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19 September 2012 @ 12:08 am
Art for whitecollar_bb: "Remain Faithful"  
You know that excitement when you read a book that's so well written you don't want it to end? That's the way I felt devouring auburnnothenna's fanfic Remain Faithful. Compelling writing style, vivid imagery and great pace - it just flows. And the story is cleverly crafted, too, with just about every canon character - minor and major - making an appearance. It's a new spin on the story we know, changed around, enriched, and molded. So, go read. Don't walk, run!

As for making art, my muse felt inspired to try new things, a new style. Think simplified Modernism if you will. Sort of. This is what happened:

Story Covers




"Peter goes through them [photographs] on his laptop, sitting at his kitchen table, pretending the house isn't too quiet, too empty..."

"[...] the young man in the perfect gray suit waiting under the streetlamp closest to her doorway, hat tipped over his eyes, hands in the pockets of his pants."

"Peter glances over to the couch from watching the baseball game and is entranced. Knees bent, sketchbook propped against them, Neal strokes a piece of charcoal over the paper."

"When he stops, he sways in place, bare feet sweating against the floor, and considers what he's painted: Peter Burke at his desk, case file open before him, head propped on one hand, wedding ring still gleaming on one finger."

"His arms twine around Peter's neck and his face angles up. Late day stubble rasps against Peter's as Neal touches his lips to the corner of Peter's mouth."

"It's a tease of a kiss, as chaste as a kiss between two men can be while their bodies clamor for more."

"[...] he rolls out of the bed in the next instant. He has his pants on and his shirt in his hands by the time Peter lowers his arm and looks. He left marks on Neal's back, red marks that will take at least a day to heal."

"They stand shoulder to shoulder, Peter looking at Neal's handsome profile, until Neal finally gives him a sidelong look, barely turning his head."

"They work their way through the rest of the bottle and Neal's weight against his shoulder grows heavier and heavier, until Peter looks to the side an realizes Neal has slipped into sleep."


Page 1 of Kate's letter:

"The first page is a stilted note, written in Kate's gorgeous cursive. Kate loved the classics: there's a clue in her words, something only Neal will recognize."

Wanted poster of Kate


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love_82 on September 19th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, these are lovely. I love all of them but my favorite is the one with Neal sleeping on Peter's shoulder, just awww.

Excellent work.
ヴェレーナ: WC in synch coffeeongiara on September 19th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I fell in love with that particular scene in the fanfic and just had to give it a go.