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Into the wild by lily-fox Into the wild by lily-fox
I finished up Supernatural's Season 6 last night, and oh man. I am riding a bull-moose rollercoaster of feels for Castiel. When he’s sitting on that park bench in the snow, begging for a sign from a totally absent father… Well, everybody tells you this show is going to break your heart, but I guess you’ve just got to find out for yourself.

I don't love this. This was my first try, then I started over, hated that and came back to this. So maybe I'm just overexposed to it, but I feel like it could be a lot better. I just wanted to do some straight ink, totally as an excuse to use some of the many halos I've been doodling, but I ended up using ones I've already used before, just because I like these so much. The best halos look like metal and armor, I think.


[ reblog on Tumblr ]
materials: ink, paper + PS8
music: LP's "Into The Wild"
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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DoubleDocument Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible. Contrast is beautiful, the Eyes are amazing...are you using markers and pens?
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Thank you so much! I used illustration pens to do this, yep.
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a-wonderful-sparrow Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Absolutely fantastic, that halo's gorgeous
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muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovelyyyy, the way you draw his lips are perfect. And that neck. I want to scratch his stubble. scritchy scritch.

Your halos are totally awesome! Maybe I should do some halo-y stuff. Makes me want to. hmm.

I haven't finished season 6 yet. I'm being really slow, haha.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
There's something about this one that drives me nuts, it's so off, and I CANNOT figure out what it is. I come back to this thing over and over trying to tweak it so it looks right, but it just doesn't. But thank you, I didn't mean to brush off your comment. C: I'm glad you like this.

Seasons 6 and 7 are heartbreakers, but there are so many funny ones, too! There's some great stuff ahead of you.
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muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm. Maybe it's the shading on his right cheek that makes his face look slightly chubby? That's the only thing I can see, and it's not even that noticeable. But then it's easier a lot of the time to spot flaws in your own stuff. Not everything you do needs to be perfect to be enjoyed, anyway. c:
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
You're right. YOU'RE RIGHT, my God! That's what it is! That's it!
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muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, really? *glows and sparkles* Damn, I'm good.
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Bethebelle13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how your draw fluer de lis!
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iceblonde Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, I want this as my cellphone cover <3 Love Cas!
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goddessOFtheSUN Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His eyes and mouth are perfectly Misha but his mouth is a little off. I think the simplicity of colors is lovely. I've been leaning towards more muted colors in my own art so it's nice to see a bright pop of yellow in yours! You're a bold kind of girl.
Have you delved into Misha Collins' personal life at all? He's a trip, but a good one, for sure.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I keep looking at this and trying to figure out how I could fix it, but I can't even tell what it is exactly that's so off. Like, his mouth is off, but how? It's driving me nuts, and I've just had to make peace with it. I hate that!

Oh man, when I saw that his wife had written a book, I was so excited, and then I see the title, and my face was a hilarious amalgam of like, Super Impressed but also Not Sure If Want. Then my friend, who loves the book, tells me apparently it was their thing for a while, and I just had to throw my hands up and laugh. Like, of course. Of course it was.

I don't know a ton about him, but he seems like the kind of guy where nothing would really surprise me. Go ahead and blow my mind! I'm always up for some Misha Facts.
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sylveonne Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love thiiiiis ahhh. <333 I always adore your art and just wow this is super duper lovely.

If you like Cas feels, then oh my god I can't wait for you to get to Season 7. ;___; Oh my goodness.

