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REMAKE: BLACK ANGEL by PaulSizer REMAKE: BLACK ANGEL by PaulSizer
Hot Damn, Warren Ellis' WHITECHAPEL "REMAKE/REMODEL" threads have started up again for 2009.

First up, THE BLACK ANGEL ([link];page=1).

Here's Warren's description:
"The Black Angel has an incredibly good name (for 1942). She appeared in a backup strip in AIR FIGHTERS comic for 22 issues. Appeared briefly in the 1980s in AIRBOY. And, well, here's the deal:

Sylvia Manners lived in a castle somewhere outside London that had an underground hangar in which she kept her plane. She took on the secret identity of The Black Angel to fight Nazis on an entirely freelance basis. And that's it."

So here's my concept pitch:
"Sylvia Minoku is an exchange student at Cambridge University in 1942. Coming from a wealthy family who made their fortunes in the Japanese aviation industry, Slyvia is horrified to learn that her brother Shinchiro is selling plane designs to Hitler's Luftwaffe. She discovers her father's old hangar/machineshop beneath her family's English summer home, housing a prototype Seafire F17 her father was developing for the RAF. Using her flight training and engineering talents, she adopts the identity of The Black Angel to assist the Allied air war."

I also found out the Japanese phrase for "Black Angel" is "Kuro Tenshi" (at least I think that's right; anyone who knows Japanese, please correct me!)

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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just found this, very nice!
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Your plane renderings beat the hell out of mine!
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are too kind.

Really glad I found you, going to be posting some new pieces soon, hope you get to see.
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LongLiveLink Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About the "Kuro Tenshi" I believe you are correct :nod:
You could always shorten it, though! ;)
To, say Ku-Ten <3
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, great to know. Thank you much!
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LongLiveLink Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob!
and good luck with the art C:
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neakui Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
i think this 1 and the following 1 are brilliant. the artwork reminds me of the old black hawk comics i used to read when i was growing up. bloody brill in execution and form!!!!!!!!!
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
HAWKAAAAAAAAAAA! thanks!
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neakui Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
no prob keep up the excellent work
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Ooohh.... were this real, there could be an interesting arc about the how the U.S. soldiers are bigoted towards her due to her Japanese heritage...

Brilliant BTW.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. I was thinking along those lines, actually...
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taiyouinc Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
The correct way to write Kurotenshi in Japanese would be as follows;
黒天使
Now it says Kuroshi (黒使). 天 (ten, meaning heaven) really emphasizes the angel part. :)

Great job otherwise. I really like your gallery! Keep up the good work!
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the clarification. I know there's many layers of detail to Japanese language, and I got as close as I could, but if I have the chance, I will correct this, as your suggestion is much more in tune with my intent. : )
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jragin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
bloody bril mate
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!
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Honky-Voodoo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Writer
Just saw the second paganda one, thought I'd leave a comment here. Bloody awesome!
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent, thanks for the good words!
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Honky-Voodoo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Writer
no no sir, thank you. heheheh
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RJLbwb Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I imagine after the fall of Singapore and the bombing of Darwin a Japanese aviation heiress will be really popular with the British 1942 and '43. Is that a seriously heavy duty suspension of disbelief I see on the undercarriage of the plane?

Nicely done picture though.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the more I thought about the concepts I had been messing with, the more holes I found in them. So luckily it turned out to be a decent picture, and that's as far as I need to go, it turns out.
Thanks, dig your giant squid icon!
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terminalcondition Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Love it - great technical details. Check out A Brief History of Dogfighting over at [link], might be your cup of tea.
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i-kingpin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
your reconceptualisation sounds way better
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Gogol500 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Hey,

I remember the old Black Angel comics and I think that's a pretty good idea for a "remake." I'm guessing she would have to fight the Japanese at some point too?
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k-owai Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009   Photographer
cool one man !
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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headspace Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, this is one of my favourite styles of artwork and this piece and the follow up were fantastic!
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renegadesoldier Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   General Artist
Kuro Tenshi sounds about right. There are many words for dark or black in Japanese, one I found out is Kurai.
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foolserrant Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
I would love to read that comic, if anyone were to do it. You could mix in plenty of noir, a wee bit of self-mocking camp, a load of glamor, and a decent amount of sociological analysis. It would certainly be an interesting -- and, to an extent, more believable than most -- read.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, I am now REALLY interested in actually DOING a book about this character; it would indeed be a lot of research to really have it ring true and be readable.
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foolserrant Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Agreed. But it would be worth it.
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sobreiro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nice work there, dude
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You also. Yours is fantastic!
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