4Ever

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‘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!!

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
Buy Illegal Tender issue 1-4 at the square store!! 

Somewhere Here on Earth

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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!

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
Emil and Kiddo star in my comic Illegal Tender which you can buy right over here!!

Dead On It

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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/

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!

Read their story! Now available in print on Gumroad:

https://www.gumroad.com/illegaltender