Monday, 22 February 2010
Spider-Man & Black Cat
An old pic here, but one that I am still pretty satisfied with and never leave far from my collection of what I consider to be my best work, which by definition is my most recent and therefore the fact that this was drawn in 2003 shows I was either better then than I would ordinarily consider myself to have been, or that I haven't improved much in the last 7 years.
Probably the latter because I haven't drawn much in the last 7 years.
Anyway, sometimes it's more than just the technical ability (or lack thereof) on show, and more to do with what you convey. Here I think I pretty much nailed the strength and power in Spider-Man's wiry, slight frame. Putting him upside-down on the ceiling is the easiest way to define the character also - letting the angle tell you this is Spider-Man as quickly as the costume would. I also think I captured a certain sexy playfulness in Black Cat's posture, as well as the requisite feline qualities. Her slightly teasing and dismissive stance sums up their relationship too, I guess.
There you go - a critique of my own, old work. Looking at it now I notice there isn't even the hint of a smile on Black Cat's face, and her stance is somewhat cold. The pic is obviously rubbish and should stay confined to 2003. Anyway, now that I've posted and my blog is active again, Hil will keep me alive. Cyberspacially.