Work Sketches

Just some sketches of the crew that I drew while at my temp job last week 🙂

Fly High!

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Y’know while watching Haikyuu I suddenly got the feeling that I had seen something like it somewhere before. A short, redhead who has amazing abilities partnered with a taller, surly, dark-haired boyfriend. Yeah… yeah. The similarities don’t stop there. It was only as I thinking of stuff for them to say that I noticed that Shoyo really does look like John Breland. Alpha has some explaining to do. I got my degree in character design from Anime-U so I’m not surprised at the number of redheads out there that fit the description.

Shoyo and Kiddo are now officially the cutest cuties EVER! And he’d fit right in with the Breland clan. Emil isn’t having it though and Tobio would put up a pretty good fight if they tried to steal his precious Shoyo. I love how conflicted he looks – he wants to get away from these strange people but he also wants a turn to fly.

Bonus:

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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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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.