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:
"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
- Comic strip brushes by psologist
- Wanted poster base and music box concept sketch from @jeffeastin's twitter
- Blank letter sheet from here
- NYC skyline brush from free-brushes.com
- Shameless use of knowledge obtained from PS video tutorials of various kinds.