Race to the Edge 30 Day Challenge Day 30: Screencap Redraw
i’m sad now because this is the last one!! T.T these last 30 days have been an amazing challenge for me to do. my time management as well as the endurance of my aching hand was truly tested, as well as my imagination. i can’t wait to do another 30 day drawing challenge!
anyways, it took a really long time to choose the right screencap to redraw. i wanted to choose one that not only had great composition and color, but was also from an episode that has great significance to me. so i chose a cap from the Zippleback Experience, which is definitely one of my favorite episodes in the whole show. it was fun to find out how different my drawing style is compared to the CGI models of the show. also, i end up drawing dark shadows no matter how hard i try. gotta work on that.
thank you all for following the RTTE challenge and a special thanks to those who also participated!
Steve was by no means perfect; sure, he carried that
wholesome and honest persona, and physically he was the picture of goals, but
despite the outward perception, he was just as flawed as anyone else. On the battlefield he was assured and
confident, beyond capable and unbelievably strong, but at home in his personal
life, he had insecurities and doubts that made being in a relationship with him
very difficult. He had fears about putting
you in danger that left him unwilling to bend, and they all but crippled him in
committing himself to anything that could last with you. He always carried the fear that either you
would be hurt someday, or that he would be lost and cause you pain after he was
gone. Most of his fears felt irrational
to you, but to Steve, they were as real as the feelings for you that he couldn’t
deny. You knew that if Steve loved you,
it would be with everything that he had, and he would value you above anything
else. Steve was the choice to make for a
life of safety, but it would also be a guarded one that he could one day run
from under the excuse of keeping you out of harm’s way.
Oh man. I wish so hard that I had a full library of Phrack kisses to choose from right now. Like, a teetering stack of possible kissing scenes to the point where I’m wringing my hands trying to choose between them.
Alas. We just have this one. But slap me twice and call me Sally, what a kiss it is. And I know we’ve been over and over this as a fandom (and this scene has been capped an infinite number of times) and I have zero original things to say but. Like, okay. He’s “protecting her.” A chaste peck on the lips would have protected her. Just pulling her face towards him would have done the trick, no lip even contact needed.
But Jack Robinson was not going to half-ass this. I can just hear him thinking, this might be it. This might be my one chance to kiss this incredible, infuriating, insanely gorgeous woman and I’m going to go for it. And boy, does he.
Like, open-mouthed, definitely tongue, the full nine-yards goes for it. And look! Look! If it was just trying to protect her why does he need to have his hands all over her like this?!
C’mon, Jack Robinson. If it was all professional you could have kept that other (beautiful, amazing, super sexual) hand to yourself. But we all know better and so does Phryne.
He did it because he wanted to do it. Because he’d thought about it before. Because he needed to get her attention and the first idea that pops into his head is well I could kiss her.
And then don’t even get me started on that solid 3 seconds of recovery they have afterwards, noses touching, breath mingling. It’s almost as sexy as the kiss itself. Both of them are a little blindsided by the intensity of it and have to take a moment to stare at each other in disbelief. Like what the actual fuck just happened here.
Of course they are in the middle of a life-threatening situation and sort of brush the whole thing under the rug afterwards. But I’m pretty sure both of them relive this moment from time to time, and are more than eager to repeat it when the time is right.
Sigh sigh sigh. Here’s to many, many more kisses in Season 3. And 4. And 5. And 6. And 10.