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I had the very great pleasure to create artwork for siriala's “The Winchester Trail”. It's beautiful and stunning and so incredibly visual, I had no problem finding things to illustrate. I found it really frustrating, trying to decide which of the scenes I had to pick. My author did a wonderful job of adapting the movie “3:10 to Yuma”. “The Winchester Trail” is so detail-rich story, so full of emotion, packed with action and suspense. It's hard not to fall in love with characters and their journey.
I would like to thank very much to siriala for letting me illustrated her story.♥

~ Resources ~
from google search: photos from “3:10 to Yuma”, Arizona landscapes, Jared’s photo from Rogue Magazine


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Oct. 22nd, 2016 05:39 am (UTC)
Holy cow, that's awesome art right there. Seriously, WOW. I would love to gush a whole bunch more at it, but I'm pretty much stuck at 'wow' right now. :)

Thanks for sharing with us :)
Oct. 22nd, 2016 10:21 am (UTC)
Thank you. :0) I'm really glad you liked it.
Oct. 22nd, 2016 01:50 pm (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous!
Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:12 am (UTC)
Thanks, good to hear that! :D
Oct. 22nd, 2016 07:58 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning set of art, and I haven't even read te story yet!!! Wow! Beautiful work, love the color palette too.
Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:12 am (UTC)
Thanks! So glad you liked the art and hope you like the story just as much, if not more. :)
Oct. 22nd, 2016 10:04 pm (UTC)
Wow you did a lot and it's all rather gorgeous. I love the reds and fiery colours! I'm especially fond of your dividers, and the main banner, but the Jared drawing is lovely too. Is that a hand drawn pencil one or a pencil effect using PS?
Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely comment!
The portrait of Jared is a combination of a traditional and a digital drawing. I've used pencil and paper for sketch. I've then scanned and imported it into my program ( GIMP ). The scanning a graphite drawing is a hit or miss processing. The scanner does not pick up the subtle differences in the shading. The result doesn't represent the actual drawing (dark greys become black, light greys become white).
I've played with the contrast and the levels. I've made experiment with adding and multiplying more layers. Then I've used a Wacom tablet to draw over on the computer.
Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:10 am (UTC)
Gotcha - I don't scan my pencil drawings any more, I take photos instead because that works better, but I still have to do a lot of adjusting in PS to get some of that subtlety back again.

Anyhow, that is a lovely drawing!
Oct. 24th, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
My word, these are absolutely astounding. I love every piece and I don't think I could even pick a favorite because I'm so blown away, but the sketch of young Sam (AKA Colin Ford) is so sweet I'd probably go with that one. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent! :)
Oct. 25th, 2016 04:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm so glad you liked this. :-) I very much appreciate your extremely kind words. :-)
Oct. 24th, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
Truly amazing art for a wonderful story.
I love the colouring of the pieces and the pencil drawings are just eye popping fantastic. I really love the one of Jared.
Dean hanging by those chains in darn good too because he looks ravishing.
Thanks for sharing.
Oct. 25th, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked this and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely comment. :-)
Oct. 25th, 2016 06:14 am (UTC)
Still fighting this bad cold (my voice is mostly gone) but I wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed our collaboration and love your artwork. It all looks so beautiful and it all fits my story so incredibly well ! I'll be sure to check your future endeavors. Thanks again for making my story so pretty :)
Oct. 25th, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC)
It was a pleasure and I LOVED your fic! Thank you so much for everything, I had a lot of fun :-) You were great to work with!
Get well soon!
Oct. 26th, 2016 08:53 pm (UTC)
wonderful work!
Oct. 27th, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :D
Nov. 3rd, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
Holy Mother of Dean, this is AMAZING!!!! O.O

Nov. 5th, 2016 01:00 pm (UTC)
That's so lovely to hear, thank you!
Nov. 5th, 2016 04:20 pm (UTC)
What a great artset! So cool to see not only a banner and dividers but also charactercards and scenes! I like that the red and orange come back in all your images (well, except for the two pencilpieces, but those are awesome for lack of colour;) I'm very fond of cowboys Sam and Dean; I especially love Sam's pose and expression <3
Good job on all the backgrounds too.
Nov. 7th, 2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, your feedback makes me so happy. Thank you so much for the kind words!
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