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About Deviant Core Member Shawn McGuanMale/United States Recent Activity
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Shawn McGuan
United States
Editorial illustration, comic book art, graphic design, the back of a photocopied piece of paper, a bar napkin, whatever... I'm pretty much always drawing. And if I'm not, I'm thinking about what I should draw later.

Professionally I have a few editorial illustrations under my belt, and I have penciled (and on occasion inked) several comic books for companies like Moonstone Books, Markosia and Monkeybrain Comics. Including:

Lai Wan #1 - pencils
Airboy and the Air Fighters #1 & 2 - pencils and inks on the Airboy chapters

Smoke & Mirror (vol.1 no. 5) - pencils
Project Eon (issues 2 &3) - pencils

BOO! (Issue 2) "The Night The Dead Rocked Texas" - Pencils, Inks, Colors

Current Residence: Illinois
Operating System: Mac


May the 4th by mcguan
May the 4th

Happy May the 4th and all that. It you follow me on Tumblr, it's pretty obvious I'm borderline obsessed with Daisy Ridley's face. It's an elusive one to capture, at least for me. This version probably ended up the best of my attempts, but it's also unfortunately a pretty straight forward take on a promotional shot from FORCE AWAKENS. Eh, guess that gives me another excuse to keep trying.

Cool and Warm Grey Copics, Prismacolor pens, white colored pencil on smooth Strathmore bristol board.

The Hangman and The Prisoner by mcguan
The Hangman and The Prisoner
Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh from Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," rendered in Prismacolor Pens, Warm Gray Copics and Uni-ball Signo white pen.
Rogue by mcguan

I felt like drawing someone in a hood, so Rogue it is.

I drew this sometime last year during some rare downtime, and when I sat down to color this one and try out a few new techniques I realized how rusty I was on the old ones. This past year has been crazy busy with a new house, new baby and all that yadda yadda and after finishing some commission work for some long-suffering clients, I’m finally getting to a point where I can start knocking out some new pieces, hopefully. I think it’s been going on a year since I did much color work. Time to shake those cobwebs.

PITT Pens, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5

Valkyrie (Marvel) by mcguan
Valkyrie (Marvel)
Knocked out a quick sketch of Valkyrie with Pitt Pens and Copic Markers last night (iPhone snap of the original posted here) and decided to throw some color and half-tones on it as I'm easing my way back to the computer following Inktober. Still trying to figure the best way to color Copics.
Cat and Kitten by mcguan
Cat and Kitten
Another Inktober entry, this one from Day 23. Man alive, Julie Newmar sure knew how to wear that costume. *whistles*

Copics, black and white PITT Pens
Hey there Deviants - I just wanted to give a heads up for anyone who watches my page that might be interested, we are giving away a piece of original art I did from the latest issue of Monkeybrain's "BOO! Halloween Stories." All the details (and a look at the art) are at this link on my Tumblr page. This is an extension of the original contest, where we printed the wrong email address like a buncha boneheads. So as a mea culpa, I threw in a bonus sketch for the contest winner. Check it out and thanks for watching!


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mcguan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Thanks a lot- I appreciate it!
BabsDC Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome :)
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thanks for watching!
polkanator Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
What a wonderful gallery.  Great work.
mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Thank you much!
ronsalas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Thanks for the watch!
PlanetKojo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Digital Artist
ThanX for the :+fav:! Much appreciated. Been getting some fun projects coming in. More soon!
DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
thanks for the follow, Shawn.  Again, big compliment coming from you.
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Absolutely - looking forward to seeing new art from you (and hope to get back to some myself in the near future)!
DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thanks for the fave! Big compliment from a man of your talents!
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