beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
For every art-challenge I participate in, I set myself a new goal. After doing a lot of papercutting and a bit of watercolour painting for previous projects, I wanted to get back to digital design. So for this edition of [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema I played in Photoshop again. \o/

I tried some new techniques and the visuals came pretty close to what I had in mind, even if I strayed from my original plan of manipulating scenes. I also included more text than I initially planned because I’m just so fond of the film's script; a couple of conversations hit me right in the feels and I simply had to add those words to emphasize (or possibly clarify) the images.

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LA, 1968. Jeff is a college professor who recently lost his partner, Jensen, in a car accident. As he goes about his daily routine, his encounters with an old friend (Danneel) and a young student (Jared) lead him to reconsider whether life is worth living without Jensen.

Title: Just Get Through The Goddamn Day
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Movie Prompt: A Single Man
Pairing: Jeff/Jensen (past), Jeff/Danneel (past), Jeff/Jared (potential)
Rating: PG
Media: Digital Graphic Design (Photoshop)
Notes: The film is set in the early sixties but I ended up with a look that's closer to the end of that era because I felt Jeff’s appearance fit that time better *grins*. There’s an even greater age difference in the film, I adjusted the ages to suit my fandom favorites, but Danneel is closer to Jeff's age here.

For the first time in my life I can't see my future. Every day goes by in a haze, but today I have decided will be different. )

Babbling and Sources )

I didn't add a making off, but I can do one if anyone is interested in Photoshop masks and filters.
Comments are always welcome, whether it’s concrit or simply a smile :)

J.
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
For this year's edition of [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema I picked the first film I ever saw in the cinema: Grease! An ode to the fifties yet definitely a timeless musical. Back in 1978 I had no idea how dirty the lyrics were, I just phonetically sang along;) It's still one of my favorite films. To keep with the tradition of actors who were too old to play highschoolstudents, I ignored the actual age difference between Jeff & Jensen and I also included a Chevy Impala, which hadn't even been born in this era. It's an Alternate Universe after all. :-p



Title: You're The One That I Want
Medium: Photoshop, marker and papercuttings
Film: Grease (1978)
Pairing: Jensen/JDM
Rating: G(!)
Concept: Highschool AU. Bad boy Jeff falls in love with young, clean cut Jensen; they struggle with their romance amongst social expectations and high school politics.
Note: Made for 2015 edition of [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema and dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] tmn1966: happy birthday, T.! The Ohio numberplate of the Impala is especially for you;)

In the art-section below you'll find manips, collages and more papercutting. I was inspired to put young Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the role of John Travolta (Danny) after seeing screenshots of Jeff in his first film Uncaged; he was such a bad boy in that. For his love interest I of course had to cast Jensen Ackles, because I adore the two of them together. :-p
My imagination went wilder than I was able to capture in art, but I did hint at my ideas (Jeff and his friends Danneel and Hillarie call themselves the J-birds; Jensen is an athlete and hangs with the Padalecki Posse...see if you can spot Jared and Chad in supporting parts)

ACTION! )

I love comments, no matter how short or long, feel free to point out mistakes or ask for clarification:)

J.

My masterlist of artsy fiddling
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
After I decided to step away from one of my favorite art challenges, I felt a little lost. So I was very happy with the new bimonthly [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema project! Especially since it offers a short turn-around and posting time, which is just the kind of schedule my muse and I need. When the chosen genre for the first round was revealed to be The eighties I knew there would be filmprompts to my liking. Those were my teen-years, people, tons of films with fond memories:)

My goal was to play in Photoshop (if you can't see what I did, I did it right;) and not to overthink things. I ended up fiddling in Illustrator as well, if only because I'm more familiar with it. I did not succeed in the 'less is more' look I was aiming for, but the guys were at least a nice distraction from the mess that is real life right now. I hope they offer you the same:)

May I present:


Title: Project InnerSpace
Medium: Photoshop and Illustrator
Movie Prompt: Innerspace (1987)
Pairing: Jensen/Jeff with a hint of Jensen/Jared
Rating: G!

Concept: After one drunken display too many, cocky lieutenant Jeff "JD" Morgan is kicked out of the army and his long time partner, journalist Jensen Ackles, breaks up with him. JD signs up to be the pilot of a secret science project. He will be miniaturized to be injected in a rabbit to do research from the inside! Just as the experiment is on its way, the lab is attacked. The projectleader manages to escape with the syringe and during the chase mini-Jeff is accidently injected in the body of passerby Jared Padalecki...

Posters )

Credits
Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] cassiopeia7 for prompting the film (one of the rules is that you can't pick your own prompts, but I'd love to see what you would have done with this;) and giving me a reason to watch this classic again.
Kudos to Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan and Martin Short, who play the original characters in Innerspace, they are such fun!

Source post to follow (I know y'all only check if I hide porn there*, but I still need to write it for my own conscience;)

As always, comments are love (possibly not literally, but feel free to express confusion or dislike, those responses are welcome too!).

J.

*Interested in my paper-art and/or J3 porn? Click! *grins*

My masterlist of artsy fiddling
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
Anyone else anxiously waiting for the claim post for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema genre challenge? If my calculations are correct, it should appear in about half an hour, exactly at the time I would usually leave work and catch the bus home. I don't mind taking a later bus, as long as I know I'm not waiting in vain...
I made a short list of my three favorite prompted films from the 80s, but haven't decided in which order to try and claim. *sighs* I missed these pre-challenge nerves;)

Guess I better focus on work until it's time. (No worries, I'm on my own this afternoon. Let's hope there won't be any last minute clients or customers walking in right before five o' clock. (Why does one do that anyway? Rude.)

ETA: hahahaha, of course someone knocked on the door right after I locked it. But! Was still in time to claim and got my first choice, yay! *runs to bus*
beelikej: (Cowboy Eads)
Good things: love the fandom love on my flist: spread it around, SPN-people, with your adorable countdown-meme to the start of the season. *rolls around in the squee*. Also; [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema is starting up a new bi-monthly challenge, wootwoot, count me in!

I felt some love from my CSI Nick/Gregfandom too, but have yet to see the first episode of season 15 (FIFTEEN!) - I'm a little hesitant because half of my otp now has a beard (the literal hairy kind) and the other forgot to style his hair and I don't want to be shallow, but... oh who am I kidding, I watch for the pretty, okay? This lack of consideration for my preferences better get fixed soon!

Not so good: yesterday afternoon we got a visit of some people from victimcare ("slachtofferhulp") at work to help me and the co-worker to -finally- express our feelings about the kidnapping of the bossman in May. Since we had five months to think about that and the consequences, we had a lot to talk about. Yet I had not expected to feel so out of sorts after it; I have not slept well last night and I'm exhausted. There will be a follow up appointment at home with a 'personal' counselor next week. I guess I better make a list of stuff to unload.

More good things: I'm going to The Hague tomorrow afternoon, because my brother scored me a ticket for the World Wide Cinema Event of Stephen Fry presenting his new book More Fool Me. (I may have already mentioned that when I updated my booklist to reread the first two parts of his biography:). He will do the presentation on stage in London, but it will be shown live in cinemas all over the world, so cool. Looking very much forward to that. Will work half a day and then start the long journey to the West:) Will report when I get back home!

Oh, question; would anyone be interested if I did WIP progress posts while I'm working on my own art-project? I'm thinking about sharing to keep me going since it's not for a running challenge. (It would also save me time when I'm ready to reveal;)
beelikej: (Shiver RHPS)
Heehee, remember my artwork for this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema? This morning I received a request for a DIY worksheet of paperpuppet JDM! I honestly hadn't meant to keep him to myself (okay, maybe I did), it's just that I only made Jeff 'in character' and I wasn't sure people would like that. So for all of you who were afraid to publicly reveal your wish to play with Jeff, there is now a pdf-download of the Jeffrey Dean Morgan puppet available (I'd like to imagine he's wearing the Texas belt buckle to amuse J2;)

Have fun! (If you need more instructions, check out the step-by-step guide in my cinema challenge artpost)

Also: I'm posting my artwork for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang tomorrow. *bounces*

J.
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
Been feeling a bit down this week and today I saw everyone's response to the Supernatural Final so I thought this would be a good time to share that silly video I made for the SPN Cinema Challenge. To spare those who are not into paperpuppetporn, I put it behind a cut;) Consider that your warning to not watch this in a public place, mkay?

