I see you do requests and I was hoping I could request a picture of Will and Matthew :) If not don't feel pressured or anything I just love you art and really liked the other one you did of Matthew alone :)
Is there anything you want them to be doing specifically? (Not necessarily in a saucy way… but it could totally be in a saucy way if you wanted)
Fandom: Hannibal (TV)
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter, Matthew Brown/Will Graham, Alana Bloom/Hannibal Lecter
Characters: Will Graham, Hannibal Lecter, Matthew Brown (Hannibal), Alana Bloom, Abigail Hobbs, Jack Crawford, Mason Verger, Dr. Frederick Chilton, Freddie Lounds, Margot Verger, Jimmy Price, Brian Zeller, Garrett Jacob Hobbs
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - 1920s, 1920s, Angst, Slow Burn, Established Relationship, Work In Progress, Ensemble Cast
In 1922, Will Graham is framed for murder by the man he loves.
After his release, six years later, he finds himself struggling with old-world concepts of truth and justice in this new age of flamboyance and expression, as he seeks out Doctor Lecter to exact his revenge. He soon discovers, however, that his feelings are more than rose-tinted nostalgia, and that their romance hasn’t been left entirely in the past.
Will’s fever therapy is bringing flashbacks of a holiday he took with Hannibal in 1922, whilst in ‘28 Freddie Lounds helps Matthew with a trip to the country that proves very revealing for Will.
1920s Matthew Brown. I like the idea of him doing a bit of bootlegging on the side when he’s not working at the hospital
This next chapter is really fun but also such a pain in the ass to write :( I really want to have it finished by tomorrow, but I am going to sleep until I wake up suddenly full of inspiration.
Also I haven’t drawn anything today, and this is not good. There will be art tomorrow. Yes.
I got your points about Voland.But I would never have guessed, looking at the illustration, that it is him,even with the cat's presence)I guess, it's your artist's interpretation. It's just seems that lots of people can't imagine USSR without military coats and furhats and stuff like that.But M&M characters live in a city and dress in civil clothes,so I see Voland and the others like that: behance. net/gallery/1861537/Master-and-Margarita, 'cause, that's the way civilians dressed at that time.
Those illustrations are gorgeous––I especially like the way they’ve drawn Hella.
No, I’m well aware of what civilians wore at the time. I’ve spent most of my life studying history, and the history of Russia is my absolute favourite. I know it has a rich and varied past that cannot and should not be defined by the Revolution and Soviet era alone. If I were to have drawn any of the other characters, even the rest of Voland’s coterie, they would certainly have been in costume appropriate to the time, but as I explained in the last answer, I have various reasons for picturing the Devil differently. Even so, I don’t think what he’s wearing is particularly out of time either. The Russian Civil War extended into the 1920s, but as well as that, the members of the inner circle are frequently shown wearing military regalia, and Bulgakov wrote Voland as a mockery of them. It isn’t unreasonable that he might mimic them that sense as well. Literally just a few years before, the soldiers were seen as harbingers of chaos, and I feel Satan is there as a reminder of that.
Anyway, as you say, it is simply my interpretation. Those are my own reasons behind it, and they are certainly not gospel. It’s definitely not a perfect depiction of anything––Behemoth really should be larger, for example, but I’m not very experienced at drawing animals and I didn’t want him to look too silly––but it is merely a depiction.
I very much appreciate conversing with someone who values historical accuracy so highly!
crying Frederick as requested by this fine lady eclairer-el-ciel
idek what that pose is, I was just messing around
Why is Voland (it IS Voland, is it?) on your The Devil and Behemoth illustration (which is very pretty) dressed like that? Fur, military-style coat? Fur hat? I mean, he supposed to be dressed in trendy 1920's clothes, but he looks like Dr. Zhivago idk.
It is indeed Voland, yes. You make a very good point, I suppose it’s just down to my interpretation of him.
Bulgakov often described the Devil’s appearance as unkempt and his garments as somewhat scruffy (at least when Margarita met with him), and I’ve always tended to picture him in more of a modest get-up than the fashion of the 20s. I think Satan could well have dressed in a manner reminiscent of the civil war, which didn’t actually end until the 20s, so it was still rather relevant at the time. Bulgakov was more than scathing about Stalin’s leadership in the 1920s, and I guess I imagine that a Devil who, in an age of fakery and falsehood, dressed to remind the people that they had fought for this wouldn’t have been too unusual a way to picture him.
Plus Lucifer was a soldier himself in the War in Heaven. I can totally see him rocking the military look (although no one’s quite as dazzling as Yury Zhivago, I know)
Thank you for asking, The Master & Margarita is my absolute favourite book so I love any excuse to talk about it!
Little sketch from earlier.
Hanni, Will and Matthew, the main fellas in my 1920s au fic.
Ygritte for my fine lady queenofvalkyries (who was herself kissed by fire when first I met her)
Hey, just wanted to say that you're awesome and your art is fabulous. :)
Oh gosh, you’re ever so nice. You are definitely more awesome than I.
Would you really draw for me? *-* what an honor. Well, today I had this urge to see Frederick crying. I love him and seeing him suffer gives me strength hahahahahhhaha
Of course I shall draw for you, darling :3 I’ll get on it when I’m back from my morning adventures.