[identity profile] feliciacraft.livejournal.com
There were so many amazing fanworks in 2016 that I wish I'd taken better notes! Off the top of my head, I give you five fantastic pieces of artwork from five artists:

Artwork: Mr. Trick
By [livejournal.com profile] chasingdemons
The hardest part was picking only one image by the amazing Danna. But! I don't think I've ever seen another artwork of Mr. Trick! I couldn't be happier seeing this fashionable, retro glamor shot of Mr. Trick, a minor yet memorable BtVS demon. (Who alone, as a bonus, commented on the unnatural lack of POC in this supposedly SoCal town. Joss, was that your conscience speaking?) Anyway, this artwork is just gorgeous! (Also, whatever skincare regimen Mr. Trick's using to get that glowing-from-within look, I want it.) ;)

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[personal profile] shapinglight
As usual, I can't collect five things in a particular category and time is running out, so here are five of my favourite fandom things from 2016.

First some wonderful fan art.

Venus and Mars by [livejournal.com profile] rbfvid (Restfield). This piece was inspired by one of my fics (of the same name) but that's not why I'm reccing it. I'm reccing it because it's beautiful and clever, and in all ways absolutely superb.

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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
One of my images was originally created toward the end of 2015 but has been reworked in 2016. Since I wasn't sure if that should count, I made it my extra.

  1. Restfield's Not Thinking About Buffy - OK, I'm not good with images so I don't know what to say but it's in how he's looking away from her, how she's in the smoke. I adore it.

the rest of the links are getting me a copy of Drawing for Dummies so maybe I could sketch something cool for next year's rec list )
[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
So while I was sorting through files for my previous post in order to include one of my favorite of [livejournal.com profile] teragramm's icons I realized "Oh but she also produced this one....and hey, what about this one....and I really loved this banner...."   So the only sensible thing to do was make another post: 4 icons and one banner. Icons are listed chronologically.  This is an artist I tend to associate with clear, bright colors (especially "teragramm blue"), but obviously she is every bit as skilled with muted tones and deeply saturated effects. Once again, I'll let the images do the talking:



1) Drusilla retro (Center Crop) for [livejournal.com profile] btvsats20in20 Round 10 (June)



2) Faith #2 for [livejournal.com profile] whedon_elite Challenge 123 (July) we123b_iconbyteragrammaugust2015_BMC.jpg


3) Buffy "Happiness" for [livejournal.com profile] btvsats20in20 Round 12 (August) teragrammhappinessicon20in20rd12august2015.jpg

 
4) Tara #3 for [livejournal.com profile] btvsats20in20 Challenge 58 (November) teragrammSS58-5_2015.jpg


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5) Winged Buffy Banner (February)
Speaks to my soul, my Buffy-loving heart, and my Winged Buffy kink all at once. Dean Jackson's quote suits the character beautifully as do the ethereal, almost abstract wings that resemble extensions of her gown fluttering in the breeze, rather than literal feathered wings.






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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some gorgeous BtVS posters I've enjoyed in the past year.
Click either on the links or on the thumbnails to get to full-size images.
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[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
Five banners that are works of art in their own right (by other talented fan artists) in no particular order. The banners shown here are ones I admired and have influenced me as an artist whether or not I participated in the individual challenges. Check out the banners AND the winning icons that adorn them at the links below:

By [livejournal.com profile] comlodge:

Challenge 22 "A Room Full of Empty" (April)

Challenge 26 "The Same...but Different" (July)

Challenge 36 "Ye Olde Vampyre Gang" (December)

Janice's banners are very specific to the individual challenge themes and have a particular theatrical quality to them, a mise en scene suggestive of stage sets. Challenge 22 is moody and atmospheric; 26 and 36's banners are lush, densely layered, evocative of Victorian drawing rooms and vintage photographs gently fading in an attic trunk. I love her fearless use of textures to "degrade" the images in beautiful ways.

By [livejournal.com profile] tempertemper:

Challenge 32 "It Takes Two to Tango" (October)

Challenge 35 "Least Favorite Eps" (November)

Challenge 32's banners are typical of what I think of when I think of Temper's "style" (also typified by her own first place winning icon): warm, soft and inviting glow, muted color palatte. #35's are entirely different; each banner is carefully and precisely coordinanted to the individual icons in terms of colors, and textures so that they seem to be organic extensions of the icons themselves. Manage to be both eye-popping and understated at the same time. The banner for [livejournal.com profile] rua1412's first place winner is particularly stunning.

Bonus by [livejournal.com profile] starry_night

Challenge 23 "Simplicity, It Works for Me" (May)

I am color-matching's bitch. No apologies. Deal with it, kids. The background starry chose resembles a watercolor painting in the rain, soaking the paper. "Pastels" are difficult to pull off without being too-sweet but these hit the spot, matched to their respective icons; while a subtle mix of fonts keeps things interesting without pulling focus..
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
So, this is a completely gratuitous list, but here are 5 prompts that were either requested by moi, or were requested by others but caught my eye. Note the rating/warnings, as I lean towards the dark side.



