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05 June 2013 @ 06:47 pm
Tales of Brave Ulysses - SPN J2 Big Bang  
Here are my illustrations for this year's spn_j2_bigbang! This was my first ever big bang, so having the first post date (and having about half the time I wanted to work on this thanks to finals, AP testing, etc.) meant that I didn't get to do nearly as many illustrations as I would have liked.

Anyway, I hope you like these and I especially hope you go read the fic that inspired them, behindblue_eyes's incredible The Tales of Brave Ulysses.

Cover art:
title page
Cover art minus the words:
dean and cas wo words

Chapter headings:
chapter 1
chapter 2
chapter 3
chapter 4
chapter 5
chapter 6
chapter 7a
chapter 7b
chapter 8
chapter 9
chapter 10
chapter headings
comm banner

I also want to say thanks to a couple of people: behindblue_eyes, obviously, for writing such a great story and for helping me fumble my way through my first big bang; sapphrein, for being the only person in real life I could complain (profusely and often) to about having an early deadline and for only laughing at me a reasonable amount for my ignorance about the ways of paint tool SAI; and of course to thehighwaywoman and wendy for their work putting this whole thing on.
Current Mood: accomplished
Misty: you're crazy and i love youbehindblue_eyes on June 6th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
It's so pretty!

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure working with you!
novakielnovakiel on June 6th, 2013 03:16 am (UTC)
Thank YOU so much - it's been wonderful to work with you as well and I'm so glad you like it!
Agent Inspector Ivy the March Wardenconfuzed on June 6th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
The cover art is very pretty. I love the hand holding.
novakielnovakiel on June 6th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
sapphreinsapphrein on June 6th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
lol a shout out /for me/? IT'S PRETTY. I'll read it when i have time. :D
Snicksnickfic on June 6th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
Ooh, how pretty! I like the bold lines and all the colors you've worked into the trees. I'm now very intrigued by the other figures in the picture. I look forward to reading the fic and finding out who they are!
novakielnovakiel on June 10th, 2013 04:25 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I hope that reading it will enlighten you about the identities of these characters and that you enjoy the story as much as I did!
i'm on a website where people fuck fruit: SPN Dean/Castiel 4.22geckoholic on June 6th, 2013 12:26 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, very atmospheric!
novakielnovakiel on June 10th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
Thank you!
rockstarpeachrockstarpeach on June 6th, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
novakielnovakiel on June 10th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
Thank you!
blythechild: Dean and Sam monkey seeblythechild on June 6th, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
I love the colour palette, and the text style is a great counterpoint to the lines in your drawing. I sorta wish that the title was a little smaller so that we could see the figures in the background more - I didn't realize they were there at first until I saw the version without text. Red just draws your eye so much that it blocks out a lot...

But, lovely! ♥
novakielnovakiel on June 10th, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! And thanks for the advice as well - I actually struggled a lot with the placement of the title and other words, so I can absolutely see where you're coming from.
blythechild: colouringblythechild on June 10th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
These things are a judgment call, ya know? That was just my first reaction. The style and the idea of everything are quite lovely and I just wanted a chance to see it all ;)

Once again, kudos on a job well done!
BflyWbflyw on June 6th, 2013 04:13 pm (UTC)
This art is really great! I love it! Congrats on making such wonderful art for such an early posting date!
novakielnovakiel on June 10th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
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novakielnovakiel on June 10th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
Well thanks a lot! It was something I'd never attempted before, so I went into it without a clue about how it would turn out. I'm really glad to hear you think it worked!
BeeLikeJ: BigBang2011beelikej on June 8th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your first BigBang! The lettering is nice and I'm glad I can admire that wonderful artpiece in the background on its own here, it has such a sense of doom. I really like the chapter headers too and that image works perfectly in the story banner:) Well done!
Ischa: zombie-queencreepylicious on June 12th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
I love the way this is done. the colours and lines and creepy looking trees <3
cackling_madly: Kitty on crackcackling_madly on June 13th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
Very cool and creepy!!
I can read Sam's mind: SPN: Sam's Bright Smilewendy on June 18th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
Love the way the tree almost form a curtain around them, love that bright moon. Awesome work, thanks for your time on this!
petite_madamepetite_madame on June 19th, 2013 10:21 am (UTC)
The typography and the whole poster art are lovely! I love how they are holding hands and the monster (?) hidden in the branches at the top left :D
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on July 12th, 2013 02:52 am (UTC)
Love the lettering! Lovely vibe ane design work.