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Lackadaisy Scrapbook by tracyjb Lackadaisy Scrapbook by tracyjb
I've been working on this, among other things, pretty intensely the past couple of weeks. It's all rather silly I suppose, but I had a lot of fun with it.
It's actually just background artwork for the flap pages of the volume 1 book collection but I wanted to use that space to say a little something about the characters illustratively.
(The layout in print form will be different - more horizontal than vertical so that it spans two pages.)

It's a combination of pencil art, digital painting and utilizing old photos of my ancestors to create custom texture brushes for the antiquing effects.

The comic this pertains to can be found at the Lackadaisy web site
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Given 2008-05-18
*tracyjb's artwork has always been of such wonderful detail, but this piece proves that there's even more detail hidden behind the artwork, with lengthy tales and entire lives lived out within her mind. Lackadaisy Scrapbook speaks volumes for her as well as for her multitude of wonderful characters! ( Suggested by SecretWalrus and Featured by skifi )
90sNick Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply gorgeous! The details you went into really comes through and the expressions on your characters give them each their own appeal. 
LtSprinkles Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
reminds me a bit of the cooper family from the Sly series.
Pyroglifix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i was thinking the same thing
khara89 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
great sephia effect
DK2Assasin2Indy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very rich and full of cute details.
Yukinekocat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
How did you create the old photo effect? I really like it.
Nics-MP Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I really LOVE the photo when Rocky was hugging Calvin. Reminds me of so much in my life, I nearly cried. Wonderful work :")
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Grats on the DD (a little late to mention). I noticed the names: Vasko, Viktor Ladislav and Elijah Metzger. It also seems that Mordecai has a Northeastern accent according to his wanted poster.
Alagvaile Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
W.. wait ELIJAH METZGER??? Eh??
Maik50 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's incredibly detailed... props for that
ksj7700 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering, did you get inspiration for Zib and Mitzy's old band from the movie, "Some Like it Hot"? Also, I'm a really big fan of circuses, so I was wondering if we might see some more pictures of Rocky's time in the circus in the future?
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks incredibly nice. :D
SplashOfStars Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how all of your characters have a history! This was definitely deserving of the DD!
lifeismusic94 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Viktor is my fave :3
wanyabeach Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
bloody brilliant
zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
troytaylor2 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Let me geese they where like a circus
Chips13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I love the details you put into these, I enjoy analysing each and every of them! =)

Both Atlas and Mitzi always had that detached look on their faces, even in their marriage photo... xD
Rybirdrule Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
So Victor was in world war 1? Damn, I am loving this comic. You have so much awesome imagery of the times and your work is such high quality.
Salocinist Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
"Elijah Metzger"....?
OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Apparently "Metzger" means butcher.  So, it kind of works, huh?
Katweet Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
"Probable alias." Meaning whoever filed the report didn't believe that was his true name.
9-11-00 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore yur comic and such but, you left us all hanging in the second book! Pls finish!
ClinicallyRepressed Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Still in the "All Time" Popularity section. <3
Balbab Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
i can stare and stare and not get enough!:D
APerfectDayStudio Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LifeIsZealous Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absoloutely fantastic. The detail in this is phenomenal. You are a great artist and thank you so much for sharing this.
thedoctorswife101 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist
This is so good! i love this! i could look at it forever! >:D
MoonShinersDaughter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
i really must say, i love all of these photos, but my favorite has to be the one of Mitzi and Atlas' at their wedding.
redflowerblooming Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwww Calvin :heart: Y U BE SO ADORABLE?!!?!?!!?!?!?
spoonthesockmonkey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! i love these oc's
Amanda3Marie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! I love how it's so detailed and life-like! (despite the fact they're cats :P)
AnimeShifter Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really realistic!
chiakisomma Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its wonderful
Bloche Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
It remember me very much to Blacksad. Thanks.
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Rocky and Freckle are soooo adorable!!!
NewBlueSky Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They are sooooo beautiful!!!! I love them!!
Angel-of-Faith Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
O gosh... Nicodeme Savoy and Viktor.....

IT'S SO HARD TO CHOOSE!!!........ :faint:

lol But, speaking of the two, who do you think would win in a boxing match?
Nicodeme has practiced in the art, but so has Viktor.... in one way or another...
OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Remember, Sugar Ray beat Jake LaMotta.  Sugar Ray was quick and technically sound. Jake LaMotta was tough as iron and never stopped driving in.  Viktor's big n' bad but he's gotta bad knees, no depth perception, and years of wear and tear.  Nico's athletic, a boxer, and crazy.  In a no holds barred fight, Viktor might just seize Nico and crush him.  If Nico managed to close Viktor's eye, Viktor would be fighting, blind.  It would be an interesting fight to watch.
tuliplou Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful. The characters.. they almost seem alive! I love this piece!
DeeJay1993 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
im sorry its Sanskrit for: Like God
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