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Hello!

Firstly, thank you so much for writing/drawing something for me, and I really hope you have a great time doing so! :)

Please treat everything here except the DNWs as entirely optional - I know there is a lot written down, but I absolutely love surprises and ideas that I've not considered myself, so if you've got ideas of your own that you'd rather go with, please do go along with them! I’m excited at the thought of something for any of the fandoms I’ve requested so please don’t think I’m hoping for some more than others based on the length of my prompts, it’s just that some fandoms are fresher in my brain or the setting/characters makes it easier to come up with ideas. And I'm terribly sorry if the fic prompts aren't great, I find them incredibly hard to come up with as I'm more used to thinking up pictures than plots.

I also love gen every bit as much as shipfic/art, so please don't worry if your fanwork for a requested ship is veering towards gen or your gen is getting a bit shippy - I'd be thrilled with absolutely any kind of relationship, romantic or not, for every pairing I've requested.

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General likes
  • Humour, affectionate teasing, banter, characters that appear uptight/serious having a secret sense of humour.
  • Fic and art that deal with themes of trust, mistakes, regret, redemption, forgiveness, loss and grief and moving on.
  • LOYALTY KINK <3. Between lovers, friends, siblings, everything is good. I love it both when it's mutual and when it's one-sided (or starts off one-sided) due to things like honouring debts. I also really like seeing betrayal (including the kind that destroys everything between people) and its aftermath explored.
  • Both healthy and unhealthy friendships and romantic relationships. Unrequited love.
  • Cultural and class differences, with friends or lovers learning from each other.
  • I really love healthy relationships where both people are "well, I could live without you just fine, but I'm choosing to do so with you" because I find that a million times more romantic than codependency and "I couldn't live without you".
  • Any arrangement of enemies-to-friends-to-lovers-to-enemies, or enemies being forced to work together.
  • Fuckbuddies (also the type who have sex but don't think they even like each other) accidentally developing feelings for each other.
  • Fighting turning into fucking, hatesex.
  • Arguing, joking, or reluctant confessions during sex.
  • Friends that bicker and argue or have ideological differences, but have each others' backs when they're needed.
  • Polyamory and OT3s.
  • Found families, fucked-up families, unlikely friendships.
  • Character death is perfectly fine with me, as are breakups. I'm also very interested in relationships that start off passionate and fiery, but where both participants know that it'll get complicated and messy later and that they're not going to work out long-term.
  • Ghosts, whether manifestations of guilt/grief or real ones. Slight supernatural elements are great.

DNWs
  • AUs (for fic - for art, please see my Art Likes section), except for canon divergence or "what if?" AUs which are excellent and highly encouraged. Soulmate AUs. Crossovers between any fandoms I haven't asked for.
  • Dialogue-only fic, epithets, excessive or non-canon endearments.
  • Explicit violent noncon - offscreen noncon is fine, dubcon is great, I'm also good with dubcon that's more on the noncon side, I just prefer it when the victim's aroused and humiliated rather than in pain and not enjoying any part of it,
  • A/B/O, mpreg, sex involving bodily fluids like blood or urine, rimming without some mention of a shower beforehand (sorry, I've spent a few years studying faecal bacteria).
  • Explicit torture and gore.
  • Woobification, characters crying publicly, public humiliation.
  • Fic dealing with depression/anxiety/self-harm.
  • Jealousy, possessiveness or codependency treated as part of a healthy relationship (go for it if it's meant to be an obviously unhealthy one though!).
  • Fic where one perfect, well-adjusted character "fixes" a more messed up one.
  • Excessive fluff, sappy spoken declarations of love unless it's really in-character for them to do that.
  • Age regression fic.
  • Non-requested incest.
  • Character bashing.

