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

 

megafae asked
what inspiration did you have for Tigris?

There are so, so many little pieces that have influenced him over the years, but I think of him sort of like Don Draper authority and charisma plus the Rum Tum Tugger’s contrary nature and self obsession plus I dunno, like, Frank N Furter chaotic playful party spirit. Like, he’s not mean-spirited, but he likes to push people’s buttons. He carries himself with authority, but people who know him are completely aware of how immature and disobliging he is. He’s like the people version of a cat that knocks your water glass off the table just to see if it gets a rise out of you.

Looks-wise, he’s got some Lenny Kravitz, some Ger Duany, Naveen Andrews, Carl Anderson, Dennis Rodman, Chris Henry, Rael Costa, and Corey Baptiste among others

Apparently I made a thing like a year ago

platinumblackcomic:

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

Use olde timey musical acrobatics to make inaccessible secret forts

Use olde timey musical acrobatics to make inaccessible secret forts

platinumblackcomic:

I imagine it means a lot to him when people he’s into don’t make a big thing out of all his wear and tear.

platinumblackcomic:

I imagine it means a lot to him when people he’s into don’t make a big thing out of all his wear and tear.

The facial features of Trinity K Bonet out of drag probably more closely resemble what I am trying to translate onto paper when I draw Tigris than any other living human I have ever seen.

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ppppppbbbbphltphpt I dunno for some reason envisioning them standing next to each other in a neutral pose presents enough of a challenge to me that I revisit it every so often and see if my power level has gone up at all since the last time.
I always kinda waffle on how broad-shouldered Tig should be, like, slender but not skinny. The kind of physique you could kind of play in either direction depending on how he’s dressed.
Next time someone asks me what Platinum Black is about I’m just gonna say “dudes with unreasonably nice physiques.”

ppppppbbbbphltphpt I dunno for some reason envisioning them standing next to each other in a neutral pose presents enough of a challenge to me that I revisit it every so often and see if my power level has gone up at all since the last time.

I always kinda waffle on how broad-shouldered Tig should be, like, slender but not skinny. The kind of physique you could kind of play in either direction depending on how he’s dressed.

Next time someone asks me what Platinum Black is about I’m just gonna say “dudes with unreasonably nice physiques.”

I feel like I always just draw him looking smarmy so here’s something other than that.

I feel like I always just draw him looking smarmy so here’s something other than that.

I’ve never really had a solid design for Tigris’ siblings locked down (and I still don’t entirely) so I was kinda doodling and playing with that. Basically their mom is supposed to be this big, boisterous Amazonian warrior of a woman, she’s a six foot stocky built Afro-Brazilian woman, and their dad is kind of a short, slender quiet Indian-Egyptian man. So Tij is the youngest, like six and a half feet tall with a lean, athletic build, his sister Rishi is three years older and about the same height and build as their mom and their oldest brother Jamar is another three years older, like 5’7” and stocky. 
Jamar was kind of a jock growing up and gave his siblings a lot of big brother shit when they were kids, so now Tigris likes to go to his house and put his things on high shelves. Jamar’s sport of choice was basketball, and he considers it some sort of horrible cosmic prank that his baby brother who doesn’t even like sports ended up being a foot taller than him (but he’s secretly very happy that if Tigris got to be the tall, handsome, rich and famous one, at least he gets to be the small town sports star and the upstanding family man). He works as a high school Phys Ed coach and is married with a couple kids around six and four years old. Tigris gets along with his kids swimmingly, and likes to borrow them for the day every now and then to spoil them rotten in an ongoing experiment to see if he can make them love him more than their father. His sister in law thinks he’s an irresponsible spoiled brat but he loves their whole family very much.
Lacking the compulsion to be dicks to each other, Tij and Rishi get along in a much less competitive manner. She also lives in the downtown core of the city and runs in similar social circles, working as a lifestyles editor for a women’s interests magazine. They dealt with Jamar’s condescending chest-puffing teen years together, and as a result are closer to each other than they are with him, going out for meals and spending a lot of time at each other’s apartments. Tigris is most likely to let his guard down around her than any of the other people in his life because she’s the least likely to make fun of him if he tries to stop being smarmy and aloof and talk about something that matters.

I’ve never really had a solid design for Tigris’ siblings locked down (and I still don’t entirely) so I was kinda doodling and playing with that. Basically their mom is supposed to be this big, boisterous Amazonian warrior of a woman, she’s a six foot stocky built Afro-Brazilian woman, and their dad is kind of a short, slender quiet Indian-Egyptian man. So Tij is the youngest, like six and a half feet tall with a lean, athletic build, his sister Rishi is three years older and about the same height and build as their mom and their oldest brother Jamar is another three years older, like 5’7” and stocky. 

Jamar was kind of a jock growing up and gave his siblings a lot of big brother shit when they were kids, so now Tigris likes to go to his house and put his things on high shelves. Jamar’s sport of choice was basketball, and he considers it some sort of horrible cosmic prank that his baby brother who doesn’t even like sports ended up being a foot taller than him (but he’s secretly very happy that if Tigris got to be the tall, handsome, rich and famous one, at least he gets to be the small town sports star and the upstanding family man). He works as a high school Phys Ed coach and is married with a couple kids around six and four years old. Tigris gets along with his kids swimmingly, and likes to borrow them for the day every now and then to spoil them rotten in an ongoing experiment to see if he can make them love him more than their father. His sister in law thinks he’s an irresponsible spoiled brat but he loves their whole family very much.

Lacking the compulsion to be dicks to each other, Tij and Rishi get along in a much less competitive manner. She also lives in the downtown core of the city and runs in similar social circles, working as a lifestyles editor for a women’s interests magazine. They dealt with Jamar’s condescending chest-puffing teen years together, and as a result are closer to each other than they are with him, going out for meals and spending a lot of time at each other’s apartments. Tigris is most likely to let his guard down around her than any of the other people in his life because she’s the least likely to make fun of him if he tries to stop being smarmy and aloof and talk about something that matters.