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'As He Breaks... by Crimefish 'As He Breaks... by Crimefish
...So Shall It Break."

:bulletpink: prismacolor pencils
:bulletpink: A3 printer paper
:bulletpink: ref photos - Supernatural screencaps:
Misha Collins/Castiel and Jensen Ackles/Dean Winchester.

This is a giftart for `Cataclysm-X. :heart:
She deserves the blood, sweat, and papercuts.
Here's the drawing hanging on Nic's wall: [link]

My scanner killed a lot of this. u.u The difference
between blue and purple is more obvious irl.
And yes, my colouring is getting trippy and haphazard.
I know. But if you wanna tell me so, go ahead.

OH DEAN. Absolutely kills me when you cry.


Edit: Amazed to have gotten a DD for this. Fantastic. Thank you. I used to open my dA everyday hoping to see one, but then decided to stop hoping and start WORKING for it. Guess the hard work approach gets results.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-03-20
"As He Breaks... by *Crimefish From the suggester: "It really blew me away the way they used all these colours to paint this scene, and how they managed to make it look real." ( Suggested by kironomi and Featured by rydi1689 )
agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Wonderful! :)
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   General Artist
Very nice!
AtitayaPnikorn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Very! Very! Amazing!!
DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As I once heard someone on tumblr say:
"Supernatural is about a broken boy being put back together by an angel who broke himself in the process."
Yuurei-themadhatter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super awesome!!!!
Meteorprime Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
How? How.... how can someone be this good? Are you actually juts a human-sized printer with legs?

Crimefish Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you. :lmao: Pretty much, yeah. Only, printers are much faster. So I'm quite useless in that sense.
annARTism Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Amazing!
EmmyWinchester Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
great job!! :D i love it! :) dean <3
ccerr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
LightStorm456 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, amazing!!! :squee:
RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
que buena técnica! me encantan tus trabajos
whimsicalsun Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
This is beautiful. I don't have words to describe how I feel when I see this kind of beauty. Traditional art <3
LRFitch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, I adore the way you just draw scenes - I had a similar idea myself to draw out my favourite scenes in films in this way but after seeing this I think you'll always put me to shame :D It's just perfect, even the top picture where Cas is just a blur and you can just see Dean's outline - the whole picture just works, even the colours! Gorgeous :love:
riookierin Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
this is absolutely stunning.
chikanarusoubi Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D: I'm still amazed by the fact it's prismacolors! D: PRISMACOLORS D: !!!
theyear3000 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Wow this is fantastic. I love how you mixed the colour and how real it looks.
rubiyasha Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Featured here: [link]
bansheegrrl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow <3
hannahhoneyy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
you're awesome. love the overall cool colors.... did i say you were awesome?... well you're awesome ^_^
simplyart61 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there, i have got to say, just came across your work here on dA and i must admit you have some incredible pieces of work, i am a big fan of supernatural and your colour work is incredible. May i ask, it seems you live in the UK, do you know where i can find a shop where there is some prismacolour pencils available in the UK? It is just that you have inspired me incredibly to experiment using colour pencils.
Thank you
Alex Bird
Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Unless you want to try ebay, I don't know of anywhere in the UK that sells them. I import mine (both tins and single pencils) through [link] . Buying them full price on ebay looks like roughly the same total cost as importing, since the discount's offset by shipping and customs duty. Either way, they're not cheap.
(I think artists should get some kind of government grant for supplies, since we're responsible for enriching the country's culture. :lol: )

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I hate that. :XD: But I am glad to hear I've inspired you. Thank you for the compliment.
simplyart61 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the reply, its not a problem at all, because ebay seems to be the only place i've found too :D
Yeah you've definitely inspired me to use colour more in my work, may i ask have you seen my pencil work? I'd love to hear feedback from yourself, thanks for sharing your work too! :)
Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
I have to admit I'm not so good with the comment & critique. I don't verbalise well, and I'm also sick, so mostly when I look at art, the only thing I feel is tired and in need of a nap. :XD: But I'll try.

By the looks of things, your skills are progressing great on their own, so I'd hesitate to give you any advice whatsoever (really seems like you don't need it. Some people have the good fortune of being able to develop their techniques naturally without any guidance from others - in my opinion that's what constitutes talent).

