ratcreature: RatCreature begs: Please? (please?)
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Sign-Up Post for Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for fanart reccing (please do!), just comment here with the name of the fandom you want to rec as well the month if you can't just take the next free slot. If you volunteer to rec fanart for a fandom, you agree to post at least four fanart recs during your month.

Once you commented to volunteer, a moderator will reply to confirm, and add you to the list of fandoms and volunteers that is also kept here to keep track, so everyone can see which fandoms have volunteers, and which don't.

You also have to join the community so that you can get posting access during your month. For information on how to format your recs, please take a look at the Intro Post, which has a convenient template.

ETA (Jul. 2017): I've cleaned up the list and removed the pre-2017 entries for more clarity, but left the fandoms that previously had reccers as subsection titles. Of course all fandoms are options for rec sets, not just those already listed.

Volunteer List )
felis: (PoI)
[personal profile] felis2017-10-21 10:58 am

Untitled Reese/Finch by Kimilog (SFW)

Fandom: Person of Interest
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Reese/Finch
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: b/w digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] kimilog's art tag
Why this piece is awesome: Kimilog often throws us right into the middle of a scene with her Reese/Finch pieces, an unfinished moment, captured while the events are unfolding. In this case, it's a Reese/Finch kiss on a couch (in the library? at a safe house?), the papers Harold was working on still in the process of tumbling to the floor.
Link: Reese/Finch

Opal by Tuyoki (SFW)

Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Opal
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Tuyoki on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: I love the use of light and shadow in this, as well as Opal's expression of fierce concentration.

Link: Opal
mific: (Aquaman)
[personal profile] mific2017-10-19 06:06 am

Aquaman by Razzah (almost SFW)

Fandom: Aquaman/DCU
Characters: Aquaman
Content Notes/Warnings: bare pecs and a delicious happy trail, so use your judgement about where to open it!
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Razzah on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Almost all the Aquaman art I'll be reccing is from after the current Momoa incarnation came out, but some, like this, date from the casting announcement before we got to see what costume DC were planning. I like the various fusions of old Aquaman details with the artists' imaginations that result, and this is a good example. It's also as hot as hell - wait for the pic to load then click through for the close up - it's worth it! (Those eyes, the pecs, the hairy belly, ulp). 
Link: Aquaman
lucifuge5: (Mikeyway :))
[personal profile] lucifuge52017-10-18 12:46 pm
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Bandom: Deer Eyes by Tcustodisart (SFW)

Fandom: Bandom (My Chemical Romance and Electric Century)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mikey Way

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Digital art

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] tcustodisart

Why this piece is awesome: Because [tumblr.com profile] tcustodisart is THE artist to check out if you're a fan of Mikeyway. Their site is filled to the brims with Mikeyway throughout the MCR eras and beyond.

Deer Eyes is a good example of how well this artist can depict Mikeyway's occasionally haunting yet always sharp gaze. Surrounded by darker hues, your eyes can't help but focus on this Mikeyway: a little awkward and a little friendly. If anything, the doodle style enhances the overall vibe.

Link: Deer Eyes
lucifuge5: (A-hole!Frank)
[personal profile] lucifuge52017-10-16 06:35 pm
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Bandom: Untitled Frank Iero by Alexzajfert (SFW)

Fandom: Bandom (My Chemical Romance, LeATHERMOUTH, Death Spells, FIATC, FIATP)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Black and red ink

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] alexzajfert

Why this piece is awesome: for one thing, it follows the red and black aesthetic of the art I recced previously. What really caught my eye about it, though, was that, for a simple portrait of a relaxed-looking Frank, there are certain touchtones. Among those, his penchant for wearing hats and 8948416854 layers of clothing. I also dig the geometric touches that enhance, rather than distract, from the overall piece.

