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06 March 2017 @ 11:06 pm
Sam ... times four?  
The warm, wonderful foolscapper wrote a really interesting, really moving little fic that I had the great delight to do art for. (Ashlee, you're the best!) What if Dean had to deal with all the different pieces of Sam. What if? This fic is tenderly written, with a fantastic Dean and lots of tragic, complicated, adorable Sam. Highly recommend!


Wordcount: 8,000+
Rating: Teen to Mature
Pairings: N/A, Gen
Summary: For the Sam Winchester Big Bang on tumblr! "Bar fight. Don't tell Dean. I don't want to hear it. You just... You understand best. You get it best, y'know? You get me." Death brings Sam back — sort of. A domestic, curtain-fic sort of piece that explores different sections of what makes Sam Winchester. An alternative to S07E01, where raising our boy's soul doesn't go exactly to plan.

Warning for psychological issues, mental anguish, mentions of torture, and so on. Also has minor self-harm (unintentional harm).

The four faces of Sam, as Dean takes on sorting these guys out...

That's it! NOW GO READ THE FIC. :D

Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
Current Music: "Innocent When You Dream" - Tom Waits
foolscapper: Sam + Dean.foolscapper on March 7th, 2017 04:31 am (UTC)
Thanks again for these absolutely wonderful illustrations! I love the personality you put into each one, they're juuuust right for the boys. :)

Four outta four stars, would recommend for art! <3
roxymissrose: bestbroroxymissrose on March 7th, 2017 04:42 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, so beautiful! I'm captivated by fresh-faced Sam number three--now I have to read the story. :)
borgmama1of5: Mollyborgmama1of5 on March 7th, 2017 04:59 am (UTC)
Amber: Bumamberdreams on March 7th, 2017 07:39 am (UTC)
All your Sams are pretty, even haggard Sam and slashed up Sam... that header is gruesome in the best possible way. I'm kind of fascinated and repelled by those bright red gashes and the cleanness of them. *shudders*

So eager to read this story now!
milly_galmilly_gal on March 7th, 2017 10:55 am (UTC)
That art banner is absolutely amazing. It made me wince first then I studied it and in the context of the story it's completely perfect! As for the four faces of Sam, you've gotten them all spot on!
lennelle: pic#125421085lennelle on March 7th, 2017 01:55 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, beautiful work, as always! I just finished Foolscapper's gorgeous fic and I had to come over here and gush over the artwork. All the Sam's are so beautiful, even poor, ragged Samson. The smug expression on Samuel, the tautness of Sam, and the breezy smile on Sammy, they're all so unique. The banner is amazing and the meaning of it makes so much sense once you've read the story. Amazing work!! You'll always be one of my fave artists, who I often look to for inspiration in my own artwork <3
caranfindel: pic#122754665caranfindel on March 7th, 2017 04:34 pm (UTC)
Such an amazing story and such gorgeous art!!!
madebyme_x: Defaultmadebyme_x on March 7th, 2017 05:10 pm (UTC)
Coming fresh from reading the wonderful fic, I simply had to stop by and remind you how awesome you are!!! The art for this fic is outstanding!!! I'm not sure how you've manged to inject so much personality into each Sam, but you've captured them all so perfectly: from smiling Sammy, to stern Samuel, to rebellious Sam, and poor broken Samson. I could easily see which was which, and I love the touches in the differences too; hair lengths, wardrobe choices and facial expressions.

The cover piece really drew my attention with the harshness of the red slashes, and now that I've read the fic, the imagery and meaning behind those four marks is so clear and poignant.

Thank you so much for sharing. Take care :)

BeeLikeJ: Jared is happy.beelikej on March 7th, 2017 06:14 pm (UTC)
Beau-ti-fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul. I'm so glad there is a happy Sam face in between the portraits too, because that banner image is haunting *stares and rubs neck* Love the whole set, especially the eye-brow game in the first portrait ;-)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: pic#120284814quickreaver on March 7th, 2017 06:56 pm (UTC)
It was definitely fun to start with a "Sam" base and then tweak each one to correspond to, well, THE FIC. :D And I worked on them all at the same time so I could see how they all differed, and keep tweaking! Thanks, bb!
Kate: <sam & dean>equally_dour on March 7th, 2017 07:34 pm (UTC)
that banner is stunning! <3
wetsammywetsammy on March 7th, 2017 08:26 pm (UTC)
The title art just floors me - so gorgeous and evocative! I found myself coming back to it throughout the day, and then finally had a chance to see the four Sam. Just amazed by your talent. Now off to read the fic!
Somer: Jensen | boots 1somer on March 7th, 2017 08:57 pm (UTC)
The four faces of Sam. Those all look gorgeous. Love the little nuances that make them all different. The raised eyebrow in the first one. The dimples popping out in the third one. The haggard look in the fourth one. Smug, serious, happy, hurt. This is how it looks to be at least. alskfjdhgfhkd Anyway. Gorgeous!
cindy: spn - sam (by crecd060)tsuki_no_bara on March 8th, 2017 05:53 am (UTC)
they're all so clearly sam but also so clearly different aspects of him. i think the first (the eyebrow!) and the third (the dimples! the hair!) are my favorites, but they're all amazing.
kisa: writingkisahawklin on March 9th, 2017 06:17 am (UTC)
Wow, the banner is haunting and the four portraits - such a really strong interpretation of the personalities in the fic. Really beautiful work, very subtle and all of it is just gorgeous.
riathema: pic#126380131riathema on March 9th, 2017 01:33 pm (UTC)
Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered: Artwork
These are so cool. With just a subtle slant of the eyes or cut of the mouth, the different aspects of that shattered psyche are so distinct, and yet, they are all "Sam". You must have spent hours pouring over pictures of all the many versions of Sam to capture each personality so well. I commend your dedication for your art. *Tee hee.* ;-)
harrigan: myiconharrigan on March 12th, 2017 12:42 am (UTC)
I don't know how you do it - but you never cease to amaze me! These are perfect! (And your cover art is simply inspired: however did you get the idea to do that!)
(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2017 02:52 am (UTC)
Gorgeous art indeed...
onieronaut: pic#126506604illiminal on March 24th, 2017 02:31 am (UTC)
Incredibly gorgeous work, as always. I have a particular love for necks and you've managed to render Sam's so beautifully horrifying. It puts me in mind of Damien Hirst's work.

The Sams are perfection. It's clear immediately which is which. And they're all very pretty.

Edited at 2017-03-24 02:44 am (UTC)
tipsy_kitty: pic#117955995tipsy_kitty on April 24th, 2017 10:44 pm (UTC)