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Art: The same boat by Epithalamium

Title: The same boat
Username: epithalamium
Rating: PG
Media used: Digital shite
Warnings: Smoking, suggestions of nakedness, Sirius reading a book.
Notes/comments: The title is quite obvious in it's daftness, but it's also a bit of fun from one of my favourite scenes in Withnail and I. You know: Stop saying that! You're not in the same boat. The only thing you're in that I have been in is this fucking bath!

"The same boat"

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Thank you so much!
I am in love. I am in all kinds of love with this! The candles are lovely and the boys look like their legs are wonderfully tangled up together. I enjoy that you put 'Sirius reading a book' in the warnings. Haha. I am also quite fond of Remus' hair--especially that bit that's curling at the top of his head there. Simply beautiful all around.
Haha, thank you sweetie! It's really seldom we see Sirius reading a book in fan art when he's with Remus, so I thought everyone should be prepared for that. XDD
So freaking cute! SO CUTE! I love that Sirius is reading and Remus is smoking, since it's the reverse of your stereotypical R/S. I'm freaking in LOVE with the bubbles. Don't ask me to explain it, but I feel like the bubbles really capture a sense of movement. The lighting coming from the candles on the floor is AWESOME.

Basically, so cute!!!
Thanks so much sweetie! Haha, it's quite seldom we see Sirius reading a book when Moony's around, I thought I needed to put it in the warnings, you know? ;D

Woohoo bubbles! Bubbles are my favourite, because I don't have to colour them.
I love it! I freakin' LOVE your style!! <333 The whole idea of them sharing a bath is adorable and DEFINITELY something I want to read about! And I love that Remus is just casually smoking and Sirius is reading ^^ And I love the simple, yet detailed-ness of it and the drippy candles and Sirius' elbow xD <33
Thanks so much! I'm a sucker for domestic fics, so this is total manipulation in my part. XD (yay, Sirius's elbow! He's really too bony for his own good. He needs to eat more chocolates.)
Oh man, I want a fucking tub like that. Lol, not a "fucking-tub", but that bloody-awesome tub!

I love how comfortable they are with each other, and there's something so sweet in this not being overtly sexual, they are literally hanging out with each other in the tub. I like to think they both had long shitty days, and it must feel so nice to get in the tub and be warm and "free" [lol] and be with each other! I bet Sirius keeps looking up at Moony and feeling a little bit warmer - and vice versa.

You know I love this, we have spoken at lengths about how much I love your stuff. So YAY!!!! STILL LOVE IT!! lol. XD
Lol, fucking-tub!

Thanks so much, hun. I remember reading this sex book (don't ask), and one chapter deals with the fact that life is not a porn novel or a stag movie: there are just days when you don't feel like doing it, but that doesn't mean you can't be sexy with each other. Something like that. I didn't even know what I wanted when I first started drawing this, but I'm glad it went towards that direction (I think). XD
I love the inspiration XD That scene is brilliant.

And this is brilliant, too! I love the candlelight and the scratches on Remus's back and arm. I love how it looks so casual, just reading a book and smoking in the bath. Like an everyday thing.

There's such a lot to be read out of the simplicity and I love it. Great art!
Hee, thanks! (I used to watch Withnail and I to calm myself down when I get panic attacks. Works every time.)

And lol, I'm a sucker for domestic fics where nothing much really happens, so this is total manipulation on my part. XD


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5 years ago

I feel morose sex and Angsty conversation coming with liberal ammounts of footsie going on.
Who can resist angsty (maybe some existential) conversation with naked boys and some footsie thrown in? ;D

Thanks sweetie!
This is beautiful! It gives me the feeling that even if they are quite close, there seems to be some distance between them. And Remus smoking, now that's a rare sight to be hold. Of course it fits with Sirius reading instead.
Thanks so much, sweetie! Is it bad that I always imagine Remus is the one who smokes? Sirius tends to get drunk instead. XDD
Eeee, those pointy limbs! *loves*
Hee, they're really quite bony, aren't they? They should eat more chocolates. XDD

Thanks sweetie!
I've always loved how you drew the pups ♥ and I love the quote that you drew inspiration from~!
Aww, thanks so much hun! (I love that movie. I quote it whenever I can. ;D)
Oh my gosh, I love that bathtub! I would live in the bathtub if I could, so I absolutely adore that Sirius is reading and Remus is smoking, and they're just, like, hanging out. ;) The candles are jars are cool too. I wonder what kind of bath things they like to use. Ooh! And you gave Remus some scars!
Hee, thank you! The bathtub still looks like a ceramic cauldron stretched out by magic, but I've grown quite fond of it. XD

I have a close-up of the jars because it's something of a joke:

It's actually quite girly! I don't know which one of them labeled the jars, or even chose the scents.

(I always like scars on Remus, but I never draw them on his face so I don't usually get to draw them. Haha.)


5 years ago

I LOVE THE BATHTUB! That thing is huge! Lovely Moony.
Hee, thanks so much! (Really, it's one big stretchy porcelain cauldron, I tell you!)

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Thanks so much, hun! I really loved drawing Remus's hair (when did I not? Haha). And I'm a real sucker for domestic fics, so I'm totally trying to make my writer do something like that. XDD
I agree--they seem so comfortable together! And what's not to love about the boys sharing a bath. Great title too. And the candles are a lovely detail.
Thanks so much hun! I wanted something relaxing, so I'm glad you think it's comfortable. ;D

what's not to love about the boys sharing a bath.

