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01 April 2015 @ 05:50 pm
What Kind of Monster...  
Just under the wire! Here's my entry for spnspiration's April Fool's Fanwork Challenge! *was sweating this one, guh!*

The premise is a single-blind prompt-fill swap, subverting the given prompt into something unexpected. God love kalliel, I got her prompt: "Cole, watersports and scat". YES, YOU READ RIGHT. ;) She got sassy and decided to prompt those delightful items because everyone said they didn't want to do them, and who got the task? C'est moi!

Right, SO. Under the cut is my art dump. *snert*

Title: What Kind of Monster
Rating: G (What, really? Yup, really!)
Character: Cole
Recipient: Kalliel
Warnings: Season 10 spoiler, but nothing major
Summary: Cole's dad was a monster, right? Cole finds out which kind, when he grows into his, well, heritage.



(click to enlarge)

*wags finger at Kalliel* Ha HA! I have thwarted your silliness! My long-suffering eldest child helped with the pose, and I had fun with some funky digital brushes for the jellyfish-esque tentacles and the kelp. Cranked out in a day because, well, it's me. :D

Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: 'Time to Pretend' - MGMT
Emma Rose (Emily)emmatheslayer on April 1st, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
amazing art work
Marcia Elenamarciaelena on April 2nd, 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
Beautiful work! Poor Cole can't get a break, huh?
thursdaysistersthursdaysisters on April 2nd, 2015 01:17 am (UTC)
*sings* "What's a fire and why does it, what's the word...BUUUUUURN"
Icarus was a test pilot: Summer impalagalwithglasses on April 2nd, 2015 01:24 am (UTC)
Absolutely awesome. I love the color and swirl, floaty effect of the water and the clothes and dogtags.
Silviasillie82 on April 2nd, 2015 01:42 am (UTC)
Very nice! Poor Cole....
cassiopeia7: Dean: LIKES!cassiopeia7 on April 2nd, 2015 02:03 am (UTC)
Oh . . . MY. I'm loving the palette, the light beams streaking down into the water, Cole's drifting dog-tags, the electric-blue glow of his tentacles that mimics the creepy glow in his eyes . . . wow, you even gave him GILLS. ♥ FANTASTIC!!

. . . but where's the scat? XDDD
Sophia Prestersophiap on April 2nd, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
Lovely! I love how the light is between his hand and his face. It's a beautiful effect.
becc_jbecc_j on April 2nd, 2015 03:07 am (UTC)
very cool :) Love the underwater setting and lighting <3 Also monster design \o/
fireheart13fireheart13 on April 2nd, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)
This is super gorgeous!!! Wow, the underwater is so cool!
comachomaisky on April 2nd, 2015 06:00 am (UTC)
So that's what that prompt was about... When I saw the prompt I was like wth poor Cole...
I love his pose with one hand reaching out toward the camera and one eye showing through. Looks so lonely.
I hope he won't be hunted down by our boys...
milly_galmilly_gal on April 2nd, 2015 07:02 am (UTC)
This is just gorgeous art hun! Gorgeous! I love the pose and even though his face is mainly covered I can still see exactly who it is :D You've nailed the slightly offkilter focus on the webbed hand too, it's extremely well done :)
Amberamberdreams on April 2nd, 2015 08:33 am (UTC)
That's pretty subversive..or maybe I should say submersive? LOL!

Love the glowy jelly tentacle thingies and that you blurred his hand, you clever girl.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 7th, 2015 01:13 am (UTC)
HEE! Submersive...
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on April 2nd, 2015 11:06 am (UTC)
That's a pretty genius way to twist that prompt - I wouldn't have known where to take it if it was me!!! But you? You just throw out some stand out art!!!

I love Cole's eye, it stand out so beautifully, even in all the surrounding shades on blue, and did you blur that reaching hand because that's perfect?! The tentacles are so creepy and I love the fluorescent glow you gave them.

I love all the other details too like the floating dog tags and the raw looking gills. those sharp claws and suckers on his hand.

Scary stuff, but oh so effective! Thanks for sharing :)

monicawoe: Cards-ani (slow)monicawoe on April 2nd, 2015 02:17 pm (UTC)
Ooh this is awesome!!!

Love the details on the hand - the webbing, suckers and the gills

Beautiful colors too!
twisted_slinky: HunterCastwisted_slinky on April 2nd, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Lovely work as usual. I love the positioning of the hand so that it covers some of his monstrous face and the colors are wonderful.
no_hearts_noneno_hearts_none on April 3rd, 2015 04:27 am (UTC)
This is so cool! I love his pose and his expression and the gills, but my favourite thing is probably the jellyfish tentacles.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 7th, 2015 01:13 am (UTC)
... but my favourite thing is probably the jellyfish tentacles.

ME TOO! I wanted to do tentacles, but not just any tentacles. Jellyfish are amazingly beautiful, creepy, potentially dangerous critters. Thank ya!
caranfindelcaranfindel on April 3rd, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love the idea (subversive indeed!) and the art is gorgeous!!!
astarloa: Dean - Redastarloa on April 6th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
I have to admit, I was really curious to see the subversion for this prompt :p

This is fantastic - I especially like the beams of light shining through the water / Cole's face obscured by his webbed hand.

Kallielkalliel on April 6th, 2015 02:14 am (UTC)
Ahahaha YESSSSSSSSSSSSS. <3333 1) Sorry I am so late commenting on this, and 2) THANK YOU for being a good sport about the silly prompt, haha. I trusted that fandom would be able to take it on without actually involving any watersports or scat of that variety, but I had no idea the prompt would inspire such magnificence. Because this is magnificent.

I love the moodiness to it, and the luminous, translucent tentacles Cole's wondering at here. And the gills and the dog tags and the suckered palms---GUH. <3333 This is the only monster I want Cole to be descended from now, because anything else will can't possibly measure up. So, so wonderful. Thank you, bb!

Also, related funny story: Last night I attended a seder, where we played pictionary telephone. Basically, everyone writes a pop culture phrase down on a piece of paper, and the next person then has to doodle it, and the person after that has to divine the phrase, etc. I got a picture that appeared to be some sort of substance coming out of some sort of nether region, so I was just like, well, I guess I'll write down watersports.

Apparently the doodle was of a butt making a poop mustache on someone's face?? IDEK it was hard to tell what, exactly, was being discharged. But of course the person who doodled after me drew someone jetskiing. XDDD
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 7th, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
Thank you, love bug! (I was out of town for the weekend; I know so well about late commenting!)

You're waaaaay too kind! I waffled between arting and some vague fic ideas involving Cole and Sam and water torture but sadly, I kinda chickened out on it. I had my eldest son do photoref for me, and I knew I wanted the hand waving the viewer away, as if to say "God dammit, SCAT!" (Hee!) And then he moved his hand in front of his face and I saw that intense eye peek out and I was like "DOOD, FREEZE. I HAVE TO TAKE THAT PICTURE. IT IS BOSS."

The end result wasn't as "intense" as I'd hoped but it was interesting to do. And even though I may have balled my fist at you for those prompts at first, this is what the challenge was all about! And it ended up being a fantastic event and really fun to puzzle out and execute. Well played, you!

Um. A poop mustache is a pop culture reference?? Well! Happy seder! That's so funny; there must be something in the air. *ahem!*

Thanks again for spearheading this! It was challenging and hella fun. :D