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Fic title: Sincere Friends of Liberty Have Been Rare
Author name: mya_rofki
Artist name: kingsblkdragon
Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jensen & Jared friendship, Jared/Richard Speight, Jared/Frederic Lehne
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Spoilers: Graphic physical and sexual abuse of a child. Highlight for more specific warnings. Dubcon, Noncon, Nonconsensual breathplay, Nonconsensual watersports, Electric shock, Violence against a minor
Summary: RPS AU. Jared is a 14-year-old convict with no hope and no future, until the day a man named Mark Pellegrino visits him with a deal. What follows is a balancing act, as Jared struggles to regain his life without destroying himself in the process.

Art post for spn_j2_bigbang

Master fic post HERE


Chapter Headers



A/N: I wasn't planning on doing a second Big Bang this year, but something about [info]mya_rofki 's story caught my attention. I am so thrilled that I got to work with her and make art for this story. She is a very talented writer and a joy to work with. I highly recommend reading this story. The warning might scare some people off, but trust me, it's worth it.

The cover piece is something that was constantly changing in my head. I wanted this and then I wanted that, but this had to be included and so on. It took me a while to decide on just what to do. I'm happy with it though. The background gives off a feeling of desperation and the deep red color gives off such strong emotion. Would you believe me if I told you there was a very bright primary purple layer in that image? I have trouble believing it myself, but it's true.

The chapter headers are pretty self explanatory. I wanted to keep them similar to the cover without being the same.

The drawing- *sigh* I wanted this to be something wonderful and it just wasn't working for me. I reworked it so many times and still couldn't get it to a point that made me happy. I know my author likes it though and I did spend time on it, so I wanted to post it. I hope to still work on it and get a finished product at some point. wOOt WIP !

All digital work done in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Thanks to  [info]wendy and  [info]thehighwaywoman for everything they do!

Thanks Mya for being fan-fucking-tastic to work with. I hope I did you proud. :D


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Jul. 28th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Oh my dear, you certainly did me proud. On the contrary, I'm not sure my story lives up to your art. :)

There are so many things I love about what you've created, so many details that make me smile, and so much emotional angst that shines through, capturing the feeling of the story perfectly.

You couldn't have picked better images to use for the chapter headers. I was so thrilled to be able to put those in as I posted today. I'm pretty sure you already know how much I love the pics you chose for the header, but just in case: I LOVE THEM.

But of course, my heart belongs to that drawing. I know you have some issues with it, but I just adore it and NEED to snuggle it every time I see it.

*hugs you very tightly*

Thank you so much for all the hard work you've done. You were a dream to work with, and I'm completely, over-the-moon, thrilled with the end result.
Jul. 28th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
*hugs you back fiercely*

I love that you love the drawing. I hope to get more of a finalized piece done. I will of course keep you updated. Until then though, your love is a little contagious and I might be starting to like it.
Jul. 28th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
Hi! I just had to stop by and tell you awesome work on the art for this story. I absolutely LOVE the cover piece!! Such great pics of the characters you chose, and it's so evocative of the gritty, difficult emotions in the story.

I also bragged on the chapter headers- you can ask mya! ;) - because they're so spot-on for the feel and content of the chapters, plus they look really cool. :) Finally, I'm just now getting to see the drawing, and I think it's very sweet, and it captures what was for me one of the most bittersweet and poignant moments in the story. So kudos, all the way around. I've really enjoyed your art.

Think I'm gonna snag a couple of your icons now, if I may? I love the look of those too, and I'm gonna want to pimp this story and art out, with your permission. ;)
Jul. 28th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
You are more than welcome to use the icons. And go on- be a pimp. :P

Thank you for the lovely comment. I really like how things turned out so it makes me giddy to know others like it too.
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