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29 March 2011 @ 06:46 pm
The 2011 J2-S&D Calendar Wallpaper Project : April - Next Man Up  
The 2011 J2-S&D Calendar Wallpaper Project : April - Next Man Up


You can download the ten sizes available for the calendar just BELOW :

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1080
1680 x 1050
1440 x 900
1280 x 800
1600 x 1200
1280 x 1024
1024 x 768
1366 x 768
1024 x 600

Imageshack being a spoiled brat these days, I also hosted the wallpapers on Megaupload. The link is HERE.

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What's the concept ?

During the year 2011, I will post one drawing a month (alongside other arts, this won't be my only project) all inspired by a fan fiction. (To cut a long story short, it is going to be one month, one drawing, one calendar wallpaper). It's a way to pay tribute to all the authors and stories I enjoyed in the past few years.

What about the fic ?

Here is everything you need to know about this fandom classic written by Miss pianoforeplay  (ex Timewillbe) . (The summary is from pianoforeplay's LJ) 

Title: Next Man Up
Author: Pianoforeplay
Genre: RPS AU
Pairing: J2 (a bit of Jared/Sandy)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~97,500 words

Summary: Armed with strength, size and instinctive talent, Jared Padalecki is the first round draft pick for the faltering Dallas Cowboys. Quickly granted a multi-million dollar contract and heralded as the hopeful future franchise quarterback, Jared is thrilled to be a part of the team he grew up idolizing and is all too eager to take the next step in what should be a long and promising career. However, Jared soon realizes he has a much tougher road ahead than anticipated when he meets the prickly Jensen Ackles, the team's veteran QB and Jared's number one competitor for the starting roster spot.

In a league ruled by money, celebrity and ego, where the roster changes week to week and injuries aren't so much a risk as a fact of life, Jared must prove himself capable of leading one of the NFL's most glamorous and controversial teams back to glory. And in the process, must deal with his teammates' potentially career-ending secrets and his own burgeoning, confusing relationship with Ackles.

Fantastic Petite-Madame...but I don't know anything about football. Well I do, but for me a "football team", it's Manchester United, Milan AC or La Juventus not the Dallas Cowboys.

Calm down guys.  Thanks to pianoforeplay 's  Football 101 entry, you will learn everything you need to know to understand how "American football" works. It will help you a lot! In addition, I'm sure that you will enjoy the fic even if you don't know anything about football. 


What about your drawing ?

Jared and Jensen during a training with their Dallas Cowboys training uniforms. I'm sure they should wear a helmet or something but it would have hidden their faces. So much for the accuracy! 

Tools of the trade ?

Photoshop CS + Painter Essential 3

I'm glad I had enough time to draw and post the wallpaper in spite of my house moving! 
See you next month!! (I don't know when but next month^^) 
 
 
 
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petite_madamepetite_madame on March 29th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the great comment about my NMU wallpaper, glad you enjoyed it ♥
That's the only version I have of the frame as a wallpaper, I'm sorry, I hope you understand:
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7236/nmpbannerwallpaper.jpg
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(no subject) - petite_madame on March 31st, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Anika: spn - j2 double heartshonscot on March 29th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I love this! I look forward to your beautiful calendars each month. Thank you so much, once again. &hearts I also love football, and could very easily picture our guys playing the game, so I'm very much looking forward to reading the fic as well. :)

I hope you're settling back in well in Paris.
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
I am sure you are gonna enjoy the fic as much as you enjoyed the calendar! It's a great fic and there is a sequel called "Hail Mary" (Dauntdraws did an amazing series of illustrations for this one)

I am fine so far in Paris. I am still unpacking (parcels carry on arriving from Tokyo), cleaning an arranging my house! So far, so good I can't complain :)

I don't remember if I thanked you for the Vgift you sent me some days ago :/ Thanks a lot!

Glad you liked the wallpaper ♥
(no subject) - honscot on March 31st, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
redrum669redrum669 on March 29th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
There can't ever be enough American Football J2 Fanfic , this verse is one of my all time faves and this pic is made of just as much awesomeness! I especially Love that they're both looking really, really happy in the pic + plus you did a really good job of capturing the dynamic and motion :)
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
After "A Bleak Understanding in Reverse" last month (a death fic), I thought that a happy wallpaper with the boys having fun would be perfect! You are right about the fic, it's really a great verse and even if I don't know anything about "American" football, I really enjoyed the story a lot :)
Thanks a lot for the great comment about my wallpaper ^^
One voice for many: SPN - Rockstarvoxmyriad on March 29th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love this! If only I didn't hate the Cowboys with the fire of a thousands suns have loyalty to a different NFL team. (GREEN BAY PACKERS, SUPERBOWL 2011 CHAMPIONS *\o/*)

