sealed with a kiss

sealed with a kiss

To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, I thought I would try something a little different. While trying to come up with an illo idea, a scenario popped into my head that would have taken place after the time frame of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy.

The lipstick scene was quite powerful in Fifty Shades Darker, and traces of that encounter (no pun intended) were revisited a few more times later in the story. It was a powerful and intimate scene, which was one of many instances that showed Christian attempting to overcome painful childhood memories but also showed his willingness to grow closer to Ana.

But I thought it would be fun to create an illo where one day–perhaps on Valentine’s Day– Ana surprises Christian in bed with the same tube of lipstick. By now, Christian had overcome his aversion to being touched in the areas he directed her to map out on his torso. So, he’s a bit puzzled…but when it comes to Ana…always intrigued. 😉

Seeing his confusion, she explains that although the last time he had her apply the lipstick to his body was an important moment for them both, it was also quite an intense experience for Christian to endure at the time. While it helped him on his road to escaping the traumas of his past, it probably didn’t hold entirely positive memories, since it did cause him so much anxiety.

So, she decided to create a new and more positive memory, while also acknowledging how much he had overcome and how much they had grown together. She suggests that she would now use the lipstick on him again…applying it in her own special way…in a series of kisses!

Plus one more kiss for good measure…although I’m sure there’s plenty more where that came from! 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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18 Responses to sealed with a kiss

  1. Chris

    Absolutely lovely! Both the illustration and the concept.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well!

  2. Aline

    Hi Victoria happy Valentine’s Day!!!
    What a beautiful declaration of love between Christian and Ana!
    As we all know fifty was loving every kiss that Ana gave him. I love the intimate moment that she is kissing his forehead and giving him love and solace that he always needs!! Keep up the good work and like I said Fifty as always is yummy and irresistible!!

    • admin

      Hi Aline! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the illo and thank you for your very kind words!

  3. Christine

    Hi Victoria ~
    *Happy Valentine’s Day*!
    What a lovely illustration. I agree, I can see Ana putting hearts on Christian’s chest. I love checking out your website and seeing fun surprises!
    Thank you for your talents!

    • admin

      Hi Christine! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! 😀 I’m so glad you enjoyed the illo! I’m also happy to hear you enjoy visiting my site, and that I’m able to provide fun surprises 😉 It’s always my pleasure!

  4. Annette Tomplait

    What a beautiful illustration. This shows how deep her love for Christian is. I own many of your pieces. This just may be another when it is published.

    • admin

      Hi Annette! Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked the illo 🙂 Oh wow! Thanks so much for picking up some of my pieces in my shop as well! I really appreciate it! 😀 I will try to get the new illo ‘on the shelves’ as soon as I can 😉

  5. Stephanie

    and that is how you remove Elena from memory. 😉
    still waiting on Christian and Teddy, not much longer in the story line 🙂

    • admin

      hahahaha ;D Oh Stephanie, as I’ve said before, I admire your perseverance 😉 Thanks for stopping in and checking out the illo!

  6. It’s a beautiful picture, this sweetheart! I love all your work! Congratulations and keep it up! ❤❤ Have a nice day

    • admin

      Thank you so much for all of your kind words, Nikolett! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re enjoying everything! I hope you have a wonderful day as well 🙂

  7. nancy m.

    Another excellent illo! I wanted to tell you that if you bring it in close and use your imagination, his belly button also looks like a heart! What a very special picture. He’s beautiful…she’s beautiful! My fantasy of these two lives on, thanks in part to your illos! Love you….thanks for the Valentine gift. You have a very special talent.

    • admin

      Hi Nancy! hahaha I will have to zoom in on the illo and take a look. A happy accident I suppose 😉 I am so glad you were pleased at how they turned out in the piece! I really appreciate all of your extremely kind words. You are always so sweet 🙂

  8. Nadine

    Hello, Victoria!

    Once again, a wonderful illo about my favourite couple.
    You just showed all the love Ann feels for Christian. She would do anything she could to take away all the horror of Christian’s childhood. She’s a very courageous woman. That’s how we are when we stay with the man we love.
    Great illo once again.
    As I say each time, I’m waiting for the next illo. Please do it quickly!
    Thank you. All kisses from Belgium.


    • admin

      Hi Nadine! So glad you enjoyed the illo and thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 Happy to hear you’re already looking forward to the next piece! I will do my best to share something new very soon 😉 *hugs to you in Belgium* 😀

  9. Tiffany

    Hi Victoria,

    it has been a while, just wanted to say hi. Still a big fan of your work. I love this one as usual 🙂

    • admin

      Hi Tiffany! 😀 Thanks so much for stopping in and saying hello! I hope all is well, and that the year has been great so far! I’m really happy to hear that you’re still enjoying the illos and liked this particular piece also 🙂

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