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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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