Fic likes

  • Missing scenes, character studies, canon-divergent and "what if?" AUs, worldbuilding, unreliable narrators... I'm honestly good with absolutely anything you want to go for.
  • Episoltory fic! I'd also be thrilled to receive any kind of non-standard format for fic.
  • I think I tend to prefer third person fic overall, but first or second POV has previously worked very well for me too.
  • Sex and PWPs are great, though I like it more when the sex is more about the thoughts or emotions or motivations of characters rather than just the technical details. As far as kinks go, I like intercrural, hair-pulling, restraints (handcuffs, blindfolds, nothing too fancy), and edging.
  • First-time sex that isn't penetrative, sex that's awkward or goes slightly wrong but both participants still enjoy it or don't mind trying again later.
  • Sad, dark, bittersweet, unsettling or ambiguous endings (happy ones are great too!).
  • I prefer fic to not be extremely one-note, so I like dark or heartbreaking stories to have a glimmer of hope or a bit of humour, and prefer happy, fluffier fic to have something like a touch of bittersweet or some regret thrown in - that kind of thing!
  • Flawed characters who make mistakes, say the wrong thing at the wrong time, have unimpressive qualities, but still try to do good (or what they think is the right thing to do when it's really not). Competent characters who aren't competent at everything. People who've done terrible things that they might consider unforgivable, but still strive for redemption.
  • Unrepentant assholes and morally dubious/grey characters.
  • Stoic, emotionally repressed characters who are useless at verbalising affection but do it through their deeds.

Art likes
  • I'm honestly super easy to please when it comes to art - I love a wide range of styles, especially those that are different to my usual, and I would be delighted if you drew something that shows off what you consider your artistic strengths, or just something you really enjoy drawing.
  • Details, omg I love details so much - particularly things like clothing and hairstyles and jewellery.
  • Quiet, intimate moments between couples or friends where they're allowing themselves to lower their guard and relax around each other, or domestic scenes (especially rumpled, messy-haired, half-awake morning ones).
  • Sex scenes are also great and I particular like ones where one character is fully/mostly clothed, or sex with clothes half on and dishevelled, though I prefer them to be more R rated than NC17.
  • I have a giant, visible-from-space soft spot for art of couples or friends in their old age together, with wrinkles and thinning hair and softened waists, and still being utterly in love with each other. Or you can break my heart and show only one of them make it to old age, I'd love that too. :D
  • Backgrounds are awesome, especially ones that tell a story or have little easter eggs in them, but as this is supposed to be a low-pressure exchange I'm not expecting this at all.
  • Animals of all kinds! Walruses are my favourites, and if you figure out a way to include one of them I will be extremely impressed.
  • I'm more laid-back about AUs when it comes to art - I don't care for things like mundane/punk/hipster AU art, but an AUs that allows characters to get dressed up in awesome costumes are fantastic, so go for that historical/sci-fi/fantasy/etc AU if you want to!


Black Sails

Anne Bonny/Jack Rackham

I love this pairing for the deep loyalty between Jack and Anne, the way they know each other so well, and how physically protective Anne is of Jack. Absolutely anything that explores their shared past would delight me, and I've always liked Vane's story of how he found them both (I'd be very interested in seeing how Anne manages to win over and fit in with the rest of Vane's crew. It would probably involve a bit of stabbing.). Or the both of them dealing with Vane's death, or a quiet moment of peace and comfort after the battle at the end of S3? There's also the potential for a lot of tragedy with the Heartbreaking Upcoming Historical Fact, so go ahead and trample my heart into even tinier pieces if you want! :D For art, I turn into a sappy puddle whenever Jack kisses Anne on the top of her head, and Jack all beaten and bloody and being rescued by Anne is something I could definitely see more of. Or the two of them fighting side-by-side, drinking together, Jack reading to Anne, or just the two of them hanging out together on their ship.


Anne Bonny/Jack Rackham/Max

As if the Anne/Jack loyalty kink wasn't enough, the show then had to go throw in Max and the loyalty Anne develops for her during S2. I love how Max can see things within Anne that Jack doesn't, for all the years he's known her, and that her initial motivations for getting into the relationship aren't crystal clear - how much of it is securing her own place, and how much is genuine affection? It's an unsteady, unequal OT3 where the sex just makes things more difficult, and to be honest I'd rather it be kept that way instead of it being fixed so that everyone is happy and in love. Introspection of anyone's feelings about their alliance or relationship in S2 would be great, as would anyone sharing stories from their past to the other two. I'd also really like to see Max going out to sea with Anne and Jack. Art prompts: the three of them in bed, hanging around the brothel, or celebrating after retrieving the Urca gold.


Edward Teach/Charles Vane

I'll admit it, Charles Vane was never really a character I cared much about. But then Edward Teach turned up in S3 and his past with Vane, with the betrayal backstory and Teach's desire for Vane to be the son he could never have suddenly made Vane a million times more interesting to me. I really like the idea of there being some kind of sexual longing or tension between them too, one-sided or returned, and some slight incestuous feelings because of their sort-of father/son relationship would be delicious (but would prefer to avoid full-on daddy kink). Or something set after S3 and Vane's death, like Teach being haunted by Vane. I really have a thing for Teach's outfit, with all those guns and the beautiful embroidery, so art that includes that would be great.


