sinensis: Abed in his evil goatee, baring his teeth. (evil!abed)
[personal profile] sinensis
Fandom: Community
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Abed Nadir
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Acrylic and gouache on canvas paper
Artist on DW/LJ: Unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: on tumblr, on deviantART
Why this piece is awesome: The colors and the execution are beautiful. The symbolic touches--the galaxies and stars--that denote Inspector Spacetime (the fantasy show we don't really see) also resonate with the show we do see. At first glance, it seems to be about a bunch of misfits attending a community college, but it is so much bigger on the inside than it seems from the outside.


Link: on tumblr. Here's the high res clickthrough.
sinensis: Troy, Abed, Annie, Jeff in the blanket fort, from Community. (blanket fort)
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Fandom: Community
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ensemble
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Cross-stich patterns
Artist on DW/LJ: Unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: Nicci J
Why this piece is awesome: The subject and the medium are well-matched. I loved the 8-bit avatars of the characters that appeared in an episode, and this captures them well.


Link: on Tumblr--I'm reccing the second piece in the post, but the Abed and Hilda one is equally cute.
sinensis: Senor Chang, lurking on top of the bookcase. (chang)
[personal profile] sinensis
Fandom: Community
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ensemble, cosplay
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: Unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: on Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: It's the whole cast of Community, dressed up in cosplay to attend the Avengers premiere. (That's two great tastes that taste great together.) It's very funny; I won't spoil it, but I love the matchups between characters.

Link: Hi res on Tumblr, original post on Tumblr
sinensis: Troy, Abed, Annie, Jeff in the blanket fort, from Community. (blanket fort)
[personal profile] sinensis
Fandom: Community
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Annie and Jeff
Content Notes/Warnings: Some suggestions of violence
Medium: Digital art/Photoshop
Artist on DW/LJ: Unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: Tumblr archive
Why this piece is awesome: I love movie poster design, and this is a good one--it cleverly riffs on an existing genre of movie posters (action thrillers) and also, on a specific film (but curses, I can't quite remember which one! just that it's very familiar.) Because the show so often takes inspiration from other works and comments on them, movie posters are a resonant theme for Community art--the episode that this poster refers to uses a lot of movie references. The details of this are really nice, from the crumpled looking background, to the echoing of the color of Annie's sweater in the type.

Link: Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design
sinensis: Abed in his evil goatee, baring his teeth. (evil!abed)
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Fandom: Community
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Troy and Abed
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: [personal profile] nakedbee / [livejournal.com profile] nakedbee
Artist Website/Gallery: on Flickr
Why this piece is awesome: I like the clean lines and almost abstract style of this piece, which wonderfully refines the image of Troy and Abed as cardigan wearing, coffee drinking morning show hosts to its essential visual elements. It also adds another layer to the layers of meta jokes that are part of "Troy and Abed In The Morning", where it could easily be the (imaginary) show's logo, or a graphic in the (imaginary) opening credits.

Link: on Flickr, on Dreamwidth
sinensis: Troy, Abed, Annie, Jeff in the blanket fort, from Community. (blanket fort)
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Fandom: Community
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Dean Pelton
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital art/drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: Unknown/none
Artist Website/Gallery: on deviantART, on Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: I love the Dean, and this piece nicely illustrates part of the reason why--he is flagrantly, obviously, unapologetically queer. And he likes to dress up in costumes. The light-hearted comic tone of the piece is perfect for him. The decorative background composed of the school's flag and motto (and yes, that is the actual flag and motto) and the file folders and pencils is a nice touch, because the other aspect of the Dean that is lovable, and important in the show's context, is that he tries very hard to do his job well, and he cares very deeply about his school and its students.

Link: on deviantART and on Tumblr.
sinensis: Dark reality Jeff and his missing arm. (evil!jeff)
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Fandom: Community
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Jeff and Shirley
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Traditional art/drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: [livejournal.com profile] pooglicorn
Artist Website/Gallery: on deviantART
Why this piece is awesome: This piece is done in a bold comic style, with heavy black outlines and large flat areas of color, but conveys nicely nuanced feeling and some great character work in Jeff's and Shirley's expressions. I love the inclusion of the medallion with young!Jeff and young!Shirley in the background, with its paler colors and mirrored pose. The piece explicitly refers to one of my favorite episodes in the series, but even without that background, I think the story elements of it are very strong. I interpret this as a portrayal of their friendship, rather than romance, but I think it can be read either way.

Link: full circle (Click through for a larger resolution.)
sinensis: Troy dressed in so many clothes he looks like the Michelin boy--Abed aiding him in his efforts. (troy and abed are love)
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Greetings! I'm starting my month of Community fanart recs with a beautiful piece about my favorite 'ship.

Subject: Troy x Abed Kiss
Fandom: Community
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Troy Barnes/Abed Nadir (SFW)
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital art: painting and airbrushing
Artist on DW/LJ: [livejournal.com profile] inksnax
Artist Website/Gallery: inksnax on deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: Troy and Abed's relationship is very central to the show, and the way they relate to one another often involves fantasy, storytelling, and play. One of the (many) things the show does well is suggest a rich and complex life for the two of them that extends beyond what we see in the episodes. This piece expresses those things beautifully, both in the way they are dressed in superhero costumes and in the visual design. The framing of the painting with the makeshift curtains of their bunk-bed alcove invites us to peek into the secret world of Troy and Abed. I love the way the strong light behind them casts them in shadow, and that we see them just before the moment that they kiss. The colors, with the predominant blues and violets, are dream-like and lovely.

The piece also parallels the show's frequent use of metacommentary--while Abed has actually dressed up as Batman in an episode, Troy-as-Spiderman suggests the Twitter campaign to have Donald Glover audition for the role as Peter Parker.

Link: On LJ, and on deviantART.

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