daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (ART | Supercross!)
I doodled this earlier in the week and posted it over on DA.  BUT I figured I'd post here too!  :)  HOPEFULLY every single one of you has watched Sherlock (that BBC show) because it's AWESOME.

EDIT:  [livejournal.com profile] irisbleufic was inspired to write this gorgeous piece of poetry based on my sketch here. I'm so pleased and surprised!  It's quite stunning so please go and read it! 



Finishing up:
- 2 SPN Tarot cards
- 3 SPN doodles
- A pic for [livejournal.com profile] lazy_daze (YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS MISSY)
- SPN Comic x 3
- INCEPTION BB
- Vampire BB
- Reverse BB (*sob, thank you Petite for reminding me!)

Oh my god, so much art to finish.  D:

[livejournal.com profile] rivers_bend  has been here visiting since MONDAY!  I am so sad she's leaving today.  :'(  We saw 2 Adam Lambert concerts (WHAT, I KNOW RIGHT) and they were Ah-May-ZING!  <3  Will totally miss her after she leaves tho!  
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (JGL | Smug)
Yeah so I totally couldn't sleep.  D: 

And so...this happened.
The Sherlock BBC series is AWESOME. ;_(\

The question is, what is John saying BACK to Sherlock?
A lovely person on DA gave me an idea for the dialogue!  :D



Now I am going to try and sleep again.  =_= 
Thank you guys for all the great comments on the last batch of pics!  <33333
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (ART | Glitter!Jared)
I know...FINALLY I have art to post.  Art block plus stress = not much art from me, sorry guys!

[livejournal.com profile] kelleigh , an amazing person and AWESOME writer donated to [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti  in return for some artwork.  It's taken me ages to get this done for her and she's been so so so patient.  Thank you!!  :) 

She asked me to draw an illustration for her sequel to That's Not Our Song and I wound up doing SEVERAL because she was extra generous with HH.  ALSO because I luff her muchly and her first fic of the series was totally to die for adorable.  

So I'm going to jump into the art and just say, MAKE SURE TO READ THE FIC!

What you really, really want - by [livejournal.com profile] kelleigh  (J2, ADULT) (art rated: G)


Read more... )
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (ART | Supercross!)
So firstly, I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] inception_bang .  ;_(\  I knoow, this is a SICKNESS. BUT...I signed up for Track 2, meaning writers and artists collab ahead of time.  So yeah, not to be a total Braggy McBraggerson but guess who landed [livejournal.com profile] dreamlittleyo  and [livejournal.com profile] leonidaslion as IB partners in crime?  Oh yeah. *thumbs* THIS GUY.  Uh...girl.  YEAH.

Anyways so I am just mind-blown and totally thrilled they wanted to do a project with me.  :)  Especially considering the subject matter, I cannot WAIT.  Lets just say.  NIGHTMARES.  That's all I'm sayin.

A little bird named Nonny expressed despair at my lack of Supernatural art lately and I heartily apologize.  I promise I have more stuff in the works.  Meanwhile have some White Collar fanart.  Elizabeth, Peter's wife from White Collar.  If you haven't seen this show YOU NEED TO, it's amazing!  PS: Holy crap I hardly ever draw girls. 

Title: Elizabeth Burke
Rating: G
Series: White Collar


daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] wayward_jr contacted me a while back and asked if she could translate the SPN!Pony comics into Russian so Russain SPN fans could enjoy them too.  She is AMAZING look at the great work she did!

SPN!Pony Comics:  Translated into Russian by [livejournal.com profile] wayward_jr 

Wayward, forgive me for taking so long to post this!  :)  It's very sweet, thank you SO SO much for doing this! 
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (this shit is WACK)
Oh lawd another fandom. <3



NOW FOR BED.  Will catch up with correspondence tomorrow, dudes!
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Gold Lion)
So [livejournal.com profile] gypsy_sunday  loves White Collar and somehow we got onto the topic of how hot Neal and Dean would be together. This is purely self/gypsy indulgence on my part. I had to draw it. It's also a bit of a gift. :)

In my head, Dean is having fun at the local bar and playing FBI.  And he's flirting with Neal.  And Neal is like...RLY.  FBI.  Uh Huh. And he SO has Dean's number.  Somehow this will all end with Dean, handcuffed to a hotel bed and missing his clothes by 6am the next day. 
"So...FBI?  *eyebrow* That's impressive...Agent, ah-"

"Stiles, Agent Stiles.  I'm afraid I may have to arrest you for conspiracy to commit licentious acts with an officer of the law."

