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Spidey's villains by ChristopherStevens Spidey's villains by ChristopherStevens
I believe this was used as the cover of New Mutants #44. Beats me. I tend to get covers that are themed rather than for a specific series. This one's cool since its the first one that I was able to do with marker and watercolor. I was worried about how a colorist would handle it, but ultimately decided I dont really care as long as I'm content with my part. I still havent seen a good shot of the color version, but I'll probably hate it. I'm a douche that way. Still though, I was happy to get a Spidey cover. A rogues gallery cover to boot. Granted, none of these guys (except Spidey) look the same as I know them, but its still a nice treat for me as a Spidey fan.

Prismacolor cool and warm grey marker and white water color on vellum bristol board

Spidey and crew Marvel
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Much prefer your version of Rhino to the one in the recent film.
dianawood Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Amazing work.
deure1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
That Rhino reminds me of Noel Batman mask haha. Overall, totally awesome.
maironmatos Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
your job is awesome!
Special1k Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Super nice!!
Glowcrow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You seem very specific in what you don't want the colourist to do, or perhaps that you have a an idea what you do want him/her to do. Is it something that you could think doing yourself, the colours?
I love the piece and the way you've done it in greyscale, the villains look imposing and Spidey is sort of, in the middle of all of it like, "yo!", fooling around ( or dodging bullets, cough, doing like superhero-ish stuff ). You render in a way which is so beautiful, you have a unique touch to it. Gorgeus work.
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Thank you. Yeah I think all artists have an idea in their head of how it should look, so sharing the duties with a stranger is odd. It's mainly my own inexperience with digital coloring that has kept me from trying to do it myself. I don't have a tablet and whatnot to do it right and I'm not sure if I want to at this point. I just do the best I can't with my part and hand it off.
Glowcrow Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is it so that you can't really ask for a specific colourist who you maybe could get to know better, and as such perhaps share ideas with how it should be done? I've never been in that situation myself, but I do bet that it is quite odd. I like colouring myself way too much to let others even try, hehe.
- Yet you still have so many absolutely wonderful oil paintings in your gallery with great use of colour and different tones! I'm quite positive that your skill would carry on to the digital medium as well, just as long as you get familiar with the tools, I think. Of course it is fully your own decision and what actually interests you. Definately giving you a nudge to try it though, as I would love to see what you come up with it - your traditional media-works shine on their own rights so wonderfully that I'm super curious to see what you'd come up with if you'd posess a tablet!
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I used a REALLY old tablet a long time ago. Learned a little on my own, but never got attached to the digital process. Maybe I'm just getting old. I wouldn't mind trying one of those screens that you draw on. Kinda wild.
Glowcrow Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, I'm just really happy to still find artists who embrace the traditional as much as you seem to do! Cintiq's and the kind are definately something to hopefully get one's hands on, albeit I would recommend to find out different ones than just wacom's options. A guy in Tumblr called Frenden does excellent reviews on different digital softwares, and he's been rooting for tablets and cintiq-like things of the name Monoprice. They're pretty much half Cintiq's and Wacom's other products' price and Frenden says they're even better than Wacom's because of no input lag.
It is wild.
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