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12 August 2010 @ 10:26 am
Master Art Post: Nacht der langen Messer  
This is the master art post for Nacht der langen Messer by weimar27 which was written for spn_j2_bigbang 

Summary: In the days before the Rohm-Putsch, Jared Padalecki, onetime member of the now defunct Communist Party, is living a mundane existence as a store clerk in Berlin. As his professional life goes downhill, he finally decides to visit the infamous Erbsunde that his brother Jaku, a former member of the RFB, and the rest of their friends have been visiting for the past year. During the Heyday of the Communist Party, Jared and Jakub fought for the party on the front lines long enough to gain enemies among the Nazis, specifically Johannes Ackles, now an important member of the SS, and the older brother of Jensen Ackles, a musician and composer with a tragic past who’s a performer at the club. There’s an instant connection between the two, and with the knowledge that forces beyond their control may keep them apart Jared and Jensen begin a relationship.

I would like to thank weimar27 for the countless hours she put into writing her story for us, ficliously for being my art beta,  and wendy and thehighwaywoman for organizing this project each year.


Artwork for this story was based off of 1930's advertisements and propaganda posters, both German and from other countries, such as these:


Was I entirely successful?  I'm not sure... but considering this is the first time I've done something outside PhotoShop in almost two years, I think it was a decent attempt.  Headers, obviously, are done in PhotoShop.

And, in case anyone is wondering what my watercolouring skills look like after two years of neglecting them, here is the raw image used for the main image.  Clicking it will open it fairly big.  Not dial-up friendly.

Current Mood: creative
Sam the dogficliously on August 21st, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)
Watercolor SKILLZ. This is amazing, even if you didn't get a chance to do everything you originally conceived. The boys are beautiful and oh so them. And it's such a cool idea! <3
Rebeccamystisblom on August 21st, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
I love the artwork. But it's Eins, Zwei ... and not Ein :)
Hadleyewlyn on August 23rd, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
Oops. I'll fix it. Thanks!
I just died in your arms tonight...: No Ideakain_abel on August 21st, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
Hey, I've betaed this story for weimar27. ;)
I love the header you did for each chapter. They work so well with the story!
And the way they gaze into each others eyes! There's so much connection there already.
But I also like the style in which you created the poster for Jensen's performance.
I just love it all! Great job!
celery: ITHV-deanmelanth0 on August 21st, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
These are awesome! The propaganda influence really comes across - they're very graphically strong. Props for the lovely watercolors, too. I think my favorite is the "präsentiert Jensen Ackles" one, though. It's lovely and strong and very, very of-the-time.
Queen of the Maymini_moue on August 21st, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
These are great. You've certainly captured the retro feel in your art and the main poster with the boys in profile is very powerful. Fantastic job!
weimar27weimar27 on August 21st, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
hey the art looks great, wonderful job.
spn_2008: Howdyspn_2008 on August 21st, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Love this art style, very conected with the time period of the fic, I love the avant-garde style in the second one
Riley: Jensen: Sexualwickedlilwitch on August 22nd, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Dude, very cool and inspired. I love the watercolor art. The piano picture reminds me of lithography prints of the era.