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12 August 2009 @ 10:42 pm
SPN/J2 Big Bang '09: A Certain Smile - art post  
Title: A Certain Smile
Author: elise_509
Genre: RPS AU
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Minor Pairings: Jared/Milo, Jared/Genevieve, Jensen/Danneel
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Spoilers: None.
Length: 57K<

Summary: It's 1958. Jared is the high school superstar: all-around athlete, straight-A student, and one half of the most popular couple in town. Jensen is the teen rebel, all motorcycles, hot rods, and rock ‘n’ roll. When Jared’s life veers closer to the edge, he finds Jensen waiting for him there. The collision is inevitable.

Fic Masterpost

On Monday I got contacted by wendy over at spn_j2_bigbang who asked me if I was interested in doing another pinch hit for a fic that had already been posted, but who's artist had to back down. I had the day off the next day, so I of course said 'Yes'!

So this is my THIRD Big Bang thingy! Not too bad for somebody that's been out of the loop for a while, huh? :P

Here goes.

Cover Art:

and just because I worked so damned hard on the manips (which I usually think I suck at)...
Trading Cards

And a couple of icons

Thank you elise_509 for sharing your wonderful story, and for accepting my little "hair mishap" with grace and sweetness! Hope you like the icons as well. ;)

All my love to my bitches as always. Fire and Red - you keep me sane!

And of course: Thank you wendy and all her partners-in-crime at spn_j2_bigbang for giving me another chance to play this year!

Images from andreas_ri, google and www.sxc.hu
Additional resources.
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engel82 on August 12th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Oooh I love love love the Jensen manip!!
And the cover art is gorgeous!! ♥
Ai: SPN - genius at workzaipixie on August 12th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Can you believe it! I cranked this sucker out in 24 hrs! I'm totally surprised myself actually.

I'm really proud of all my art for big bang. This has been such fun! *hugs*
(no subject) - engel82 on August 12th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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firehead30firehead30 on August 12th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
BUT THEY ARE SO FREAKING PERFECT. You have got the perfect hair along with the perfect painterly look of the time period. It is like you took the trader cards and the formal portaits of that time period and created these spot of representations. You rule.
Ai: SPN - Dean flashlightzaipixie on August 12th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you darling! It's just that in the fic - which I didn't have the time to read through before doing this - Jensen's supposed to have a shortish hair and Jared doesn't really use products and supposedly "needs a hair cut". ;)

So it's actually "the other way around" when it came to length of hair on the boys than what I made them out to look. :P

But elise_509 reassured me that she liked them anyway. ;)
Wicked Bitch Of The West: Bitches Adoredvlredreign on August 12th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
We love you too!!!

These came out so damn nice, and I love the bike shot, it looks like an old advert that got packed away somewhere. Excellent!!
Ai: bitchesofbritin - Adored by...zaipixie on August 12th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!

(why am I still up???)
(no subject) - vlredreign on August 12th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - zaipixie on August 12th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
elise: A CERTAIN SMILEelise_509 on August 12th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Again, thank you so much for this artwork! I can't properly express how grateful I am. They are so unbelievably gorgeous and I can't believe you produced such marvelous work under such a time crunch. You are truly a very talented artist and I'm in awe of you. :)
Ai: SPN - Dean at Bobby Singerzaipixie on August 12th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
You're totally welcome, sweetie!

I had a blast doing this. Some credit should go to my neighbour who let his daughter come over to play with my little girl though - it gave mommy some quality time with Photoshop! :P

Your story deserved some kick ass art, and I'm happy you like what I managed to produce. Again - I had so much fun! So, thank you. *hugs*
Danitwivamp92 on August 12th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
omg Jensen looks freakin GORGEOUS there!!

very James Dean.
...*cannot stop staring*
this was one of my Favorite BBs this year and Im so glad it finally has art x]

amazing work!!
Ai: SPN - Brotherszaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was totally crazy doing this. I actually finished it in 24 hrs!
Natpaintmydays on August 12th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
wow! This is great!
Ai: SPN - angels talkingzaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Thank you!
you only live forever in the lights you makealasse on August 13th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Oh, WOW! I loved that story, and this art is so absolutely perfect for it! Amazing job, hon.
Ai: SPN - Dean flashlightzaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Thank you, my dear! I had too much fun working on it. It's totally out of my comfort zone. :P
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(no subject) - zaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
Julia: spn_jared_certain smileromelwen on August 13th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Oh, wow! Your artwork blew my mind away! I hold elise_509's A Certain Smile very close to my heart and I was very disappointed when I thought it wouldn't get any art. Thank you so much for stepping up to the challenge and working this amazing miracle. They are perfect! I can't believe you managed to pull these in such a short notice. I'm in awe.
Ai: SPN - Unlikely heroeszaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
Believe me, I'm a bit amazed I did it in such a short time too! *lol*

It's so cool that you liked it! I didn't have the time to read the whole story before doing it (I did finish it afterwards though), so I'm happy it turned out as well as it did.

Thank you!
bitterbird on August 13th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
these are fantastic

I loved tha fic and these are great :)
Ai: SPN - Brotherszaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!!
dawn: SPN - Anim J2 'kiss'ixchel55 on August 13th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
Congratulations on completing these at the last minute. They're gorgeous!
Ai: SPN - Dean flashlightzaipixie on August 13th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
When I got the idea of how I wanted to do it, I knew I was in trouble. But it worked itself out! ;)

Thank you so much!
giandujakissgiandujakiss on August 13th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, this is perfect!
Ai: SPN - genius at workzaipixie on August 13th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! ;)
enable l♥veenablelove on August 13th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Oh awesome graphics!
Ai: SPN - Dean lightzaipixie on August 13th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
surevestasurevesta on August 13th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
Excellent job with these! The manips are very nice! :)
Ai: SPN - Dean peekzaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I usually don't do manips - at least not this big - and they turned out pretty good. Despite everything. ;)

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Ai: SPN - hiding in plain sightzaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I had fun doing them.
Dirtylecki: j2 - eats fangirls for dinneragt_league on August 13th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous! I love the colouring and the hairstyle you gave Jared - very authentic. ;)
Ai: SPN - Hellhoundzaipixie on August 13th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I didn't have the time to read the whole fic before starting to work. As it turns out I gave the boys "wrong hair"! But elise_509 was very sweet and graceful about it. ;)

Thank you!
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