Day 96

Day 96 of the #365drawingchallenge winds down Spider-man Week with a request for Spider-woman, AKA Gwen Stacy, AKA Spider Gwen. I don’t have a ton of familiarity with the character. I knew she existed for several years, and my daughter has a pretty cool poster of her hanging in her bedroom that we got for Free Comic Book Day at some point, but it’s really only since the Spiderverse movie that I’ve learned a lot more about her. There are so many crazy alternate versions of main line heroes out there that it is pretty tough to keep up.

I think she is pretty cool, and she’s becoming my daughter’s favorite superhero. It’s one of the first Marvel action figures she really wanted, and I’ve heard her pretend to be Spider-Gwen while playing. So I suppose I should invest in some of the books so we can read them together.

She is fun to draw, and I really like the design. It’s just cool and feels like a fresh take. And I like the way this drawing turned out. The Spider-people offer a lot of fun options for poses since they are so flexible and swing through the air, but also have really unique climbing and hanging looks. I’ve been watching a lot of Todd McFarlane on YouTube lately, interviews and live drawings, and I used a technique he discussed to draw the “spaghetti webbing” that he became so famous for. Basically it’s using the stroke tool with multiple layers to save time. He’s actually shown a few cool uses for the tool that I’ll keep in mind for the future. I have a lot of thoughts on Todd, but I’ll save those for another time.

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