Fic by lysanatt Angel at the End of Time An amazing story of war and love.
Original prompt: Gabriel guarding Ygdrassil with Hugin and Munin in the branches. I wasn't sure what kind of story I wanted, but I was thinking about something to do with Loki and the other family that Gabriel had when he was the Trickster. Supernatural continues to disappoint me with its treatment of the various pagan pantheons. lysanatt took my original idea and ran with it!
Title art with Gabriel's sword - after watching the behind the scenes stuff from Richard Taylor on LOTR numerous times, I knew that I wanted to give Gabriel a two-handed broad sword, similar in size and heft to Aragorn's original blade. Gabriel's feast day was once March 24, just at the start of spring, so he has a flower motif on his sword. I did the line art in Illustrator to get everything straight and even, and then colored it in Photoshop.
Gabriel's resurrection - this scene gave me chills (click for full size)
Dean and Castiel fuck the world back into balance with volcanoes (I'm not totally satisfied with their faces, but men=rocks).
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I meant to do a bunch of other stuff with this and even had started Fenris, but time got away from me.
Tools: Illustrator, Photoshop, Bamboo tablet, Corel Painter
Fonts: Gartentika, Made with B, The Quickest Shift
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