What indeed? Haha.
Ooh, I love this! I love the shading and the shape of the bath and the smoke and their bony limbs.
Thanks so much sweetie! The bath really looks like a porcelain cauldron stretched by magic, but I've grown quite fond of it. ;D

Oh, lovely. I love the poses and the colors. I adore the casual way Sirius is holding his book. Wonderful.
Thanks sweetie! I'm really making experiments with colouring, so I'm glad you liked. <3

Hee, Sirius holding a book is such a rare sight, he might as well rock it, yes?
Multiple shadows, nice! ^___^ Like how you played with stereotypes and switched things around. Kind of expected Lupin would be the one reading, but it's Sirius with the book, while Lupin's smoking.

Ah, you know, I zoomed this and still can't quite read what's written on the bottles? I mean, whose bathroom is this? If they're sharing a flat, I wanna know who owns that pink stuff and what it is! ;)
Hee, you know how many layers I did for those shadows! XD I always imagine Lupin as the smoker. Sirius sort of just gets drunk, lol.

I don't know who bought those bath scents, and who labeled the jars, but here's a close-up:

Isn't it quite girly? Haha.


5 years ago

Look at this. JUST LOOK AT THIS.
You have so out done yourself here.
I always love how you draw smoke, but this time you did it especially perfectly, I love how it loops back on itself without looking clumsy.
I think what I like best about this is how casual the whole thing feels, both of them together but off doing their own thing.
It has that lovely kind of feeling of familiarity that you only really get with the people you love most in the world.
(but i knew i would)
Aww, you're just too good to me, as always. *glomps you*

both of them together but off doing their own thing.
It has that lovely kind of feeling of familiarity that you only really get with the people you love most in the world.

You know, I didn't really know where this was going when I drew this? But now people are saying how comfortable with each other they are. And you have this lovely interpretation, and now I feel like I'm probably not so stupid after all. Haha.
Withnail and I = The Best And Slashiest and Most Tragic Film Of All Time and it makes me unbelievably happy that you quote it.

I always love the pointy bits and the pink bits in your work -it adds such life to them. ^^ And Remus' shadow is so wonderful. My eye is drawn to it for some reason. This is very well done!
I love that movie! I always watch it to calm down when I'm having panic attacks and it works every time. ;D (I'm glad they didn't make Withnail commit suicide, as in the original plans. I like him too much for that.)

And thanks so much! I rarely ever draw shadows (or background, for that matter), so I'm glad you liked that bit.
Warnings: Sirius reading a book.
Okay, you can't write things like that, I almost lost my tea!

I still love this picture (even if my plan doesn't work anymore. How terrible of you, making it look like a real tub and runing my fantasy.) , it's really beautiful. The feeling of familiarity, without it being boring. Just... wonderful. I can't stop looking at it.
Haha, I figured Sirius with a book (especially when Moony's around) is such a rare sight that I have to warn people about it. ;D

Lol, it still looks like a cauldron! Albeit a porcelain one. :S And thanks so much! I guess because I'm a boring fart I want something relaxing and familiar. XD


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Gorgeous, as all your artwork is--not just your technique but the subject matter, too. I have no idea about art at all to be able to talk about it intelligently but suffice it to say I love your brain and how it works :D I'm always fascinated by the textures you use and so here they have no clothes! but still your textures come in with the flooring, the lines in the tub and the shelf. Your work is always visually interesting to look at because there is always so much going on while being clean at the same time. Does that even make sense? I've no idea. BOYS IN A TUB Where are Remus' hands and what is he doing? I want to know. And smoking and reading and your always make their hair look brilliant. I always want to "read" what you draw. So much love.
I love your brain and how it works :D

Coming from you, this is high praise indeed! Thanks so much, sweetie!
I'm always afraid when I draw naked boys, because there's so much empty space that I usually fill in with cloth patterns and the like. I worry that I overdo the freckles and the bones too much. They look so skinny! Haha. But I'm glad you think there's a balance somehow. <3

(And defo, I wanted a domestic fic, so I'm being quite manipulative here. ;D)
I love the soft light, and the shading on the bath tub... and the way the strands of their hair fall. You always have a way of making the little things seem so important. I also like the way you draw candles. I really love your style <3 Fantastic job!
You always have a way of making the little things seem so important.

Thanks so much, hun! I've always wanted to do this with fiction, but I don't think I ever succeeded. So I'm really happy to hear that you think this of my fan art. You're too kind!

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Yay! (Was it, by chance, the handsome effort I did with the background? Haha. I feel so proud I survived those tiles.) Thanks so much sweetie!
This has such a nice feel to it, they both seem comfortable in each others company. I love the glow of the candles and of course their pink bits :) I love the whole domesticity thing you have going on here.
Thanks so much hun! (Urgh, those candles are the death of me. I have no idea where the shadows were supposed to go, but you already know that.)

And lol, I'm a sucker for domestic fics, so I'm definitely doing some manipulation here. XD
I've always wondered what Sirius was reading. ;)

But yeah, this looks absolutely gorgeous. The shadows, colors, and the lengthening of the shadow lines on the left side all helped in the final product. As much as I love the way their hair falls and the lazy drag of the smoke, I also catch myself staring at the candlelight and Remus's shadow. So much love. <3

OFF TOPIC-ISH: And dude, Withnail and I~ That reminds me of that one fanfiction that I don't think was ever finished...that S/R that was based off of that movie. Do you know what I'm talking about? XD
Haha, is it bad that I have no idea what book that is? XD

And I'm glad the shadows helped. I have no idea how they really look, because lighting gives me nightmares. I might have woken azhrarn_vazdru up in an unholy time of the night to ask her if the shadows are all right. :P

AND YES. pandapens seem to have stopped updating, or uploading fics. I miss her work! :C
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