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...
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
Artwork © Imaliea
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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