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[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, YEAR THREE. And my 1000th LJ post, well won't you look at that :D.

I had an excellent time working with my darling [livejournal.com profile] laulan again this year! Andy is just such a delight to collab with and of course is already well-accustomed to my various foibles and shoddy work habits :DD. SUCH A RELIEF THERE. I illustrated her lovely SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE ADVENTURES J2 RPS fic, Between Stars.


TITLE BANNER:


VOILAAA. It was a fun challenge to find a good way to balance all the elements I wanted the title banner to show: the awesomeness of SPAAAACE, the trio (I wanted to go for a composition that featured Danneel right up there with the boys, given what an important role she plays in the proceedings), interesting clothes (detaaaails! Man, I had a great time embellishing their outfits), their spaceship Rosie and of course the title & credits.

IN-FIC ILLUSTRATION:


[livejournal.com profile] laulan knows the secret to my heartttt. Once I found out that there was a bit in the fic that involves a FANCY DRESS BALL, in SPAAAACE!! and Jensen and Danneel going undercover as a dolled-up couple for it? WELP there was no doubt I had to illustrate this. Had an utter blast coming up with the clothing design, as always, and drawing Jared experiencing A Feeling.

CHIBIS:


BOYS IN SPACE, BEING AWESOME AND ON THEIR WAY TO THEIR NEXT ADVENTURE ♥!

AND REDUX VERSION with different, goofier backgrounds:

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AKA alternate versions that were bases for the icons.

ROSIE DIVIDER/LINEART:



SWOOOSH! And yes I am posting the lineart because I drew her a second time for the chibi pic and felt very proud of my efforts XDD.

ICONS:
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Feel free to take some, just credit me in your userinfo ♥!

THINGS I LEARNED THIS YEAR:
I was looking at my previous BB posts to see what I had written then and how it stacked up to how I felt my experience was this year and depressingly enough I apparently still have the same problems with the same things, namely SPEED (AM SO SLOW), DECENT LINEART (IT TAKES FOREVER), COLORING&SHADING (THE FORMER=FUN, THE LATTER=SO HARD). WHOOPS.

The research and planning for this BB was so much fun, I spent a lot of time sketching random things that I spammed [livejournal.com profile] laulan with that never got used (lol) and staring at utterly stunning shots of deep space and galaxies and it was a treat choosing which ones to use as background images. I can highly recommend the following three sites for awesome hi-res spaaaaace porn: Hubblesite (SO GOOD), NASA's Astronomy Picture of The Day and Space Pictures.

I do feel that I have polished my skillset a bit more though, and I really liked getting the chance to stretch some creative muscles and try something new in SPACESHIP DESIGNNN. Spoiler alert: it's harder than one thinks! I found that a playlist of dubstep mixes and occasionally muttering DOOT DOOT DOOT SPAAACE to myself helped me get into the appropriate mindset though ;D.

AAAAAND MANY THANKS TO: First and foremost, my dearest co-conspirer & teammate [livejournal.com profile] laulan ! LET'S TEAM UP AGAIN SOON BB <33! This time 'round I was mostly obsessed with getting things done by the deadlines, so I actually didn't spam my usual LJ support troupe besides darling [livejournal.com profile] laliandra in a fit of nerves XD. But I did rope some unwitting RL people into being my impromptu art betas again and yammered on about my progress, art blocks and etc. to the people at the gym, my BKK friends and C'Mai ex-colleagues. Best quote goes to one of the latter group: "*squints at my Blackberry screen* so this is for one of your ..."mango" things right? Will it be animated??" .....uhhh yeah, sure dude.

Thanks also to our mods for running this challenge every year and thank YOU for dropping by! Hope you like what you see and go read the fic (THE MASTERPOST HERE)! IT IS ACES.

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Date: 2011-08-12 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreamhunter.livejournal.com
WAAHH! posting day for you, how awesome!! :D
jensen is so pretty!! and ZOMG, danneel's gown! and she's so pretty! AND CHIBIS!! *twirls* so many awesome pictures, I LOVE IT! <33

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Date: 2011-08-13 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Jaaaaaaa danke danke XDD! We had some technical difficulties at first but wow it was such a relief to finally have everything work out <333.

I am glad you approve of the pretty, hee :D

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Date: 2011-08-13 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreamhunter.livejournal.com
i ALWAYS approve of pretty!!! *__*

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Date: 2011-08-12 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lav123.livejournal.com
So cute! Love your art, it's adorable...

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Date: 2011-08-13 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I had so much fun working on it <333

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Date: 2011-08-12 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deanawinchester.livejournal.com
Really adorable art! :)

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Date: 2011-08-13 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Thank youuuuu <3! And eee, what a cute Cas icon you have there :DD

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Date: 2011-08-13 11:13 am (UTC)

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Date: 2011-08-12 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kros-21.livejournal.com
O.O

ooohhhh this art is the cutest thing ever! So nice and unique. And also funny! XD

I adore it!!! you did a great job! :D

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Date: 2011-08-13 10:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Ahh, what a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! I admit, I am a giant sucker for cute things and [livejournal.com profile] laulan is used to my ways and let me have free reign :DD.

