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Jack: Introspection by Archeopteryx-Lyrica Jack: Introspection by Archeopteryx-Lyrica
Or, 'Drawing Strength from Old Wounds.' A tribute to Jack, or Subject Zero, from Mass Effect.

Whew. I got unusually ambitious with the background. It took a lot of work, and I'm not completely pleased with it, but it's done. I may experiment with alternative backgrounds later. I am quite happy with how the figure turned out, though.

Colored pencil, technical pens, and white pigment pen on 14x17 bristol.

Jack and Mass Effect (c) Bioware
Artwork (c) Catie Compson
No use without permission and/or attribution blah blah blah thanks.
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Shad0w878 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   Writer
Wow this is really awesome one of my more favorite depictions of her if I may say so.
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Of course you may not! There are no compliments allowed on this site. Juusst kidding. Thank you muchly!
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Unknown-Substance Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAMN!!!! You are amazing!
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Baw, thanks!
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Vampireguardian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
This is simply AMAZING, wow all of those details, the shading and depth. I really love Jack's expression, did you have a reference for this, either way, its mind blowing-ly good!
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Oh, yes, I DEFINITELY had to use references. The Mass Effect Universe art book and the Jack model references provided by :icontroodon80: were invaluable in making this picture. I never would have gotten her outfit and tattoos accurate without them. :heart: I stared at the tv screen for a long time to do the lineart for the background because I couldn't find any references for the engineering sub-deck. I changed the colors and object placement a bit.
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Vampireguardian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Well you did an amazing job, I am just in awe of it really. I wish I had the skill to bring such a scene to life like you did. However I don't but it doesn't mean I can't enjoy other's work who can!
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, shucks. Well thank you again, and I'm glad you enjoy it!
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
You know there is an Easter Egg that if you fail to save Jack (if she survived the suicide mission) in Mass Effect 3 from the Academy, she is turned into a Phantom. Spoiler alert :p
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I heard about that. I'd never let that happen to her! NEVAAAR!!
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