Edward Teach/Captain Flint

I'd love to see any kind of interaction between these two (hottest pirate captains ever... sorry Rackham) after the events of S3. They're allies now, but does Teach still bear some resentment about Vane's decision to follow Flint, or does part of him blame Flint for Vane's death - it was after all Flint's obsession with the Urca gold that ultimately led to the British taking Nassau. Or they use each other to find comfort - whether you want it to be selfish and uncaring of each other's pleasure or have them finding some sort of connection is up to you, both are good!


Overwatch

Genji Shimada[/ or &]Hanzo Shimada

It's like Hanzo and Genji's backstory was tailor-made just for me and my id - Hanzo's well-earned guilt and shame, his yearning to reclaim his lost honour and find redemption, how Genji eventually forgives him and urges him to be a better man... I was so not expecting to be run over with this many feelings when I got into this game! Although Genji says he's forgiven Hanzo, I imagine Hanzo's self-forgiveness is going to take him a bit longer to reach, and I'm guessing that things between the brothers are going to be awkward at first - Genji's a much different man to the one Hanzo knew 10 years ago, and Hanzo's still got that pride and stubborness (Hanzo, your brother tells you he's forgiven you for killing him and offers you a new path to redemption, and your response is to... aim another arrow at him?). However, I did like how the Reflections comic implied that Hanzo's trying to put his past behind him and start anew (though despite liking the undercut and piercings, I really, really love Hanzo's original adorable greying wings and shameless tit flaunting, so feel free to ignore his new look if you want!), so I definitely see him making an effort around Genji and the other Overwatch members rather than being too standoffish and cold. I would utterly love any art or fic that shows them making some steps towards reconciliation or learning each other anew (with a side of sibling bickering).

If you're up for shipping them, I'm firmly on the side of Genji being the aggressor, and the top if you're going for penetrative sex - I usually really don't care who tops, but I'm unlikely to budge for this one. I really like the idea of Hanzo being thoroughly shamed by his desire for his brother, but completely unable to deny Genji. I'm good with them starting their sexual relationship before Hanzo kills Genji, but I'd be far more interested in seeing them post-Dragons so their relationship is even more messed up - I'm also kind of fond of the idea of Hanzo being slightly repulsed at first by his brother's cyborg body, but doing his utmost to hide it and force himself to get over his discomfort.


Jesse McCree[/ or &] Reinhardt Wilhelm

McCree and Reinhardt certainly have their similarities - they're both charming, well-mannered gentlemen, the cowboy/knight outfits are kind of anachronistic, their opening lines are all about justice... and I think both of them put on a cheery personality despite probably having lost a lot of people they cared about during their Overwatch/Blackwatch years. I'd love to see them catching up post-recall, or relaxing and affectionately teasing each other after a mission. I also ship them, but more in a "really good friends with benefits way" (though feel free to convince me of something else!), and I'd prefer to see any romantic relationship set during the canon era, post-recall - I can see Reinhardt being flattered by McCree's attention but cautious and super-gentlemanly about jumping into bed with him, given their age difference.


Hanzo Shimada & Reinhardt Wilhelm

Okay, so I'm not sure what these two really have in common aside from old-fashioned weapons (er, they could also swap hair grooming tips?), but I really, really love unlikely friendships, and I desperately want Hanzo to have more friends (and Reinhardt seems like the perfect guy to have as a friend - he's so cheerful and supportive, and his interactions with the younger characters like D.va and Lucio are just adorable!). Perhaps Hanzo joins Overwatch and Reinhardt's friendly welcome takes him by surprise and encourages him to open up. Or Reinhardt tries to introduce Hanzo to German beer and Hasslehoff (I'm up for Reinhardt trying in vain to convince anyone of the musical genius of Hasslehoff, don't feel you have to limit it to Hanzo). Art prompts: the two of them drinking beer or sake together, Hanzo perched on Reinhardt's shoulders using him to fire his bow from a height.


