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Title: Artwork for Good Porches Make Good Neighbors
Author: zubeneschamali / zubenfic
Artist: dancing_adrift (yup, that’s me!)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG (for art; fic is NC-17)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5, pens/old Sharpie & scratch paper

Artist's Notes: This came about thanks to my Twitter TL being filled with awesome people. Zuben often lets us know when it's an interesting "National [Holi]day", and August 8th was "National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day". That's just begging to have fic written about it, right? Thanks to a sort of self-feeding loop, there's now fic AND art. I'll regal you with more of the tale below, but first, you should really go read the fic!



Summary: Jensen's getting more and more aggravated at his neighbor. Can't the guy take a hint? Jensen simply doesn’t need any of the man's zucchini.

READ IT NOW ON AO3: Good Porches Make Good Neighbors

More about how this all came about below the cut!
Read more... )
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Title: If Only My Kiss Could Break the Spell
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
Summary: Art for If Only My Kiss Could Break the Spell, written by [livejournal.com profile] backrose_17 and created for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang challenge.

READ THE STORY!
AO3 | LJ | DW

More art!! )
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Title: Wireless Connection
Rating: G (PG-13 for Fic)
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Pairing: Jensen/Jared
Characters: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki

Summary: Art for Wireless Connection, written by the amazing [livejournal.com profile] lotrspnfangirl, and my second entry for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] j2_reversebang!

Jared finds stress relief in Twitter as a second-year nursing student. Over summer break, he becomes friends with Jackles @profjackles, aka Jensen. He doesn't even know what Jensen looks like, but he can’t help from falling for the man he met online anyway. Their relationship changes unexpectedly when Jensen accepts a new job at Jared's university. Nursing school is not nearly as hard as discovering that the guy you've fallen for is actually your professor.


READ THE STORY!
AO3 | LJ

More art!! )
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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!



READ THE STORY!
AO3 | LJ


More art!! )
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Title: "We Time"
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] dancing_adrift
Characters: The Green Cooler
Rating: G (for Green! :P)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5
Artist's Note: A third work for the "We Time" series - a banner to bring it all together! Created for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_heatwave challenge.


Yes, even The Green Cooler of Brotherly Love gets to enjoy the beach with the Winchester brothers :)



PART ONE
(Sam) | PART TWO (Dean)
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Title: Progress shots for "Toes in the Sand"
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] dancing_adrift
Character: Dean Winchester
Rating: PG-13? (for shirtlessness?)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5


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Tonight, the lovely [livejournal.com profile] amberdreams posted a *gorgeous* (and hella sexy & nsfw) piece of art that she created (intended for [livejournal.com profile] spn_heatwave). First, obviously, you should go check it out, because it really is awesome. Second, she included a bunch of progress shots that *I* thought were pretty neat to see. I always love seeing how other artists go about creating their works. Anyhoo, since I actually have them, I thought I'd post some WIP pictures from my own Heatwave submission, "Toes in the Sand". I hope you enjoy them! ^_^
more! )
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Title: "Toes in the Sand"
Part Two of the "We Time" series ;) Part One can be found here.
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] dancing_adrift
Characters: Dean Winchester
Rating: PG-13? (for shirtlessness?)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5
Artist's Note: My second work created for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_heatwave challenge!

Dean also is very much enjoying some well-deserved R&R time at the beach with his brother :)



If interested, here's a post with some progress shots for this piece. Enjoy! > {Progress Shots}
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Title: "Actual Sunshine"
New! Now 'Part One' of what I'm calling the "We Time" series ;) Part Two can be found here.
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] dancing_adrift
Characters: Sam Winchester
Rating: PG-13? (for shirtlessness?)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5
Artist's Note: Created for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_heatwave challenge! (May become 'Part One' of a series, if I can get my lazy self to draw Dean, at the very least. Sam needs his big bro!)

