New Ultimate Spidey

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Even though it was announced almost a month ago, I finally had some free time to take a really good look at the new costume Marvel has teased for Ultimate Spider-Man.

Spider-Man’s outfit is so ridiculously iconic, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to design a new costume for him. This new look isn’t as bold as the 80’s post-Secret Wars costume, but it definitely has some neat visual elements that make it stand out.

Looking at how much black was on it, I decided to take my initial pose sketch and push the negative shapes by using only those black areas to define the form. Artists like Chris Samnee are masters at doing this and it’s a skill I’d like to practice more often.

The whole thing took about 40 minutes noodling away on my Cintiq.

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