Updating the girls looks for 2017 – I have it in my head that Sonya doesn’t get enough shine so you’re gonna see a lot of her this year cause she’s an awesome, complex character. If you could put her in a role she’s the heart of the team. She often wants everyone to do well and is pretty much everyone best friend. Although Darkly doesn’t really like her being so close to Emil – considering how Emil first met her I’m not surprised…
I’m in love with my new coloring style. When compared side by side with my old way of shading it looks… unbelievable. I’ve been shading my way for nearly 5 years but you learn something new everyday and sometimes it’s good stuff. Lines were done in ClipPaintStudio/Manga Studio – color and BG are photoshop
Sonya is featured in Illegal Tender and you can buy issue #1  here!!
Superfunkycalifragisexy is a Prince song 🙂
Finally finished this after playing around with it for days. None other than Del and Zen doing their thing or being super hot and super deadly. This is a bit of a companion piece to ‘Power Couple’. I gotta do an updated one of Sonya and Dark since their last non romantic pic was ‘Save My Love’ – which is available as a postcard print in the Square Store: https://squareup.com/store/illegaltender/
This is about a second before he realizes what his powers are doing 🙂
My poor darlings. I really want to do their prequel story but it’d be the saddest thing I’ve ever written – it would end where Illegal Tender begins… with them dying. But they’re so damn cute together. Here’s a tiny look at their first meeting and here’s a little story: Ellie begins work at the Agency as a resident physician and John of course falls head over heels in love at first sight. Who wouldn’t – Ellie is a total fox. And she’s smart. Plus his little unconscious love shocks don’t hurt her because she’s invulnerable. But Ellie knows who he is and is very wary. She eventually learns that he and his father are trapped within the corporation. When she learns about how old they really are it’s a little disorienting but by that time she’s in love with him.
I’d say Ellie is about 23 years old here. John is nearing 212 which is young for a being made of pure energy. His dad is nearly 500 years old ^^;
“… We’re causing quite a sensation”
Well well – while digging around in the basement I found the very first project folder for Illegal Tender and it contained the first (failed) pages of the comic and a hand written script about the first issue. Needless to say it’s come a long way since then. But the picture on the front of the folder was this very old picture
Not to toot my own horn but I’ve improved so much they hardly even look like the same group of people. Six years is a long time and my babies have come so far. Can’t believe the crew has been together that long
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Thought I’d start a thing since Twin Tuesday had it’s limits. Just little know things about The Crew
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This isn’t the whole page just the panels with the most improvement. I’m almost done!! Issue #2 is looking as good as I always wanted it to. But this page (like many others) needed some work. The first run was never as intense as I wanted it to be. It came off too… cute – like Emil and Erol were play fighting. Well now the pictures match the words of this page and I love it! It’s amazing what a slight change in posture will do to improve the intensity of a scene. I always though that last frame in the original made Emil look goofy instead of angry. I need to fix the shading on Erol’s hair in the first panel but other than that…
I never realized just how terrifying Emil must actually look to other people. He’s got extreme heterochromia and his eyes slant which make them look mean without even trying. But on top of that he’s got those huge canines and I don’t care who you are – when sharp teeth are bared it’s scary. So yes, you don’t want him pissed off at you. Add to that his skills you get one bad mofo! I love Erol’s transition from ‘vengeful’ to ‘scared’ – if anyone remembers this is after Alpha shows up for the first time and Erol wants to kill him but Emil pretty much tells him ‘it ain’t that easy’.
Issue #2 remaster coming summer 2016!
Issue #1 available NOW!!
Alternate title was “For Erol”. I was originally going to put Erol’s name on Luc’s guitar but this particular guitar is not the one Luc has in the comic. It’s based off a MTV unplugged performance by Prince in which he plays a purple acoustic guitar (you can still see it in my twitter feed on my main page). I DREW LUC!! If you caught the comic before I took it down for revamping this blue haired beauty is Luc Jones – Erol’s future husband He’s a secondary character in I.T. and I so rarely get the time to draw them. When I originally created Luc I knew I wanted him to be a musician with a very angelic voice and now his songs are going to be mostly about how much he loves Erol – with a bunch of dirty verses about his red haired muse. Although most people won’t realize he’s singing about another boy
People who actually know about guitars and music please don’t kill me – I actually have no idea about it at all. Not sure what kind of guitar he’ll actually play in the comic but I’m open to suggestions.
Still on my Prince trip – ‘For You’ was his first album