Art for [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b Illustrations for "Steam and Mist" and

May. 9th, 2015 05:23 pm
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] acdholmesfest
Title: Illustrations for "Steam and Mist" and "Sojourn"
Recipient: methylviolet10b
Artist: [redacted]
Rating: G
Notes: Illustrations for methylviolet10b's fic Steam and Mist and Sojourn.
Thanks to my ever patient, pseudonym-less beta.



violin-for-methylviolet10b

train-for-methylviolet10b

Date: 2015-05-09 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
These are lovely. I particularly like Holmes playing his violin - the way he is framed by the doorway seems to emphasise his solitude.

Date: 2015-06-07 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Thank you! I was hoping the doorway might work that way.

Date: 2015-05-09 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmyangua.livejournal.com

Lovely! These feel like they could be a glossy children's picture book (and I mean that as a complement.)

Edited Date: 2015-05-09 08:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-06-07 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
I certainly do take it as a compliment *g* I love children's book illustrations!

Date: 2015-05-09 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jcporter1.livejournal.com
The only two people. The light is perfect. As is Watson's mustache.

Date: 2015-06-07 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Glad you liked it! :)

Date: 2015-05-09 09:22 pm (UTC)
ext_1620665: knight on horseback (Default)
From: [identity profile] scfrankles.livejournal.com
I love the tones in the first picture - I find the door, mirror, wallpaper and violin especially appealing. And I really like the composition. I also love the soft, muted colours in the second.

Date: 2015-06-07 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
I'm glad to hear it! Thanks :)

Date: 2015-05-09 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saki101.livejournal.com
There's a beautiful contrast between Holmes, alone in his grey frame, and the two of them framed together in warmer hues and set in a landscape with colour (and dawn breaking).

Date: 2015-06-07 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Actually I very rarely work with colour, so I was really glad to hear that, thanks!

Date: 2015-05-09 10:27 pm (UTC)
hardboiledbaby: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hardboiledbaby
Both illos are beautiful, and the contrast is quite striking and meaningful. Lovely work, anon!

Date: 2015-06-14 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Thank you! Lovely to hear it :)

Date: 2015-05-09 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabrinaphynn.livejournal.com
Oooohhhh ... So pretty!
Lovely pictures for equally lovely fiction. (Ok, I may be slightly biased because I prompted one of them...)

Date: 2015-06-14 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Aha, so you were the one who prompted shortbread and the morning sky! *g*

Date: 2015-06-15 10:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabrinaphynn.livejournal.com
Happily guilty as charged. :)
These were my visual inspirations for the prompt:
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/16564
And
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/20701

Well, that and my morning train ride into work on a very misty morning. It is wonderful to see the same effect in your illustration.
Edited Date: 2015-06-15 10:32 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-05-10 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inamac.livejournal.com
These are wonderfully atmospheric, echoing the titles perfectly. The soft tones and ethereality (if that's a word) of the second one are beautiful.

Date: 2015-06-14 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Thank you! Ethereality was just what I was trying to go for. (I had to look it up to be sure, but it turns out it is indeed a word *g*)

Date: 2015-05-10 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gardnerhill.livejournal.com
Nicely rendered, both of these. The landscape in the second one adds to the dreamy quality of the prose.

Date: 2015-06-14 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you liked them.

Date: 2015-05-10 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tripleransom.livejournal.com
Beautiful illos that catch the mood of the original stories perfectly.

Date: 2015-06-14 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Thank you! I really loved the prose - glad to hear I managed to capture something of it.

Date: 2015-05-11 12:23 am (UTC)
methylviolet10b: a variety of different pocketwatches (Default)
From: [personal profile] methylviolet10b
SQUEEEEEEE!!! I just returned from a brief holiday with no Internet access to discover this magnificent gift. Thank you, dear Anon, a million zillion times! I am thrilled to pieces. Your artwork is so lovely, and that you chose to illustrate not one but two of my works - it's beyond fantastic. Thank you so, so much for your talent, your generosity, and for everything!!!

Date: 2015-06-14 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
*beams* I was really glad to hear this. It was difficult to choose just a few fics, you have so many good ones, and so many that paint striking pictures with words. I'm delighted you were happy with these!

Date: 2015-05-25 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fictionforlife.livejournal.com
I love how Holmes is looking out the window and Watson is looking at Holmes, it feels like a fitting image of their relationship. Well done!

Date: 2015-06-14 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
It's cool that you should mention that. I was thinking something similar - glad to hear it came across all right!

Date: 2015-05-28 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stellinia.livejournal.com
Lovely artwork, well done :3

Date: 2015-06-14 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2015-05-30 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacemutineer.livejournal.com
Mmm, so pretty. The incorporation of the text into the images themselves is so inviting. I'd love to see an entire story illustrated this way!

Date: 2015-06-14 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garonne.livejournal.com
Oh, that's something I'd love to do some day! I've been thinking about it for a while. I'm a very slow artist, though...
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