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RETROSTAR Set to Blast Off!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 26, 2015, 5:02 PM

I'm very pleased to share with you this press release from Spectrum Games about the upcoming RPG Retrostar! As most of you know, I have been designing characters and creating artwork for the game for almost a year now and I can't wait for the game to finally debut.  Whether you're an RPG fan, a sci-fi fan or simply a fan of my artwork, please give it a try!  


9660842 by BrentJS

                                        
While most people associate the 1970s with disco, polyester, feathered hair and eight-track tapes, many of us were far too busy being enthralled by the unprecedented amount of sci-fi programming on television to even notice those things. The television landscape was rife with these shows, from all the primetime series to the Saturday morning kid-vid fare. And that was just fine by us. 

Those days may be long gone, but the shows still live on in our hearts and memories -- shows about the doomed human race attempting to escape its robotic oppressors; shows about a time-tossed astronaut making his way in a future world; shows about the occupants of a moonbase on an unwitting journey when the moon itself gets knocked out of Earth's orbit; shows about an individual who was rebuilt into a bionic man to be better... stronger... faster; shows about scientists traveling across the post-apocalyptic wasteland in a futuristic RV to find remnants of civilization and to help rebuild it.

These are the shows that -- despite their campiness, hit-and-miss acting and limited budgets (or perhaps partly because of such factors) -- have stuck with us for decades. With Retrostar, you'll relive all the magic and excitement of the sci-fi shows of yesteryear, right at your game table.

As with all of Spectrum Games' RPGs, Retrostar's game system will go to great pains to slavishly emulate every nuance of the source material! When playing it, you'll feel like you are starring in your own 1970s-era sci-fi television show! And that's just groovy! 

1279542 Orig by BrentJS

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RETROSTAR Set to Blast Off!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 26, 2015, 5:02 PM

I'm very pleased to share with you this press release from Spectrum Games about the upcoming RPG Retrostar! As most of you know, I have been designing characters and creating artwork for the game for almost a year now and I can't wait for the game to finally debut.  Whether you're an RPG fan, a sci-fi fan or simply a fan of my artwork, please give it a try!  


9660842 by BrentJS

                                        
While most people associate the 1970s with disco, polyester, feathered hair and eight-track tapes, many of us were far too busy being enthralled by the unprecedented amount of sci-fi programming on television to even notice those things. The television landscape was rife with these shows, from all the primetime series to the Saturday morning kid-vid fare. And that was just fine by us. 

Those days may be long gone, but the shows still live on in our hearts and memories -- shows about the doomed human race attempting to escape its robotic oppressors; shows about a time-tossed astronaut making his way in a future world; shows about the occupants of a moonbase on an unwitting journey when the moon itself gets knocked out of Earth's orbit; shows about an individual who was rebuilt into a bionic man to be better... stronger... faster; shows about scientists traveling across the post-apocalyptic wasteland in a futuristic RV to find remnants of civilization and to help rebuild it.

These are the shows that -- despite their campiness, hit-and-miss acting and limited budgets (or perhaps partly because of such factors) -- have stuck with us for decades. With Retrostar, you'll relive all the magic and excitement of the sci-fi shows of yesteryear, right at your game table.

As with all of Spectrum Games' RPGs, Retrostar's game system will go to great pains to slavishly emulate every nuance of the source material! When playing it, you'll feel like you are starring in your own 1970s-era sci-fi television show! And that's just groovy! 

1279542 Orig by BrentJS

=====================>>>>>>   Retrostar one-sheet

RETROSTAR - Jungle Jaena and Buddy Bigfoot by BrentJS
RETROSTAR - Jungle Jaena and Buddy Bigfoot
I created this artwork for Spectrum Games' upcoming retro-70s sci-fi role-playing game RETROSTAR. This is Jungle Jaena and Buddy Bigfoot, two characters I originally created back in high school that I felt would work well as live-action Saturday morning TV adventurers.  

Given the limited budgets of 70s TV shows, I kept the scenery sparse, with ferns in the foreground, a common tool used to add depth when filming on a sound stage.  Note that Buddy is a "guy in a suit," so the costume has seams, a zipper and plastic, bugged-out eyes (the "actor" would actually be looking out of the meshed-over mouth hole.
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Captain America: Freedom is Not Free by BrentJS
Captain America: Freedom is Not Free
Captain America, pausing during an intense battle with Nazi forces to remind us all that freedom comes with a price. 

