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14 February 2012 @ 04:52 pm

Earth Angel by ~Aileas-Steelglove on deviantART

Earth angel, earth angel 
The one I adore 
Love you forever, and ever more 
I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you

Happy Valentine's Day!
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: Earth Angel - The Temptations
45¢ and an Almond Joyconjure_lass on February 14th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
*sappy smiiiillleeeee* I don't know how you manage to always post when I happen to wander onto livejournal. You're awesome like that.

Did I go straight to Youtube and listen to this song while I looked at your picture? HELL YES, I DID.

I never get over how masculine your Aziraphale and Crowley are. And the laugh lines on Aziraphale's face make me melt into a PUDDLE. And my my, Crowley's hair looks a bit disheveled, no? Methinks Aziraphale's perfectly manicured hands have been going to town. *giggle*

Happy Valentine's Day, dearest! This made me smile and smile and smile.
lady_aileaslady_aileas on February 16th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
"Did I go straight to Youtube and listen to this song while I looked at your picture? HELL YES, I DID."

You're awesome and I love you.

I had that song stuck in my head the whole time I was drawing, sitting there thinking "Isn't this just the sappiest Az/ Crowley song ever?". Which, of course, is why it's the perfect title. I never know whether it's a good or a bad thing that everyone thinks my versions are so masculine... It's just, well, they're very male in the book (maybe not macho... certainly not macho) so that's how I envision them. :)

Happy Belated Valentines to you too.
45¢ and an Almond Joyconjure_lass on February 16th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
Oh no no, don't think I'm meaning something bad by saying they're masculine. It's a GOOD THING. A very good thing! I enjoy almost all art of Aziraphale and Crowley, but it's a rare thing to find them portrayed in such a masculine, sexy way. So my observation is ALL APPROVAL. I think your version and eldanis's versions are my favorite. Her Crowley makes me want to fan myself a bit.

And they ARE guys (very much so) in the book. Neither of them are what I'd consider all that feminine. Hell, even Aziraphale, who is supposed to be stereotypically gay (haha, a tree full of monkeys) doesn't REALLY come across that feminine.

lady_aileaslady_aileas on February 16th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
Oh Eldanis! I LOVE her art! The lines are just so beautiful and her proportions and oh! I have the fan myself over the TECHNIQUE before I even look at the content.

Yeah, I've never seen Az as very feminine, but most gay men I've met aren't. They're just men. I think it might be a misperception based in how open he is with his emotions (great scene of love, ahem...)and his general bitchiness (and men can be sooo bitchy. My fiancee is the biggest bitch in the WORLD) that so many artists think he's girly.
harvester of eyes, that's me: dont_try_by_cinnamonbloodvulgarweed on February 16th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
Another person here who's noticed the masculinity of the way you draw them, and really likes it. Though I don't think Azi really is all that open with his emotions, I don't think he wears them on his sleeve nearly as much as Crowley does. I wonder if some people connect "appearing gay" with femininity, which I don't necessarily. I've known a lot of gay men, some of whom very happily openly flaming, who still didn't come off as feminine per se. Hard to put a finger on exactly what gave off that masculine impression--square jaws? Deep voices? Men's cologne?--but I never thought of them as anything other than men, and to see them feminized would just be weird.

There used to be this sort of sub-trend of drawing Azi like a stereotypical bishie uke type, and wow, did I think that needed to die in a bookshop fire NOW. I can't understand where people would even get that from, or why they would want to.
lady_aileaslady_aileas on February 16th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
Ugh yes. As an artist I have a lot of issues with bishies to begin with. But why... why would you take such an interesting and multi-faceted character and wash down his appearance to something simple and boring?
seablue-eyed demon: Good Omens → Fear of Crowleyseablue_eyes on February 15th, 2012 08:03 am (UTC)
A VALENTINES PIECE! I was so hoping that artists/writers would take advantage of the occasion!