Jeff/Jared )

Want more? Missed my artpost? Here are some teasers
(beware of the scene above in the action-bit;)

[ACTION!] [Behind the scenes] [DIY worksheets]
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
Finally, I can show you what is officially my first fanart of 2014! For this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema I chose a film that on reviewing turned out to be even more crude than I remembered *grins* But not only does the story fit the script I imagined for my favorite SPN guys, more importantly it has an incredible and very inspirational setdesign. I hereby pay tribute to the marvelous puppet action movie "Team America: World Police". Scenes I created are loosely based on the original story, but are mostly a funky backdrop for my paper creations. May I present:

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Title: Team Texas: Protecting Y'all
Medium: Photoshop and Papercuttings
Film: Team America: World Police (2004)
Pairing: Jensen/Jared; a bit of Jared/JDM (no cheating;)
Rating: R for suggested BJ (no visible nakedness)
Warnings/Enticements: see descriptions above!
Note: Art comes with a DIY paperpuppetplay-set!

Concept: Brilliant musical actor Jared Padalecki is recruited by Jeffrey Dean Morgan to join Team Texas, a government agency assigned to protect the country against attacks. His acting skills are needed to infiltrate a group of terrorists. Dedicated agent Jensen Ackles doesn't think the actor is up for the task, but as they work the case together, he realizes Padalecki is not the shallow Broadwaystar he imagined.

ACTION! )

BEHIND THE SCENES )
DIY )
As always, comments are love. (Or not, but feel free to express confusion or dislike, those responses are welcome too!).

THANK YOUS AND SOURCES )

J.

P.S. While I was working on my final photos I discovered Jared had geeked out over Team America at the DCcon Gold panel. I put a link to the video in my sourcepost:)

P.P.S. I may or may not have shot a video myself of the scene between Jared and Jeff, but I'm not sure if people want to see that? *shifty eyes*

My masterlist of artsy fiddling
beelikej: (Artwork by me)
First project of 2014, posted on May 16: Paperpuppets TEAM TEXAS for [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema
TT resources & inspiration )
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Second project of 2014, posted on May 25: Meanwhile in Hollywood for [livejournal.com profile] spn_meanttobe
MiH resources & inspiration )
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If you notice any omissions or think I may have used your original material as a base or inspiration, please let me know so I can give proper credit!
J.
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*
beelikej: (Artwork by me)
For this year's Cinema Challenge I wanted to try a couple of new things. Besides adding a lady to my usual mix of men, I explored papercutting a little more; how much further could I reduce shapes? On top of that I was intrigued by the sudden popularity of melted crayons and I meant to do something with that to contrast the tight lines of the papercutting. I wasn't too impressed by the rather wasteful blowdrying technique, so instead I played with a hot iron... Haha! (I wasn't using it for my clothes anyway;)

May I present to you: three minimal portraits and a lot of artsy fiddling:



Title: Imaginary Infatuations
Made for: [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema 2013
Movie Prompt: Les Amours Imaginaires (2010, English title: Heartbeats)
Medium: Papercutting, crayons, bit of Photoshopping.
Rating: G for art; R for concept I suppose
Pairing: polyamorous ~ Jensen/Jeff; Danneel/Jeff; Jensen & Danneel are BFFs
Concept: At a party best friends Jensen and Danneel meet Jeff, whose charisma overwhelms them both. They try to find out who he fancies most, but deny their crush on him to each other. At every other chance they flirt with Jeff while secretly sabotaging the other one's efforts. Slowly their lifelong friendship starts to crumble.

All the artwork: paper portraits & poetry! )

Below I'm babbling -a lot- about the different techniques I used. If you want to skip that, click here to go right down to the credits and a treat to thank you for stopping by.

Behind the scenes )

Credit and a treat )

Amused/Appalled? I appreciate all comments :)

J.

P.S. I loved playing with this idea on my own, but just so you know: I wouldn't mind if this artwork in turn prompted an author! (I had wanted to do some scenes as well, but ran out of time. If someone happens to want to write fic featuring this threesome, I'd love to make more visuals!

