juniperphoenix: Lapis Lazuli (SU: Lapis)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steven, Connie, and Stevonnie
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: animation
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] misspeya

Why this piece is awesome: This is an animation of Steven and Connie fusing into Stevonnie. It's sweet and joyful. I like the bounciness of their hair and the little detail of Steven's shoes getting left behind.

Link: Stevonnie animation
juniperphoenix: Lapis Lazuli (SU: Lapis)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Pearl
Content Notes/Warnings: None for this piece; however, be aware that NSFW art may appear elsewhere on the page due to Tumblr's "More you might like" feature.
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] cubedcoconut

Why this piece is awesome: This picture does such a great job of capturing Pearl's determination through her face and posture as she squares off against an unseen opponent. The background landscape of smoke and debris and the diagonal streaks in the sky amp up the dramatic impact.

Link: Warrior gem
juniperphoenix: Lapis Lazuli (SU: Lapis)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Peridot and Connie
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] tashiecake's art tag

Why this piece is awesome: This is a colorful depiction of Peridot as Connie's math tutor. I love the characterization in this piece — it makes perfect sense that Connie would be eager to absorb alien knowledge (or eighth-grade math, as the case may be), and Peridot is in her element when she gets to be the technical expert.

Link: Untitled (Peridot teaching Connie)
juniperphoenix: Lapis Lazuli (SU: Lapis)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ruby and Sapphire
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: papercraft
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] curlicuecal's papercraft tag

Why this piece is awesome: This is a paper collage of the forest scene from "The Answer." The layering of different kinds of paper gives a wonderful sense of depth to the scene.

Link: "You already are the answer."
juniperphoenix: Lapis Lazuli (SU: Lapis)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Lapis Lazuli
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] marichka

Why this piece is awesome: I love the atmosphere of this beachside scene. The blurry-edged clouds and the dazzle on the water, along with Lapis's pose, convey a quiet, pensive mood.

Link: Coast
juniperphoenix: Lapis Lazuli (SU: Lapis)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: White, Yellow, Blue, and Pink Diamonds
Content Notes/Warnings: seizure warning for flickering images
Medium: animation
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] mrdraklin's animation tag

Why this piece is awesome: [tumblr.com profile] mrdraklin starts with the familiar Art Deco representations of the Diamonds and brings them to life through animation. Each portrait blossoms out of nothingness and returns to nothingness again. I especially love the use of planetary orbits. Aside from the beauty of the unfolding geometry, there are wonderful little details that add characterization, like Pink's hand slipping away from the Earth and Yellow's ominous turn toward the viewer.

Link: The four Diamonds of Steven Universe
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steven Universe
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] dashawnmahone's art tag

Why this piece is awesome: Here's a portrait of Our Hero to finish off the month. This piece was posted during Season 1, when Steven's life was a good deal simpler than it's since become. There's a hint of idyllic childhood in the quiet seaside setting, the cheeseburger backpack, and how small Steven looks next to his ukulele — but at the same time, his pose and the windblown landscape create a sense of standing guard and gazing out toward the future.

Link: I believe in Steven
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Amethyst
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: sakimichan on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: This is a terrific portrait of Amethyst. It feels very lifelike thanks to the shading, which lends a three-dimensional effect, and the warm, direct facial expression.

Link: steven universe amethyst
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Lapis Lazuli
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] thealeksdemon-art

Why this piece is awesome: This dark, moody portrait makes great use of a limited palette of blues and greens. Lapis's face and posture are very expressive. This character is dangerous when hurt, and you can really see that in her eyes. I love the nearly-symmetrical composition and the framing effect of the wings.

Link: Lapis
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ruby and Sapphire
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] da-py's art tag

Why this piece is awesome: Here's an adorable Ruby and Sapphire image for Valentine's Day. I love this style with the eyelashes and rosy cheeks and flowers — it reminds me of storybook illustrations from my childhood.

Link: LOVE
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Peridot and the corrupted Gem from "Kindergarten Kid"
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: dark-tarou on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: Don't mess with Sheriff Peridot! She and her nemesis are both looking super fierce in this Old West-themed picture — though at the same time, I can't stop cooing over her adorably tiny cowboy boots. :) The muted color scheme adds to the Old West feel, and I love the use of light and shade.

Link: Kindergarten Kid
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steven and Pearl
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] taikova

Why this piece is awesome: Here we have Steven and Pearl in the climactic scene of "Space Race." Their poses and facial expressions perfectly capture the urgency and desperation of the moment. I love that the sky takes up the entire top half of the image — it's big enough to absorb Pearl's longing gaze, but not so big that it takes too much attention away from the characters. The star lines create a great sense of agitated motion.

Link: that one time when things got pretty intense
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Lapis, Peridot, and the pumpkin dog
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] anushbanush

Why this piece is awesome: This is an adorable winter scene of Lapis and Peridot out sledding with the pumpkin dog. I love to see these two having fun, and I can totally imagine this happening on the show.

Link: pumpkin dog + sled
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Individual silhouettes of Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, Steven, Peridot, Lapis, Ruby, Sapphire, Bismuth, and Rose Quartz
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: watercolor
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: MonotoneInkwell on DeviantArt; also on Tumblr ([tumblr.com profile] monotone-inkwell)

Why this piece is awesome: I love the subtle gradations of color and the star-like white speckles within these clearly defined silhouettes. It's as though each of the characters has a nebula inside.

Link: Crystal Gems Silhouettes
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Garnet, Ruby, and Sapphire
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: stained glass
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Leo de Wijs (designer); Stained Glass Geek (window maker)

Why this piece is awesome: It's a stained-glass window of Garnet, Ruby, and Sapphire. How could it NOT be awesome?!

Seriously, though, this is a gorgeous piece. Brilliant colors, great use of symmetry, some textural variety in the types of glass used. I love the tiny white diamond shapes scattered throughout the design like sparkles. There are also some process pictures showing how the window was made, from the original design sketch to the cutting of the glass to the finished product.

Link: Garnet stained glass window. There's also a video clip to show how the light plays on it.
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Alexandrite
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: searoth on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: One of the commenters on DeviantArt said "this image is fearfully and wonderfully wrought," and that about sums it up. The perspective — looking straight into Alexandrite's fanged mouth, framed by her many hands — emphasizes the monstrous, unsettling qualities of this character. I also love the coloring, which is interestingly textured.

Link: Alexandrite
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Garnet, Pearl, Amethyst, and Lapis
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DreamerWhit on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: If you enjoy the style of Alphonse Mucha, don't miss this beautiful set of portraits. I love the rich colors and all the carefully thought-out details, like the old-fashioned reimagining of Pearl's outfit, the fountain behind her, and the callback to "Mirror Gem" in Lapis's surf-washed halo.

Link: Steven Universe Art Nouveau
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Garnet vs. Jasper
Content Notes/Warnings: canon-typical violence
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: ayhotte on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: Garnet looks so three-dimensional I could almost reach out and touch her, while Jasper's reflected image remains cartoonish and flat — a contrast I love, considering this is set during the song "Stronger Than You."

Link: Made of Love
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Blue Diamond
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Kholouz on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: Check out the sumptuous details on those robes! I love the draped fabrics and the way some parts of the image seem to sparkle while others are lost in shadow.


Link: Blue Diamond
juniperphoenix: Closeup of Connie's face while dancing (SU: Connie dancing)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steven, Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst, Peridot
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] eicinic

Why this piece is awesome: This is a series of portraits of young Steven with the individual Gems (plus Peridot). Everyone is portrayed with human-like features that are very emotionally expressive. There's great warmth and tenderness in these pictures.

Link: The Crystal Gems and their Steven

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