Getting carried away

getting carried away

Normally I jump around and attempt to depict different moments or scenes from the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy in no particular order. Basically, if something pops into my head and I can completely picture how I would like to sketch and paint the piece, then I go from there. But since July 30 is most likely the date of Christian and Ana’s wedding (the exact date is never actually noted in the trilogy) I thought I would try to mark the occasion with a sketch. I have to admit, the date crept up on me and I found that I didn’t have enough time for a full illustration. Also, to be honest, I really want to take my time figuring out how to depict anything from the actual wedding (since again, the details from this part of the book was left a bit vague.) 😉

With that in mind, I decided to look at their anniversary date from a bit of a different perspective…

Ever the one to stand on ceremony, this was not the first time Christian carried Ana over the threshold. But this seemed more ‘official’ since it took place where they called home. The first time–as they boarded his jet after their wedding–was more like he carried her over the threshold to what you could technically call their ‘honeymoon suite.’ 😉

The two enjoyed a wonderful time traveling through Europe and staying on a beautiful luxury yacht. But now, the honeymoon was quite literally over and it was back to Seattle and their home at Escala. Christian would soon be back dealing with his many mergers and acquisitions and Ana back to her position as editor at SIP. So, I decided to choose this particular moment to pay tribute to their wedding anniversary. As Christian carried his new bride Ana over the threshold, it marked the beginning of their new life as a married couple in the reality they had set aside during the three amazing weeks of their honeymoon.

Not that arriving back home and settling back into their usual routine would be at all dull or boring. As if they ever really experienced what most would call a ‘usual routine!’  Their relationship had progressed lightning fast and both had experienced a gamut of emotions and first experiences. But even after marrying, this did not at all mean they would now be settling down and into a uneventful married life. Not by a long shot! If anything, it strengthened their bond and just days after arriving home, all sorts of events–both good and bad–would end up testing it.

These two just never seem to get a chance to catch their breath, do they?! 😉


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Fifty Shades of Grey, sketch

28 Responses to Getting carried away

  1. E L James recently did confirm that July 30th is their anniversary.

    That is a nice moment for them!

    • admin

      Hi Crissy! Oh phew! I’m glad the date is correct. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

      Yes, that was a nice moment, but it seems like Christian really enjoys carrying Ana around a lot! 😉

      • Lory Silva

        Me encanto..
        Saludos desde Venezuela-Maracaibo
        Sigueme @Lory_SF
        Ya quiero que salga la pelicula y no decepcione

        • admin

          ¡Muchas gracias! 🙂 So happy that you enjoyed this illustration! *waving hello to you in Venezuela* 🙂 I’m sure the movie will not disappoint. It will be fun to see how they interpret the books!

  2. Laura O.

    Too cute! Thank you for this!

    • admin

      Hi Laura! It’s really my pleasure! But I thank you very much for taking the time to check out my work and for your lovely comments! 🙂

  3. Nancy M.

    Love it….love it….love it! AlWAYS a joy to find a new post and poignant.

    • admin

      Wow! Thanks so much Nancy! Glad you enjoyed the sketch! 🙂 I’m relieved I was able to finish this one just in time! 😉

  4. Adelle

    Getting carried away indeed. To a lifetime of pleasure and happiness. I love your sketch!! As always 🙂
    Thinking how lucky Ana is to have Christian….

    Thanks Victoria!!

    • admin

      Hi Adelle! Yes, Ana is one lucky girl, isn’t she?! So happy to hear you liked the sketch! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know! 🙂

  5. Ang!e

    That is such a sweet loving moment. And Ana looks so tine in Christians arms <3 Love it !

    • admin

      Thanks Ang!e! 🙂 I also thought it was a very sweet moment in the book, but Christian is obviously in really great shape to be able to carry Ana for that long! I made her a bit tiny to give him an easier time of it. 😉

  6. Christine

    That’s so lovely and and romantic.
    I love it when christian becomes sweet and gentle.
    Fantastic victoria 🙂

    • admin

      Thanks so much, Christine! I’m glad I was able to get that feeling across in the sketch. It was exactly what I was aiming for! 🙂

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  8. Tiffany

    As usual, awesome 🙂 thanks Victoria. Well, happy anniversary to Ana & Christian.
    Keep it coming 🙂 always hungry for more.


    • admin

      It’s always my pleasure, Tiffany! I thank you for visiting and checking the new piece out! 🙂 I’m sure the two of them thoroughly enjoyed celebrating their anniversary in their own special way 😉

      Ooo, always hungry for more? Sounds like someone is quite insatiable… (and I love it!) ;D


  9. Vicky W

    Hi Victoria,

    Love your work as always. So you are back to sketches. While I love the color renditions, I still enjoy the brushing and wispy nature of the sketching technique for your drawings. Fiction and fantasy need to be flighty sometimes, don’t you think? Adds to the romance of the theme as well.

    Happy second anniversary Ana and Christian.

    • admin

      Hi Vicky! Thanks for the very kind words 🙂 I’m happy to hear that you enjoy the sketches! Sometimes I prefer sketches to finished color illustrations in general, because sketches seem to show more fluidity and movement. I also really enjoy it when my favorite artists release sketchbooks or post their sketches and get a glimpse of their creative process.

      But I love how you described that the nature of sketching adds to the feeling of romance as well! I never thought of it that way, but I totally agree! 🙂

      Thanks again!

  10. Ang!e

    Where are you? We miss you & sketchs ;(

    • admin

      Hi Ang!e! I’m here! I’m here! 😉 I’m really sorry that it’s been a while since I’ve shared anything new. My Mac died recently and it took a week to get it repaired and returned to me. I’ve been a bit busy getting back up to speed on everything…BUT I am currently working on a new piece! I’m hoping to be able to share it in the next few days 🙂

      I am very touched to hear that I was missed. Thank you! ♡ 🙂

  11. Nancy

    You are do talented. I always enjoy seeing your illustrations and reading your interpretations of the scene. Anxiously awaiting for your next one!

    • admin

      Thank you so much, Nancy! I really appreciate that you take the time to visit and not only check out my illos, but also read my ramblings! 🙂 So glad you are enjoying everything so far! It’s been a lot longer than usual between pieces due to some computer problems, but I am currently working hard to finish up a new piece! I will be sharing it very, very soon!

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  13. A. Sue

    siiigh… what is it about elevators?? As always, great illustration <3

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