Black Suit Underpainting

Original painting.

Original with digital value adjustments.

The final under-painting for the black suit tribute. The Christ hand in the stained glass behind Spider-Man has the nail mark in the same place where Spidey's web fluid comes out, and the word "caritas" at the base is Latin for altruistic love. In this piece Spider-Man represents a modern Christ-type. Someone who sacrifices everything because of their love for mankind and the greater good. At the right the old engraved text on the church wall reads "with great power" (if read from top to bottom), a reference to Uncle Ben's Word's to Peter Parker "with great power comes great responsibility". Deep stuff eh.

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