Tuesday, December 05, 2006

DEXTER'S LAB Character Sketches


As I mentioned elsewhere on my blog, when I'd gotten the DEXTER job from DC, I did't feel comfortable drawing the characters "on model". So, I played around with their looks, trying to find my specific voice with their designs. I unearthed these this morning, my take on Dexter's parents.

8 comments:

toonamir said...

In my opinion, they look better than the model sheets. And I can say that about all your comics. The DeStefano voice boosts up every character, it’s so classy.

I loved your version of Jingle Belle, it looked more distinctive and graceful than any of her other designs. The layout, pace and action in the comic were awesome too, it was so fun to read, felt like a movie.

sdestefano said...

Very kind words, toonamir. Thanks very much!

Chris Battle said...

Your "off models" were always good with us, Steve! You and Wray rocked the DEX comix.

Marc Crisafulli said...

I liked how, in your hands,
Dexter's mom harkened back
to Wilma Flintstone
on a Hazelton Sunday.

keenan said...

i agree... these are definitely so much better than the real thing!!! =D

Mr. Semaj said...

I would've preferred if Dexter's dad looked more like he did in the earlier show.

Maxwell Atoms said...

If only I could get you to draw the Billy and Mandy comics "off model".

sdestefano said...

Maxwell--
speak with Joan at DC regarding that; I already did!
thanks for posting,
best,
Sde