It is finally done!
With our powers combined
and I bring you this super cool collaborative image. Dont you find it super cool? I sure do!
But in all seriousness back when Nei asked me if I wanted to do a collaboration image I was extremely excited and nervous at the same time. On one hand I feel that Neis work is exceptional and I happen to own several comics that she has worked on; so I had a great deal of respect and admiration for her talents and so because of that my other hand had me wondering if I could live up to her expectations considering the level of talent she was accustomed to working with. Now I do not personally work in the art industry, as much as I may want too, so if you are like me surely you can imagine how I felt. But I was willing to try and so I jumped on the opportunity.
As the project began, Nei and I took turns roughing out a sketch that would ultimately lead to what you see here. After going back and forth a few times we finally began laying down some colors. Once we began this phase Nei would send me her update and every time would leave me in awe and feeling intimidated. I would some times just look at the image wondering, what the heck can do I here? Eventually the awe-factor would subside and the intimidation would turn into inspiration. I dont know if Nei knows this or not --but I felt a great sense of pressure to do more then my best. Anytime I would perform my updated version I had to make one thing really stand out. It wasnt that I was trying to impress or out-do Nei, I was simply trying to uphold my end of the deal.
In the end Nei was in fact happy with my updates, going as far as utilizing some of the most flowering words of the English language to describe how she felt.
She made me smile, she made me laugh, and she really gave me confidence and probably didnt even realize she was doing so. So thank you Nei Ruffino for picking me to do this collaboration with you. You were an awesome partner and I really hope to do another one with you. I consider myself fortunate to call you a friend
I really hope to meet you at SDCC!
Be sure and check out Neis
image(s), she said she was going to post like three of the suckers! Please take the time and read what she has to say!
ALSO one more thing; big thanks to
for giving Nei some reference for that disgruntled looking fella with his arms crossed. He didnt like Nei or Me during the whole process! Haha.