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Jarhead by MrBlackCap Jarhead by MrBlackCap
The clack of glass quietly echoed through the cramped, disheveled alley. This was a favorite district for young, travelling businessmen. From the outside, acid neon lights tried to squeeze their way into what was little more than a long hallway of brick and refuse. The droning sounds of bass and club-goers barely penetrated the alley's thick, masoned defenses.

The Salesman found more success persuading customers to allow him to demonstrate his wares here. Stumbling patrons dizzy from drink, music, and women were much easier to entertain with his "curiosities" than the children had been. Their faces were never shaped right.

Controller parasites were a means to an end, nothing more. He didn't fully understand them but they responded to his commands with ease. There was but one way to ensure delivery and, though not at first, it grew easier with every customer. He was pursuing a greater goal but for now, right now, it was all about amassing customers. Never more than one at a time of course; any more and the influence of the crowd normally won out. It had to be a person who hadn't realized they were alone yet. He would talk comforts to them, ensnare them with wonder, and promise more than he had the ability or intention to deliver.

Still the sound of glass clacking quietly echoed. He rose. Something like a smile, tinged with pride, briefly flashed over his lips. His latest customer had been slumped back against the brick wall but now worked to raise himself to full height, filth staining his collared shirt. There was never much blood when the jars were jammed into the customers ruddy faces. The controller parasite would quickly follow its instincts, settling into the place where a face had once been like a hermit crab in a new shell.

The Salesman pulled out a wet hunk of something that resembled ribbed cartilage. It glistened and made a cracking, squishing sound as he squeezed it. Liquid ran down the length of his forearm, gathering at and dripping from his elbow. The customer, reacting as if politely asked, followed as the Salesman made his way back, deeper into the alley, away from what little light struggled to illuminate the entrance.

Another loyal customer, he thought. Another addition to the plan.
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:iconstephen-0akley:
Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
DOPE!
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks Stephen :)
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:iconfrightful95:
Frightful95 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I just got chills running through my spine when I saw this and chills through my whole body when I read the back story. Very nice!
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, cool, thanks!
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:iconladymechanikx:
LadyMechanikx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
this is awesome, love your style <3
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome, thanks!
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:iconsan9afis:
San9afis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Wow, this is awesome !
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:iconlovelyangel846:
lovelyangel846 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
creepy in a cool way
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:iconkittiecat1103:
KittieCat1103 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkittiecat1103:
KittieCat1103 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:3
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:iconcirad:
CirAD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations! This image is awesomely creepy! Those cool dead flesh tones in the neck are so sick. Haha well done! Good luck to you.
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks!
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:iconauroraart:
AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well'p... congratulations. :)
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
You mean because I made it in the top 40? Thanks :) There are a few strong pieces in there so we'll see if I'm able to place in the final judging but it's all fun either way!
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:iconauroraart:
AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! ^_^ Hey, who knows? Good luck though.
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:icondatmontague:
datmontague Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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:iconjaneandjeff:
JaneAndJeff Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is the best for the contest so far, nice job!
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icongeekygirl43:
Geekygirl43 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
You win.
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lol thanks.
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
:icontso1: Such an amazing concept, I truly love the textures and Design~ I wish you luck in the contest!
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconesebeidoran:
EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was like, "This looks interesting. Wonder why it's in the Make Ugly? What's so Ugly about it?" *clicks it* Couldn't see what was in the jar, and I moved in closer... 3 ... 2 .... 1 :O :iconewplz: KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!:iconewplz:
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
hahaha, awesome.
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:iconminerbros1000:
minerbros1000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
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:iconbestyoshimon:
bestyoshimon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So amazing, great job on coloring, the jar looks so realistic, and that parasite gives me goose bumps! =)
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha, awesome. Thanks :)
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:iconbestyoshimon:
bestyoshimon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcomes!=)
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:iconnudimmud:
Nudimmud Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Image is awesome. Being that guy: not so awesome. Perfect.
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol, thanks
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:iconnerdzrage:
Nerdzrage Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think it fits perfectly! Very AMAZING work!
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks much :)
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:iconnerdzrage:
Nerdzrage Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course

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:iconsir-herp:
Sir-Herp Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow... That's just nightmarish. I love it.
Good luck with the contest.
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconaliatheghoul:
AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really masterful and creative! This is a win for sure.
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Eh, we'll see. Thanks for the encouragement though!
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:iconaliatheghoul:
AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You bet!
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:iconyour-blood-is-my-ink:
I got chills from just looking at this! Yikes! Its great!
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks :)
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:iconharushakurai:
HaruShakurai Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is totally amazing. I think you deserve to win :)
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's very kind of you. Thanks!
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:iconshellmind:
Shellmind Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really enjoy both the concept and execution here. Nice tie-in with the theme, too.
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcreepyponylover:
creepyponylover Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
i dont get what the parisite is for
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:iconeroger4:
eroger4 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
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:iconmattiuw:
mattiuw Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow!!!! I like it!!!
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:iconmrblackcap:
MrBlackCap Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
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:iconmattiuw:
mattiuw Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:-)
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