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As you all probably know, I attended the All Hell Breaks Loose Convention in Sydney on the weekend. I was so excited when I bought my ticket because I was finally going to meet Jared, and then poor Jared had to cancel due to running himself ragged. It was massively disappointing, but his health and wellbeing is far more important so hopefully he'll make it out to Australia next year.

I've been working on this forever because I'm seriously the slowest person ever to make art. But this is what I was going to take in to have him sign for me if I worked up enough courage without dying of embarrassment. I screwed up his hair and the more I tried, the worse I made it so I just thought to hell with it, it's done. Otherwise I'd fiddle around with it for another month! The original is kind of huge and a much higher resolution because I wanted to have it signed by the man himself and then hang it on my wall. I still might hang it anyway, and if Jared eventually makes his way to Oz then I'll try to get him to sign it, or I might have done another that I like better by then :)

I wanted something really bright and colourful rather than going for realistic tones, but I may have gone a teensy bit overboard with the yellow and made him look jaundiced, lol.

This is the photo I used for his face which I nabbed off Pinterest quite a while ago so I have no idea who the original poster was.

And this is the pic I based the eye colour on because they look freaking amazing in this photo, which is an edit by Wellcometothedarkside on tumblr.

Date: 2015-05-27 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is absolutely beautiful, and he doesn't look jaundiced at all, just sun-kissed and glowing. His eyes are amazing, I'm mesmerized by them, you've really captured them perfectly. You should definitely take it when you see him (when not if - positive thoughts here!) I'm sure he'll be delighted to see it and sign it for you. Wow, going back to stare again!

Another great pic of him and those amazing eyes...

Edited Date: 2015-05-27 03:50 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-05-28 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's the pic I was originally going to draw! I decided to go for with the one I did because he looks kind of serene in it . I'm glad he doesn't look like someone who has pickled their liver, lol.

Date: 2015-05-28 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah great minds think alike! The one you chose is lovely and he does look serene and not pickled at all!

Date: 2015-05-27 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's actually quite a difficult reference pic to use - it's a less open expression than most Jared expressions so well done on making it recognisably him! And I kind of like the golden tones. You've actually given him a much warmer look than in the original photo.

You must get him to sign if he ever returns to Oz!

Date: 2015-05-28 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, hon. I liked his expression in the photo. I had originally chosen one with him smiling, but this one really grabbed me. I know if I manage to put it in front of him to get it signed I'm going to blush so bad I'll look like a fire engine, I get embarrassed hellishly easily. But I'll brave it :)

Date: 2015-05-27 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What beautiful art!! You're done a wonderful job capturing his likeness, and I love the eye colour as well as the golden skin tone.

Thank you for sharing, this is gorgeous and I hope that one day JP can sign it :)

Date: 2015-05-28 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you, you're very sweet. I was mesmerised by his eyes in that second photo, the colours are awesome. They look almost brown in the first pic so it was fun to take elements from both.

Date: 2015-05-27 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think that is absolutely fucking gorgeous honey! Sorry for the swears but beauty makes my tongue loose ;) seriously though GORGEOUS! ♥

Date: 2015-05-28 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahahaha! Don't apologise! If it makes you swear then I've done something right. I'll take it as a huge compliment!

Date: 2015-05-29 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Never met a piece of yours that I haven't loved honey :)

Date: 2015-05-31 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, thanks, love!

Date: 2015-05-27 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow your pic is great! I'm sure he would love to sign it.

Date: 2015-05-28 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I hope so. He must see a lot of fan art, and I'm sure he would take it as the compliment it is whether someone's work is mediocre or a masterpiece. I've heard he's incredibly gracious when signing fan art.

Date: 2015-05-27 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is just beautiful. And the eyes, THE EYES! Love how they turned out. Perfect!!! Truly amazing and gorgeous!! :)

Date: 2015-05-28 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay! His eyes are my favourite part, I was really happy how they turned out. I originally painted them very close to the first photo and then I came across the second pic and went back and repainted them. I think Jared has the most beautiful eyes, they're so pretty!

Date: 2015-05-27 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fantastic, sweetie! (And I love what you did with his eyecolor; that's my headcanon too! I think IRL, they aren't quite that colorful, but damned close...)

