it issue #10?

- Carolyn

11:12 AM  
Blogger BrianChing said...

Yup, I'm back on with #10!


-B

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool! I think these last issues have been great as well, but *really* looking forward to your return stint as the main artist. :)

- Carolyn

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Brian,

What a cover KOTOR #13 looks so cool. I wont say who is on it as I won't spoil for others. Only thing I will say is Zane's gauntlets look wicked.

Heres a link but beware of spoiler imagery!

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/comics/swKOTOR13.jpg&text=STAR%20WARS%20KNIGHTS%20OF%20THE%20OLD%20REPUBLIC%2013

Jamie G

7:59 AM  

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