Ever since I put my pens and markers down and took on art with a more digital approach earlier this year, I looked for ways to push my overall creativity to new heights. That’s when I came across a blog on Tumblr that had artists from around the world drawing on actual money.

Although the idea was golden, the thought of defacing currency wasn’t the greatest. So to hopefully avoid any static in the future, I began skimming through the web for hi-res photos of US dollar bills to draw on digitally. Once I found the desired bill, I literally drew away any ideas that came to mind from comic heroes to film characters using my Wacom Bamboo tablet in Manga Studio.

From the shading of the nose to the shining streaks on medal, each detail of each drawing tells it’s own story. With my cartoon-filled childhood memories still lingering in my head on the daily, I have a long way to go before I hang up the towel on these paper pals.

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