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03 March 2014 @ 06:00 pm
Happy Birthday, Leigh!  
Today is the anniversary of the day the wonderful, pithy, and ever brilliant Leigh (aka gamesiplay) began gracing this mortal sphere in her current incarnation. A glorious day indeed, for she is a talented writer, literary critic, historian, stage aficionado, Champion of Dogs, and all around great friend. *hugs tight* Happy Birthday, my dear-- I hope you have an awesome day. You deserve all that, and more.

I am still, still, still having shitty luck a) writing in general and b)writing the 'Roti' fic in particular. So, instead, I humbly offer some fan "art" for our favorite special-agent-pretty-empathy-puppy-person, Will Graham:



Winston and Will: "I've Been Appointed As Your Defense"
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Water color pencils, chalk ink and india ink on sketch paper


I'm actually really happy with the way both of them turned out. Winston looks much more animated than my animals usually turn out, and I managed to get Will's stubble in there without it looking ridiculous. Yes, I realize he looks a little bishounen but, lets face it, if this Hannibal were a manga, it'd be the yaoi kind sold on the top shelf in a sealed plastic sleeve. ^_~ The blue-grey wash I did for the background did not turn out quite so well, but I guess you can't have everything. As for why Will is barefoot... well, like Joss Whedon, I firmly believe that some actors/actresses are just more attractive when they're barefoot. *sweatdrop*

Winston should totally be Will's defense lawyer. He's the only one (aside from Hannibal X_x') who knows our boy is innocent.



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Amberminttown1 on March 4th, 2014 02:31 am (UTC)
That is beautiful art, and a beautiful tribute to our Leigh. :D
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: hugsgarnettrees on March 7th, 2014 04:13 am (UTC)
*grins* Thank you so much for saying so! I was really, really happy with Will's stubble.

And our Leigh definitely deserves a tribute, in lieu of actually delivering poor abused Will to her door. ^_~
gamesiplay: Hannibalgamesiplay on March 17th, 2014 05:34 am (UTC)
hnnngngerjfjdfd oh Meredith.

Thanks for commenting to remind me of this, because I actually DID miss it the first time around, what with being flaky on LJ and everything.

I. love. it. Two of my favorite things IN LIFE: Will Graham and dogs. ;) It's so pretty, and I actually like the background! Thank you so much; I'm always so flattered and thrilled when I get art from you. (Did I tell you that the winter-holiday card you sent me at the end of last year is displayed on what passes for my "mantel"--i.e., the long shelf built into two of my apartment's walls--along with several other pieces done for me by artist friends? Well, it is. Sometime I'll take a picture as proof.)

Also:

lets face it, if this Hannibal were a manga, it'd be the yaoi kind sold on the top shelf in a sealed plastic sleeve

ahaha, SO TRUE.

As for why Will is barefoot... well, like Joss Whedon, I firmly believe that some actors/actresses are just more attractive when they're barefoot.

Dude. No argument here!
gamesiplay: wtfgamesiplay on March 17th, 2014 05:41 am (UTC)
Oh! ALSO also:

I am still, still, still having shitty luck a) writing in general and b)writing the 'Roti' fic in particular.

No worries at all. I'm in the same boat. I actually have your "birthday" (...heh) fic all but finished, but I've been hung up on the ending for... I think literally months now. I'm pretty sure I know roughly how it's going to end! I know what needs to get communicated! But I have such a mental block about setting it down, for some reason. I wanted to get it done in time for 2x01 so that it could be a kind of Premiere Present, but obviously that didn't happen. I'm SO CLOSE, though!

(And, it should go without saying: if my fic prompt isn't working for you, or is unnecessarily frustrating or distressing, don't feel pressured about it AT ALL. You don't owe me anything, and I'll always be excited to read anything you produce, prompted or not.)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: partnersgarnettrees on March 23rd, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
I. love. it. Two of my favorite things IN LIFE: Will Graham and dogs. ;)
You're welcome! I'm so glad you like it, and I had a *ton* of fun doing Winston's fur, and Will's pretty curly hair. (Unlike Hannibal's, which is all sculpted and hard to draw. ^_~)

It's so pretty, and I actually like the background!
It's growing on me... probably because we're seeing a ridiculous amount of gray in S2. (Amber's right, Chilton needs to invest in some lighting.)

Thank you so much; I'm always so flattered and thrilled when I get art from you. (Did I tell you that the winter-holiday card you sent me at the end of last year is displayed on what passes for my "mantel"--i.e., the long shelf built into two of my apartment's walls--along with several other pieces done for me by artist friends? Well, it is. Sometime I'll take a picture as proof.)
Awwww... *blush* Thank you, again. I'm always much less certain about giving art than I am about giving fic, so it's always wonderful to hear. (I would love to see a picture someday, btw. ^_^)

No worries at all. I'm in the same boat.
Heh, I was just patting myself on the back for managing another chapter of my X-Men fantasy AU before an entire year had passed... hahaha. But hopefully, having gotten over that bit of performance anxiety, I can start typing what I have for 'Roti', or at least edit chapter four of "For Lo!" into something post-able.

But I have such a mental block about setting it down, for some reason. I wanted to get it done in time for 2x01 so that it could be a kind of Premiere Present, but obviously that didn't happen. I'm SO CLOSE, though!
I totally get it, and you know I'll be phenomenally excited about it whenever the muse does strike you. (Still no pressure though 'cause, like I said, I get it.) Why is it that writing is simultaneously one of the most rewarding and frustrating forms of self-expression out there!?

(And, it should go without saying: if my fic prompt isn't working for you, or is unnecessarily frustrating or distressing, don't feel pressured about it AT ALL. You don't owe me anything, and I'll always be excited to read anything you produce, prompted or not.)
I'm actually less upset about 'Roti' in light of some of Hannibal's behavior this season, though I'm not sure if I trust it. (I trust Fuller less than I do Lecter-- isn't that scary?) But the same always goes for me, in regards to your work-- seeing anything you write is a cause for celebration.

*hugs tight*
-Meredith