- 1 American Psycho
- 3 Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Supernatural Crossovers
- 1 Doctor Who
- 1 Millenium Trilogy
- 1 Miscellaneous
- 1 Sons of Anarchy
- 2 Supernatural
- 1 True Blood
- 2 Twin Peaks
- 1 X-Files
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Something Illusionary: This wallpaper depicts the character of Patrick Bateman in the book "American Psycho". I'm a huge fan of Bret Easton Ellis' work, so this wallpaper made me happy. For those unfamiliar with the book or film, Bateman is a Wall Street yuppie that can essentially do no wrong. In his spare time, he kills people. And no one believes him, even upon confession, because he doesn't LOOK like that type of person. The movie really does the book no justice because there is like, 3% of the violence from the book in the film. It's crazy. But for this piece, I used a lotus especially because a lotus symbolizes change. It's like, one of the easiest symbols to use in art.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Supernatural Crossovers
Collateral Damage: On a Buffy/Dean kick. Roughly based upon Dana's Tumblr piece HERE, only with some different imagery when it comes to Dean, and a different storyline in my head, this piece is based upon the aftermath of what happens to hunters and slayers - the bad aftermath. Buffy is hospitalized with her mind gone and Dean mourns her lost life.
Lost in the Dark: Based upon Buffy coming back from the dead and Dean seeing her for the first time since her death and also based upon Dana's original Tumbr piece HERE. I went with these lyrics because I felt they really fit Buffy's whole feeling when she was lost throughout this time period and how Dean would have felt when he was without her.
This Can Never Be: Basic couple pairing piece, not too much to it. I liked the wording because it shows that due to the lives they lead, the two can never have a happy life. Hence, all the blood.
Animie Amy: I love animie art - I just think it's so pretty and really have been working on trying to learn how to make animie art in Photoshop. This is like, a third attempt, so it's getting a bit better, but still kind of sucks at the same time, lol. It's based upon Amy Pond in Doctor Who. She's super pretty and fun to play with in art. Love the red hair.
With No Cause: This is based upon the character of Lisbeth Salander from the Millenium Trilogy. By now, I'm sure people are pretty familiar with her character, but in case you are not, I thought she would be good for this challenge because she has a very rough exterior, but is incredibly broken inside. Her outsides are basically her armor, wrapped around her to keep herself safe and keep people from harming her, as she has been physically and sexually abused by nearly everyone in her life since she was a child. The piece was inspired by those that used the same image repeatedly in the past. I always wanted to do a piece like that and this seemed to work out well.
Breathe: Made for a challenge at the Buffyforums regarding spirituality. This is based on the afterlife option. I am Catholic, but I really have a love for Buddhist ideals. The idea that we move onto a different life after death is something that I really feel to be true. To show that off, I decided to show Sarah Michelle Gellar as a typical woman in two different lives. I thought these two images were pretty different, as she appears to be pretty culturally different in each. I used her because she is kind of the heroine of this forum. Plus, she's beautiful and fun to art. I used this line because it just popped in my head and seemed to relate well to the afterlife and different lives because they are lives we live and breathe.
Sons of Anarchy
Always On My Mind: For this piece, I went with Jax and Tara from Sons of Anarchy. For those that watch it, they get this. The two couldn't be more different, but are totally in love. Jax is a criminal in a motorcycle gang, basically going nowhere fast. No matter how much people like his character, they have to understand that because half his time is spent in prison or committing crimes. Tara, on the other hand, is a pediatric surgeon who has done all she can to stay away from Jax, but ends up moving back to the small town they grew up in and getting back together with him. That's why I used these lyrics, because no matter what, these two came back to each other.
I used the brush of the brown flower because I don't consider their relationship in any way healthy. I love both characters, but I find it sickening that they raise little kids in such an environment, especially when they see nothing changing in the future. Maybe that is from growing up around real gangs versus the watered down version on this show, I don't know, but it changes my outlook on them a lot. It's another reason why I put a lot of brown in this, as a sign of decay.
