adventures at sea

adventures at sea

After an unplanned and hastily arranged stay at the Fairmont Olympic in Fifty Shades Darker, Christian later surprises Ana with outing on his catamaran–The Grace. While setting sail, he gives her a tour…and they just happen to find themselves spending a bit more time exploring the master cabin. 😉 I thought I’d attempt an illo during a moment when both of them are enjoying the luxe surroundings while at sea.

A quite tumultuous few hours had taken place for the both of them. But now that they were sailing the waters of Puget Sound, things were calmer and allowed them to reflect a bit on a variety of developments and discoveries. Not only about events but about each other as well.

Emotional declarations and discoveries made by Christian and Ana gave them more strength and bravery in their intimacy and their relationship in general. At one point, both of them even noted it to the other while in the midst of enjoying the plush master cabin. 😉 Their individual strengths had actually helped the other with weaknesses they were experiencing in their interactions with one another.

It’s no doubt that Christian’s traumatic childhood led to his very guarded emotional state. While Ana is quite open emotionally and has no problem expressing her thoughts, opinions and feelings. At first he most likely found it intriguing, since he had never encountered a potential partner that behaved this way. But as he became more attached to Ana, nearly lost her, then reunited with her–clear communication became of utmost importance to prevent another misunderstanding having the potential to tear them apart. So, Christian mustered the strength to open up to Ana more and more about his past. He seemed to allow himself to feel more emotions due to his feelings for Ana and became less guarded and more gentle and tender. It was no longer just a ‘session’ with a sub, as it was in the past.

Whether it being with any of his partners in the past or with Ana, Christian never had problems showing physical intimacy. However, Ana’s inexperience made her much less forthcoming in that department. The confidence and knowledge Christian displayed also quite unnerved her, which caused her to be even more timid. But as Christian became more emotionally available to her and she learned more about him, it gave her more confidence. She better understood him and the reasons for his reactions in certain situations. So she became less intimidated by Christian’s occasional unpredictability and mercurial nature. This allowed her to show more boldness about what she wanted when being intimate with Christian, and at times even taking control of the situation. (although it excites Christian so much that it often led to him taking over from there) 😉

Their moment shared together while on board The Grace was yet another instance showing the progression of their relationship, and how much each was learning from the other.

But this isn’t the only time that Christian and Ana find themselves at sea. In their further adventures, things get a bit interesting in a variety of ways…and turns out to be a very interesting voyage for them both. 😉

-Victoria

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26 Responses to adventures at sea

  1. Christine C

    Yay! This is one of my Favorite parts of the book. They get back together and everything turns to a big rollercoaster for them! The background of the water and bed are fantastic. Is that Christian’s jeans on the floor? haha! Great job Vic:)

    • admin

      Hi Christine! I’m so glad I happened to pick a favorite part of the book! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the illo and noticed some of the details (yes! Those are his jeans and sweater on the floor…and Ana’s lacy bra! heehee) Thanks so much for stopping in and checking it out! 🙂
      -Victoria

  2. cristy

    You rock. Such attention to detail. Makes it feel and look exactly how I pictured that scene in my mind. Thank you for sharing. More please 😉

    • admin

      Aw, thanks Cristy! So glad you enjoyed the illo! Really pleased that you enjoyed the details as well! 😉 It’s always my pleasure, and I’ll try my best to share something new very soon!
      -Victoria

  3. Wonderful, beautiful, and full of love.
    You can feel their love coming from this illustration.

    • admin

      Thank you so much for your very kind words, Constance! I’m so glad you enjoyed the illo and that the emotions from the scene came through! 🙂
      -Victoria

  4. Marie Morlet

    You did it again!!! This just became one of my favorites! AMAZING work Victoria. Thanks for your hard dedication 😀

    • admin

      Wow! I’m glad you have a favorite! I’m really flattered, and so happy you enjoyed the illo! Thank you for all of your kind words, Marie! 🙂
      -Victoria

  5. Aline

    My My My Victoria this is one of the most passionate encounters I’ve seen you draw with our favorite couple. I love how you made Christian the sexy beast that he is, the way it’s shown how he needs her, wants her and desires her. His passionate kiss and embrace is absolutely hot, sexy and I am lost for words just seeing this illo Winking face……….. Ana as ever our docile shy girl who loves this man from the beginning just melts in his protective and loving arms and feeling his love even more as he expressed it to her earlier that day in the shower. Keep up the phenomenal illos and can’t wait to see more with Christian and Ana!!

