19 September 2009 @ 09:40 am
Team Cauldron Entry (ART): "Soul with Soul" By Fox Estacado  
Title: Soul with Soul
Artist: foxestacado on livejournal
Genre(s): Literary/Historical
Prompt(s): Hold My Hand, Coming Home
Rating/Warnings/Kinks: PG-13. Highlight if you wish to know: *WARNING for almost-naked angels, implied about-to-collide/engage in sensual activity that might be interpreted as blasphemous, and very, very minor implied bondage (explained in notes below).*
Artist's Notes/Disclaimers/Thank you: to TEAM CAULDRON for the wonderful last minute support and art criticism, and the snarry_games mods for giving me this opportunity to participate as an alternate and for working out the pinch hitters at the end so this piece can count for points! Thank you especially to [info]bethbethbeth for finding this passage (see below) of "Paradise Lost," successfully maneuvering me away from painting Snape and Harry meeting Batman in Gotham city.
I can finally say I participated in [info]snarry_games! I rushed this piece after taking the MCAT on September 10th, which meant working 50+ hours over 4 days to get this done. Which...towards the end, was absolutely miserable. But meeting the deadline and finally participating in [info]snarry_games (which almost wasn't possible because the MCAT)? Priceless. You will notice that Harry's legs are covered/wrapped in requisite-neoclassical modesty fabric. That is because at 2 a.m., I spent 2 hours trying to paint his legs, wildly unsuccessful due to exponentially dwindling attention span and energy. But, I rationalize that this mild bondage imagery symbolizes the imminent union of two souls, to be bound together, which is our very human visualization of a far more unrestricted Spirit embrace as described by Milton. This piece has a print size of 28 inches wide by 11 inches tall.
Media used: Photoshop 7
Archiving/Usage permission, including the Tribute Video (only after the polls have closed and medals have been awarded): Yes for the tribute video, no thank you for archiving. However, linking to my DeviantArt after it is posted there (so there is a direct link) will be very, very cool. Usage permission for anything besides [info]snarry_games tribute video: Please do not archive, edit, copy, or reuse any part of this painting anywhere for anything.

Soul with Soul by Fox Estacado )
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19 September 2009 @ 08:30 pm
Team Snitch Entry (ART): "A Tempest Brewing" by Lizardspots  
Title: A Tempest Brewing
Artist: [info]lizardspots
Team: Snitch
Genre(s): Mentor/Severitus (*Click for the Severitus Challenge*)
Prompt(s): Stormy Weather, The Long Goodbye
Rating/Warnings/Kinks: PG-13; Highlight if you wish to know: *AU/EWE; 7th Year Hogwarts, incestual kissing/groping!*
Artist's Notes/Disclaimers/Thank you to: My fourth time in the Games, and I was determined to keep up my running record of sequential pieces, despite travelling for 5 weeks, then coming home to a gutted out house and no privacy. In short, this comic has been the bane of my existence for the past few months!! Thank you to the Games mods for their endless patience, thank you to my fellow Snitch mates for their help with the dialogue (particularly [info]joanwilder, [info]naatz, and [info]littleblackbow), and thank you to the plethora of people that I have wibbled at whist working on this piece. ♥ ♥ ♥
Media used: Pencil, embellished in Open Canvas.
Archiving/Usage permission, including the Tribute Video (only after the polls have closed and medals have been awarded): Icons: go wild! Archiving: only on WTP. Other stuff: please ask first. Tribute video: of course! :)

A Tempest Brewing by Lizardspots )
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