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May 27, 2011
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Misha Collins as Castiel by Ilojleen Misha Collins as Castiel by Ilojleen
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: :iconfbplz: Ilojleen Art at Facebook


:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: pencils, F, H, HB - 8B, a regular eraser and a kneaded eraser
:pointr: time: I dunno, a loooot D:
:pointr: WIP:…

About the subject
This guy with "WTF" face you can see above is Misha Collins, the funny, charming and handsome actor who plays the angel of Lord, called Castiel, in Supernatural. I fell in love with this character as Cas is sooo socially awkward. Who doesn't love socially awkward angels, come on! :lol:

I also fell in love with Misha, not only for playing Castiel. I'm kinda addicted to his hilarious twits - I adore his specific sense of humour. And I love Misha even more for this:… - watch it, you won't regret if you're kinky :lmao:

About the portrait
I started drawing Misha as Castiel over month ago, and finally finished his portrait a few days ago. As I usually draw serious faces, I decided to show some emotions [it's one of my art resolutions I'm fulfilling this year... ^^]. I chose the screencapture from the 1st episode of the 4th Supernatural season, which was also the 1st episode that starred Misha. This one actually comes from Dean and Castiel conversation, when Cas is surprised that Dean thinks he didn't deserve to be saved from perdition [… - 3:50 or sth], but when I was drawing it, I was trying to obtain sort of a facial expression that shows disappointment, like "Dean, your behavior was highly inappropriate, my expectations towards you vary drastically from what you have done" [yeah, I've just tried hard to sound like Castiel, but I failed :XD:].
A part of this blurry background was supposed to be back of Dean's head, but as I had some troubles with paper [it became too slippery], I had to make it differently.
And I struggled a lot with his eyes and eyebrows. At the beginning Misha was crossed-eyed, then he looked rather pissed off than let down [or surprised]. Now it's all fine and I'm happy with the result :aww:

:damphyr::iconcastielrapefaceplz: Castiel approves! Hope you do, too :dummy: Comments and favs are more than welcome :heart:

I claim no ownership of the characters used in this image. Characters of Supernatural belong to their creator Eric Kripke as well as Warner Bros. Television and Productions.
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This piece is stunning. Not only does it grab my attention because it is Castiel (my favourite SPN character =] ) but it is one of the best traditional portraits I have seen of him.

Not only does it grab you with depth of shading, it draws your eyes to his, which harbour more emotiion than in many portraits of this scene. Rather than just disappointment, there's also sadness and frustration. This makes me think that you see another side to Castiel before you ever really know him.

You use a great technique in your portraits, this one in particular is fantastically proportioned and amazingly detailed. There are some parts where the shading is a little too dark, however, which makes it a bit patchy. The texture and shading of the face makes it look near-photographic, especially with the eyes that have the right amount of dark pencil for the iris and eye lashes, to contrast the nearly pure white bits.

You have a great eye for observation, with this portrait you have drawn both what is there physically, and what you see emotionally as an artist.

Keep up the amazing work!
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ColIndy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Dear Llojeen:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

Are you sure this isn't a photo? There's one of Martin Freeman on this site I still swear that's a photo on a stack of Gideon Bibles and RCMP manual for it was that great---much like what you did here!!! I hope you take this as a compliment for I mean it as one--I'm SOOOO jealous of you guys who brings this art, and Castiel will be following Harry into my faves.

I'll be honest with you here. Sam Winchester and Castiel are the only two characters I like in Supernatural. I don't go for Dean for 1) He has a one track mind when he isn't chasing demons and 2) He's carrying around more baggage than a red cap (porter) at a train station.

I've always thought that Sam and Dean were born the wrong way around; meaning that Sam should've been the eldest of the two brothers. He seems to be more sensible than Dean.

Keep showering us with the blessing that is your art!!

Believing in Sherlock always,

Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hello again, regards from Poland :wave:

Haha, many thanks, not, it's not a photo, but a drawing :) I'm taking this as a huge compliment, because I always try to draw as realistically as I can. Thank you for the flattering opinion once again! :hug:

To be honest, I preferred Sam over Dean in seasons 1-3, but now I like Dean more :) I also adore Castiel, but I miss his funny side which we could see in seasons 4 and 5. I didn't like him when he was plotting with Crowley...

Thanks again and take care!

P.S. I'm "ilojleen", not "llojleen" :lol:
DarkGiraffe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Niesamowite !
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dzięki wielkie :iconsquishhugplz:
IrekWyb Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
great work!!
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję, Irku :huggle:
221b-gallifrey Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey I am meeting Misha Collins mid next year and am making him a fanbook! I want to collect as many submissions as possible to let Misha know just how much he means to his fans and am currently searching for some more fanart submissions. If you are interested in submitting your fantastic work for Misha to see then check out the Tumblr page for my book: [link] or follow me on twitter: @mishafanbook Don't worry, your work will be credited, you can attach a name, username or whatever you wish. :) Look forward to hearing from you! Kayla.
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hi! Thank you so much for notifying me about this wonderful opportunity, of course I am in! :happybounce: It's a great idea to give such a fanbook to Misha. I'll write an email to you soon. Thanks once again, Kayla! :huggle:
221b-gallifrey Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great! I look forward to it! Aha it's my pleasure. Thank YOU for the contribution! :)
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Aww :iconcocoglompplz:
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