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18 March 2008 @ 08:13 pm
Calling all NejiTen fan artists!  
*This message has been approved by blooming_cosmo. ^_^

I come with a challenge!

I'm not sure how many people have been following the CRACK fic I've been working on, An Everlasting Vow, so for those who don't know: it's a spoof of the animated feature "The Swan Princess," a really lovely movie that I've decided to use to joke around with my favorite pairing in Naruto.

I thought it would be really fun to get a bunch of illustrations to go with the fic so that we could have a NejiTen storybook project to look at! Think of that a second: "NejiTen storybook." Doesn't that just sound fun?

So! I'm looking for artists who would be interesting in doing some illustrations for An Everlasting Vow that I can eventually log together with the fic for a storybook effect!

Like to draw but don't like coloring? Don't think you can draw but like to do some digital coloring? Excellent! XD I know we have some people here who may not be so hot with picture-making (such as myself) but like coloring (such as BC, who may kill me now for singling her out. Mercy)! Likewise, I've seen some fantastic lineart by people who tend to stop there and leave the coloring to someone else.

I think this would be a fun community project, and really, who doesn't want to see Tenten transform into a swan and vice versa? Or Neji as a dreamy prince?

The fic is not yet completed, but I've been able to write a lot more lately so updates should come quickly enough to surprise you. Now...


Ideally, I would like to see at least one illustration for each chapter so that when it's all put together, every chapter will have some shiny art to go with it!

Interested artists can claim an already existing chapter in the comments of this post, or, since there are more chapters on the way, you can wait and see if there will be a chapter later you'd like to do something for. (I intend to be very flexible with those who may want to illustrate for chapter two, since so much happens in that chapter. You would just have to let me know which scene/image you'll be illustrating so that we don't get the same thing twice.)

I only ask that each picture have something to do with either Neji or Tenten, but preferably it would feature both of them. (Example: In chapter two, an adolescent Tenten flirts with Shikamaru. An illustration could be done for this, with Neji watching jealously in the back or something.) If there's a scene featuring only one of them with secondary characters or secondary characters by themselves, chances are I won't tell you no. I'm a sucker for pretty pictures in general.

So, artists of NejiTen! Challenge on!

For reference, you can find all posted chapters of An Everlasting Vow at Fanfiction.Net (here), or at my fic journal, nessiegg, or in various posts here at the NejiTen community.

Thanks in advance to those who decide to participate! I hope this is a fun idea!

Cosmo-san: NejiTen [ cuteness ]blooming_cosmo on March 19th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Coloring is fun, and I willingly offer my services if someone is willing to draw. :D Collaborations? Oh, yesh. *plots*

*poke* You should post this in the NejiTen FC too and see if we can scrounge up some people there too. :D
wordynessie: nejiten strengthwordynessie on March 19th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
One step ahead of you, BC! ^_^ We are twins. Totally.
(no subject) - blooming_cosmo on March 19th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
Julie ♪: [mangaka_chan]*i will protect youxxlonelyxgrlxx on March 19th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
(' 3')/~♥
this sounds interesting~ i might draw that scene in chapter 2 when they saw each other all dolled up~
but but, i'm not sure when i'll be able to finish, what with school, is there a time limit for them, on existing chapters? :0?
wordynessie: nejiten strengthwordynessie on March 19th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
Sounds great! And there's no time limit, just have fun. Of course, we'll all be eagerly anticipating this scene in visual form. (I will, anyway!)
ten_kaichiten_kaichi on March 19th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
I guess I can draw when they first meet up and when Neji kisses Ten's hand in chapter 2, that'll be fun :P
wordynessiewordynessie on March 19th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
There's actually someone who claimed this scene right before you. ;_; Sorry! Would you be interested in illustrating something earlier in the chapter, when they're children or young teenagers rather than adults? There's a pretty wide age window in chapter two.
(no subject) - ten_kaichi on March 20th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - wordynessie on March 20th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
melodramaniacmelodramaniac on March 19th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
OOH! I've been following this one! I'll do the scene at the end of chapter 7 where Neji is all sleep deprived and angsty *swoon* =D
wordynessiewordynessie on March 19th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
Excellent! Neji is angst incarnate! XD
"Mea irs here aulla omnis": Miakis Suikoden Veshtar on March 19th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC)
Ah... the one you posted in the FC.

Hm... Alright, I'm in!!! Perhaps I could draw the moment they're in the ball, when Tenten asked, "what's more is there?" about Neji's proposal. I picture them staring at each other. Is that fine? *nod* I'm busy though, but I'll try to finish it as soon as I can!

One more thing though...
I cannot do digital coloring. The best that I can do is using the old fashion watercolor pencil. I'll give the uncolored version first, see if anyone is interested on coloring it. If not, well... is watercolor pencil okay with you? Thanks!
wordynessiewordynessie on March 19th, 2008 11:01 am (UTC)
The scene in chapter three? SURE! And take your time, enjoy it.

blooming_cosmo has volunteered to do coloring if you would like to supply the art. So there's no problem there at all! ^_^
wildcattmiss_wildcatt on March 19th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
*sighs* This is where I desperately wish that I had even one little artistic bone in my body. Sadly, that is not the case. But this sounds incredibly fun nonetheless and I can't wait to see what it turns out! :D

And Nessie, the seventh chapter was utterly squee-inducing, as usual. I love the twist with Sasuke!
wordynessie: shikatemwordynessie on March 20th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Yeah, I totally can't do anything visual either. I can hardly do emoticons right, no lie. :P
Toboe LoneWolf: [Ouran] Say What?!?toboe_lonewolf on March 19th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
dfsoifdasdffuuudge stops studying whaaaaaaaaaat?

Dangnabbit Nessie, now you really want me to break out the Flash.

I have the music. You have the ideas. All I need....

...is a butt-load of time and drawing ability. >>
wordynessiewordynessie on March 20th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
OMG a flash?!?! I didn't even think of that!!! Are you familiar with Swan Princess?

Have I told you lately how much I love you? Because it's a lot.

But take all the time you need. I am not a pusher of genius! Let us collaborate, my dear!
(no subject) - toboe_lonewolf on March 20th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - wordynessie on March 20th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - toboe_lonewolf on March 20th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
gum_mastah on March 20th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Okay, so maybe I'm new to this, but because spring break is coming up, I want to draw!

I've been reading your fic, Nessie-sama, and I've got to say that it is just hilarious even though Tsunade had died, Tenten is kidnapped, Neji suffers, and Sasuke is cursed.

Wow. I'm pretty sadistic. XD

Is there a scene that has not been taken and you would like to be drawn? I'll take anything. ;)
wordynessiewordynessie on March 20th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Re: *Squeals*
I'm glad you think it's funny. It really is just crack in verbal form.

Hm...no one has suggested doing anything for chapter one. I'd love to see a drawing four-year-old Neji dangling the golden heart necklace over baby Tenten in her cradle.

You game? It's great that you're participating!
Re: *Squeals* - gum_mastah on March 20th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
winged_gypsii: lovewinged_gypsii on March 20th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
I do believe that I'd love to draw for a chapter/scene of yours! :D Although I can only do fanart, because I've no Photoshop and my scanner is the oldest thing I've ever met. So I s'ppose that if I do a picture, someone else'll have to color it...? ^^;;
wordynessiewordynessie on March 20th, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
I'm sure that can be arranged! If you submit it, I bet someone'll surely take up the task.

What chapter would you like to draw for? Or would you like to wait and see what happens before choosing?
(no subject) - winged_gypsii on March 22nd, 2008 01:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - wordynessie on March 22nd, 2008 02:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kaitlynnkayez12 on March 20th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
great idea :DD! i think i'll be up to the challenge also :] although i think i'm gonna wait to see what happens in the future before choosing :3 hopefully i'll have time to submit my work in a timely fashion

i can't wait to see the end results!
wordynessiewordynessie on March 22nd, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
Great! I'm so pleased with the amount of enthusiasm the challenge is getting!
wordynessiewordynessie on March 26th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
I'm placing a claim here for CHAPTER 9 for Shin on DeviantArt, as she has volunteered her talents!