Title: Fractured Mirror
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shakensilence
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairing: Dark!Willow/Vamp!Willow
Summary: Halfrek grants Xander a wish in the episode “Two to Go.”
A/N: These are just a couple deleted scenes... in theory they could fit right into the episode without changing anything.
Warnings: dub-con, bloodplay, breath play, character death
Prompts: threading a needle, broken glass, bootlaces, "every me in every you", candle wax, spanking, pain/pleasure. I fit in what I could.

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The rest under the cut..... )
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[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Faith by [livejournal.com profile] valyssia - #18 - There are a number of nice pairing icons in this post of Faith and Buffy or Willow and Buffy but this solo one of Faith is a stunner.
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[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher, you are the brightest spot in the Buffy Fandom. This is me appreciating the joy you spread around with your talent. Click on the pics to go to the original post.

Check them out... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher, you are the brightest spot in the Buffy Fandom. This is me appreciating the joy you spread around with your talent. Click on the pics to go to the original post.

Check them out... )
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
Websites and communities that can "help" you get a project completed. In no particular order :

Riters_r_us : This community is intended as a resource for fan fic writers, betas and anyone else interested in improving their writing. Great place for discussions on grammar, spelling, etc.

BtVS_Award_Info : a community that has been created so that people can stay aprised of nomination openings and closings and the current status of Buffy based awards sites. The website currently comprises 17 current websites, and a listing of sites on hiatus.

The Angel and Spike timeline : confused about what happened when - look no further.

The Buffy and Angel Dialogue Database : one stop for all your dialogue needs.

Banner grab . Need a banner for your latest tale? Stop on over and make a request.
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
Websites and communities that can "help" you get a project completed. In no particular order :

Riters_r_us : This community is intended as a resource for fan fic writers, betas and anyone else interested in improving their writing. Great place for discussions on grammar, spelling, etc.

BtVS_Award_Info : a community that has been created so that people can stay aprised of nomination openings and closings and the current status of Buffy based awards sites. The website currently comprises 17 current websites, and a listing of sites on hiatus.

The Angel and Spike timeline : confused about what happened when - look no further.

The Buffy and Angel Dialogue Database : one stop for all your dialogue needs.

Banner grab . Need a banner for your latest tale? Stop on over and make a request.
[identity profile] pamsblau.livejournal.com
I thought i' d bring something, too, cause the time for posting is almost over.

Artists. )
[identity profile] pamsblau.livejournal.com
I thought i' d bring something, too, cause the time for posting is almost over.

Artists. )
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[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Just a brief reminder to everyone that Top 5 will be closing next Sunday at this time. So if you're still debating a list, you've got time!

Fred and Dru by [livejournal.com profile] stawberynvanila – Worksafe - I quite liked the stylish, sophisticated look of this.

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yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Default)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Just a brief reminder to everyone that Top 5 will be closing next Sunday at this time. So if you're still debating a list, you've got time!

Fred and Dru by [livejournal.com profile] stawberynvanila – Worksafe - I quite liked the stylish, sophisticated look of this.

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[identity profile] mabel-marsters.livejournal.com

[livejournal.com profile] dawnofme never pimps her work so I thought that I'd pick my top five of the fics/artwork that she did in 2008. 

She'll probably tell me off for doing this but what the hell...I'm safe in England and she's in California. Why can I never write that without hearing it in my head as Calli-forn-nye-ay?.  I digress - click on the cut to find the gems that I've selected!


click here to find out what! )

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[identity profile] mabel-marsters.livejournal.com

[livejournal.com profile] dawnofme never pimps her work so I thought that I'd pick my top five of the fics/artwork that she did in 2008. 

She'll probably tell me off for doing this but what the hell...I'm safe in England and she's in California. Why can I never write that without hearing it in my head as Calli-forn-nye-ay?.  I digress - click on the cut to find the gems that I've selected!


click here to find out what! )

[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
I know I always am full of squee when I see a banner accompany a story, act as a beautiful header, or exist purely for our viewing pleasure. It's also safe to say that not everyone is interested in manipping and banner making is definately a graphic outlet that allows for a fair amount of flexibility. Really great at working with screencaps? Then banner making might be the righth choice for you. Here are a few beautiful contributions that really took my breath away this year. These are also all worksafe.

1. Frozen Memories by [livejournal.com profile] alwaysjbj    [Giles/Jenny]
There's not a lot of art dedicated to Giles & Jenny, and why not? This is a beautiful piece with some dramatic textures. The haunted look on Giles' face in contrast to the placid serenity of Jenny's reminds us of how gutting her death was.

Prepare for lift off )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
I know I always am full of squee when I see a banner accompany a story, act as a beautiful header, or exist purely for our viewing pleasure. It's also safe to say that not everyone is interested in manipping and banner making is definately a graphic outlet that allows for a fair amount of flexibility. Really great at working with screencaps? Then banner making might be the righth choice for you. Here are a few beautiful contributions that really took my breath away this year. These are also all worksafe.

1. Frozen Memories by [livejournal.com profile] alwaysjbj    [Giles/Jenny]
There's not a lot of art dedicated to Giles & Jenny, and why not? This is a beautiful piece with some dramatic textures. The haunted look on Giles' face in contrast to the placid serenity of Jenny's reminds us of how gutting her death was.

Prepare for lift off )

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