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title: take to the sky
for: mella68
by; your santa
request: historical au
notes: [pencil, coloured pencil, watercolour, photoshop]







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mecurtin
Dec. 28th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Dear Artist Who I Totally Know Who You Are, Not That It's Hard:

eeee! Make someone write it!! You know we want it!
crysothemis
Jan. 17th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Okay, okay, so I didn't try to disguise my style this year. ::g::

And I would love to see someone write it. ♥
cesperanza
Dec. 28th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
This is awesome. I want this story!! Ballooning!!!
crysothemis
Jan. 17th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Now I want to read it, too. You just know Rodney's the one who designed the balloon.
trobadora
Dec. 28th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love this.
crysothemis
Jan. 17th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! So glad you liked.
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crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
*beams*

Thank you!
calcitrix
Dec. 28th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! Rodney's sideburns--yes!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
Yay, thanks! The sideburns just kind of happened when I was drawing him -- apparently he wanted them. ;D
chkc
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
They are flying on a balloon! How wonderful! :D :D All the different media you used created a very nice effect, as well. It looks just like an image from a story book!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
Oooh, thank you, especially for the storybook comment. Of course, now I want to read the story. :D
antares04a
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
This is so very lovely! The colouring, the theme, Rodney and John - very nice!
It looks like the perfect illustration for a Georgette Heyer novel. *g*
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Of course, now I want to read a Georgette Heyer novel about John and Rodney and a balloon. ;D
mella68
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, thank you, thank you, thank you.

This is so amazing. I love it.
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so happy you liked it! *beams*
haruechan
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
If anyone writes about this, let me know!
I drool over anything historical AU, this amazing art included! ^_^
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
I want to know, too! Someone claimed there has been a ballooning AU, but I haven't found it yet.

So glad you liked the drawing.
danceswithgary
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
So very, very, cool!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! So glad you liked.
runpunkrun
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
I love it! I could come up with an entire backstory for this picture based solely on their clothes (OKAY, and the balloon, too). I really like Rodney's expression. And his sideburns.
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I want that backstory! Mostly because I am historically impaired, and my research for this was endless but undoubtedly spotty.

But I couldn't resist the sideburns. ;D
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sheafrotherdon
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous! And oh my god, there's so much to look at, but I am MESMERIZED by Rodney's perfect sideburns. They're so in character and so historical right on the mark! I am in love with them! ♥
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Eeeeee, thank you! So glad the sideburns worked for you. I was combining ideas from reference pics right and left, so it's a wonder anything is accurate. ::g::
tex
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
OMG. I knew it was going to turn out like this, AWESOME. I love this -- their little costumes and Rodney's sideburns! Eeeee, I adore it. (Why were you so worried?? Also, I told you so.)
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
*hugs you*

You have no idea (okay, scratch that, you heard me whining) how many tries it took to get any of the details to where I could stand them -- I must've redrawn the balloon four or five times.

I'm so glad you liked the final version!
syble4
Dec. 28th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
Beautify piece. You've got lots of wonderful detail on this.
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'm so glad you liked it.
x_varda_x
Dec. 28th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Rodney looks so distinguished! ...in fact, they both do!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Rodney wanted that double-breasted jacket. I just couldn't argue with him. ;D
dogeared
Dec. 29th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Oh this is SO wonderful! I love the colors, Rodney's perfect expression (along with his sideburns), John's hair, their coats! What a fabulous story this is telling, all on its own!!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
*beams*

Thank you so much! So glad you liked, especially the coloring -- I struggled quite a bit with it before finally landing on this version.
almostnever
Dec. 29th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
This is gorgeous! The balloon, the clothes, the likenesses, everything! :D :D :D
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'm thrilled you liked it. :D
beeej
Dec. 29th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
That's beautiful! :D
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! *beams*
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crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Rodney's pleased at how well his invention is performing. John just thinks it's cool. ;D
diek09
Dec. 29th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Wow!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
wihluta
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
This. Is marvelous!!

Such a great picture!!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
*beams*

Thank you so much!
lamardeuse
Dec. 29th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
EEE THIS IS AWESOME. BOYS IN A BALLOON. \o/
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
BOYS IN A BALLOON! So glad you liked. :D
sholio
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ooh, very cool! :D
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! So glad you liked it.
anatsuno
Dec. 29th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
AWESOME!!!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
*beams*

Thank you!
bluespirit_star
Dec. 30th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
This is so much fun! I love all the little details & the rich colours.
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'm glad you liked the coloring -- it took me forever to get it where I liked it.
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