Link: Untitled Frank Iero
felis: (PoI)
[personal profile] felis2017-10-15 10:29 am

Untitled Team Machine by Touchedbymisha/Worrynet (SFW)

Fandom: Person of Interest
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Reese, Finch, Carter, Root, Shaw, Fusco, Bear, The Machine
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional pen sketch
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] worrynet / [tumblr.com profile] touchedbymisha
Why this piece is awesome: The artist did review/reaction sketches for many episodes of the show (to find at their Deviantart POI gallery), which were always lots of fun and distinctive in style. I'm linking to this Team Machine picture - done in reaction to the show's PCA win - because it has all of the characters of Team Machine at once, which is pretty rare, and it shows well what's so fun about these little sketches.
Link: Team Machine
lucifuge5: (Frank and Gee enjoy live music)
[personal profile] lucifuge52017-10-13 01:50 pm
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Bandom: Untitled Frank/Gerard by Lissdeer (SFW)

Fandom: Bandom (My Chemical Romance)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero/Gerard Way

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Color pens/markers

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] lissdeer

Why this piece is awesome: Because it's a sweet/tender moment of kissage between Frank and Gerard that could be set in any AU. I love the nod to Gerard's often quirky shirts as well as Frank's tendency for wearing pants that have ripped knees. #LOL

Also, the palette (lots of reds, black, and greys) falls within the Revenge era aesthetic. And yet, between the gentle lines and the adorability factor of the kiss, what's creepy ends up being quite charming.

Link: Untitled Frank/Gerard kiss

Ruby & Sapphire animation by Jordan Battle (SFW)

Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ruby and Sapphire
Content Notes/Warnings: fast-moving animation
Medium: animation
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] jobi-wan-kenobi

Why this piece is awesome: By our powers combined! This is a delightful animation of the inner workings of Garnet. They are both adorable and powerful. ♥

Link: Ruby and Sapphire animation
lucifuge5: (Ray is Badass Hotness)
[personal profile] lucifuge52017-10-10 01:55 pm
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Bandom: Untitled Ray Toro by Blackiewart (SFW)

Fandom: Bandom (My Chemical Romance)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ray Toro

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Watercolor

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] blackiewart

Why this piece is awesome: Because, like the artist said, Ray Toro deffo deserves more fanart, LOL!

One of the things I like about this piece is how kinetic it feels. This is Ray at his happiest: mid-playing his guitar onstage. Another thing I think is cool is how the artist depicted a stage light right behind Ray. Perhaps the artist wanted us to enjoy Ray's curls. Finally, although the majority of the palette come from a darker hue, there is a palpable vibrancy to both the subject (Ray) and the overall mood.

Link: Untitled Ray Toro watercolor
felis: (Finch)
[personal profile] felis2017-10-09 06:16 pm

Thank you, Miss Shaw by Pencornielius (SFW)

Fandom: Person of Interest
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Finch, Shaw, Bear
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing/comic
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] pencornielius (no art tag unfortunately)
Why this piece is awesome: A small hurt/comfort scene between Finch and Shaw (and Bear) that looks a little bit like it's from an old b/w silent film.
Link: Thank you, Miss Shaw

Waiting by Milsae (SFW)

Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Onion
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] milsae's art tag

Why this piece is awesome: A very tiny Onion looks out over a vast seascape as he waits on the pier for his dad. I love the coloring and linework in this. It feels like a children's storybook illustration with a touch of Hokusai.

Link: Waiting
mific: (Aquaman)
[personal profile] mific2017-10-06 03:26 pm

Untitled (Aquaman) by NLMDA (fairly SFW - going to be pecs galore this month)

Fandom: Aquaman
Characters: Aquaman
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: NLMDA (ladynlmda) on DA  NLMDA on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Very exciting! Aquaman art this month, so it's all Jason Momoa all the time, yay! He's awesome enough, but this is also a great artwork, with the swirling colour, shapes and special brushes used being perfect to show Aquaman in his element. A gorgeous way to start the  month.
Link: Untitled (Aquaman)

(need an aquaman fandom tag, thanks)

felis: (Finch)
[personal profile] felis2017-10-05 05:05 pm

Just a Stroll by Viny-Kun (SFW)

Fandom: Person of Interest
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Reese, Finch, Bear
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] viny-kun / [tumblr.com profile] viny-kun (beware autoplay)
Why this piece is awesome: Perfect little sketch of Reese, Finch, and Bear taking a walk in the rain. The spotlight is entirely on them, giving it a strangely cozy look. Love the colouring.
Link: Just a Stroll
lucifuge5: (Frank and his loopy!stache)
[personal profile] lucifuge52017-10-01 05:31 pm
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Untitled Death Spells art by Samanthaangel (SFW)

Hi, y'all! I'll reccing Bandom fanart this month! Before I begin, a quick head's up that my recs will have a strong focus on Frank Iero. Not only is this his birthday month, but also there are a lot of really good stuff out there centered around him.

