This is Bat Country

Some would say Anne Karetnikov is an illustrator and an artist. Her usual habitat is the eastern US, and was last seen painting and looking very sleep deprived.

cicadachirps asked: BIG NEWS I AM DRINKING GRAPE JUICE FORM AN ACTUAL GLASS CUP I AM LIKE THE MOST HIGH CLASS FUCKER EVER WOW I KNOW I ONLY TOOK THIS CUP OUT CUZ EVERYTHING IS DIRTY IN THE TRASH HIVE BUT DAMN DO I FEEL CLASSY HOLY FLOATING COCKS (this has nothing to do with how much I don't want to do my hw or go to bed to wake up for school after break ends nope nope) and how r u?

hahaha OH HAI. I’m okay! I’m super nervous about the con this weekend. I feel unprepared but I had so much to do aaa I just ran out of time. Hoping to get more done ffffffff

I want to get some more stuff uploaded tonight but I’m wondering if it’s too late, meh. Anyway, likely working late. MEH. How are thee?

Come see me at Zenkaikon2014! I seem to be stationed in a funny spot, table number 36. I’d love to have some folks visit! I’ll have prints, some postcards and bookmarks, OOAK card sized paintings and buttons and I’ll try to be doing commissions too!

Come see me at Zenkaikon2014! I seem to be stationed in a funny spot, table number 36. I’d love to have some folks visit! I’ll have prints, some postcards and bookmarks, OOAK card sized paintings and buttons and I’ll try to be doing commissions too!

Thanduil WIP. Lil teaser shot. Hoping to have prints of him for zenkaikon and animenext.

Thanduil WIP. Lil teaser shot. Hoping to have prints of him for zenkaikon and animenext.

Fullview on blog is worth it.
Going to be selling art at Zenkaikon 2014 and Animenext 2014. Hopefully I’ll be debuting prints of Howl! Finally finished him. This was a lot of fun to do, but a lot of work too. If you’re going to either con, please come see me! My banner has a big naga and a plague doctor mask on it so it’s a little hard to miss.

Fullview on blog is worth it.

Going to be selling art at Zenkaikon 2014 and Animenext 2014. Hopefully I’ll be debuting prints of Howl! Finally finished him. This was a lot of fun to do, but a lot of work too. If you’re going to either con, please come see me! My banner has a big naga and a plague doctor mask on it so it’s a little hard to miss.

Unused book cover. They ended up going in a different direction, but I was still paid for my time. I really liked how it came out- and now that the image is mine I happily changed the hands and tail back to red. I love silly floofy old clothes, ah

Unused book cover. They ended up going in a different direction, but I was still paid for my time. I really liked how it came out- and now that the image is mine I happily changed the hands and tail back to red. I love silly floofy old clothes, ah

Hannibal tonight. Celebratory quick doodle at work. Who’s going to watch with me?

Hannibal tonight. Celebratory quick doodle at work. Who’s going to watch with me?

Speed sketching at the Princeton Art Museum. Been very busy but updates and some real work soon.

Speed sketching at the Princeton Art Museum. Been very busy but updates and some real work soon.

Wait.. wait! Stop! I’m confused.
I… I think it’s the suits. Is it the suits?
I must just love suits.
Suits and jackasses? Sophisticated jackasses. Maybe the whole people-feastin’ thing is optional. I hope it’s optional. I’m also starting to wonder if everything I love just comes down to a bunch of Dracula-like nonsense…. I … am… sort of okay with this.
/endsillyhappynonsese

Wait.. wait! Stop! I’m confused.

I… I think it’s the suits. Is it the suits?

I must just love suits.

Suits and jackasses? Sophisticated jackasses. Maybe the whole people-feastin’ thing is optional. I hope it’s optional. I’m also starting to wonder if everything I love just comes down to a bunch of Dracula-like nonsense…. I … am… sort of okay with this.

/endsillyhappynonsese

Just realised that i never threw these here. Snapshots from at least TWO Hannibal-related things I’ve done with my family. The first four are from the season 2 party- mom mostly did that one and it was amazing, the others are from thanksgiving- I did a Hannibal-themed table and dressed in a grey jacket with green/grey plaid pants and appropriately patterned neckwear. The table setting included a lot of things I tried to emmulate from the show (deep purple table runner, metalic chargers and so on). The centrepeice was my favorite to do- aside from various interesting fruit and flowers, I snuck in turkey feathers somewhere (because we were eating a turkey, ha), peacock feathers, and yes those are walrus tusks. Mum drew the line at putting the moose antler on the table, ha, but it looked good on the sideboard.

Here’s a little snapshot of a painting in progress- can you guess who it is? 

Been super super busy recently. Working on at least two projects aside from my part time job and working on having more prints for Zenkaikon and Animenext. I’m hoping buttons and stickers will be a thing too but we’ll see if I run out of time.

Here’s a little snapshot of a painting in progress- can you guess who it is?

Been super super busy recently. Working on at least two projects aside from my part time job and working on having more prints for Zenkaikon and Animenext. I’m hoping buttons and stickers will be a thing too but we’ll see if I run out of time.