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Date: 2011-08-12 02:37 pm (UTC)
ext_12410: (worlds enough and time)
From: [identity profile] tsuki-no-bara.livejournal.com
your art is so, so cute! the chibis are adorable, and danneel's fancy-dress ballgown and jewelry are fabulous.

(also? i loooooove the astronomy picture of the day. i make a point to check it every day for my daily dose of space porn.)

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Thank so you much! It was especially so much fun looking through my stash of fashion pics and getting inspiration from that, too. Staring at gorgeous Alexander McQueen headdresses, what a chore amirite XDD.

And eeee the APOD site is just a treasure trove of fantasticness, isn't it? Space is fucking amazing and glorious <333

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Date: 2011-08-12 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katbcoll.livejournal.com
Fabulous, absolutely fabulous. It's always fun being reminded how much I adore chibis! The *creeper* Jared icon just cracks me up, too.

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Chibis are always the answer ;DD And eee, thank you so much!

(The creeper idea just popped into my mind when I was fiddling around with the picture and it just wouldn't go away lol, you are obviously welcome to some icons if you want <33)

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Date: 2011-08-12 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sirensung.livejournal.com
omg, I love the art! So adorable! <3

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Ahh, many thanks! I had such a great time making the art, so it's fantastic to know that people liked it :DD

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Date: 2011-08-12 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maichan.livejournal.com
Heee, BOYS IN SPACE :DDD

This art is so happy-making, and OMG, the creeper icon is <3

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE ADVENTURES, EVEN :DDD!

Eee thank you bb! I loved how the fic is at its heart a happy and warm story, so I totally enjoyed getting to run away with a bright color scheme again (COLORS, HOW I LOVE THEM). And Jared as a creeper turned out to be a better fit that expected lolol

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Date: 2011-08-12 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] confuzed.livejournal.com
These are all well done...however the one of Jensen and Danneel are all decked out!

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Hee, thank you so much for the kind words <3!

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Date: 2011-08-12 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadflowers5.livejournal.com
Oh, chibis!!!! So amazing!

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Chibis are so much fun to draw that I jump at any occasion to whip them out, true facts XDD. Thanks for commenting!

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Date: 2011-08-12 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davincis-girl.livejournal.com
Very cute banner. Well done.

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :DD

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Date: 2011-08-12 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twelve-pastels.livejournal.com
Oh, man, that's gorgeous!

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Ahhh, I'm so pleased that you like it <33. It was all just so much fun to draw!

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Date: 2011-08-13 12:42 am (UTC)
sillie: (BigBang2011jRobot)
From: [personal profile] sillie
Very nice (and cute!) art. Well done! :D :D

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Yay! Thank you for commenting, I'm glad you liked the pics :DD.

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Date: 2011-08-13 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xsilverdreamsx.livejournal.com
Heeee the art was awesome, I was going to give the story a miss but then I saw the spaceship and art and thought of Futurama and figured, what the hell, I NEED THIS NOW.
*pets all the pretty art*

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Date: 2011-08-13 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Well I'm very glad the art managed to lure you in then-- [livejournal.com profile] laulan's story really is all kinds of fantastic <3.

And hee, you and a RL friend have now both remarked on the Futurama connection-- totally unintended on my part, I haven't even watched the show in ages but I guess there are certain design templates for spaceships that imbed themselves in one's brain? Idek lollll XD;;
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Date: 2011-08-14 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Mission accomplished for me then, eee thank you :D!

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Date: 2011-08-17 02:33 pm (UTC)
ext_63196: (BigBang2011)
From: [identity profile] beelikej.livejournal.com
Cute cartoon style and even cuter chibis! What a fun set of artwork:)

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Date: 2011-08-17 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Awww, thank you! I really wanted the fun of it all to come through in the art, glad to hear it worked :DD

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Date: 2011-10-07 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scintilla10.livejournal.com
Oh oh oh! This is INCREDIBLE. *__* I absolutely ADORE your colour palette. And their adorable faces, eee! Beautiful work. ♥

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Date: 2011-12-09 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
AHHH super delay in replying, my apologies but eee thank you for the comment! I am always so obsessed with using bright in-your-face colors and this whole project was really so much fun so I'm v. pleased you liked it :DD

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Date: 2011-10-27 06:44 pm (UTC)
ext_107087: (bb 11)
From: [identity profile] bad-peppermint.livejournal.com
I love this art. It's so fun. And so pretty! And I really hope they design a ship like Rosie one day, because that is adorable.

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Date: 2011-12-09 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
The whole joy about SPAAAACE was something I wanted to express in these pics so I'm thrilled you enjoyed it :D Thank you for commenting!

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Date: 2011-12-08 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enablelove.livejournal.com
hahah ADORABLE.

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Date: 2011-12-09 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Thank youuuu <333

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