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REMAKE: The Spider Queen by PaulSizer REMAKE: The Spider Queen by PaulSizer
Another REMAKE/REMODEL challenge from the Warren Ellis WHITECHAPEL forums. This week: The Spider Queen.
The description:
"Briefest character description ever, from a wiki squib on this public domain comics character from 1941:

Sharon Kane is the sworn enemy of all criminals. Her specially designed bracelets eject spider webbing. Her boyfriend is a detective named Mike O'Bell."

OK. Not much to go on, but that's OK, because it means we can go crazy, which is what I did:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, PLUSH NYC is proud to present, in her first major club appearance, The Fierce and Fabulous Spider Queen. Kenny Kane and Mike O'Bell are proud to debut this fabulous arachnid diva who's been burning up the Chelsea club circuit runways and wowing New York's discriminating gay club community with her song stylings and deadly moves. Now you can see first hand how she weaves her web of dance and danger for the weekend crowd, with PLUSH NYC head DJ Lady Atsuko in the booth, spinning an all-night stream of sleazy, dirty electro-house and disco for your clubbing pleasure!"

C'mon, it's the Spider QUEEN. It just seemed so obvious...
Ripped off my own poster design elements from my "B.P.M." project.

Pencils/Inks: MangaStudio EX 3.0
Color/FX: PhotoShop CS3
Type: Freehand MX
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JadineR Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Cool colors :D
DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, she's pretty cut--oh wait that's a he, huh? Well, this is not the first time this has happened to me. :O

Great drawing, sir--interesting interpetation. :D Is she supposed to have that many arms in real-life, or is that a poster-thing?
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
He/She drank the same formula Peter Parker did to cure himself of being Spider Man in Amazing Spider Man #100.
Or something like that...
DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Aaaaaaah. Even more interesting! Does that mean she'll eventually morph into the monsterous Queen-Spider?
snaplesugar Featured By Owner May 22, 2009   Writer
Each arm/hand looks great. Hard to just draw two hands so I applaud your skills sir ^^

I'm confused just a little, is this a pre-exsisting character or an original one?
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is a remake of an old character from the 30's called the Spider Queen, a very lame female crime fighter/super-hero who had bracelets that could shoot webs. The point of these exercises (especially for the characters with very little background, like this one) is to take what is given to us and run with it. Since the initial character was SO boring, I just took the name and went from there, going as opposite to a super-hero as I could, but making her as interesting a character as I could. Ellis always tells us to just go for "interesting" above "respectful".
snaplesugar Featured By Owner May 23, 2009   Writer
That's sound like a fun thing to do ^^
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's why I do it!
snaplesugar Featured By Owner May 24, 2009   Writer
JKCarrier Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Digital Artist
I always look forward to seeing how you handle these remakes -- you somehow manage to find a fresh angle on the lamest characters.
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