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Raederle ([personal profile] seleneheart) wrote in [community profile] acme_graphics2014-06-12 06:02 am
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The Hessian of the Hollow - Art Post


When I thought about my claim this year, I wanted something that as a gen case-fic or something in the vein of the first few seasons. No myth arc or angels. I found exactly what I was looking for in [livejournal.com profile] jedisapphire’s spooky tale, The Hessian of the Hollow. The art below isn’t spoilery for the fic, but do read the story if you love classic Supernatural.

Thanks as always to [livejournal.com profile] wendy for herding this mess, and to [livejournal.com profile] uisgich for being a sounding board and cheerleader.

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Title graphics - I knew right away after reading the story that I wanted to put the title on a tombstone. Colonial tombstones were amazing, check the links below.



Main Illustration - the iconic scene where Dean and Sam encounter the Hessian.

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Quick sketch - my preferred method of reading my claimed Big Bang story is on my iPad with a sketch app open so I can capture my first impressions as I read. This was what later became the main picture.


Tools:
Paper53, Bamboo stylus, Photoshop

Hessians:
http://ushistoryimages.com/hessian-soldiers.shtm

Gravestones:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/62132889
http://windhamctcemeteries.wordpress.com/cemetery-history-in-connecticut/the-puritan-colonial-years/
http://www.gadling.com/2012/09/03/video-tour-of-historic-new-england-graveyards/
http://www.common-place.org/vol-02/no-02/school/

Horses:
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Horse-Stock-53-162205611

[identity profile] jedisapphire.livejournal.com 2014-06-12 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooh! This is gorgeous. I'm doing the final check now before I unlock.

[identity profile] harrigan.livejournal.com 2014-06-12 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
you're right - Colonial tombstones are an awesome choice, and I love the mottled texture (and the wildflowers and the grass).

The headless horseman art is great too. The headlights gleaming through the fog... pretty AND creepy! ;D

[identity profile] ar-richardson.livejournal.com 2014-06-12 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Love, love, love the lighting in the main illustration. The headlights, the fog, the detail on the trees is all awesome. Great work!

[identity profile] confuzed.livejournal.com 2014-06-12 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Love the main illustration. Very spooky! I rarely read gen fic, but I miss the early Supernatural. Hell I haven't actually watched it in over a year. May give it a go. Awesome art!!!

[identity profile] cassiopeia7.livejournal.com 2014-06-12 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Beautifully atmospheric. I love the glimpse of the Impala's headlights through the fog. VERY NICELY DONE. :)
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[identity profile] beelikej.livejournal.com 2014-06-13 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Hee, I like that tombstone; I have a thing for skulls and yours is supercute (thanks for the link to the reference pics;) That is indeed an iconic scene, love the posture and uniform of the Hessian! Is it weird that I like the sketch almost more than the final version? There's just something about those black tree lines that's extra intimidating. Thanks for sharing!

[identity profile] mashimero.livejournal.com 2014-06-13 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh nice work! The illustration is so eerie. And I love seeing WIPs and the progression of art from the initial to the final stages! Thanks for sharing :D

[identity profile] tmn1966.livejournal.com 2014-06-14 12:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh, very awesome. Thank you so much for including your 'first impressions' sketch as well. It's so cool to see an artists creative process.
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[personal profile] sillie 2014-07-01 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Very nice! Love the atmosphere you created. :)

[identity profile] wendy.livejournal.com 2014-07-07 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
LOVE the mood that main graphic sets, and I love that you describe it as "classic SPN." This is wonderful, thank you for you your time on this project!