Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Turnaround Tuesday

It's Turnaround Tuesday!

Turnarounds are a great way to get a feel for a character and to see if you can get a handle on their look and personality, even more than a pin-up. The fact that you're drawing them in three fairly static poses means that the defining elements of the character have to be displayed in small, subtle ways. And they're fun!

Last week I talked about the expansion of the Green Lantern universe, and the creation of a multitude of new characters, including the one that I drew, Indigo-1. This week I'm also doing a female character who functioned as an expansion (theoretically) of a male character's corner of the universe. In this case the male character is Spider-Man, and the expansion female character?



There's actually been a ton of Spider-Women (women? womans? hmmm...) over the years; seriously, go make your head hurt here. The funny thing about Spider-Woman is the motivation for her creation back in the 1970's. What's that motivation you might ask? Why, one of the oldest motivators of all... Money! Indirectly, in this case, as it was actually protection of copyright. It's a funny story, and the details can be found in an installment of Comic Legends Revealed. Funny, right? Not exactly artistic inspiration!

Anyways, despite her...uninspired origin... the character has gone on to achieve a decent amount of love from both readers and creators alike. Part of it's that awesome costume. It's a great use of a spider motif without being at all a swipe of Spider-Man. She's starring monthly in The Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson. It's a good book and I recommend checking it out.

Anyways, enough jibber jabber. Here's your turnaround for the week!

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