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The Neon Spider revisited by JesIdres The Neon Spider revisited by JesIdres
One of the first original characters I posted here on deviantart was a superhero/fantastical creature known as Neon Spider. She was a culmunation of my growing reinterest in western comics (namely Nightwing and the DC universe) and the new series of Ghost in the Shell (The Stand Alone Complex series, still one of my favorite animes).

I began redesigning her under my artist block that started 2 weeks ago (Sorry, everyone!) As she was sketched, she gained a compatriot, but he has yet to surface as anything more than a rough sketch on looseleaf: Japanese Rock band lionesque hair, and sleeves that spiral out into manipulated fabric (think House of Flying daggers style manipulation, but at the sleeve ends and not from the side.

But she came back in a whole new way. Gone is the urban soldier look, in its place a sleeker, sexier look, with her name not only coming from her mysterious glowing fibers, but symbol on her outfit- eight legs of a neon spider. Also, my glowing technique is a lot better- partially helped by a tablet and better photoshop control. This is part of the reason I hesitate to upgrade just yet (probably when I can afford a new computer system).

The pose gives a greater understanding on the character herself, how dependant she is on her web. While I'm pretty sure the girl started as a superhero in my mind, I now see her as someone who only looks out for herself- cradling her desires in her glowing threads. Not a single bit of her is touching a solid surface, and with a twist of her fingers and figure, she'd stand on her threads and walk across the midnight sky.

Her threads fade into nothing after an hour or so, so her path can be seen behind her as she dangles in her urban jungle.

Yup officially nuts- and this stupid artblock is crushing my fingers!

Who would like to see this in wallpaper format?
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oddlittleleaf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the concept and design of NS. Very cool. It reminds me and kinda inspires me to work on my glow photoshop effect. That of which I don't really have. XD
JesIdres Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Speedslide Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Applauds are in order for such a great description! ^_^

Nice costume design and all, a definite fav :+fav:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you
Speedslide Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
You're welcome.
cherryhobbit Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
She osunds like a killer character! I would love to see more of her!
IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
NedMcBlank Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
Nice! I can imagine her being hired by Lex Luthor or the like - not because she's inherently bad, but because, as you said, she looks out for herself (and these supervillains are hardly frugal) and she'd probably like getting one over on a superhero.
linktoreality Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Ooh... I like! Very smexy. XD I'd like to see more super-powered-character work by you. ^^
Lady-Twatterby Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Somehow, very techno-gothy. :D

Very, very pretty, too. :applauds:
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