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Title: Brass Monkeys
Characters/Pairings: Roy/Ed
Rating: PG for sappy snogging
Notes: drawn with Photoshop and tablet for [ profile] sky_dark's birthday. I got a bit enthused with the snow brushes, those things are fun! Happy Birthday Sky! ♥


Artist's note: yes, the wedding ring is supposed to imply Roy and Ed are married to each other. ♥

Date: 2012-12-12 08:28 pm (UTC)
ext_276146: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Very lovely art, although the title makes me think of the Beastie Boys song Brass Monkey. XD

Date: 2012-12-12 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! Title actually from this expression ( which may or may not be a Britishism, I'm not sure. :D

Date: 2012-12-12 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Beautiful as always! The subtle touches of pink in their skin...! Love it! I have a weakness for gradients, I have to say I really love the background too. ^^;

Date: 2012-12-12 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I like to put a bit of blush in. Sometimes I overdo it, I think, but this is a cold night out so they'd be a little pink in the extremities, I thought I could indulge a bit!

The background is actually a total fudge – I was really short on time so I grabbed a couple of different grungy backgrounds off the interwebs, blended them and played with the shading and lighting. Then added snow. XD

Date: 2012-12-12 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've noticed it in some of your art before. I like it. And I was just out in the cold-for-a-Southern-California-afternoon sort of cold, so that kind of effect of the weather seems right to me.

Ha ha, well, it did its job! I think all those things came together nicely.
Edited Date: 2012-12-12 09:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-12 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's been -2° celsius (below freezing!) here in London today, hence the inspiration!

Date: 2012-12-13 11:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's about the same here in Minnesota-- which means it's kind of nice weather for us! and we have about four inches on the ground-- so yes, I agree that the pic matches the season nicely. :D

I really like the clean lines and coloring.

Date: 2012-12-13 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you!

Date: 2012-12-15 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh, that'll do it! (too cold for me!)

Date: 2012-12-12 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you have no idea how much I love you right now

Date: 2012-12-12 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's your birthday, you get OTP sap! ♥

Date: 2012-12-12 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gorgeous! As always. I love the snow!! I wish it would snow here! XD

Date: 2012-12-13 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! It was -2° celsius in London yesterday – there was even apparently a little snow but not anywhere I was. So the cold weather sort of inspired me.

And that's the perfect icon for the picture!

Date: 2012-12-13 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It hasn't been especially cold here yet, I'm quite disappointed! I'm all ready for bundling up and snow and things, and earlier this week it was balmy enough to go get my lunch across the street without a coat on. :(

Date: 2012-12-13 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's very balmy! I wouldn't have expected Philly to be so warm in December.

Date: 2012-12-13 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The snow doesn't usually REALLY start until January, but still, I feel it should be colder now! Global warming, I suppose?

Date: 2012-12-12 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's completely gorgeous.

Date: 2012-12-13 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's lovely. I especially like their expressions

Date: 2012-12-13 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you!

Date: 2012-12-13 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And thus the celebration benefits us all!

Hooray!!!! :D

Date: 2012-12-13 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
\o/ Thank you!

Date: 2012-12-13 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, this is really cute. Although, boys, why are you frowning while kissing!?

Date: 2012-12-13 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! Kissing is serious business, they're concentrating. XD

Date: 2012-12-13 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
>_> So is he married to Winry and she's watching this? *is shot*

Date: 2012-12-13 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, I can actually imagine Winry being pretty into that. But no! The intent was that Roy and Ed were married to each other. Sky and I just comment-thread RPed a goofy proposal scene, so I thought she'd enjoy that detail. I'm actually apparently so absorbed in writing Roy/Ed ending AUs I didn't even realise it could be taken as the wedding ring from the manga epilogue! XD When I did realise I added a note to the Tumblr version, Tumblr pairing tags being as they are a fun place of shipping skirmishes. ^^;

Date: 2012-12-13 07:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah I figured it was Roy, Ed was married to in the pic, I was just joking. I actually don't ship Ed/Win myself. I see Al as her anchor in the stormy seas I'm sure she tends to create. (lol temper!)

Date: 2012-12-13 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hope I didn't flail too much, I'm just paranoid about this being taken as some kind of shipping bashing thinging when actually it's supposed to just be fun married Roy/Ed snogging. \o/ Blame Tumblr, I've seen more ship-wars over there in two months than in years of LJ fandom ...

I think Al's doomed to be the anchor in the stormy seas in general. XD

Date: 2012-12-13 05:10 pm (UTC)
ext_276146: (Ladd likes big guns and he cannot lie)
From: [identity profile]
I don't see this as shipping bashing. In fact I didn't notice the wedding ring until now. XD;

LOL over shipping wars in Tumblr. Yeah I know some users there that would say, "Why would people ship those two!" etc. A few pairings I might not be too favorable, but I won't say their pairing is wrong or anything. I'm a good sport, lol.

Date: 2012-12-13 09:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pretty! What a wonderful gift for the equally wonderful sky_dark.

Date: 2012-12-13 09:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I had a bunch of fun drawing it.

Date: 2012-12-13 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I SMILED SO HUGELY WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS AT WORK YESTERDAY. I wish you could've seen it; it felt like I was all full of rainbows. XD''

I love every single thing about it, but especially their positions, and Ed's hand (RING AND ALL I almost squeed out loud, which would have been fun to explain to my coworkers), and Ed's hair, and Roy's nose, and Ed's collar. I really like the color scheme in general, and the black coats together are wonderfully striking. And I'm just gonna go all English major for a second and say that the way their bodies blend together as a result is ~clearly~ symbolic.

And... maybe I'm getting to be a bit of a sap in my **OLD AGE**, but I've recently discovered that one of my favorite tropes is apparently marriages that are still really sexy and happy and sweet. So. Yes. Basically this is absolutely fantabulous in every possible way. ♥;

Date: 2012-12-13 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, the whole thing with the black coats and their bodies sort of forming one graphic block was both a style thing and since you've pressed me on it, kind of supposed to be part of the theme of them being a happy unit without losing their identities. <3 All the amazeballs Pixiv Tiger and Bunny art out there inspired me to sort of up my game. That and snow brushes. I love my set of snow brushes.

Married sexy sap is one of my favourite tropes and one of sky's favourite tropes, so! This should, uh, inspire me to write Big Bang. (oh god I'm so behind)


Date: 2012-12-14 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is adorable!

I love the ring and how they're holding each other. Kissing out in the snow like there's no other care in the world. Hee, so precious.

Date: 2012-12-14 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I'm sure they'll get cold soon enough. XD And they forgot to bring gloves, even.

Date: 2012-12-14 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm belated on commenting, but this is absolutely beautiful. <3 I was very full of squee when I first saw this. Just, lovely job, as always. (And a lovely scene! <3)

Date: 2012-12-14 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! And that kitty icon is super-cute.

Date: 2013-10-09 02:19 am (UTC)
lynx212: (Roy and Ed)
From: [personal profile] lynx212
*So Much Love* ^_^


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