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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 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? :)
Illurien Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student
This is wayy awesome! Her flaming torch-weapon looks superb! :thumbsup:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Great work!
Injoker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Sexy arachnid lady!
nando420 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
this is badass, just wondering if youve ever heard of "Driders" if so moar drow plz
olivia8383 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, this picture was such a big inspiration for me!!! :love:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional
Glad to hear it! :D
Lunchworks Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Awesome texturing. Yes the lighting seems a bit reversed from the source, but overall, it's great!
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional
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