The one thing I will say is so much blending of shaded areas leaves your figures a little fuzzy and lacking definition. I'd either blend less and practice rendering textures like skin manually using just the pencils (and remember to keep them sharp), OR (much simpler imo) just using a finer blending tool like a q-tip, to go up to the edges. That way you can avoid smudging details like the hairline.

And you probably don't anyway, but please don't ever use your fingers to blend with. You'll leave destructive oils on the paper, and the drawing will degrade more quickly.

This is my friend Nic's tutorial on the subject - [link] It's worth a glance even if, like me, you prefer discovering your own techniques.

Of course, this is all just my personal taste as an anal retentive pedant. I rarely blend at all. I like every part of the drawing to have its own texture. If you'd asked anyone else, they probably wouldn't have had anything to say about it.
simplyart61 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I thank you ever so much for giving me the help that i may need to improve! I have actually started a piece of work that uses some of the techniques provided in the link that you sent me of your friend Nic. That tutorial has been a brilliant source of information for me to improve my skills in drawing.

I had also taken on board the advice from you about blending less and instead using more of the pencil to render different skin textures within my work! I think i've only blended so little of my latest drawing of Jensen Ackles and i am extremely happy with the results that are presented so far.

I have started to realise that i should also spend more time on my drawing and to never rush the final stages of my work. I have done that on so many occasions in my work, and have never been satisfied with the final product.

I thank you so much for the time you have spent helping me in the best way possible, it truly means alot to me to become a better artist, and most importantly, make new friends because of it. I'd be happy to share with you my works that are being shown and being worked on.
GothGirl911 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap on a cheese cracker, you PAINTED this!? I thought they were screenshots until I read the daily deviation thingy! You are AMAZING! Words cannot express my admiration - I draw like a retarded squirrel!
Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
:lmao: Thank you... Yeah, I drew it with prismacolor pencils. If you use them just right, they give a painted appearance. (Which is why I haven't learned to use paints yet even though I've been meaning to for years. Why bother when pencils do the trick?)
Djezouss Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
So beautifull work !!!!
Giselle-M Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
This has been featured here:[link]
Great Work:love:

Congrats on the DD! It was so very much deserved!
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Your amazing work has been featured [link] :D
Crimefish Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Oh! Been ages since I had a feature! *rushes over there*
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
naww, you sure deserve one!
Judi42 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Wow is so gorgeous art!
NikitaLaChance Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It look like a photo! O.O Wow, it´s amazing!
kon-memoirs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The bottom right, is SO SO. GORGEOUS.
It's perfect. Oh man, I squealed in my chair like you wouldn't believe. You. Are Godly. :iconbowdownplz:
ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is just astonishing, the way you managed to portray the transparency of the plastic tube on his face is just INSANE!!! Really astounding and beautiful work. Your hands should be insured.
chuffing-twit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   Writer
The coloring on this is stunning...I just keep staring at their skin and each color and every detail >,< it's amazing how you captured this, and even though the scanner supposedly messed up parts and pieces, overall--this is brilliance. <3
landofsunshine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your skills with the Prisma colours is amazing...and i'm always up for looking at supernatural art :P
Diamonds-Hearts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Your style is really awe inspiring! :):love:
cliz Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
That is one of my favourite scenes in that series. I absolutely love what you did with the colours.
Chasy88 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! No words for that, what a beautiful piece of art! The light and everything looks incredible and I Love how you worked with blue and black. Their eyes are amazingly drawn and... wow, I'm in awe.
Really beautiful!
Sakure-yume Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
._____. oh god your amazing great job !!!!
Forbidden-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i wasnt surprised either it was about dean got to do somethin cool sammy and his demon crap was just annoying!
and i agree if someone had told dean that he would break the first seal in hell he would have fought against it the whole time, besides john wasnt rigteous enough! dean if i dunno got this huge sense of morals and right and wrong, i guess thats wh he is so good at hunting
aavikkohiekka Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm so favin' this, AWESOME O___O
Passion91 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist


it've been featured in my journal
the-infamous-sbq Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
This ... WOW. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I honestly thought it was a photograph at first. I ADORE your coloring; you've seriously got some wicked talent :D
Spnoth Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Amazing, I remember this scene and it was so heartbreaking, yet so beautiful :heart:
You've captured the feelings and emotions so well! His tear looks so real in the last panel!
Just beautiful :clap:
AngelinoDali Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
is that a drawn pic?
Crimefish Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Yes. I used Prismacolor pencils. :B
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