I can’t believe I finished it! This one’s been sitting in the backburner for months; then I picked it up the other night, and now, just a couple of days later… it’s done!! =D I won’t lie: I played around with the palette and the water effects (reflection or no reflection, light on the surface or no light on the surface, swirls and bubbles and spray and foam) so much, I probably created four or five different version. But this one won out, because the palette is still somewhat warm, despite them being underwater. I might do a little step-by-step video, if anyone’s interested?
and of course, we cannot release this baby into the intarwebz without the usual bunch of lyrics.
Looking up from underneath Fractured moonlight on the sea Reflections still look the same to me As before I went under
And it’s peaceful in the deep Cathedral where you cannot breathe No need to pray, no need to speak
I found this ‘starbucks’ post somewhere on tumblr.. forgot where and when and suddenly accidentally decided to make Sterek version! So here goes my Sterek artwork/comic aka PART 1 for Sterek AU: How To Make The First Move by Derek Hale :D
It’s done! I quickly touched up the colouring so Stiles’s outfit resembles the one he has in the 3x19 episode. So you also get a close-up with the original red plaid shirt. (=^･ω･^)y＝ You can consider this as a sequel/being in the same universe as this.
Sterek Underworld - The Rise of the Lycans AU: Over 1,000 years ago, Derek was born, the first Lycan able to retain a human form. Enslaved by Gerard, the ruthless Elder of the Vampire Clan, collared, beaten and belittled, Derek grows up with only one light in his life: Prince Stiles, Gerard’s ward. The two grow up together - fierce children, lonely children - who find companionship and ultimately love into one another. Their romance is forbidden, not only by their status as member of the noble vampire council and low slave and blacksmith. But also because the races are forbidden to mingle. In Gerard’s eyes, Vampires are perfection, and werewolves are no better than beasts. But Derek is done being treated like an animal, used and abused constantly. He manages to escape, freeing a multitude of fellow Lycans, but unable to take Stiles with him. The lovers make a promise to meet again, but fate is against them. Gerard finds out about their forbidden affair. Enraged, disgusted, he doesn’t hesitate to have his own ward locked into prison, or to use him as the bait to recapture Derek. Torturing Stiles in front of Derek’s own eyes is sweet revenge for Gerard. Who is so driven by his insane need to keep the two races apart, that he doesn’t hesitate to chain Stiles, and to let the dawn light cascade on him and burn him alive in front of his beloved, chained and helpless and screaming his throat raw, only a few steps away from Stiles. Driven crazy by grief, Derek manages to wrench free from his bindings, steal the necklace that his prince always wore around in neck and starting what will be known as The Great War between Vampires and Lycans.
of course, by year 2011, Stiles in reborn in the town of Beacon Hills and reunited with his love, who’s been waiting for him, embittered and lonely, for all these centuries. That’s because I’m a sucker for angst with an happy ending.