It’s here!!! ILLEGAL TENDER ISSUE #5: HELL OF A SEASON!! The listing will be up tomorrow 🙂 #comics #comic #manga #art #drawing #comicbook #illegaltender #illegaltendercomic #awesome #sugoi #illustration
I checked the facts and it’s been 10 years since I first created Sonya. The sweetheart telepath we all know and love! She’s come so far and changed so much. Back when she had long hair she was a romance writer with no powers dating a sullen, dark horror writer we all know as Darkly. Needless to say a story about writers was NOT exciting. Years later I would revamp the two love birds as part of the super powered crew of Illegal Tender. According to the time stamps Sonya first got her signature asymmetric bob haircut in 2010 (incidentally that’s when I had that haircut too). And she’s been getting progressively more ‘wind-swept’ ever since LOL
You can literally see her go from meek to chic 🙂 That’s how you tighten-up a drawing style, I was still very anime-esque during her creation. The second pic you can see where I started thick, western comic lines. Eventually I learned to color the lines and make them not so stark in her fair hair. My new shading technique evens out the tones. In a few years I’m probably evolve again and hopefully Sonya will still be around.
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 😀
“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.
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 🙂
Thought I’d start a thing since Twin Tuesday had it’s limits. Just little know things about The Crew
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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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’.
Issue #2 remaster coming summer 2016!
Issue #1 available NOW!!
Remaster is looking good! Issue #2 will be available summer 2016!
Countdown has begun! Hope to see you there!