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10 October 2012 @ 07:17 pm
'This Far, No Further', GenBigBang art  
I do loves me a good tear-jerker, so when nwspaprtaxis's SPN GenBang surfaced in the claims (though I didn't know it was her at the time), I snagged it gleefully. Lotsa hurt!boys, sad yet touching and ultimately positive. She was a joy to work with, and I highly recommend the fic if you're in the mood for some juicy h/c goodness! (And who isn't?)

Here's the comm in case you're not already following it: spn_gen_bigbang

This Far, No Further





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All images are ink on watercolor paper with digital finishing. Much inspiration drawn from the marvelous watercolor artists here in the fandom (you know who you are), and please do read the fic; it's really lovely! Feel free to make userpics or whathaveyou from the art, just credit me somewhere, yeah? :D
 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: 'Belfast to Boston' - James Taylor
 
 
 
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Re: OH MY GOD!!!! WE DID EEEEET!!!! - quickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
vicious_sockvicious_sock on October 11th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
Holy mother this set is BEAUTIFUL! they're all so evocative! The one with Sam is my favourite, I can feel the life draining out of him... Absolutely lovely! <3
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, baby! I really did try to make these as emotive as possible ... something I'm not always focused upon. (The one of Sam is my fave too. I'm such a h/c junkie ... )
dolnmoon: sn sam walking (swan song)dolnmoon on October 11th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous. Your images are so intense and emotional. I find myself getting lost in Sam with the red ribbon. Dean being all loving and Sam's rock. So beautiful and dark at the same time. Great work.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
Dean is far more Sam's rock than either of 'em know. Thank ya! I really tried to make this bunch visually tell the mood of the story. :D
monicawoe: Between-Sammonicawoe on October 11th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Absolutely stunning, beautiful work, but it's going to make me cry if I look at it too long.

::hands Sam all the sandwiches::
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
Sam gets all the sandwiches from here on out!
borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on October 11th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC)
You deserve a hug for that hug pic! They are all fabulous!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks, mama! I'll take a hug any day. :D
adrenalineshots: pic#111463739adrenalineshots on October 11th, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
This is absolutely stunning! Even more than the obvious gorgeous art, I love the skill and brilliance behind the literal thread of red through out the whole piece. Marvelously done!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:39 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! The limited palette, while I think it suits the story, really came from my fear of using color in this medium. Watercolor are scary!
tifachingtifaching on October 11th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
Sam in the bed is just like I pictured him. So emaciated and sad and ready to go. And the pills. That bit broke me in the fic and to see them there and know what's going to happen. *cries*

The sheet. OMFG. Just kill me already.

But the hug at the end. Makes it all better for them.

Your art is gorgeous and hits the points that need to be made so perfectly.

Amazing.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
The pills killed me. Thinking of Dean crushing them ... maaaaan ...

Thanks, dahlink! I was feeling particularly angsty for this. :D
Rachel: Samraeve on October 11th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
You just killed me with a FEELS overload, woman! But then I came back as a zombie to leave a comment. *gnaws on your arm*

I seriously don't even know what to say...the poses, the mood, the EVERYTHING...I am blown away by all of it. <3 How did you make this so devastating AND so beautiful?! HOW?!! Maybe if I nibble on your brain, just a little, I can absorb your skills.

The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
Don't nibble zee leetle grey cells; I have none to spare!

I really had fun with the medium but hello, NO BACKGROUNDS, 'kay? (Gotta work on that, fer sher.)

Thanks, sunshine! Zombie on ...
cindy: spn - ouija handstsuki_no_bara on October 11th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
these are really disturbing (skeletal sam! all the stark red!) but also really well done. i love how the blood dripping from dean's hand in the banner drips onto the title - altho it's kind of creepy - and the last pic is all kinds of heart-clenchy.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 11th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Red is a really evocative color. It can be creepy, joyful, jarring ... and I just HAD to use it! I'm trying to push myself to be a little more graphic and experimental. I had a LOT of fun with this bunch!
galathea_snbgalathea_snb on October 11th, 2012 07:49 am (UTC)
Absolutely stunning! ♥

*stares some more*
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 12th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
*teehee!* Thanks!
Amberamberdreams on October 11th, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Sad poignant art to go with this lovely sad poignant fic. I really like the cover with the blood on Dean's wrist kind of lumnious, really looking like it's lit up with the life that's draining away while he's waiting for Death to show up. And the brother hug at the end is suitably epic.

Ink on watercolour paper - lovely technique! I have a particular fondness for the cup and straw too.

Now I'm getting teary all over again!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 12th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
Dean really tugged my heart out in this story; glad that came across. Ink washes are tough but they're also faster for me than anything digital. Honestly, I'm getting a little tired of how slick digital pieces look. I think I'll work with traditional medias a bit more...
(no subject) - amberdreams on October 12th, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
mangacat201mangacat201 on October 11th, 2012 08:46 am (UTC)
That is an amazing set of pictures for the story. The haunting stillness of Sam, the blood running down Dean's arm, reuniting after everything's over. Gawwwd.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 12th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
I KNOW, RIGHT? *sniffles*
deadflowers5deadflowers5 on October 11th, 2012 08:58 am (UTC)
Great art!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 12th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Glad you think so! :D
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on October 11th, 2012 09:43 am (UTC)
Wow, such stunning work!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 12th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
:D Thank ya!
Keeper of the Superfluous Es!: Dean Winchesterthemostepotente on October 11th, 2012 11:17 am (UTC)
Gorgeous, gorgeous work. That one of Dean is STUNNING <3
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 12th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
That was the first one I did, and it's definitely a favorite. Thank you!