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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
nachekana: Bonding Timenachekana on September 14th, 2009 10:11 am (UTC)
This is gorgeous! I just finished reading the fic, and your art was the perfect complement for it.

Thanks for sharing. :)
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on October 8th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 1st, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Such an awesome art series for the fic, it really added tremendously to the story.
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on October 8th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
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Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on October 8th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
I hope so. I'm having a hell of a time deciding *which* book cover to do. I need to get all my resource images together before I go away tomorrow because I won't have internet and I want to try to get it done this weekend. :/
rocketbalm: J2 -  BW J2 HTWLrocketbalm on October 8th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
the artwork for this story was so over the top wonderful I can't even tell you how in awe I am. You totally rocked it. The artwork added to the story so beautifully. I'm amazed at your talent. The drawing, the photoshop all of it. Fabulous. Truly. I'll be crossing my fingers that I might be lucky enough to have you pick my story for next year's big bang. Fantastic job.
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on October 8th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Weellll.... if your synopsis for your story sounds dark and twisted enough, I'll probably be drawn to it like a fly to marmalade... or something. I picked Rini's because she had the term "serial killer" in it. lol I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. :) Thank you for your lovely comment. *blushes*
lapdogdesign: SPN JA OMGlapdogdesign on October 10th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Gorgeous artwork. Seriously, stunning. I'm memming this to refer back to when I need Photoshop inspiration.
Hadley: Close To Homeewlyn on October 29th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
DeNi: SN - Sam!Sleepdenisitap on November 21st, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Hadleyewlyn on May 5th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
inanna_maat: Perfectinanna_maat on December 13th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
Amazing work!!!!!!! I love your chapter headers (1, 3, 5 my favos)and the story art... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hadleyewlyn on May 5th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Who'da thought, baby? We're civilians.dugindeep on December 30th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
I just finally got to this story and on top of visually satisfying her descriptions are, your art just makes everything ten times better. The section headers were brilliantly done but that's not even the whole of it ... I read most of this on phone, so I never saw all the text/words on the bigger pieces until now. I love the details in the open book and of course the sketch with J2 in bed with the touching/fun moment of dialogue between them.

SO SO beautiful.
Hadleyewlyn on May 5th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Rini's insanely descriptive writing definitely filled my head with things I wanted to illustrate. :)

(How bad do I fail that I am only replying to this now and you wrote it in December. I'm so sorry!!)
(no subject) - dugindeep on May 5th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
AutumnVerseautumnverse on March 20th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Just finished reading the story and had to come over and say that the artwork is simply stunning. Thanks so much for making and sharing :D
Hadleyewlyn on May 5th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! (I say over a month later...)
I breathe therefore I write: J2 Big Bangsandymg on April 22nd, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
Wow. Finished the story and raced to this page because really ... these are some of the most beautiful illustrations for any Big Bang story I've seen yet. And I've been pouring through past year's stories as this year is my first time partipating.

Just gorgeous. I'm going back to WOW. Will be pointing my beta to here so she can see, too. Lovely.

Hadleyewlyn on May 5th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Are you writing or doing art this year? I'm signed up to do art again. :)
(no subject) - sandymg on May 5th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
BflyWbflyw on April 28th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I am not yelling - I am just not able to express my awe without using capital letters! wow!
Hadleyewlyn on May 5th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
bewitchedjc: STOP THE INSANE TORTUREbewitchedjc on May 5th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Your art is mesmerizing. It is so beautiful. Please would love to see more if you have livejournal in which to see more.
Hadleyewlyn on May 5th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

Everything I have is here on 6magic_bitch. I do some photography... but most of my artwork which isn't posted here isn't really fandom related, but rather ties into an original novel I'm working on, so I don't post it.

However, I just signed up to do art for another big bang this year, so if nothing else I will be posting more sometime this summer. :)
Laura: SPN: Bad Day At Black Rock: Deanviolateraindrop on May 14th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
As I already wrote in my comment on the fic it was the art that made me take a closer look at the story. It's simply amazing, especially the two pieces with the actual quotes from the story on them.

I might use the two tutorials for my Big Bang art this year. So thanks for letting us all know your sources ;D
Hadleyewlyn on June 7th, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
Somehow I missed your comment. I'm sorry!

I always wish people explained how they did things, so hence my giving away some secrets. I'll be doing the same this year... and I'll also be looking out for your artwork to see how it looks. :)
Gracelitotease on June 6th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
I just found and read the story. Oh, oh your art is phenomenal.

It's all gorgeous, and it all enhances the story.

I'm particularly in love with that crime novel cover in the first image (the whole composition is striking), and with the "pencil sketch" of Jensen in the second (that particular screen shot of him is so well known and well used, but it's presentation here is new and fresh in a way that made me go, "Oh, how cool is that?") (I don't even recognize that shot of Jared, but it's lovely). I like the feel of the charcoal drawing as a work in progress, and the section break art is all perfect.

*happy sigh*

Thanks for sharing.
Hadleyewlyn on June 7th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you for your lovely comments.

I'm working on my artwork for the big bang I am illustrating this year and I've been sort of smashing my head against the wall because nothing is coming out the way I want it to but this comment sort of gave me the little push I needed to try to approach it from a different angle and hopefully get it the way I want it to be. ♥
(no subject) - litotease on June 7th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ewlyn on June 7th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
baba_o_reilybaba_o_reily on June 26th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
I found this through a rec comm. Good gracious, is your art amazing! I mean, I've seen some killer manips, but these are really something.
Hadleyewlyn on April 25th, 2017 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Sorry I am replying so late. I have not been on LJ for a while. These involved an insane amount of PhotoShop experimentation. I have always meant to go back to trying to experiment more but life keeps getting in the way.