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Lackadaisy Paperback by tracyjb Lackadaisy Paperback by tracyjb
Front cover art for Lackadaisy Book 1, to be published later this year by ReNoir Comics

I had to focus more on composition this time and less on the minutiae...it was good excercise to force myself to do that as my unfortunate tendency is usually to sluice the canvas with detail work and -then- worry about composition.

Rocky is pictured here in a fashion that I think is too similar to his look in the Lackadaisy Cardshark illustration, but his swoopy posture and the inclusion of the violin was integral to the flow of the picture...besides, that combined with the menacing/idiotic grin is him in a nutshell, and seemed appropriate for the cover art. I think Mitzi mingles well with the background, though, and Freckle is fittingly stuck in the middle. Sorry about the inclusion of the text treatment here - but I felt it held together better with that as part of the image.
Anyway, hopefully overall it's not over-saturated and has some semblance of structure. It was sketched in pencil first then painted in Photoshop. The text was modeled, textured and rendered in 3DS Max.

The comic and related art can be found at the Lackadaisy web site
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:icondarraraksha:
DarraRaksha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I would like to buy this comic... will it be available online...?
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Thanks!  It's available in hardcover and softcover here:
shop.4de.com/franchises/lackad…

You can find it on Amazon as well.
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shadow-warrior47 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that is a lovely drawing of the Thomson submachine gun
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Tafuri42 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I dig this one man.
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:iconpan-zareta:
Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Rocky's slightly crazed smile always reminds me of the Cheshire Cat.
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:icontashikat:
Tashikat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*reaches out* WANT... WANT! I love looking through these! Now... time for the book.
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Clutch45 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
WOW, this is really magnificent! They're faces have SO MUCH EXPRESSION! Really great...
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:icondeathlydollies13:
Deathlydollies13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O HOLY GOD... I totally adore the way you color your art...*sob*
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Christian3211 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mistook Rocky for Megaman from the 'More from *tracyjb' thing. ;n;
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Ultimate-Peaches Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I'm so jealous you can draw like this! :shakefist: Wish I was this good...


BTW, they have such cute faces! :meow: Especially Freckle.
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XxLady-MinaxX Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!!!!just awsome!!!!!i realy love it
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jakspigot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Artist
anything to do with tigers or guns ill like. this has both
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Calvin "Freckle" McMurray there, the one that looks like a tiger and is holding a Tommy gun, is actually an orange tabby cat.
This is still definitely worth liking though.
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jakspigot Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Artist
AH,......(oops).......well, thanks indeed!
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
No problem.  The little guy sure fights like a tiger.
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:iconlynja:
Lynja Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love your characters! Especially the tiger guy on this pic, what is his name again? :O
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MotorTomten Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
The one with the Chicago typewriter? That's Freckle.
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:iconlynja:
Lynja Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup him ^ ^. Do you have a book with these guys or do they only live here on DA? :O
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
There is a book available (but only for volume one)andalso a top of the line website (www.lackadaisycats.com)where the whole comic up to now can be found.

Also, Calvin "Freckle" McMurray is an orange tabby cat.
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MotorTomten Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
(I am not tracyb)
Follow the link in the description...
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:iconlynja:
Lynja Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh sorry xO I was so tired before, did not notice =P
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Flamebeat123 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist
:iconlainloveplz: I love it already and i didnt even start reading the cmoic yet ^W^!! i cant wait!
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1sthermit Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its absolutely Beautifulous!
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natonelsa Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
cool very cool works.
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Artist
such a gorgeous cover
your colouring and detailing techniques are amazing
ouo
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:iconprimula-pixie:
primula-pixie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Rocky reminds me of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland. It's the psycho smile.
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Saffronstone Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
didn't the rules say no humans with kitty ears?
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:iconbaka-fool:
Baka-fool Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
I loved reading this comic I am so glad that I found it again
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SquirlNuts Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Hey I just noticed, is Mitzy based off Mae West.
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
That's funny.  I was thinking the same thing.
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just LOVE your comic....
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WolvenMoonMist Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Wow, that looks amazing! I want to see the book now... ha ha!
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Astera-T Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
So wonderful: I am a fan!
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:icongabbanoche:
Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love these cats man their Awsome! specialy Rocky his fun as hell
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Salty-Fish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
And I'll be off to purchase that volume 1 then...
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nyms-halo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
the detail on her dress is amazing
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Hmmm... I can definitely see Freckle wearing the green, but I had never imagined Rocky in a blue and orange scheme. I dunno, I guess I always thought of him as wearing a medium brown or charcoal gray suit with a burgandy tie.
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
He's been wearing blue and orange even in the original concept sketches for the character here in my gallery. I suppose in my mind, his personality is a little too...flamboyant for the predominantly neutral colors of the traditional men's wardrobe.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
You've got a point there. The only other color scheme that came to mind was a burgandy suit, with a gold/dark yellow tie.
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MasterOfDisgusting Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
*____________*
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Darcad Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
I bought this booklet :D
It's absolutely beautiful. I love your art and storytelling skills. I hope to learn some skill from you too :D the tutorial included in it was a really nice bonus.
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raemae Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I featured you in a journal that showcases some of my favorite devwatches. I hope you don't mind!
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Mac92 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
from what i have seen of Lackadaisy it seems to be a charming story with spirit and class. Bravo!
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mortalkid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
O.o this ownes nothing more to say... this is... 1 of the best things ever!
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MysteriousFoxGirl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
i love tis! teh orange cat is cute!
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sirbackup Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
read lackadaisy and you´ll know names

it feels kinda dumb to see ppl just saying "that cat-man-thing with orange fur" -stuff

I really recommend that, lackadaisy is truly a masterpiece, literally
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LunaRiven Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I'm thrilled that there will be a book of the awesomeness... but will it ever be published in English?
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nenwen-nw Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student General Artist
when this is sold in english i will so buy this! it is very good.
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barbaraproenka Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009   Photographer
wow.
I just love your work.
Its perfect.
This red cat looks like my cat Sisi:
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Expressified Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
YAY its the great gatsby timeee!!!
ZOOT SUIT!
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