Peaky Blinders

Polly Gray[/ or &]Lizzie Stark

The highlight of S3 for me (aside from that shot of Cillian's fantastic arse) was revelation of Polly and Lizzie's close friendship, and I want so, so much more of it. I like how they're sharp, brave and stubborn women, but both have plenty of demons and are prone to foolish, self-sabotaging actions. How does their friendship (or attraction, if you ship them too) develop? For art, things like them sharing a cup of tea or a cigarette or a stiff drink after dealing with the Shelby men would be great, with additional handholding or touching or kissing if you want to go down the romance route.


May Carleton[/ or &]Esme Shelby

Okay, so they only share one scene together, but oh, the potential of this pairing! Their social classes and backgrounds are so very different but they both come across as unsatisfied with their lives, which makes me desperately want to see them find some kind of happiness with each other, or some exploration of their cultural differences. I loved how Esme's standoffishness disappeared the moment May mentioned horses, so art or fic showing them bonding over horses, whether May's thoroughbreds or Esme's ponies, would be utterly amazing.


Tommy Shelby/Alfie Solomons
 
This ship hits all my enemy/reluctant allies buttons - I definitely don't want anything remotely loving or affectionate between them, but awkward flirting, hatesex, angry sexual tension, dub-con, either Alfie or Tommy using their upper hand to push the other into an uncomfortable sexual scenario just because they want to see if they can... all that is awesome!

 
Rome

Marcus Junius Brutus/Gaius Cassius Longinus

I can't help but be convinced that Cassius is secretly in love with Brutus - all those intense longing looks he gives him! Is it unrequited pining, or does Brutus return his feelings? I'd love to see them in earlier, happier S1/pre-S1 times, or Cassius comforting a guilt-ridden Brutus during their travels in Asia Minor and reassuring him that he did the right thing, or them reuniting in the afterlife.


Marcus Junius Brutus/Marcus Tullius Cicero

I love both these characters so, so much - they're such layered, sympathetic and flawed people, and their friendship/alliance was one of my very favourites in the show. I am all for Cicero and Brutus getting together either during their travels with Pompey or after they've surrendered to Caesar - I'd love to see them dealing with their shared issues of cowardice and abandoning principles. Or you could go for something set later in S2 and write/draw them sending each other letters.


Mark Antony/Lucius Vorenus

I adore this pairing for how despite their personalities being as far apart as possible, there's a lot of respect between them... and chemistry too, but to be fair, Mark Antony has chemistry with everyone and everything within a 10-mile radius. I desperately want more of them getting drunk together or Antony reminding Vorenus who he belongs to, and anything showing either Vorenus' loyalty towards Antony or Vorenus looking highly disapproving of Antony's antics would delight me.


Mark Antony/Marcus Tullius Cicero

I'm a big fan of the idea of Cicero having a huge, highly inappropriate and extremely embarrassing attraction to Antony, which of course he'll deny to his last breath. I'm also good with Antony attempting to make Cicero super uncomfortable by flirting or attempting to fuck him, and is (pleasantly?) surprised to have Cicero turn the tables on him.


Mark Antony/Marcus Junius Brutus

Feel free to have this go to dark, fucked-up, dubconny places, nothing would make me happier than seeing Antony threaten, intimidate or blackmail Brutus into all sorts of humiliating things!


Marcus Junius Brutus/Julius Caesar

The father/son relationship between Brutus and Caesar and their issues of resentment, trust and idealogical differences make this such a delicious, unhealthy pairing for me (plus there's the fact that Caesar was shagging Brutus' mum). Maybe it's guilty, one-sided feelings that Brutus has for Caesar, or more dubcon-ish stuff like Caesar demanding a show of Brutus' loyalty set later on in S1. Because I'm a sucker for guilt, I'd also be very interested in something set during S2 dealing with Brutus' feelings of shame over his part in Caesar's murder - perhaps being haunted by Caesar's ghost?


Star Wars

Mon Mothma/Leia Organa

I accidentally fell aboard this tiny ship when I was assigned it in a previous exchange, and I went from never having given it a thought to having all the feelings about them! I love the idea of Leia and Mon growing closer during their time in the Rebellion and their relationship shifting from mentorship to a deeper friendship and romantic attraction. Or you could go for after Han and Leia part ways - perhaps Leia seeks comfort from Mon and they fall in love, not carefree, giddy, youthful love, but one that brings them both a sort of peace and healing. For art, I'd adore any kind of peaceful, domestic moment between them, or one of them comforting the other. If you like drawing fancy costumes, a celebration where they get more dressed up in ornate gowns and hairstyles would be amazing.


