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Infection by jsinreigns Infection by jsinreigns
This is an unfinished series I am working on right now entitled "Mekka". Surrealistic macabre imagery created with mixed media on illustration board.
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openfeed Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
wow I've never seen anything like this.:eyepopping:
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Wait till it's done, then it's really gonna blow yer mind!
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labornthyn Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Holy shit...insanely nice tones and glowing sepias...what steps did you to get to this? Is hot press the really smooth stuff, or the other way around. (pardon all the questions, but I am in awe of your work)
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like these things. Lessee, answers to questions... 1. Steps - first I draw the piece in pencil. I never have a concept in mind, I just start drawing. Once the pencils are down and the concept is cemented, I do a very thin line layer in ink, no solid blacks or real texturing. Then I lay down the shadows and textures with straight black watercolor paint. Once that dries completely (I let sit a couple days at least) I go over the top with colored washes in acrylic. The last step is a final specular highlight and shadow pass in watercolor and acrylic. #2 - Yes hot press is the really smooth, tight weave paper. Most inks just sit on top of it and some paint can't even penetrate it (especially if you have a layer already). I like those features. Cold press is loose and cottony, and I can't get the sharpness or detail I like. So I don't use it much. Thanks again!
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jenny7332 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Student General Artist
sugar O.O this looks soo brutal... and interesting the skin looks soo real.. doesn't the puipil dialate when its in pain?
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! He's not feeling any pain, because of the needle in his head. It's got happy good time morphine juice!
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jenny7332 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Student General Artist
haha morphine XP happy juice? lol
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
X_x Morphine - it's not just for breakfast anymore.
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jenny7332 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Student General Artist
XP lol ... morphine for breakfast O.o
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edcomics Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
I see the Giger influence in your work, but this stands out as being original (as far as I can tell). Great expression, emotion and action in this piece. It's really good. Hmmm.... yeah, I'll +fav this.
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I feel that Giger created a whole new design style, like Art Deco or Impressionism with his Biomechanoid Style. I'm just trying to expand upon it. I'm glad you see the resemblances, AND the differences!
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jstles Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Awesome work!!!
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Yours is too. I really dig the dark fractal-looking pieces. Very cool.
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jstles Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Thanks so much for checking me out!
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Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Awesome piece. I feel infected. Favs.
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice. I feel less ill knowing that the infection is spreading. Heh heh. But seriously, thanks. I really dig your work too. Especially the abstracts.
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Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
I thank you for that. In the popular view my abstracts always linger near the bottom.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous. I love the detailing and structure. Excellent form and fine expression. The organic look is fantastic. Complex and elegant.
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn, thanks!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
You're welcome.
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jsinreigns Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The mixed media is graphite, pen and ink, acryllic with a black watercolor underpaint on hot press illustration board. No digital tweaking, other than the photo is from a digital camera. Glad you dig it!
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HEAVYFROST Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Excellent! Nice mixture of biomorphic, skeletal and industrial elements.

Mixed media? What did you use? It has a "digital" quality to it, did you alter it in a Photshop type program?

Great image.
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