Previous papercutting: Baker!Jeff/Jensen | Sick!Jared/Jensen (both with fanfic!)
Earlier cinema artwork: Jeff/Jensen/Jared as Pirates | Sam & Dean as claypuppets

My masterlist of artsy fiddling

X-posted on LJ
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
For this year's Cinema Challenge I wanted to try a couple of new things. Besides adding a lady to my usual mix of men, I explored papercutting a little more; how much further could I reduce shapes? On top of that I was intrigued by the sudden popularity of melted crayons and I meant to do something with that to contrast the tight lines of the papercutting. I wasn't too impressed by the rather wasteful blowdrying technique, so instead I played with a hot iron... Haha! (I wasn't using it for my clothes anyway;)

May I present to you: three minimal portraits and a lot of artsy fiddling:



Title: Imaginary Infatuations
Made for: [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema 2013
Movie Prompt: Les Amours Imaginaires (2010, English title: Heartbeats)
Medium: Papercutting, crayons, bit of Photoshopping.
Rating: G for art; R for concept I suppose
Pairing: polyamorous ~ Jensen/Jeff; Danneel/Jeff; Jensen & Danneel are BFFs
Concept: At a party best friends Jensen and Danneel meet Jeff, whose charisma overwhelms them both. They try to find out who he fancies most, but deny their crush on him to each other. At every other chance they flirt with Jeff while secretly sabotaging the other one's efforts. Slowly their lifelong friendship starts to crumble.

All the artwork: paper portraits & poetry! )

Below I'm babbling -a lot- about the different techniques I used. If you want to skip that, click here to go right down to the credits and a treat to thank you for stopping by.

Behind the scenes )

Credit and a treat )

Amused/Appalled? I appreciate all comments :)

J.

P.S. I loved playing with this idea on my own, but just so you know: I wouldn't mind if this artwork in turn prompted an author! (I had wanted to do some scenes as well, but ran out of time. If someone happens to want to write fic featuring this threesome, I'd love to make more visuals!

Previous papercutting: Baker!Jeff/Jensen | Sick!Jared/Jensen (both with fanfic!)
Earlier cinema artwork: Jeff/Jensen/Jared as Pirates | Sam & Dean as claypuppets

My masterlist of artsy fiddling
beelikej: (Jodie Giggle)
Yay, posting schedule for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema is up and I'm first on the list! (Eeep!)

LJ-ranting )

Tomorrow I have a family get-together, but after that all my freetime will be dedicated to arting :-D
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
After doing some hands-on arts & crafts for Gishwhes, I realized how much I had missed creating things from scratch; so when it was time for this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema challenge, I decided to not do one of my usual digital designs. I found an excellent film that inspired me to finally grab those packets of clay I had lying around. As an extra bonus it comes with a plot that could be an old fashioned Supernatural monster of the week episode:) Dundundun....



Title: Sam & Dean and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Medium: Clay, paint, fabric! (and a bit of Photoshopping;)
Movie Prompt: Wallace & Gromit (in TCofWR)
Genre: Casefile, no romance
Rating: G
Concept: The Winchester brothers are taking a break from hunting and are laying low in small town USA, where the people are getting ready for the annual Giant Vegetable Competition. Suddenly, in the middle of the night, a mysterious, ravaging "beast" begins attacking the town's sacred vegetable gardens! Sam goes into research mode and finds out someone may be infected with the CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT. In the meantime Dean has a sudden craving for carrot-cake...
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Click for a scene between Sam & Dean and The Making Of! )
The End )

I hope you enjoyed this half as much as I did. FYI: I love comments ;-)

Even more background information can be found in my Spring 2012 Sourcepost. If you want to know more about the film, I highly recommend the official Wallace & Gromit website, it's awesome:)

This was my first time fiddling with Sam & Dean, all my previous designs feature RPS-pairings Jensen/Jared or Jensen/Jeff: Masterlist of all my SPN artwork

-J-
beelikej: (AmyAdamsHands)
Yes, another artworkpost! Bet you didn't even have a chance to check out my previous one*:) Yet I'd still like to present my work for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema challenge:



