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31 October 2013 @ 01:33 am
'Living on Flood Tides'  
I wish I'd done more art for this samdean_otp fic, because cherie_morte is a DARLING and she deserves better but as per usual, I over-scheduled myself. The fic is super-interesting and chock full of gorgeous imagery and written beautifully.

So with no further ado:

(Faces shown actual size. Click the image to see larger, font-free poster.)

All pieces created with CS6, some ref used, concrit invited, yadda yadda.

Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: 'Lightning Bolt' - Pearl Jam
harriganharrigan on October 31st, 2013 10:22 am (UTC)
Squeeee! I am normally a spoilerphobe on things I care about, but your talent is simply irresistible. And I'm so glad I succumbed to temptation. I get to enjoy the anticipation of the fic that you have wrought all day long while at work, as well as wallowing in the amazing art now.

I don't understand how you can be so amazing. But I'll take it with grabby hands!

The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
YAY! You're waaaaay too kind. (FYI, the fic is running a little late, but Ma Cherie will have it out in a day or two, I think. School work is kicking her poor little butt! I'll update the info when I know something concrete. :D)
monicawoe: shazam wingsmonicawoe on October 31st, 2013 10:49 am (UTC)
Oooh pretty!
I love the single wing! And their faces! And Sam's glorious hair!
And the pic with Hallucifer in the background - oh boys!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you, bb! I really liked the way the 'poster' turned out. I still have really reconciled a nice, simple illustrative style for scene sketches, but that'll always plague me, I suspect. Ah well!
lipglosskaz: J2 stuffed toykazluvsbooks on October 31st, 2013 11:27 am (UTC)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
So're YOU! *smish*
Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?: Sam and Dean stargazingtebtosca on October 31st, 2013 11:30 am (UTC)
You are marvelous in every way
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
Back at ya, babe! *rubs on*
Kallielkalliel on October 31st, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
These are all gorgeous. <3333 I love the cover art especially--SO INTRIGUING.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thank ya! The fic is running just a tad late, but it'll be up eventually. (I'm particularly fond of the cover art too. Just took me forever, even though it looks so simple! I am not a fast arter. Artist. Maker of art, whatever. :D)
thursdaysistersthursdaysisters on October 31st, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
UNF they are pretty, like stained glass windows!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
Hee, thank ya!
BeeLikeJ: Ackles Wetbeelikej on October 31st, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. Fabulous framing with the wing and the waves. The look on their faces in that poster hits me right in the feels. Same with Dean in the scene in the middle. Wow. I love the neat black outlines with the soft colouring in that. The texture in the poster(close up) somehow gives the image even more gravitas. Dayum.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm actually working on expressions! So this makes me happy. I got a portfolio review that suggested I needed to push the emotion in my stuff, so I'm heading in that direction. HUZZAH! (And 'gravitas' is like my favorite word ever. You're awesome.)
karadin on October 31st, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
great linework and really nice textures in the skin tone on top pic and background. :D
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
I assembled this like a digital collage, with all kinds of textures. Kinda like what you do. Helps to keep a little humanity in the digital medium, yeah? Thanks bunches!
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on October 31st, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
As usual, your art is gorgeous. <3
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
And as usual, you're so gracious and lovely. :D Thanks bunches!
Chill McGundear_tiger on October 31st, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
\o/ Lady, you are as usual fantastic. That title image is my absolute favorite, with the dripping water and the waves and the little clouds, and the guys looks so good! Those waves and clouds for some reason remind me very much of illustrations in some old book of Japanese fairytales, which is just so cool :D And damn, too bad you had no time to do moar!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on October 31st, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was VERY inspired by Japanese illustrations for the poster art! SPOT ON. I adore the spare, elegant lines. But since our posting date got pushed back, I may be able to do another illustration. If I can get my other stuff wrangled. We shall see!

Thank you, tiger darling!
cassiopeia7: Bugs Bunny: Heartscassiopeia7 on October 31st, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. What a fantastic Halloween treat! The main poster/banner is sinfully gorgeous. And intriguing. And a little bit scary. (Only a single wing? The darkness and water? The circular shape that looks suspiciously like a shared halo? What is going ON there?) The waves are gorgeous, BTW.

And the second piece. A pale, bloodied Sam, a worried Dean . . . and Lucifer?? Ack!

Beautiful, amazing work as always, bb. Love the warm palette and definitely digging the texture you used on their skin in the banner. And their EYES, oh, my. ♥

The only problem is . . . now I wanna read the fic. /o\
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 2nd, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
The fic will be appearing soon, I have faith! Thanks, lovely. I loooove how you catch all my dropped hints. :D
Thunder cats, assemble!kettle_o_fish on November 1st, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
Oh my glob, this is so beautiful. I'm so excited for the fic!

