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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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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.
leyna55
Dec. 30th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! I love the AU and the costumes (Rodney's doublebreasted coat with the intricate cravat, while John is more casually dressed - hunting attire in that red coat?). I like the way John is looking down at the ground as it drops away and Rodney is looking very pleased with himself, so I'm guessing the balloon is his, and he is showing it off to John.

Artwise the perspective is really beautiful, and I love the misty pink background with its suggestion of trees at dawn or twilight.
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! John's outfit is based on a portrait of an actual 19th century balloonist, so I have no idea what sort of coat it is. *blush*

And yes, I'm pretty sure Rodney designed the balloon. John thinks it's pretty cool how high they are. ;D

And the perspective was what I just couldn't get right. I drew that dratted balloon four or five times, and it wasn't until I realized I had to be looking up at it that much that I finally got it to work.
sexycazzy
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Awww - I really love it! :-)
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! So glad you liked.
winter_elf
Dec. 31st, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Oh! Au pic! Love the sense of them floating away and the reverse of Rodney looking where they are going and John looking down :)
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! So glad you liked the angle and way they're looking. I actually originally tried to draw Rodney looking apprehensive, but he insisted that he'd be smug. ;D
neevebrody
Dec. 31st, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Like most everyone, I am at first intrigued by the story behind the art... then I move on to the boys in period dress, the colors, textures and balloon!! Nicely done!
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! I'm glad you like it, and I, too, want to read the story now. As far as I'm guessing, it's Rodney's balloon, and he's brought John along to pilot it.
beadattitude
Jan. 17th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
Rodney's smug little smile! HEEE.
crysothemis
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
His balloon works! Of course, he knew it would. He IS a genius, after all.
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