The Witcher

Geralt of Rivia/Olgierd von Everec

Oh Olgierd, you are a terrible, flawed character who has done awful, hurtful things... and I loved you so much, you tragic prick. I saved Olgierd from O'Dimm's contract at the end of the DLC - what about if instead of handing over his sword and wandering off into the sunset, Olgierd decides to stay with Geralt for a while and seek some sort of redemption by fighting by his side and eventually rediscovering his heart (and wow, the official journal entry for Olgierd describes Geralt seeing in Olgierd "a void crying out to be filled" - help the man out with that, Geralt). Alternatively, something darker and dubconish (perhaps Olgierd using one of his wishes to coerce Geralt into sex?) would also work really well for me. If it's art you're doing, I fucking love Olgierd's outfit with its gorgeous patterns and sashes, so absolutely anything that shows it off would make me very happy indeed (Geralt, on the other hand, can be in any state of undress...). Art prompts: the pair of them fighting monsters side-by-side, getting drunk together at an inn, quiet fireside moments.
 
(note: I totally forgot to nominate Iris von Everec but I love the idea of her with either Geralt, Olgierd, or both of them, so if she interests you too and you want to include her, please do!)

motetus: (batman / selina kyle)
Thank you very much for creating something for me! This is my first taking part in this exchange, and I’m really excited to see what you write or draw. Despite how long this letter ended up becoming (so, so sorry about that) I really am easy to please, and the most important thing is that you have fun doing this. I’m excited at the thought of something for any of the fandoms I’ve requested so please don’t think I’m hoping for some more than others based on the length or number of my prompts, it’s just that some fandoms have more characters or I have more ideas for them.

Everything in this letter is entirely optional and I won’t at all be disappointed if you want to ignore it and go with any ideas of your own - I love surprises and honestly think most people have better imaginations than me. I’ve also included the ships I have in each canon, but please don’t feel like you have to go with them - I absolutely love gen and non-romantic relationships (and character studies too, if you’d prefer to focus only on one character) and I would be every bit as happy with a gen fanwork as I would a shippy one. I also love all the characters in the fandoms I’m requesting, so do feel free to include any of them if you want.


Read more... )
motetus: (inception / yusuf smiling)
Thesis update: 8.5k words in - it sounds pathetic given that many of you could probably come up with that in a few hours (though I doubt you have to pause in the middle of a sex scene to trawl PubMed and find that paper that supports the rimming in it) but for me that's pretty decent! And they are good words, or will be once I take out the billion unnecessary commas. Introduction is nearly done and in a week or so I can get started on those results chapters I've been dreading. I can't shake the feeling that it's just too easy - surely writing a thesis is supposed to be far more unpleasant than this? Well, suppose there's still plenty more time for that to happen. At some point I am likely to post my "why writing a thesis is like taking a long reluctant poop" essay, but I promise I will warn you all beforehand so you can defriend me and never have to see it (I'm not kidding, I've put a lot of thought into this).

One unexpected side effect of thesis writing: I want to draw ALL the things, though this is actually a good thing because it takes my mind off everything in the evenings. My enthusiasm for anything complex and time-consuming is limited, so I've been churning out simple quick things and posting them to Tumblr as I go along. Here they are...

Inception, Knights of the Old Republic 2, Dragon Age )
motetus: (people / tom hardy cigarette)
(F for effort on the title for this, I know. Maybe I should start listening to music with more pretentious lyrics)

This one is inspired by [livejournal.com profile] pushdragon's very wonderful The man with his fingers in my icebox (so much delightful sub Eames!) - specifically, the bit where a very naked Eames sprawls out over the hood of a Ferrari. They are beautiful cars (though with how much of it remains in this painting, it could very well just be a Toyota he's lying on), and a naked Eames is also beautiful sight, so I figured the combination couldn't end up too unappealing.

Many thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] bauble for her feedback, and [livejournal.com profile] marourin for helping me figure out the second best way to paint cars and their stupid reflections (if you're wondering what the first best way is, it is this: draw something else that isn't a car).





