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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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Given 2010-09-13
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 )
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BiGoDeViN28 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just ordered Volume One, man. Your ass better not be dead.
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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!
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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.
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tysonhesse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well thank you very much
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:iconsteamhead1880:
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?
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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.
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand.
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swhibs123 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
awesome! I love it.
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DapperDoom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I luv the way this came out ^^
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xGI-Janiex Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
how do you do coloring like that? it looks amazing
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:iconcrimzonlogic:
CrimzonLogic Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student General Artist
i'll try to buy this book eventually. but i've spent too much money lately and i don't want to go broke. :(

i love boxer hockey to bits by the way.
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BlasticHeart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Cool :icon0u0plz:
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Ermeneutico Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Incredible!!!
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maylin86 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It draws me in wondering why the title is called "Diesel". =)
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Summerlantis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Writer
This is the only one I've seen and it looks amazing :D Like something I'd want to read. I love th way she's tinkering with something
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Rhapsody-Shaman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I really want to read this! It looks so interesting!
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Kootani Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
I just got the book in the mail today, thank you by the way, and I really wasn't sure what to expect other than great art.

The story so far is great. You've painted quite a picture of who Diesel is with this one. I throughly enjoyed this.

I simply cannot wait until the next vol comes out.

You really know how to keep people wanting more.
Kudos to you, sir, kudos to you.
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lizards-bestfriend Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
AWESOME XD
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nemo-h Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! I would love to have her figure too.
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guitecarla Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
she's your OC? Where can read this book? That seems be amazing!
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AlexKnight Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   General Artist
Brilliant Cover
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Renokai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is there a link to where we can order the book online??
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angelfire892 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is awesome. I love her concentrated face.
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BananaChoc Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Hihi ^^
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FrostedNight Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I like this one more <3
she looks a whole lot less boring >.>"
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LifeLessons-4pointO Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
This is sooo cool!Catches my eye.:meow:
What program do you use? Also how do you get the ideas for the clothes, because I'm having some trouble with that stuff.
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GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Ahhh! This one is even better than the other, particularly in composition and how the eye is drawn to a focus point. Niccce!
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ParanoidPoozle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
This is an awesome piece! I love the whole environment, the mood and the lighting! :la:
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Out of everything, I love the hairpins most.
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Meepeh Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
i am definitely going to buy this book.
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vashperado Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
i love diesel!
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chaosphaere Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Nice
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zsabreuser Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Artist
This one is infinitely better.
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:iconinkfang:
Inkfang Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is very interesting, i'd love to read the book
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Sora108 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010   General Artist
i love the lighting..
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Neechan-Clau Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
it really capture my eye
IŽll be very interested in looking it.
looks really nice, I love the idea you try to express, you did it so well
lets create art! together we the mangakas can do it!!!!!
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miyazakifan4life Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know anything about Diesel and the story but I really like this piece the great emotion you add to the girls face makes the cover i think look amazing. I would love to know more about this girl, and even read the story, and to me thats important when doing cover art. GREAT WORK! definite Fav
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miyazakifan4life Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know anything about Diesel and the story but I really like this piece the great emotion you add to the girls face makes the cover i think look amazing. I would love to know more about this girl, and even read the story, and to me thats important when doing cover art. GREAT WORK! definite Fav
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GregoryFage Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
Nice work! =)
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Esoretal Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Great job on the DD! I can't wait to read it!
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome style, I like the colors as well. :D Lots of stuff going on here. ^_^
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mrkillzo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the scew driver in the hair. awsome! =)
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iammred Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gotta get myself a copy
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Alpha-neos Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow.
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Alexandria-Paige Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
has the comic started yet?
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EmeraRose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
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Grats on the DD :D
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peroro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
A shark and a gorilla high-five-ing. That is freakin' amazing.
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:iconemerarose:
EmeraRose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Heck yes!
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s0s2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Congratz!! :dance: You so deserve a DD!!
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Moondrisa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Awesome!
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