11 August 2011 @ 08:36 pm
#092: [art] Until Crow Knows Your Name - Big Bang 2011  
Title: Until Crow Knows Your Name
Fandom: Supernatural
Character(s): Sam/Dean
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Rating/Warnings: PG | non-suggestive nudity
Notes: My art for drvsilla's fic in this year's spn_j2_bigbang challenge. Contains banner, illustration, soundtrack, dividers, and icons.

Summary: Sam Winchester had grown up riding the range, for his father's band of hunters, his brother Dean at his side. He wakes one morning after a dream of a different life, to Dean telling him their father's gone missing. They give chase to find him, but in the punishing miles and endless trail, it's Sam that might be lost.

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My first time participating in Big Bang, and I had the wonderful luck of working with drvsilla ♥ It was an absolute pleasure to work with you, bb! :) I had fun trying out different things with my art in this challenge, and although I didn't get to do as much as I wanted, I'm (more or less) happy with how everything turned out.

Thanks for taking a look! Now go and read THE FIC! ♥
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Marshmallow Karl Marxchaviola on August 12th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
OMG PRETTTYYYy. :3 UNF, DAT HAIR AND DOSE BRANDS. and you did a really good job of making them look like young sam and dean instead of young jared and jensen~.

(lololol back to studying now I AM SORRY I'M NOT THERE RN :'( )
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) a lonely stretch of roadradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks bb! :3 ♥ I'm glad Sam&Dean look young enough (and Sam&Dean enough XD).

Hope you're doing well on your exam!! ♥
dru: cowboy| crow knows- guns&skull [s|d bb]drvsilla on August 12th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
(。・ω・。): ( ! ) until crow knows your nameradiophile on August 12th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
katbcollkatbcoll on August 12th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
I haven't read the story yet. I absolutely HAD to come and tell you that I love the artwork. The banner would make an absofrickenlutely bitchin' tattoo. You just made the itch to get more ink that much greater. For that I really like you. ;)
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) blood streaks the skiesradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D ♥ I love tattoo art and I'm very flattered that you think anything I could draw would compare :')
janissa11: deanflowerjanissa11 on August 12th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Your art is absolutely gorgeous. I haven't read the story yet, but the artwork compels me to read ASAP -- and that's a testament to your work, truly. The crossed guns over the skull -- amazing work. KUDOS.
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) bruised and brokenradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
My #1 goal was to make people want to read the fic, so YAY! :D ♥ Thank you so much! :)
Virtual Strumpet: Dru Crowglendaglamazon on August 12th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Breathtaking work! I'm one of the few so far who HAS read the story, and your art suits it so perfectly! I was blown away when drvsilla first linked me to your banner today. And seeing it all together, plus your amazing Sam and Dean (that brand is stunning! And you can tell it's a brand, which impresses me no end. ;) ) drawing--like I said, my breath, it is taken.

Kudos! :D

(PS-clearly, I snagged an icon, which I shall wear as a badge of pride, and have duly credited.)
(。・ω・。): ( ! ) until crow knows your nameradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
I saw all of your wonderful beta notes in the Gdocs! :D Thanks for all your hard work on helping this fic come together ♥ I'm so pleased and flattered that you like the art :') ♥

(ICON :D ♥)
(no subject) - glendaglamazon on August 13th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
I am not there. I do not sleep.: Jensen_crazysecretlytodream on August 12th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
OMG OMG OMG! \o/ ♥

Edited at 2011-08-12 04:13 am (UTC)
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) death is but the next stepradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
\o/ ♥ ♥ ♥
cindy: spn - dean gunporn (by lostmemento)tsuki_no_bara on August 12th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
i lovelovelove the banner. it looks very wild west and kind of woodcut-y, and it makes me interested in the fic.
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) don't leave me just yetradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
I was trying to recreate the feel of a woodcut, so YAY! I'm glad it worked ♥ Thank you! And yes, do read the fic! :D
maichan: cowboy deanmaichan on August 12th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
I could stare at that banner for days. I just adore your lettering and the gritty, scratchboard look to all these pieces. And OMG, Sam's hair <333
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) fallin' fast but we've no caresradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
Ahh thank you so much, bb! :') ♥ I had fun with handlettering the text, hee :3 And I just went crazy with Sam's hair, lol (can you tell? XD).
Emmementis on August 12th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Fantastic work, every bit of it - the banner, the illustration of the boys (their hair!!!) - absolutely fantastic. Congratulations :)
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) gravedirt under our nailsradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! :D ♥
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: SeesDeadPeoplequickreaver on August 12th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
Fine damn art! So suits the story, or at least I'm guessin', 'cause you made me want to read it, ayup!
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) heaven is fireworks and youradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥ My main objective was to get people to want to read the art, so YAY ♥
Bimbo Baggins: SPN: Ask me about Dean's Golden Soul.cherie_morte on August 12th, 2011 06:20 am (UTC)
Dude, I love, like, am mesmerized the hair in that kissing piece. I am actually getting lost staring into it--so gorgeous and intricate. Can't imagine how long that took to draw, but every moment paid off. Also, prettiest eyelashes ever! There's a lot of passion that comes out in that one, I really adore everything about it.