I was inspired to revisit  this old Captain America drawing after seeing the  "Before and After" meme .  I used the original background because it held up quite nicely and simply added fire and lighting FX.  Cap's one of my favorite heroes so I had a lot of fun with this one. 

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The quote is from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Captain America (c) Marvel Comics
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Draw This Again Meme - Captain America by BrentJS
Draw This Again Meme - Captain America
I thought it would be a fun and educational experience to try out this "Before and After" meme on an old piece that, now, is quite an eyesore. It turned out to be a very rewarding project.  I tried to keep the "after" version as close as possible to the original, even retaining the original scales.  Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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RETROSTAR - Captain on the Bridge by BrentJS
RETROSTAR - Captain on the Bridge
I created this artwork for Spectrum Games' new retro-70s sci-fi role-playing game RETROSTAR. My editor titled it "Captain on the Bridge," but I like to call it "Gen. MacArthur...in...spaaaaaaace!"
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RETROSTAR - 'Ace' in the Cockpit EMERGENCY by BrentJS
RETROSTAR - 'Ace' in the Cockpit EMERGENCY
I created this artwork for Spectrum Games' new retro-70s sci-fi role-playing game RETROSTAR.  This scene depicts my character Christian Celsius Xavier White, better known as 'Ace,' from my creator-owned series INFiNiT, piloting a repurposed space ship. In this variation, the interior cockpit is lit in red to depict an "emergency lighting" sequence, e.g., an incoming attack.

In keeping with the '70s TV show theme, the cockpit does not have glass, as it would have reflected the stage lights.  Likewise, the pilot has an easy-to-slip-on helmet and bare hands to save time on wardrobe changes.

Here's the non-Emergency Lighting original.
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RETROSTAR - Christian 'Ace' Xavier in the Cockpit by BrentJS
RETROSTAR - Christian 'Ace' Xavier in the Cockpit
I created this artwork for Spectrum Games' new retro-70s sci-fi role-playing game RETROSTAR.  This scene depicts my character Christian Celsius Xavier White, better known as 'Ace,' from my creator-owned series INFiNiT, piloting a repurposed space ship.

In keeping with the '70s TV show theme, the cockpit does not have glass, as it would have reflected the stage lights.  Likewise, the pilot has an easy-to-slip-on helmet and bare hands to save time on wardrobe changes.
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Boltz Engineer Areden Pettibone by BrentJS
Boltz Engineer Areden Pettibone
Here is an unobstructed, unfiltered look at Boltz Engineer Areden Pettibone, created by my bro, Al Sprecher.  The character will be appearing in Spectrum Games' RETROSTAR RPG.

Check out the final image here.
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DavidMartinDeManuel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing drawings!! I also like superheroes. Keep like that!! And if you want see my DA, it is not to good but I am starting.
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BrentJS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!  I love superheroes!  Always have!  I appreciate all of the :+fav:s and the comment. 

I checked out your page and your artwork needs some work, but your social and political commentaries are pretty exceptional.  Remember: We all start at the beginning and none of us take the same path.  I, myself, have soooooo much to learn it can be overwhelming at times.  Keep drawing!
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DavidMartinDeManuel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'll keep drawing!
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A-M-A-P Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Can you give me you're thoughts on me piece ? 
I Am Death
And I also fav'd some of your wonderful work, sent you a Llama and became a watcher!
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BrentJS Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure, you bet, just did!  Thanks for the nice comment, the badge and for watching!  More to come!
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RazorxBladexPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] your art has been featured in my daily journal! :)
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BrentJS Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool!
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EpiQDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Hey!..umm I'm looking for an illustrator to
turn
my pencil drawing into illustrations. Its not that
difficult just a simple drawing I made but would
love it to be turned into an illustration and I lack
the skills to make it myself
Promise less than an hours work
So Please. If you're not to busy please email me if
you interested or if you have any qestions
epqtriad@gmail.com
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VicDemise Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You might like my "Rusty venture The Musical" picture.
I don't have a paid account here, so i can't see your comments...I am on Facebook though. Nice work!!
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BrentJS Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for stopping by. You've got cool stuff, man! Welcome to DA!
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BrentJS Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
So excited! Currently working on the cover to the new Capes, Cowls and Villains Foul superhero RPG from Spectrum Games!
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BrentJS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, Comic-Con came and went far too quickly this year...
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
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Mondless Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist
You're welcome
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ChangeWHQ Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! back.
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