Oooo, wow!! They are all sexy and dishevelled and ... and... sexyyyyy. Man, your details never fail to blow me away. There's just so much to them that makes it feel as though they could almost be touched. Their lips are incredible! Actually, every colour in this is incredible, so vibrant! Aziraphale's hair is... mm, ineffably awesome. And Crowley looks a little like Elvis to me, which is cool :D

I really, really don't think I'll ever get enough of this pairing. Especially not with artists like you, drawing scenes like this :D
lady_aileaslady_aileas on February 16th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
GAH! I feel very guilty about this piece, very very guilty. Because when it happened I was sitting there, trying to work on the cover you asked me for, and instead they just started making out all over Photoshop... Really. This file was titled "Titanic Cover" and I had to change it because the boys couldn't keep it in their pants. Soooo unprofessional...
seablue-eyed demon: Good Omens → quoteseablue_eyes on February 16th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
Haha!! That does tend to happen, doesn't it? Can you believe it, when I strated writing the Titanic piece I only decided a handful of chapters in that I was going to make it slashy?? :O Yeah. I was strange back then.

I am so happy that you're working on the cover!!! *DANCES THE MAGIC DANCE* Have you been using the music I sent much? If you like I could link you to the tracks that remind me of the later chapters.
harvester of eyes, that's me: ineffablelove_by_cinnamonbloodvulgarweed on February 15th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
How'd you know exactly what I wanted for Valentine's Day?

No, no, it's not about me. It's about what they want. :) Absolutely beautiful work - I love Crowley's mussed hair and their well-kissed lips and Aziraphale's slightly startled expression.

"Crowley, there are people watching us!"

"Let 'em. They can look but they can't touch."

lady_aileaslady_aileas on February 16th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
Well, ahem, I'm certainly glad that you like this.

And thank YOU for writing that lovely piece of fan fiction that inspired it. I wasn't going to draw anything for Valentines and then you popped in with the lingerie and the candles and DESTROYED my mind with the sexy... so yep.

Your fault in the end, really. <3
harvester of eyes, that's mevulgarweed on February 16th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)

I'm honored! If I inspired you, well, I'm going to go pat myself on the back and have a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED party. :D
ladymouse2 on February 25th, 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
Sorry to be so delayed responding here but I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the sheer vitality of your piece.

Several people have commented on the masculinity of both of them, and I do see that too. I also don't see them as feminine, especially in the anime tradition, but you take the strongly marked brows and defined jawlines a step further than I usually see them.

Slash per se isn't that much to my taste and I usually skim more graphic passages in text and appreciate restraint in art. But even with that preference, I have to say quite apart from it, I really admire the way you edit your scenes down to essentials--you focus in on the heart of a scene, an authentic "moment" as you've been doing with the "Titanic" illustrations.

It's fine story-telling, which is my favorite trait, and honest collaboration with an author.
lady_aileaslady_aileas on February 26th, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! Knowing that you appreciate the piece outside of the content means a great deal to me.

It would probably surprise most people on L/J to learn that I actually don't like any slash except Az and Crowley. Most of my other ships are cannon, so I can sympathize with you when it comes to appreciating restraint with pairings like this.

Essentials, such a lovely way of thinking of it (I've always thought of it as laziness...). Your comments are always so inspiring to me, thank you again for the kind words!
Sivaroobini: Ineffablesirius_luva on March 25th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
... HOW did I not see/review this? O_O

I love their expressions - Crowley is so intent and sexy and nngh, and Aziraphale looks startled like someone's walked in and he's caught in the act, and their lips are slightly red and puffy and well-kissed and Crowley's COLLARBONE and hnngh. I want to lick and suck on that collarbone, for starters. >_>
(lives between pages): Good Omensirisbleufic on June 29th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
That's quite a nice crossover, in a way - insofar as you can cross GO over with a '50s song! At least I think it's from the '50s? I can't hear that song without thinking of Back to the Future :)