This year's spn_j2_bigbang
was right in the middle of one of the most intense times in my life. As some of you know, I lost my job of 19 years and I will officially be unemployed on September 1st. Doing arts & crafts in my rare spare time provided a wonderful distraction, but it was rather difficult to focus in between looking for jobs, applying for jobs and my current job getting increasingly awkward. Fortunately I claimed an inspirational story and got to collaborate with a great author, which turned this into one of my most creative paperprojects:)
I proudly present: Title: Set the Controls for the Heart of the SunAuthor: crimsonepitaphArtist: beelikejMedium:
Jensen/Jared, sidepairings Jared/Jason Momoa, Jensen/Danneel*Genre:
RPS AUStory Rating:
NC17 ART Rating:
G! (Okay a bit of clothed snogging, so maybe PG?)Wordcount:
graphic depictions of violence, alcoholism, mentions of drug use, infidelity*Summary: Jensen's a cop. Jared's the bartender at the bar across the street from his precinct. They fall in love. Only, it's not that simple. Jared 's still running from his past, and Jensen's a man who doesn't know how to accept the present.Artist's Notes
: * See more detailed explanations in the Fic Masterpost!
Not going to lie: I picked this story not only for the enticing Cop!Jensen/Bartender!Jared combination, but very much also for the inclusion of Jason Momoa *grins* Besides my superficial reasons I truely love how serious this story is and how these guys are definitely real men and not simply boys in love. These are complicated relationships! I tried to show that specifically in the endbanner with all the main players connected and the spiral behind them symbolizing life's ability to spin out of control.( All the artwork! )( How it was made )( 3D FOLD OUT PORTRAITS )( Last but not least )
My favorite shot of the fold out design: taken standing up, so it reflects in my black dinnertable.
THE END :-pTHANK YOUS
Thank you, crimsonepitaph
, for that awesome story, for encouraging my unconventional artdirection and for making me research Jared together with Jason Momoa;) More about that exploration and credit to other references in my sourcepost
Also thanks to wendy
for organizing this wonderful fandomevent.
As always a thank you to all visitors of my journal for stopping by. I'd love for you to leave a comment, however short or long. Concrit is also welcome:)
Want to see more papercutting posts? Check the tag! My masterpost of artsy fiddling from 2010 an onwards