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1268x1748 1095705 bytes 2010.02.21
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.
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Dead Of Night
A moody night-time scene featuring Sophia. I probably could have used a ruler for some parts of the background
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Spirit Of The Skies
Some nose art-inspired artwork. This piece took just under a week to complete.
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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
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.
2918x3496 1846116 bytes 2010.02.21
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.
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).
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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.
797x1254 652307 bytes 2010.02.21
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
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.
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.
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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.
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