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17 July 2011 @ 11:11 pm
Newsflesh Trilogy Artwork  

First of all, if you are not familiar with the Newsflesh Trilogy, get familiar. As soon as possible, would be best. Seriously.

That said, for those who are familiar, I recently designed some banner/desktop art for the author, Mira Grant (seanan_mcguire ) as a gift. Mostly of Shaun Mason (using the actor Jason Dohring's image) but there are several of Georgia Mason as well (using the actress Allison Scagliotti's image). Besides the banners, I also created a custom OST for Shaun's character, focusing on the darker, angrier, grieving side of his personality. It was truly and honor to be able to make something for Mira (who's writing skill and characters completely blow me away) and super fun to "work" with the characters. They were an excellent medium to use. I've had a lot of client work lately, and it was great to just relax and create something so special.

Without further ado, the banners:

Georgia & Shaun

Georgia & Shaun (v. 2)

Shaun Mason

And the OST:
Download All Tracks HERE. Let me know if you have trouble with the link.
If you download these versions, they WILL all fit on a CD. And, if you enjoy the tracks, I encourage you of course to head on over to iTunes. ;)

Original Jason pic
Original Alison pic

If, for whatever reason, you can't see the pictures, find them here at my photobucket account. Password to view the album is: newsflesh

I'm not friend-locking this post because Mira mentioned that she might be linking to it. So please everyone, don't repost my work. I know I have everything set up in the rules, which I think everyone on my f-list has given their consent to obey. Save the artwork to your own hard drives if you like, of course, but if you'd like to share the work itself, please link directly back here. Thanks! 

And many thanks to Mira Grant, for introducing me (and everyone else I currently have hooked) to this gripping story and these fascinating characters!

(if you'd like non-watermarked versions of the images, please send me a message)


sopranozone: Clearly I have no lifesopranozone on July 18th, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
*does a dance* this is one of my favorite things you've gotten me hooked on. And that's quite the impressive list!
Nicole: josef fireshadow71689 on July 18th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
Mostly to do with Jason lol. Lately, anyhow.

QUICK! A war between Josef, Logan, and Shaun. Who wins?

Huh. Crap. Josef's vampire-ness sort of makes it moot. Whatever then. Never mind.
sopranozone: Firefly - Going Mad Feels Like Thissopranozone on July 18th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
O.O You kinda just blew my mind there... ITS LIKE SCHROEDINGER'S CAT!!! Such a paradox could not occur without shredding the fabric of the universe as we know it!
Nicole: oh so prettyshadow71689 on July 18th, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)
sopranozone: NutriGrain - BAYBEESsopranozone on July 18th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
Nicole: headphonez geekshadow71689 on July 18th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)

sopranozone: Little Mermaid - OMGZYAYFORK!!!1!sopranozone on July 18th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
Nicole: snarkshadow71689 on July 18th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
I think Josef would hold off on the vamping out and raining down of metaphorical fires of wrath, simply because he's a curious creature, by nature. Logan would wonder why the frak he's suddenly developed a pair of twins, and proceed to make friends with his flask while swinging a crowbar experimentally. Shaun, like Josef, has seen a lot of weird crap, and probably wouldn't be too fazed. But he'd finger the shotgun in its holster, to be on the safe side. After all, he's an Irwin and would be pretty fascinated by the situation. He'd shelve the shotty for a stick and start poking.

In the end, it'd all come down to a snark war. Who would win is anybody's guess.
sopranozone: Bones - MUAHAHAsopranozone on July 18th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
I think this is pretty much exactly how it'd go down. Either that, or Josef and Logan would sit back and drink, while watching Shaun go poke more things with sticks for entertainment.
Nicole: biting vampshadow71689 on July 18th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
*dies at the imagery*
sopranozone: Little Mermaid - Scuttle is Easily Amusesopranozone on July 18th, 2011 07:06 am (UTC)
"$1000 says it chases him up that tree."

"You're on."
silvertwi: kaylee jaynestownsilvertwi on July 30th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
icon love
Just wanted to say I love your icon. Where'd you get it?
sopranozone: Firefly - Jayne is thinkingsopranozone on July 30th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Re: icon love
Gosh I don't even know anymore...I just pick icons up over the years and a lot of times people don't use their username in the filename....If you'd like, I can send it to you though! Just PM me. :)

Jaynestown FTW.
Polter-Cow: Good for youspectralbovine on July 30th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Very nice job! I am pretty sure Jason Dohring has worn none of that ever, yet it is very convincing!
Nicoleshadow71689 on July 31st, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Here is the original that I used, if interested to see the work:
Polter-Cow: Interrobangspectralbovine on August 1st, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, holy crap, that was your starting point?? Well done.
Nicoleshadow71689 on August 1st, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Haha yeah. I mean - it was that picture, just a larger (HQ) version, obviously. Thanks! :D
The Sleeping Dragondormantdrake on July 30th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
I wanted to let you know the art looks really great, and I'll be downloading the soundtrack shortly for a listen (and hopefully I'll hear stuff I like and want to buy!).

Thank you for sharing! (Followed Seanan/Mira's link over to here.)
Nicoleshadow71689 on July 31st, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
Thank you, and you're most welcome! :D
And omg thank you for the reminder! I forgot to encourage in the post to buy the music if liked.
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Nicoleshadow71689 on July 31st, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D I was always sold on Jason, but I'm totally biased of course, haha. But I totally understand the sentiment, and of course I'm super glad to have "convinced" you lol. Thanks so much again for the love! :D

Here's the original Jason pic, if interested in seeing:

And Alison's:
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Nicoleshadow71689 on July 31st, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)

And I totally hear that. I'm watching way too many shows right now! It's becoming pretty impossible to keep up with all of them. :P
Rhi: all-in: save the world for Georgia Masonrhipowered on July 30th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
Lovely work, seriously. Bravo!
Nicoleshadow71689 on July 31st, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! :D
Will Fluff for beer...fluffworld on August 3rd, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Hey there, here via Seanan's link. Just wanted to say I am enjoying the hell out of the playlist (I love meeting new bands, always makes my day) and love love love that artwork. I've been having real difficulty putting a consistent face on George and that just works SO well.
paxpinnae.dreamwidth.orgpaxpinnae.dreamwidth.org on October 17th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
I found my way here through the Google, and am currently apoplectic with glee over how apropos a choice Jason Dohring is as a base for Shaun. WELL DONE, MA'AM.

I'm also snagging the OST for later.