Strange Relationship

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These two – I swear. Their relationship is unique to say the least. They’re not as grossly romantic as Sonya and Darkly. But man do they love each other. Emil has never met a woman as intense as Lily. She loves to shoot. And she loves to train. There isn’t really anyone who can keep up with Emil until Lily comes along and they bond over her desire for revenge. And then once she’s gotta that revenge they just keep it up because why not. I’m glad I get to show their aspect of the relationship in the comic. Issue #3 shows him really teaching her and by Issue #5 they are go from being ‘frienemies’ to ‘sweet on each other’. Blink and you’ll miss it but the development is there… and then there’s what happened at the end of issue #6.

Anyway just a little something of these two that’s less cuddly. Nothing says ‘LOVE’ like kickboxing with your OTL without padding

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One Nite Alone

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Merry Christmas from the Illegal Tender Crew!!! I’ve been trying to draw this pic for so long it didn’t even start out as a Christmas picture. But since I finished it today I put in a digital hologram tree that Darkly designed. Kind of proud of the perspective on this – I did it on my own without help from the tools in CSP (mostly just to prove I could).

One Nite Alone is a Prince song
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Around the World in a Day

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Something I managed to do between cooking and shopping… and talking selfies if you follow me on instagram
Zen partaking in her favorite passtime – reading about her favorite superhero – The Flash. In a TPB of course. Zen loves the Flash because they have the same power and people love him. See Zen live in a world where people hate super powered people. She may be a speedster but she runs knowing she’s one step away from being locked in a jail cell for the rest of her life. But it doesn’t keep her from using her powers. Her mother taught her not live in fear. To be who she is no matter what. And Zen takes pride in the fact that no one can catch her. She can make it around the world in a day…

I wanted to add something else to this but I noticed too late that the perspective is off  Still love it cause look at that beautiful face.

Catch Zen in the pages of Illegal Tender

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Arboretum

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Sonya loves to fly. And she loves fall weather. I’ve stated before that she has a vast collection of cute socks and leggins and the fall is the perfect time to wear them. I’m very much like her in that respect – I actually have a purple pair of socks with little pom-poms on them but my animal print leggins are tiger striped, not leopard print 🙂 I liked her socks so much I left off her shoes! Just pretend she left them somewhere on that path below her. So if you see a random pair of boots in an Arboretum look up! There might be a psychic girl flying over head.

I’ve recently been told that my art is boring… Anons on tumblr are such helpful critics ain’t they? I assumed it was just some immature tool trolling me or some disgruntled novice. Either way, I accepted it as a challenge to be more dynamic with my work. Looking back I had fallen into a ‘portrait’ rut (everything was from the waist up, gradient background, 3/4 view, etc) and from now on I’m gonna flex to my abilities to the fullest extent. I looked up a ref for the background and doing simple things like added reflections on the water, diversity of the tree foliage, use of the blur etc – vastly improved the look.

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If I Was Your Girlfriend

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“I wanna be all of the things you are to me”

Good Lord I’ve been trying to finish this for a month. I sketched this out a while back and it kept getting pushed back by the comic. I first sketched Zen by herself wearing those pants back in January I think. And I spotted the perfect heels for Del just earlier today so got it done finally.

I always love the fact the tiny little Del is this super strong badass. Lifting her 5’9 girlfriend with ease. They are so precious – I’ve been thinking about how they actually meet in the comics. I had an old scenario but that’s null and void seeing how they’re not secret agents anymore. I’m thinking it’s after Del opens the bar and Zen comes in looking for a job. Del at the time is not being completely honest with herself and proceeds to be super awkward around Zen while she tries to get a handle on how she feels. Cause let’s face it, Zen is a freakin Goddess – long wavy hair, plump lips, thick runners thighs. Zen obviously sees Del’s confusion and makes the first move… yup she kisses her boss cause Zen don’t give a crap about what might have happened if she read the signals wrong. LOL

If I was your girlfriend is a Prince song (TLC did a cover in the 90’s)
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Glam Slam

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“This thing we got, it’s alive.”

Check out my girls – all decked out and ready to break hearts. I pride myself of getting their personalities to come across in stand alone pictures. Zen is flirtatious but kind of mean. Lily is cute but tough. Sonya is sweet and seductive. And Del is the boss – that’s all you need to know! I love my girls 🙂

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Uptown

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“It’s all about being free”

These two – I love drawing them. They’re just so night and day as far as style and personality goes. Their names are literally Sonny & Dark. And Darkly just loves his Sonya. He’s had girlfriends before but he didn’t really love them the way he loves Sonya. And Sonya loves her ‘gloomy bear’ – with his black Timberlands and scull shirts. If you love this couple then you don’t have to worry about anything happening to them cause they are my favorite and I’d never do anything to split them up 🙂

Uptown is a Prince song
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