After hearing the boys praise the exceptional fanartists in the community, I decided I want to be among them. If it’s only one piece that I manage to churn out and get noticed by, that’ll be enough.
There’s a scene in EotN where Crowley goes to the 9th Circle and talks to the entwined souls of Michael and Lucifer that I have always wanted to draw. Taking Jensen’s suggestion of not making the piece about the person you’re giving it to (in this case, Mark) to heart, I’ll have the piece instead focus more on the cavern the angels are sealed in with a small Crowley standing on a cliff overlooking the ice lake. He’d be obviously there, but it would be more about the angels (and the tiny flicker that is Adam’s soul between them). I think it would be perfect, but it would also have to be BIG. I’m thinking of a 27”x40” piece of toned paper and for the medium I would use my colored pencils. The toned paper would allow the brights to really stand out (like the ice lake and how brilliant I picture Lucifer’s and Michael’s souls, gold and silver respectively, plus the blue of Adam’s soul) and it would let me work with a medium I have a lot of confidence in. The portrait of Garth I did for DJ was done in colored pencils, for example. I have strong pencil skills; why not use them?
The biggest issue will be where to put this beast or when I should think about giving it to Mark. I can’t do NJcon since Saturday is sold out. Perhaps later in the year? Whenever, I have to have the damn thing up to begin with. I’ll have to practice of course. Landscapes are not one of my strong suits.
Artistic ambition, yay!