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Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel: the Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Ink, digital
Artist on DW/LJ: [personal profile] jwaneeta
Artist Website/Gallery: [livejournal.com profile] jwaneeta
Why this piece is awesome: My love for these paintings cannot be textually rendered. There is (of course) an unpublished third piece, with Spike looking on while ballerina!Buffy and Angel dance the pas de deux from Swan Lake, but these two are my favourites anyway. The swanky clothes! The curl of steam! The hilariously placed transom! The dances represent chapters in Joss's narrative. The people in the background, with the notebooks and flashbulbs, are the members of the private discussion list, Tea at the Ford, doing what Buffy fans do best.
Link: Teadancing 1, Teadancing 2
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Fandom: Angel: the Series
Characters/Pairing: Angel/Lindsey
Content Notes/Warnings: swoony naked embrace; no dangly bits
Medium: Digital
Artist Website/Gallery: http://www.tenebris.org/x__art/
Why this piece is awesome: Oh, shit, Lindsey. There's no way I can read this but as his dream, way down in the mineshaft of his Id where I'm not supposed to see, where I'm not allowed, where maybe not even Lindsey himself can see. But that's what he wants out of Angel, right there in ruthless colour, and I do not mean the porn and the nakedness; those are practically irrelevant as far as I'm concerned. I mean the want. The expression on Angel's face. He wants to matter, he wants to be that important, and sometimes, painfully briefly, he even thinks he is, but he never will be. Joss fucking Whedon, man. It's all right there on the show, under their clothes. I don't even parse this as porny slash. It's pure character study. On a technical note, I love the way the lighting emphasizes Angel's paleness. That's clever.
Link: Whistling Past the Graveyard
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Fandom: Angel: the Series
Characters: Illyria
Content Notes/Warnings: N/A
Medium: Ink
Artist on DW/LJ: [personal profile] fallowdoe
Artist Website/Gallery: http://www.teaattheford.net
Why this piece is awesome: I love the combination, in this piece, of formal, disciplined layout and spookily alien, futuristic subject. I love the stark black and white paired with all those luxurious swirls. I love the lines curling and bending around Illyria's body, like eddies in the air, or in time itself; Illyria, if you remember, starts out fluid in time (and the FX used to show her manipulation of time look a bit like these). Then there's the delicious irony of the lettering, "Festina lente" draped in more, but cobwebbier, time-lines, because all Illyria's vast plans, her temple and her army, are crumbled to dust before she is able to return for them.
Link: Festina Lente

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