As for the conversation you were having the other day (oops I snooped) about why people did/didn't like it? Overall, the plot was kind of "WHAT IS GOING ON WHY WHAT HUH" and didn't seem very connected. That probably made it easier to draw in new viewers though because then they wouldn't be getting tossed into this crazy complicated thing where you'd have to be remembering tons of stuff to catch hints and all that. Lots of random chases because they couldn't really do much about the new buddies that were fresh out of Purgatory.
Like...the original gameplan for Supernatural was the five seasons. But it ended up going longer and stuff so they had to come up with new plot arcs and all that jazz so I feel like after 5 it was a bit of a scramble to figure out everything and come up with new stuff. But I mean, there's the whole Purgatory thing, so they're probably gonna do something with that for Season 8? I'm not sure exactly and I refuse to look at any spoiler type hints that're floating around (I'm sure there's some because some people seem like they have a better idea than others) but it's just like hmm is there an actual connectedness to all this? It'd be reeeeally hard to top the first 5 but at the same time, you'd expect a bit more? Like in 1 it was focused on finding daddy and 2 was killing Azazel and Sam's relationship with him and his powers and stuff, 3 was Dean's deal and Ruby and intro to Lilith, 4 was the seals and the blood, 5 was cleaning up the mess + stopping the Apocalypse. And then ALLLLL that was super interconnected and they tied everything together fantastically well. But Season 6 and 7 have been doing a lot of set-up for Purgatory with a decent amount of shaky plot-ness and shoving the characters through the wringer and stuff so hopefully it'll actually show us what the larger arc is about come Season 8?? There's supposed to be new characters, I think (well I'd assume so anyways THEY KILLED OFF LIKE MORE THAN HALF THE CAST.......) and one of the writers at the SDCC panel had mentioned Sam and Dean getting used to each other again and stuff so hm hm hm.

adkfjsgs oops that turned into a big ramble, but yeah! Hope it helps a bit! I think as long as you go into watching it with an open mind, you'll still love it as much as the other seasons because the writing's still witty and the characters are still the dudes we love and stuff, even if you're not exactly sure what's going on the entire time. ;v;
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Coriacea Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm a major fan of the creased-paper look for the background, like a well-loved photograph. Actually reminds me of the cards of the Virgin Mary people carry around in their wallets; worn, loved, traveled. Well done, chere, even if you don't feel at home with it yet C:
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That's such a beautiful sentiment, and it makes me like this more.
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Coriacea Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Enthused to be of service, no matter how small.
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jamoozalee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Ugh, your Cas is so perfect.

I'm at the end of season 5 right now and I don't want him to change. Even though he's currently lost all his angel powers. I want him to be the awkward yet earnest little turtle he's been so far.

You just capture him so well. You're amazing.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Earnest little turtle!! OH GAWD <3

I know what you mean. He is so earnest, so genuine and goodhearted, he's like the only angel at that point who really hasn't fucked the dog in terms of morality. He works on human morality, I guess. He's just a good, good soul, trying to look after these two dorks who don't know what the heck is goin' on half the time. And his feelings for Sam and Dean are so weird as they morph, like maybe they could be pets to him? In that way that you love your dog so much, and he's your best little friend in the world, no matter what he does wrong, and if someone ever hurt him you would literally kill them for it, and if he gets hurt you'll flip a car to save him, and if he ever bites you your feelings get hurt and you cry. You know? I mean, that relationship could be interpreted a millions ways, but that's kind of how I see it. I don't know, my dog's ear hurts, so I've been having puppy feels.

THANK YOU is what I mean to say. :D
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jamoozalee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Aw! Yes! That's it! Sam and Dean are like his dogs! But not like a regular owner-dog relationship but like he SUPER LOVES his puppies! And even though they started the apocalypse and get in all kinds of trouble and frustrate him sometimes, they're his pets and no one else has any right to hurt them or be angry at them.

AW.

I love Cas.

I just ordered 6 prints from your shop, BTW. You're awesome. C:
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Wait... you ordered prints? I haven't gotten the order in my email. Did you get them from the Etsy shop? I don't want your prints to be sitting around while you wait for them!
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jamoozalee Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I ordered them from the bigcartel shop! I hope my order goes through!

I think my paypal payment went through ok? I can check my paypal order # if you need?
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
... I don't think I have a bigcartel shop. :|

Could you give me the address to the shop you bought from? It's totally possible I made one and forgot about it, but if someone is selling my art, I have to do something about it.
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jamoozalee Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
OH MY GOSH! Sorry! I totally got you confused with someone else holy crap I'm an idiot. I just double checked and realised I got you confused.

