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Title: The Perfect Pairing
Rating: G (NC-17 for Fic)
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Pairing: Jensen/Jared
Characters: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Dee Wallace

Summary: Art for The Perfect Pairing, written by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] jillmariej, and my first entry for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] j2_reversebang!

AO3 | LJ


"Jared and Jensen in [a] wine cellar. Jared captures the moment."

This was a quickie drawing, randomly inspired and done all in one night (I'd been working on a different prompt for several weeks already). When claims day came, this was the first of my two prompts to be claimed! Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] jillmariej! Basically, I love J2 and I love wine bottles (I collect them, actually), and a combination of the two sounded pretty awesome.

After a few different [very fleshed out, lol] ideas, Jill eventually settled on the office workplace, enemies to lovers, winter holiday schmoopfest story for my art to accompany. Once she had most of the fic written, I made a few changes to the original prompt to make it more Christmassy, and then turned it into the header that you see at the top of this post.

Then I made a couple dividers, and I thought that I was pretty much done.


Pretty simple, no?

But then, less than a week before our posting date, I got inspired again and created one more full piece for this story. I was thrilled that Jill made Dee Wallace such a prominent character, as she was on of my favorite guest stars from Season 11, and I gleefully took the opportunity to draw her with our boys.


This is the base image, and what ended up becoming the final scene of the story.

As I tend to do, I made a few alternate versions, both which you'll find at the end of the story on AO3. I had a great time working with Jill on this story, and I'm sure I speak for both of us when I say - we hope you enjoy both the story and the art, and happy holidays to you all! ♥


Date: 2016-12-14 09:46 pm (UTC)
ext_63196: (ReverseBang J2swap)
From: [identity profile] beelikej.livejournal.com
Good prompt: I love it when artists put well known images in a new context and that wine background in combination with J2 makes the mind wander immediately. The addition of the santa-hat makes it even better :-D
I am also a big fan of playing with characters that are rarely seen in fandom and you did a great job with Dee Wallace. (Heehee, she is so TINY next to the boys;)
What a fun set!

Date: 2016-12-14 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
a) Thank youuuu ♥
b) I'm glad you like the Santa hat XD
c) Thank you again! And YES - sooooooo tiny. I probably should have put my reference picture (http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/39100000/Dee-Wallace-and-J2-jared-padalecki-and-jensen-ackles-39111404-375-500.jpg) in here (seeing as how I'm such a fan of when you show your whole process); in the original (from her time on set), she was actually standing with her arms behind the boys, which made her look even tinier! (It also made all the angles kind of wonky because the picture had to be taken at such an angle that the boys would fit in the frame with her, lol.)
ANYhoo, thank you so much for the comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the art, and are able to enjoy the story as well (where there are even more rare characters to enjoy)! ♥

Date: 2016-12-14 10:54 pm (UTC)
sillie: (BigBang2010AmriaDean)
From: [personal profile] sillie
Oh, these are lovely bb. <3<3<3

Date: 2016-12-14 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! ♥ I'm very happy you like them ^_^

Date: 2016-12-15 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madebyme-x.livejournal.com
I love these, especially the wine bottles and the intimate feel of the first image. They're all so colourful and full of festive cheer. I love the Christmas additions and what a joy it was to see Dee - you captured her perfectly!!!

A wonderful collaboration!! Thank you for sharing :)

Date: 2016-12-15 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
Thank you, my dear! ♥ I really love the way Jill worked my art into the story, too, so I hope you enjoy that as well. And yes, Dee was a joy to be able to play with a bit! And she's perfectly cast in the fic. I do love a good use of a rare character! ^_^ Thank you, as always, for the lovely comment ♥

Date: 2016-12-15 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zara-zee.livejournal.com
Gorgeous art. The prompt was really sweet and I loved the dividers...simple but effective! The final piece with Dee was a lovely addition. And I love the version that looks like a Polaroid snapshot! :)

Date: 2016-12-15 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! :)
Gotta give credit to Picasa for the Polaroid, lol ;)
I'm glad you enjoyed it all! Thank you for the lovely comments ♥

Date: 2016-12-15 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
aw! Totally cute and perfectly seasonal! And a story with Dee? I must read that one!

Date: 2016-12-15 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
Thanks! ^_^
Right? When we added the character tags in AO3, there wasn't one for Dee; does that mean this is the first fic to tag her?? Anyhoo, I think she's a delight (heh - "Dee"light) in the story, which I hope you enjoy! :) ♥

Date: 2016-12-16 01:09 am (UTC)
deanshot1: (J2 snowy)
From: [personal profile] deanshot1
What a perfect combination, your amazing art and the wonderful story that went along with it.
I had such joy reading the story just now and seeing your art throughout was a lovely touch.
Thanks for sharing.

Date: 2016-12-16 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
I'm so glad it was all such an enjoyable experience for you! Thank you for the lovely comments ^_^ ❤

Date: 2016-12-16 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
I'm so glad it was all such an enjoyable experience for you! Thank you for the lovely comments ^_^ ❤

Date: 2016-12-16 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillmariej.livejournal.com
Just a reminder that you are awesome and I loved, loved, loved working with you! Thank you so much for the lovely art and for your patience!

Date: 2016-12-16 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
Thank YOU! For putting up with me being so slow to read the final story, initially, and my hesitancy towards asshole!Jared. He turned around in the end, and I think he and Jensen are going to be very successful and happy together (as they always are ^_^). I love how you incorporated my art so specifically into that final scene! Thank for so much for all your hard work; I look forward to seeing you finish more stories ;) ♥

Date: 2016-12-19 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fridayblues.livejournal.com
I LOVE the bright color!
And I love that you worked with your artist every step of the way. It's awesome. You have fun, got inspired and then have a new friend. This is great! I love Dee Wallace too. I want to see her again in SPN so it's a bonus she's in the story as well. It's also very genius of you and your writer to come up with the idea of this story. I love enemy-turn-lover story soooo much and I can't wait to read it.
Back to your art, your style is lovely and unique! LOVE them.
Happy holidays!
PS: I just saw you have one more prompt! Going to get to that soon :D

Date: 2016-12-19 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancing-adrift.livejournal.com
Thanks, dear! I had *nothing* to do with the concept of the story though, lol. My author did that all on her own! Since I beta'd too, I gave feedback every now and then, but the story is aaaall her :) I made that last piece of art before she'd finished writing, and it was her [pleasant surprise to me] decision to so completely include it in the fic like she did :) Despite that technicality, yes, it was lovely to collaborate with her as we did! I hope you love the story as much as you enjoy my art when you are able to read it! ♥ Happy holidays to you too :-*

(and I love Dee too! She was one of my favorite guest stars in S11 and I was ecstatic that Jill choice her to play such a large part in this fic! :))
Edited Date: 2016-12-19 05:33 pm (UTC)


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