Just some carefree, sunny Sammy at the beach. Enjoy! ♥

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Oh gosh, just look at this lovely collection of art and fic, so gorgeously gathered in one pretty post. The [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang popped my LJ comm/challenge cherry (how appropriate, no?), and it was fantastic preparation for my first [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, which I just got to post today! (Check it out here!) I've had three opportunities now to work with three amazing authors, and I'm so looking forward to what LJ has next in store! :) Anyhoo, go check out the awesome art and fic below! ♥

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] beelikej at Artmasterlist Quickies Round 1!
HERE IT IS: all the awesome art that was made for the first ever [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang!
Thank you, wonderful and generous authors for offering your short stories to play with. KUDOS to all the amazing artists who enthusiastically claimed those fics and created these cool pieces of fanart.
I love you all so much!
Now it's your turn, readers, lurkers and passers-by: see if you missed anything and then shower all participants with your adoration, they deserve it:) <3<3<3
More! )
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Title: "Fifty Shades of Fae" (Artwork for The Dizzy Heights of This Dreamed of World)
FIC: LJ | AO3
ART MASTERPOST: LJ
Author: [livejournal.com profile] akintay (whispered_story on AO3)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: G (for art; fic is NC-17)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5
Artist's Note: Created as part of the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang challenge.

One of the aspects of this story that appealed to me right away was the Harry Potter vibes I got from the 'Artist's Summary' when it came time for artists to claim fic. A baby deposited on a doorstep to be cared for by an adoptive family? A child that grows up only to have a stranger reveal that they aren't quite as normal as they'd always thought? Yeah, that says HP to me, lol. And as soon as I read the first line of the fic - "On July 31st, in the early hours of the morning, a willow basket is placed on the porch of the Padaleckis' home." - and the date just *happened* to be Harry's birthday, I couldn't help but take inspiration from one of my favorite book series.
More, and ART! )
ART: Part One )
ART: Part Two )
ART: Part Three )
ART: Part Four )
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Title: Artwork for The Dizzy Heights of This Dreamed of World
(Also on AO3)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] akintay (whispered_story on AO3)
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] dancing_adrift
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: G (for art; fic is NC-17)
Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 5
Artist's Notes: Created as part of the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang challenge - the whole reason I fully joined LJ in the first place!



THE DIZZY HEIGHTS OF THIS DREAMED OF WORLD | AO3

Summary: Jared is left on the Padaleckis' doorstep as a baby with no clues as to who he is or where he's come from. As he grows up with a life full of love and support from his adoptive family, he never loses the dreams of some far off place with green hills and meadows, a sprawling forest and gurgling stream. It's a beautiful and peaceful there, and every night Jared has his dream landscape all to himself—until he starts hearing a voice calling for him.
When a stranger on a motorcycle shows up on campus a few months later, Jared suddenly has a new reality to consider. Not only is he fae and betrothed to this man—who introduces himself as Jensen—Jared's also in mortal danger. Torn between wanting to keep living a normal life and figuring out who he really is, Jared reluctantly agrees to let Jensen prepare him for the danger up ahead and unearth his own fae powers. As time goes on, he starts to feel more and more drawn to Jensen and he comes to realize that they share a bond that reaches well beyond an arranged marriage.
MOAR )
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Tonight I managed to complete another chunk of art for my Big Bang project (about time, too. Yay!). However, before I finally got to the point of being productive, I did a few quick, fun pieces that I figured would be fun to share on here. Enjoy! :)

Rainbow Treescape


Priest!Sam - by request for [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold


Aiden


The first piece was just me playing around with colors and brushes; the second two were both quick tracings of photographs with a little color thrown in. They were fast and fun, and I'm happy with the results. Hoping to get much more work done on Big Bang this weekend, so hopefully these three pictures got the 'draw random stuff' itch out of my system for a bit ;)

Thanks as always for reading and viewing and commenting and encouraging! I keep arting because of people like y'all. <3

Art: Agora

May. 18th, 2016 12:59 am
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Title: Artwork for Agora
Author: [livejournal.com profile] excoyote (also on AO3 as brokenlittleboy)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13 (with R? (shirtless boys) under a cut)
Medium: primarily GIMP 2, with a little help from Corel Painter Essentials 5 and Picasa 3

Artist Notes: My second claim for Round 1 of [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang.

As always, first and foremost, if you haven't read the story, go read that first!
Art! )
Half-Nekkidness )
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Hello! I figured, with so many exciting things happening in my fanart life right now, I should perhaps post a little update!

