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21 December 2014 @ 01:23 pm
Gift for Steeplechasers  
Title: Bad Blood
Gifter: quickreaver
Pairing/Characters: Sam and Dean (or Sam/Dean, totally depends upon your shipping goggles :))
Word count/Medium: digital art
Rating: R
Warnings: partial nudity, blood, wounds, ominous situation (but is that really a bad thing?)
Summary: Okay, so I didn't exactly use one of my recipient's prompts, but I KNOW what she likes and I needled one of her best buds for info, and this is what evolved. Dean is a demon, yes, but as such, he still loves his brother. 'Love', however, means something very different to Dean now. In my awful little mind, Sam has wrung himself out trying to 'fix' Dean and it just ain't working. Sam is done. He's exhausted and he's hurt and he's...done. But Dean knows how to remedy this situation. He is both the cure and the disease. This scene depicts Dose #1...



All Photoshop, click to enlarge in its own window. I'M SORRY, I KNOW, IT'S MEAN! BUT I KINDA LOVE IT TOO? *cringes*

cassiopeia7: Sam&Dean:  He ain't heavycassiopeia7 on December 21st, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, you ARE mean! ;) But yeah, this is just the kind of "love" demon!Dean would dispense.

Love Sammy's shoulder-stitches and his wrung-out, lost expression, the bitemark on Dean's arm (and why am I thinking that Dean did the biting himself?) and Dean's fingers all wound up in Sam's hair.

Beautiful work, lady!! ♥
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 21st, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, lovely! I need to find a way to make it up to Sam, I really do...
(no subject) - cassiopeia7 on December 21st, 2014 07:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Amberamberdreams on December 21st, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
Sammeeeeeee! He looks so wrecked and despairing... Love his posture too.
Looks like you and Becc were pretty much on the same page!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 21st, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
Ha! Well, Becc was stuck using my prompts, so you know where that often heads. ;)
(no subject) - amberdreams on December 21st, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - quickreaver on December 21st, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - amberdreams on December 21st, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
caseybuttholebread on December 21st, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 21st, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
You think?! Man, I hope so! It was tough to pose...
Emma Rose (Emily)emmatheslayer on December 21st, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
this is amazing
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
It's something, all right. ;) Thank you!
Sophia Prestersophiap on December 21st, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
Wow! This is gorgeous and hot and hella disturbing in all the right ways!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:30 am (UTC)
Just the he way I like my men: gorgeous and hot and hella disturbing. ;) Thanks, lady!
badbastionbadbastion on December 21st, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, I love it! I'm just entranced by Sam's face... you got that hollow, brittle look he had at the beginning of the season down perfectly. It's fantastic. And Dean's expression is amazing too.

I love the way you colored it... it's rougher than your usual style I think, and something about it makes the image more brutal.

This is great, and I'm sure she'll love it!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, I downloaded these PS watercolor brushes and I've been trying to get them to work for me. They're SO frickin' cool. (You can find 'em here. He runs sales all the time.) I can't seem to get myself to REALLY loosen up, it's such a crutch. Someday...maybe...

Thanks, BB! *smish*
dont_hate_me01dont_hate_me01 on December 21st, 2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
Fantastic!! Love the haunted look on Sam's face. The blood running down he corner of his mouth and the bite mark on Dean's shoulder speaks on just how Dean remedied that situation!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
Yup. Dean, in this guise, is making himself Sam's perfect drug.

I SHOULDN'T LOVE IT BUT I DOOOOO! (Me and steeplechasers. We're bad for each other.)
comachomaisky on December 21st, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
I feel so bad for Sam, especially with that smug look on Dean's face. But I forgive Dean because of that nice calf he's got.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 21st, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
I love Dean's legs. His meaty thighs and the bow of his calves...they are smexxy legs!
steeplechaserssteeplechasers on December 21st, 2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
oh my god, i practically woke up to this and my day is COMPLETELY MADE. look at thisssssss i can't stop staring at it?? the stitches on sam's shoulder, the bones of their hands, the curve of sam's forward leg, the bite mark, the loOK ON SAM'S FACE everything about this is PERFECT.

thank you SO MUCH for such a stunning gift i love you <3333333333 (and goddammit i might have to write something to accompany this it's Too Much)!!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 21st, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yay! It was a tough scene to compose, actually, and I'm not sure I hit it out of the park, but parts of it worked, so more yay!