Title: It's like you escaped from a Hallmark card or something
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Movie Prompt: Enchanted
Pairing: Jensen/Jared (friendship or more;)
Rating: G
Summary: Fairytale Prince Jared ends up in the real world apartment of divorce lawyer Jensen, who doesn't believe there is such a thing as happily ever after.
Notes: Of course I couldn't resist manipulating the original filmposter and making a J2 banner out of it, but I was inspired by the film's mix of animation and the real world to also try something completely different this time:)

I experimented with a more creative way than simply fiddling with photos* and made sort of a collage using different techniques. Behind the cut not only the final result, but also an impression of the sketching process! )

As a bonus I'm posting a wallpaper version of the banner and a film-poster with Mike Rosenbaum as the evil Queen.
Insert cackling laughter )

Thank you's and sources )

Of course I also thank YOU for stopping by:) If you leave me a comment, I'll even give you a personal thanks! (No matter what you want to say about my artwork *g*)

-J-

*Pssst, in the mood for more?
Last time I put eyeliner on JDM for my J3 version of Pirates of the Caribbean;)
And just last Friday I presented my artwork for the ReverseBang! (Also featuring JDM;)
beelikej: (RevBang-JDM)
This is an extended thank you to people and sites that provided inspiration and material for my November and December Artwork:)

For backgrounds and brushes I mostly use photos I made myself. For images of the actors who play a part in the stories, I often make screencaps from films and tv. However: if the story is RPS, I prefer to use photos of the actors in their 'natural' habitat. Sadly I've not had the pleasure to see these people up close and personal (and use them as my posing puppets) so I look for images and inspiration on the world wide web...

Sources and sites )
Specific story images
Fool Hearted Man [Reverse Bang] )
Enchanted [Cinema Challenge] )

It Had To Be You [Reverse Bang II] )


-J-
beelikej: (Default)
The Big Bang is done and while I'm plotting my artwork for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang, I'm getting ready to claim a film for the...



Claims for authors, artists, vidders, podficcers and fanmixers go up August 20th at [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema!

Obviously I'm doing artwork for this. Are you an author looking for a collaboration?
PM me! I already have one film in mind ;)
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
Woohoo, finally it's time to reveal my artwork for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema challenge! I was lucky to claim Pirates of the Caribbean as my inspiration. I could tell you it was because of the awesome plot and imagery, but really it was just an excuse to put eyeliner on Jeffrey Dean Morgan. *grins*

Title: PotC: The Devil's Trap
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] beelikej
Movie Prompt: Pirates of the Caribbean
Pairing: Jeff/Jensen/Jared (or variations thereof;)
Rating: PG13 (there's a swordfight!)
Concept: Blacksmith Jensen Ackles asks eccentric Captain Jeffrey Morgan to help him save the governor's son, Jared Padalecki, who's been kidnapped by Jeff's former pirate allies. While Jensen and Jeff follow & fight the pirates, they discover they both have more than noble intentions towards young Mr. Padalecki. Dundundun...



Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me )

*Should you be inspired by the art, you are absolutely welcome to write a better story;)

Like? Don't like? I truely love all comments: concrit, giggles and -dare I say it- love.
beelikej: (CinemaChallenge)
Posting for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema challenge has started! My assigned posting date is May 7, but while you wait in anticipation for my artwork, check out the fic and other cinema goodness that are on offer already:)
Another important event today is [livejournal.com profile] tanisafan's BIRTHDAY! Woohoo! Have a good one, darling. You'll get your real present in person when we do the P!atD groupie thing next week, but here's some pretty for now:
Bad boy Brendon behind the cut: )
beelikej: (JDM-hands)
I signed up for another challenge* and chose a film to inspire me for art at [livejournal.com profile] spn_cinema! I'm still not completely sure who to cast for which part, but I'm gonna do an interpretation of Pirates of the Caribbean featuring all the J's;) There will be eyeliner \o/



(You can still sign up with your own choice of movie for either art or fic!)

*(I did mention I'm joining the SPN_J2 Big Bang again this year, right?)

In other news: pms hit me hard today: I was attacked by nausea and headaches from this afternoon, which is why I'm crawling into bed early tonight. My arm hurts like hell too. Ugh.

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