Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Marvel Comics: Black Widow!



Just did this pin-up this morning of one of my favorite Marvel Heroes! Black Widow! The Soviet Spy that'll make you cry! I did two versions. Which one do you like better? Top or Bottom...? ;)

25 comments:

Dominic Bugatto said...

I'm liking the one at the bottom with the 'tones'.

Sweet piece Dan .

Skottie Young said...

I dig the second one. I'm always a fan of half tones. They never go out of style. Great piece Dan!

Vincenzo Balzano said...

beautiful image the landing-net I would have avoided him/it but however good job compliments

Brian Churilla said...

top. clean an' lean.

Dylan said...

I like the top one, better contrast. Love the backlighting on her hair.

Estylon said...

I love the bottom one.
Awesome piece of art!

Tim said...

Love the bottom one. The halftones make her pop more.

GREAT peice.

aintshakespeare said...

Amazing.

I think I also like the bottom one the most.

DAVID MESSINA said...

GREAT WORK!
I like more the midtone version,because the tone give it a fifty's flavor!

marco's blog said...

great piece!! wow. i think the first one shows off your brush strokes, i like the tones, but they kind of hide your line work.

spaceJASE said...

I like the bottom one better - the tone gives more depth to the image - but I do lose your linework... maybe a solid tone instead?

Chris Gardner said...

Wow... pretty even on the voting so far. For my 2 cents worth, it's the clean version by a landslide, it just lets all that inky goodness come through, you've got great textures and definition back there, no need to cover it up, no need to "push it back". I think it's just lovely as it is. By Crom! Kill the dots!... see your enemies driven before you... and hear the lamentation of the women... nix the tones... or something like that... good stuff Dan! and good luck with the grillin'

Michael Penick said...

if color: no zip. If no color: zip.

Odon said...

Top one definitely. You have plenty of texture already in the inks. Tone makes it look messy. Great image!
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benton jew said...

Great piece! Prefer the top as it's cleaner, clearer, and I like the contrast. On the other hand, I can see why you wanted the gray to "pop" certain parts. The dots create to much busy texture--perhaps you should try a version with solid grey tone instead of dots.

Urban Barbarian said...

Thanks amigos! I think I'm steering more towards the one without the Zip-A-Tone dots. Color would take care of any Foreground, Middleground and Background elements.

Thanks for all the feedback. I really appreciate it!

Miras said...

Top one. Clean and dark enough. ;)

Lee said...

Great work, realy like the top one!

Matt said...

Top, but you knew that, Dan. - mh

Jeff Durham said...

Dots if you're printing it in the old Marvel "Savage Tales" mag! No dots if you're coloring!

Either way you've got nothing to worry about.

Thomas Perkins said...

Nice work! Tones are good.

Big Chris said...

Both are awesome, but i think the top one edges the bottom one out a little bit for me!

J said...

I like the clean one! Great piece, Dan!

web design said...

Very nice piece. For me it is definately the top one, just feels nice an clean.

GrayPumpkin said...

Late on this as I just discovered this site, put me down for the top one, higher contrast makes seems more vibrant to me.