Mixed Media Illustration. Studio Franco. Bracknell. U.K.

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Self-Portrait. ARCANUM

Self-Portrait. A R C A N U M

Partly Air-brushed, Partly Painted, Partly Cartooned Graphic Works & Illustrations

Some of these pop-ups lead to pages of a story.
ENJOY!

Most of the work was commissioned for personal or commercial use. Some was sold by exhibition.
Rendered in acrylic paint, poster paint and ink.

The pop-up images have been deliberately "degraded" to sabotage the attempts of 'art thieves'.

Images with a red border are available for purchase as Hi-Res Digital Prints on: https://www.artmajeur.com/moreno-franco
OR: Contact me directly.

The Painterly Style

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Mix of painting, airbrush, inking and crayons

Spente le Stelle with Donna Darkwolf

'Spente le Stelle' with Donna Darkwolf

"The Stars are Out" by Emma Shapplin.
My Life living with Magick. . .

Airbrush and painting worked over enlarged photo.
For Donna's up-coming book

Friday - Private Investigator

Friday - Cover for a Book I am Writing

The story of a not-too-conventional private investigator / mediator /assassin, and her unorthodox (un-documented, uncorroborated, unconfirmed, un-licenced) accomplice.
Various media and materials

Barbarella Peligrosa in Red

My Barbarella Peligrosa in Red

Painting, Pen 'n Ink & airbrush. My good Wife takes shots at the artist while I capture her wild, crazy, beautiful spirit. (And she sips her red wine.
"La Peligrosa" means 'The Dangerous'.
Personal Collection

Octavia Orange Tequila Poster

Octavia Orange Tequila Poster

Painting, Pen 'n Ink & airbrush. For my good Love at the time. Artwork for a poster, party invitations and bottle labels for her birthday celebration .
Private Commission

Could Be One or The Other

Could Be One or The Other

Wife Barbarella at the beach.
Paint + airbrush.
Private Commission

The Illusion of Time and Space

All The Things She Said

The Illusion of Time and Space

Whirling dancer on empty beach

All The Things She Said - Illusion

Detail
Private Collection

Estudia Portrada

How Many Cities Do You Want

I must have been on a losing streak. . .
Water color and Airbrush
Exhibition Sale

Dreaming. It is Almost Her

Dreaming It Is Almost Her

Pencil crayon, Pen 'n Ink & airbrush.
Personal Collection

Resting Dancers

Resting Dancers

Pencil crayon and water-color.
Private Commission

Das Model on the Spanish Stairs

1933-SJ Dusenberg

Pen 'n Ink & water-color. And airbrush.
Commercial Commission

Arrival of the Vasche Vexvelt

The Arrival of The Vasche
No one would believe it. Stunned and disabled.
No one COULD  believe it.
"The Aliens Have Arrived!"  No invading armies,
No blazing guns. And NO secrecy!
The quiet arrival of the Vasche diplomatic delegation that presages WHAT?
No one knows. But there are parties and silly celebrations. For what? We are dying to find out.
Maybe we die WHEN we find out?

Future Primitive

Future Primitive

Pen 'n Ink & water-color.
Private Collection

Departing for Sirius 6

L.V.242 - Departing for Sirius 6

Pen 'n Ink + airbrush.
Personal Collection

My Teddy Bear Goes to War

My Teddy Bear Goes to War

The secret life (and horror) of Plush Toys.
Airbrush, Pencil crayon, Pen 'n Ink
Commissioned Private Joke

Borbaletta in Her Secret Garden

Borbaletta in Her Secret Garden

Pencil crayon, Pen 'n Ink & airbrush.
Personal Collection

Lobster Cuisinha Radicale

Lobster Cuisinha Radicale

Private Commission

Heather at Home

Heather at Home

Pencil crayon & air brush.
Personal Collection

Mechanisma

Mechanisma

Pencil crayon, Pen 'n Ink & airbrush.
Private Commission

Mundo do Suenas

Mundo do Suenas - Dream World 1998

Pencil crayon & water-color.
Commercial Commission

The Graphic Style

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Comic-stryle graphics with paint, ink or airbrushed color.

Captain Kream Ice Cream

Captain Kream Ice Cream Label

Pen 'n Ink, and Stabilo color pens.
Ice cream packaging.

Have I Told You I Love You

Even Though I Had Said to my Donna Several Times in a Day . . .

