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Diesel alternate cover by tysonhesse Diesel alternate cover by tysonhesse
So there were a lot of problems with the first prospective cover for the Diesel first issue. I kept it around because I liked the clouds and the idea of Diesel sitting there looking bored. Compositionally though it was just awkward to me. Not to mention that Diesel was completely off model. Diesel is supposed to be 17 and she looked like she was in her late 20's in the first cover. Also it didn't match the tone of anything going on in the book.

So I did this one today and it fixes all those problems and more.
Some people have expressed that they like the old one better but honestly it doesn't really matter. A cover is supposed to 1.) catch the eye and 2.) represent what's inside and the first one wasn't cutting it for me anymore.

I'm aiming to reveal Diesel first during Anime Weekend Atlanta this September and then open up online orders shortly after so look for it then!
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The suggester says, "I first found ~Mechanical-Penguin's stuff through his brilliantly hilarious comics and watched his art grow from years of practicing. His work, both story-telling and drawing combined, is massively entertaining and a constant inspiration."
Diesel alternate cover by ~Mechanical-Penguin ( Suggested by dapper-owl and Featured by kangel )
BiGoDeViN28 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just ordered Volume One, man. Your ass better not be dead.
BlueShadesComics Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I just ordered volume one. I can't wait to have my hands on a quality comic!
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a huge fan of your work, and I love Diesel, she is quit the sexy mechanic. And as you can see from my avatar, (which is a small Detroit Diesel) I am naturally drawn to her. And your art style, amazing, just cant get enough.
tysonhesse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well thank you very much
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem dude, I meant every word. By the way, have you checked how much of your work I have put in my favorites?
tysonhesse Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have not.
It groups all favorites I get in lumps, and I usually don't have time to sift through the several hundred favorites I get a day.
But I will thank you for them regardless.
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand.
swhibs123 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
awesome! I love it.
DapperDoom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I luv the way this came out ^^
xGI-Janiex Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
how do you do coloring like that? it looks amazing
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