A picture I drew for the fantastic story Hell's Mouth sinka wrote for the worldwide_spn challenge. It contains certain things I adore, so how could I resist? (Also, the author is a very sweet person and deserves to get something back for it.)
Warning: Pic contains spoilers for the story!
Title: Hell's Mouth
Characters: Sam, Dean
Spoilers: Up to 5.04 “The End”. Set in season 5.
Warnings: hurt/comfort, violence, angst
Words: ca. 32,000
Summary: When Dean tells his brother to 'pick a hemisphere' he doesn't expect him to take it literally and drop off the map. So when an eye-opening trip to the future makes him realize their separation was a mistake, he doesn't expect having to follow Sam’s trail through several countries and across the sea. And when he finally finds his wayward brother, in the old world of all places, he certainly doesn't expect Sam to give him the cold shoulder just as they get immersed in a hunt that could be just your average haunted castle – or the very mouth of Hell.
It's sinka's first fic and I absolutely adore it. There's such delicious angst, and yet it gives me everything I crave about a good hurt/comfort fic - meaning hurt Sam and protective Dean who doesn't have his head stuck in his own ass. And the plot is clever, especially the way she worked medieval facts into the world of Supernatural.
sinka's been wonderful to work with (I also betaed her fic, so any mistakes you still find are to be blamed on me) and deserves much paraise for her story!
On an unrelated note, without her I wouldn't have been able to draw anything at all, so it's only fair that I drew something for her.
And since the author requested it, here's the creation process of the pic, so far as it is still available:
There are artists who can draw nice, neat lines. I am not one of them.
A you can see from Sam's hands, this file was not created during the drawing process but just now, digging up the layers still existing invisibly somewhere under the final version. (And yes, the hands really were that scarily large at first.)
So then the lines disappeared...
...and some colours were added.
Then I decided that the pic needs more shadows:
And then I changed the colour range, used a grainy filter and added a quote from the scene depicted. Finished.
And since I happened to like it when I saw it just now, here's the whole things in back and white:
To finish this, have some icons: