Twin Tuesday

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one and I missed it by a couple hours but it’s still Tuesday on the west coast so yeah! It was mentioned that it’s been a while since I’ve drawn the boys but I don’t think this is the picture they had in mind for Hunter and Erol  Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Especially when I have twin nephews who are perfect references for little ‘Huney’ and ‘Rolly’. I’d say they’re nearly a year in this – sitting up on their own, just a few teeth, aware of each other. Babies are hard to draw mainly because their proportions aren’t proportionate. Main thing that threw me off was arm length – babies are stubby and their heads are so big compared to the rest of their body. But oh God they’re so freakin CUTE!!

My nephew Maddox is so adorably bashful that all I have to do is look at him and he giggles. And Mason thinks ‘this little piggy’ is the best interactive literature EVER!

Can anyone guess which one is which?
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Page 17 Remaster Comparison

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This isn’t the whole page just the panels with the most improvement. I’m almost done!! Issue #2 is looking as good as I always wanted it to. But this page (like many others) needed some work. The first run was never as intense as I wanted it to be. It came off too… cute – like Emil and Erol were play fighting. Well now the pictures match the words of this page and I love it! It’s amazing what a slight change in posture will do to improve the intensity of a scene. I always though that last frame in the original made Emil look goofy instead of angry. I need to fix the shading on Erol’s hair in the first panel but other than that…

I never realized just how terrifying Emil must actually look to other people. He’s got extreme heterochromia and his eyes slant which make them look mean without even trying. But on top of that he’s got those huge canines and I don’t care who you are – when sharp teeth are bared it’s scary. So yes, you don’t want him pissed off at you. Add to that his skills you get one bad mofo! I love Erol’s transition from ‘vengeful’ to ‘scared’ – if anyone remembers this is after Alpha shows up for the first time and Erol wants to kill him but Emil pretty much tells him ‘it ain’t that easy’.

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The Beautiful Ones

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So yes if Kiddo is the most beautiful girl in the world stands to reason her boyfriend is ‘the beautiful one’. Sad thing is Emil doesn’t think he’s beautiful or even good looking. His entire childhood his father would tell him he was ugly because of his heterochromia. In fact Emil suffered abuse for years simply because he didn’t look normal. Yeah, his dad was a jerk – he still refers to Emil as ‘a demon’.

It’s taken him a few years to realize people might actually find him attractive – compared to Darkly (who I consider very handsome) Emil falls under the category of ‘pretty boy’. He has slanted eyes, long lashes, high cheek bones and head full of silky hair. Emil in turn would say that he’s ‘too pale’ has a bump in his nose, his teeth are scary, etc. It’s not that he’s fishing for compliments he just doesn’t think he’s good looking. Poor baby.

Haven’t drawn Emil by himself in over a year so yes, this happened 🙂

Come Home Soon

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Del hates it when Zen goes on missions without her. She’s aware that her girlfriend is faster than a speeding bullet and a skilled asskicker she still worries. Zen just reminds her that she’ll be back before she can even be missed.

 

Love and Landau

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What a pair! I haven’t drawn these two in a while. What with getting issue 1 up for sale and ordering stuff for Momocon I haven’t had time to draw except ironically when I’m at work. Still all up in Adele 21 and 25 and I thought of this when I was listening to ‘One and Only’. I don’t really get to bring it up in the comic but these two are not really the ‘relationship’ types – until they meet each other. Del was so consumed with fighting the agency and Zen… well Zen is young so neither one was really holding on to any kind of commitment. But you spend so much time together and you realize that hot black girl is looking at your boobs and things just unfold from there.

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Materia Powers, Pilot 00 and Pretty Soldier

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Final Fantasy Kiddo

Behold the first round of my latest series of stand alone drawings. I decided to draw the crew in different anime and video game styles. Starting with a few of my favorites from the way back year of 2000 when they finally made it big in America.

Final Fantasy Kiddo: My favorite video game of all time has got to be Final Fantasy 7. I have no idea what drew me to the game but the summer of 2000 I was all about this game and I am counting the days until the remake comes out. what better homage to pay than to draw my main girl in the FFVII style. Fifteen years later I still love it! Her outfit is not that much changed from her regular ‘mission clothes’. Just added some gloves and suspenders to give her the same look as Tifa. And yes, that is a marteria orb holding her hair together – in the FF universe it would be how she got her powers. And a lot like Tifa she wouldn’t have a weapon – she’d fight with her fist

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Gundam Wing Darkly

Gundam Wing Darkly: Since I did Darkly’s cover last I thought I’d get to him first in this round. Next on Anime inspired drawing styles is one of my favorites from the way back year of 2000 when Gundam Wing first came to Toonami. I used to draw the guys all the time back then. Now, well… not so much. Oddly enough I had to look at a bunch of references to get the coloring right. Anime is shaded so so so different from what I do. And Gundam Wing had a very specific look to it. Now that I’m not 15 anymore I realize how crazy it looks. Back then that 90’s anime style was so hot – compared to the style now it just looks sloppy. Except for the actual Gundams – those are still clean as hell.

Anyway, Darkly in the GW world would be somewhat the same although instead of being 21 he’d be like 15 years old, piloting a giant war machine and traveling to space like it was nothing.

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Sailor Sonya

Sailor Sonya: She is without a doubt my most girly character so it seemed only right to make her a magical girl. Unfortunately Sailor Scouts aren’t as thick as Sonya so I had to take a little artistic liberty as to what she would look like in the sailor moon anime style. And her mission clothes are so dark compared to the over saturated coloring style from the show.

Once again the shading style was the most difficult to do. I understand the simplicity of it is so animating it is easier. I love Sonya as a Pretty Soldier – this might become her new mission outfit 🙂

Intel Inside

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I don’t draw Darkly nearly as much as I should. This is his first cover in a good two years, maybe more. Darkly is just so cool. Everyone thinks the smart character has to be shy, meek, or stuck up. Not my Darkly. How did you think he landed a hottie like Sonya – little Dark has serious game on and offline