Nigel “Red Claw” is a portrait of the illustrious and brave pilot serving with Feline No. 9 Squadron. Nigel wanted (demanded) that he be depicted in the most heroic and noble way possible. He is shown in his trademark Stray-Ban glasses and scarf as he regards a flight of three airships with his usual commanding stare (no doubt thinking that he is a better pilot than any of those other blokes).
Nigel earned his call sign “Red Claw” for his hunting prowess (or so he claims. Some say it is because he once put a careless foot in a bucket of paint, but who really knows the truth?) and his airship has a little red claw mark painted near the cockpit as his personal emblem.
When Nigel is not in the cockpit he is usually accompanied by Pip, the cat responsible for keeping an electric fan at the ready to make sure Nigel’s scarf is blowing when there is no wind.
The original drawing is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on 2-ply Bristol vellum.
Each Nigel “Red Claw” print is hand signed and hand numbered out of a total run of 50. Once they are sold out, no more will be run.
The print comes mounted in a 11″ x 14″ archival mat with backing board. All of my prints are matted to standard frame sizes for ease of framing.
I cut my own mats. The mat colors may vary depending on what I have in stock but I always pick something that compliments the artwork. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send me a note and I will try to accommodate you. For Nigel “Red Claw” I usually use a double mat, often with a gray or turquoise inner border color and a dark blue outer color. Sometimes I use the same color for both the inner and outer mats. This creates a different but equally appealing look. The print itself is about 9″ x 7″, which leaves an approximate 2″ border on the sides and 2.5″ on the top and bottom.
Prints are protected by a clear plastic archival bag that guards against moisture and minor scratches. I recommend leaving the print inside the bag until it is transferred to a frame.
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