I love your detail, and their faces are stunning. This is such a great project!
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
Ha! Ha! Ha! I think I can understand what it feels like to see the Js with the uniforms of a football team you hate. I don't know much about the NFL so for me, you know, The Dallas Cowboys or the Redskins, doesn't make a lot of difference. However, I am happy that their uniforms are blue and white because art wise, I love working with a blue palette :)
Thanks a lot for the comment about my wallpaper ♥
smut_slut: j2: live laugh lovesmut_slut on March 29th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous!!!!! I love Jared's face in this...ooh and his arms...mmmhmm and Jensen's smile...Ah hell I just love everything!!!!! *smishes you* Thank you for sharing you incredible talent with us!! <333
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for the great comment ^^
I am glad you noticed their arms because to be really honest, that's the thing I prefer about them in this art, probably even more than their faces :D
cindy: j2 (by no_other_choice)tsuki_no_bara on March 29th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
they are such a good-looking couple of boys.... i really love their happy faces. and arms. and hair. and, uh, the sweatdrops....
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
After "A Bleak Understanding in Reverse" last month (a death fic), I thought that a happy wallpaper with the boys having fun would be perfect!
Thanks a lot for enjoying the wallpaper so much ♥
maichan: J2 mormonsmaichan on March 29th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
OMG, their forearms! Yes, I am getting exciting over their forearms /o\
I love the dreamy quality you brought to it with the brushstrokes and smoke-like lighting. It almost seems like a cherished, happy memory with the edges blurring in the background, but all the important details in clear focus.
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
You are right to be excited about their forearms \o/ I am glad you noticed them actually because to be really honest, that's the thing I prefer about the boys in this art, probably even more than their faces :D
I tried to give an impression of motion in this art an d to try something new in comparison to the previous NMU arts I worked on about one year ago (I also downloaded new brushes so it was awesome to try them ^^)
Thanks a lot for the comment Maichan ♥
Amber: JA-smileamberdreams on March 29th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oh I am in love with this one - Jensen's smile! Jared's sweat droplets! Lovely luscious blues for the background...who cares that it isn;t real football!!!
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
That's what I thought when I drew this: screw realism, I am gonna draw them without their helmets on XD
Thanks a lot for the great comment about my art and for noticing all the tiny details like the sweat droplets ♥
elenajs: J2 cowboysnito_punk on March 29th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
OMFG! J2 as Dallas Cowboys players?? This is fucking amaaaazing, i love it so much!!
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
You can thank Rhythmsextion for this great concept, she's the one who wrote the fic my art is inspired by ^^ It's a great fic, you should read it if you have the time ♥
Thanks a lot for the comment ^o^
Laura: SPN: It's A Terrible Life: Smith&Wessonviolateraindrop on March 29th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the story (it's really, really high on my "to read list"), but I love your art for it :)
The way you incorporated their movements is incredible.
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
I am sure you are gonna enjoy the fic as much as you enjoyed the calendar! It's a great fic and there is a sequel called "Hail Mary" (Dauntdraws did an amazing series of illustrations for this one).
I tried to give an impression of motion in this art an d to try something new in comparison to the previous NMU arts I worked on about one year ago (I also downloaded new brushes so it was awesome to try them ^^)
Thanks a lot for the comment about my art ♥
Andy_Zandrea_ze on March 29th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
As always your art is smocking hot and cool in one...
You are awesome with their faces!!!!
Thanks for shareing!


HUG
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for stopping by and leaving a comment ♥
Glad you enjoyed this wallpaper! \o/
angelicfoodcake: J² - ♥angelicfoodcake on March 29th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
To my shame, I haven't read this story, even though it's a fandom classic, but the football-part is a bit taxing *is European and grew up on football = soccer* /o\
But I love your wallpaper here, especially the dynamic uniforms (THE TEXTURE, OMG ♥) and Jareds face ♥

I hope your moving house's going well!
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
I am French, I didn't know anything about "American football" either before reading the fic but believe me, you can enjoy the story even if you don't know much about this sport. Yes, for me too football = soccer (I am SO ashamed about the new uniforms of the National French team. /o\ They are ridiculous)
Thanks a lot for enjoying the wallpaper so much ♥
(no subject) - angelicfoodcake on March 31st, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - petite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - angelicfoodcake on March 31st, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
deanvica23deanvica23 on March 29th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
beautiful. Comment vas tu? Tu reprends un job sur paris?
Peut etre une idée pour 2012 un calendrier entier à imprimer en decembre 2011.
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Ca va bien merci, je ne vais pas tarder à recommencer à travailler. Le mois prochain je pense :)
Oulà; un nouveau calendrier, c'est beaucoup trop de travail, je n'ai plus le temps, malheureusement :(
Merci beaucoup pour le commentaire très sympa sur mon dessin ♥
(no subject) - deanvica23 on March 31st, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
MonkeyJadetakacshedi on March 29th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
beautiful! Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! :)
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thank youuuuuuuuuuu too ;) Glad you enjoyed the wallpaper so much ♥
*hugs*
katsheswimskatsheswims on March 29th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Cute boys fooling around. This is a story I have not read, but I will be sure to do so asap. All the other stories you've done artwork for I've loved and this shouldn't be different! Keep up the good work!
petite_madamepetite_madame on March 31st, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
I am sure you are gonna enjoy the fic as much as you enjoyed the calendar! It's a great fic and there is a sequel called "Hail Mary" (Dauntdraws did an amazing series of illustrations for this one). And unlike a "Bleak Understanding in Reverse" last month, this one isn't sad.
Thanks a lot for the comment about my art ♥