Date: 2015-05-28 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree. I'm pretty sure the editing of the second photo made his eyes much brighter. He does have quite a bit of blue grey in his hazel which I find fascinating. My eyes are hazel and they are very much a golden colour. His seem to be very unusual but not as colourful as I made them. Definitely my headcanon too. I'm so glad you liked it. I respect your work so much :)

Date: 2015-05-28 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm 'hazel' too, but more of an olive drab with a dark ring around the iris. (I'm often mistaken for Greek, heh.) It's fascinating to me how many shades hazel comes in! My husband and middle son have eyes similar to Jared's, with the heterochromia, but their hue is darker. Then my eldest son is brown-eyed and my youngest, gray-blue. We run the spectrum!

Date: 2015-05-28 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh, sounds lovely! My eyes are pretty much standard hazel of light golden brown with a ring of dark greyish green where Jared's are definitely heterochromia with very distinct different colours. I'm quite envious of people with unusually pretty eye colours as mine is pretty boring. However, mine really take on a lot of gold if I wear yellow. I used contact lenses a few years ago and got them in a very transparent subtle shade of aqua so I could see the damn things when I was getting them out of the saline. The colour was barely noticeable on the contacts but when I put them in they made my eyes bright emerald green. I wish I found them more comfortable because they looked great.

Date: 2015-05-27 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gorgeous! I'm sure Jared will happily sign that for you! *positive thoughts*


Date: 2015-05-28 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! Positive thoughts are always welcome. I really hope I get a chance next year to get it signed.

Date: 2015-05-27 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
beautiful, his eyes are so full of life. And I agree with the other comments here; his skin tones are so warm and lively.
I hope you get the opportunity to get Jared to sign it soon x

Date: 2015-05-28 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The eyes are what I am happiest with so it feels fabulous that you think I did a good job with them. The skin tones were an experiment. I didn't want it to look natural but I didn't want it to look too cartoonish either. It was very, very yellow and orange originally so I played around with some pink shades, and after a bit of trial and error I think they toned things down quite nicely.

Date: 2015-05-27 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, that is gorgeous! I love the golden tone of the whole thing!

Date: 2015-05-28 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! The original photo is quite cool in tone and I wanted the colours to really pop and be really warm so I'm glad it seems to have worked :)

Date: 2015-05-28 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
whaaat. He is GORGEOUS.

Plus, jaundiced, liver-failure Jared, I'd totally read that fic. :D

Beautiful job, lady!

So glad you had fun, but :( that you didn't get to see Jared. Hopefully next year!!

Date: 2015-05-28 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! Now I want you to write me some liver failure, jaundiced Jared being taken care of by nurse Jensen, lol!

Yep, keeping my fingers crossed for next year :)

Date: 2015-05-28 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahah. I'd just wind up making 101 inappropriate jokes about mpreg giant liver babies.

Date: 2015-05-28 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2015-05-28 03:56 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
he looks more like there's a bright light shining on him, which seems appropriate. i mean, you know, look at his face. :D his eyes and nose are also really, really good.

Date: 2015-05-28 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, I was really nervous about his nose because I couldn't get it quite right. I seemed to draw it a little narrower and slightly aquiline because I couldn't get the shading right for the slight uptilt so I'm relieved you think it looks okay.

Bright lights should shine on him always :)

Edition 3,231

Date: 2015-05-28 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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Date: 2015-05-28 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. Great job, and I hope you can get it signed someday.

*swoons* Those eyes...

Date: 2015-05-28 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Beautiful in caps! Yippee! He's such a beautiful subject! I want to draw Jensen as well but it seems like all Jared, all the time with my muse *g* I hope I can get it signed too.

Date: 2015-05-28 05:00 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-05-28 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you , lovely :)

Date: 2015-05-28 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh that is gorgeous! You've captured he perfectly!

I am sure he would have LOVED to have signed that for you. You'll have to save it for next year! :D

Date: 2015-05-29 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not a big fan of autographs unless what you're having signed is meaningful, like you wanted with your book. It would be so cool to have him sign something I drew. Hopefully next year we'll both get our stuff signed and we can squee over it together! :)

Date: 2015-05-28 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, this is lovely! I hope you can get Jared to sign it someday.

Date: 2015-05-29 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! Me too. It would mean a lot to get his signature on it. Crossing fingers and toes that he'll make it out here next year.

Date: 2015-05-29 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Perfect! This is perfect! His eyes turned out as amazing as they really are. So many hearts for your beautiful artwork.


Date: 2015-05-29 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww, your hearts made me smile so hard. Thank you!

Date: 2015-06-02 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You did a fantastic job and I am sure that he would be pleased to see it!

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