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The Rider by jacmac The Rider by jacmac
I just started watching Durarara!! and I quite like it. No spoilers, please! I'm only on episode 3 heh ^^;

I listened to this while I drew: [link]


Thanks for visiting! :)

EDIT: cropped it a little, for crispness. :)
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:iconalbinojo:
albinojo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Dude, is this charcoal? Fuck yeah, that's awesome!
I my self can't work with charcoal to save my life.
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jacmac Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Thanks! :D

Charcoal is one of my personal favorite media. I -adore- intense shadows and lots of contrast, and charcoal gives me that and a double benefit of feeling so very satisfied when my hands are all messy and I have marks on my arms and face. :D

Currently working on another Celty piece, which combines charcoal, sharpie and pencil. Her shadows are so much fun <3
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albinojo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Sweeet!
I try to work dark but i'm too afraid of going too dark. I'm a fraidy cat with it. Plus i never liked how it smudges when you don't want it to. :/
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jacmac Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Yeah, one of the problems with charcoal is that if you want really clean white, pretty much any mark you make is a commitment. I find, though, that you pair it with a kneadable eraser and smudging tool, and use large paper (this one is 14 inches long and that's the smallest I go for this medium) you can create some really lovely textures and gradients. And I noticed from your photography that you have a good eye for light and shadow! :D
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albinojo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
^.^ Thank you. It's not hard for me with Photography. Especially black and white. With drawing though i'm very indecisive with my marks. So I sketch, and i'm afraid to press down too hard(even with charcoal) for fear that i'll fuck up the line and not be able to erase it.
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Ajehy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Celty is AWESOME!!!

This is really great! I love how you used charcoal to do her shadows!
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jacmac Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Thanks! :D
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Vskera Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
this picture <3 enjoy drrr its rly cool! e U e b
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jacmac Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thank you so much! I really am enjoying the series a lot. :)
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carola-chan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
This is so cool~ It looks really neat. I really like the smokey effect~
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jacmac Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thanks! :)
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celiex3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student
so cool ;A;

-no spoilers-

hope you like the series <333 i know i did.
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jacmac Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thank you! :)

I'm about a dozen episodes in now, and I just keep getting amazed. Also, the little (and big) references to other anime are a lovely treat. :3
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celiex3 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student
ur welcome x3

oh yeaaahhh >w< its really awesome!
yeah those are so cool too x3
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Pancakes-no-Jutsu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
SHIT, WOMAN! That is BEAUTIFUL.
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Thanks! I am really loving this anime. Like, a lot. Also, Celty's character design is so simple that I need no references <3
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Lynxtera Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
This looks both great and like it was so much fun to make.
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Thank you! It -was- really fun to go nuts with the charcoal! :D
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Happy-Vamil Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Ooh. I dig it, I dig it. :3
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
:D
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Happy-Vamil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Charcoal?
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:iconjacmac:
jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Yyyep. <3
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Ryuu-no-Hane Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist
I've never seen Durarara!!, so I can't make any comments on this based on that, but I can say that I really like the smoky effect with the...wings? is that what those are? I also like the...ah...ambiguity (is that the right word?) of this picture--that is, how one minute it seems like you're looking at the front of the character, but the next you realize you could be looking at the character's backside. (At least, that's how I saw it.) In any case, really nice.
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
It's like... shadowey, smokey stuff. I'm not sure myself what that stuff it, except that it's fun to draw with charcoal. :D

I really like your perspective on this! :)
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KyoCyrano Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
omg amaaaaaaaaaaaazing! I just started watching Durarara! too! :D
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Thank you!

I think I was converted to loving Durarara the moment they decided to put some Spice and Wolf in. :D
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NEMC2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
DRRR! has everything in it...well, that is a lie, but it has epicsthings in it & that is even better ^o^
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NEMC2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Celty! SQUEE <3~

Yeah I really like the magicalness of your smoke and power of your rendering. It has a cool vibe and strong rendering of her (really built up realistically, though it also has some more minimalistic feelings--the power of a single stroke outlining the cat ears part of the helmet...)
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Squee indeed <3

Thank you so much! Messy charcoal is always fun, and I thought it would work well for the smoke/shadows. ^_^
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NEMC2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Did this just double post when I clicked for some reason (O,0..) or is my monitor seeing double?

If so, then I'm sorry ;a;...
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
It did - no worries, I hid the second post. :hug:
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WorldPowers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The smoky wing effect is really pretty and goes well with the overall sketchy feel of your work. Nicely done, I really like it (I don't even know what Durarara is). c:
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AshenSalvation Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
I may just be n00bish, but how does that effect come around? From looking at it, I think crayon rubbing, but IDK if the rest of this could be done with crayon...
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Thank you!

As I mentioned earlier, I'm only on the third episode at the time of this response, but it's a pretty fun anime by the same people who made the ever-excellent Baccano! and can be found on Hulu. :D
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WorldPowers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No problem.
Ahh, I guess I will just have to check it out then. o:<
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