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Spider Lady by Mr--Jack Spider Lady by Mr--Jack
SO! Something that's a bit of a mix of inspiration; I just borrowed the March IFX mag off a friend, and was a bit inspired by Kekai Kotaki's stuff there—the Guild Wars stuff's been pretty high on my list for a while now, but seeing more closely how he works I thought I'd take some pointers.
And the subject matter's pretty much ripped off :iconlysol-jones:'s recent (and awesome) Robot Spider Lady, though I like to think I sort of did my own thing with it a bit, at least :P

Compositionally I'm not quite sure about it, and it's still pretty rough but I sort of like the feeling, plus I'm needing to head to bed, so hey :D enjoy.

bit under 3 hours, PS CS3, textures (aside from some of my own photos) from cgtextures.com. Process-walkthrough-thing is up here
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I like it, a lot. The spider-woman image is pretty prevalent, which is why I gave you a 2 on originality, but you don't have to be wholly. original to make good art.

I think that the loose strokes and sketchy detail add something to this piece. It gives the monster a nightmare quality, suggests fright, or details too horrible to contemplate. I think you did a really good job of capturing the important forms in a few quick strokes, and your use of color is inpired in places.

The way the figure sort of melts into the dark background at the bottom edge of the painting also goes a long way toward reinforcing that nightmare feeling.

I am a little confused by the way your implemented the light, though. The only visible source of light is the burning weapon. However, the figure's breasts, face, and left arm seem to be lit very strongly from above. Also, the corner of her torso farthest from the fire is the brightest, which seems sort of backwards to me. Finally, there is what appears to be reflected firelight on the creature's spider-abdomen, way in the back.
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Shuzuka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
can i use this picture to make template for my blog? :)
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:iconillurien:
Illurien Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
8 THUMBS UP
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:iconskullknockade:
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student
This is wayy awesome! Her flaming torch-weapon looks superb! :thumbsup:
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Great work!
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:iconinjoker:
Injoker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Sexy arachnid lady!
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:iconnando420:
nando420 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
this is badass, just wondering if youve ever heard of "Driders" if so moar drow plz
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:iconolivia8383:
olivia8383 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, this picture was such a big inspiration for me!!! :love:
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional
Glad to hear it! :D
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:iconlunchworks:
Lunchworks Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Awesome texturing. Yes the lighting seems a bit reversed from the source, but overall, it's great!
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconexnoctem:
ExNoctem Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Demonic! :devil:
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional
:D
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:iconnfteixeira:
nfteixeira Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hello Spider-lady! :)
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HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I'm running a Pathfinder RPG in Dark Elf territory. This is right up my alley. Great stuff!

VS
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:iconxchainlinkx:
xchainlinkx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
well done! excellent style to it, with the coloring and whatnot
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional
:D thankyou!
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:iconxchainlinkx:
xchainlinkx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Move over :spidey:
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional
haha :D
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:iconkalyith:
Kalyith Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is awesome! I love her staffs glowing effect. Awesome job! :heart:
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional
Thankyou!
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:iconnecrotechno:
NecroTechno Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Uuummm... Hi Lolth. *runs away*
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional
hehe :)
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Suez-H3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
maravilloso
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional
:D
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:iconold-obsessiv-opossum:
Old-Obsessiv-Opossum Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
looks like my girlfriend when she is mad ;D great work
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional
:D

Thanks!
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:icontwinbrush:
twinbrush Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
awesome in a pretty awesomely awesome way!!!
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional
haha :D thanks!
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:icontwinbrush:
twinbrush Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Hey no sweat dude!!great stuff!! :D
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:iconantuniey:
Antuniey Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:wow:
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional
thanks :D
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:iconantuniey:
Antuniey Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome, you deserve :salute:
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:iconcat-walk:
Cat-walk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Student
This is very impressive!


The way you painted this is fantastic it looks like a nightmare...

The way you made the fire on her weopon is nicley done...
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional
Thanks!
:boogie:
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:iconipiranga:
ipiranga Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
nice painting
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional
thanks :)
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arachnidwoman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Terrific work, u take requests?

XXXX
Dana
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional
not at the moment, unfortunately (though you can always suggest something, I guess, and you never know)

Thanks :D
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ARTofANT Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is really good! I did something similar a while back and would love to know what you think. The technique it is quite different but the idea is close.

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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional
Cheers!

Pretty cool, have to say; the rendering style's very nice. A couple of things stand out, her torso seems twisted too far around to face the viewer while the main body 's almost completely side-on; especially since her shoulders are pushed so far back. It might help in instances like this also to have a bit of a look at some reference, the joints on the crab-legs look a bit weird, just because they seem a bit too tubular at the moment (are there only 5, by the way?)
Finally a small thing, with spears it's important to try to make sure that the shaft looks straight where it is held, otherwise the believability doesn't quite hold up.
All that said I rather like it, there's a good solidity to her and the pose of her legs makes her look nice and menacing :D
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ARTofANT Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks so much for the crit! I really appreciate it. It's always great to get a well thought out and intelligent critique. I hadn't intended to ever bring this to a final piece but if I do I will certainly heed your words. In fact your crit almost makes me want to do so. Thanks again.
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional
No probs :)
And good luck with it :boogie:
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DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool spider lady! :iconewplz:
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional
:D
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:iconslateman:
slateman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
your spider lady beats my spider lady.
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional
haha

Thanks :D
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:iconoctoboy-the-8th:
Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Now, that's pretty fantabulous! Great work with the brush!

And now I'm scared...
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional
hehe :)

thanks
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:iconlockboxx:
Lockboxx Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
NOT a fan of GW (lol you can tell from my userpage rofl) but this pic drew me in.. really like the way you did it :D the use of the red really makes her even more all the scary.
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