de Shan has branched out from the “Famous Movie Stars” to creating a wide selection of “Famous Movie Cars” (there will be room for ordinary everyday classic cars too…) From the glamour of James Bond in Russia, to the dusty, dirty outback rough old Mad Max and Running on Empty cars… there is a special car for everyone. We will be updating often, so please do remember to check back to see if your favourite car will be added to the repertoire! Suggestions are always welcome.
Each one of de Shan’s illustrations are created by request, and they are freehand – singularly made from the crosshatching and intricate pen work of fine felt tip and ballpoint pens. This involves hundreds and thousands of lines which take countless hours. This process is known as pen and ink crosshatching and is a very intricate and painstakingly time-consuming process. de Shan’s discipline, concentration and attention to detail gives each piece a life of its own.
Once finished, each drawing is then scanned and coloured digitally for printing. When colouring, layers and layers of colour are applied using the mouse as a paintbrush, which gives a more free-hand look and vibrancy of colour.
YES, WE DO CUSTOM PIECES!
As the automobile range is quite new here at Fox and Dollbaby, we only have a limited number of Famous Movie Cars so far… There will be more, don’t worry. We will be adding a trove of classic cars also, and if we don’t have your car, we can draw it! Just provide us with the year, make, model and colour along with a handful of photos and the plates also. Photos are always greatly appreciated and help us tell your story.
de Shan always likes to research the vehicles as well to make sure she has them spot on!