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U’re Gonna C Me

“There’s never a minute that eye find , That you don’t ever cross my mind”

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Man I haven’t drawn Darkly by himself in a minute. It’s difficult finding poses for him. He’s not an action guy like Emil. Darkly is plenty sexy but in a different way. His vocabulary is bigger than his muscles. And he spends most of his time behind a computer keeping his fellow supers off the Agency radar. It a stressful job but luckily he has Sonya to… relax him. This pose was easy enough – I didn’t realize all the angles it had tho when I found the ref. And then all of his objects had to fit into it. Luckily CSP had content paradise and it save my life with it’s posable 3D objects. I haven’t done 3D in years so figuring out the controls was fun. 
I love how this came out. I just wish you could see the message on his phone clearer. It’s from a contact that he’s labeled: ‘Amor de Mi Vida’ which translates to ‘Love of my Life’. And all the message says is “I miss you. Come to bed.” Needless to say Darkly calls it a night after getting this message 😀 I say this every time but I absolutely love that Darkly wears a necklace with Sonya’s name on it. They’re my favorite couple cause they do cute stuff like that. There is actually a major spoiler in this pic and it’s very much in plain sight.

The words on the wall behind him are the lyrics to ‘U’re gonna C Me’ by Prince (he wrote his lyrics in short hand all the time, he was so precious)

Darkly was made by me and you can buy his comic here!!

10 years of Sonya Dey

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. 

Get Illegal Tender issues 1-4 now and see this woman in action!! 

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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PLECTRUMELECTRUM

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Man it’s been a while since I drew Lily strutting her stuff. And there was this pair of boots that needed to be drawn so here we are. Still staying true to her old mission clothes look of a crop shirt and ankle boots. I love her in that lipstick – I’ve been wanting to branch out as far as their makeup goes for a while now. I was in a color rut with my current palette so I loaded a palette I haven’t used in years and sure enough that purple caught my eye. Coupled with the awesome lines I did in Clip Studio and my new color style I love his this came out!

PLECTRUMELECTRUM is an awesome Prince song and it fits Lily so well.
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When 2 R in Love

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Oy man it has been forever since I’ve done a stand-alone with this much detail. Plus that water was hard to do (most of the time I do beach scenes the water doesn’t have to be contained). The last time I drew people in a tub was easily ten years ago. Maybe more. But I digress I’ve wanted to finish this pic since I sketched it a week ago at my temp job – something about being at work makes me wanna draw naked people. Sonya and Darkly are my favorite couple – not that I don’t love my other I.T. couples but there’s just something about Sonya and Dark that is so sweet. Sonya is the character that is most like me and Darkly… well everyone loves a confident man 🙂

You may be secure in your masculinity but you’re not Darkly-in-a-pink-flower-hair-tie-taking-a-bath secure. Not to mention that’s HIS bathroom their in. He already had the teak tub but Sonya decorated it and Darkly is totally fine with flowers and water color paintings. After all raspberry is his favorite color.

‘When 2 R in Love’ is yet another Prince song. It appears on both Lovesexy and The Black Album because… well Prince was complicated man.

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