"Mm, I'm going to have to see your badge then, Agent Stiles. And your gun."

"We can absolutely arrange that."


 
PS :  Oh my fuck I am so tired, why did I stay up so late drawing and watching Primeval??

EDIT: GUYS GUYS GUYS, [livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion  wrote a mini-fic of the morning after in the comments. IT IS AMAZING GO READ IT.

Edit:
 (Aug. 24) Fixed Neal's face and Dean's jaw.  :)
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (I guess??)
This is a longer one.  Original fiction and so very much worth your time.  Some lovely awesome person recommended this to me ages and ages ago and I finally sat down to read it.  

Captive Princeby [info]freece
Warnings: R for adult content, WIP(additional warnings from me: There is rape in this fic though not outright detailed descriptions.  Just want to make sure you all are prepared.  Also it's packed with UST which is only a minor warning, really, just don't expect porn when you go into this.)
Summary: Damen is the true heir to the throne, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the Prince of a rival nation as a pleasure slave. 

This summary, while accurate, does not even come close to touching on the meat of this story.  That's like...the first chapter.  The way it unfolds is just...gah.  GO READ.

I confess, the name alone turned me off at first.  I don't really like 'slave fic' as it were, it takes a special kind of writing and plot for me to enjoy it. But Freece just...she's an amazing writer.  The characters are deep and she reveals that slowly as the story progresses.  The story is about these two princes coming to understand and respect each other and the setting she builds around them is equally facinating. 

It's a WIP and it's 21 chapters so far.  She had a long break between 20 and 21 due to some health issues but she's been very steady about her updates.  Once a month give or take a few weeks?  From what I can tell at least.

Okay okay, and if that's not enough I am actually going to be drawing fanart, I like it that much.  (in my copious free time, oi vey)
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Gold Lion)
Okay so....way back when, [livejournal.com profile] glorious_spoon  mentioned Leverage and Elliot.  Then I mentioned Dean/Elliot to her.  And she and I both agreed this was an awesome idea.

Due to the fact I banned myself from LJ for most of May/June I missed her posting this!  I am a heel.  :(

The Sound of Your Own Wheels (SPN/Leverage, Dean/Eliot, PG-13) by [livejournal.com profile] glorious_spoon 

She even BLAMED ME for it which is really awesome considering how amazing it is.  ;)  I do not mind being blamed!  Anyways GO READ IT.  I always find her characterizations to be spot on. <3
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Reading.  It's crazy.)
I just had to share this.  I am up WAY too late but do check this fic out:

Dedicate His Beauty (Romeo/Mercutio, adult) by sanj

It's Mercutio and Romeo, written very beautifully in...I would say a kind of prose?  Her style here is very suited to Shakespearean works.  Anyways, it's quite sad!  :(  But so beautiful.  Please read it if you get a chance, it's not very long.  Also leave them a comment.  It's an old piece but it deserves so much more love than it has right now.
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Angry Angel)
Yeah so...I really really wanted Jensen Ackles to play Captain America.  Would have been AMAZING.  He has that perfect 'All-American' guy look and acting-wise I think he would have done a great job with Steve's personality. 

I wanted to draw his Ultimate WW2 uniform because it's an awesome design.  One of the reasons I love this design is that it's an altered military uniform rather than his usual costume.  Very very cool.

PS: Please Captain fans forgive me for any innacuracies, I am not a devout reader of the comic. 

Click to view it nice and large! 



Also, if Jensen had played The Cap, Tony x Steve would have taken on a whole new meaning for me.  *COUGH*  Anyways! 

EDIT:  Oh cool, guys it's my 100th entry!  :')   Thanks for sticking with me for so long!
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Elementary my dear brother)


I finally finished this card for [livejournal.com profile] spn_tarot  !  Didn't take me too long though.  :)
You can see it in the community here.

