In my 2 years of drawing Spider-man for Marvel in various books, I've never had to draw Mary Jane for some reason which is a travesty since I think she probably the hottest girl in the Marvel universe. I've noticed that I haven't drawn many 'hot chicks' in my artistic career and needed to brush up on them since a lot of the best artists in comics are known for their beautiful women. For this piece I was thinking a lot about the master of beautiful women, Adam Hughes. he has the ability to draw the most gorgeous girls with just a few pencil strokes so I wanted to try and figure out what makes his drawings pop so well. Not that I was trying to imitate his style but more the technique with was originally made popular by the racey 'good girl' art posters of the 40s and 50s. So, in truth, I guess I was trying to illulate the poster artists that influenced Adam's work.
This piece was done entirely in Pencil and digitally colored in photoshop 5.5. Took me a while since I'm not a very fast colorist and I wanted to try a smoother style than the cell shading I usually do. I get a lot of messages asking how I color my stuff and, to be honest, I don't know. Everything I do is entirely trial and error so I don't have a technique I can share that would help anyone, sorry guys. Hope you dig it!!
"Face it Spidey, Mary Jane can take care of herself!"