beelikej: (BigBang2011)
I've played in the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang since 2010; including pinchhits that makes 12 BigBang collaborations! Every year I try to pick a story that offers me something different and even after this many years, authors still manage to surprise me:)
This year I managed to claim a very intriguing vampire story! I chose to illustrate it with papercuttings and watercolours. May I present...

StoryBanner BluesNight DEF600.jpg

Title: Blues in the Night
Author: [livejournal.com profile] oobydooby67 [compo67 on AO3]
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: Papercutting & Watercolours
Pairing: Jensen/Jared | Genre: RPS Vampire AU
Story Rating: NC17 | Wordcount: 33034
ART Rating: G, and contains no spoilers for story!

Summary: The search for a missing elder leads Jensen to Los Angeles, California. It is his responsibility to question contacts and connections about Tyman, who has not been heard from or seen in a year.
Frustrated with the search, Jensen meets a human who claims to have had a casual relationship with Tyman. Jared trades information for two pastrami sandwiches and ten thousand dollars. Unfortunately, after the trade, Jensen is no closer to finding Tyman, and a lot closer to Jared than he ever thought possible.


More Artwork! )

The Making Of )

Credits & Thanks )
Of course this art wouldn't have happened without an inspiring story, so thank you, [livejournal.com profile] oobydooby67 [compo67] for creating pouty Vampire!Jensen and bouncy Biker!Jared:)
Also thanks to Wendy for running the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, it's always a memorable event on the SPN fandom calendar!
Last but not least: thank you for stopping by to take a look! (Comments, questions and concrit are all welcome:)

J.


For more of my fanart, check out My masterlist of artsy fiddling:)
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
On [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang claimday, back in May, I was all jetlaggy after a trip on the nightbus from London and I messed up the time, so I figured I missed out this year:( I'm so glad I signed up as a pinchhitter because I got lucky after all! It was a match made in heaven even, with a story about the guys going on a roadtrip along Route 66, JUST LIKE I DID LAST SUMMER:) And the author is one of the fangirls I met up with in the USA back then; how cool is that for a fandom collaboration?
I happily present:

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Title: Begin To Begin Again
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dugindeep
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: Black marker, Photoshop & Image Ready (for animation)
Pairing: Jensen/Jared (background Jensen/Danneel, Jared/Genevieve)
Genre: RPS futurefic | Wordcount: ~26K
Story Rating: NC17 | ART Rating: G!
Summary: Years after Supernatural ends, Jensen realizes that his job isn’t the only thing missing. He’s divorced, a lame-duck father, and living alone. He wakes often from long-ago memories of the boots and leather jacket he filled out back when he had purpose, dreams of the connection he had with the one who stood beside him through it all. When Jensen finds a spark of himself while reconnecting with his daughter, he is determined to make this new feeling stick with a cross-country trek in the driver's seat of the Impala.

Even as he’s weighted down by his own growing pains post-Supernatural, Jared meets Jensen in middle of Michigan, and they both dive into the same luxurious dream of seeing the country with nothing but time and pavement ahead of them. As Jensen and Jared rediscover themselves and their friendship, they uncover more between them that awakens buried feelings and lights a fire between them.


More artwork! )

Sketches and Sources )
BONUS ART )

THANK YOUS
First of all: thank you, [livejournal.com profile] wendy for being on top of things and for pairing me up with a fic when I didn't expect to play in this classic fandom challenge anymore *throws confetti*
Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] dugindeep for writing this intense postSupernatural story and for taking the guys down my memory lane of the Route 66, I wish I could have added more photos :-p

As always also 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 always welcome as well!

J.

P.S. My previous artpost has a Dress Up Jared Doll! --> The Roommate
P.P.S. If you're in the mood for more, check out My Art Masterpost (with all my artsy fiddlings starting from my first BigBang in 2010!)
beelikej: (Uil)
For those of you who are like me just catching up with the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, know that [livejournal.com profile] crimsonepitaph's story and my artwork went up yesterday! You can find all the links with my paperarts & crafts in MY MASTERPOST:) I'd love to hear what you think and if you like J2 to have a complicated love life, the story is a MUST read....

This reminder also serves as a sourcepost to accompany my art. It includes real life snapshots of one of the sidepairings: Jared together with Jason Momoa. (Hey, I told you their love life was complicated. Besides that, it's mostly a list of references and fonts I used for inspiration.

