Frenemies by dymx (SFW)

6 July 2015 12:53
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Fandom: Naruto
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Haruno Sakura/Yamanaka Ino
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: original art tag on artist's tumblr | fanart tag on artist's tumblr (warning, the tumblr blog in question has autoplay music)
Why this piece is awesome: I feel like the artist captures their personalities and their relationship rather well. :D Also, I really like the shading and the folds in their clothing.
Link: on tumblr (If the link breaks, or if you'd rather have it minus the background music, I have also reblogged it here.)
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Fandom: Sense8
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Nomi, Sun, Kala, Riley
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: this is a gorgeous design with a mixed media feel to it and she perfectly captures the personalities with their expressions here.
Link: Ladies of Sense8
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Fandom: Mad Max: Fury Road
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Fan poster for movie
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: zenithuk on DA
Why this piece is awesome: I'm doing Fury Road this month, and there's already quite a bit of art out there. So here's an introduction with a great fake poster (fan poster) for the movie. I love the colours and the brooding atmosphere. Click to enlarge it. 
Link:  Mad Max Fury Road poster
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Fandom: Sense8
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:Sun, Will, Riley, Capheus, Lito, Kala, Wolfgang, Nomi
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: ink maybe?
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: Starting off with a piece of the entire cast. These are simple, stylized line drawings but the simplicity makes it a strong piece and the style really reminds me of some of the ancient greek art.
Link: sense8 cast

Upcoming Downtime

3 July 2015 20:12
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Fanlore will be offline for approximately one hour this Sunday, July 5th beginning at 6:45am UTC (What time is that where I live?) while we perform some server maintenance and firewall upgrades.
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Fandom: Moomin
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mumintrollet & Too-ticki (Moomin & Too-Ticky)
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: coloured pencils?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] kuuipana

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a sweet little work. I love the simplicity of it, particularly how Mumin and Too-ticki is depicted.

Link: magic winter
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Fandom: Outlander
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Jamie Fraser
Content Notes/Warnings: not really, although there's a fair amount of ripped torso visible.
Medium: pencil drawing and the inked version.
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: SoraShibao on DA and lamiahraven on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Going out on a bang, with a beefcake pic of Jamie. This version of him is from the books and predates the TV series, so it's interesting to see a different take on what he might look like. Apparently, very hot, and the half-open kilt's pretty tantalising. Very clean lines in comic book style (the artists are in that field) and the inked version in particular is well worth enlarging. 
Link: Jamie Fraser from Outlander (the original drawing) and the inked version by lahmiaraven
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
I've been very scattered this month with posting, despite all intentions. But I'm squeezing a last couple of posts in as it's still June somewhere.

Fandom: Outlander
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Claire and Jamie
Content Notes/Warnings: Jamie's bare chest features, but it's largely SFW.
Medium: Traditional art, drawing, graphite.
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: LiviaWeasley on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This is a lovely soft drawing of a tender moment from the Wedding episode. Jamie's expression is especially well captured. 
Link: The Wedding
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Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Walter Harriman
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital
Artist on DW/LJ: Unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] jeminabox
Why this piece is awesome: It's Walter the Chevron Guy! Before he was called Walter! I haven't found a lot of fanart of the supporting characters in SG-1, and I'm extra pleased that this one doesn't seem at all ironic -- it's a genuine celebration of the character, in heroic inspirational-poster style.
Link: Chevrons Locked and Encoded!
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Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Teal'c
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: Art of Gray
Why this piece is awesome: This painting of Teal'c in armor is the kind of work that would hang in a castle gallery, displaying the nobility and gravitas of a historical figure in rich ceremonial garb, and that's reinforced by its provenance (it's a piece of fanart painted by a professional to give to the actor, and the artist's notes say that he took some liberties with the armor, which seems delightfully like something a court portraitist would do). But what moves me about it is the weariness around his eyes. This is veteran Teal'c, all the stronger for the embattled life he's led, and the portrait is stronger for not prettifying that away.
Link: Jaffa KREE!
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Fandom: Naruto
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Sabaku no Gaara/Uzumaki Naruto
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kosmonauttihai
Artist Website/Gallery: on pixiv | [deviantart.com profile] kosmonauttihai | artist website | original art tag on tumblr | fanart tag on tumblr | art ship ask tumblr: [tumblr.com profile] ask-narugaa
Why this piece is awesome: This is one of my favourite artists and definitely my favourite NaruGaa artist. It took me a long time to decide on which piece of art to rec here, but in the end I settled on this. (Either way you should definitely check out the rest of the ask blog and also their art tags if you're so inclined!) I really like the black and white shading of the comic, and the topic of the comic - a short chance to catch up after Naruto and Co. save Gaara from the Akatsuki at the beginning of Shippuuden - is adorable. Most of all, though, I adore expressions in this comic - the excitement and the tenderness and the surprise - and also the style of the characters - the artist has taken the canon characters and reinterpreted them in their own style and I think it works fantastically well and makes the characters five times more endearing to me.
Link: on tumblr
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That's it! Our first (hopefully) annual June Bloom is coming to an end. For four weeks we've been adding new pages, and celebrating different aspects of Fandom. It's been truly amazing and we want to thank all of you for participating! We hope our weekly themes helped you decide what part of fandom to explore and preserve.

