okay so for no matter how long ive tried and tried,i can NEVER draw dean nd castiel. so i was wondering if you have any tips on how to draw them?i'm sorry to bother you! your art is amazing by the way :^) also idk if youll need it but if you go into my tag page and click on "noodles" you can see my drawing style somewhat. my url is alevanians (i cant message while logged on because i gave my pass to a friend for her to change it so i dont get distracted from finals lol) thank you if you answer!!
I will try to do my best to answer!
On my computer I have a huge library of references, including character references that I can quickly access when I’m drawing so I can see if I’m getting their faces right. (I stole this idea ages ago from andlatitude, but it’s been very helpful!)
So I just fill them with screenshots etc and occasionally I will go through and draw some in my sketchbook for practice to familiarize myself with their facial structures (Though I’ve been drawing them both for so long now that I rarely go in here anymore //blows off dust off of folders)
Okay so no matter what your style, if you keep the basic things in mind about their faces, they will be recognizable.
I’ll start with cas, because I find him the easiest to draw.
so, what I’ve done is taking the most noticeable features of his portrait, the straighter-than-season-1-dean-winchester nose, sloped eyelid, flat lips, pointy eyebrow ridge and chin, and eye wrinkle (even though season 8 Dean is now just as old as season 4 castiel, I still only draw cas with this wrinkle because it’s a part of what makes him cas) seriously, draw a plain chibi, can’t tell it’s cas?? add eye bags and make him squint. Everyone will know who it is. When I’m drawing him really quickly I usually just draw a rectangle with a triangle nose.
I know these personality traits are no longer relevant in the later seasons but! When drawing Cas I incorporate his angelic-ness into his looks, like, super focused, un-moving, practically perfect, a soldier, etc etc
Dean’s portrait is a lot softer than Castiel’s, he practically has a round everything (Including legs). It’s also very representational of his personality. Big ol softy, round eyes, round cheekbones, squishy lips, itty bitty freckles and a fandom joke that his has long eyelashes. He has a tinnyyy little bump mid way up his nose which I usually exaggerate in my drawings, but usually people just draw him with a straight/ turned-up nose. It’s just all about how you interpret their features.
Of course these things never stay the same with different face angles, but I don’t really have time to go more complicated than this
And don’t worry if it takes a really long time to be able to draw them! Before I joined supernatural, I wasn’t used to drawing faces with so many details to look like real actors and it took me a realllyy long time to adjust my drawing style to suit this fandom.
So if you’re having trouble, start but collecting lots of images of their faces and simplifying them down!! Don’t worry about being exact, draw what you feel and not what you see n-n (lol that probably makes 0 sense but ???)
I hoped this helped!!!