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Time Falls Between Us by Aileas-Steelglove Time Falls Between Us by Aileas-Steelglove
"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."

Chapter 3
"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
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MariaSusanWhite Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I am so glad to see a illustration of that lovely story!!! This is absolutely amazing!!!
Grrrenadine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the desaturated colors you chose for this. Also, the consistency of style throughout your gallery =)
Aileas-Steelglove Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Wow, thank you! I've been feeling a bit ashamed of my art lately, I'm so glad you like my style. Working with limited color palettes is always a challenge for me. I want to use all the colors.
AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student General Artist
8D Seriously, gotta love this series, right?

And beautiful. Old-fashioned and beautiful.
Aileas-Steelglove Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Oh yes, the story is so lovely. Are you supposed to fangirl a fanfic?
AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I think that's what fanfics are there for :)
SeablueEyes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Heeey! I finally remembered my DeviantArt password :D Which means I can fave all your artwork at last!!
Sister-to-the-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yay fanart for that awesome story! *happy*

I like the, ahem, 'adjustments' on the woodcuts: that sword, apple, and harp were absolutely indispensable. Hey, as you say, Crowley. (And I also find it amusing that the 'angels' no longer look very female. Heh heh.)

I also like the colour scheme, with all those different shades of brown. Gives a dated feel, which is good for a story set in 1912.

Keep it up, yeah?
Aileas-Steelglove Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Thank you! I was tempted to leave the "Aziraphale" angel a girl, but decided that Crowley probably didn't want to be on the receiving end of a smiting this century. ;)

I really like the effect that I got with those browns, but the next one is definitely gonna be in technicolor. I need just a bit of a break from all that sepia...

Don't worry, we have not intention of stopping anytime soon! We get so excited to know people are enjoying it! Thank you for the feedback!
Sister-to-the-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Looking forward to it!
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