‘Eternity is just one kiss’
Oh my precious baby redheads. They’re so freakin cute when they get all lovey. I always find their stand alone pictures to be a very funny difference between how they act in the comic. I imagine this takes place a few years after the comic. They’ve both grown on each other 🙂 Emil loves Kiddo so much he even finds clothes that sport her jersey number. After some years Kiddo becomes Sonya’s model for her clothing line. Emil continued to wear fatigues like they’re still cool. Poor baby. I had imagined this is the back entrance of the church Emil attends. He attends mass and she meets him there so they can walk to work/home together. But today they are in no particular hurry so they sit and enjoy the over grown garden. Since Emil is the whitest man ever and his powers make him sensitive to temperature he turns red in the nippy air. Kiddo is blushing because he’s touching her butt. I rarely draw her with her hair up in stand alone pics but the girl in the ref had a high bun I just had to pay homage. After some thought I decided to just make him standard Christian. At first I was going to make him follow Catholicism seeing how he’s French-Creole but he’s a former addict and the religion they turn to is usually just basic Christianity.
So glad I finally got to finish this! The first day I tried PS kept crashing whenever I loaded a new brush. Second day was wasted waiting for a system update. Third day was more updates that slowed my tablets productivity to a crawl but I buckled down and got this done. Wanted to draw them in a more serious romance than their halloween picture – I love that this couple can do both. This scene was heavily reference from a couple pic I found on pinterest: https://pin.it/wa1qGXM. I was going to make another tutorial video on how to ‘search for and work from references’ but honestly all I do if go to Pinterest and search ‘couple ref’ and keep it moving. Yes, that’s legit what I do for a ref. Pinterest has better images than Google. Google uses stock photos. Stock photos tend to be stiff because they are staged and that can come across in your drawings. The couple I ref’ed are more than likely a real couple or they are incredibly comfortable with each other to put this cozy pose off.
4Ever is of course a Prince song
Emil and Kiddo star in Illegal Tender – get issues 1-4 today!!
“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
Buy Illegal Tender issue 1-4 at the square store!!
Emil knew she was close by. Not just because he could smell her sweet scent but because he could feel her. Ever since that day three years ago their convergence hadn’t faded and he could feel Kiddo in his head. His heart beat faster. Even though he was outside her presence filled the area. That amazing power of hers arriving two minutes before she did. He wasn’t sure what made him look up but when he craned his head back her soft lips were suddenly on his. She descended from the bright white clouds like an angel. Floating just over his shoulder. It was nice to know that she was always somewhere here on Earth.
These two are too stinking cute for their own good. I sketched this out while I was at my temp job last week and I’m just now finishing it. One of those pics where I was more excited about the sketch – the finished product is just kind of… meh. But I still like it – love these two cuties. How can you not? Especially when Emil brings flowers… lilies for his Lily. What a goof 🙂
Somewhere here on Earth is a Prince song
Kiddo and Emil have their own comic over here!
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/
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 ^^;
“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!
Read their story! Now available in print on Gumroad:
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 🙂
“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