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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:

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

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

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

Current Residence: Illinois
Operating System: Mac
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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.

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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.
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Rogue by mcguan
Rogue

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

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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.
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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
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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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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
thanks, again
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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
thanks for the favoritism
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mcguan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Absolutely - Thanks for the Watch
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016   Photographer
Thank you very much for the watch! I hope you enjoy seeing my new work!
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whiteperegrine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
absolutely love the vintage vibe on a lot of the pieces you have done.  you should post more...or even better, take commissions!  :D
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mcguan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Thanks - I'm working on posting more soon-ish. And I DO take commissions actually. Just a little backed up at the moment.
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whiteperegrine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
No worries!  Makes me happy that you do take commissions as I will definitely be contacting you when you are not so swamped.  I really like the look you have going on.  it's refreshing as you don't see it all that often...or at least I don't.  heh

either way, keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more!  :)
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Xpuk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool gallery, you are very talented :D
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mcguan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Hey thank you much - I appreciate it!
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BabsDC Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery is amazing! I love your art! You are now watched by me! :D
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