FIRST: I did end up claiming another fic for [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang! I have made much wonderful progress already making art for the short fic "Agora" by [livejournal.com profile] excoyote. It's an adorable story about collegeboy!Jensen discovering this tucked-away bookstore run by agoraphobic!Jared. Its super sweet - you should go give it a read, and know there is schmoopy art soon to be posted for it, right here, by me! :D (And, thanks to the magic of layers, though the story is only rated Mature, I'll have a little NSFW bonus art to share, too ;) So you can look forward to that as well!)

SECOND: The entire reason I really joined LiveJournal - - - [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang ART CLAIMS HAVE HAPPENED! AND PRETTY MUCH ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS THAT POSSIBLY COULD HAVE COME TRUE DID! I had the incredible luck of snagging one of my absolute favorite authors and lovely friend [livejournal.com profile] akintay's fic, "The Dizzy Heights of This Dreamed of World." I read it the day she sent it to me, and believe you me when I say, "If you like J2 fics, you're gonna love it!" I'm biased, of course, but it really is a wonderful fantasy J2 AU, with tons of visual appeal for an over-eager artist like me. I'm really going to be making so much art for it (I can't help it, it's what I was inspired to do) - that you all are going to think me a brown-nosing jerk. I swear, that's not my intention, I just got really excited about the idea I had, and it just so happened to require me making lots of art. So it's keeping me very, very busy, and I'm having a blast, not only in the shear amount of time spent arting, but also in collaborating with such a great author and friend. I'm so very lucky to have snagged her, especially as a BB!virgin!! XP

On the note of BB art, I've been working primarily in Corel Painter Essentials 5 (the software that came with my drawing tablet, without which none of this would be anywhere near as easy), when before I had stuck pretty close to GIMP. Today, thanks to my friend [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold practically forcing me to look at some tutorials, I *finally* figured out layers in Corel, and it's pretty much changed my entire life. It is a whole world of difference, and it's going to make many of my future projects SO much easier. I made some awesome progress tonight, and I'm really, really happy with how it's all coming along.

So yeah! That's my "quick" update for y'all. Jury is still out as to whether or not I'll participate in [livejournal.com profile] spn_heatwave; the desire is still there, but I might be too wiped after QB (should be posted by Tuesday, May 17), and BB (posting schedule starts June 8th!). We will have to see! Anyhoo, lots of art coming from me on this journal in the next month, and I'm really excited about it, and I hope you are too. My next post will probably be the start of it! I'll see you then! <3
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Played a little more with my new art tablet tonight. This piece is based off the image that is currently serving as inspiration for a fanfic that [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold is writing (that I CANNOT WAIT for her to finish - goth!Jared and punk!Jensen college AU! *squee!!!*). I'm still relying on tracing to help me get the lines of Jensen's pretty face "right," but I had fun playing with colors and blending tools and whatnot myself. One of these days I'll finally get around to working on my second piece for the [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang... but until then, I'm sure I'll keep having fun practicing ;) Enjoy! :)

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soooooo... my birthday came a bit early this year. I GOT AN ART TABLET TODAY. I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW EXCITED I AM ABOUT THIS.


Art!! :D )
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This [livejournal.com profile] spn_heatwave definitely sounds awesome. A huge part of me wants to participate, while another part of me is like, "Run away! You're nowhere near good enough!" lol. But I do want to practice making art more (because how else does one improve??), so this is so very tempting. Sign ups go through June 1st; perhaps I'll see how [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang and any other [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bangs go first, and then maybe I'll jump in to play? Regardless of if I take part or not, I'm very excited about this event. Check it out! :)


[livejournal.com profile] spn_heatwave
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So, I just got this fancy box of colored pencils (the case doubles as a stand! Fancy!), as well as the stickers, photo, and cards in the background from the two lovely ladies in said photo, [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala and [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold. These are my main partners in fandom shenanigans (usually writing), and they are far too sweet to me. <3 <3 <3 Anyhoo, aside from the happiness of getting such an awesome package in the mail, I am pretty psyched to use colored pencils that aren't Roseart :shudders: or Crayola. I'm even thinking that their inaugural use will be for the next [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang prompt I claim (which I'm hoping to do sometime next week!). Until that time, it's a weekend, by myself, during which I will hopefully be kicking ass and finishing writing my story for our first Selfie!Bang challenge. *squee!!* Hope y'all have fantastic weekends! <3

