Here is my finished illustration of Black Widow. The process was pretty straightforward, but I took a bit of time to think things through and get the details right. Since Black Widow is originally Russian, I wanted to depict her like a James Bond movie character of sorts. Ah, the Cold War! It seemed to spawn all sorts of story plots.
This design is for a series where I will be depicting all the characters from The Avengers movie that will be out in 2012. One character down, 5 or 8 to go.
Illustration created with watercolor, gesso, and India ink on cold pressed watercolor paper.
Check out the process video if interested.