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Dean Winchester - Wayward Son by Imaliea Dean Winchester - Wayward Son by Imaliea
Carry on my wayward son,
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more...

- Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas

Update March 2010 - So it turns out I just can't let sleeping Dean's lie - I have to poke at them until they satisfy me >_>... I made some changes because I still wasn't happy with it... I know everyone's seen this by now but I would love some comments. I guess it's an improvement? lol I don't know anymore... I should just move on ^^;

AGAIN UPDATE but I'm not gonna spam everyone's inboxes so I'll just note it quietly here for anyone who noticed haha... I think I've gone back and retouched this about a zillion times now. This will be the final one... if I want to paint Dean again, it'll be with a brand new painting, cuz sometiems I just gotta let sleeping Deans lie! lol I've done the best I can do for now XD

UPDATE: Okay, spent my lunch hour today going back and repainting some of his features >_> lolz.

Oh. My. God. I think I was possessed. By Dean Winchester (or Jensen Ackles). He wanted me to paint him. He made me sit down at my desk, push aside everything else I was working on, and watchepisode after episode of Supernatural while I painted him for hours. See, he'd issued a challenge (or maybe I'm just having a psychotic break). I had to paint him using a technique I hadn't tried before and without rushing through it!

Patience is something I'm always struggling with, because usually I get so excited about what I'm working on I can't wait to see it finished haha, which often leads me to having to redo things over and over because I rushed through the first time around.

So this time I thought, no, I'm not gonna rush, I'm just gonna sit down and paint and take my time. And yes I still had to paint and repaint different parts of his features until I got them right, but it wasn't time wasted because of rushedness on my part. I was so determined not to fall into the same old traps with this one!

I dunno if this sounds conceited or not, but I really am proud of it, and not ashamed to say so. I learnt SO MUCH while painting this, since it's a completely new technique as well - I used only one brush to paint the whole thing, a fuzzy round brush. So no texture brushes at all (which I usually love to use) o.o. Painted each freckle and pore by hand x_x and I tried so hard to get emotion in his eyes and features... I really hope I pulled it off! (not to mention I hope everyone can regonise it as him >_> ) I think I will stick with this technique for a while... which means I'm tempted to go back and repaint all the other paintings I've been currently working on -_-'

As an interesting (sorta) side-note, I was actually watching the episode where Dean gets dragged to Hell T_T when I finished painting this...

Technical Info:
Painted entirely in Photoshop, using 2 different pics as reference (both screencaps from an episode), plus made my own small changes to add a bit of uniqueness ^^; umm I think that's it...

Oh and yes, that is my initial I 'stitched' onto his collar... >_> heehee... so no stealing!

See Sam here if you haven't already :heart:

Artwork Imaliea
DO NOT steal this artwork or use it without permission

I claim no ownership of the characters used in this image. Characters of Supernatural belong to their creator Eric Kripke as well as Warner Bros. Television and Productions
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SalvatoreLover Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing :3 ♥
agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning! Heart 
ewmh1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is just.. WOW!!!! Especially the Winchester brothers.. they're so dreamy :P
AnnaPond Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Your arts are amazing and I just wanna ask, would you like to join our project? We're going to make presents for SPN-cast (Misha, Jensen, Jared and Osric) and we need good artist and beautiful arts. You can find all information in our tumblr:
So maybe you want to draw something for Jensen's or Osric's book or maybe we could use some of your already finished arts? Or maybe you could help to make a gift for Jared? Or recommend any artist who could join us?

Please, even if you're not intrested in this idea, help us to spread the word! Reblog this post (if you have a tumblr)… and retweet this (if you have a twitter)…

And thank you anyway!)
Have a nice day :3
Myllady Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are INCREDIBLE. I'm awed by you, completely ! Bravo :)
Valentinegirl0214 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
This is absolutely gorgeous! Oh. My. God.  I love Jensen, love Dean, love this.
richcapo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I can't believe this isn't a photo -- I've never seen hyper-realism this well executed.
ionic-ink Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Great work!
xmitters Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh dean.. your life is just one miserable fail. You deserve so many cuddles. <3
xXBlackBeautyXx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Incredibly awesome! So much detail... how?!?!
Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   General Artist
I'm not even sure myself now... extreme patience I guess hahaha! Thanks heaps :)
RainSometime Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
agfjgfsiukasfduhdf too beautiful
BCreeferGirl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
thank you!
cosoko Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
So amazing. You have great skill! So beautiful!!!!!
oh, dean<3 amazing, you are incredibly talented!
Faded-devil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I have to admit, I was skeptical, but the winchesters won me over with their badassery.
LoveDestructive Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
I love the little details, like his freckles, the creases around his eyes. So well done.
LoveDestructive Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
Sweet dimpling jesus, this is beauty. Jensen is seriously one of the most beautiful men ever.
Noitusan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Great painting! :thumbsup:
Poetsiren Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This is perfectly gorgeous!! LOVE the slight freckles. So realistic!
RowenaDeVandal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
ScheherazadesHorcrux Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork! I know the feeling: sometimes they just command you to paint/draw/or make artork out of them! ;)
SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Love the intense glare, a well-captured expression. :D
krystaaaalkay Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When someone can paint this well, I can hardly believe that it isn't actually a photograph. Excellent work!
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing.

This truly is beautiful work. :D
regates Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
:jawdrop: awesome, just awesome
WindowArtist1994 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! You put a lot of detial into this! Gah, I love you Dean!
disturbedcoyote Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This beautiful. I wish I could paint digitally like you.
sarahfe123 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist
wow!! Amazing! (:
FinalFantasyFanatic1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I...I can't form a sentence that would fully express to you how amazing this piece of art is or how completely awed I am by it. :iconinloveplz:
Sxarlet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
This is beautiful!
777wolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Woa. I am speachless.
SkiingPelican Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Every single freckle? Wow. Do you prefer this method now to other painting methodes? It turned out truly gorgeous!
Y-Frost Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
RedStreak-40 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
by far this is your best work in your whole gallery, keep it up :) i say stick to the one brush- each pore by hand technique
BabiChuld Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely stunning, it's almost hard to beleive it's even been painted by someone! Wow, you really are talented xx
WolfieChu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I am in love with this. O.o

Amazing digital painting skills... which makes me incredibly envious haha!
ElykAerPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amberdreams1960 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Love the depth of the shadows on this and the green tinges
Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. I was kinda like "a picture? What's so special about that?" And then...OH YOU DREW THIS!!! OMGGG
You need to siphon off some of your skill on other less talented artists. Seriously :P
Fazz-jo-xx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy Shiza. They are sooooooooo FANTASTIC! His eyes just look so incredibly real... you have brought both Sam and Dean to life- you are amazingly talented! Wow.
StevenSWM Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Damn, your artwork boarders on the Supernatural!
btw: Carry On My Wayward Son, is one of my 2 all time favorite songs!
MYxSHADOWxANG3L Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can Dean and Sam get any better?? :D amazing work! Great job!
Tsubacloud Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is fantastic!!
La-Maline Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
yeahhh... I'll just sit in my corner and cry.
dmakron Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
How amazingly hurt and vulnerable he looks. You are just amazing...
WavingMonsterStudios Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very very good!! Lovely finish.
thefamilybusiness Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love this! You did an awesome job! :love:
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