Man it’s been a while since I drew Lily strutting her stuff. And there was this pair of boots that needed to be drawn so here we are. Still staying true to her old mission clothes look of a crop shirt and ankle boots. I love her in that lipstick – I’ve been wanting to branch out as far as their makeup goes for a while now. I was in a color rut with my current palette so I loaded a palette I haven’t used in years and sure enough that purple caught my eye. Coupled with the awesome lines I did in Clip Studio and my new color style I love his this came out!
PLECTRUMELECTRUM is an awesome Prince song and it fits Lily so well.
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… Or she’ll lay you down. Just the boss lady doing her thing of being the most intimidating 5’4, lesbian, jew there is.
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Laydown is a Prince Song
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
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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/
Oh Marco. Gorgeous Marco. So yeah following a theme in IT that everyone has awesome (older) brothers. Marco adores his baby brother – he taught Darkly everything he knows. He never minded when Darkly wanted to tag along with him and they go surfing together all the time. Marco isn’t without his faults – for one thing theres his flirting with Sonya or just any woman he comes across. And as seen in issue #5 he is rather rough and tumble with the diminutive Darkly. Plus he’s one of those guys that knows he’s fine af so he’s a bit egotistical. Like Darkly, Marco’s power is intelligence but his specialty is engineering – if you can think of something Marco can figure out how to build it and have it perform 10 different functions (Rita is mathematics and Vivian is science). I wanted to revamp him a bit – so far he’s only appeared in issue #5 – I wanted him to be darker like their mom but still favor Carlos in the looks department. His nose isn’t quite as bumped out as Darkly but they have the same widows peak, eyebrows and smile.
Can you tell that I get along with my older brother – it comes across in my characters doesn’t it? He’s a great guy and yes he’s freakin tall as hell. I’m about 5’8 and he towers over me at 6’2. I often find myself looking at his goofy ass just like Darkly is looking at Marco. Like how can you be so smart and be a giant doofus at the same time?
The full line of the title is from a Prince song called ‘Lady Cab Driver’ and it goes “This is for me not being born like my brother – handsome and tall.”
Oy man it has been forever since I’ve done a stand-alone with this much detail. Plus that water was hard to do (most of the time I do beach scenes the water doesn’t have to be contained). The last time I drew people in a tub was easily ten years ago. Maybe more. But I digress I’ve wanted to finish this pic since I sketched it a week ago at my temp job – something about being at work makes me wanna draw naked people. Sonya and Darkly are my favorite couple – not that I don’t love my other I.T. couples but there’s just something about Sonya and Dark that is so sweet. Sonya is the character that is most like me and Darkly… well everyone loves a confident man 🙂
You may be secure in your masculinity but you’re not Darkly-in-a-pink-flower-hair-tie-taking-a-bath secure. Not to mention that’s HIS bathroom their in. He already had the teak tub but Sonya decorated it and Darkly is totally fine with flowers and water color paintings. After all raspberry is his favorite color.
‘When 2 R in Love’ is yet another Prince song. It appears on both Lovesexy and The Black Album because… well Prince was complicated man.
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Took it to a poll and guess what won! Yup yup as promised here are the first pages of Issue #7: Murder Ink – they were completed and shelved over a year ago when Illegal Tender went into publishing hiatus. This is a very special thank you to all of I.T.’s loyal fans who have hung in there while I sort this thing out. It was one hell of a year. One hell of a shitty year but I want more positive vibes for I.T. in 2017.
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ISSUE #3 COMING SOON!!!