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21 September 2011 @ 10:14 pm
GenBigBang #2!  
Can't get enough of me this weekend? First, the season premier and now TWO art splats from moi. I'm killing you, aren't I?

So anywho, more GenBangery goodness! I had the great pleasure of working on my second project for spn_gen_bigbang with borgmama1of5. She's a wunnerful writer and sweet lady and always makes such nice comments and so, deserves our love and attention! Please to be reading her words:

Beware the beefcake with iridescent blue eyes, my friends...

(Larger image will be on dA eventually.)

Some close-ups of the portraits:

And icons:

Thanks for stopping by! Now...GO READ. ♥
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: "Smoke on the Water"--Deep Purple
schildkroete: SPN - Bloodvail_kagami on September 24th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, gorgeous! What an awesome layout of the poster! The colours are stunning, too!

The little scrates on Dean's face look amazing - so real! An the expression on his face makes me want to hug him.
Same goes for Sam, that beautiful boy!
And Ruby! I love Ruby, and you got her down perfectly. That expression is so her!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 24th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank ya! I loved doing the portraits. Hadn't painted Ruby before...
thruterryseyesthruterryseyes on September 24th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
Beautifully done!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 24th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
Amberamberdreams on September 24th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
Whoa darleen, these are AWESOME. Dean's eyes shine! Sammeh looks so anguished! Ruby looks sultry and dangerous!

For some reason my eye is drawn to the channel below Sam's nose (I know it has a name but it escapes me atm) - there is something fine and delicate about this version of Sam. He looks a little fey.

So now I have to read the fic, don't I. Yup.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 24th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Philtrum is the name of that divet...I'm visiting a doctor friend this weekend. :D. Fey!Sam.......mmmmm.....
(no subject) - amberdreams on September 24th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - quickreaver on September 24th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Amberamberdreams on September 24th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
I don't know what it is about your work, but I am always reminded of this illustrator when I see your stuff...
This isn't really the best example of Tom Canty, and I know you don't do this OTT drapery stuff, but... there is just something...
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 24th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
I love Canty! I haven't looked at his work in ages. Gonna have to review his stuff when I get home. Thanks for all your awesome!
borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on September 24th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
Your translation of my words into visuals was beyond any of my expectations! It was wonderful to work with you, and your art is spectacular! hug!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 24th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
Back at ya, lady! Was much fun. We so rock. :D
inanna_maat: Perfectinanna_maat on September 24th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
wow!!!!!!!!!!! I love the drawings... Seriously, what a WONDERFUL pack of arts... perfect!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 25th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Thank ya!
I breathe therefore I writesandymg on September 24th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
These are so lovely. I can't pick out a fave although your Ruby is spot on. And I was surprised to learn in an earlied comment you hadn't done her portrait before. Bravo.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 25th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks muchly! I like painting the incidental characters every once and again. :D
monicawoemonicawoe on September 24th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning. You nailed ruby! The others too, but I haven't seen you paint Ruby before!

Did Sam bang his head on a table? That's how my little one keeps getting bruises on her forehead : (

I will go read!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 25th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
This is the first time painting Ruby; I actually like the character even though I get that she's very contentious among fans. I'd like to write her sometimes.

My eldest had a continual bruise on his forehead when he was a toddler; hell, so did my middle son (but he used to do it to himself with tantrums.) Funny thing: the GenBigBang I'm writing has a forehead-bruised Sam too. He's doomed!
(no subject) - monicawoe on September 25th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
nightrider101: NightRider Floral Springnightrider101 on September 25th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)

Ruby is stunning. You did an amazing job with her.

Also, I love the layout of the poster. What a cool idea!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 26th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Thank ya! I really enjoyed painting Ruby...along with The Boys, 'natch!
Goodnight monsters, everywherehoneylocusttree on September 26th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Okay, the art is obviously fabulous, but I have to admit the giant naked guy made me giggle. Like, a lot. (I'm soooorryy, it's not a commentary on the art, it's just 'WHOAH, huge nekkid dude!') I'm going to have to go read this thing just to get some context.

I love the individual portraits. Really soulful, capturing a lot of emotion and character. Excellent, very vivid work. The eyes especially really stand out in each image.

The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 26th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
*snigger* Yeah, read the fic! Then you'll understand Big Naked Dude.

Funnily, the author didn't depict him shirtless at first but I had this image in my brain, almost Watchmen-like. Sometimes, introducing clothes dates the image. This 'monster' was timeless and to put him in garb just didn't feel right to me.

And hello...muscles? I'm such a girl.
Artmetica: Misha luvartmetica on September 26th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Wow! Again, these are really stunning pieces! *_*
You draw everyone so detailed and spot-on (especially Ruby!), and I love how you painted that look on Dean's face :D
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 26th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
I had SO much fun painting Ruby. I adored that character. She needs more love!

Thanks for the lovely words! *highfives*
cindy: spn - ouija handstsuki_no_bara on September 26th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
i love that both boys look kind of like they don't know what to say. like, they both look a bit shocked - well, dean looks shocked, sam just looks kind of dazed - and like they think they should have a response to whatever's so shocking, but... they don't. (that made a lot more sense in my head.) also i love the scratches and smudges on dean's face. and sam's hair. and is that blood on sam's shirt?
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 26th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
You've got it dead right; the boys have HUGE gaps in their memories (title reference!) and are hella dazed and confused throughout most of the fic!

And yessss, that is blood on Sammy's shirt...have I tickled your curiosity? :D
maichan: jensen lens flaremaichan on September 26th, 2011 06:44 am (UTC)
I love how the final cover turned out! The finishing touches like the borders on the portraits and the teal hairline really elevate the design to another level.

As for the portraits, I adore the luminous way you rendered their eyes. And Dean's outfit has me totally intrigued.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 26th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks! Design is NOT my strong suit at all.

Don't you love Dean's Chicago Bears cap? *heeeee!* Any time I have the chance to put the guys in something other than long-sleeved shirts, I do it. I'm really canon in my proclivities, but I'm getting more and more interested in AUs or time-travel pieces that put them in different settings, different clothes. (I'm participating in the spn_50states challenge where I'll be slipping the guys back to America's Civil War. Yum.)

I'm so pleased everyone seems to have responded favorably to the character's eyes! Being the windows to the soul, and all...
salty_catfish on September 26th, 2011 07:56 am (UTC)
I... kind of love how the expressions in the individual portraits (lovely, btw!) seem to be a reaction to the beefcake with glowing blue eyes.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 26th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I think I'd be wearing a similar expression if beefcake with glowy blue eyes walked into my life too! And in the story, he's HUGE...I mean he's like 15 feet tall.

In lots of my past art, I feel like my character's faces have been a bit bland so I've been looking for opportunities to exploit stronger emotions and facial expressions. SPN fics are awesome resources for this!
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on September 27th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
Wow, beautiful work!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on September 27th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks...I DO try! :D