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02 December 2011 @ 02:03 pm
Art: Safe  

Safe

Next of the Somnophilia series. Will probably do one more after this… 

Others in the series: Sleep and Tangled



 
 
 
Aurora Borealisaurora_boreali on December 2nd, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, OMG, yes! I cannot say how much I love this--it is impossibly wonderful. John is looking quite protective: squeeeeeeel!!! The FACES, the HANDS! Thank you at being so brilliant at what you do.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely comment! I'm always amazed when the hands actually work out and don't look like they've been mangled XD
aristaholmes: Book Shockaristaholmes on December 2nd, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
You have no freakin' idea about much I love this image. It's so damn perfect, their linked hands (intimacy!) and the sheer contentment on their faces *melts*

When the hells are you gonna start selling you art so I can decorate my ROOM in it??!!
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
You are just too sweet for your own good! Thank you :D

And you'll just have to print it out REALLY BIG! XD
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Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D
verityburnsverityburns on December 2nd, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
I love this series so much, it's absolutely beautiful. Perfect title for this one - it's written all over them.

Love the detail of John's T-shirt and Sherlock's ongoing and persistant nudity is completely delightful. I applaud you.
Aurora Borealisaurora_boreali on December 2nd, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, that last bit about how they dress for bed. Agree.
(no subject) - livia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - verityburns on December 5th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Aw, I hope in a good way!

And thank you :)
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misanthropyray on December 2nd, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
I see, you JohnBelly, I SEEEEE YOUUUUUUU.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Hee! I regret bugger all!
ariadnechan: holmesariadnechan on December 2nd, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
oh this is so cute, and your art is amazing!
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D
maggie_conaghermaggie_conagher on December 2nd, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Stunned. all the breath leaves my body.

Hands, fingers, eyelashes. John's hair needs petting.

I want to go to a gallery where these pix are six feet high.

Call someone you trust. Tell them to come over immediately and HUG you for all of us that are LD or new friends to you and can't.

Someone who had never even seen Sherlock BBC would weep openly over this series.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
LOL, if they were six feet high, you'd see all the little mistakes I made XD

This comment is just so wonderful; thank you for taking the time to let me know what you think of my stuff. It's always, always appreciated.
talimenios79talimenios79 on December 2nd, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Aww they look so peaceful, I love this series.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D
ladyprydianladyprydian on December 2nd, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
My goodness the HANDS! How perfectly rended they are!

*is in awe of your talent*
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'm not very good with hands, which is why I pay special attention to them. I actually had to go find reference photos for their fingers and nails, because I like the differences between them. :)

And thank you!
this our chameleon: sherlock watson heartjustwolf on December 3rd, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Gosh, the faces are so perfect. I love the details of their lips and noses. They are gorgeous. The hands are so perfect too. ♥
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D
Chocolamoussechocolamousse on December 3rd, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
I've got a problem with this drawing. You see, until now, Tangled was, officially and irrefutably, my Favourite Fanart Ever. But. Now, this. And I'm starting to wonder if I shouldn't reappraise my opinion.

Because... John's protective hand on Sherlock's shoulder, his little smile which says "All is well, I've got you", Sherlock's hair which stick up under John's chin, the draft of his hip, their fingers intertwined... And this army tee-shirt (yes, John is BAMF even in bed)... And, er, wait... Is it an optical illusion (or proof of my horribly nasty turn of mind), or are John's trousers, er, a bit down on his hips ? I'll be so mortified if the answer is "No, absolutely not, they aren't."

I love the way you suggest abandon, trust and love in their posture. The story you tell is, in a way, quite the opposite to the one you told with Tangled, but it's just as beautiful. Please please please, remove probably from Will probably do one more after this.

