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Captain America vs. Spider-Man by Inkthinker Captain America vs. Spider-Man by Inkthinker

Replaced with the wallpaper version I built. I think it's a little less jarring at this angle.


Final line art, I think, for the Cap v. Spidey pinup, done for the 50th Penciljack Jamboree. PJ is a forum for artists to gather, socialize and learn from each other, generally focusing on the creation of comics and comics art. I spend far too much time there.


So okay... not much more to say on this that hasn't been said already in the previous post: [link]

The background here took about 6 hours to draw all by itself, and the fact that I didn't create these two elements (the main characters and the BG) at the same time kinda hurts the overall image, I'm afraid. But I didn't really think up the background until I'd already drawn out the characters, and force-matching the perspective got kinda iffy. You can see I changed Cap's leg up to avoid actually actual contact with the BG elements, which is a cheat that leads to the characters being a little floaty, but let's me get away with my my lack of forethought... it's hard for the two different perspectives to be wrong when they don't actually interact.

Originally it was an alleyway, but all the ideas I had for that were so damn boring. Switching it up to an environment with people helped a lot, but I should have gone with my original idea... a park, which would have been more evenly populated and offered more opportunities for detail. Either way though, I liked the idea of them bouncing off a pole more than a wall, because it opens up the space.

Oh, well. Better learned next time.

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If you're just tuning in, this is a digital ink piece, drawn in Comic Studio EX, 11x17 at 600dpi, equivalent to analogue dimensions. Mainly used a 9x12 Intuos. Had a little Photoshop help with the webline. Largely done with raster tools... but digital drawing allows for a lot of trickery that can be very convenient for pulling straight lines or ellipses or patterns. Total time for the whole shebang estimated at about 12 hours over 3 days.

I may never go back to the trees unless someone makes me.

And now I gotta get back to work. Deadlines loom.
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14Darius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool
Zhuq853 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I wanna color this! I will credit you and upload it, if you allow me. It would be better if you could pm me a hi-res pic
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're more than welcome to color it, but I'm not sure a higher-resolution version is immediately available... I did this about ten years ago, I'll need to seek out the source doc and hope it's compatible with newer software.
warui-shoujo Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally want to color this. Is there any way to get a HiRes DL for this? I'd totally give you credit and such. I'm trying to break out in the industry, and it would be great if (with your permission) if I could color this.
dfbovey Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty sick Ben, I don't remember ever seeing this over at Penciljack.
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it's four years old... The BG is pretty painful to me now. Definitely not a portfolio piece.
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! great perspective and action [both things i need to work on! thnx 4 the inspiration!] also, expresisons on the bystanders are excellent. Fella cameo! :D

great stuff.
colors?! ;)
Silverback1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
fantastic angle, really impressed ^^ wish i could put that kinda POV into my work!
TheNeanderthol Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Hey great illustration, would i be able to colour, I'll give you credit where ever I use it.
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go nuts. Send me a link when you're done.
TheNeanderthol Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Hey great illustration, would i be able to colour, I'll give you credit where ever I use it.
BKpeter Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! great pic!! I love it! I love spidey and the captain too!! I love the BG too!! Awesoome drawing!! :D I'd like to color it, if you don't mind.. :)
saintvulcan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Student General Artist
dude awesome! spidey would so fight cap like this!
ollie-holocaust Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
this is awesome love how the guy in the background is getting it all on the camera on his phone
0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally awesome. Is that you hiding behind the pole sketching? XD Cause that would be funny.
One question though:
Why are the Cap and Web-Head fighting in the first place?
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, that's a bit of me there.

And what, they need a reason to fight? How long have you been reading comics?

boutaboo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Hey Inkthinker !

A friend let me know about this draw, and I have to say it's damn good !

Dynamism, details...everything which make a good illustration is there !

Therefore, i couldn't resist any longer from coloring it ! I hope you will like it, it took me quite a long time !

