altocello: sam heughan (sam heughan)
Basically I drew this because I wanted needed to.

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe as Jamie and Claire Fraser, from the Outlander series.

“Don’t be afraid,” he whispered into my hair. “There’s the two of us now.”

Drawn with a digital tablet in GIMP using a promo photo for the Starz production as reference.

Next time I have got to pick a reference that does NOT have that cowl; much as I love it, it's nearly been the end of me twice now, never mind the tartan!

Many huge thanks to [ profile] jelazakazone,[ profile] amphigoury, and [ profile] alby_mangroves for looking this one over!

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Thank you for looking! Comments are adored!

Date: 2015-09-01 02:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
This is beautiful! <3

Date: 2015-09-01 04:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much! <3

Date: 2015-09-01 02:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh my word! This is gorgeous. You are VERY talented.

Date: 2015-09-01 04:04 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
*blushing* Many thanks (and perfect icon is perfect!)! <3

Date: 2015-09-01 04:11 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Yes, my icon is almost the same pose. I remember what an ordeal Claire's cowl was for your last drawing. I'm sure you're ready for something less challenging now. :)

I'm definitely looking forward to more your exquisite art.

Date: 2015-09-01 04:35 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Almost! I should go find that one. I chose the one I did because I wanted that defiance/possession she's portraying with that hand on his chest which says, "MINE." And his expression is defying us to take her from him. It's delightfully mutual!

Oh man, that cowl. It's gorgeous and fantastically complicated for such a simple knit pattern, lol. I'm looking forward to NEW challenges! :D And I'm so pleased to know you'd like to see more!

Date: 2015-09-01 04:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I occurred to me after my last comment with this icon, that fur would probably be harder to capture in a drawing than the cowl was. ;)

Oh yes, I'd love to see more. I'm always amazed at people who have the ability to draw. I can't do it at all. I;m just a paint-by-numbers kind of artist. LOL

Date: 2015-09-01 04:54 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Yes and no! The hard thing about the cowl is that it's a regular pattern that's twisted, so you have to decode the pattern and then map where it changes. I used a grid to keep me from wandering too far off track. The fur is more amorphous, so the hard part is getting the texture, but it's hair, and I know how to do hair :D Still, it would be fun! I do think I'd like to try drawing Ned Gowan next, but we'll see what happens.

And YAY! I really am happy to know you'd like more! <3 TBQH this is probably one of the best pieces (I think) I've ever managed, so we'll see if I can keep it up, lol.

Date: 2015-09-01 05:02 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh, Ned Gowan would be fun. He has so many smirky facial expressions. I am looking forward to that one.

Date: 2015-09-01 05:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
And his face has so much character! I actually love drawing older people, their faces have so many stories in them!

Date: 2015-09-01 12:29 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] besamislabios
besamislabios: (Default)
Gorgeous!!! ♥

Date: 2015-09-02 01:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you! <3
Edited Date: 2015-09-02 01:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-09-01 12:31 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I needed this one too. <3 Love it.

Date: 2015-09-02 01:06 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
::HUUUGS:: Thank you! <3 <3

Claire & Jamie - 2 of Us Now

Date: 2015-09-01 04:55 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] outlander homepage (from
This is beautiful! Again, may we use it on our blog page?

Re: Claire & Jamie - 2 of Us Now

Date: 2015-09-02 01:08 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much! And yes, you may! Please link back either here ( or to the post on AO3 ( If you're interested I do have a finished portrait of Claire as well, which you are also welcome to use. Just let me know and I'll get you a link.

Date: 2015-09-01 08:27 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
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Oh gracious! This is absolutely gorgeous work. The textures on the cowl are so well done I feel like I could touch it and feel how soft it is. Brilliant!

Date: 2015-09-02 01:11 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much!

For the cowl I used a really soft edged brush, but for the tartan, the coats, and his vest I actually made separate texture layers. I discovered while doing this one that I actually really like putting texture onto fabric.


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