Love, LOVE your expressions, especially Dean's face in the second one. Also Sam's hair in ze poster. Also Sam's eyes. Also Sam. <3
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 2nd, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
ALWAYS Sam. The world starts and ends with Sam. (Not sounding at all Deanish, am I?) But srsly, thanks, doll! I miss the dickens out of you and your werds. Hope life keeps chugging along for you. Come play in my sandbox any time. I'll even clean out the cat poop first. :D
Teritmn1966 on November 3rd, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC)
Such beautiful art. Sam's face in the poster, oh so hurty. And the other piece where Dean's holding Sam, whose shirt is soaked in blood, oh man.

Very well done!I 'm anxious to find out about the fic that goes with your amazing art!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 7th, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
Hey, thank you! Cherie was running late, but she's got the fic pulled together and you can find it here:


I haven't read the entire thing yet, so I'm really looking forward to what you think!
Miz Arabesqueindiachick on November 4th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
Pretty little kanji clouds and those waves and the amazing font choice makes the poster with the title my favorite. All the elements on it, from Sam and Dean and their postures, to the detailed single wing and the background-- just LOVE. Is the moon the empty circle? That is stylistically awesome. I love how it matches the title of the fic. Their eyes are somehow very beautiful too. And collarbones!! <3

Also, Dean's freckles in the second picture! Protective expression! (and that big hint of blood- I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS FIC NOW)

You're awesome, lady.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 7th, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
*dances with* Thank you, lovely! The fic is finished now, and I'll be reading it right along with you. :D


Cherie was a doll to work with. Can't wait!
Bimbo Baggins: SPN: C'mere.cherie_morte on November 7th, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC)

Okay, my undisputed terribleness aside, I was so lucky to work with you on this and I only wish I could have been as great to you as you were to me. X___X This art is so so so wonderful. I cannot express it to you enough. You did such a great job representing the fic as a whole, because I think the poster piece really captures the atmosphere of the first half, and the second illustration is a perfect representation of the second half. I think this art set lends a lot of cohesion to the storyt hat it would be lacking in without it, as they are rather different parts, but you managed to capture that and still tie it together.

The poster is really just too too perfect. I love that you managed to get so many different weather conditions in, from the eclipse at the top to the storm and ice at the bottom. And Saaaammmmyyy. Just looks so hurt and confused. Which, lbh, I was horribly self-indulgent about in the fic so I am just so delighted it's in the art. :33333 And then Deeeaaaaannnn. Looking at Sam so worried and I think you did a really great thing with the way you positioned them, Dean kind of looking over Sams' shoulder like that. I feel like Dean positions himself that way in the fic. ~Metaphorically~. Plus, also, you gave Sam delicious chest hair. WHAT, LOOK, I TRIED TO BE DEEP HERE, BUT I WAS NOT GOING TO LET THE MOMENT PASS WITHOUT BRINGING UP CHEST HAIR, OKAY?

I think I tried to warn you that I would drool on you and lick your face a lot if you made me dividers, but you did it anyway. *jumps up on your lap and wags tail enthusiastically* HI YOU ARE GREAT I LOVE YOU AND I LOVE DIVIDERS THEY MAKE ME REALLY HAPPY YOU MAKE ME REALLY HAPPY WOWOW GREAT FACE YOU'VE GOT THERE, MIND IF I LICK IT? *licks*

And then ahhhhh the dream scene! Howyoudidthissoperfwithoutevenreadingityet???? I don't know if I've ever commented to say as much, but I've always loved that stylistic move you make in some of your art to only emphasize certain aspects of an illustration with color. I think it works EVEN BETTER here because it's this surreal dream sequence, but that moment is so real for Dean and the blood red pops out in such a perfectly horrifying way. And Lucifer (*wink wink nudge nudge*) looking so saaad in the back. I AM SO SORRY YOU HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS, LUCIFER. I just love this art a lot, okay? The little shield and tapestries hanging in the background. I mean. Who said you were allowed to have such attention to detail, BB? *___*

I'm really so endlessly sorry that I was out of touch and frantic for 3/4 of this collaboration and that I did not express my love for this art sooner. I really really enjoyed working with you, despite the crappy timing, and I hope that you love the story now that you get to read it in full. Thank you for picking my fiic! ♥
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 7th, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
STOP, YOU! Like I said before, real life always trumps our gloriously fun hobby, here. You were never out-of-contact, anyway! When I needed your advice, you were there like a champ!

I'm traveling this weekend, so now I have something incredible to read in the car! I wish I'd done more for the fic, not just rehashed the 'cover' art for the dividers. :( Next time! (Because I DO hope there'll be a next time; you were so delightful to work with, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. No lie.)

Okay, gotta go get sushi with the hubs, but I WILL comment on the fic Monday!

WE ROCK, OKAY? *loves on unrepentantly*