Card name: Nine of Swords
Author: [info]dauntdraws 
Prompt: Crossroads Demon
Rating: G

Basic Card Description
"A man wakes from a nightmare, nine swords on the wall. It can be a good thing to find what you seek, except when it comes to ideas, words or problems. Find too many of them and they will overwhelm you. We all know this card, it is the one where we wake up at night and go over our troubles, problems, worries, thoughts, what we said, what others said. The Querent must be told that while their problems may be real, they're blowing them out of proportion, making them worse, nightmarish. They are spending too many sleepless nights alone and awake with these words, ideas, problems. What they are really seeking is to wake from this bad dream - which they can do by realizing that it is a bad dream - most of it is in their head."

Basic Card Symbols
swords, roses, defeated swordsman, astrological symbols

Artist Notes:
Well the description of this card doesn't have much object oriented symbolism other than the swords. The quilt though, has roses and astrological symbols on it. The bed itself has a carving of one swordsman being defeated by another.

Roses in tarot can symbolize purity, also passion and desire. But here the idea is that it appears that the only way to reach the roses (passion/desire/purity/clarity) is to cut oneself on the swords and the thorns.

The Crossroads Demon feeds on our fears and insecurities and the Nine of Swords represents the precipice of a choice. The recipient of the card may be suffering from internal pains and mental suffering they have inflicted upon themselves. They can either overcome this pain or fall prey to their fear and lose themselves. Behind the Crossroads Demon is the crossroads, bathed in the light of dusk and waiting for a choice.

The sky is full of stars, touching again on the presence of the astrological signs in the original card. I kept the Demon grey toned, I really wanted her to stand out from the neon-like colors of the background.  I'm hoping it came off as nightmareish!

I hope all my ramblings make sense, I wanted to make sure this design adequately got across the purpose and meaning of the card. :)  Thanks guys!
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (JAZZ HANDS)
Listen up, Chris Dane Owens has some really important shit to tell you. 



....



......

ANNNNNNNND cut.

RANDOM ALLIGATOR, IDEK this music video is the best thing I have ever, ever seen in my life. It just gets progressively more awesome with each second of viewing.

Oh yeah, on another note: I am slowly replying to all my comments! Thank you guys for all the kind words!
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Default)

 It's no secret I've been wanting to illustrate for [livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion 's QB!verse for ages now and when I found out she was doing a sequel to NMU for her Big Bang this year I kind of flipped out.  So here we are, I am SO excited I got to work with her on this project. 

PS:  Any blame for posting late in the day is ALL on me, guys! 

Hail Mary by [livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion  And don't forget to visit her QB!verse PRIMER.


Warnings: 
Okay so here is where I warn you, behind the cut is some NSFW pictures, mainly boy kissing, J2, half naked Jared and Jensen/OMC!   ALSO....I think this goes without saying:  SPOILERS! 


And now, on to the art! )

Thank yous and more:


It's been amazing to work with [livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion  on this, she's been so great and supportive at each step.  Thank you so much for being so patient with me! 

I had giant shoes to fill because [livejournal.com profile] egotists  did an amazing job last year on NMU's Art.  I tried to incorporate a touch of her style choices in the header so there is a clear connection.  I also am not the graphic designer that she is so please forgive the so-so look of the titles and graphics. 

Anyways!  HUGE thank yous to my art betas, starting with [livejournal.com profile] oatmeal_queen  who AGAIN spent a ton of time helping me out with all the issues I had.  You are so AWESOME!  Also, special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] karabou , [livejournal.com profile] gypsy_sunday  and [livejournal.com profile] estarmuerta !   You guys helped me at the last minute when I was panicking so THANK YOU! <3

On a personal note:

Due to spending so much time on the color I fell short on how many pieces I wanted to do.  I have SO MANY sketches that didn't get finished.  I'll probably get to them later after I take a break. from art for a week, haha. 

Stuff I wanted more time for:  More Jensen, more MATT, MORE FOOTBALL.  And pinups, I seriously had half sketched pin-ups for this one.  :((( After my hand recovers.

ALSO: I love con-crit.  Seriously.  Feel free to leave it here or email me (daunt@dauntingfire.com or note me) if you're shy of giving it in public.  Trust me I want to know.  All I ask is that you be specific and say...'the nose is a bit too big' vs. 'the nose looks weird'.  It helps!


daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Angry Angel)
Please, please share this link with as many people as you can. 