(NSFW)

Pin-up Eames )
motetus: (inception / yusuf smiling)
I did it, I finally slew this dinosaur-shaped thing that's been lurking in my WIP folder for over a year... wait, no, make that two years. Huh, I think that's a new record for me. Anyway. Finished! \o/

So, this is a long-overdue gift for the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] agenttrojie, who deserves all credit for the title and concept (that is what I love about all you people in fandom, you ensure I never have to use my own imagination). The idea, which I stole from one of her WIP descriptions, was that the team attempt to extract from someone whose militarisation manifests DINOSAURS (Arthur has neglected to research that bit of information again, and so Cobb does more angry finger-pointing), and that meant I could draw all sorts of ridiculously enjoyable things like angry dinosaurs and Eames with a rocket launcher and adorable dinosaurs making friends with Cobb. Trojie, your idea was awesome and I had a very fun time with this, and I hope it makes you happy! <3 And ahem, inspires you to finish that WIP one day...

No attempt at scientific accuracy was made at any point (am pretty sure Stegosaurus and T-Rex/raptors/angiosperms did not exist in the same era), but the wonderful thing about PASIV extraction scenarios is that you can wave your hands about and protest that it's just a dream, and then go back to being lazy. And, uh, ignore the incorrect handedness. THE THINGS YOU ONLY NOTICE AFTER 2 YEARS OF LOOKING AT IT.



DINOSAURSSSSS )
motetus: (inception / arthur)
Well, I thought I'd be starting this post with a lengthy grumble about how much I hate Tumblr as a place to post my fanart, but then a silly little rare-pair drawing of mine got found by the awesome person who wrote the story that inspired it and it seemed to make them happy, and that made me giddy as anything. So perhaps I will not burn my Tumblr blog to the ground this week.

And then I thought I'd rant about the ridiculous shit that's going on at work with the labsibling, but then I had a drink, bitched to twitter, and spent a few days reassuring myself that a) my supervisor is on my side and b) the twat has only harmed himself and I'm better off not being friends with someone who's capable of such a shitty thing.

So instead you get art, which is so much better than having to listen to me whine, isn't it?

Reluctant bathtime and a dinosaur )
motetus: (the eagle / seal prince)
I saw the post 3 lines from 3 WIPs meme going around and decided it was most unfair that I couldn't play too. So instead of three lines, here are three previews of three WIPs, and hopefully this will encourage me to get off my arse and finish them before there's no-one left in either fandom to make vague polite noises when I finally post them!

Crop of Dinoception.psd, approximately 35% of the whole picture:

Dinosaurs! )


Crop of Eames naked on a Ferrari.psd, approximately 45% of the whole picture (though let's face it, there's not much in the other 55% that anyone's interested in):

(NSFW)

Nudity! )


Full view of Eagle Tearoom Ideas.psd:

Cupcakes? )
motetus: (people / tom hardy cigarette)
I felt the Inception fandom didn't have enough somnophilia in it, especially the type where it's Eames taking a lovely dirty nap, so as I firmly believe in creating the fanworks you want but fandom isn't providing... here is a demure and tasteful* painting of Arthur lovingly fingering a nude sleeping Eames. I've had this half-finished for ages while I wept over the lighting and anatomy and positions (thanks to [livejournal.com profile] marourin for help with the last two! any further ridiculousness is all down to me), but polished it off just in time for the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] bauble's birthday, who appreciates all the good things in this picture: gratuitous nudity and bottom Eames. Happy birthday, madam!

*not in the slightest



Totally NSFW. Here be penises... well, one of them. And I should throw in a warning for somnophilia, although what I've depicted is meant to be absolutely consensual.

Eames is having a very enjoyable dream about doing his taxes )
motetus: (batman / selina kyle)
How the part of my brain responsible for summoning up enthusiasm for drawing works:

Have 2 weeks (mostly) off work, no obligations and weather too miserable to venture outside: should we draw? NO. SLEEPING UNTIL NOON AND DRAGON AGE FOREVER.

Have crazy exhausting flustered two weeks, in the lab at weekends, dealing with a huge experiment and not sleeping terribly well because of it: YES TIME TO DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW!!!

I am not sure this is the best way to go about things. Anyway, art! I felt a bit rusty after the endless days marathoning Dragon Age (man, this would totally be my new fandom if the fandom weren't so spectacularly wanky), so did another palette meme over on Tumblr. I probably should have had a think about whether I actually liked these colours before going for it because ew, they're not great and the lack of contrast made me rage, but I suppose that makes it a challenge.



Penny Dreadful, The Eagle, The Dark Knight Rises, Star Wars, Inception, and Dragon Age Inquisition )
motetus: (people / liam neeson hands)
1. Post to LJ more!

