Spider-Gwen Sketched By J. Scott Campbell (Artists Alley) | SYFY WIRE

Artists Alley: J. Scott Campbell sketches Spider-Gwen

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SYFY WIRE Staff
Sep 26, 2018

Over a decade ago, Marvel announced that J. Scott Campbell would be working on a new Spider-Man series with writer Jeph Loeb. While that project never came to fruition, Campbell left his mark on Marvel's wall-crawler as a cover artist for Amazing Spider-Man. He created several iconic and popular covers during his stint on the title.

Now, as part of SYFY WIRE's Artists Alley series, Campbell is taking the opportunity to draw Spider-Gwen, a Gwen Stacy from an alternate world where she was bitten by a radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. 

Campbell first emerged in the industry during the glory days of Image Comics. He rose to prominence at Wildstorm as the artist of Gen 13 and later went on to co-create Danger Girl. Campbell has also earned a reputation for drawing heroines, which he readily admits to.

"I'm kind of known for drawing female characters, it's kind of a fan favorite," explained Campbell. "Usually with female faces, especially young ones like Spider-Gwen, it's sometimes about what you don't draw than what you draw. Because you don't want to weigh her down with lines. It will kind of give her a more aged look. Whereas the male characters, sometimes all of that grit and tenseness in their faces is ideal."

Although Campbell's fans sometimes assume that he's inspired by anime and manga, he cited the classic Disney animated films for his approach to drawing characters. Particularly when it comes to the eyes.

For more art intel from Campbell, check out the entire video. Then leave us a comment below!

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