The New Me

Last week sometime, I was brainstorming with ways to personalize the design of my site a bit while still working within my limited artistic and design sensibilities. On a whim, I emailed Shari to see if she might be willing to sketch a version of me that I’d be able to work into the design somehow.

Last week sometime, I was brainstorming with ways to personalize the design of my site a bit while still working within my limited artistic and design sensibilities. On a whim, I emailed [Shari][1], a comic artist whose blog I’ve been reading and whose artwork I enjoy, to see if she might be willing to sketch a version of me that I’d be able to work into the design somehow.

[1]: http://sharii.com/ “Shari Chankhamma”

Shari was kind enough to agree, and since I didn’t have a particular image or pose in mind beyond knowing that I wanted to be wearing a Utilikilt, I directed her to my [Narcissism][2] set on Flickr and let her go to town.

[2]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwudi/sets/1326981/ “Flickr: Narcissism”

A day or so later, Shari sent me a first set of preliminary sketches. There were a number of versions of ‘me’ that looked very promising, but down in the middle of the page was a funny little very anime-style version that she’d dubbed the ‘Valiant Camera Warrior’ which I got a big kick out of. When I wrote back to confirm that I liked the direction she was heading with the sketches, I also mentioned how much I enjoyed the Valiant Camera Warrior.

A couple days later she sent me the final artwork…and I was _floored_! Not only has Shari come up with an incredible comic version of ‘me,’ but she went ahead and inked the Valiant Camera Warrior as a bonus! I’ve worked the artwork into a few different places into the site design now, but under the cut are larger versions of her work.

First off, the more ‘normal’ version of me:

Me by Shari Chankhamma
Me by Shari Chankhamma

And now, the ‘Valiant Camera Warrior’:

Valiant Camera Warrior by Shari Chankhamma
Valiant Camera Warrior by Shari Chankhamma

Once again, thanks much, Shari!

Author: djwudi

Enthusiastic ambivert. Geeky, liberal, friendly, curious, feminist ally; trying to be a good person. (he/him)

0 thoughts on “The New Me”

  1. Can we call you “Valiant” for short?

    As long as it’s not “Prince Valiant.” My hair’s way too curly to pull of a pageboy haircut.

    I think that the VCW looks a little like your Dad, too.

    Y’know, I had the same thought!

    Chibi Wudi!

    I’m just so kawaii! o_O

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