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Hollow Jacks by JohnSu Hollow Jacks by JohnSu
Hollow Jacks is a lanky caretaker fashioned from garbage and "sheddings." His job is to maintain the manor in the Western Timber and to keep trees from growing into the house. Guess what? He doesn't do it.

Hollow stands at about 6'6" (~2 meters) and weighs about 30 lbs (~13kg). Having no muscles, he moves by means of a complex network of twine that originates from a ball in his chest cavity and connects to his joints. The jack on his belt is mainly ornamental but doubles as a compass, but he never uses it because he doesn't get lost (and the damn thing doesn't tell you which end is pointing where). The wings on his back are also ornamental; he can jump, be he can't fly. And though his boots have eyes and teeth, they are not alive - he merely borrowed the body parts from local carcasses. Yeah, he plans to return them. Tomorrow. He'll do it tomorrow.

My original design of Hollow included an ugly hat and no "wings," and he was a bit more like a scarecrow and had exposed bones for forearms. I eventually ditched the stupid hat and drew on the wings after I tried a scarf and it failed. As for his forearms, you can't see them in this picture, but they would probably be bones still, because calcium is cool.



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:iconloky-madevil:
Loky-Madevil Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Cool! I like it!
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:iconmeggyville2009:
meggyville2009 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh I love this design. It's PERFECT! Awesomeness personified!
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Griffonmender Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

"Yeah, he plans to return them. Tomorrow. He'll do it tomorrow."

:XD::rofl:

If you ever did a series with this guy, that would be awesome.

:iconrainbowsheepplz:

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JayCookie1997 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Dankness spreads its wings,

the clock sounds 12,

all of the children of the light be gone,

for it is the time of the children of the night!

. . . .

that is mini-poem inspired by this picture :3!~ 

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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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:iconjaycookie1997:
JayCookie1997 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!~
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:iconluciferx5:
luciferx5 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool 
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:iconlynchkidme:
lynchkidme Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH THIS IS JUST RADICAL, SO BEAUTIFUL, SUCH A CREATIVE IDEA, PIKA PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Nice X3
Almost reminds me of Jack XD
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:iconbassmunkee:
BassMunkee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it.
Excellent concept, nicely done out, brilliant realisation.
More please.
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:iconexplosives-are-fun:
Explosives-are-fun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I love his face, really good!
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:iconambiguousres:
AmbiguousRes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Love itXD
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:iconpeachmelody:
PeachMelody Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Please draw mpore creepy awesome stuff like this!!!
Love all your art. :3
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:iconrikublackwing:
Rikublackwing Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
thats awsome!! looks like somethin off of halloween town! very creative
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:iconigor12:
Igor12 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
awwww it's flowing with atmosphere!
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:iconcrossbones6732:
crossbones6732 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Looks like a nice guy, wonder how he'd do in cards? Probably cheat....
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:iconshadow-lover4ever:
SHADOW-lover4ever Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
this is cool O__O
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:iconrathenal:
rathenal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! I love how in the description we get an idea of his character personality, too. The lines are all so clean and sharp... this is really great =]
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:iconjhotxon:
Jhotxon Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I smell a movie deal from Tim Burton~
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:iconrainbowcloud6:
rainbowcloud6 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
me too
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:iconkurokami-11:
Kurokami-11 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Nice! Love the design! I'm SUCH a sucker for skinny scarecrow-esque characters. Reminds me of +Anima, but that doesn't have much to do with this. Oh well, as I said before, great character design!
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chibisyko Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
You have such cute, quirky art ^.^

I really like his boots. I can't help, but think "Omnomnom, this gum taste good."
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greysmoke321 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
awesome I really like this style and every thing about this piece...
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:iconfiend-of-the-night93:
amazing
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Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Our compliments!
We would like to publish this work on the next issue of our italian art-zine named CAA -Chiamata alle Arti, num. 37 themed Moonlight .
thanks
The team

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:iconforzatoadx:
Forzatoadx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
13lbs? Even for someone made only of bones and twines, isn't that a bit low?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
they are bird bones
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:iconforzatoadx:
Forzatoadx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Ah, well, that explains it
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:iconforzatoadx:
Forzatoadx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
That is just plain awesome.
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:iconthecatsmewz:
thecatsmewz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
wow what a great character!

i would love to fanart this guy! maybe I'll note you for permissions once I've finished the tangent I'm on... actually nevermind, I'll just ask now.

Can i fanart this guy?

I'll send credits back to you in my comments
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Be my guest!
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:iconfan-the-little-demon:
Fan-the-little-demon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
a very interesting character :D nice design!!
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:iconcarrotkitty:
CarrotKitty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
This pic is frickin' awesome!
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:icontwilian-princess:
Twilian-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
how DO you get your awesome ideas?!
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:icongrafartclub:
GrafArtClub Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
FAV !
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:iconlaal:
Laal Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I love the books!!!

Awesome work
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:iconmisteralways:
MisterAlways Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Waaah~ He looks so cool.
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:iconscribbleprincess:
ScribblePrincess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Holy shit. o___o
I seriously cannot explain how awesome I think this is.

o3o He has the exact same bosy structure of one of my characters. hee hee heeeeee. xD

Oh my goodness, I love you. Lol
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:iconshi-ken:
shi-ken Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student General Artist
UWAH! Sugoi! Que magnific! Bravo!
This is teh amazing!
Kinda reminds me of Ryuk 6,6//
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:iconragamuffin66:
ragamuffin66 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
heh hez one of the koolest characters ive ever seen.
awesome job. ^-^
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jimmychonga Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
this piece is amazing and i love story bbehind the character how everything has a purpose, very well done indeed
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nekoangel2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Holy cow... that is so cool!
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