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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Superfunkycalifragisexy

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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 &#2 here!!

Superfunkycalifragisexy is a Prince song 🙂

Like my brother, handsome & tall

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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.”

Hi, I’m John

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“eh…”

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 ^^;

Right Back Here in My Arms

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“That’s my only mission.”

I traveled back in time while making this. I thought I was going crazy cause I legit forgot that DLS ended tonight so imagine my surprise when I look up and see it’s still 2am an hour later. If you follow me on instagram (same name) you got a preview of this sketch a few days ago. I was at my temp job mon-wed so I got to sketch a few things including this and a rare pic of John and Elle that I want to finish as well. The comic went on publishing hiatus right when these two got together and I know a lot of people were looking forward to EmilxKiddo kissy fun time so I try to draw my power couple as often as I can. Plus their hair is aweseomely fun to draw and detail AND Emil blushing is the best cause his ears flush too 🙂

‘Right Back Here in My Arms’ is… you know it – a Prince song!

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Kiddo VS Akari

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“That’s a cute trick, princess.”

My entry in the ‘League of Samurai Ultimate Knife Fight’ contest on Instagram. Their character designs are awesome and  couldn’t help but pick their resident red head Akari to go toe-to-toe with my resident red head Kiddo. Not sure who would win this…Akari is definitely better at hand to hand combat – kind of Kiddo’s biggest flaw she’s not very good at sword or fist fights but she’s had her powers since birth so he’s pretty good at using it to manifest things. Plus any wound she gets her powers heal automatically. So who knows who would win – they’d probably end up being best friends in the end

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By All Degrees That You Will See…

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“… 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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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.