So yes, I confess, my name is Chocolamousse and I am a Somnophiliaseriesphile. Let me tell you, if, ethically speaking, I'm not allowed to have two Favourite Fanarts Ever, I'm in serious trouble. :D

atlinmerrickatlinmerrick on December 3rd, 2011 07:15 am (UTC)
This comment for the absolutely win. You sweet thing, you. I hope Livia is right this minute drawing the fourth in her series, so I shall be so bold as to thank you for her. You have charmed my socks clean off and I was not wearing any.
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(no subject) - livia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
maggie_conaghermaggie_conagher on December 3rd, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
The rest of you are seeing them breathe, right? It's not just me? Slow deep breaths, rise and fall.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
That's too funny XD
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Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
*cleans you up*

Thank you ;)
tetsubinatu: yuletide comethtetsubinatu on December 3rd, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
so damn gorgeous!
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much :)
KB: Destielpsyko_kittie on December 3rd, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Sweet, perfect and gorgeous! :)
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :D
Cyanne: Sherlock & John profilessilver_cyanne on December 3rd, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Oh that's just gorgeous. I can't stop staring at it.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
That's good! :D Thank you!
The Library Girllaurtew on December 3rd, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
You do the most amazing work. You always manage to get them just right. This is sweet and wonderful and your view of them as they sleep always makes me so happy. I've saved them and after I've read a story that leaves me sad, I come back and look at them and it makes it better. Thank you.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
It really does make me happy to hear I manage to make them look like themselves, so thank you so much for that and for the wonderful compliment that they make things better :)
(no subject) - laurtew on December 5th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
DarthHelloKittydarthhellokitty on December 3rd, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
Ohhhhhh... this is beautiful. I love this series so much, the sweetness of it is incredible.

They look so very exactly like themselves! And, oh, their HANDS - the hardest thing to draw, but yours are perfect.

I'm picturing all these poses taking place over one night, as they shift around in their sleep.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, hands are buggers to draw, so I have to take my time and be patient with them :)
sabrinaphynnsabrinaphynn on December 3rd, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
Oh, you've done it again, taken my very breath away. They are so content, and so peaceful...
Seems likely this was after a wearying chase and someone threatening the great detective and his doctor making sure that just doesn't happen, ever.
love and snuggles and a very good night 's sleep to you, dear artist!
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I do like it when I hear the stories you all come up with for them. :)
(no subject) - sabrinaphynn on December 5th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
vince_moon: Holmes Watson and Holmes Observingvince_moon on December 3rd, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
This is so beautiful.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
missilemusemissilemuse on December 3rd, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Those intertwined fingers! Beautiful!
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! They were a late addition so I'm glad they worked!
atlinmerrickatlinmerrick on December 3rd, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
I love, love, love the words, "I've started a little drawing..."

Because those words almost always lead to something a wee bit FUCKING AWESOME. (Will not swear, I will not...Oh fuck I so will.)

Anyway, this is lovely, so lovely. Like Chocolamousse I love the tickle of Sherlock's hair under John's chin, the fact that—tucked against him as he is—for once Sherlock looks small beside John, and as Verity noted, Sherlock's persistent nudity in these drawings is ridiculously charming.

So looking forward to more!
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
I was asked to do something with John as protector, so it was naturally fitting that he be the larger presence in the composition. And yeah, the nudity. Shame, I has none, although I think I gave Verity a coronary when I mentioned he might have to put some clothes on ;)
stardust_madestardust_made on December 3rd, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
Beautiful work. Their expressions are perfect and the whole piece mesmerising to look at. I really like the details such as how different their hands are, or John's t-shirt's logo, or Sherlock's strand of hairon John's neck. Lovely!
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
You noticed all the little details, thank you! :D I do enjoy putting little things in like that :)

Thank you so much!
Maccadolemaccadole on December 3rd, 2011 08:38 am (UTC)
Ajdfgkljdg.

Sorry. I wanted to leave a nice, sane comment. Talk about why I think it's so lovely. But I can't really figure out how to put that to words.
So. Yes. I love it. I love this series! And this is probably my favorite piece of them so far. And. Just. AAHFJGDHGF cute.

Thank you.
Livialivia_carica on December 5th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Keyboard mashing is more than enough of a sane comment ;) Thank you :D