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Krypto and Cassie by mcguan Krypto and Cassie by mcguan
I didn't know if I would be posting this to dA, but with my schedule being what it is these days, I figured why not. A couple months back, an issue of the Superman main title was pulled for some controversy or another, and DC instead ran an inventory story by Kurt Busiek and Rick Leonardi. I say "inventory," but really it was an issue that ties heavily into the whole "Infinite Crisis" storyline of which I know little, and has since been rendered moot anyway. The story is basically: Superboy died (he's since gotten better, because "Comics, everybody!") and his dog misses him.

I have a current project involving my own dog (A Dudley Lab) and since I was already in dog-sketching mode, decided this would be a good time to draw her as Krypto for my own amusement (since my fiancee has squashed my plans to name any future dogs "Krypto," I have to enjoy it however vicariously). It started as a sketch, grew into an excuse to draw the Cassie version of Wonder Girl, and was just a chance for me to work on different lighting for a change. I worked on this here and there over the course of the past two months and in between other things, and was really just a practice piece for a nerd who likes his dog a lot.

So while this was never really intended for dA display, the "Man of Steel" movie is currently filming about half an hour from where I live. This past weekend I decided to stalk the set and catch a glimpse of the Smallville set (what I did see? LOTS of destruction happening in this one, kids), and now I've got an all-things-Superman buzz going.

Created with PITT Pens, Adobe Photoshop, and a timeframe not exactly "faster than a speeding bullet."
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RepublicofDesire Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like your art work and not only do you the typical curvy fan boy's dream super babes well, but you caught the expressiveness of a dog's face in Krypto.  Great attention to detail and thoughtfulness.
Franco
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Thank you much!
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Ultrarussman Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I think someone used your piece here as "inspiration".

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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Well look at that. You're right. Thanks for pointing this out to me.
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mikepacker Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wonderful piece! There is a real humanity to this. I love it.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Thank you much!
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:iconcrimson-faerie:
crimson-faerie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your palette of colors is great =)
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Thank you much!
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:iconmadfacedkid:
MadFacedkid Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Really great.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thank you much!
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Geminice Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Good work. I like the detail of the colors, more specifically with the shading. Good job.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Thanks!
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yourmom10 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Nice.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Thank you much!
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
wonder girl cool nice hot body
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:iconfettcom:
Fettcom Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really sweet.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thank you much!
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dreaminpng Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the emotions on Cassie and Krypto's faces.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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orabich Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thank you!
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CaptainGenius Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
so nice
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thank you much!
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! You can really feel all the emotion in this one. :thumbsup:
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thanks - I appreciate it! I was happy with how this one turned out.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Awesome work here (I miss Krypto)
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thank you much!
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AbbyRomana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you step this moment up in setting and expressions on both Cassie's and Krypto's faces.

Thank you for sharing this lovely drawing with us. :)
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you for checking it out, and for the kind words.
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:iconketallpot:
ketallpot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
This is such a sweet scene!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you much!
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:iconkevmann:
kevmann Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Krypto's expression is just perfect. You got a really touching scene.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thanks - my dog (whom I modeled Krypto on) has a ridiculously expressive face. She made it easier to capture the right emotion.
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shilehasupersinger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
amazing!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thank you much!
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KitoYoung Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Very nice! The lighting, colors and body language of both characters really sell the sad vibe. What's really cool is that it could just as well be a regular woman and a sad dog, and yet there's that extra layer that it's Krypto and Wonder Girl. Love it! :thumbsup:
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mcguan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thank you much!
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rockinrollchika Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This is beautiful! :)
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Thank you much!
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SpoonfulofLead Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am truly enjoying this piece you have here! :love: You're artistry skills are nothing short of amazing! :heart: The colors are beautiful, and the anatomy of these two are astounding.

In other words... This is just perfect! Nicely done! :huggle:
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
You are very kind - thanks a lot!
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SpoonfulofLead Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As are you! :heart: Thank you kind sir!

You are most welcome! :woohoo:
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creepella Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
This is ridiculously awesome. The colors are great, love Cassie's expression and Krypto looks so good, I mean he's really well drawn. I love the tones and definition, everything about this just blows my mind.
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mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Thank you much - makes my day to read a comment like this!
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SabrinaPandora Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
It is a very evocative piece, that shows a lot of emotion and conveys a sense of melancholy from both characters. the sepia tones add to all of that, and makes the character's bold colors jump out that much more.

Excellent work, really very moving. Color me a fan :)
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mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I thank you - I really appreciate the comment!
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hogie123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
how cute. i never really liked cassie, but this pic is very emotional.
Krypto, on the other hand... i always liked him- and now even more! great job :D
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Thanks - I appreciate you taking the time to check it out & comment!
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