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Little soldier, little insect by Crimefish Little soldier, little insect by Crimefish
"So love me now
Hell is coming
You kiss my mouth
Hell is here

Little soldier, little insect
You know war, it has no heart
It will kill you in the sunshine
Or happily in the dark...

Wake, baby, wake
Leave that blanket around you
There's nowhere else safe

I'm leaving this place
But there's nothing
I'm planning to take

Just you
Just you..."
- Bright Eyes.

I know it's a pretty choice of reference, but it has a lot more meaning.
The screencap was from the end of Bloodlust (Supernatural
season 2 episode 3), when Dean's reflecting on the hunt and wondering,
of all the things they've killed, how many didn't deserve it.
The lens flare was a happy accident while filming, and I think having a
halo highlights how tired, beat-up and disillusioned he looks.

:bulletpink: Reference - Supernatural screencap of Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester.
:bulletpink: Time - a week? Much, much quicker than usual. I rushed some parts, too.
:bulletpink: Tools- lines sketch on paper, photoshop, tablet.
:bulletpink: WIP shots so you can flip between them: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
WIP deviation:



I owe people drawings and stuff. =_= I know this.
I just keep getting distracted by all the pretties.

:blowkiss:
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:icondontspeaksilent:
DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student General Artist
So beautiful!!! :love:
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:iconbetahimetsukiko:
BetahimeTsukiko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I still love/hate you for your awesomeness you know that? Great work.
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:icontwostepsfromart:
TwoStepsFromArt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that really looks like the original picture O_O *_*
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dmakron Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
The poem is very apt for Dean all through Season 3 too. He always was "Daddy's Good Little Soldier". Makes me sad and how heartbreakingly pretty your work is,,, [sighs] Love it!
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Wayward-Renegade Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Gorgeous and very well done!
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smalld1171 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! :D
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:iconhedgehog3000:
hedgehog3000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:wow:
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:iconlialun:
Lialun Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my. Just going through your old stuff and I'm really amazed how much you have improved.
I really burst out laughing when I saw this one, because my wincest-infected mind of course had me reading little soldier, little incest. xDD
Oh well. You're such an inspiration. :)
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:icondreamybreeze:
DreamyBreeze Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Photographer
Brilliant *-*
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Kittyoxo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Ooooo Jensen Ackles how i love you so! Gooood job :)
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:iconwera5:
wera5 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it!
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:iconfirestorm-seeker:
Firestorm-Seeker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
You are so amazing.
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:iconchekelskea-g:
chekelskea-g Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
:O you amaaaaze me
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:iconmellios:
Mellios Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student
Um... Wow?
-.-
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:iconwordpainter81:
wordpainter81 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
You're been featured! :) I love your work.
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soloist-demyx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
seriously,i thought it's a photo in the first glance,until I noticed it's under digital art category O_O

you really done well on capturing the overall mood,good job :)
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superchip86 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Ditto! :aww:
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Hahah! That's what I like to hear :XD: Thank you. Yeah, realism's fine for someone with technical ability, but capturing a certain mood requires... something else. Hmm.
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soloist-demyx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
I believed that you had achieved both of them in this drawing :) ,my friends and I are really amazed by this piece,not to mention that it's even better than the ori reference XD
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:iconconnieuitsu:
ConnieUitsu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Absolutely LOVE it!
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:iconkoneco-chan:
Koneco-chan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
4 words

You are a god *_*
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thank you. XD
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:iconkoneco-chan:
Koneco-chan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very welcome ^^
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:icongiselle-m:
Giselle-M Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
This has been featured in my journal:[link]
Great work!!!
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:iconkarret:
Karret Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
I really love how good you are at like... out of focus vs in focus things are... *A* <33
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:iconlexakay:
lexakay Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
wow. wow. wow. it's one of my all-time favourite scenes of supernatural. can't believe how real this looks!
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:iconxinfected:
xinfected Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE this! Your art is absolutely incredible!
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Mello-McQueen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
And now i have to leave ANOTHER comment. God, this is so amazingly awesome. I bow to your artsy skills.
ffffffffffffff- and it is Dean. AND I have been obsessed with that song since...I dunno. FOR A LONG TIME NOW!
I love you. ♥
Thank you for being awesome. :D
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I KNOW. I can't remember when I started obsessing either, 'cause I don't remember what date it started airing here. By now I'm using the US airing schedule, so I don't know how long it's been... but I don't remember life before, and I don't want to. :XD:

