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01 October 2015 @ 12:05 pm
Mindgate: Brothers in Arms (J2)  
For the new community spn_joystick the truly amazing madebyme_x asked me to do a J2 collab with her \o/
We tackled the 2004 game: Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, suggested by madebeme_x because hello boys with powers! There's no need to know the game, we've altered it a lot anyway, both visually and storywise.

Thanks to chomaisky for organising the comm, it's very much appreciated <33
A big thanks to madebyme_x for asking me to work with her. It was a real joy to collab with her, she's both very talented and an incredibly kind and giving person. Her ideas and story are just wonderful and full of great J2 moments, the fic is kick-ass, I really recommend it, there's: J2, hurt boys, boys working together, boys with superpowers, saving each other, all the great stuff <3 GO READ!

Fic Title: Mindgate: Brothers in Arms
Genre: sci-fi/military/superpowers
Pairing: J2 AU
Rating: R
Word Count: 8300+
Warnings: violence, warfare, language
Game Prompt: Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

Fic summary: Jared's a secret agent with superpowers - at least he was, until he was kidnapped by The Movement and his memory wiped. Now it's Jensen's job to help Jared remember his powers so that they can both escape the General and his evil plan. READ HERE.

Art below the cut - minor spoilers for the story.


Scene 1:

Scene 2:

The End:

Level Banners:
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on October 4th, 2015 09:22 am (UTC)
\o/ we did it!!!! Your art work is spell-binding, and I love how you've updated all the details of the uniforms and accessories, keeping it military but with a strong sci-fi feel.

You know how much I adore Jared's hair, and the scene paintings were perfection. I don't know how you did so much in so little time, but there's so much detail, kick-ass poses and perspectives, and spot-on facial expressions.

You've made this experience so special for me, so thank you for everything, and I'd love to work together again! Take care ♥
becc_jbecc_j on October 4th, 2015 09:50 am (UTC)
Yes *high five* thank you for the kind words about the art, but seriously you had some great ideas to work from <33
And it would be a blast to work together again :D
al the best <3
milly_galmilly_gal on October 4th, 2015 09:50 am (UTC)
What absolutely amazing artwork! You really do have a skill at capturing the boys faces!!
becc_jbecc_j on October 5th, 2015 12:23 am (UTC)
Thank you very much <33 Painting their faces is really hard for me - I'm very happy to hear you say I capture them.
(no subject) - milly_gal on October 5th, 2015 03:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
comachomaisky on October 4th, 2015 10:37 am (UTC)
These look soooo cool!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous! :DDD
becc_jbecc_j on October 5th, 2015 12:24 am (UTC)
It was a lot of fun to work on this with madebyme_x, thank you so much for the wonderful challenge and the lovely comment.
ash48: OMGash48 on October 4th, 2015 10:56 am (UTC)
OH wow wow! Those looks fantastic! Always love you artwork. I'm looking forward to reading the story.
becc_jbecc_j on October 5th, 2015 12:26 am (UTC)
Thank you so much and please do give the story a go, it's full of J2 goodness. :D
Silviasillie82 on October 4th, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
I don't know the game at all, but I adore this art. <3<3
becc_jbecc_j on October 5th, 2015 12:27 am (UTC)
Thank you very much, I wasn't familiar with the game either when starting and madebyme_x and I redesigned a lot of the look and story anyway. It was great fun, thanks for the lovely comment.<3
cassiopeia7: &hearts!cassiopeia7 on October 5th, 2015 01:13 am (UTC)
Whoa, Becc! What an awesome artset! I'm especially in love with the main banner, which looks like a cross between videogame cover art and a pulp-fiction novel cover. \o/ And the colors! Particularly the bright, electric blue that accents almost every piece -- lovely! Also? I absolutely adore your Blackhawk-ish helicopter at the end. ♥

I know absolutely zip about this game, but you sure did make it look appealing! Such awesome work, lady! Brava!!
becc_jbecc_j on October 6th, 2015 12:50 am (UTC)
Thank you very much <33 Really happy to hear you like the main banner, I was surprised and happy it turned out nice as well :)

Haha, totally used a ref for the helicopter! I wasn't familiar with the game either, but I got to redesign the costumes so it didn't really matter. I think the logo is basically the only thing from the game - and the General in the upper left corner of the poster - he looks kinda similar.
zara_zeezara_zee on October 5th, 2015 02:10 am (UTC)
Fabulous, fabulous art! Perfect companion piece to the brilliant story which I've just finished reading! :D I just love the colours and the texture and the blue light of power in Jared's eyes! :D
becc_jbecc_j on October 6th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you read the story!! Madebyme_x's writing is very inspiring :D
Thanks so much for the lovely comment <3
Amberamberdreams on October 5th, 2015 08:38 am (UTC)
Wow. These are gorgeous *yay for buttery painting!*
Jared looks SO different with his short, swept back hair! Your Jensen is so utterly butch and kick ass in that main pic, it makes my knees go all wobbly. And the helicopter is great!

I wish I would work out how to digitally paint like this to get that oil effect. Kicks my own lazy ass to find some tutorials.
becc_jbecc_j on October 6th, 2015 12:54 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the lovely comment <33 It was fun to try a different hairstyle of Jared :D
I don't know where you'd get tutorials for painting like this, I used texture brushes and bit of the smudge tool.
Kate: <chibi sam & dean>equally_dour on October 5th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
beautiful work!
becc_jbecc_j on October 6th, 2015 12:54 am (UTC)
thank you <33
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becc_jbecc_j on October 6th, 2015 12:57 am (UTC)
Haha, it was difficult to 'cut' Jared's hair - I kept trimming it back slowly, but it is the military so we decided we couldn't have hair that was too long. And great to hear it still looks like Jared :D

Thank you for the lovely comments, it was a fun project to work on <3
My Hunter: Cain Father of Murdermeus_venator on October 7th, 2015 02:20 am (UTC)
What lovely art! I really love the story book cover/poster
Scifi/spy/AU happiness all rolled up into one!
becc_jbecc_j on October 15th, 2015 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much💕 the cover piece was a lot of fun and madebymw_x wrote a truly inspiring story.
borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on October 7th, 2015 04:17 am (UTC)
Love the coloring and style of the art!
becc_jbecc_j on October 15th, 2015 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much🌸
Emma Rose (Emily)emmatheslayer on October 7th, 2015 08:38 am (UTC)
amazing work wow
becc_jbecc_j on October 15th, 2015 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you😊💗
wings128: Paintwings128 on October 12th, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning artwork!♥
What a team the two of you make, can't wait to read the fic :D
becc_jbecc_j on October 15th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. Madebyme_x wrote a very inspiring story. I hope you enjoy reading it.
thursdaysistersthursdaysisters on October 15th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
GUH this entire sequence is so beautiful!!!!
becc_jbecc_j on October 15th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, thank you💕