Illegal Tender at Momocon 2019

Sorry for the lack of updates but its harder than it looks writing and drawing two comics and having about 10 active fan OCs. Even still Illegal Tender will be at Momocon 2019 – now under the name of it’s creator: MUSASHDEN!

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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!!

Beginning Endlessly

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‘A brand new story in the making’

Just in case you forgot that Kiddo is a morning person. She’s basically a ball of energy so as soon as the sun starts to come up she’s there to see it. I’m stinking this is still the view from her grandfather’s penthouse. Unlike Emil – she actually enjoys being up high and getting a good view of what’s below. She doesn’t fear falling cause she can fly. Now, who do you think she’s looking back at with such a cute smile?

This. Took. FOREVER!! If you follow my twitter or intagram you can see I’ve been working on this since for four days! Today I had to just let it be the way it was. Everything I kept added didn’t look right so I was like “Well, it must be done then.” – AND I EFFING LOVE IT!!! Normally I don’t brag but look at this! Look at this shit here! This is everything I am capable of at the moment. I used everything I know about drawing to make this and I am in love with it. I originally had clouds but they were too busy so I switched to a clear sky. I might add her little potted lily to this.

Kiddo stars in Illegal Tender – get issues 1-4 today!!

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Arboretum

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Sonya loves to fly. And she loves fall weather. I’ve stated before that she has a vast collection of cute socks and leggins and the fall is the perfect time to wear them. I’m very much like her in that respect – I actually have a purple pair of socks with little pom-poms on them but my animal print leggins are tiger striped, not leopard print 🙂 I liked her socks so much I left off her shoes! Just pretend she left them somewhere on that path below her. So if you see a random pair of boots in an Arboretum look up! There might be a psychic girl flying over head.

I’ve recently been told that my art is boring… Anons on tumblr are such helpful critics ain’t they? I assumed it was just some immature tool trolling me or some disgruntled novice. Either way, I accepted it as a challenge to be more dynamic with my work. Looking back I had fallen into a ‘portrait’ rut (everything was from the waist up, gradient background, 3/4 view, etc) and from now on I’m gonna flex to my abilities to the fullest extent. I looked up a ref for the background and doing simple things like added reflections on the water, diversity of the tree foliage, use of the blur etc – vastly improved the look.

See more of Sonya in her comic: Illegal Tender so here!

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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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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!!