It will make more sense after seeing the ARTWORK, so check that out first:)

Sources for Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun )
:)
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
This year's [livejournal.com profile] 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 Sun
Author: [livejournal.com profile] crimsonepitaph
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: Papercutting
Pairing: Jensen/Jared, sidepairings Jared/Jason Momoa, Jensen/Danneel*
Genre: RPS AU
Story Rating: NC17
ART Rating: G! (Okay a bit of clothed snogging, so maybe PG?)
Wordcount: ~26.100
Warnings: 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 :-p

THANK YOUS
Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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:)

J.

Want to see more papercutting posts? Check the tag!
My masterpost of artsy fiddling from 2010 an onwards

Ascension

May. 14th, 2015 11:21 pm
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
Today was the first day of my four-day-long weekend and I had planned to finally finish my portfolio so I'm prepared for future job-interviews. I once again got stuck halfway, although it is slowly starting to look half decent and somewhat up to date. *sighs* Days off are my roadblock; as good as I am at scheduling things at work, that's where I fail once I'm at home. I feel like I'm a sulky teen to that adult voice inside: "You really should clean your room" - "I don't WANNA!", "You really should eat properly" - "I don't WANNA!!" "You really should do your homework" - "I don't WANNA and you're not the boss of me." *sighs*

Oh dear, I hope that doesn't freak out my BB-author, I promise I'm really good at sticking to a plan when other people are involved. It's just me that brings out the recalcitrant side of me;)

Time to reveal who I managed to claim in this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang extravaganza..... It's the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] crimsonepitaph \o/ I've already read the story(draft) and it is INTENSE Jensen and Jared. (and that's all I'll say on the content for now;) I will start on sketches this weekend and am looking forward to our collaboration, the result of which we will present on July 17, dunndunndunnnnn.

I love [livejournal.com profile] crimsonepitaph's writing style and recommend reading 2014 BigBang fic Once There Was A Way To Get Back Homeward, featuring Jared as the leader of an elite counterterrorist team and Jensen as the new guy. So good. (Mind the warnings!)

Wonderful

May. 11th, 2015 01:59 pm
beelikej: (Jodie Giggle)
What a weekend! On top of keeping an eye on all the J3-goodness coming in from the Asylum convention in Birmingham, there was behind the scenes squeeing with fellow artists about BigBang summaries and also massive excitement about expanding my USA roadtrip with [livejournal.com profile] tmn1966 to Meet & Greets with fangirls all along route 66 \o/

BB-Claiming was as crazy as ever yet I managed to grab an awesome story on the first page of comments. My author contacted me within 15 minutes of [livejournal.com profile] wendy's confirmation, which made me like them right away;) Then I almost immediately received a draft and ohboyohboyohboy, I'm in love. I will reveal our collaboration as soon as it's allowed;)

Cycled to mom for Mother's Day and was treated to cake and chocolate. Well worth the flowers, gifts and foodiebasket I brought her *grins*

So. Tell me about your weekend. Did it also feature JDM or any one of these Supernatural dorks? *chinhands*

J.

P.S. There are still marvelous stories up for grabs at the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, also for artists who may have forgotten to sign up! Join in and claim!
beelikej: (Default)
Did you hear the good news? LJ decided to keep the old style friend's list! Plus they listened and responded to something odd I noticed today and SOLVED IT right away. I'm so happy. I don't know what's going on with TPTB, but I like it.

Also: I posted my artwork for the SPN_J2_BigBang, made for a wonderful story by [livejournal.com profile] ar_richardson:)

Only one more challenge to goooooooooooooo.
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
When it was time to claim a summary from this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang offerings, I looked for a fantasy AU. I wanted to go wild with magical creatures and I sure found an inspirational story! My wonderful author gave me plenty of ideas to work with. Then my muse took me in a more graphic direction and I ended up with mostly text designs. *pouts* But! I did manage to visualize some fantasy figures too (there's a dragon!) and I explored another side of papercutting: I made a 3D design for the header. Tadaah:



Title: From A Forest Of Bone And Blood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ar_richardson
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: Papercutting
Pairing: Jensen/Jared
Genre: RPS Fantasy AU
Story Rating: NC17
ART Rating: G, and contains no spoilers for story!
Wordcount: 50k
Summary: Four strangers awaken in the forest of bone and blood to find that all they can remember of themselves - and each other - are their names. Soon Jared, Jensen, Alona and Genevieve discover that they can make plants grow one moment and utter spells to summon flame the next. After a harrowing encounter with a Witherkin, a creature born of chaos and dark magic, they decide to journey together to visit the fabled Oracle to see if she can help them.

