zubeneschamali: (my dragon)
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Here it is...my first ever art! I entered [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang this year as an artist because a) I knew I'd be too busy to write for it this year, and b) I had an idea for a piece of art for the first time ever, and c) my newly-gained experience with quilting from the Row by Row challenge made me think I could come up with my own landscape. It sort of went as planned!

Some time ago, I was driving down the highway towards a pretty massive thunderstorm. The road ahead looked scary, but behind me in the rearview mirror, the sky was blue and sunny. I suddenly had the idea of the reverse: what if the road ahead looked clear, but there was something very threatening in the rearview mirror. Like...a dragon? And then I came across the green "scale" fabric in my stash and knew I had to do it.

Having gained experience through quilting by fusing this past year, I decided to sketch out a design in fabric. It ended up having a pretty primitive aesthetic, and the dragon still kinda looks like a chicken, but I'm really happy with the landscape on the horizon and the fire being breathed. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dugindeep for encouraging me to do this, and big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dephigravity for being my beta. It's so much better thanks to his suggestions.

And I also want to thank [livejournal.com profile] jennytork for picking my art and for writing a fantastic story! You should definitely go read it: it's in an existing 'verse, but you can figure out what's going on pretty quickly, and I love most of all that she put dragons IN SPACE. Which is like, the best combination ever. And I love the ending.

Close-ups of the art are below, including the banner. The whole piece is about a foot square.

Date: 2016-02-08 16:38 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fireheart13.livejournal.com
This is so super-cool!!! The image of the threat in the rear-view mirror is so intriguing, and using fabric?? Wow!! That scale material is so perfect, and I love the flames to. Congrats for taking a big plunge, and further kudos on doing it so well!

Date: 2016-02-08 18:00 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beelikej.livejournal.com
Welcome to the artists' corner! *twirls you*

That fabric does indeed look like a dragon's skin, what a great find and inspiration:) The idea of the danger being behind you is very well visualized, I like that extra bit of wing in the side mirror.
I love this design a LOT with the black static frame of the car's interior and all the dynamicly printed fabrics creating a horizon outside; the winding road is such a good detail! The windscreenwipers and steeringwheel are great finishing touches!

The firebreathing dragon/chicken is fierce! (It's totally a dragon, bb, I'm just going along with your own observation :-p I think it's because the spikes are all on top of its head instead of on the back of his neck; it doesn't matter, it's still pretty damn cool;)

Oh, how I love it when people experiment with hands on arts & crafts. <3

Date: 2016-02-08 20:59 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dugindeep.livejournal.com
So amazing!!! Love that you parlayed your side hobby into a fandom thing :D The idea of the clear skies ahead and big bad dragon in the rear view is so clever and you did a fantastic job getting that through this style/media. :D

Date: 2016-02-08 23:31 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borgmama1of5.livejournal.com
Amazing! I would never have thought of doing fan art in quilting! Very impressive!

Date: 2016-02-09 02:43 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmatheslayer.livejournal.com
this is very cool great work

Date: 2016-02-09 02:54 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tebtosca.livejournal.com
how cool is this??? I really love the fire breath especially, that is so well done

Date: 2016-02-09 05:33 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matchboximpala.livejournal.com
What a really clever idea and a brilliant execution!

Date: 2016-02-09 14:01 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deirdre-c.livejournal.com
You are so insanely talented and this is SO COOL!! I love the material, love the whole look. YOU ARE AAAAAMMMMAAAAZING!!!! \o/

Date: 2016-02-09 14:42 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madebyme-x.livejournal.com
Wow - this is super cool! I love the idea of a clear sky ahead but with the danger of a dragon in the rear view mirror - wonderful!

I'm so very impressed with your quilting, and how you've managed to paint a scene and a story in fabric - the flames of the fire, the landscape ahead, the scaled material of the dragon, the exterior and interior of the car - spectacular, and with so much detail!!!

Thank you so much sharing; what a joy this is, and well done too for stepping into the art world of fandom :)

Date: 2016-02-09 22:46 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jimbobjoe.livejournal.com
That is such a great idea! Love the artwork.

Date: 2016-02-09 23:43 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dawnmay.livejournal.com
This is so well-done and just so unique and creative! I'm loving all the little details on the dragon and the open highway. Really great job!

Date: 2016-02-10 02:12 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tsuki-no-bara.livejournal.com
you quilted! that is so cool! i love that you can see the dragon in the rearview and side mirrors. (are objects closer than they appear? :D ) the flames look good too.

Date: 2016-02-11 15:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowvalleytack.livejournal.com
I love it! The design is striking and I recognised the impala instantly. You are very talented! It is wonderful to see your quilting. Really great work. :)

Date: 2016-02-13 01:24 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sillie
Oh wow, this is so awesome! :D :D Great job!

Date: 2016-02-13 19:02 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dephigravity.livejournal.com
Late comment is late

I still love everything about this! What a lovely, unique, and creative way to create art for this challenge! This must have taken you forever, but the love you put into shines through brilliantly!

Fantastic job!

Date: 2016-03-02 01:11 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roxymissrose.livejournal.com
omgosh, that is so *cool*! Quilting a fanart--what a wonderful idea! The road! The car! The dragon! ♥


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