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23 July 2009 @ 12:09 am
Master Big Bang Art Post for Close to Home  
This is the master art post for smidirini's insanely fantastic story Close to Home for spn_j2_bigbang.  I completely lucked out getting her as my author and I strongly, strongly urge everyone to read her story.  It is just fantastic. I can't gush, ooh, and awe about it enough.  

I owe a massive, huge, overwhelming thank you to smidirini for writing such a visually rich story.  If I had a year to work on the art for it, I probably would have handed her the entire thing as a graphic novel.  I wanted to do it all!!  I also owe a huge thank you to ficliously for being my art beta, gopher, and general all around cheerleader.  And, of course, thanks is owed by all to wendy and thehighwaywoman for somehow managing to organize this massive project.  Thank you!!

Warning: This artwork contains spoilers for the fic.  Her story involves a murder case and while it doesn't give away who the killer is, I strongly urge you to read it before looking at the art.

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Current Mood: accomplished
lollipop disease .. ♥applepie_x0 on July 23rd, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
:) Wow! stunningly gorgeous art doll! ♥
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 23rd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
diner on July 23rd, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous!!!
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 23rd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Queen of the Maymini_moue on July 23rd, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
This is really amazing work; I love all of it. You've come up with some very original ideas and interesting ways of interpreting and illustrating the fic (amazing how many of us did book covers this year, lol, but we all did them so differently that it never seems repetitive!). I love your pencil and watercolour effects, and it's very cool of you to share your secrets with us as well. I'm definitely going to try some of this for fun later and may be back to ask questions! ;-) Really love what you've done for this, hon.
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 23rd, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
I keep meaning to comment on your art post and I keep not doing it because I want to read the fic first before I comment, but I know what you mean about the book covers. I had mine done before any of the stories began posting and I was totally amused to see how many popped up. However, I have enjoyed yours the most. Especially the one with the tentacles. So awesome. Honestly, if I saw that novel cover you created in the store, I would have to buy it.

I used the tutorials I listed above as a sort of a jumping point, but I then totally bastardized the technique. If you have any questions, send me a PM. I'm happy to help as best as I can. :)
1orelei1orelei on July 23rd, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Wow. I wish I could tell you how much I love your artwork, but every time I start I head back up to look at something and get distracted. To be honest, that happened a lot while I was reading too (i.e. I'd be reading along, stumble across the artwork, and just sit there staring in open-mouthed wonder.) Fortunately the story (along with promises of MORE artwork to come) was intriquing enough that I did get back into reading.

And now I'm just here staring some more.
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 23rd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
*blush* Thank you. That is a very high compliment indeed. There will definitely be more to come. :)
kuhekabirkuhekabir on July 23rd, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
awesome art! :)
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 23rd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
z3s_keep_goingz3s_keep_going on July 23rd, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm a horrible person and usually forget to comment on the art posts, but your stuff has been the best i've seen so far and i couldn't help but mention that to you... seriously i really really liked it!
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 23rd, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥
inmyredshoesinmyredshoes on July 23rd, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
O wow. Those are amazing! I especially love the 2nd one, but they're all beautiful. Completely inspired me to go read...
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 23rd, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I'm happy it inspired you to read the story. :) Enjoy it and thank you!
DeNi: RP - Jared!I'mWithYoudenisitap on July 23rd, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
This is awesome!. I'll save the fic to read it later.
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 24th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
Essene: anim: bird by dlockeessene on July 23rd, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
wow. No really. WOW. I haven't read the story yet, but after seeing your art I WANT to.

I'll come back and gush more when I'm more coherent (just woke up from a nap). You are so talented!!!
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 24th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
lol Thanks, darling! Your icon is totally cracking me up. Ha.
your favorite!: SPN: Jared- dead leaves & dirty grounduntitleddemo on July 24th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
Your art for this story was super fantastic! I got the shivers as I was reading and came across the note for Jared. Really wonderful addition to the fic. Your author must be very pleased! ♥
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 24th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
She wrote the note. :) I just took it and ran with it. Thank you!
cindy: j2 (by no_other_choice)tsuki_no_bara on July 24th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
oh man, these are so good. i love the headers and the first collage, and how you manipulated photos of the boys to look like paintings and sketches.
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 24th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
the legend of faye.: [actor] jared dedicates to jensenlightships on July 24th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
omg! I loved all of this story's art. The desktop image and the little tags for each story section. Oh, and you've even included tutorials--that's fantastically helpful. I think the book on the desktop is my favorite though; very clever work!
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 24th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
I should put up just the book. I didn't think of that. I'll do that in a bit. :) Thank you!
standing on July 24th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
dude. you are so, so far beyond amazing it isn't even funny. these are beautiful, beautiful beautiful. the half-drawn concept is blowing my mind. i don't know anymore words. it's early. these are truly wonderful!
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on July 24th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
*smoosh* I ♥ you insanely. Ave and I are working on doing fanart for your fic next week while we are away because... we want to. I am so doing your blizzard scene either as a physical piece of artwork or some insane 60 layered PhotoShop experiment because it needs to be done!!
Kateequally_dour on July 24th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Your art is gorgeous, it makes this great story even better. :)
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on October 8th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
mashimeromashimero on July 24th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Wow this is some really nice art. Very stylistic. I really love the cover/main header!
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on October 8th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. :)