There is so much that BP is doing to save their asses and NOT help the situation, it's making me sick to my stomach.  [livejournal.com profile] karabou  brought this to my attention. THANK YOU!

Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols visit the Gulf 


"CW stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols spent June 21and 22 in Grand Isle and New Orleans, La., viewing the impact of the BP oil spill on the Gulf coast, its wildlife and its people.

Here, they share their startling photos and stories with Zap2it in the hopes of raising awareness and encouraging activism."

There is stuff here I have not seen before.  They make some very interesting observations about how BP is not being monitored, how they are lying about the wildlife preserves being adequately protected...man, I don't even know.


EDITED TO ADD:  
[livejournal.com profile] vichan  brought up a really good point.  She shared this article explaining how small business owners, some of whom just own the franchise and don't necessarily buy BP gas, could be hurt. 

So the question is, what can we as the consumers do to express how we feel to BP in a way that would give them pause.  Because letters won't do it and from what I've read so many home products use BP's petroleum that separating out what should be considered a part of the boycott would be impossible. 

Left comments open this time.

Previously I had this posted but now....I'm not thinking it's so good an idea.

Read more... )
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (NOT EQUIPPED TO SAVE U)
WE'RE THE PRINCES OF THE UUUNIVEEERRRSEEEE  

hahaha guess what I'm watching, oh god.

DUNCAN MCLOUD I <3 U FOREVER.

Also I am totally loopy and working on BB, any of you fellow artist types around?  D:  I could use some concrit  (Joy forgive me, I am clawing my eyes out over some of these pics)  and office Dean is not equipped to save my ass.

Thank you guys so much!  :)
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Default)
Ok guys, forgive me for this giant post but I am VERY excited about the posting of Hail Mary, [livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion 's Big Bang. Yours truly will be doing the art, in case you missed my wild shrieking and flailing about it previously. It gets posted in SEVEN DAYS (ahhhhhhh crap;;;) and since it is a sequel to her big bang from last year I thought it would be good to do a 'LAST TIME, ON NEXT MAN UP' sort of post.

*ahem* ANYWAYS. Lets get started.

Next Man Up
[Jared/Jensen, Jared/Sandy | Adult | 97,500]

Rhythm's Summary: Armed with strength, size and instinctive talent, Jared Padalecki is the first round draft pick for the faltering Dallas Cowboys. Quickly granted a multi-million dollar contract and heralded as the hopeful future franchise quarterback, Jared is thrilled to be a part of the team he grew up idolizing and is all too eager to take the next step in what should be a long and promising career. However, Jared soon realizes he has a much tougher road ahead than anticipated when he meets the prickly Jensen Ackles, the team's veteran QB and Jared's number one competitor for the starting roster spot.

Daunt's Notes:  Firstly: YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNOW FOOTBALL TO READ IT.  Next: Remember that you're reading from a very limited Jared perspective in this story and while he may think he knows the truth about himself and the people around him, he probably doesn't.  It's one of the things I loved so much about the story, Jared is not perfect, he lies to himself to make things okay and he does some not nice things.  These are normal human mistakes, that average people commit every day.  It's part of what I love about this story!  Also, don't think his perspective is necessarily the truth.  Also...Be ready for an unresolved ending.  Just sayin.  (highlight the previous text to read)  THEN READ THE TIMESTAMPS, dammit.


Short Stories
Some of these are VITAL to the story. I highly encourage you to read these. Not only are they really amazing stories but it'll set up some of what happens in Hail Mary.  You could probably skip the Jensen/Chris one if you really really wanted to but hey it's a good story.  :)
  • All wrapped up in him, too. [Jensen/OMC | Adult | Pre-NMU | ~4,400] Jensen's a high school quarterback who makes a discovery about himself while staying the night at his girlfriend's house.
  • Keep It on the Field [Jensen/Chris, Jensen/OMC, Jensen/various | Pre-NMU | Adult | ~9,500] With the eighty-first pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins choose quarterback from Washington State University, Jensen Ackles.
NEXT MAN UP HAPPENS HERE
  • Game Time Decision (Timestamp #1) [Jared/Jensen | Adult | 1,300] This thing between them still feels new. Raw and breakable and completely forbidden. There is no part of it that comes easy, no part that isn't still terrifying for a million different reasons, but with Jensen's hands and breath on his skin, Jared finds it so easy to forget every single one.
  • Take a Knee (Timestamp #2) [Jared/Jensen, Jared/Sandy, Jared/Genevieve | Adult | ~3,100] He's seen Jared twice in the past year and a half and, though they've talked over the phone more than that, it's still not the same. Nothing is. They both knew this would happen.
 