The title banner is also so well done--very genre, and perfect for the effect it's trying to create. Cool dividers, too. Kinda ominous, I really love that. Awesome art here. :D
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) i can't see myself without youradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, thank you! :') ♥ Hee, the hair actually didn't take too long XD I don't want to ruin the illusion, but it's pretty easy to draw hair the way I do it. Namely: lotsa scribbling, erasing a bit, more scribbling, erasing, a few more scribbles, a wee bit more erasing, etc. I wasn't sure if I liked how it turned out, but I'm so happy that you like it ♥
c.: white collar//hey therealwaysenduphere on August 12th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous, bb! Dean's hands in Sam's hair hnnnnnnng. I'm so excited to read the story!
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) i smile when you smileradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, bb! ♥ Hee, I enjoyed placing Dean's hands on Sam in the most possessive/desperate way possible ;) ♥
i was a teenage popstar in canada.: spn » s/d. the road is callingfromperdition on August 12th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)

Everything here is so gorgeous I've just been sitting here staring.
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) in the beginningradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
Eeee thank you, bb! :D :D :D ♥
NOT ON ANY FLATBREADaplethora on August 12th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
excellent as always, man! the banner is particularly stunning.
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) it's the family businessradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, bb! :) ♥
Ischacreepylicious on August 12th, 2011 08:11 am (UTC)
I love all of these, especially the crows, for some weird reason.
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) like the gunradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D The crows were fun to draw :) ♥
Amberamberdreams on August 12th, 2011 08:12 am (UTC)
Wow, excellent work indeed! Love the main picture especially, very cool.
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) lost without youradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D The banner took me forever, so I'm glad you like it ♥
Charlie ♥: that's dean fucking winchester to youblondie_lottie on August 12th, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
This artwork is simply stunning, honestly I have no words that can properly describe how amazing this is.

Someone above mentions how the banner would look great as a tattoo and I have to agree! The crows too and the typography you've used is awesome. I've got that itch to get fresh ink kicking in the back of my mind having looked at these.
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) nothing equals the splendorradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Ahh this is such a flattering comment *_* ♥ Thank you so much! I love the aesthetics of tattoo art, so I'm really glad the banner reminded you of that :)
lav123: Kiss S/D by sweetgirl7808lav123 on August 12th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
Lovely art!
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) possibly all statesradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
Braided_one: Bart - Comicbraided_one on August 12th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
I have not read the story yet and I am sure when I do I will flail around with joy, but I just wanted to tell you the artwork is phenomenal!
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) push me back pull me closeradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
The fic is amazing, so yes, I'm sure you wil! ;) And thank you so much! ♥
Icarus was a test pilot: Impalagalwithglasses on August 12th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
This art fits the story so well. I love the banner. There's a lot of detail in each drawing yet it still gives the feel of open spaces and empty desert. The single crow dividers are really nice.
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) read them in an undertoneradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you think the art fits the atmosphere of the fic! I was really trying to catpure that :) Thank you so much! ♥
culper355culper355 on August 12th, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
These are so sharp and bold and arresting! Ditto on how great that rendering of the hair is! Amazing graphic design sensibility!
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) rock salt and matchesradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D ♥ Graphic design has never been a strong skill of mine, so I'm very flattered you think so ♥
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on August 12th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
These are amazing, the banner especially is gorgeous!
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) sinking ever deeperradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥
salty_catfishsalty_catfish on August 12th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
I really love that title card!
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) smile like you mean itradiophile on August 12th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D ♥
dont_hate_me01dont_hate_me01 on August 12th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
THAT sketch!!!!!! Love it all. :-)
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) speaking in ligaturesradiophile on August 14th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you! :D ♥
Queen of the Maymini_moue on August 12th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
That is some utterly gorgeous art! I'd love to know more about the process, but it looks like ink on paper with some digital work after. In any case, it's got that authentic western feel to it, so perfect for the fic. The banner especially is amazing. Well done on your first BigBang!
(。・ω・。): ( spn ) such a pretty throatradiophile on August 14th, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)
I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about my art! :) Everything is actually 100% digital and was drawn directly into Photoshop CS3 with my trusty old tablet~

Thank you so much! :D ♥

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