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theeverdream ([personal profile] theeverdream) wrote2013-07-01 02:44 am
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he with wings will dawn again - Stargate Atlantis art, Parrish, rated all ages

Art (3 pieces) for [ profile] sgareversebang
see all my sgareversebang art here

Character: David Parrish (gen)
Rating: all ages
Spoilers/Warnings/Content notes: none

Parrish, Atlantis, ocean and forest... wings and bright colors and a journey.

Alatus means winged. Relucescere means to become bright again, like a new dawn.

A metamorphosis? A struggle and an improving.

(In the having of his wings, he became bright again.)

Through no fault of her own, my author [ profile] mandykaysfic was not able to complete her story in time (if there's more to add later I'll edit this post to include links). But her influence is still visible. In a reverse bang it's the artist's job to inspire; here I was fortunate that Mandy was willing not only to be inspired but also to share inspiring things with me. While piece one was my first idea, piece two came into its final form through talking with Mandy. Also, the piece below is completely new, inspired by hearing some details of how Mandy interpreted the other art.

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Whereas my thought for the first was that the expression would portray some of the uncomfortableness one might have at the start of a metamorphosis, and my hope for the second was to portray a feeling of acceptance and joy, this third piece takes some of those latter feelings and combines them with Parrish's physical location at a point towards the start of his journey. I included the woods not because I felt anything specific about Parrish being a botonist, but because I so enjoyed the things that Mandy thought of.

So a big thank you to Mandy for making this creative process so fulfilling, the mods for being so quick to answer every question I had... thanks to stock artists... and to readers of my ramblings and to commenters. <3

[identity profile] 2013-07-01 11:01 am (UTC)(link)
oh god.

This whole thing makes me extremely happy, such a shame mandy was unable to finish, here's hoping she may be able to do so in the future.

bravo for using such a minor, yet beloved, character

[identity profile] 2013-07-04 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, thank you SO much for saying so. I am so thrilled to have made you happy! <3

That's definitely true - Parrish really is a very beloved character, and I'm thankful to those who have shown me how awesome he and his relationships with others can be. :D I love reading or looking at other people's stuff about main characters but I also adore things like a main character / original character relationship, or crossovers, or the minor characters and how they interact with and within a world that we've seen through eyes of the main characters - I've seen so much unique expression with stuff like that.

As far as why I chose him for my art - I'm not sure rambles about my picture selection and art processes would be interesting, but I think it boils down to: I'm glad to have found this particular picture of Jonathon Young!

I hadn't thought about character selection for so long because I'd been working on it *as* Parrish for so much longer than trying to decide who to use, so to have you mention it brings back a completely other set of memories, and awesome feelings because I hadn't expected someone to appreciate the fact that it was Parrish like you expressed it. So thank you again for your comment - it means a lot.

[identity profile] 2013-07-02 07:18 am (UTC)(link)
These colors are stunning. And I like how the texture of the wings are sort of furry and feathery at the same time.
And, did I mention the colors?! Wow.

[identity profile] 2013-07-04 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much! I definitely had brief thoughts that the colors would come across too strong, or maybe another choice of wings would have been better. Those thoughts being brief doesn't mean it doesn't feel really fantastic to hear that those elements worked well for you, so thank you for telling me specifics about what you liked :):)
fififolle: (SGA - Parrish flower)

[personal profile] fififolle 2013-10-19 09:06 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, sorry I missed this at the time. This is lovely stuff. Gorgeous!!

So, anyway, have a lovely birthday!! Hee <3