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This is a piece I just finished for my good buddy Eddie from Vet Tix for his up-coming art auction. Vet Tix will auction off this original artwork to the highest bidder during their fundraiser auction at the end of May just following Phoenix Comicon.


This is a follow up to the White Rabbit & Pikachu prints that I did last year, and final farewell to the White Rabbit costume my wife sports at conventions. Coincidentally Jessica Nigri (Pikachu girl) is also retiring her costume so I thought it was kind of a nice sentiment to the popularity of both cosplays that proved to be a big sucess.

If you haven't heard about Vet Tix, it's actually pretty cool. It's a non profit organization run my American military veterans that makes dreams come true for other military vets. They have a lottery of military veteran names and who ever gets their name selected is basically granted a wish and the awesome guys at Vet Tix will have fund raisers to raise money and make the dream happen.

One guy was given a full expense paid trip to Disney Land with his family, another guy won tickets to the Super Bowl a few years back and there's just a whole list of other great stories that Vet Tix has created in the last few years.

This time Vet Tix is having a professional comic art auction to contribute to the next lucky soldiers' dream, and this is one of the pieces up for grabs. Billy Tucci is a big supporter of the program so I'm sure he will have a piece or two in there along with a slew of other big name talent.

The art auction will we an online worldwide internet event on eBay and it open to everyone, not just military vets. The big kick off for the event in May 28, 2012 (Memorial Day) and is expected to run until all the contributed art is sold!

If you'd like to learn more about Vet Tix visit their web site: or "Like" their Facebook page which will keep you up to date on the latest happenings and news surrounding the art auction. Vet Tix Facebook:…

:iconsquirrelshaver: Pencils: me (Mike DeBalfo)

Vet Tix:
Jessica Nigri:

Copyright 2012 Mike DeBalfo

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fishman0422 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always find it difficult to do a perspective like this. .....obviously you don't!
References help though!
MaineKaiza Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
LEMIKEN Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Two hot bunnies, what's not to like?
Egnigmatic-King Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rosirika Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute and Sexy, Nice work!
Stangace20 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
is there a color print of this?
Travinapple Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wish i could draw faces like you. all of your portraits are completely flawless. if you don't mind me asking; how do you do it?!
DanielOcelott Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Exactly what I think. I'm not that bad but the female faces on his works are
BauerPower24777 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Extraordinary render! Great angle, and tough to pull off, and yet you did so with great skill.

I see your *STOP* sign, so I was wondering a few things. One, has it been inked? Two, are you against people inking not-for-profit, for practice?
nikkimagnusson Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
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