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Freckle by Leopreston Freckle by Leopreston
A piece of artwork created as a gift for Tracy, based on one of her Lackadaisy Speakeasy characters; Calvin ‘Freckle’ McMurray. Lackadaisy Speakeasy is set during the American Prohibition era and the characters, although cats, fit right in with the historical theme. I’m a sucker for cats and really wanted to attempt Tracy’s character, who comes across as a strange mixture between ‘the cute’, ‘the scary’ and, err… the ‘really scary’! I don’t think I quite managed the balance between innocent cuteness and unpredictable psycho as Tracy does, but I sure as hell had fun anyway! It also gave me the chance to hone some colour blending skills within Photoshop. So here’s Calvin, doing something that my mad Canadian friend used to do back in high school, twiddling the fingers Mr Burns style whilst giggling in an evil, manic sort of way.

Btw, you can visit the Lackadaisy website here: [link]

(Calvin and Lackadaisy are © Tracy Butler / Artwork by Leona Preston © 2006).
(Used and posted with permission).

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:iconestuary4:
Estuary4 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Imagine if Nina found out that Rocky turned her son into a homicidal sociopath.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm sure there'd be the devil to pay. ;)
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:icongiromcalica:
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, indeed. :)
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:iconiametoh:
IamETOH Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcalvinmcmurrayplz:
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconrockyrickabyplz:
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:iconiametoh:
IamETOH Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconivypepperplz:
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconvicktorvaskoplz: (BOOOOOOO! :iconthumbsdownplz:)
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:iconiametoh:
IamETOH Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Veres your icepick
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Where's your symmetry?
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:iconiametoh:
IamETOH Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
=P
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:iconjustifi-cation:
justifi-cation Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Freckle's gone Rocky?
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, maybe so! XD
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:iconsilvaxwolfe:
SilvaxWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
And this is why we don't let Rocky near the young innocent children; physiological scarring
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha ha ha, I had never thought about it that way. :)
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:iconsilvaxwolfe:
SilvaxWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Well that or he just REALLY likes guns... either way I blame Rocky. Everything's always his fault so I'm sure he had something to do with this.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, there's no question of that. :D
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:iconanntheraven:
AnnTheRaven Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
perfect! You catched the expression just right for your style!
GRATS.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconanntheraven:
AnnTheRaven Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome :iconbearplz:
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:iconmase-chan:
Mase-chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Disturbing. By what I mean: Stupendous job capturing Freckle's more... psychotic side. ;)
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, thank you most kindly. ;)
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:iconaindreas03:
aindreas03 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I love it when Freckle goes psycho... this is a great piece of fan art! There aren't many lackadaisy fans who don't love Freckle.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
;) Thank you.
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:iconx-insomnicidaltaru-x:
I LOVE Lackadaisy cats! This is really good! I love it when Freckle goes all psychotic.XD My favorite is where they're having the shoot out in the speakeasy, and Freckle kills a guy, then spots his Tommy. The look on his face is priceless. XD
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ha ha ha, he is a crazy little fellow isn't he? Something tells me he has a kind of split personality... :D
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:iconx-insomnicidaltaru-x:
I think so. But that's what makes him so lovable. I love how he can go from totally shy and awkward around Ivy, to a psychotic killing machine when presented with a gun. XD
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ha ha ha ha ha, me too. Something snaps! XD
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:iconx-insomnicidaltaru-x:
Yes! lol. And those are the only times I believe he is Rocky's cousin.
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:iconmellojoy:
mellojoy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
FRECKLE!
I don't know why, but I think think he looks so cute here. =D I just want to pinch his cheeks...
..and then run for my life afterwards!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ha ha ha ha ha! I'm sure he's used to the old cheek-pinching already, at the hands of his aunt. You'd be safe! XD
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:iconweepinangel:
WeepinAngel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Wait, wouldn't that be Rocky's aunt and Freckle's Mom?
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think you're right. I am so confunded! XD
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:icontohluse:
Tohluse Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Goddamn, thats a nice Freckle!
AWESOME!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ;)
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Freckle is my favorite. You've done a wonderful job capturing the essence of the character and melding Tracy's style with your own.

(And I'm glad I'm not the one at whom that look is directed.... ;) )
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, he is a little unpredictable isn't he? (Actually, scratch 'a little'!) :D
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
When he's holding a Tommy gun, anyway... :D
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ha ha ha! :D
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:iconinsan-kun:
Insan-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I agree with you when you say that he is one of the most psychotic characters in the story.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
;) He sure is.
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:iconthecheatisnotdead:
TheCheatIsNotDead Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Awesome. Love freckle.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
;)
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:iconpossum-luver:
Possum-luver Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Oh my gosh! This reminds me so much of myself. The facial expression is just priceless.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ha ha ha, neato. :D
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I found this picture in the fanart category on her side. It's probably one of the coolest fanarts of her characters I've seen! :D
You really did capture that insane expression there, and I love your drawing style. I could stare at Freckle's eyes for long...
The coloring is very nice too. :)
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. ;)
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:iconashertye:
AsherTye Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:shudder:
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
;)
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:iconthe-mad-hatress:
the-Mad-Hatress Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh, my God, this is your piece? XD Talk about slow on the uptake! This is one of the bet Lackadaisy fan pieces I've seen!
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