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These are two pieces I recently made for nekid_spike.

The first was made for the prompt "Spike gets a job". I had Spike shanshu and take a job as a  fireman. There's mild nudity (shirtless Spike) but worksafe.

Fireman!Spike under the cutCollapse )

The second one was made for the Blind Date challenge at nekid_spike. The character I was assigned as Spike's blind date was Tara. So I had Tara and Spike meeting up at The Bronze. I'm not sure if Spike managed to make a good impression...

Tara and Spike's blind date under the cutCollapse )


Spring flowers part 2 (pink edition)

And this is part 2 of my seasonal_spuffy spring flowers project, inspired by flower symbolism and nmcil12's art style. This time, featuring the colour pink.

Spring flowers under the cutCollapse )

Spring flowers part 1 (yellow edition)

This was the first of my contributions to this year's Spring Equinox Free-for-All at seasonal_spuffy. It's part 1 of a little spring flowers graphics project, inspired by flower symbolism and nmcil12's art style. (I miss you, Cil!)

Spring flowers under the cutCollapse )

Spike in Hell-A and Angel in Bosch' Hell

New artwork featuring our two favourite vampires, made for two challenges over at Buffyforums. There is some nudity, but nothing that wasn't seen in the show, so it should be SFW.

The first challenge was from buffylover about the Buffyverse comics, with as prompts "Your best colour", "Your best Panel" and "The best character". Because of lack of time, I tried to be efficient by answering addressing all three of them in one go. Since my favourite character is Spike and my favourite comics artist is Franco Urru (RIP) I took a panel from Spike: After the Fall showing Spike being all badass, and I recoloured it. For the new colour palette I took my inspiration from my favourite colourist, Fabio Mantovani. He coloured, among other things, the final parts of Angel:AtF and the first parts of the IDW Spike series. After a first, less successful attempt this is what I eventually came up with:

Spike in Hell-A (recoloured)Collapse )

The second challenge was by Nina, "The Masters of the Low Countries". The idea was to take inspiration from/reuse parts of a painting by one of seven famous painters from the Low Countries (The Netherlands and Belgium). Since I've always loved the unlimited imagination of Jeroen Bosch, I took my inspiration from his famous three-paneled painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights", and in particular the Hell panel. Here, we see Angel in Hell, being tortured by Bosch' delightful little monsters:

Angel in Jeroen Bosch's HellCollapse )
Question: If you're a fan but you have no time to do fannish things, what do you do?
Answer: Let AI do it for you.

OpenAI's new language model for text generation has been creating some buzz during the past week, and tonight I've been playing around with the online demo. I gave it some first lines I made up (they're pretty bad) to see if it would generate something that could pass for Buffy fanfic. Here are the results :-)

Attempt 1
Buffy and Spike were walking in the graveyard when they saw a vampire. READ ONCollapse )

Attempt 2
When Angel entered Spike's crypt, the smell that hit him was Buffy's familiar vanilla scent. READ ONCollapse )

Attempt 3 (it's Anthony Stewart Head's 65th birthday today -- technically, yesterday --  so I had to try a Giles story as well)
Giles was doing research on the strange demon Buffy had seen while sipping his cup of tea. READ ONCollapse )

Try it for yourself, it's fun!

Wallpaper: Harmony and Spike in Paris

As it turns out, Spike did take Harmony to Paris after all, and she's having a blast during the New Year's celebrations! Spike is less amused though.

Wallpaper made for nekid_spike, combining two of this month's missions: Harmony and New Year's Fancy Dress Party.

Wallpaper under the cut.Collapse )

My fandom year 2018

So, another year over, and what have I done? Well, this:

My list of fannish output in 2018Collapse )

I'm so glad to be part of several wonderful BtVS communities here on LJ and elsewhere. As you can see from the list above, without those and the lovely people in them to inspire and encourage me to do fan art I'm not sure I would have gotten much done this year.


Franco Urru icons and New Year banners

My last project of 2018, I just made it before the end of year! It's a big bunch of Spike icons I made for noel_of_spike. They are based on the IDW comics artwork of Franco Urru, of whom I'm a big fan. Here are a few teasers. The other icons plus a few banners are under the cut.


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Artwork: Dreaming of a White Christmas

This is an oldie of mine that has just made its LJ debut over on nekid_spike (where it's sleepy weekend right now).

This is not Spike, but Simon from Chance (screencap taken by me). I don't remember where I got the snowflakes from. And yeah, I know Christmas is already over for this year, but that's no reason he couldn't still be dreaming about it, right?

Oops, I forgot something with my catching up posts: four icons and a banner I made for a Banner/icon meme challenge by buffylover at BuffyForums. The challenge was (among other things) to create Buffyverse art based on "My best mood". For the mood I chose gleeful, inspired by James Marsters' quote (from a DVD extra, I think): If I only had one word to describe Spike, it would be glee... in all the wrong things.

So I made icons of gleeful Spike moments, and a banner:

Banner and more under the cut.Collapse )