Pen 'n Ink + digital color fill.
Wall hanging for my Shiny Wife

Sofia's Pizza

Sofia's Pizza

Pen 'n Ink + digital color fill.
Pizzeria Signage Logo

Underestimate Me

The Thinly Veiled Threat

A poster I created for my wife's office.
Based on something she said on the odd occassion when someone was trying their luck.
Pen 'n Ink.

Christmas Witch Line Art

Christmas Witch Line Art

Donna Darkwolf - Christmas Card art.
Pen 'n Ink. Line art

Christmas Witch card

Christmas Witch Card Art

Donna Darkwolf - Christmas in Color.
Pen 'n Ink. Line art

La Dolce Vita - Surprise

Suit Noir em La Dolce Vita - Surprise!

Self-Promotion poster.
Pen 'n Ink. Poster paint.

Masked Lady's Wicked Games

Masked Lady's Wicked Games - Bostich

Where Flamingos Fly - or make up your own story
Pen 'n Ink, and airbrush.
Self-indulgence. (Reflected)

Bikini Beach - Gordons Bay. Cape Town

View from Our Room @ Bikini Beach

Little Love honeymoon in Gordons Bay.
Cape Town. Poster paints.
Blog Article

Sunset Acid Trip

LSD acid trip based abstract sunset
I can paint while I am HIGH!
Poster paint

Wanted Poster

Wanted Poster

Pen 'n Ink + photo, digitally combined.
Self-Promo Art
Pen 'n Ink

Fashion Summer

Fashion Summer

Pencil crayon and water color.
Women's clothing Boutique Poster

Aqua de Beber Poster

Aqua de Beber Poster

A behind-the-bar-counter poster for a beach pub

Aztec Android

Aztec Android

Private Commission

The Secret Life of Cats

The Secret Life of Cats

Water color / Gauche. Magazine Commission

Human Body A

Human Body A

Pen 'n Ink + airbrush.
Shop Poster Art

Futuristic Sport Coupe Design

Futuristic Sport Coupe Design

Markers, Pen 'n Ink + airbrush.
Inspired by Syd Mead.
Shop Poster Art

Jet-Assisted Take Off

Jet-Assisted Take Off

Pen 'n Ink, and airbrush.
Poster for Magnum Motorcycle Co.

Estudia Portrada

Estudia Portrada

Pencil crayon, Stabilo pen & water-color.
Self-Promo Art

Das Model on the Spanish Stairs

"Das Model" - The Spanish Stairs

Pen 'n Ink & water-color. Song by Kraftwerk.
Commercial Commission

Marylin Monroe Noir

Marylin Monroe Noir

Mixed media. Magazine Commission

Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Pencil crayon and water color.
Women's clothing Boutique Poster

Machine Dreams

Machine Dreams

"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Pen 'n Ink, and airbrush.
Marketing Mix magazine cover.

Sasha

Sasha

Pencil crayon. Magazine Commission

Saturnina

Saturnina

Pen 'n Ink, and airbrush.
Magazine Cover

Human Body B

Human Body B

Pen 'n Ink + airbrush.
Shop Poster Art

3-D Installations

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Some graphic illustration combined with hardware, fabric or clothing

Pink Shirt 3-D Wall Hanging

Pink Shirt - 3D

Self-Promo.
Illustrated stomach - with actual piece of tied blouse and actual piece of denim jeans waist band

Prêt à Porter 3-D Wall Hanging

Prêt à Porter 3-D Wall Hanging

An actual sequined mini-dress, molded into shape on a shop mannequin, cut off and mounted onto Masonite base. For a clothing boutique.

Framatome Wall Installation

Framatome

Personal Collection - 8ft x 8ft in THIS Shape
Five Pieces With ACTUAL fire hose

Lucky 13 Badge

Lucky 13 - Badge

Self-Promo. There is no Fate. Only Destiny.
For my biking jacket. Applique fabrics on drab olive screen-printed drill.

Pub Decor

Based on the front cover of Playboy Magazine's July 1973 publication. Airbrush illustration WITH REAL ZIPPER.

Before Ghost in The Machine

Based on a short story in Omni Magazine, Jan 1978 publication. If you look carefully you will see a part of the Hidden Program.
Pen 'n Ink illustration
with real, cut-out aluminium butterflies.

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