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Pretty Cunning - Jayne Cobb by hever Pretty Cunning - Jayne Cobb by hever
So.
My husband sat me down and made me watch Firefly. I bet he wish he hadn't now.
(For those who don't get the reference: [link] )

This was a fun little project to test out some scenic painting aging techniques in the realm of classical portraiture. I distress things all the time at work, but because of the nature of the designs (and the unfortunate increasing demand for theatrical scenery to be printed), I rarely get the chance to do anything more than paint solid colors.

I wanted to create a sort of retro/vintage billboard sort of thing, so I looked at a a bunch of advertisements from the 40's and 50's as well as some Norman Rockwell paintings to get the right kind of vibe. There was initially more to my design, but with the way the texture came out, I decided to keep it simple so as not to make it all too busy.

A number of steps went into this piece - a lot of layering and glazing with age washes and rust colors - and a variety of materials were used from latex house paints to acrylics to Rosco super-saturated scenic paints...all applied on a piece of masonite. The crackling effect was done using sodium silacate -- I almost wish it hadn't set up so fast and I got a little more of the base rust color coming through.

Anyway...enjoy!

UPDATE: I just want to thank everyone for all of the favorites and very kind words regarding this piece. I'm honored to receive this DD and floored by such an enthusiastic reception from the dA community. :)
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Pretty Cunning - Jayne Cobb by *hever showcases a blooming rarity of fanart creation. It gives me great pleasure to feature her talent for the eyes of Firefly fans, enthusiasts, and simply fan art lovers that fathom uniqueness. ( Featured by TheCreativeJenn )
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Shaymin42 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
When a man wears a hat like that, you know he's not afraid of anything...
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mrwilson07 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I love that show
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blkmeow13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This would be awesome to see painted on the side of a skyscraper or something, freakin' amazing work
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hever Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hah...that would be cool :) Many thanks!
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! I love you!
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sherbetisfizzy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
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sherbetisfizzy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
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sherbetisfizzy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
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vampyresmiles Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
ALL THE CUNNING.
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Ice-wolf-elemental Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD THATS SO SHIINNNNYY!!!! :dummy: YOU THERE! *points to you* ARE ONE AWESOME ARTIST!!
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