A whitechapel remake/remodel sketch
Black hearted woman, can’t you see your poor man dyin’? Can’t count on both hands, baby, all the lonely nights I’ve been cryin’. Well I’m tired of all your slippery ways, I can’t take your evil lyin’.
I used to spend a fair bit of time lurking around the whitechapel message boards, and before that the Engine.
A regular thing on both was the Remake/Remodel threads, where some old character, often one that had lapsed into the public domain, was re conceived in a verity of ways by artists on the forum. Typically this was imitated by the host, writer Warren Ellis. I enjoyed seeing what people came up with, but only jumped in myself an few times.
This one, I was quite happy with and might even use some day. But the sketch has been around my studio long enough. It’s scanned for the records, and ready to be YOURS!
I called mine Black Hearted Woman after the song, but the character was originally the “Woman With A Black Heart”. A nameless mystery woman who appeared in ‘Fun and Fiction’ and ‘Bullseye’ in the 1930s.
Sketch is 9″w x 10″v, on a course large square of what looks like watercolor paper, slightly off white.