A Broken Girl: I personally always liked Bela. She had that whole badass girl thing going and acted as if she cared about nothing. However, on the inside, she was just a frightened little girl, as she had been severely abused as a child. So I found her to be great for this challenge. I used a decaying flower as a metaphor for her over the years, as her innocence was entirely stripped away from her.
Deception, Misery, & Shame: This piece was for a challenge at the Buffyforums. So, I wanted to try to utilize the idea of a couple piece in this challenge. Although Sam and Ruby are not considered the typical couple, I still consider them a pair - a really opposite, messed up pair. She's an evil demon and he is a hunter, so he's supposed to kill her and doesn't. Instead, he trusts her, befriends her, and goes as far as sleeping with her.
As she turns on him, showing herself as a liar, I decided on the theme of deception in this piece. A color that symbolizes deception is turquoise, so I used that color along with colors close to it.
I'll Attack: This is based on the fifth season of "True Blood" and the scene in which Sookie basically fought off Pam. She was trying to get some info out of Pam (not saying too much to avoid spoilers) but Pam threw her across the club. Those familiar with the show know how strong the vampires are and Pam basically threw her clean across the room. I personally like Pam WAY more than Sookie, but I still loved when Sookie turned it around on her and used her fairy powers on her, sending Pam flying into the other side of the club.
The reason I felt this fit well with this challenge is that Sookie rarely uses her power. So she seems to have been pushed to that kind of "screw you" edge where she wanted power over the individual making her a victim. These lyrics seem to fit very well too because they speak about someone attacking against someone who hurts them. I used the colors I did to emphasize both the anger, passion, and fantasy involved in this scene. The sparkly texture was kind of accidental and I decided I really liked it because her powers stem from fairy roots. Finally, for those that don't watch the show and wonder why part of this is so light is because Sookie really lights up when she uses her fairy powers. I originally was going to darken it down, but it took away from the overall feel.
The Memory of Me: This is based upon the character of Laura Palmer from the TV show Twin Peaks. For those who haven't seen it, the whole basis of the show is the question of who killed Laura Palmer. Laura is known in the small town as the homecoming queen and the town's little golden girl. She is perfect. However, beneath her looks, she is emotionally tortured by years of sexual abuse, pushing her into a life of drug abuse and prostitution. These are all things that come out as the show progresses, making the character incredibly interesting. I used the anemone flower as my flower because the anemone symbolizes the forsaken. I feel she is very much a forsaken character because no one cared enough for her to help her, to the point where she was murdered.
An Image Below: Made for a black and white art challenge via the Buffyforums. Okay, I have been on the craziest Twin Peaks kick lately and I wish someone else on here was nuts about it like me because this would be more fun. But I have decided to do art of it anyway because I love it. I thought this would be excellent for this challenge because the whole show is about murder, and what does black symbolize more than death?
For those who haven't seen it, Twin Peaks is all about a girl that was murdered, Laura Palmer. It is found that she was not murdered by one of the people of the town, per se, but by a demon that possesses the people named BOB. BOB is pure evil. He is only pictured a few times and in this case, he is shown alongside Leland Palmer, the father of Laura, and a very respected man in the town. When he looks in the mirror, he sees Bob and his entire persona begins to change. He then proceeds to kill Maddie, Laura's cousin, which is what is shown in the piece. Throughout the scene, the character of Leland warps to that of BOB to show who is actually responsible for her death versus who is committing the physical act.
How Can I Resist?: Ahh, my second favorite pairing of all time - Mulder and Scully. These two are the picture of a strange couple (they're a couple - face it). Scully is a COMPLETE skeptic and Mulder believes in the most bizarre things imaginable. I mean, I believe in things, but some of the stuff he says, I just burst out laughing.
Still, these two would do anything for one another and they are so incredibly different. I used the lily for strictly personal reasons. I find the lily to be a beautiful flower, much like their relationship. I just love both things. I also used a stock of lightning to kind of symbolize the difference between the two of them.