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(once on the site click on the image for the BIG version)
What's the concept ?
Me proving once again how weak I can be in front of a good prompt !! I filled a prompt (= wish) from strgazr04 's wish list posted at the hoodie_time comm that launched a Dean-centric Wish List Party Post about a week or so. (I think that prompts are still open so..)
(I want) Dean with longer hair (for whatever reason. I love that Sam's hair is big in fandom/canon but I think the way Dean's hair never changes is telling too and would love to see something different).
I must admit that I was curious enough to give it a try. In fact I thought about it more than once so it was the good occasion. What is funny is how this haircut makes him look younger and god knows I used as a reference picture for the face a photo where Jensen was 31.
The haircut is inspired by...?
Well, at the beginning, I wanted a Josh Holloway or Alexander Skarsgard type of haircut but finally, I thought it would be much more simple to take as a reference...Jensen himself!! After all, he had "long hair" in the past. Well not "Axl Rose long" of course but longer than his Dean hair style. I used as an inspiration this picture but I drew the strands a little bit longer and wilder because Dean being a hunter on the road, I guess he wouldn't have the time to really take care of his hairstyle like a Tv star.
There are less details than usual...
I worked the face "as usual" (= in details, with the freckles, stubble, eyelashes etc...) but the rest even the hair is almost a speed painting particularly the jacket, the shirt and the background. I used rough edges brushes and a lot of textures to hide the lack of details and to attract the viewer's attention on the face alone and particularly the eyes and the mouth. I used as an inspiration a tutorial by artist Melanie Delon from a book called Digital Masters - Techniques.
A reference picture for Dean's face ?
Yes, in fact it's a screenshot from My Bloody Valentine (the movie, not the episode). You can find it here.
No title for this art this time ?
EDIT : Found one. Actually pat_san found one : "I like your hair long" inspired by the title of a song by The Hard Lessons
You're working on a lot of stuffs at the moment, p_m !
I SHOULDN'T be working on a lot of stuffs at the moment!!!
I should concentrate on my trip to Paris (I am leaving in less than a week and NOTHING is ready), I should finish my 4 remaining arts for The Doors of Time (I think I contacted felisblanco in APRIL and we are in DECEMBER, poor girl), I should start working seriously on my j2_everafter and my j2_afterclass (almost done...), I should answer to the 34 comments that are still in my inbox, and I should try to find funny ideas for my next collaboration with dragonspell on some Small Small World timestamp(s) but guess what I am doing instead ?!!! I am filling prompts!!!!! Somebody locks me in a mental institution for over productive fan artists....ಠ_ಠ
EDIT : Some people were interested in wallaper versions of this drawing, here are two :
1280 x 800 - 1920 x 1080
(You can ask for a size that is not listed above if you want)
That's it for today! Hope you enjoyed this post and see you soon