(Someday, I will draw scenes from Mashiach. Someday...)
(no subject) - steeplechasers on December 21st, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - quickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on December 21st, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
wooo, this is perfect, omg! *_*
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
Oh, I dunno about that but it was the perfect opportunity to get this thing out of my system! For at least a day...heh...

Thank ya!
driving down crazy street: spnjalu2 on December 21st, 2014 10:44 pm (UTC)
Amazing! I always love seeing how demon!Dean could interact with Sam, and this doesn't disappoint.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
:D Thanks bunches! I wish Show had given us more, but at least we have the Mark of Cain to look forward to! (And I do, believe me...)
becc_jbecc_j on December 21st, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
Sam really looks worn out and Dean looks like he's just getting started...the larger version is great, love checking out all the detail and textures <3 Also hello shirtless boys :)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh, you know me: any excuse for shirtless boys! Thanks, Becc! I used those Kyle Webster watercolor brushes but I STILL can't seem to loosen up. It makes me itch! Ah, someday...
ash48ash48 on December 21st, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
Oh god, this is so heart wrenching. Sam is so worn out and desperate - and d!dean giving Sam something that real dean would never agree to. Argh and Sam doesn't have the tattoo. Somehow that makes him seem even more vulnerable. I love all the details - including Sam's noticeable ribs, that nasty bite mark and the way Dean's fingers are threading through Sam's hair - almost a mocking gesture of love. Amazing work.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
OMG, you caught that I left out Sam's tattoo! YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THAT. *hugs to smithereens* If he shows up with it one day in an episode and we never get the story of Sam getting re-inked, I will have a total toddler tantrum that will resonate through the galaxy. Doesn't look like we'll ever get the whole story behind his injured arm, either. Man, the wasted potential for storytelling is pilin' up, thar!

But that's where we come in, yeah? ;)

Thanks, babe! You're aces.
(no subject) - ash48 on December 22nd, 2014 04:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
My Hunter: Deanmonmeus_venator on December 22nd, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
Okay this is going to sound really stupid, but I adore the curve of Sam's jeans clad leg and the socked foot. Feet are hard to draw and the shapes are just perfect. I love everything else as well, but I know those are tricky to get right.
The Deanmon is certainly putting Sam through his paces. Poor Sammy * pets him *
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
Not stupid at all! Ask badbastion about the appeal of socked feet. :D we both dig 'em. SO CUTE! (I had initially drawn him barefoot, but there was something about being in his stocking feet, like he'd gotten interrupted in mid-dress, that felt somehow more disorienting for Sam.) Hands are a bear too, so many little bones. I think I did okay with those this time, though. The anatomy was kinda tricky in this one, for some reason. Their torsos gave me grief. Annnnywho...

After the holidays we'll put our heads together about which of your fics we'll art for!

Thanks, sweetness!

Edited at 2014-12-22 01:58 am (UTC)
(no subject) - meus_venator on December 22nd, 2014 02:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
I'm Mulder, She's Scullyrunedgirl on December 22nd, 2014 02:00 am (UTC)
As much as Sam must be ambivalent, there's so much Winchester touching going on here. It's like they can't help themselves. I like it.

Also, muscles. Mmm.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 22nd, 2014 02:07 am (UTC)
I tend to fixate on the differences between (how I imagine) Sam and Dean's bodies are built. It's, like, a hobby or something! Obviously, they're both tough, but Dean always has this thin layer of cushion all over his muscle. I just LOVE his meatiness. (That sounded a little dirtier than I intended, but you know what I mean!) Sam just doesn't have that, he's more rawboned. They're different physiologies. And it's delicious.

And touching, yes indeedy. Thanks, lovely!