Thursday, January 8, 2009

DREAMING OF ELECTRIC BUTTERFLIES.

Dreaming of Electric Butterflies.


The New Yorker is doing their Eustace Tilley contest again so I thought I'd give it another shot (I entered my SoHo Eustace last year).

No other particularly interesting items to report at the moment. I apologize.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

BACKGROUNDS ARE HARD.

The Black Angel


I recently joined Warren Ellis's Whitechapel, mainly because I wanted to participate in the Remake/Remodel threads (Project: Rooftop doesn't happen nearly enough). This is my first entry, a redesign of The Black Angel. Her original outfit was more Catwoman than lady-aviator, so I tried to pull in that direction a little more. I gave her goggles, a scarf, and a sort of modified bomber jacket one-piece. Her old outfit has an interesting collar, so I tried to echo that. I also stole her old boots, because they were interesting and must have been very effective in kicking Nazi ass. Fun Fact: This is my first piece entirely inked by brush. I think it looks more fluid than my pen ones, though I miss the resulting scratchy texture of the paper.

Also, I finally registered a proper domain. AnnieWuArt.com currently redirects to this blog, but I hope to have a "real" portfolio there soon. Huzzah for business cards with a respectable URL.

And finally... Happy 2009, everyone. I know what I have to do this year and I'm looking forward to challenging -- and inevitably disappointing -- myself with these comically high expectations. Hey, it's the only way I get anything done.