I draw the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and work on cartoons you might see on TV sometimes.

 

joliesteelie asked
Is there any reason why Blue has only dragon tattoos? Will he get more awesome dragon tats??

The Indigo Serpent League is divided into different tiers, and if you rank first in your tier during tournament season, you move to the next tier. When young fighters rank high enough to start competing in tournaments, it’s tradition for them to get a unique serpent tattoo (they’re all on record, like heraldic insignias), then when two fighters are in a final ranking fight with the potential to advance one of them to the next tier, the winner will get the other’s serpent tattooed on themselves. So the blue one with red horns and dorsal fins on his shoulder is his personal serpent and the others are all ones he won.

There’s also a huge faux pas where humans from outside of the island who don’t understand the significance of the tattoos and get reproductions of them done in their home countries because they think it’s cool, but if they visit the island they’re gonna get their asses beat in the streets because they’re basically making a bold faced claim that they could beat the person that serpent belongs to in a tournament. (especially if it’s a retired or popular fighter, you could get straight up eaten alive if you have their stolen tattoo in the wrong company)

"Don’t you want teenage girls putting pictures of you up in their lockers?"

codywalzel:

Some early birthday art for my friend Kelly.Featuring Blue and Daggat from her comic Platinum Black. Happy Birthday Kelly!

Ah! Cody! You are amazing! I love it so much, it looks fantastic!
This has been a year of such amazing birthday goodies and my birthday isn’t even until next week.

codywalzel:

Some early birthday art for my friend Kelly.

Featuring Blue and Daggat from her comic Platinum Black. 

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Ah! Cody! You are amazing! I love it so much, it looks fantastic!

This has been a year of such amazing birthday goodies and my birthday isn’t even until next week.

platinumblackcomic:

I realized I have put almost no thought into what Blue looks like between ten years old and eighteen years old, even though he’s goin’ through wicked puberty for most of the chunk of his life training to be the esteemed fighter he is now and probably looked wildly different every time ranking tournaments rolled around.
Things I try to keep in mind are he had the final substantial fixes to his hard palate done around the same time he got his face mashed and lost a bunch of teeth, so he had an easier time controlling his breathing and training seriously after that. He’s naturally inclined towards a bulky, muscular physique, so lean muscle and agility are what he tries to train for. He was his biggest and heaviest around 16 or 17 and has been working on cultivating a more trim and efficient body since.
He’s not immediately recognizable in public on one hand because of his diminutive behaviour compared to his serious, confident attitude in the ring, but also because a lot of people have a hard time shaking their first impression of him as a chubby little fourteen year old when he started making waves.

platinumblackcomic:

I realized I have put almost no thought into what Blue looks like between ten years old and eighteen years old, even though he’s goin’ through wicked puberty for most of the chunk of his life training to be the esteemed fighter he is now and probably looked wildly different every time ranking tournaments rolled around.

Things I try to keep in mind are he had the final substantial fixes to his hard palate done around the same time he got his face mashed and lost a bunch of teeth, so he had an easier time controlling his breathing and training seriously after that. He’s naturally inclined towards a bulky, muscular physique, so lean muscle and agility are what he tries to train for. He was his biggest and heaviest around 16 or 17 and has been working on cultivating a more trim and efficient body since.

He’s not immediately recognizable in public on one hand because of his diminutive behaviour compared to his serious, confident attitude in the ring, but also because a lot of people have a hard time shaking their first impression of him as a chubby little fourteen year old when he started making waves.

Cool imaginary people facts September 5th is Blue’s birthday.

platinumblackcomic:

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Blue listens exclusively to classic Britrock and everyone who finds that out teases him about it.

platinumblackcomic:

Blue with a bomber jacket Daggett gave him when he was 11 or 12 to grow into.

platinumblackcomic:

Blue with a bomber jacket Daggett gave him when he was 11 or 12 to grow into.

Use olde timey musical acrobatics to make inaccessible secret forts

Use olde timey musical acrobatics to make inaccessible secret forts