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This is the art created for the brilliant fic 'A Haunting' by [livejournal.com profile] cece_away. I had a lot of trouble with this one and I don't mean in the 'omg I can't figure out what to draw, nothing jumps out' sense. Oh no, I mean in the 'why the hell won't anything come out' sense. For some reason I was horribly blocked when doing this. I really really don't know why because it IS an amazing story, full of scenes that I wanted to do. :(

Still I kept at it and managed two that I felt were of an acceptable standard for posting. :D Cece, I hope you enjoy these anyways! ♥ You were amazing to work with and this was a gem of a read. I loved every bit of it.



This is how I imagined Dorthea appearing in the fic (while a ghost). In the story John describes her as smoky/wispy and so I didn't want to put a lot of intricate detail in her gown to represent that. The base design of the dress IS however, based off that of a gown from the 1890s. The reference I used being here. I used a manilla type of paper to try to imitate the feel of an old photograph, although I'm not sure I suceeded as well as I'd hoped. :D

Sam Wounded

Okay, this is from the end of the story after they've killed Dorthea and John is picking up Sam. I tried drawing John and well, we're just going to forget that any and all of those pictures don't exist shall we? >.< It didn't go well. I still wanted to do this piece though and since Sam was the central person in it anyways... I actually really like this one. And, once I removed John from the equation, is the only piece I tried to do that just flew out. From start to finish this took me under one hour to do. It was awesome. ♥

That's all folks~ Thanks Mods for hosting this awesome challenge! And EXTRA thanks to my author for writing such an amazing story to begin with!!

Date: 2011-09-07 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cece-away.livejournal.com
These are beautiful and awesome and I just want to cuddle you! I love them both and really like the ethereal quality you captured with Dorthea. She's spot on how I imagined her.

Date: 2011-10-22 09:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-07 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dante-s-hell.livejournal.com
These turned out really good. Dorthea looks both fragile and eerie. I really can't wait to read the fic.

Thanks for sharing!

Date: 2011-10-22 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] votaku.livejournal.com
Thanks! I hoped you liked the fic. :)

Date: 2011-09-07 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thruterryseyes.livejournal.com
after seeing that pic of Sam I gotta read this!

Date: 2011-09-25 04:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] superbadgirl
I absolutely love the Dorthea pic, especially.

Date: 2011-10-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] votaku.livejournal.com
Thanks, I was actually most worried about that one so it's awesome to hear! :D

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