Fandom: Bandom

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero and James Dewees (DEATH SPELLS)

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Digital art

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] samanthaangel

Why this piece is awesome: NGL, I had a difficult time when I had to choose one piece from this artist's gallery. The art is eye-popping on its own. In addition, if you're a fan of Frank's music, there's always some kind of Easter egg that adds a clever twist to already great fanart.

What made up my mind about reccing this specific piece was a combination of things: how it alludes to Frank and his 200000 bands; the starkness that reflects the kind of music DS puts out in the world; the small tech-y details (laptops, keyboards, the pixelation in the background) and kinda cold symmetry also completes the DS look.

It might be a black and white piece filled with lots of sharp lines with additional touches of otherworldliness and (for those who don't know/aren't into DS) a bit of confusion. And yet, for all its SRS BIZNESS, there is an ongoing connection between Frank and James (via the cable) that keeps them tethered to each other even as they float in space.

Link: Untitled Death Spells art (Tumblr link)
felis: (PoI)
[personal profile] felis2017-10-01 11:10 am

You/We Are Being Watched (Poster) by Beruna Girl (SFW)

Fandom: Person of Interest
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harold Finch, John Reese, The Machine, Samaritan
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing/graphic design
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] berunagirl's index page
Why this piece is awesome: A promo poster inspired by Hitchcock movie posters, which is fitting for the show. It was originally done at the end of season two and when Samaritan hijacked the show's opening credits in season four, Beruna Girl did a complementary version of the original. I love the whole design - the colours, the city silhouette, the abstraction, and especially the way Reese and Finch are drawn.
Link: You Are Being Watched / We Are Being Watched (a.k.a. Hijacked by Samaritan)
felis: (upside down)
[personal profile] felis2017-09-29 10:27 pm
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Days, Months, Centuries by Mogamoka (SFW)

Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Twelve and Missy (or the Doctor and the Master/Missy really, since there are some glimpses of other regenerations as well)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing/comic
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] mogamoka's art tag
Why this piece is awesome: Another one by Mo to conclude this month, because I just had to rec this wonderful comic about the Doctor and Missy and their time in the vault. Full of melancholy, with fragile hope, and a fascinating take on the passage of time and the role of memories. Love the simple black and white style, the mix of close-ups and long shots, and the dynamic cut of the panels.
Link: Days, Months, Centuries

Steven and Connie by Jiuzhua-Rio (SFW)

Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steven and Connie
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] jiuzhuario's art tag

Why this piece is awesome: The black-and-white color scheme and stylized armor make these portraits really dramatic. I love how confident and powerful they look.

Link: Steven and Connie
felis: (upside down)
[personal profile] felis2017-09-27 06:44 pm
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Bird by Mogamoka (SFW)

Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Twelve
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] mogamoka's art tag
Why this piece is awesome: This is based on "Heaven Sent" and it's fascinating how it packs the whole episode into this one picture full of details and metaphors.
Link: Bird
mific: (Defenders)
[personal profile] mific2017-09-26 02:43 am

Daredevil by ladynlmda (NLMDA) (SFW)

Fandom: the Defenders
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Matt Murdock (Daredevil)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: NLMDA on tumblr or on Deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: Excellent expressive brushwork, and Matt looking typically whumped (seriously, he's about the most whumped character in all of television, surely!). I love the darkness and barely suggested city, and that Matt's likeness is perfect even though all we can see is his lower face. Very atmospheric! 
Link: on tumblr  or on DA 
ratcreature: RatCreature begs: Please? (please?)

looking for reccers for upcoming months & open reccing

It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have FOUR volunteer reccers who signed up for October with these fandoms:

* Aquaman ([personal profile] mific)
* Bandom ([personal profile] lucifuge5)
* Person of Interest ([personal profile] felis)
* Steven Universe ([personal profile] juniperphoenix)

So while we already have a few recs to look forward to in October, it would of course be awesome if we had some more recs. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far only ONE reccer has volunteered for November, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for October, November or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

Open Rec Posting

The monthly open reccing period for all members starts now and lasts until the end of September. Since the general prompts don't seem to work as inspiration, I've decided to stop adding them, but to keep the open reccing period in case anyone wants to slip a rec in, without having to come up with three others for a fandom. However the recs do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)