2. Write and finish the thesis. Yes, this is the end! My funding runs out around September, so I'd like to submit around then and have the viva before the end of the year. I am approaching this with a mixture of terror about all that writing/the viva and eagerness to have it finished, finally, and then deal with what to do afterwards (I don't know, but it's not going to be fucking academia anymore).

3. Get a bit of fanart done. I'm not expecting to have much time to do a lot because of 2., but I'd like to keep drawing regularly, even if it's just simple things.

On the whole, 2014 wasn't too shabby, and certainly better than the year before it (number of times I cried in the lab toilets = 0! I am successful adult!). Some of the highlights were: having [livejournal.com profile] bauble come visit and getting to know her while trying not to drive into a loch, and then going to NYC to see her and eating lots of delicious pie, driving up California and Oregon while the rain failed to ruin the scenery, and seeing Cillian Murphy run around on stage clad in nothing but wet white Y-fronts. When I'm on my deathbed I'm going to think of that last one and die with a huge smile on my face.

I saw that Fic Year in Review going around and thought I'd tweak it for fanart, so under the cut, questionsssss:

Fanart year in review )
motetus: (inception / eames fist)
My second [livejournal.com profile] i_reversebang art prompt, which was claimed by the very excellent [livejournal.com profile] bauble, who took on my rough sketch with no hint of any background ideas, and even less in the way of any story ideas, save that at some point Eames should get bent over that lovely motorcycle and fingered, preferably with Arthur leaving his gloves on. What a good thing she and I have similar interests. So, the fic!

Fic Title: Command and Control
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bauble
Pairing(s): Arthur/Eames
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5000
Warnings: Graphic sex, role playing, dominance and submission, dirty talk, violence
Summary: It turns out that Eames finds the combination of Arthur and a life-threatening situation rather arousing.



Motorcycle, leather gloves, and stolen Catholic relic )
motetus: (inception / eames mombasa)
For this year's first [livejournal.com profile] i_reversebang prompt, I dug up an old idea for a pirate AU where Arthur is rather excited about plundering the high seas and Eames is the unfortunate overgrown cabin boy. The original plan was to spend lots of time diligently researching pirate clothing and ship rigging and making everything as accurate as possible, but I just ended up replaying The Secret of Monkey Island instead. Good enough.


You fight like a dairy farmer )

And the story that goes along with it!

Title: A Sea Chantey of Sorts
Author: [livejournal.com profile] truthismusic
Summary: Eames is marooned by the Captain of the ship he's been a part of, after breaking one of the rules of the pirate code. When he's looking for a way to make it back to civilization he's found by another crew. Now he has to deal with a new captain, a new ship, crew, and a new set of rules because that's just his luck.
motetus: (star wars / obi-wan awesome)

So much beautiful bad art and fic, or at least I think there might be, I'm too fixated on that perfect fanart of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fucking Thor in the ass to look at anything else.

Mine is supposed to be anonymous but I'm sure you'll all guess which one I did immediately because it's clearly the best (hey, I can't help being the most talented artist in fandom), but if you really need another clue, that those hot dogs are made out of rude people.

Now, to go leave wanky comments about being triggered by the wrong character topping in fandoms I don't know anything about!
motetus: (batman / john blake)
Art dump time! Here are a handful of little things from the last month or two that I've drawn for various people's birthdays (and if I've missed yours, I am most sorry! Doing these regularly now has been very enjoyable but also made me paranoid about accidentally offending someone, so you should tell me and I can make it up to you next year). Under the cut: Star Wars, Nolanverse Batman and Inception fanart (NSFW).

Star Wars, TDKR, Inception )
motetus: (inception / arthur)
I'm probably overdue a lovely boring update about my RL adventures that I know you're all riveted by, but until then: more art! I had the idea of Arthur as a paramedic suggested to me by [livejournal.com profile] anne_jumps and it was a most pleasing idea. Turned out into quite a pleasing thing to draw too - I had a lot of fun painting this and coming up with the lighting, but the most fun was had when checking out hot paramedics for, uh... uniform research, that was it.



EMT Arthur )

And because my superpower is using art to trick people into writing things, [livejournal.com profile] anne_jumps wrote a lovely story whose title has kept me amused all day to go with the art! \o/
motetus: (rome / atia)
I've been having great fun with that palette meme going around Tumblr where you get people to pick a character and a palette number and then have to make some kind of sense out of them. I consider myself quite unadventurous when it comes to colour schemes so being forced to use combinations that I'd usually never consider was quite an adventure, and I rather like the results, even the ones with excessive amounts of retina-searing vivid colours. Thank you to everyone who sent in prompts, I've really enjoyed coming up with these!