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I'm having a hard time braining right now (I just submitted two job applications, and that always wipes me right out), but I still want to post an update re: several fandom things about which I am excited...so I am resorting to a bulleted list. And all items are "Bang!" related, so, well, that's cool, right? XP

  • I submitted art for a challenge!! :D - Not only my first art submission on LiveJournal, but also the first submission for Round 1 of the [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang! Woohoo! *feels like she won something* XP I had so much fun with my first claim that I am seriously tempted to claim another. Artists don't seem to be claiming fics super fast, which I suppose is partially a result of this being the very first time this challenge has been issued. I'll give others (and myself) a little more time before claiming another, just to be fair.

  • I'm writing fic! - You might not be able to see anything at that link yet, but soon there should be three awesome fics there, all submissions for the first round of "Selfie!Bang." The Selfie!Bang is a little writing challenge between myself, [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala, and [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold in which we all write stories based off the same prompt. This is especially challenging for the three of us because we all are usually so involved in each others' writing (I beta for both, NTM and I collaborate a LOT, and GWG and I have actually co-written fic together) that it's tough to not have each other to rely on during the writing process. *giggles, because, 'process'* But that also makes it exciting, because it will be really interesting to see how we take the same idea and make it into our own unique fics. And it's an extra challenge for me because I'm pretty sure I'm the slowest writer ever, and definitely the least experienced, but I'm pretty pleased with what I have so far (which is, I believe, the most I've ever written by myself so far, too). So *that* is definitely something I need to finish before I think about claiming another fic for the Quicky_Bang, lol. (Due date is April 10th, so keep your eyes peeled if interested! :D)

  • Big Bang 2016 is ON! - I didn't mention it here, but I am officially signed up to claim a fic for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang challenge! *squees* I was reading over some of the teasers today, and it looks like there is a LOT of great stuff to look forward to. I'm so excited that I decided to leap off that particular cliff and sign up!!


With all that said, I've included the link to the Quicky_Bang below in case anyone is interested in checking out the fics waiting to be claimed. From what I've read so far, it's a pretty great group - lots of awesome opportunities for art! I hope to see as many fics claimed as possible by the end of April, and I can't wait to see the art that comes from it! <3


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Title: Artwork for Bring Me a Dream
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alycat (also on AO3)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: G
Medium: GIMP 2 (aka "Paint, with layers!" :D), with a little help from Picasa 3 for cropping and framing.
If "reference used" is code for "I used an existing image and traced over it because my freehand wouldn't do the pretty justice," then... reference used. XP

Artist Notes: For Round 1 of [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang. I had so so so much fun with this - my first art challenge!

HUGE THANKS TO:
Firstly, to [livejournal.com profile] alycat for writing such a sweet, hot fic that also had a lot of really awesome visual elements to it. (Hello, glittery Zanna!Jared?? In *leather*?? Who wouldn't love the chance to work with that??) Also, for your enthusiasm towards the sneak-peaks of the art I gave you, and for the constructive input (skinny-fied Jensen = size kink win!). It seriously means a lot that you were so awesome about me making art for your fic, especially since this is essentially my first time, and I don't really have the most sophisticated art programs to work with on my computer, lol. ((hugs)) You rock. I had so much fun making this for you <3

Secondly, to my creative team - my sounding board(s), my support system, and my dear friends - [livejournal.com profile] gluedwithgold and [livejournal.com profile] non_tiembo_mala for being there for me every step of the way. As always, your advice, ideas, and support are invaluable to me and absolutely appreciated. Love you ladies :)

And finally, to [livejournal.com profile] beelikej for setting up such an awesome challenge!! I'm so so so *psyched* that I could participate (and possibly be the first claim to post art???). Thank you for making it so easy! Your enthusiasm and encouragement have been so great! Keep up the awesome work! I'm definitely looking forward to future challenges :)

Okay. NOW, the moment you've all been waiting for (if you haven't read the fic yet, DO THAT FIRST) -

IT'S TIME FOR THE ART! :D )

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