10 years of Sonya Dey

I checked the facts and it’s been 10 years since I first created Sonya. The sweetheart telepath we all know and love! She’s come so far and changed so much. Back when she had long hair she was a romance writer with no powers dating a sullen, dark horror writer we all know as Darkly. Needless to say a story about writers was NOT exciting. Years later I would revamp the two love birds as part of the super powered crew of Illegal Tender. According to the time stamps Sonya first got her signature asymmetric bob haircut in 2010 (incidentally that’s when I had that haircut too). And she’s been getting progressively more ‘wind-swept’ ever since LOL

You can literally see her go from meek to chic 🙂 That’s how you tighten-up a drawing style, I was still very anime-esque during her creation. The second pic you can see where I started thick, western comic lines. Eventually I learned to color the lines and make them not so stark in her fair hair. My new shading technique evens out the tones. In a few years I’m probably evolve again and hopefully Sonya will still be around. 

Get Illegal Tender issues 1-4 now and see this woman in action!! 

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I.T. @ Anime Weekend Atlanta!

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So excited for our next convention. Illegal Tender will be at Anime Weekend Atlanta Sept. 29th – Oct. 2nd in the Artist Alley – Table #1137

We’ll have free stuff AND fresh off the press the first two issues of Illegal Tender in print! Hope to see you there 😀

Dirty Mind

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This one is pretty self explanatory but I felt as though I hadn’t drawn Del in a while. And I made this just incase anyone needed a reminder of just how friggin hot the Boss Lady can be. I made her modest in the comics but when she gets in the mood Del can really cook can’t she? This for those that don’t know is referenced from the actual cover of Prince’s Dirty Mind album cover. Only it’s not in black and white. Her outfit is a mix between his Dirty Mind and Controversy outfits – with just a tiny bit of Sheila E thrown in here and there. If she was a mainstream superhero this would probably be her mission clothes LOL

I was going to give her a cross (as was the trend back then) but then I remembered she isn’t a Christian. Yup, a lot of people forget Del is actually of middle-eastern Hebrew decent. Might draw her hot, black girlfriend next

Pheromone

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“Wash over me like an ocean… controlling my every motion”

Yeah this is what happens when you listen to Prince for nearly five months. Your characters start to act out his music and there’s no avoiding it. The song Pheromone just screamed “Lily and Emil doing semi-kinky shit”. Given Emil’s powers – he can literally concentrate his senses to a near molecular level. Lily’s scent is rather distinctive to him. Take away his sight and he’d still be able to find her in the dark. Or… across a tri-state area.

Why the handcuffs? They match her bra, duh! These two don’t get together for a while yet in the comic but when they do I imagine they feel comfortable enough to experiment. His blindfold was going to be lace at first but it refused to look right. I wanted her to be smiling more but she just looks so cool like this.

Issue 3 page 5 preview

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Surprise Preview of Issue #3 remaster! Yes, I decided to post the whole page instead of just a segment because this WHOLE PAGE had to be done over and it came out fantastic. The wip of this got so many faves that I wanted to show everyone how it turned out. Le sigh – it’s never going to be that easy for these two. But they’ll get there… eventually 🙂

U Got The Look

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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