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Starling by mcguan Starling by mcguan
Sweet Fancy Moses, it's been awhile since I posted. You guys don't want to hear about the hardware/software issues that come with upgrading your entire system and all that and the other stuff, do you? Pretty much just "shut up and get to the art, Shawn" then? I wholeheartedly agree.

Appropriate that my last piece on dA was of Lady Blackhawk and my first piece back is Starling, a character more or less created to fit the DC New 52's Zinda Blake-shaped hole (Starling's co-creator Duane Swierczynski is quoted about that in this interview: [link] The relative quote being this: [link] ).

Anyway, I had a Twitter friend recommend the "Birds of Prey" relaunch, and it's really good stuff. Starling is by far the scene-stealer. I'm liking the way Swierczynski writes her and I LOVE the character's design. But whoever decided to create an action-oriented character with a sleeve of tattoos is just a glutton for punishment.

Created with PITT pens and Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CS 5.5.
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WaterWizz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Really nice job. Actually, fantastic job! She's my favorite Birds Of Prey character and you drew her perfectly.
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mcguan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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KatyaCat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Great job!
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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Thank you much!
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DarkKnight129 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Ever since I've been reading the new 52 Birds of Prey, I just love B.C and Starling! :)
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mcguan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Starling is pretty cool. I hope she makes a lasting impression in the whole DC line.
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DarkKnight129 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Me too! If DC gets rid of her or puts her with another team than Birds of Prey, I'm gonna be upset and probably throw a chair at my window. LOL! I'm jk, but nah I would be disappointed. Starling is that chick that can be like a tomboy, but be a chick that you wanna hangout with because she's so cool in keeping it real! lol
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Skradd Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
This. Is. Badass.
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mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks - Glad you liked it!
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CRSTO20 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Awesome picture of Starling.
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mcguan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thanks - she's a fun character
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generallaserfist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is the first fanart I have seen of Starling :). I like the lighting on her arm. I find it a bit hard to like Starling because I dont know much about her and she reminds me of Lady Blackhawk in personality and Oracle in computer abilities but once she gets further development I could end up liking her more.
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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
On the one hand, I kind of like that there isn't much Starling fan art at this point, because that means anyone who is seeking it out will come across mine that much quicker, but I also really do like the character, so I wish there was more. I'm interested in seeing what they do with her down the line.

Thanks for checking it out!
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PlanetKojo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Love the color palette and the lighting on her right arm and shoulder...Ah-mazing!
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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thanks, pal. She was the inagural piece with the new software. Still have some things to learn with the update, but I managed to figure out a few things. It's not fun unless you're learning every step of the way, is it?
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FlansPirateWench Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Starling is probably my least favorite character in the new Birds reboot, but you did a beautiful job drawing her! Great job-I love the shadows on her and the pose!
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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
That's too bad - I really dig her. Looking forwarded to seeing what they do with her down the line. Thanks for checking it out and commenting!
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incogvito Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Well, you already know how I feel about it ;)
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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
And again, thanks for all your Twitter pippin', Vito.
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wonderlandmanga Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great pose!
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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thanks!
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MagnusCarnage Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Very cool retro style. Blissfully different and a wonder to look at!
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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thank you much!
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happysorceress Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Well, that's a heck of a way to come back!

Gorgeous.
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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thank you much! And thanks for the Tumblr reblog. As always, it's greatly appreciated. :)
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