    • admin

      heehee! I’m glad the emotions of the scene really came through in the illo for you Aline! 😉 I’m so glad you’re continuing to enjoy the illos and thanks so much for stopping in and checking out the latest! More soon! 🙂
      -Victoria

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  7. Christine C

    Hi Victoria,
    My bad haha! I meant to say the blue skies and not the water.
    But Christian and Ana were in the boat at sea anyway so.. the whole illo was amazing. Seeing it again, their skin, Christian’s biceps,hair color, I can go on and on! Anywhoo great job ,and can’t wait for the next illo 🙂

    • admin

      hahaha I knew what you meant 😉 Thanks so much for even more very kind words, Christine! You’re always very sweet 🙂 More soon!
      -Victoria

  8. Christine H.

    Hey Victoria ~

    Wow!!!!! Love this. I coulnd’t stop staring!!
    One of my favorite scenes in “Darker” when he took her out sailing. So romantic. I even thought it was so cute how he straps her in a lifejact to keep her safe. Aaawwee! Glad you are still continuing with the illistrations, even after the movie came out. I appreciate your verion of Christian and Ana. I have fun checking out your website 🙂
    Christine H.

    • admin

      Hey Christine! Thank you! Really glad you enjoyed the illo! Gosh, very flattered that you can’t stop staring! ;D …he does enjoy strapping her into things, doesn’t he? 😉 Oh, my illos inspired by the books never really had anything to do with whether a movie was coming out or not. I just really enjoy getting ideas from things I read, and then attempting to illustrate what I picture in my head 😉 But I’m so happy to hear that you’re continuing to enjoy them!
      -Victoria

  9. Holland F.

    Hey Victoria! I love love love this illustration! This scene is one of my favorites in “Darker”! You’re so talented! The way you painted this scene is exactly the way I pictured it when I read the book! I had a quick question for you, have you ever thought of illustrating the scene from “Freed” when Christian, Ana, and Teddy are I in the meadow? As always, I look forward to your next update!

    • admin

      Thanks so much, Holland! So happy to hear that you liked the illo 🙂 I’m glad I happened to choose one of your favorites scenes from Darker as well! I really appreciate all of your very kind words! The ideas bounce around in my brain pretty randomly. I don’t even really know what will be coming up next, so any scene is possible. 😉 Thanks for continuing to check out the illos, and definitely more coming soon!
      -Victoria

  10. Nancy m.

    Hi. I completely missed yr FB notice and didn’t see this u til yesterday. I was flabergasted in the amazing detail and emotion shown here. As usual your detail is incredible. It brought a huge smile and curiosity to me as I’ve had a tough last week or two. Thank you for bringing so much happiness to all. You are truly gifted!

    • admin

      Hi Nancy! Sorry to hear that you’ve been having a tough time the past couple of weeks, but am happy to hear that the illo helped to put a smile on your face 🙂 Thank you for all the kind words, and so glad you enjoyed the little details in the piece! 🙂
      -Victoria

  11. Nancy m.

    I just saw the bra or what should be a bra! Hahahahahaha!

    • admin

      heehee…if you look closely you can also see someone’s jeans and cable-knit sweater as well… 😉
      -Victoria

  12. Nancy m.

    Oh yes I know…..it was the lacy bra that caught my attention. We all know who bought that for her. 😉

  13. nancy m.

    something I failed to mention as of late….you always assume that people haven’t read the book and therefore you leave a lot to the imagination, which is a HUGE credit to your writing style for the illos. you are one brilliant woman, but you already know that!

    • admin

      Aw, thanks so much Nancy! 🙂 I try my best not to spoil anything for anyone, if possible. Although sometimes it’s difficult to do, given the nature of the scene being depicted.
      -Victoria

  14. Elle June Wynter

    HI….. i just saw this while searching on google, if it is okay can i use this picture of yours on my story at wattpad?

    • admin

      Hi Elle, apologies for the late reply. As long as you credit and link to the image on my site, then I have no problem with you using the illo for your story on Wattled. I really appreciate you asking for permission first. Please send me the link to your story once you have it posted! Thanks!
      -Victoria

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