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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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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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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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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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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 General 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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MINALIGHTNING 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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