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. 

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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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Dreamer

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Yup, Emil’s secret is out – he likes to be the ‘little spoon’. Sometimes I give him the most precious tendencies. It’s fun. I haven’t draw these two for a long little minute so I thought I’d give them something elaborate. And believe me making a convincing venetian blinds effect is elaborate! I never notice how white Emil actually is until I put him in the color white and they’re nearly the same. I almost put Lily in the lighter colors but then suddenly I wanted her top to be sheer. She sleeps in barely anything while Emil sleeps in long sleeves – I think I’ve mentioned before that his powers make him sensitive to the cold – especially while he’s sleeping. And Lily is like a little space heater on his back so he’s nice and cozy here.

I kept laughing while drawing this because I was doing the remaster of the page where they get in a fight in issue #5 and the contrast to how they end up is funny to me. Sometime after the end of issue #6 Lily actually starts spending the night with Emil as much as she can just to be away from the Agency building. She stays there so much that Dominic mentions it in issue #7 before teasing his little brother about her ‘deflowering’ him. I’ve given the subject so much thought that I am now planning on making a separate 18+ mini side issue of when they actually do – I’m thinking it’ll only be about ten pages long unless I feature everyones sex-capades but like I said it’s still in the planning phase.

Sweet Dreams and Flower Sheets!
Dreamer is a Prince song
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PLECTRUMELECTRUM

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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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