“There’s never a minute that eye find , That you don’t ever cross my mind”
Man I haven’t drawn Darkly by himself in a minute. It’s difficult finding poses for him. He’s not an action guy like Emil. Darkly is plenty sexy but in a different way. His vocabulary is bigger than his muscles. And he spends most of his time behind a computer keeping his fellow supers off the Agency radar. It a stressful job but luckily he has Sonya to… relax him. This pose was easy enough – I didn’t realize all the angles it had tho when I found the ref. And then all of his objects had to fit into it. Luckily CSP had content paradise and it save my life with it’s posable 3D objects. I haven’t done 3D in years so figuring out the controls was fun.
I love how this came out. I just wish you could see the message on his phone clearer. It’s from a contact that he’s labeled: ‘Amor de Mi Vida’ which translates to ‘Love of my Life’. And all the message says is “I miss you. Come to bed.” Needless to say Darkly calls it a night after getting this message 😀 I say this every time but I absolutely love that Darkly wears a necklace with Sonya’s name on it. They’re my favorite couple cause they do cute stuff like that. There is actually a major spoiler in this pic and it’s very much in plain sight.
The words on the wall behind him are the lyrics to ‘U’re gonna C Me’ by Prince (he wrote his lyrics in short hand all the time, he was so precious)
Darkly was made by me and you can buy his comic here!!
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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“Color you peach and black – color me taken a back. BABY!”
Sonya and Darkly cause I haven’t drawn them together in a long time. And I love illustrating how different they are from each other. Especially when it comes to their ‘club’ look. A lot of people don’t think of Darkly as a big dancer but he damn sure isn’t gonna let Sonya dance alone. Plus all he really has to do is stand there while she does her thing. This was originally going to be them in a park or something until I remembered the video to U Got the Look is actually a stage performance made to look like a club. I gave Darkly a summer hair cut cause it’s friggin hot here!
U Got the Look is yet another Prince Song
I don’t draw Darkly nearly as much as I should. This is his first cover in a good two years, maybe more. Darkly is just so cool. Everyone thinks the smart character has to be shy, meek, or stuck up. Not my Darkly. How did you think he landed a hottie like Sonya – little Dark has serious game on and offline
Actually I just fell behind here ^^; These are the next three pages of I.T. To see today’s page visit Illegal Tender’s Tapastic page: http://tapastic.com/episode/112447
Damn, Alpha – that was an all expenses paid ‘guilt trip’ you just sent Del on. I’ll say this the man knows how to get to people. Forget energy manipulation, regular manipulation is his super power. BTW Del’s berserk button is mentioning Ellie. The woman was her best friend and Del is still a little hurt that Ellie didn’t trust her enough to tell her about her kids. But she understands now why Ellie was so fearful that someone might find out about them. I still don’t know how she hid two pregnancies – one of which was twins – but I’m thinking she’s always been a bit of a recluse so maybe she made the excuse of getting another masters degree and took 4 years off from work to have her babies.
Moving on to the lower panels – Darkly and Sonya are so cute aren’t they. Who knew a punk-goth like Darkly could be so… goofy. But I try not to stereotype personality wise. Plus Sonya’s sunny disposition is rubbing off on him. Might change after a day of fixing computers. And suddenly Lily is there!
Happy Valentine’s Day – have a cute picture of Darkly 🙂
I decided not to be bitter. And then I came up with this idea. Men don’t usually receive flowers. Especially a man like Darkly. He’s very… techy. Biologic things like most of the crap that happens on Valentine’s Day is beyond him. Or at least it used to be before he started dating Sonya. She promptly melted his emo heart by giving him gross amounts of affection including but not limited to flowers. These in particular are lignum vitae – the national flower of Jamaica.
He’s happy about them but that water is a little close to his computer