Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Bastard Pistol.

I was cleaning out my studio flat file and saw this fellow. I totally forgot to share this one last semester. Originally, this piece and the line art that eventually became my shirt design were supposed to be elements in one of my first thesis posters.

The two faces were a very subtle detail flanking a larger illustration in the middle, but this proved to be too much digital manipulation for me (I try not to edit too much in Photoshop, just color). Since only half of their faces were supposed to show through ever so slightly, I didn't bother to make their faces look terribly different and decided to focus more on their sleepy eyes and lightly sneering, partially parted lips. I was also thinking about making him a shirt as well but it would have cost a pretty penny to print both designs.

In other news, I was sorry to hear about Alexander McQueen's death. He was one of my go-to designers when it came to putting together outfits for that fashion illustration class I took last year. Even if you don't typically pay attention to the runways, looking through his collections is always great inspiration. Incredible, incredible work.


  1. annie, hi!
    i just bumped into your blog and i'm amazed! your drawings and illustrations are great! and you're just 21? or you were when you started the blog almost three years ago? however, even without being a seer i see a bright future for you! : )
    didn't have time to browse through all of your posts. do you draw comics, too?

  2. oh, and you love adam & and the ants!!?? i'm bookmarking you definitively! : )

  3. Hi Goran! It's funny that you should comment right now; I was just looking through some issues of Y to get panel inspiration and your work was included. I'm a big fan of the series.

    Anyway, I'm still 21 for another few months, and I'm just starting to get into this whole comics thing. Not much of it in my blog though, apart from a few class experiments. And a fellow Adam & the Ants fan? Always welcome.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. there you go - synchronicity ...
    there are hundreds of artists' blogs out there and i sometimes indulge myself browsing through them. via links on other people's blogs or comments they're leaving. i think i found yours on cameron stewart's.
    and you reminded me of fiona staples who i met when she was barely older then you are now.
    really looking forward to seeing you blossom in full potential.
    and i'm still amazed with that adam ant thing. i love most of the bands and singers you listed, but i thought adam ant was obscure (though once popular) singer only 'old' people like me remember. : )

  5. I really dig your inks. What kind of materials do you use?

  6. Thanks, Casey. Lately, my tools of choice have been ink and dip pen, followed by color in Photoshop. The piece you're commenting on was just ink and brush, though.

  7. Right on! Thanks for the info and really awesome work.