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Alouette-Scrape.jpg
Image: Alouette-Scrape.jpg   1268x1748 1095705 bytes 2010.02.21

Alouette

I'm really starting to get the hang of using scraperboard.\r\n\r\nThis is one of the earliest characters I ever came up with. Her name is Alouette (she's a Samoyed)\r\n\r\nThis chara must be around 10 years old, now. Maybe I should do some more work with her.

Tags: Samoyed Nightclub Torch Signer Microphone Stage   [More Info] [Comment]
Sophia-Scrape_2.jpg
Image: Sophia-Scrape_2.jpg   905x1248 486404 bytes 2010.02.21

Dead Of Night

A moody night-time scene featuring Sophia. I probably could have used a ruler for some parts of the background

Tags: Sophia Ibizan Hound Italian Bed Night-time Reflective Curtain Moody   [More Info] [Comment]
Spirit-Of-The-Skies_copy.jpg
Image: Spirit-Of-The-Skies_copy.jpg   1520x4146 979426 bytes 2010.02.21

Spirit Of The Skies

Some nose art-inspired artwork. This piece took just under a week to complete.

Tags: Nose Art 1950's Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star Goddess Wing USAF   [More Info] [Comment]
Sandy-Scrape_Reworked.jpg
Image: Sandy-Scrape_Reworked.jpg   1593x2329 865141 bytes 2010.02.21

South Seas Sandy

A scraperboard piece of Sandy taking a dip on a south seas island. I couldn't quite fit it onto my scanner, unfortunately.\r\n\r\nSandy(c) Stuart McCarthy, 2005/10

Tags: Sandy Field Spaniel Bikini South Pacific Calm Bathing   [More Info] [Comment]
Nosferatu-Scrape.jpg
Image: Nosferatu-Scrape.jpg   845x1170 264156 bytes 2010.02.21

Nosferatu On Scraperboard

My second effort in drawing on scaperboard.\r\n\r\nThis time, I feel as though I'm starting to find my footing with using the scraping tool.

Tags: Nosferatu Rat Murnau 1922 Horror Film Max Schreck Scraperboard   [More Info] [Comment]
NosfeRATu.jpg
Image: NosfeRATu.jpg   2918x3496 1846116 bytes 2010.02.21

NosfeRATu

The character in this Photoshop rendering is based on the main character of Murnau's 1922 classic, "Nosferatu", played by Max Schreck. When I first started working on this, I envisioned the vampire as a rat! (no prizes for originality, there)\r\n\r\nI tried to capture the atmosphere of the original movie, as well as getting a few ideas from Art Deco graphic design, and German Expressionism.

Tags: Nosferatu Rat Murnau 1922 Horror Film Max Schreck   [More Info] [Comment]
Speed-Week_1935_2B_copy.jpg
Image: Speed-Week_1935_2B_copy.jpg   1259x825 297914 bytes 2010.02.21

1935 Speed Week Poster

I produced this mock-poster as a contribution for the current annual "Speed Week" on the Spontoon Island website.\r\n\r\nI was inspired by French poster art of the time (in particular, the work of A.M Cassandre, 1901-68).

Tags: 1935 French Poster Speed Week Art Deco A.M Cassandre   [More Info] [Comment]
Sophia-1932-2.jpg
Image: Sophia-1932-2.jpg   1201x856 1177685 bytes 2010.02.21

Sophia At The Races 1932

Every year, in August on the Spontoon Island Website, Ken Fletcher invites all contributors (including myself) to submit work for the recent Speed Week art section. This is something I put forward to be submitted.\r\n\r\nIt is meant to be a sepia photograph of my character, Sophia, getting ready for an air race. I rendered this with a brown watercolour pencil.\r\n\r\nSophia (c) Stuart McCarthy, 2004/10.

Tags: Sophia Ibizan Hound Italian Pilot Chinstrap Airrace 1932   [More Info] [Comment]
Femme-Fatale_2.jpg
Image: Femme-Fatale_2.jpg   797x1254 652307 bytes 2010.02.21

Femme Fatale

I actually started this one last year.\r\nI'd only recently just managed \r\nto get this finished off.\r\n\r\nI can certainly say one thing-working with vectors in\r\nprogrammes such as Photoshop can be quite a long\r\nslog. \r\n\r\nOriginally, I had intended to draw Alouette with a\r\nfeather boa in her hand. I eventually decided it was\r\ntoo much hassle to do. Apart from which, I felt it\r\nwas a bit pointless.\r\n\r\n\r\nProbably the most awkward part of the piece was\r\ndrawing out the gun.\r\n\r\nArtwork (C) Stuart McCarthy\r\nAlouette (C) 1999/2010, Stuart McCarthy

Tags: Samoyed Femme Fatale Blood Gun Gunsmoke Dress 1940's   [More Info] [Comment]
Dark-Dobie_copy_2.jpg
Image: Dark-Dobie_copy_2.jpg   1784x2910 923372 bytes 2010.02.21

Into The Darkness

I was beginning to think I'd never get this piece finished, seeing as my computer'd been constantly shutting down by itself, at the time. I'd really like to get my hands on an Apple Mac sometime in foreseeable future.\r\nWhen I started on this, I intended it as a piece of fanart, then later on, I decided that it would be just as good as a piece of standalone artwork in its own right.\r\n\r\nThe smoke turned out pretty good.

Tags: Doberman Dobie Trenchcoat Chiascuro Cigarette Smoke   [More Info] [Comment]
Cubist-Air-Pirate-Panda.jpg
Image: Cubist-Air-Pirate-Panda.jpg   1701x2126 377067 bytes 2010.02.21

Cubist Air Pirate Panda

This is a follow-up to my original brush-and-ink illustration, "Air Pirate Panda". This didn't take that long to do this in Photoshop-just a few hours.\r\n\r\nThe inspiration behind this image was Dutch/German modernist poster deign of the early/mid 1920's.\r\n\r\nI reckon the centrepiece of the image would look good on a T-shirt.

Tags: Panda Air Pirate Chinese Cubist Expressionism   [More Info] [Comment]
Panda-Air-Pirate.jpg
Image: Panda-Air-Pirate.jpg   805x1164 666844 bytes 2010.02.21

Panda Air Pirate

A brush-and-ink illustration of a pulp-style Panda air pirate I have recently drawn. As well as brush and ink, I have also used permanent Black markers and fineliners. I based the design of his outfit loosely on the armour of a Mongol warrior. The flying helmet was inspired by the early-model (1920's-30's) Red Army helmet. I haven't gotten round to blessing this character with a name.\r\n\r\n(c) Stuart McCarthy, 2007. Please do not redistribute or alter.

Tags: Panda Air Pirate Chinese Armour   [More Info] [Comment]

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