|Scott P. ‘Doc’ Vaughn is an illustrator
and writer living in the Phoenix area, hailing originally from Milwaukee,
Wisconsin and was raised with an encouraged imagination. He has tuned
those imaginings into zines (Bombshelter/M&V),
websites, comics, and novels (HERO-LORE),
as well as hundreds of personal and freelance illustrations. He has
shown at local venues such as AZ Artlink’s ‘First Fridays’
and has been published online and in select periodicals.
Scott (AKA Doc Redfield)’s
mediums include pen & ink, pencil, and digital color (usually
Adobe Photoshop colors and paints). His classically inspired ink-work
stands out, rendered in technical pens, microns, and sometimes a
mix of graphite, ink-wash, charcoal or digital. His artistic influences
include classic and modern illustrators, such as Alex Raymond, Frank
Frazetta and Frank Cho (but hardly limited to Lee, Linsner, Royo,
Struzan, Charest, Schultz, etc).
Scott’s writing began simply as expression and a way to get
the creative ideas that he originally couldn’t sketch onto
paper in at least some tangible form. He later moved on to self-publishing
zines and finally comic books. When he found that resources for
continuing such ventures alone (relatively) were lacking, he decided
to try writing short stories. He’s completed his first novel,
“Shards of Destiny”, based on his aborted comic book,
Hero-Lore. Scott also self-published a prequel called “Tales
of the Hero-Lore” while waiting for his book deal to hopefully
take off. His style takes nods from great character and adventure
writers such as Raymond E. Feist, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert
Among Scott’s interests are classic illustrations and movie
genres, being with friends, and a severe predilection for ‘Doctor
Who’. His work takes many nods from pop, pulp, and classical
culture. He is available for freelance illustrations and commissions,
and he also has two novels currently seeking publication and one
self-published short-story anthology set in his ‘Hero-Lore’
A self-proclaimed renaissance man, Scott is a self-proclaimed illustrator,
writer, zine-editor, creator, self-publisher, designer, webmaster,
ordained minister, fanboy, collector, movie critic, malt lover and
an appreciator of fine wines, pipes, swords, billiards, erotica,
entertainment, and more.
I am an illustrator, and whether it for web, books, comics, magazines,
or for commercial design, I'm there to convey a point or emotion via
art and to capture a scene, real or implied. I tend to take a realistic
edge to some subjects considered to be more fantasy oriented. I enjoy
working most in black and white, with emphasis on grays in certain
mediums. Primarily I use pen and ink, graphite and colors created
in Adobe Photoshop and other programs.
Working with micron pens, technical nibs, medium graphite or charcoals,
my eye is always closest to detail. Hatching and stipple in the b/w
mediums are a favorite. My goal with each piece is to catch the mood
that I want to convey, be it a realistic setting or more fictitious.
Each character has an emotion, each background a setting for a play.
Each illustration or drawing is a part of me, either through fantasy
or feeling. Be it through my art or my writing, I'm always out to
show a side of something without necessarily making a statement with
I'm more interested in always improving and doing the job right than
just getting it done. My art and creativity attests to that.
Rock, hard rock, classic rock, jazz, blues, classical, opera, alternative,
80's, 70's, 60's, 50's... ah hell, the 40's too (big band).
MOVIES: Pulp Fiction, The Crow, Dark City, Doctor Who, Star
Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Kill Bill, King Kong (1933,2005),
Godzilla, Casablanca, Metropolis, Wizard of Oz, Dune, Lost Highway,
Enter the Dragon, Seven Samurai, Heavy Metal, Akira, Open Range, Testament
of Dr. Mabuse, Real Genius, Indian Jones, Batman, Macross Plus, Robotech,
Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, Sleeping Beauty, Clerks, Jaws, Jurassic
Park, Westworld, Zorro, Vampire Hunter D, War of the Worlds, Clash
of the Titans, 007, Army of Darkness, Dracula, Fifth Element, Count
of Monte Cristo, Aliens, Predator, Terminator, M , etc etc…
TV: Doctor Who, Star Trek, Heroes, Venture Bros., Highlander,
Deadwood, CSI, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, etc etc…
HEROES: Tom Baker, Frank Frazetta, Ray Harryhausen, W.A.