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POWERSLAVE by Crimefish POWERSLAVE by Crimefish
"But open the gates of my hell -
I'll strike from the grave..."
- Iron Maiden

The top panel had too many subjects to stick to my usual "pick three colours" rule, so I used, uh... all of them. >.> Whatever.

Yes, I do keep drawing Dean bound and beaten.
No, I'm not done with that particular subject yet.
I don't love this, but it's alright. The colour choices didn't come naturally. I struggled, and now it's awkward to look at (for me, anyway).
It wasn't as fun as it should have been. I'm relieved it's finished so I can work on something else.

:bulletpink: prismacolor pencils (see colours used: [link] )
:bulletpink: A4 cartridge paper
:bulletpink: reference: Supernatural screencaps - Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
:bulletpink: WIPs:


/WON as a prize in my charity raffle March 2011
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0Rukilicious Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh, really nice work. Beautiful. Thank you for this wonderful drawing! 
agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome! :)
ScreamingRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist
oh my god! last panel is the f*cking best! :la::la::la:
wow I think I've fainted. 
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   General Artist
Very nice!
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you've been featured in my da journal!![link]
lulu6494 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
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SaHiRaXiKiTa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
amazing! :D
Sutathewolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
After looking through your amazing Supernatural arts I am now inspired to try this, as I have prisma colors but never used them. So why not try them on my favourite boys? :XD:

Inzepoket Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I could stare at it four hours. This is so amazing ! This one is my favorite, because of the colors and the lights, but honestly, I love all your work.
Crimefish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
^^; Oh, thank you!
marora Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
I really like this, especially the top panel and the fact that the screen shots you picked to work with pulll the camera inward- really gives the whole page a sense of movement.

I hope you don't mind a little critique (especially coming from an artist no where near as good as you) but the bottom panel/ picture seems over-saturated to me, especially the green and red.
Crimefish Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thank you. :bow: I think I usually use the most zoomed out image first to set the scene, then close in on the subject in the next panel. If there are two subjects, I probably put them either side of the scene panel, for symmetry. But as you say, this format works fine here.

I used the exact same pencils for the bottom panel as the other two, so I think the only reason the saturation doesn't work as well for that panel is because a) there's less detail and more block colour, and b) there's no cold blue to balance it out.

If I could do it again I'd add more texture and detail to the skin so there'd be something else to focus on than the colour... and also probably not use red and yellow for the skin in any of the three panels. I thought it'd work, since the theme is burning, but I don't like it. Oh well. :XD:
Watulukinat Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
WOW..... now i know you probably get this zillions of times but you are an epic artist, i love your style
incubusfan7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011   Writer
Lovely color choice! Dean bound and tied? Sexy. :horny:
Scoobert0 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Absolutely amazing! I wish I could color...
Lysistya Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow ! friggin brilliant !
sollertia-studios Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011   General Artist
God, this is INTENSE. (Not that the episode wasn't, but the static nature of the artwork...yeah, intense.)

I just love how you somehow make such saturated colors look SO REAL, and work SO WELL together! I'm so impressed.
Crimefish Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
God, I keep feeling like I fucked up the colours. A couple people told me I shouldn't have used bright orange... but he's about to be burned. I wanted it to be fiery. Maybe that didn't translate well to paper. :shrug: :XD: Oh well.
Anyway. I'm glad you disagree. Thank you kindly.
sollertia-studios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   General Artist
Well, I mean, all of SPN (and maybe horror/gory/violent cinema in general) seems to have filters muting the colors (or tinting them blue or brown).

I like the bright orange because it's different from the show. I don't, personally, think the lack of stark contrast between Dean and the hot poker takes away from the dynamic nature of the picture. But maybe that's what ppl had a problem with? That or the fact that it's so different from the shadowed original show.

You're very welcome!

(also, is there any way I could ask [note?] you for tips on using colored pencil? I don't want to be an annoying "OH EM GEE, explain EVERYTHING to me" fan, but I really admire your work...and colored pencil is, like, the one traditional medium out of those I've tried that I REALLY have trouble figuring out on my own.)
Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your use of color! Who cares if it's not your normal 3 colors, it looks good!

