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29 March 2013 @ 11:20 am
Thank Chuck it's Friday...  
I miss Chuck. Rob Benedict is a cute-patootie. Annnnyway ...

Artses, my preciouses! A little preamble: I follow freac_camp; it's a horrific, well-orchestrated, intermittently hopeful emotional roller coaster of an AU that reads as something entirely different from Show. It's not for everyone, but I kinda love it. I did a little illustration for the most recent chapter (which I have not read yet, dammit! Must do that today.) It was a challenge to draw the boys young, which I hardly ever do, but man, was it great to pick up a pencil again. As every artist knows, you periodically get this 'fraud syndrome' where you're afraid the world will find out you can't draw an effin' straight line after all and they're laughing at you behind your back. Or you've worked digitally so long you don't know what to do w/o the 'undo' button. Every once in a while you've gotta crawl through that; this was my crawl.

Big fat kudos go out to the ladies of Freak Camp: lavinialavender, brosedshield, and whereupon; they're tackling the herculean effort of a HUGE serial with grace and authority. You all rock.






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Mechanical pencil on paper, a quick digital watercolor texture thrown over the whole shebang. That's it, folks.
 
 
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cassiopeia7: Dean&Sam: dean's bowscassiopeia7 on March 29th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is lovely! The cloudiness of the watercolor texture lends a dreamy feel to the whole thing, and I also love their gripping hands.

. . . is that a smiley-face tat (scar?) on Sam's arm?

Wait, Freac Camp is still ongoing? I'm embarrassed to say that I'd lost track of it. Sheesh, that needs fixing ASAP. *slaps own wrist*

As every artist knows, you periodically get this 'fraud syndrome' where you're afraid the world will find out you can't draw an effin' straight line after all and they're laughing at you behind your back.

"Periodically"? LOL, in my case, try 24/7.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on March 29th, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's still creeping along! The writers have had lots of RL intrusions, and I'll tell ya, it's tough to keep up with long fics, both writing and reading. But when they give us a chapter, it's a HUGE one. SO worth the wait! That being said, I haven't read this latest chapter yet; just haven't had time. Will do that tonight, I hope. Bobby explains the mark on Sam's arm in this chapter, though. That much I DO know. ;)
ayane42ayane42 on March 29th, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
perfect!! just perfect for this chapter!!!

you are awesome!!!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on March 29th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you, darling!
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The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on March 29th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't tell you to read the chapter because unless you've kept up with the whole serial, it's a toughie. They're burn marks, and I'll leave it at that. *dun dun DUUUUNNNN* ;)
Amberamberdreams on March 29th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
I love the softness of real pencil, don't you? This is really the perfect medium for this touching scene, digital would have been to harsh, I think. Love the colour wash too.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on March 29th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
There's something satisfyingly tactile about traditional media PERIOD. I have to work in digital for my day job (the ease of alteration is a necessity) so I really really should stretch my wings a little more in the fanart, huh? :D
Amberamberdreams on March 29th, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Stretching one's wings is a very appropriate pursuit in this fandom.
borgmama1of5: Mollyborgmama1of5 on March 29th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Your line work is amazing! :)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on March 29th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, B!
mdlawmdlaw on March 29th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
The fragile hol,owness that you gave Sam is amazing! m :)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on March 30th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
I love playing with human physiology, thank you! :D
harriganharrigan on March 29th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
You're art is always so *perfect*. I'd given up on the story because it was taking so long between chapters and I almost never read WIPs till they're done. But I had to read this one -- your art pulled me in!
Blackrabbit42blackrabbit42 on March 30th, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
This makes me want to cry a little it's so beautiful.

:)
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on March 30th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
So very lovely!
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2013 01:31 am (UTC)
I heard about this fic so much but never took the time to read it (my "to read" list is already enormous...)
This is beautiful and the "quick digital watercolor texture thrown over the whole shebang" gives a great rendering! It really looks like a watercolor painting &heart;
You did great, and I know how hard it is to draw the boys young -___-
becc_jbecc_j on March 31st, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous, love both the pencil texture and the watervolour texture. <3
mentholpixiementholpixie on June 24th, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
Awww this is just perfect! I follow Freak Camp too and this is such a lovely drawing, wonderfully capturing Sam and Dean's bond!