Monday, October 31, 2011

All Hallows Eve

Just a little revamp of the old Mile High Club / Black Friday ones, but without the crazy eyes and awkward facial in widescreen.  Yeah, I know, I swore I wouldn't do another holiday themed one, but....ehhhh...what can yuh do?

I dunno, Halloween ain't what I remember it as.  Back when I was kid you could stay out Trick-or-Treating until almost ten o'clock in your store-bought custom with the likes of Spider-man or The Incredible Hulk screen printed on what amounted to an over-glorified garbage bag complete with matching (though impossible to see out of) mask and little or no need for ones parents to accompany you.  Even the lower middle class neighborhoods handed out full-size candy bars and everybody decorated for Halloween...a carved jack-o-lantern at the bare minimum.  You got home, plastic pumpkin completely full of sugar infused goodness, just in time for the late night news to watch the aftermath of the annual burning of Detroit...aka "Devil's Night".

Those days are long gone.  Even the oldest of kids (except for the un-costumed teenagers who've manage to tear themselves away from their Xbox once a year) have there parents with them, all parties adorned in glow-in-the-dark safety gear and sporting 100,000 candle power flashlights.  Costumes...what would have set my folks back about five dollars at the dollar store will now cost you ten to twenty times that...and gawd forbid your nine year old's "street cred" get ruined by purchasing a store-bought costume from Wal-Mart.  It's a sad commentary when the porch lights of undecorated houses (due to fascist / Nazi home owners association guidelines) start turning off at 7:00pm.  Nobody stays out smashing pumpkins, throwing eggs at houses, and it's rare to see anyone's yard "rolled" with toilet paper anymore.  Oh, and single bite "fun sized" candy bars are NOT fun.

 Original Sketch by Chris Sanders
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Completely unrelated, but I had to mention that my DA account (bites down on razor-blade-filled candy bar) just went over 5,000 pageviews on this All Hallows Eve. vampire llamas for everyone. *rolls eyes*

Friday, October 28, 2011


Just for lulz.

Edits by Phillipthe2

Monday, October 24, 2011

Imaginary Lover

Some of you may have seen this already.  I started coloring Gara's "Imaginary Lover" a while back, but only got up to page three before I had to bow out due to a recent heavy dose of real life.  You know...job, promotion, supervisory position, pay raise, lots of minions to oversee...shit like that.  The rest of the comic (in black and white) is on rule34.paheal (search for "garabatoz") and TheMan's blog, but rest assured that someone else has take over the coloring reins.  I can't give you a definite time period on it's competition, except to say that it will probably be done long before the end of the year.

Original Comic by Gara
Commissioned by TheMan
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lack of Viscosity

A third (and more than likely, last) installment to the Gagala parodies.  Yeah...I know, I know...unlikely scenario, slightly disproportionate, and just about the strangest position for two women to go at it in.  This one, just like the two previous submissions, is simply practice....and practice ain't gonna make perfect on the third iteration.

Original Art by Gagala
Edits by Phillipthe2

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rejection Notice

I have removed all of my submissions and deactivated my account on Hentai Foundry.  Likewise, if you have submitted artwork to that site that was colored, edited, inked, or otherwise molested by me I would very much appreciate if you remove it from that site.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

To all of my fans on that site, I simply apologize.  Hentai Foundry has systematically made it more and more difficult for colorist such as myself to submit artwork to their site due to increasingly stringent (and convoluted) "artist permission" requirements.  This stranglehold has resulted in far too many "rejection notices" and has not allowed me to submit anything there for several moths.

My logic is simple:  Why should I be member of an "art community" site when I cannot submit artwork to it?

Sunday, October 16, 2011


More goofin' around with Gagala's stuff.  At first this was just going to be a continuation (of sorts) to Gag's "Oh, Betty" where Vivian Porter goes to the Possible household on an errand...which naturally turns into a lesbian grind session.  I never really intended to turn Vivian into a post-op transsexual, but that's just the way it worked out.

Original Art by Gagala
Edits by Phillipthe2

My major motivation here was to work on my background manipulation skills.  Everyone who's familiar with my stuff knows that I absolutely hate, loath, and despise making backgrounds.  I either screw up the perspective or I overdo them to the extent that they over-power the subject I just don't do'em.  Here I'm just playing with existing screenshots where the spacial density (dpi) is drastically different from the charaters...trying to overcome turning it (the background) into a fuzzy mess.  Well, that and some comic layout practice.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mission Status

Failure is NOT an option....unless you're into that sort of thing.

Original Art by Gagala
Edits by Phillipthe2

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Pet Goat

Just for lulz.  The title of the now infamous story is actually "The Pet Goat".

Friday, October 7, 2011

Peach x Bowser

A sketch I picked up several years ago after seeing a remote glimmer of coloring potential, but gradually lost all interest in it.  Hell, it took me nearly two years just to get this far with the inks....and to be quite honest (being my own worst critic and all) they weren't all that spectacular to begin with.  I can't even recall where I got it from or who drew it....and I really don't have the time nor the patience to slog through 6000+ Super Mario Bros related pics on Paheal or Booru just to find that somebody (probably) didn't tag the artist.

Over, finished, gone, done, out!

Original Sketch by Legoman
Inks by Phillipthe2

Edit 10/8/11: Someone found the artist / sketch for me, but I haven't changed my mind about coloring it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

An Apple a Day

Well, it should come as no surprise that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away this morning.  I dunno...I may not have been the biggest fan of Apple products, far from it in fact, but there is no denying that the man was a maverick and a visionary his entire professional life...and now all we have left is Bill Gates to pick on.  Now comes the torrent of  "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" jokes.  Much to my chagrin it would seem that one of mine finally got the "featured image" nod over on Rule34.Paheal....I would have hoped for some other image, but that's Paheal for you.

Oral Hygiene

Down here in Florida we generally refer to this as "dental floss".

Original Sketch by JAB
Colors by Phillipthe2

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Calvin and....Rick

Just a little something I snapped on the way home from work this afternoon.  For those unfamiliar with the name, Rick Scott would be the Governor of the state of Florida.  I'm not the most politically savvy guy out there nor am I very civically engaged, but I know a one-term pony when I see one.  Approval rating-wise, Scott's hovering right around 35% with a low-water mark of 29% in July 2011, giving him the dubious distinction of being the most despised governor in the nation.  To put that into perspective our previous governor's (Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush) lowest approval ratings never dropped below 46%. 

Now, to be fair California's Arnold "The Governator" Schwarzenegger briefly dropped to 27%  in 2009 whereas his predecessor, Gray Davis, tanked at 22% in 2003.  Further down the spectrum Illinois' Rod Blagojevich dropped to 7%, but only after his 2008 arrest on federal corruption charges...prior to that he was somewhere around 16 to 25%.

As for why little Calvin is wearing what appears to be a cop-like hat, ask any law enforcement officer in this state his or her opinion of the governor-in-chief's job performance thus far...specifically, ask any Corrections Officer.  Be prepared to hear a long string of expletives.