"On the night of April 13th 1912, however, Crowley was late for his da—rendezvous, rendezvous – with Aziraphale simply out of habit. He had wanted to be on time, he realised, as he rushed, flustered, over to the Grand Staircase above the Dining Hall where his angel was waiting."
"A Diamond Sky Above Titanic" by Seablue_Eyes ([link]
Another illustration for the wonderful (go read it!) Titanic fiction by Seablue_eyes. Crowley is running just a bit behind schedule... but he looks ravishing in turn of the century togs so we'll forgive him (as will Aziraphale no doubt).
The story behind the woodcuts is this... when we started working on this collab last week, Seablue and I wanted to have an illustration of the staircase scene, so I immediately went a-Googling for images... Only to discover that the woodcuts surrounding the clock that Aziraphale is so patiently examining there had, in fact, been of two angels ([link]
). Alas, I couldn't resist the urge to alter them just a little.
Me thinks that Crowley, as per claiming the Titanic as one of his accomplishments in the fic, would have made similar adjustments himself... if only to confuse poor Thomas Andrews, who would undoubtedly be scribbling furiously in his notebook and wondering how the woodcuts changed *after they left port*...
Pen, paper (that I will never be using again because it scanned terribly), colored and edited in GIMP. I hope everyone adjusted their cruising speed just now as we passed out of my comfort zone. Yaaay for abstract composition! And LOOK! A background! How exciting! :-D
This was a big experiment for me, so please let me know if it works, if it doesn't... I'm dying to know!
Crowley and Aziraphale belong to the Ineffable.
"A Diamond Sky Above Titanic" belongs to Seablue_Eyes