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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 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?