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22.02. Jayne Cobb - Firefly by harbek 22.02. Jayne Cobb - Firefly by harbek
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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CTG22 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Man they Call Jayne! i love him so much 
madmanwithabox42 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
The man they call Jaaayyyyynenee!
Bekurah-Toshin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist 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.
AndiSixxx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
so sexy
Vanessanon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Writer
This is one of your most realistic pieces - awesome work!
BakoBuck Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I was so impressed with your work that I joined to tell you what a great job you did. An outstanding job!
harbek Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
Cuchilla Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
It took my waaay too long to figure out this wasn't a photo. Stunning. Simply stunning.
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your digital work is all just stunning! I can't believe that some of them are done in one day!
RaphSieg007 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
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.

gatsbygirl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
You should make a picture with him in the hat his mother sent him and Vira his gun.
SebastianStan Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
OMG O_O This is amazing!!! Great job!
moosewingz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist 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.
aerynia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
The hero of Canton, the man they call.... MEEEEEE!!

I love Jayne. Fantastic work! *adds to faves*
artRoysm10 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing!
iIzAxEl-DeIdArA Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Daaaaaaawww! :iconiloveitplz: He's so cute!
Xenaclone Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Amazing. Look again at 'Heart of Gold'. Jayne is incredibly tender with Helen in the whorehouse
ladyclegane Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist 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!
RaisahSilverwind Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible!! :o
SteamPunk-Anime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student 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.
Skymouth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
God he is so hot! The hero of Caton!
SasuSaku4eva88 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
even more loveable when he gets that fuzzy hat from his mom ^_^
muddybug Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Really excellent work - I like the whole feel of this portrait! :)
choose2bgr8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Your artwork featured [link] in honor of Adam's birthday today
harbek Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
choose2bgr8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
You are certainly welcome!
Zhani Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Holy fuck :jawdrop:
I don't think I've ever even seen him before, but he sure looks accurate. O_O
Somethingfake Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I always chuckle when I remember his face after River told him "Also, I can kill you with my brain"
austheke Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer


As damn perfect as you can get without taking an actual photograph. You did him justice, I can say that.

Well done indeed!

lonleystar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I love the hat jayne wears in the series.
You drew this really well, like the ways it coloured
rebelwolfchris Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
*Wants as a print*
harbek Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You're the first person to request a print, so... Don't expect me to run to making a print account quite yet. Maybe someday.
rebelwolfchris Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Fair enough, but I can hope :)
Angelo-Shachar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Very life-like!!! You did a WONDERFUL job with this!
Tatooine92 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Student Writer
Absolutely amazing work! :clap:
ryuuenx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Really, REALLY great picture of Mr. Public Relations; the stubble looks perfect! :+fav:
stalien Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
Awesome!! :D great job! :)
shelf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
You have been featured here...[link]

Thanks for the great art!! :D
shelf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
this is absolutely amazing!!

what a skill you have!

this is Jayne all over...shiny!!
QueenmiraIV Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
I know what you mean. I hate his guts but at the same time would hate it if anything happened to him ^^;
Cammerel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
You did good! You should totally do River and Kaylee. ^^
PandaxxBear Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
I love it, I know I can't do something like this. And if I'd tried it take me forever...and then I'd go crazy. Jayne is one of my fav. characters from firefly(it's the sarcasm, gets me everytime). Spectacular job! Really.
luzblah Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Hehe.. gotta love Jayne! :D

This is awesome. Lovely capture! :D
pencilskirt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one layer? god, you must be some kind of genius. I worship you D:
it looks awesome.
DawnsRise Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Open Canvas? ONE LAYER???????

I hate you.

Good God you should be doing the comic.
Well done Browncoat. I do believe if one can fall in love with a picture....... *guh*
LoveOfTheHeart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Photographer
Is that the same actor that plays John Casey on "Chuck"? Or do you know....?
harbek Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Someone said that in comments, so I would guess. Adam Baldwin's his name.
LoveOfTheHeart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008   Photographer
oh yeah. it's the same guy. thanks!
LaviXKandalover Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Def the same guy. I started watching Chuck because of him. I freaking love Adam Baldwin.
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