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Sam's grave by kittrose Sam's grave by kittrose
Dean Winchester and Castiel, Supernatural.


Commissioned artwork for "The road so far" by :iconwayward-renegade: aka Shugs.

Twenty years down the road, Dean is part of a dying breed; a keen hunter who's lived through it all. But that's now, and it's miles away from that fateful night when a simple hunt with his brother goes horribly wrong. Attacked by a group of hunters out to kill the ones responsible for the looming Apocalypse, surviving the encounter was just the beginning for Dean.

This scene is set at the beginning of chapter 14; Dean, with Castiel, goes to visit the grave marker Castiel made for Sam, who died. This is the place where Dean goes when he needs to think.
Instead of his trenchcoat, Cas wears different clothes.


Tech stuff:

Photoshop CS3-CS5 and Wacom bamboo. Many references pics were used, screencaps and personal resources.

This was the first time I drew the Impala, and it wasn't easy. I wanted to create an evocative effect with the headlights of the car rather than focus on the details.





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Artwork ękittrose


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:iconisakius:
Isakius Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"Sammy, what should I do?
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DragonFireSoul Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Keep up the good work!
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DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Really beautiful! Well done!!!  =)
So many feels!! =(
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing! :) (Smile) 
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Shadowlord-Ookami Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
It's interesting now that I think about it.... This is the first Supernatural fanart I've ever stumbled upon. And back then, I wasn't even a fan. Now that I am... this is rather a powerful piece. I really like it. And I just wanted to inform you, I never forgot the imprint of this image because no matter what... something about this picture was grasping - perhaps the lighting or the grim looks on their faces... but it's amazing.
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kittrose Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you so so much. :heart: It's very weird to think that you were introduced to the amazing world of SPN art by one of my pieces! And that it actually had an emotional impact on you even though back time you weren't a fan yet. This means a lot to me. I too came to SPN late. And I remember that, when I wasn't a fan yet and only had watched less than half an episode of spn, I stumbled upon euclase's gallery and I was so amazed by her pieces that I said "ok, I really need to watch this show if it makes people do such brilliant fanart!"

And I did. It's funny but my experience with SPN is heavily influenced by the work of other fanartists, more than any other show. I really think fanartists contributed to the imagery of this show in a way that, perhaps, canon alone couldn't.
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euclase Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Dude, I never knew that. Did you tell me that at some point? That's really awesome. :D
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kittrose Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
haha I never told you. But it's 100% true. I remember seeing your Dean painting "The Aruspice" and thinking, wow, I really need to watch this show. There was so much mistery and symbolism in it, and this character enthralled me even though I knew little about him. So did the atmosphere. It was a portrait that told me a story - as many of your works do. So I decided to give Supernatural a shot, and the rest is history.
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greentigergirl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
noooooooooo saaaaaaaaaam Waaaah! (it looks great )
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kittrose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know! It's sad :iconcry2plz:
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manictater Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Omg, amazing. The look on both of their faces. And the cross, and the Impala.... just amazing.
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kittrose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconichikiss1plz::iconichikiss2plz:

Thank you!
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CLMine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
every detail is perfect but it hurtsT^T
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kittrose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconcookieloveplz:
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CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful, I love the lighting from the headlights and the tones and shading look amazing! I really like the dingy looking sagging cross. Cas and Dean look so perfect, their faces are spot on! Awesome piece, so lovely yet so sad! ^^ 
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kittrose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Ice-wolf-elemental Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD. ALL THE SUPERNATURAL FEELS. *cries* NOPE NOPE. NOPE. NOPE
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kittrose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
:icontuzkiblushplz:
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MintFlavoured Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Wow, incredible work, this is truly impressive.
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:iconkittrose:
kittrose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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saraesperanza Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Love the expressions as well as the Impala's lights shining on the cross. To me it feels like the car is mourning Sam too. 

As a side note, it always enraged me in canon or fanfic whenever the hunters blamed Sam and Dean for the Apocolypse because it's so self-righteously hypocritical for them to do so. If they thought killing Lilith would have kept Lucifer imprisoned--like practically everyone else did at the time--they would have guilted Sam to drink demon blood to no end. And if that didn't work, they would have force-fed him demon blood, held Dean hostage to make sure Sam behaved, and when Lucifer popped free, they would have accused Sam of freeing Lucifer on purpose before killing both brothers. 

What kind of Wacom Bamboo tablet do you have? I want to get one for myself. :)

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kittrose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
"To me it feels like the car is mourning Sam too."
That's a really nice thought. I do think the Impala is mourning Sam. She has known him since he was a toddler. She's part of the family.

I have a Wacom Bamboo Fun (I guess?? I don't know where I put the box) I bought it a few years ago. It's really basic but also very thin and handy.
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brohne Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
The color palette on this is gorgeous and evokes so many emotions to compliment the subject matter. Their expressions are so subtle yet completely in character. Very nicely done.
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kittrose Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconbrohne:
brohne Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
My pleasure. ^_^
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Felinehearts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thats awesome
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kittrose Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconkawaiicookieplz:
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SkiingPelican Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous and sad...
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kittrose Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconkissingplz:
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CammyCatstrophe15 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
.-. cas loos horriable in leather
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sam no!!!!! :sniff:
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metzi2007 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I LOVE IT <3
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JenniCDS Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist
its so sad but beautifully haunting
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kittrose Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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JenniCDS Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist
holy mother of all that is holy
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kittrose Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
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AmigoGirl14 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student
omg this is so good
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kittrose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
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lorihendy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Awesome :)
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kittrose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanx!
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JL-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are certainly gifted. I immediately ran off to read the fic. You compliment it very well with your attention to detail, and the emotion that the picture displays is incredible. Mind = Blown!
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kittrose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!

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JL-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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FidgeyTova Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AH! I need a tissue! :iconcryforeverplz:

This is amazing! Great job!
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kittrose Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
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FidgeyTova Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Koontah Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*plucks a tissue* Aww, Sammy! What a wonderful illustration! the lighting is so perfect for the mood and I love how you've changed Cass' appearal. I have no doubt that Castiel would stay with Dean after Sam's death. This is rich and tragically beautiful.
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kittrose Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
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Thank you so much!
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katymoon05 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous! though im not gonna lie, my favorite part of all of this is the lighting, and your shading. just magnificent!
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kittrose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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