Eagle, Frontier Wolf, Rome and Inception art )
motetus: (batman / selina kyle)
A very happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] osprey_archer! I hope you have a lovely day and that there is lots of delicious cake. I have no cake for you as it doesn't go through the internet very well, but instead here is a little drawing for you of the gorgeous Giulia Farnese:





I also have a few more birthday sketches (Inception, Star Wars and The Eagle) that I put up on Tumblr recently, so here they are for everyone smart enough to stay away from that dreadful place:
Beards, swishy gold capes and horsies )

Also! I am working my way through that palette meme that's been doing the rounds and enjoying it a lot, so if anyone wants to request something for it, go right ahead and do that in the comments! :) It's quite simple, the picture explains it all, although it may be a while before I work my way through all of them. So far the characters and palettes requested have been Arthur, Eames, Ariadne, Fischer, Saito, Hilarion and Marcus, and #1, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13 and 14, so anything aside from those is fair game. Especially if it's a non-Inception/Sutcliff character! Make me draw Dark Knight Trilogy stuff, yes, or anything else, really.
motetus: (inception / eames fist)
Several months ago I drew a couple of little sketches of university student Eames and his hot lecturer from the roleplay that occurs in [livejournal.com profile] bauble's upcoming Sex Bucket chapter, and I rather fancied redoing Arthur properly with colour and his grey hair and also the eyes at a slightly more realistic proportion to the rest of him.

So here he is, and even better than this is a lovely new chapter that's just gone up! Screw working on my numerous WIPs or proofreading my end-of-year report, I'm spending my evening reading about kinky sex, feelings, and hopefully Eames finding lots of new and creative ways to be an asshole.

There's got to be a morning after Master Post (WIP) by [livejournal.com profile] bauble




Dr Arthur (and a bonus sketch of an OC) )

Yay!

Jun. 18th, 2014 10:38 pm
motetus: (inception / yusuf grey)





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motetus: (the eagle / uncle aquila)
Here are the things I made for this year's Sutcliff Swap - I was super productive this time and managed two extra treats alongside my main assignment. And there are so many great stories! I am trying to pace myself and only read one or two a day, and this year I'm going to remember to leave comments for all of them instead of being a lazy selfish little shit.

I received an amazing story from [livejournal.com profile] riventhorn all about one of my favourite minor characters who might get only a couple of pages in the story but is such an intriguing and awesome character, and I've wanted to read more about her ever since I read the book. And my gift fic is so brilliant! Aunt Honoria is such a sharp, shrewd character in this story, blunt and direct, but still with a lot of kindness and fondness for her friends. And there's even a little cameo by tiny!Flavius, which is an adorable scene.

A Siren Call by [livejournal.com profile] riventhorn (The Silver Branch, Gen, rated G)

My gift art for [livejournal.com profile] opalmatrix was a handful of illustrations from the final chapter of Dawn Wind. When I found out which fandoms I could draw for, I knew without a doubt this scene where Owain finds Regina after 11 years apart was the one I wanted to illustrate. It's such a quiet, understated moment - they don't rush into each others arms or anything - but it's so full of feeling and emotion.

I had a hard time with this and had to scrap the first few attempts, but eventually I hit upon on the idea of using a pencil-like brush and liked the effect (ALL the details in the backgrounds were done with that brush, not blocked in with a larger one), but ow, that really hurt my hand for days afterwards. I also tried to capture the emotion of the scene and not fuss too much about getting all the background details correct, mostly because I'm lazy, but things like the lion fountain and the three steps are all from the book. Also, Regina's dress - only right at the end of drawing did I discover that russet does not mean red. Oops.

The Garden of Kyndylan's Palace (also on AO3)



I am still here for you to find me )

For treats, I drew two quick sketches, one of Aunt Honoria from The Silver Branch for [livejournal.com profile] bunn, and one of Cunorix from Frontier Wolf for [livejournal.com profile] isiscolo. They were a great deal of fun, and seeing as I'll probably have to sit next year's Swap out due to it being the Year of the Thesis, I might do a few more like these as treats instead.

Aunt Honoria and Cunorix )

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