Art is so friggin' fun.
This is one of those instances where I was already working on the drawing and then an Illustration Friday topic came up. The current topic is "Twist" and I think Spider might be a good fit. She looks all "twisty" doesn't she? Here is the original ink and pencil if you want to see (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/a
At any rate, I had fun drawing her. This really was an excercise in getting used to gradient meshes. Honestly, they told me that doing a piece almost entirely in gradient meshes would be a headache, but you know what?!
They were absolutely right.
Spider is an imaginary friend who out lived the girl who imagined her. She has since turned into something far less benevolent. She laughs, she kills, she teases and not always in that order. She's 8 feet tall and she can never not lie (or at the very least, speak in excessively complicated riddles), she is prone to juggling knives and moving silently and unnecessary acrobatics. She freely hands out apples that are either posionous or grant you your fondest wish, she really doesn't care as both lead to interesting times and certain doom. She is one of my oldest characters, and, in a weird way, one of my oldest friends.