Charlize Theron by Vincent Peters
Beautiful Charlize Theron
Apropos of nuthin,’ a random 2000-era sketch of Dirty Pair's Kei. When I had enough of these sketches to burn through, I'd randomly redo the Lovely Angels' character and costume designs to keep from boring myself. (In fact, my last few visual iterations of the DP were directly derived from just such a handful of “I'm bored” redesigns.) Can't say that this rather odd Kei take was anything I ever intended to reuse in the future, but at the time, it certainly did represent a refreshing change of pace.
Guest Strip - S.Q. Schwartz
From 2000 or so, a page that appeared as part of a back-up story in the last issue of the colorized (and long out-of-print) Dirty Pair: Sim Hell Remastered miniseries.
Anyhoo, this scene was a flashback to the Dirty Pair's Kei and Yuri as students, just after hearing they'd been recruited by the 3WA (or World Welfare Work Association*).
Script and pencils (on linen-finish cardstock) by me; on the final version, lettering by Tomoko Saito and colors by Guru eFX.
(*Must say, I prefer the formulation “Worlds Welfare and Works Association,” which makes a bit more more sense; I believe Dan Kanemitsu coined that version. Pity we didn’t use that particular iteration in the actual comic.)
A few other con sketches from this year’s FanExpo Canada.
In a cruel twist of fate, my overall figure-drawing ability and sense of proportion degrades rapidly at this larger page size (11” X 14”), hence YT’s outsized left leg in the first sketch. On the other hand, this size works well for Sharpie-rendering purposes and makes for an impressive-looking original (IMHO); gotta take the bad with the good, alas.