Early stage intaglio for Spider-Man illustration

Another illustration I started during the Thanksgiving Holiday. In anticipation of the new “Spider-Man: No Way Home” film’s release, I wanted to illustrate the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in celebration of Steve Ditko and Stan Lee’s creation. 

The above image is early in the process, after the layout is established and showing an early estimation of the intaglio layers that will be incorporated over the digital painting.

Detail of the portrait of Spider-Man

I also wanted to use a simple palette based on the bright primary red and blue from the traditional Spider-Man costume. I played around with textures, clouds, and cityscapes in the background but ultimately decided to use a simple blue gradient to keep the attention on Spider-Man.

Portrait of Spider-Man

This portrait was created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop. Make sure to check out the new film, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” coming out December 17, 2021.

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