Dryad. Wizard. Dragon. Soldier.

This is what they are, according to the Oracle. She sets them on a quest that will restore their memories and their true forms, but gives one final warning: Of the four, two will not complete their mission.


More artwork! )

Work in progress: the making of faFoBaB... )

Credits )

J.

My masterpost of artsy fiddling (For more papercutting, check that tag;)
beelikej: (ABBA Ladies)
While I'm taking a quick snack break from my photoshoot for [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema, I'd like to spread the word that there are still lots of tempting summaries for grabs at the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang. So if you are feeling artsy: GO CLAIM!

I've spent hours setting up the stage for my artwork, only figuring out the best way to take photos in the previous fifteen minutes. Seriously: next time I'm hiring an assistent to hold stuff up. You can apply in the comments;)

Also: after enjoying the conversations on Twitter, I was wondering if people would be interested to come over if I organized a Eurovision watchparty next year? For those outside of Europe: Eurovision is a huge songcontest between all the nations with all kinds of music varying from emo-ballads to silly dancesongs. When it comes to giving each other points it can get very intense and serious, but mostly it's a big party. So if you were planning a trip, see if you can make it to the Netherlands in May 2015?
(ABBA icon, because they won in 1974, just beating my country, I'm not bitter)

*Goes back up to the attic*

What a day

May. 11th, 2014 12:45 am
beelikej: (ABBA)
Quite the exciting day; claimed a story in the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang (and have already received a draft from my author, woohoo), fun with Eurovision on Twitter (so cool to have friends all over Europe sharing in the squee plus a great winner plus -countrypride- the Netherlands in second place, haha), and last but not least a phone call with the news that the three Dutch hostages in Nigeria are released and safe. And thus ends an overwhelming week, pfff.

Thank you, everyone who mailed and messaged me with support concerning the kidnapping, that was very much appreciated.
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
Wahey, I grabbed myself a very promising summary at the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, I can't wait to read the full story! Contact me author, so we can play together? PM or mail, any way is fine, you can respond below if you want - I'm screening comments on this post, so there will be no spoilers about our cooperation before reveal day;)
If you're curious about what kind of artist you're dealing with, check out my masterlist of artsy creations!

I'm pretty sure I saw all my flist-artists fighting for claims already, but if you haven't joined the fun yet, GO GO GO!

While I wait in sweet anticipation I'm going to continue working on my art for [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema which will be presented on Friday May 16. Dundundunnnnnn.
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
Here's a shout out to all you awesome authors who are participating in this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang: YOU CAN DO IT! While you're getting ready to submit your fabulous drafts, I'll just sit here with the rest of the artists, licking my lips (like Dean/Jensen;) and rubbing my hands (like Sam/Jared;) in sweet anticipation for your tempting summaries (yes, that means yours too). GOGOGOGOGOGO! Woooot wooooot!



*\o/* <3 *\o/*
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
I should really work on a better system to archive my favorite art during challenges. To make a selection I had to backtrack through all of the comments I left, which took a while. Of course then I couldn't limit myself to only a top 10 because there were so many glorious creations. Basically I want you to check out all the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang artists of 2013!
Below is a list of suggestions where to start your journey through this magnificent part of fandom. Consider this my top 33 (in no particular order;)

All links are safe for work, unless otherwise noted;) )

The response to my own BB-artwork was overwhelming and to my surprise I'm still receiving comments every week! I never had such a massive amount of attention:) It makes all the injuries I suffered from the papercutting more than worth it *grins*
BB-artwork 1: J3 polyamory You and Me and Him
- Graphic designs, photomanipulation and my first NC-17 artpiece made out of paper. \o/
BB-artwork 2: J2 thriller AU Storm's Eye
- Papercut lighthouse blended in a graphic design and photocollage banners. Also a pencil sketch.

