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23 December 2015 @ 05:44 pm
Xmas Exchange for Safiyabat!  
Title: Stay Off the Moors
Pairing/Characters: Sam and Dean
Word count/Medium: digital art
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: blood (Hey, it's me!)
Summary: Loosely based on 'An American Werewolf in London' and the art of Jon Foster, here's my spn_j2_xmas gift exchange for safiyabat, one of the most steadfast Sam!girls I know. ♥ ♥ ♥


(click to enlarge)

I keep meaning to take WIP shots but of course, I never do. Next one, I promise! This one was a toughie for me, as most multiple-figure scenes with some kind of background are.

PS...extra special thanks to the Xmas mods. These exchanges are NOT EASY. Love you!
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Current Music: Xmas carols, OF COURSE
cassiopeia7: Bugs Bunny: Heartscassiopeia7 on December 23rd, 2015 10:58 pm (UTC)
Ooooo. That lighting is absolute perfection! Loving the smoke from Sam's gun, his posture, body language, and flying hair . . . the feathery fur of the beast, the moonlight shining through the bullet wounds, and those bloody CLAWS *shivers* . . . heck, I love it all! (Even if the claws on that thing are going to give me nightmares.) Such a gorgeous piece. Bra-VA!

Loosely based on 'An American Werewolf in London'

. . . except Sam and Dean are MUCH more badass. ;) Dude, we need to do us an '80s movie marathon one of these days.

Edited at 2015-12-23 10:59 pm (UTC)
Amberamberdreams on December 23rd, 2015 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh very cool! Love the frozen action, like a frame from a film, and all the angles! No wonder it took you a while, you certainly challenged yourself with their positions - love it!

Goes to check it out large...

PS - surely for your book cover commissions you have to do backgrounds?
becc_jbecc_j on December 23rd, 2015 11:00 pm (UTC)
This turned out fantastic! Love the colours and grittiness of it. SAM IS SO BADASS!!!!
I really like the idea of the bullet holes with light shining through too, that's a nice detail! I want to feel sorry for Dean who's all beaten and bloody in the background there, but I'm still hung up on Sam - that expression, that hair and the pose! I am smitten <3
You nailed the perspective and layout, so great to see this in your work. Also you know I was trying to think of Jon Foster's name just yesterday, because I wanted to check out his work, he is super inspiring.
Amberamberdreams on December 23rd, 2015 11:03 pm (UTC)
hee! I'm back again - I am examining your brushstrokes (my new hobby) and I only just noticed the bloody great bullet holes in the beast when looking at it large - because my eyesight and powers of observation really suck. LOL
elwarreelwarre on December 23rd, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
This is stunning. There are so many gorgeous details that I've been stuck staring for probably twenty minutes. All that contained movement is utterly captivating.

(Also Sam's ass like WHOA)

(I feel vaguely creepy for perving on Sam in a drawing, but I suppose that's actually slightly less creepy than perving on a photo? Who can determine the levels of perviness, anyway)

Edited at 2015-12-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
Emma Rose (Emily)emmatheslayer on December 23rd, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
great work
JJ1564jj1564 on December 23rd, 2015 11:49 pm (UTC)
This is amazing, I love American Werewolf and you've really captured the feel of the film, and even better with our gorgeous Sam and Dean! I love the way Sam's hair, body and gun smoke all appear to be moving, and the luminous quality of the moon.
driving down crazy street: spnjalu2 on December 23rd, 2015 11:51 pm (UTC)
Beautiful work. I've always loved the way you represent Sam and Dean, and this certainly doesn't fail to disappoint. The entire atmosphere is stunning.
septembers_codaseptembers_coda on December 23rd, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
OMG just. So. GOOD. Holy @#$% @^#% *!@@!!! I have n0 words. Good thing I have symbols. ;-)

Silviasillie82 on December 24th, 2015 12:15 am (UTC)
This is great! Love the composition and how dynamic this is. <3
fireheart13: candy canesfireheart13 on December 24th, 2015 12:27 am (UTC)
Beautiful!! All dark and moody, love the bullet holes and Sam's shooting!
fufarawfufaraw on December 24th, 2015 12:43 am (UTC)
The lighting, the arrested movement, the shading--and above all, Sam's *face*--so good!
The Long and Winding Road: Wet Samamypond45 on December 24th, 2015 01:37 am (UTC)
Wowza! Love this so much!!! Sam with both guns blazing (did he grab Dean's after the big bad wolf put that nasty gash in his brother's side? NOBODY gets away with that!) This looks vaguely like a still from the Matrix, but more organic...And the smoke! Both from Sam's gun and the atmosphere (the Scottish moors in American Werewolf! Also the sepia-like dark colors and shadows....

I'm gonna be looking at this a lot tonight :) THANK YOU!
de_nugisde_nugis on December 24th, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
That is very awesome!
cracks in the facadedephigravity on December 24th, 2015 02:14 am (UTC)
Oh wow! I love the sense of action you have created! The poses, the lighting, the palette, the mist and smoke... everything is just so gorgeous. Brilliant!