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22.02. Jayne Cobb - Firefly

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A mercenary, Jayne works for Mal because he's the one who can pay him most. He's loyal, at least till something better comes along. Crude, thuggish, but with a sense of humour, and a great fighter with a well-hidden human side.

It's funny, Jayne is an asshole to my favourite character, and overall not a very nice guy, but he ends up being lovable anyway. Again, done in OpenCanvas on one layer, with reference.
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caboosemcgriefStudent Digital Artist
You did this on one layer? I think my head's about to explode...this is awesome!
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harbekProfessional Digital Artist
Yes, though the "one layer" thing is really only a way to make it painstakingly more annoying as opposed to showing off any impressive technical skill. :)
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caboosemcgriefStudent Digital Artist
Well you did it with grace I'm sure!
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CTG22Hobbyist Writer
The Man they Call Jayne! i love him so much 
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The man they call Jaaayyyyynenee!
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You described him perfectly. lol xD There's this moment any Firefly first timer will inevitably have, where they realize they love Jayne and are not sure why, at first anyway. ;P No but srysly, Jayne is just epic, can't imagine the show without him. :heart:

I really do love how Joss fleshed out all those characters though, none of them were one dimensional. Even Jayne, who could have very easily been just your every other thug with a bad mouth and a big gun... but there really was more to him then what we all see at first glance, and really that is the case for many of the Firefly cast. It made them easy to relate to, they felt real, and were loveable, flaws and all. Plus I love the humor, Joss has always had a way of writing drama and serious characters in a way that he still manages to find humor in everything, even if at the expense of a character we may be used to seeing as a bad ass. Which in all honesty, also makes it more real, cuz that's how people really are.

And before I go and forget to mention the art (cuz I really cold spew my love for Joss/Firefly all day long)... OH GOD! You rendered him beautifully! :la: The shading, the colors, and textureing of his skin, everything is so clear and crisp, and spot on! It looks exactly like Jayne/Adam! :D Bravo! :clap:
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elphieofkiamokoHobbyist General Artist
xD; I didn't think I was a fan of Jayne at the beginning, but he's really grown on me. He's hilarious.
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VanessanonProfessional Writer
This is one of your most realistic pieces - awesome work!
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I was so impressed with your work that I joined to tell you what a great job you did. An outstanding job!
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harbekProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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It took my waaay too long to figure out this wasn't a photo. Stunning. Simply stunning.
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ChaosAcathlaHobbyist General Artist
Your digital work is all just stunning! I can't believe that some of them are done in one day!
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jayne has gotta be my 2nd fave character eva! (after river of course!) i couldn't decide between him and simon. i luv mal too.

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You should make a picture with him in the hat his mother sent him and Vira his gun.
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OMG O_O This is amazing!!! Great job!
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moosewingzHobbyist General Artist
My favourite character! :D (No, I don't know why he's my fave either...) You capture them all so well, I am consistently in awe. Just so you know.
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The hero of Canton, the man they call.... MEEEEEE!!

I love Jayne. Fantastic work! *adds to faves*
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Really amazing!
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Daaaaaaawww! :iconiloveitplz: He's so cute!
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Amazing. Look again at 'Heart of Gold'. Jayne is incredibly tender with Helen in the whorehouse
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ladycleganeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love Jayne, too, in a thuggish kind of way! Wow, one layer? That's impressive to me! Is that because I'm not so good at digital art???!!! BAHAHAHAHAH!
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RaisahSilverwindHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible!! :o
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SteamPunk-AnimeStudent Filmographer
I actually met him, he's very kind and friendly. My friend got a picture with him. He's like 40 and still fucking hot.
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