Other amazing stuff you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO SEE:

More ARTISTIC coolness you have to see... )

Understanding American Football

[livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion 's Football Primer: Includes NFL Background, Football 101 and a Glossary.  GREAT info, well explained.
Okay you don't HAVE to read it but it'll be a great way to get you started on understanding Football.

Videos
Yes I even gathered VIDEOS for you! 
Check out these Football Videos! )

So there we go!  I really can't wait for Hail Mary to get posted, mainly because it's an awesome AWESOME story and also because I'm really excited about the art I'm doing for it.  :)  
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Supercross!)


Intro:
In signing up for my first [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang story I spotted Supercross and OF COURSE had to do it because I love alternate world sort of AUs for Sam and Dean. And also motorcycles. RAWR. Hope everyone likes these, I have definitely had a blast working on this!

Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lazy_daze who has been a total dream to work with!  YOU ROCK!  <333 It was such an amazing experience getting to work with you. It's so clear you put so much effort into your story, watching it evolve has been amazing. :D THANK YOU! <33

Supercross written by [livejournal.com profile] lazy_daze 
Sam/Dean AU, NC-17
Summary:  Set in a world where competitive team stunt biking shows – explosive entertainment performances full of tricks, talent, fireworks and music – dominate the world of freestyle motocross biking, this story follows Sam and Dean Winchester as they deal with their lives, bikes, flips, tricks – and love.



Don't forget guys, SPOILERS beneath the cut! Also the art is SORT OF not safe for work.  PG-13 at least!


SUPERCROSS ART: PG-13 to R --- BEWARE OF SPOILERS )

And that's it! I had so many more pictures I wanted to do, mainly more of POOR SAM who totally got shorted in the pictures department, there is way more art of Dean here. Promise though I will come back and draw more Sam for this later after my next Big Bang is done. :) Because..come on, full leather body suits? Totally irresistible!

Thank you all again so much for being patient with my lack of updates! <3

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daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Default)
I was out of town this weekend at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC.  We had a blast!  :)

I am back now though and FYI my first Big Bang post (with [livejournal.com profile] lazy_daze ) is 2 days away!   So...yeah, get ready for Supercross!  I did a stupid amount of art for it, gah!  Hopefully people will be like, 'OH SO THATS WHY YOU WERE SO QUIET' as opposed to '....this is it?  Really?'

Next Big Bang project will be posted on the 28th (with [livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion , will have to double check the date tho) so I will be quiet AGAIN for a bit.  

Meanwhile, THANK YOU for all the new friend ads and comments!  :)  Much appreciated!

AND ALSO before I forget, [livejournal.com profile] lightthesparks made some icons and 2 wallpapers using pony!chester art!  HOLY COW they are so freaking cute.  (my old pony art can be found here to refresh your memory) Anyways, go look, go go go!

GO LOOK because they are SO freakin cool!
daunt: Ignorant in a nice way! (Oh god what have I done...)
Forgive me, guys, I get super SUPER quiet when I have a huge project w/ a deadline.  Big Bang has eaten my life and probably will for a bit longer!  I am VERY behind on comments and I sincerely apologize.  Please know I read and love them all and I WILL get back to answering them I promise.

So far, I think Supercross (the BB with the earliest deadline) will contain some of my best artwork to date.  :)  I've really been pushing myself.  I AM SO EXCITED GUYS!  

So yeah...ANYWAYS sorry for being so quiet!  Just wanted to say that I am still alive and kicking here.  <3

Hope everyone is doing well!  I'll try to catch up on LJ after the 9th.  OH YEAH, thats when Supercross will get posted by Lazy Daze and I...THE 9th!  So...yeah.   :D

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