You can see it there >> [link]

Bye !
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, a night-time lighting scenario... smooth! Watch out for oversaturated colors, though, they won't print right.
butterfly-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
actually from the wip in the scrap section i tought they were running on ground, not that they were bouncing off a pole, but i like the result nonethe less :)
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
They probably were... I didn't think the whole drawing very well beforehand, and I think the perspective and BG were largely an afterthought (which they never should be).
butterfly-dragon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
let's say in this case you rolled a critical :D
plexar37 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's great! I love how you always sneak your name into your pics. It's a nice touch!
mugetsu Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Loooove the perspective here.

I think the BG works quite well, and doesn't seem forced at all.

very nice.
Firaxan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Amazing . . .not to sound cliche but this is astounding I love this! Spidey and Cap are two of my favorites. And If i'm correct this is based on the Marvel Ultimate line of comics right?
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Loosely, yeah. I'm not a steady reader of Marvel Comics, but I do like [i]The Ultimates[/i] in particular.
BenSoulstone Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
I really couldn't see these two fighting, but I can't deny the awesomeness of this! Excellently detailed and inked, and the background and everything in this is awesome! :thumbsup: :D :w00t!: :clap: :clap:

Inkthinker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It never makes sense, but writers find a way. Captain America actually fought Spider-Man not too long ago the "Civil War" story arc. The fight, of course, ended with a draw.

One reason I don't much care for these hero v. hero fights is that there is rarely a decisive winner, because both characters have a franchise to maintain, so neither can be the "loser".

But then again, I read almost no superhero comics anyway.
BenSoulstone Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Yeah. I haven't really been reading too much of the new stuff, what with college preoccupying my time. But I don't really care for most of the new stuff, alot of it doesn't appeal to me. Like the Civil War, dividing the heroes and some really bad things happen.

And you are correct, it's always tough in a hero versus hero ordeal. I dunno what they'll do with Marvel Zombies versus the Army of Darkness, even though the heroes are somewhat evil due to their zombified nature, Ash still has to face off superpowered zombies. But I am kinda pulling more for him.
Roskyspoofers Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
That is awesome, the only way to describe it. I love the crowd and detail even in the background.
Tygahman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Juggertha Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
Hey man, I finally finished these colors.


What do you think?
Drachire Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
from what ive seen on this
"wip" i think this perspective works
the best and seems to make more

to me anyways.

excellent, very.
ChristianNauck Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
wow!! nothing more to say! :)
Xairin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't normally comment, but I think this needs one.
This is probably the best piece I've ever seen from you, which says a lot, considering pretty much all your Marvel stuff is awsome to an extreme.
Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
sweet dude the background really did add that special touch
oo0shed0oo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
I love the background (like the hobos sign and the guy trying to take a picture with his cell phone rofl.). I'm also diggin spider mans leg and the angle of his head.
ASZSephiroth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
From this angle it does flow better. Amazing workmanship form a master!!!
IchibanVagabond Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
I like Cpt. America's look
Caetis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Still contest that it's well done, just don't like the ultimates version of cap. None the less, i like it.
Random-Hero-89 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006   Filmographer
haha snuck in the DA and HTF logos :D
Nice work man :)
diablochingo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
awesome man!!!
glayshard Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Wow kick ass!
geschmack Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
I love that kind of background. The ones where there are details. I love seeing fella and the pj thing. As well as the logo you use on your avatar. Awesome work.
Scringeheart505 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
major awesomeness, pal!
west-fall- Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
This is fantastic--definite fav. I love the little touches, like the guy taking a picture on his cell phone and the artist with the sign. Keep it up!
MrBallistic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
The art is ausome, but its the "you" in the bottom right corner that gets me.
Stuponfucious Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BAAAHAHAHAHAH I just noticed the dude with the camera phone. Oh hell yeah I'd totally be doing the same thing
genekelly Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That perspective and forshortening is brilliant. Awesome pic.
krisbowen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the modern touch..the ever ready celphone camera!!!
Tinak Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it going to be an amination?
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