I've also finished reading all the BB fics that were relevant to my interests:) There will be a recpost of those later. Until then: enjoy the art!

Invitation

Jul. 3rd, 2013 09:57 pm
beelikej: (Artwork by me)
For all the people on my flist who are not in the fandom and/or missed the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang post: my second artwork for that challenge is online now! I'd love for you to come over and take a look (and maybe even comment;)

I made a mixed media design with a paper thingy!
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
Yay, time to show you my second set of artwork for this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang! More of a mystery/thriller story than an exploration of romance, it was a real challenge to come up with fitting visuals. I also had to patiently wait with fiddling while my injured shoulder was healing. The extra brainstorming time worked out great though. When I finally figured out I wanted to capture the concept instead of the action of the story, my arm was fit enough to explore yet another creative technique. I proudly present:



Title: Storm’s Eye
NOTE 2014: Sorry, this fanfic is no longer available: the author took the story off line because it was published as original fiction. Read more here.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] meus_venator
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: Papersculpture, (melted) crayons, marker, Photoshop
Pairings: Jared/Jensen, Misha/Jensen, Ty/Jensen, Jared/OMCs
Story rating: NC-17 (art is PG)
Word count: 57k
Warnings: Non-con (a graphic rape scene flashback), kidnapping, violence, memories of child abuse (non-sexual), animal death.
Summary: In spite of all the bad memories and fears, Jensen had dutifully returned home to Mt. Desert Island, Maine to look after his ailing mother. After her passing, financially devastated by her care and emotionally exhausted, Jensen tries to pick up the pieces of his life and rebuild his floundering career as an illustrator. While working on a new commission, he finds an unconscious man at the local lighthouse. When the man regains consciousness, he has no memory. The only clue to his identity is a limited edition hardcover copy of Storms Eye, a mystery novel by Jensen’s favorite author and client. Inside is a scrawled dedication, ‘To Jared’. What is this man’s story? And why, since meeting him, has Jensen’s life strangely paralleled the plot of the book that he carried? Will Jensen weather the harrowing trials of ‘Storm’s Eye’? Or will he become a casualty of the mysterious stranger to whom he opened his heart?


All the artwork! )

The process (including sources) )

Something extra )

Thank yous
Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] meus_venator, for writing an inspirational story and then waiting patiently until I was ready to fiddle:) Also thanks to the magnificent [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang mods for the smooth organisation.
Thank you, dear visitor, for stopping by! FYI: all comments are welcome;)

J.


BB2013 Artpost the first = J3! | my masterlist of artsy fiddling
beelikej: (Artwork by me)
Wahey, today I'm presenting my finished artwork in this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang extravaganza for a wonderful J3 (three!) story by [livejournal.com profile] minchout. Not only did I make a set of digital designs featuring Jeff, Jensen and Jared, I was also inspired to make my first nude art out of paper! I'd love for you to check out all my creations, but just in case you have a preference, you can click either one of the links below to choose your own adventure...

Go to the G-rated digital artwork (and maybe visit the paper porn art later*)

Go straight to the NC17 sexy paper scene (NSFW! Read the warnings/enticements!*)

*Which ever route you follow, you can always take a shortcut in the other direction;)

Comments are welcomed (Anon-commenting is allowed;)

J.
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
When picking a story to make art for, I force myself to look for visual challenges instead of going for fics that allow me to stay in my (creative) comfort zone. Although I suspect this summary was whispering my name for another reason as well;) I was thrilled to be able to grab the whole story after a nervewracking extra round of claiming in this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang. How could I resist? It has all my favorite guys in one juicy love triangle, and that turned out to inspire me to take my fiddling a bit further than usual! (Not just artistically *grins*). I happily present:



Title: The Premises Are These (You and Me and Him)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] minchout
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: Photoshop (+Papercut porn art in separate post!)
Pairing: Jeff/Jensen/Jared
Story Rating: NC17 (art below is G)
Wordcount: 20,600
Warnings/Enticements: minor drug use, age difference, teacher/student relationship
Summary: Jensen and Jeff have been in a relationship for seven years. They're crazy about each other, but they have this thing they do to keep things interesting: Every once in a while, Jeff goes out, picks up a twink, and brings him home for Jeff and Jensen to share. Usually that's the end of it, but after they spend a night with Jared, neither one of them really wants to let go. They invite Jared into their lives, and this is the story of what happens between the three of them.

