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The Most Horrid by measlyflee The Most Horrid by measlyflee
I stumbled across my old comic pages about these two (those of you who have followed me the longest will probably remember.) For some reason, I got really excited about it, and started researching it again. I was thrilled to find there was so much more information about these highwaymen available online than when I first started this project.

I dug up the original script, the original thumbs for the next couple of pages I'd yet to draw, the rare and beautiful book I found at my grandmother's house (which has to be the oldest book I've ever held) that has the bibliographic records of Michael Martin and John Doherty, and decided to dig back into the history of these amazing characters and redo my comic!

They may look really different to you, but I'm actually trying to stick to the original designs as much as I can; the only changes I've made are to their proportions and their style of dress (which, thanks to new resources online, have brought to my attention that John and Martin would have dressed in the Regency era fashion... WHICH IS AWESOME! :heart: ) I gave Michael a hair cut, (which REALLY makes him look different,) so he could blend into the Regency Era a little better... Although, don't get too attached to it; It'll probably grow out as his days on the road progress.

Now, I know, I've got a couple of other comic related projects right now that are taking priority, but for now, I'll just be taking it slow, doing the research and updating the characters.

As for the drawing itself: this is actually A LOT of different medias. Pencil, water soluble graphite, watercolor pencil, art marker, white gauche marker, and white China-marker. Just trying out a little of this and that. :)
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livingdead916 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I remember them too! And THIS is Tyne Art! =D I love it! They look great =DDDD I love to see you picking up traditional media again. You've been getting really good with photoshop but I just <3 all over the place when you pick up an art marker ^__^
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measlyflee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, but Photoshop is just a tool; and I'm trying to learn. Thanks, though. I've really been inspired by Phobs and his color work, which I thought was mostly digital, until I saw one of his video clips of his work process on his Tumblr. So, I wanted to try getting the same feel but also stick as strictly as possible to my original style (minus the anatomy flaws) which proved to be really hard!
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livingdead916 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, and you've been getting WAY better in photoshop too :) But it still does me good to see you using good 'ol markers again. I missed it ^^;;
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Speezi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
awesome stuff! definitely keep up the good work!
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star-anise Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Omigosh, I remember these guys!!! How exciting to see them again!
I love reading about the Regency and Victorian periods. Regency men's fashion IS awesome. One of the few eras in which men dressed in a more skintight/exhibitionist manner than women. :D
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measlyflee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YES! I am so excited! I can't wait to just jump right in to new pages. I'd be lying if I didn't admit that getting to draw these guys in Regency fashion is a big part of my excitement. I love the idea of juxtaposing the romantic, sexy fashion with a grittier more violent story. I just keep imagining these two trouncing into a Jane Austen book and roughing up women. XD
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