Thank you very much. :lol:
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kon-memoirs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Love love love the lighting.
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JKLionHeart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist
I guess this question has already been asked, but could you answer, personnally for me?
What materials did use?
Or it is a digital drwaing?
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
All digital. I took a screencap, printed it, made a pencil sketch (because I have to zoom out to see the entire image, and I prefer to work zoomed in at 200%... makes it hard to get anatomy and proportion right using just photoshop) scanned it, put it on a multiply layer and painted under it. :B
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oogamama Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I cannot find the words to explain how amazing this is. :faint:
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mortmortmorty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
dear god i thought this was a photograph :omg: BEAUTIFUL!!
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Oh, thank you! :heart: I haven't done a digital painting in a really long time. I should do that.
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:iconmortmortmorty:
mortmortmorty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
ahh you're welcome!! you should! they are frickin' beautiful, haha. i seriously had to push my eyes back in my head after realizing it was a painting, ha! love it.
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dontgetanyolder Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
this is stunning, and I'm a huge Bright Eyes fan, so seeing the lyrics made it even better.
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PITTYANA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
what a nice bad boy!
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:iconfightingfornothing:
FightingForNothing Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can't believe this isn't a photo !:wow: you're incredibly talented!
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
^^; Thank you! I love digital painting. I haven't done any in a while, though, 'cause my tablet died.
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:iconfightingfornothing:
FightingForNothing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hope you get new one soon ^^
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:iconmiktroz:
miktroz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great lighting effect, it's so realistic !
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shorty1013 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
You know, I may end up collecting every SPN bit of fan art you've posted! :D
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starlightspoint7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009   Photographer
Wow! Incredibly realistic!
You've really captured Dean. :D
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AwkwardSylence Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why, but at first I thought this was a pencil drawing, and I nearly flipped out when I saw that lens flare thing by Jensen's head. "WHAAAA HOW DID YOU DO THAT WITH PENCIL--?! ...Oh, it's digital! Hahahhh well, don't I look silly..."

Perfection. Utter perfection. How long have you been drawing?
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Oh, man, I would love to have done this in pencil. XD I only did it digitally 'cause I figured with so many brown tones, it'd be much harder with pencil. Plus I'm really bad at low contrast faces; I tend to make my pencil faces black and white with as few tones in between as possible. And I didn't want to wreck the image by screwing with the contrast, because it looks so pretty as it is. :aww:

The short answer is always. I used to get awards for drawing in lower school, and in middle school I was the one who drew on people's notebook covers while they took notes for me... so I guess I was always good enough to stand out. But I never really tried realism until about four years ago. Until then, all I did was manga and western comic stuff, except for the occasional study. :3
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AwkwardSylence Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah, no way! I used to be that person too! I used to love drawing animals, but I didn't start drawing people until about high school. But given that my college experience isn't even remotely related to art, I haven't had much time for drawing lately--that might explain why I haven't gotten to the realistic part of realism yet. [sulks]

If you ever figure out how to draw and color lens flares or glowing things in general, let me know! I'll be trying to figure out on my end as well. ^_^
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EatToast Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, this picture is doing a really good job pretending to be a photo. amazing job, it's so realistic, it's unreal. :B
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Thank you!! :oops: Really, you think it looks realistic!? 'Cause it had been aaaages since I painted anything in photoshop. And I couldn't get his right eye like the reference, even though I redid it a few times. u_u Stupid Jensen's eye. You suck.
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EatToast Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D i've done only one or two things in digital form, most of them never finished. it takes too long :D
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