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I was always fascinated with the fact that there is a year and a half between the Pilot and 'Deep Throat'. (Yes, there is. It's canon, whether it was conscious or not. Live with it.) This here is situated not much long after the events in the Pilot; I thought maybe late April, early May.

I am pretty meticulous when it comes to illustrating the XF-verse, so this baby has some Easter eggs and reference. So for those too lazy and/or curious, here they are:

- Briefcase: as seen in 'Fallen Angel', although the colors are a bit tweaked to fit the overall palette.
- Insanely pretty brooch: as seen in 'Deep Throat'.
- Scully fashion: her jacket is akin to that in the Pilot, but she's wearing a long skirt like in Space (and look! there's the briefcase again). Blouse: neatly buttoned, with a collar, like in 'Squeeze'.
- Glasses: as seen in the Pilot et al.
- Hair: she's had a haircut since the Pilot ;) but hasn't changed the color yet.

- Mulder fashion: leather belt, somewhat loose pants, pocketless shirt and, last but not least, a horrible paisley tie akin to those seen in early eps such as 'Squeeze'.
- Glasses: as seen in the Pilot et al.
- Hair: he hasn't had a haircut since the Pilot :)
- ETA 1: and oh but of course, an old school yellow pencil.

- It's obvious, but I'll write it anyway: SUNFLOWER SEEDS. (ETA 2: I decided it was safe to make Scully eat them too; we all know it's Mulder's fav treat, but few people remember they did share the seeds once on the show; maybe it's because everyone hates 'Space' and rarely rewatches it? :D I'm talking about this scene at the very beginning of the ep; Mulder's having some, and it really looks like she's munching on some too. At least that's how it looks to me.)
- The photo on Scully's file looks like the UFO on the IWTB poster.
- Mulder's notes read "ad. X-3692": March 6, 1992? :)
- They are, of course, on a bench. I've never been to D.C. so it's a general impression of The National Mall. Treat it more like a concept than like a depiction. Or maybe it's a completely different park? The lamps are from D.C. all right; reference from gettyimages. :D
- And, last but not least, the X in the sky. First I wanted to put a UFO in there but that was stupid, so I settled for an airplane. And then I remembered how airplane vapor trails sometimes cross each other in the sky and make me all excited (shut up), and - here it is. :D

That was long.

(The brushes for the tie and for the plaque and the pattern for the bushes: Obsidian Dawn. The texture for the ground: mine.)
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rosecrow19 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best I've ever seen. I love the idea here of them sitting together looking over the x-files. This is probably something that happens a lot off screen and took up a great part of their time, an activity they will both always remember, sitting together in the park. Great job.
Nyght11 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so adorable!
landsofwonder Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful idea!
MaRge-KinSon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
kenpodoll Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I love this! SO MUCH! Is this available as a print?
sayaneeG Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
wow ur detailing .. u put so much mind n effort into it .. lovely
Sckid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I love it!
Sckid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
runningsquirrel7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Artist
Beautiful job on the portrait :). You captured them nicely.
LadyKraken Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Like it!
everdeer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Just thought you needed to know that this remains in my top ten favorite x-files fan art piece of all time. I had no idea I had never left a comment. Ridiculous of me! It is a gorgeous piece and the time and effort you took to add the easter eggs make it all the more wonderful.