ARTWORK! )

Sources & Sexscene! (links;) )

Thank yous )

Thank you for checking out my artpost! All comments are welcome and if you are at a loss for words for whatever reason, just leave me a smile or a frown? I just really love to know that you stopped by:)

J.

My masterlist of artsy fiddling

P.S. (Anon-commenting is allowed;)
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
When picking a story to make art for, I force myself to look for visual challenges instead of going for fics that allow me to stay in my (creative) comfort zone. Although I suspect this summary was whispering my name for another reason as well;) I was thrilled to be able to grab the whole story after a nervewracking extra round of claiming in this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang. How could I resist? It has all my favorite guys in one juicy love triangle, and that turned out to inspire me to take my fiddling a bit further than usual! (Not just artistically *grins*). I happily present:



Title: The Premises Are These (You and Me and Him)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] minchout
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: Photoshop (+Papercut porn art in separate post!)
Pairing: Jeff/Jensen/Jared
Story Rating: NC17 (art below is G)
Wordcount: 20,600
Warnings/Enticements: minor drug use, age difference, teacher/student relationship
Summary: Jensen and Jeff have been in a relationship for seven years. They're crazy about each other, but they have this thing they do to keep things interesting: Every once in a while, Jeff goes out, picks up a twink, and brings him home for Jeff and Jensen to share. Usually that's the end of it, but after they spend a night with Jared, neither one of them really wants to let go. They invite Jared into their lives, and this is the story of what happens between the three of them.

ARTWORK! )

Sources & Sexscene! (links;) )

Thank yous )

Thank you for checking out my artpost! All comments are welcome and if you are at a loss for words for whatever reason, just leave me a smile or a frown? I just really love to know that you stopped by:)

J.

My masterlist of artsy fiddling

P.S. (Anon-commenting is allowed;)
beelikej: (Butters)
I've been so occupied with my artwork for the Cinema Challenge that I completely forgot to update my journal with events in real life! Lots of turmoil in the past few weeks. )

After all that I'll have time to continue my squee over the awesome summaries I managed to claim for this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang. As per fandom etiquette I won't reveal my authors just yet, but I'm thrilled that both of them have already contacted me! I can't wait to read the full stories: I've uploaded them on my e-reader and will start brainstorming on the bus tomorrow! (Provided those students haven't sucked my brain, eeep)

There was more, but I'm gonna give my shoulder a break now. I'm going to step away from the internet to catch up on CSI with a double feature of the two latests episodes on my big screen up in the attic.

Remind me I still have to share some glorious goodies I found on Tumblr with y'all. When I get back from London, I'll finally do that nostalgia-meme two people tagged me in and I need to catch up on all the great art and fic in the [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema. Why is there not more time, I want to do ALL THE THINGS.
beelikej: (BigBang2011)
I'm still reading fics from this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, but this is my final reclist for that challenge:) As usual I focused on artwork and picked favorites regardless of pairing or plot of the story it was made for.
There were many beautiful things on offer and I was impressed by (almost) everything. I hope you take these recommendations as an incentive. In whatever fandom you're writing, reading or lurking: don't forget to check out the artwork and honour the artists!

BB 2012 reclist part five )
Just in case you missed it, this is what I created for the BigBang this summer:
Digital designs for A Crazy Little Thing by [livejournal.com profile] dontknowmyname - Biker!Jensen/Student!Jared
Photomanips and drawings for To See The World In A Grain Of Sand by [livejournal.com profile] belledewinter
- A steampunk J2 version of Around The World In 80 Days!
(I promise this is the last time I'll remind you of my own BigBang designs;) You can find all my other artwork in my masterlist;)

I have one week left to hand in artwork for the Early Bird option of the [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang. I finally got a satisfying idea yesterday, putting it together is the next challenge...

Note to [livejournal.com profile] sillie82: only the third fic is suitable for your interests, so here's a Tumblr rec especially for you: jensen-tothemax



Originally posted by sexybowlegs (good for another overdose of Mr. Ackles;)
ETA: I just discovered the photo was made by Steve Carlson. Thanks for sharing, dude!

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