Those of you who haven't yet added to the June Bloom page extravaganza, don't worry! The last two days of June are what we dubbed as Free For All! Create a page for anything and anyone you want preserved on Fanlore. Go on a page creation spree. Look at your fandoms and ask yourself: "Does this have a page on Fanlore?" If the answer is NO, then FIX IT!

And remember: Fanlore is a wiki, so you don't need to write out an in-depth article. Someone else will come along to polish things up and flesh things out. By simply creating a stub you will contribute in nurturing of fandom flower!

Need more inspiration? Check out Fanlore's Wish List. Not sure how to get started? See Help:Tutorial and Help:Starting a new page.

Once again: Thank you, for making Fanlore so great!
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Fandom: Moomin
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Moominvalley in snow
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] ichigopaul23

Why this piece is awesome: I'm ending the month as I started it, with a picture of the Valley in winter. The mood of this one is quite different however. The colouring is much more subdued and sombre and together with the swaths of untouched snow it creates a feeling of stillness and loneliness.

Link: Moomin Valley
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Fandom: Outlander
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Black Jack Randall
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Traditional drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: aryundomiel on DA
Why this piece is awesome: It's a striking and dramatic portrait of Randall being his nasty self, but I find it especially interesting that the artist used Jason Isaacs, the actor who played Lucius Malfoy, as a reference (this pre-dates the TV series). And yet the likeness works just as well for Tobias Menzies who played the part on TV. An interesting confluence of casting. Aryundomiel does lovely portraits, and another one on DA I especially like is one of "Young Ian Murray" - Jamie's nephew from a later book, so not from TV-verse. It's interesting looking at the art that predated the TV show, seeing how people envisioned the characters, especially Claire and Jamie. I'll cram a couple of those in before the end of the month.
Link: No Mercy
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Hello, Dreamwidth! Greetings from Portland, where Dreamwidth has assembled for this year's Open Source Bridge. (Which remains my favorite conference ever for how wonderfully welcoming and diverse it is.)

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Fandom: Outlander
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Jamie and Claire
Content Notes/Warnings: NSFW (nudity)
Medium: Traditional art - watercolor pencils (dry), pastels, colored pencils.
Artist on DW/LJ: Natassa (Natira) on Livejournal (mostly SPN fanart)
Artist Website/Gallery: Natira on DA - wider range of fandoms, but there are fewer and smaller watermarks on the Livejournal versions.  Also has a lot of art here on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: The artist says she doesn't like this work as much as her other Outlander works and it's not on her DA gallery, but I like it a lot. It manages to be both touching and surreal, all at once. Also the watermark's not central so doesn't ruin appreciation of the art. Anyway, I like Claire's contemplative look despite being all bundled up by Jamie, and the edge of humor in his face. Plus his hands are great, and the anatomy and skintones, and the way her breast's squashed flat. Just, everything, really!
Link: Jamie holding Claire (on facebook)

Code push!

25 June 2015 21:20
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We will be performing tonight's code push in a few minutes. There'll be a brief downtime, but not longer than a few minutes. (Ideally, that is.)

I'll update this entry when we're back, and people can report issues here.

EDIT: New code is live! Please report any issues here.

We're currently having an issue with the image proxy for accessing the site via HTTPS -- images are currently failing to load. We'll have that fixed as soon as we can.

Code push Thursday

25 June 2015 01:48
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are currently planning a code push for about 18 hours from now (the night of Thursday 25 June). We'll probably begin around 9PM Pacific time, although it might be a bit later. As always, we'll update here and our Twitter offsite status when we begin.
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Fandom: Naruto
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Zetsu
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] chidorgy
Why this piece is awesome: Fanart with Zetsu as the main focus is rare, and this one is an utterly adorable one. I enjoy the clean lines and colours of this as well as Zetsu's delightfully cute expressions.
Link: on tumblr (If that link breaks, I have also reblogged it here.)
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It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have only ONE volunteer reccer who signed up for July with this fandom:

* Mad Max Fury Road ([personal profile] mific)

So while we already have some recs to look forward to in July, it would of course be awesome if we had more recs. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far NO reccers have volunteered for August, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for July, August or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

Open Rec Posting

The monthly open reccing period for all members starts now and lasts until the end of June. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this week is "Vacation", but that's totally optional for the recs. However they do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)
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Fandom: Outlander
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Claire Fraser
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: mosaic (manip)
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: on DA   own website
Why this piece is awesome: It's pretty amazing to get such a likeness from a very textured artwork like this, but especially if you squint a bit, you can really see Claire's face. I like it because it's unusual. I don't think it's a true mosaic, but a clever manip/collage with the same effect. There are lots of more conventional portraits on the artist's sites. (And I apologise for being such a sporadic reccer this month - RL's been difficult. Will do better in the remaining week.)
Link: A Mosaic of Claire Fraser

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