Hats of you to you. Winning!
SelenSpender Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
4cquiesce Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I just got done reading the description on this and I LOVE it! The meticulous detail you've put into this drawing is absolutely fabulous and as another xphile I applaud you. Love, love, love this!
Junka0123 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your drawing!
Aprelle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
That's really beautiful! Looks just like them! :D
dsimonetti Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Muy Bueno
iowaguy1979 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
very well done! amazing colours and you did a perfect job them, very perfect!
YFish Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They're so cute when they're frumpy dressers!
damn-small-ship Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
The details are exquisite! Also jsyk this has been my favourite piece of XF fanart for *ages*. Stunning.
Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Writer
Oh my goodness. So much detail! I definitely missed the fact that so much time passed between the first two eps... Well, anyhow, this blows me away. AWESOME job! :squee:
Dukesfan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Omg so amazing your so good at drawing them two...hope there's another movie!!!!you just can't get enough of x-files
jypsi-chan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
SO lovely! such detail! I love them and the background and their gadgets and I just :D dont even :D
Trisha-Twilight-Luv Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Oh I miss these two being together :c Hopefully they have another movie SOON!!!
matash21 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
This is friggin awesome ^.^ New fav.
Madras Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
This is amazing. I love how much detail and allusions you put into this.
kenpodoll Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
This is the greatest X-File picture I've ever seen! I want a copy of this! Is there somewhere I can buy this? Absolutely GORGEOUS!
auroralightfairy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Actually more than awesome. Just beyond wonderful. I am in love.
retrolutionary Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Writer
This is my favorite fanart of all-time. <3
Puddum Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I love these two. This is an awesome piece. I love the style and color choices here.

Meanwhile I had no idea the first two episodes took place a year apart. That's crazy!
t0nks Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Love this!!!!
MagicalSpork Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
OK, this is seriously amazing. ^^
nasubionna Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! So stylish, and the likenesses and attention to details are great. Possibly one of my favorite X-Files arts I've yet encountered! **applauds**
PhoenixSparrow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I've featured this here! [link]
Mickieh Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
JurassicPark190 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Student Writer
Hello fellow X-Phile. I love you. (:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that's such a sweet drawing! =D Very peaceful - and full of easter-eggs o/

And yes, I know what you mean with the episode Space :iconwthplz: Only for you to have an idea of the situation, I skipped this episode. I couldn't watch it all/nor even had the curiosity to know how it ended, it was soooooooooo freaking boring! :icondoublefacepalmplz:
Insomniac-Princess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
All the details that only a true fan could note =D

Love it
Babeh-Fli Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
this is so cool haha I love how its in a different style than most scully/mulder stuff :)
PhoenixSparrow Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
this is so great :D
LaSpook Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student Photographer
Awesome work! :)
kamisch42 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Now awesome. Instant :+favlove:!!!! Not only because it's XF and nicely drawn and all that...with a lovely palette and sweet insights...but also because...well, no, I think that about covers it all :giggle: Love it!
BedAndBreakfast Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Magnifique !! :'D

en passant, je viens de voir le nom de ton LJ... C'est le meilleur username que j'ai jamais vu, je crois...
skuuri Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha, merci :D moi aussi je l'adore.
batsan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
naaw this is amazing!!! really they are perfect!!!
nashKar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Hey tell me something........was Scully reaching for the sunflower seeds or did she just want their hands to meet!??!??!?!?........I mean that is a possibility right?.....words aside....this is the best piece of X Files fanart I've seen in recent times.....I LOVE IT!!!!! :D
P.S. I'm basically just a pencil artist....but I lOve the X Files and I'd be honoured if you'd take a look at my gallery..[link]
SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
This is AMAZING. I love it. I love the feeling of aloneness, but also part of something bigger... It's beautiful.
xLorelai-Gilmorex Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
This drawing is INSANELY beautiful! I'm just lost for words I love it, well done! x
gaiascully Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I love this, great detail, I just rewatched Deep Throat today and it was the first time I noticed the broach so when I fullviewed I noticed it right off the bat AWESOME! I love how concentrated and serious you made Scully and Mulders all relaxed. *faved*
Tsaark Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
This is the greatest thing ever created. I even thought it was already in my favorites, because I have seen it before, BUT IT WAS NOT. This must be rectified.

Scully's broach, and the napkin, UGH. PERFECT ;-; They're both perfect. And the colors and textures are amazing.
kuro-mai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
KYAAAAA!!! *nostalgiaaaa* ♥.♥
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