And gotta love Dean's expressions, however abused they may be....
I love the use of colour, and especially the detail in the folds of fabric. My favourite is the last one! Dean/Jensen's eye (and ear and skin tone, on second thought) is done exceedingly well, and I think the reflection of light works perfectly.
Ehvh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O Wooow.. :O just woow..
SkyTeArs Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
AMAZING looks like pictures from the episode KODOS!!
Mello-McQueen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fffffffffffffffffff- the Benders. Freaking creepy.
Everytime someone walks in to the convenience store in my town looking the slightest bit like one of them, I have the worst urge to run out of the room in a panic....
LadyXaniver Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Writer
I like this series. Great capture. especially the last one - attention to detail is fantastic!
Hope114 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
God, you are my favorite artist on here! You do it so damn beautifully! I love the details and the expressions, it all looks so real, with a hint of a dreamy-like feel to it! I adore your work. <3
DEMONxINxME Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
LoupGarouAngel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Beaten&Bruised Dean for the win! Fantastic work.
Ariana-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Sooo cool!
Arafinwe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Oh, I didn't notice this before!! D:

Anyway, that particular scene... I always look away and wait till it's over because I just can't handle eye-related stuff. Sticking a hot metal thingy in someone's eye... just the thought almost makes me throw up ^^;
But this is really good, methinks. The colours are a bit psychedelic but I think it kinda fits the moment. I mean, those hillbillies weren't exactly calm and sane, now were they? :stab:
LaGonz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG this is amazing!
greencasey2890 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!!
Cursed-Beauty Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I love all the little details! Even the floor is a complex mix of colors. <3 The shirt patters must have been hell.... o-o;

And the colors work very well! I think it adds more drama and panic. 8D
darthcloudycoo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Indescribably awesome as always. The colors are so neat. Love can't even compare to my feelings to this piece.
ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus christ, I can feel the heat from that metal thing in MY eye X_X
JaspersAutumn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this scene! I was gonna draw it, but you beat me to it, haha.
Man, I adore this. I get the stick-to-a-limited-palette thing but for so many colours, this turned out really really good. Your colouring never fails to amaze me. I like the contrast of the cool blues/greens and the warm skins, clothing, and poker (!!!). All the panels seem very much connected through colour.
Can I ask what kind of scanner you have? I bet it looks divine in real life, but this is just as great of quality in my opinion. I don't know how to explain it, but- you have a unique style with these. There's always little characteristics in your drawings that scream crimefish. (:
Again, this is amazing, and you have tons of patience to work on something you're not ecstatic about for so long. XD I would have given up. So whether or not you love it to pieces, you did a fantastic job sticking with it. :star:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Though you're not as satisfied as you wish to be, you did an excellent job :heart: I love your choices of the scenes. Always so interesting, powerful screencaps. Connected with your amazing skills, give masterpieces :clap:
BTW, I find the colours great, I know they might be a biiiit too orange, but I think it makes it more powerful drawing.
Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Great use of colour, because of the contrasts and the colours the drawing has so much depth in it! I also love how you have composed your drawing, especially with the close up one can see so much expression, or almost feel the fear. Excellent :clap:
confiused Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I absoulutly adore the last panel <3 I get creeped out just by looking at it :P :)
alx123094 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
:tighthug: your back where have you been
Crimefish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
=__= Nowhere, I just couldn't finish a drawing to save my life! I've been too sick, basically. And plus my brother's home for the summer, and he's stuck on the computer. XD
Sikoian Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, the colors so vibrant !
Crimefish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Thank you. :blush: Seriously, I couldn't have gotten then so rich and bold with my other pencils. Go prismacolor. Woo!
Sikoian Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome! :D
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Dean bound and beaten can never be old hat. ^__^ It's lovely. The amount of time and effort clearly created something phenomenal. As always, your artwork blows me away. Gorgeous job. :heart:
Spnoth Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Luckily I'm not the only one who loves a hurt and beaten Dean <3<3
I love him being vulnerable, hurt or crying, he is beautiful!

And these colors, gah, they are amazing! They really gave me shivers :heart:

I loved that eye part and you captured it perfectly :clap:

Gorgeous art once again!
otter-party Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
So amazing. D:
How do you do it?
crinoline-crown Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Oh I love love love it!
Even though this scene always makes me wince, I love the 'Dean, bound and beaten' theme! can't wait to see more!

beccj Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010   Digital Artist
beautiful work. I like the colours a lot, it works well cause you have this long detailed shot and zoom in closer (and your colours do the same thing, they go from more to less).
By the time I hit the last panel, I could feel the fear - love the impact - so long story short, brilliant work. Sorry to hear you struggled with it though and I hope you enjoy the next one more. :heart:
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