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sagetan ([personal profile] sagetan) wrote2011-09-29 12:32 am
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samdean_otp minibang 2011 art: Consider the Hairpin Turn

Title: Consider the Hairpin Turn
Author: [ profile] cherie_morte
Artist: [ profile] sagetan
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Summary: Season Six AU - Sam's wall has shattered and the memories in his mind have splintered. When the Sam who remembers Hell tells him to go find Jess and be happy, Sam knows he can't stay while Dean needs him. But when the Sam from Hell says that Dean is already there looking for him, Sam leaves his memories of the pit behind to find him. What he finds is a life he doesn't remember: a house that he shares with his brother (and has for years), a law career he thought he'd left behind at Stanford, and a relationship with Dean he never dreamed he could have. Life is almost too good to be true, at least until Sam begins to hear his brother's voice calling to him, begging him to wake up.




Sam and Hell-Sam


Sleeping in the Impala


Notes: I had a blast illustrating the very talented [ profile] cherie_morte's lovely lovely fic for [ profile] samdean_otp, and I hope y'all enjoy it as much as I did! Thank you for being endlessly patient and sweet and understanding, Elisa <33333

[identity profile] 2011-09-29 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)

So I cannot tell you in words how excited I was when I saw that you claimed my fic. You have the perfect style for it and I've loved your art for a while and enjoyed being friends so much. SO GETTING TO WORK WITH YOU? Dreeaaam. Every time you mentioned scenes you were thinking of illustrating, I was like, "YES, THAT IS PERFECT." Many a time have I flailed embarrassingly because you sent me art. Often times in front of people. NO REGRETS.

So, I am going to talk about the dishwashing piece first because I am unsubtle about the fact that it is MY FAVORITE EVER. OMGGGG. The colooorrssss. DEAN'S SUSPENDERS. That little bemused smile on Sam's faaaceee. THERE ARE LITTLE BUBBLES IN THE SINK, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, IT IS PERFECT. It is such a brilliant visual representation of everything I wanted Sam's dreamscape to be. PLUS DEAN'S LITTLE FINGERS UNDER HIS TIE BECAUSE THEY ARE SPOOOOONING.

And then Sam and Hell Sam. It is so hard to capslocks squee about it, not because it is not wonderfully done, but because it is SO well done. It captures such a creepy, somber atmosphere--from the candles (THAT FIRE LOOKS SO COOL) to the cobweby bottoms of Sam and Sam (possibly my second favorite thing about the piece). My favorite is the apologetic expression Sam's got on. You are ACES with facial expressions and body language, let me tell you.

IMPPPAAAALLLLAAAA. That was one of the few scenes that stood out in my head as art-y for this story, so when you proposed drawing it, I was sooo thrilled. It's just so cute the way you did it--SAM LOOKS SO WAMR AND SNUG I AM ACTUALLY QUITE JEALOUS OF HIM. And Deeeaaaaan. His fingers are what tell the story here for me. So, so tender. I adore this piece, I don't think I know how to tell you how much.

And the title banner! It's so wonderful! That font you used is awesome.

Thank you for claiming my story and lending your considerable talent to my fic. And thank you (one last time), but your understanding and patience with me during this. It was such a relief to be working with someone who was as busy as I was, or my guilt may have swallowed me whole.

POINT IS: ♥ to all of this. And you.

[identity profile] 2011-09-30 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
HI YOU. I am probably spamming your inbox with all my embarrassing and barely coherent adoration. I would apologize but I wouldn't mean it >:D

I'm a huge fan of your writing, (hopefully you were not unaware of that!) and you should have seen my face when I realized I got you! When I read what you sent me, I kept being surprised by how damn lucky I was to get to draw for a fic that basically had ALL of my favourite things wrapped up in one beautiful, wonderfully written package. I only tried to do justice to the great atmosphere and scenes of the story with my drawings. <333

Thank you SO MUCH for all your sweet words, every email I got from you left me feeling warm and fuzzy and stupidly flattered. I love your writing, and getting to illustrate this fic was a joy. It probably saved my sanity a little bit, taking breaks from RL to work on art for your lovely story!

And ahahahah I think our match-up was quite serendipitous given how our schedules worked out. Thank you for being so patient and sweet with me, and for writing this utterly delightful story.


[identity profile] 2011-09-30 06:16 am (UTC)(link)

I am really just so thrilled by the way this turned out on so many levels. I have so many good artists on my flist who I've never gotten to work with, and it always makes me so sad! Now I have one less. :DDD I usually spend the day I get claimed for bangs freaking out that my artist is going to be disappointed--when I saw you claim me, it was the first time I've been picked by someone who regularly reads my stuff and I felt confident instead of like drowning myself. XD

It probably saved my sanity a little bit, taking breaks from RL to work on art for your lovely story!

I'm so happy to hear that! As you well know, I was having a bit of a rough time of it, too, and getting your art provided some really much needed pick-me-ups. Except for the one that arrived on a perfect night while I was in NY, though I should note that despite having a really intense week with school after that, I still could not stop being happy and I think getting your art in the midst of so much squee was a part of it. ^__^



[identity profile] 2011-09-30 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
I really like the artsy way these pictures are done. There's just something about 'em that makes me want to say aaaw and that to that middle one aaw poor Sam. Really like these. :)

[identity profile] 2011-09-30 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much! Awww Sam indeed :D

[identity profile] 2011-09-30 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhhhhh these are beautiful. I particularly love Sam's face in the first, with his little dimple of pleasure. And his rubber gloves!
I think as usual you have a very stylised and beautiful way of representing the heart of things.


[identity profile] 2011-09-30 06:16 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you, that is a lovely thing to say! <333

Sam's dimples always make me weak in the knees, I do love seeing them :)

[identity profile] 2011-09-30 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
I mean it, I think you've got a real gift for realising visually the nuances of what a writer is dreaming of. It's a tremendous talent and you are AWESOME. I'm off to read the story now!

[identity profile] 2011-09-30 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhh, you are making me bright red! Thank you, thank you ♥ (Of course I always manage to snag ridiculously talented writers, that might be a big part of it...)

I do hope you enjoy the story :)

[identity profile] 2011-09-30 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
Lovely art!

[identity profile] 2011-09-30 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! :DDD

[identity profile] 2011-09-30 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm hoping to take the PDF with me to read on vacation, but I have to stop here first to tell you how fantastic your art is!

[identity profile] 2011-10-01 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
Yay, thank you! <3 I hope you'll enjoy the fic as much as I did :)

[identity profile] 2011-10-01 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
Wow! I just read the fic and I gotta say you chose one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the fic! Amazing ♥

[identity profile] 2011-10-01 08:25 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! <3 I really enjoyed the delicious angst of the fic, but thankfully it has a happy ending :)

[identity profile] 2012-02-16 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
*____* I was just reminded of how glorious this is and came to look at it again and am once again mesmerized by it.

[identity profile] 2012-02-17 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
You are too lovely, stop that this instant.