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As the moderator of the [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang I keep an eye on all the fics that are offered up for a Quicky and thus the ones that are eventually archived for the MatchMaker Challenge. Of course, to play fair, I always make a blind selection for my own match. But when this fic was still available for the latest round of MatchMakers, I just had to grab it for myself. I wanted to make a banner to visualize all the dark, brooding feelings this story gave me...

I took a little longer than planned, but I'm happy to finally present my banner and to promote this wonderfully tense story:



Title: Sleeping Beauty
Author: [livejournal.com profile] theyrebrothers[AO3: buttheyrebrothers]
Artwork by: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: papercutting and Photoshop
Characters: Jensen, Jared
Rating: NC-17 (I'd say art is PG-13;)
Word count: 2603
Enticements/Warnings: dubious consent, gunplay, dirty talk
Summary: Only mistake he ever made in twenty years and now it’s back to haunt him.


Different still versions

All the elements


Jared in the dark


Silhouette of young Jared


Jared with lighteffect


My favorite: all the elements but with 'clean' papercuttings.


Making of
I was all eager to get going with this story and get it done within the timeframe of this challenge; my brain was full of ideas... and then I got stuck on execution. I won't bore you with my spread out process, I'll just tell the story in pictures, with a minimum of babbling;)

 photo Banner ALT Sleeping Beauty_zpswe8cnovp.jpg  photo set up Banner Sleeping Beauty_zps0wexyg8q.jpg

A doodle sketch of another idea I was playing with, and the draft of the set up I chose to fiddle with.

PAPERCUTTING
 photo IMG_8374 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsnedfhw0k.jpg  photo IMG_8380 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsbej3jsef.jpg
Sketches and sorting out paper colours

 photo IMG_8383 WIP SleepBeauty_zpspkjytx1t.jpg  photo IMG_8386 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsc3cfubif.jpg
Papercuts and paterns (and playing with the gun;)

 photo IMG_8391 WIP SleepBeauty_zpseegwb5p2.jpg  photo IMG_8392 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsfhrfbcuj.jpg
Background testing

 photo IMG_8398 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsgbgm46oe.jpg  photo IMG_8399 WIP SleepBeauty_zpset4uvumc.jpg
Light testing

 photo IMG_8468 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsiajywydv.jpg  photo IMG_8469 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsiajywydv.jpg
Experimenting with the hand(s) and a patterned sleeve

 photo IMG_8473 WIP SleepBeauty_zps7k6zrx15.jpg  photo IMG_8480 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsaoayi3gx.jpg
I've ditched the body shape, as I'm going with a photo of Jared's face instead.
Now I'm deciding whether I should roll up the sleeve and if I should include a stroking, open hand...

 photo IMG_8515 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsvyesla17.jpg  photo IMG_8495 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsh9k7ef2o.jpg
Playing with angles and shadow shapes of the open hand

 photo IMG_8502 WIP SleepBeauty_zps3sgnazix.jpg  photo IMG_8485 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsh1l1yqzm.jpg
There are actually fingernails and other details, just so you know;) In the end I only use the hand with the gun though.

 photo IMG_8560 WIP SleepBeauty_zpsjtqxa2n6.jpg  photo IMG_8564 WIP SleepBeauty_zps8iygwsnd.jpg
The silhouette of young Jared was originally part of the set up of a papercut design I did for a 2013 ReverseBang artpost,
see if you can spot it in the Making Of section;) More sources below!

SOURCES:
The background:
Sheets from Sam's bed: SPN S10Ep17 - Inside Man
Patterns: paper from FLOW, book for Paper Lovers 2014

Jensen is a combination of bedscenes:
 photo Sources JENSEN Sleeping Beauty_zpszpluanoz.png
Face: SPN S01Ep13 - ROUTE 666
Torso: SPN S10Ep17 - Inside Man
Body double: Guy who happens to have a tattoo that looks like JDM's cross, haha

 photo Sources JARED Sleeping Beauty_zpssuvdbvjv.png
Sam's face: SPNS03Ep11 - Mystery Spot
Sam's chin: SPNS03Ep08 - A Very Supernatural Christmas

REFERENCES:
To cut the hand with the gun, I used a selection of reference pics. The initial idea was based on this shadow image from istockphoto, that I found when I googled "staring down the barrel of a gun" for inspirational points of view:)

FONTS: Noir-et-Blanc (with edits for fade away effect;) & Bougan (names)

BONUS:
 photo Manip Jensen sleeping_zpsof9yvpib.jpg

The base manip of Jensen, I fiddled a bit more with him in the banner (spot the difference;)


Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] theyrebrothers, for letting me play with your story and for your patience when I needed time to fight an artblock.
Now, everyone go read the story!

(But if you could comment on my art too, that would be awesome;)

J.

Want more? My Masterlist of artsy fiddling

Date: 2017-05-19 01:40 am (UTC)
fufaraw: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fufaraw
Oh my gosh, I love them all! And I'm crazy about seeing your process to the finished products! Great work!

Date: 2017-05-19 10:16 am (UTC)
majestic_duxk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] majestic_duxk
wow - absolutely gorgeous. And I love seeing the how you went about it!

Date: 2017-05-19 02:27 pm (UTC)
jimbobjoe: J&J (Default)
From: [personal profile] jimbobjoe
Wow, this is great! I'm particularly impressed with how you put Jensen together from all those photos. COOL!

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