Ugh, sorry, I follow so many people on tumblr and DA and I got all my wires crossed. Ugh. I'm sorry! D:

You have extremely similar tumblr urls so I got you confused. OhmygodIamsoembarassednow.

Sorry! *Crawls into a hole*
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Ha ha! Oh my god, no worries! NO worries, I just was like... I don't think I sold six prints recently... :D That is hilarious. And I totally get my online friends mixed up like that sometimes, so don't feel bad at all!
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peadragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Just when I think you can't do a better picture of Castiel. I really liked the expression and the art in general in your blue & gold one but the colour/contrast/texture of this is just perfect to me :)
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Thank you so much! If I look at this abstractly, I'm really proud of the linework. I guess I just need more practice on Misha Collins' lovely mug to get it right.
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peadragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Staring at Misha Collins all day and examining the details of his face sounds like a pretty awesome way to spend your time :)
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Oui oui, c'est vrai!
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ClockSausie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
:') Fantastic. Cas needs all the love he can get, I think.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Agreed, times twelve! Cas needs a big ol' group hug and a bucket of ice cream.
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the-Mad-Hatress Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't be so hard on yourself! This is an incredible drawing. I'm hugely impressed with how well you rendered the perspective on his face.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Ha ha, thank you. Aww. I appreciate that. Ay, I have to be hard on myself sometimes or I'll never get better!
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Chexednut Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece is honestly amazing. I love the gold on black. : ) Your penmanship is getting better and better. I always look forward to your works. :hug:
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Thank you so much! I'm actually proud of the penwork on this, too, but there's still something off about it to me. But yes, thank you!
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Chexednut Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :heart:
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TangerineVampire Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Castiel... baby... I love that angel. So very much. :heart: That scene on the bench is probably my favorite scene of Cas ever. Broke my heart.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
You know what Castiel needs? A kitten. He needs something to take care of that will love him even if he goes power-crazy. A kitten or puppy. Actually, Sam and Dean could really use a puppy, too, so maybe they could all have joint custody of a really awesome dog...
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TangerineVampire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
They should. An invincible puppy-- otherwise I'd be too paranoid about some monster killing it. D:
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MadamMadman Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Those fleur de lys's and the little details you always put in your work shine through here. The shadowing on his neck is gorgeous.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thank you! I need to make more halos with weapon themes. And you know, I had a heck of a time with all that shading, so I'm glad it turned out okay and you like it!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Oh so gorgeous.
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Lady-Cobweb Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy fabulous. The art, the texture, the color palette. *drooling* This makes me want to watch the show!!! (And I'm the biggest baby ever, I'll probably have nightmares forever). I saw the thumbnail and immediately knew it was Misha. Lily this is just so awesome.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thank you! You know, I'm pretty sensitive to violence, too, so Kit and i started making a chart for each episode, marking ones that were very violent or very scary, and also ones that were especially funny or good. So if you want to check the show out, let me know and I'll give you what I've got of the list so far, and you can pick and choose!
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Lady-Cobweb Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have I tol' ya, "yer mah fav'rite?" Seriously Lily, you are such a fabulous human being. I will gladly take you up on that chart! Violence gives me the heebie jeebies, but those boys . . . god I just wanna eat 'em up!
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LaurenSahota Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
why do you keep torturing us with these car pictures?
amazing as always
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Car pictures! ;D You mean Cas? Aw, I don't know, I can't get enough of Castiel. I just have so many feels! I have major feelings for all of Team Free Will, and hopefully I'll get to Bobby and the Winchesters soon, too.
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LaurenSahota Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
lol yh! and that would be awesome!
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zombiegoesBOOM Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dead. :faint:


YOUR TALENT ISN'T HUMAN. PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE ELSE. ._____.
:heart:
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Ha ha! You guys are so good for my self-esteem! I keep looking at this going, Damn, I have to FIX this, but you guys really like it, so maybe I should leave it alone. :D
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zombiegoesBOOM Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LEAVE.
IT.
ALONE.

One does not simply fix perfection.
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