I’m thinking I’ll call this Sam and Dean portrait “Together” instead of “Follow Me”. I’m thinking I shouldn’t name a piece until I finish it.
I started working a lot more on the background after I got past the artist’s block with the smoky mountain. It still needs a lot of work, but I think I’m headed in the right direction.
Still I have been jumping back to Sam’s face and hair and to Dean’s face too. I just can’t keep away. I toned down the reds in his face. Now that I’m working on Sam’s skin tone, it looked too red. Either I toned it down or I would have to bring Sam’s skin tones to the same level of red. There will still be a lot of tweaking and adjusting once I get both their face to the same level of applied color.
I have varied a few details from the original sketch. I thought it would be nice to have the boy’s hair being kind of ruffled by the wind. I decided this after I had already done a lot of work on Dean’s hair so I had to do some careful erasing. Even though his hair is really short, now it looks like it is being blown around a bit. I’ll probably still do some more work here. For Sam, I sketched in some flyaway strands and fluffed it up a bit. Hope I’m not biting off more than I can chew with this divergence from my reference photos!