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My Work // Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds of Joss Whedon's Firefly | Watercolour & Pencil Portrait Illustration


Watercolour Fan Art Greeting Card of Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds of Joss Whedon's classic sci-fi/western Firefly

I’ve started doing a few flashbacks posts talking about some of my favourite pieces from my back-catalogue; first up was my fan art illustration of Willow Rosenberg from Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer; then I shared Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Today, it’s all about another fan art piece, this time of Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds of Joss Whedon’s classic sci-fi/western Firefly.

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I’m a big nerd; you can see that from a number of my wish list posts. I came to Firefly a little late. I had heard about it around the time it was first released, but knowing it had been suddenly cancelled, I didn’t look too much into it. A few years later, its popularity had exploded, especially with the release of the movie. So I rented the first DVD to check it out. I don’t think I got around to renting the second DVD as I went straight to buying the box set.

A4 Print of Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds of Joss Whedon's classic sci-fi/western Firefly, by Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

A6 Print of Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds of Joss Whedon's classic sci-fi/western Firefly, by Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

It’s an immense shame to see such a great show cut down just when it had barely begun. But despite having only 14 episodes and a movie, it is one of the most respected sci-fi shows of the past few decades due to its mixing of varied genres, flawed characters and stellar writing.

So I felt I should do a little ode to the show and one of its greatest characters, Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds, brilliantly portrayed by Nathan Fillion. And just like Willow and Picard, I was really ecstatic with how he turned out.

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I’ve popped A4 and A6 art prints of Mal up on my store, along with a greeting card version with the additional banner of text, "You Little Rebel You". It makes for a great greeting card to give to a nerdy friend.

Greeting Card of Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds of Joss Whedon's classic sci-fi/western Firefly, with text "I'll always be your sidekick", by Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

I currently have five fan art illustrations in this line of art prints and greeting cards. Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds is joined by; Captain Picard from the sci-fi epic Star Trek: The Next Generation; Willow Rosenberg from Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer; Usagi Tsukino from the manga/anime Sailor Moon; and Princess Bubblegum from the animated show Adventure Time (though she still needs the greeting card treatment).

Watercolour Fan Art Greeting Cards of Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds from Joss Whedon's Firefly, and Usagi Tsukino from manga/anime Sailor Moon

Watercolour Fan Art Greeting Cards of Willow Rosenberg from Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard, from sci-fi epic Star Trek: The Next Generation

Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Willow Rosenberg from Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard, from sci-fi epic Star Trek: The Next Generation, Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds from Joss Whedon's Firefly, and Usagi Tsukino from manga/anime Sailor Moon, and Princess Bubblegum from cartoon Adventure Time

And like most of my products, you can also buy the Captain Jean-Luc Picard illustration on a number different products over on my Society6Redbubble and Art Rookie stores, from cushions and cards to mugs and rugs.



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Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Hello, I'm Karen

I'm an illustrator & designer from the UK, producing my own products as well as custom illustration for clients, both big and small.

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