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Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin by No-Sign-of-Sanity Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin by No-Sign-of-Sanity
:spidey: :music: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider canÖ :music: :spidey:

And in this image, a spider can get his fucking ass handed to him by the Green Goblin. Iím a big fan of both of the recent Spider-man movies, and this image was kind of my tribute to the first one. I took some liberties with the costume (changed the shape of the eyes, turned the spider symbol upside-down, etc.), but I really tried to stay true to the original comic version of Spidey. As much as I loved the movies, Iíve always hated the movie version of the costume because thereís no way in hell that a high school kid could have made that fucking thing. It looks great, but if it took Hollywood costume designers a few hundred man hours to make, thereís no fucking way Peter Parker could have pulled it off.

I chose to only hint at the Green Goblin because I wanted to make the image about Spider-Man, and give the feeling that he may be in over his head, but thereís no way heís going to give up. Although, maybe I should have painted the goblin in there to cover up some of that brick wall which was a bitch and a half to paint. Although Iíve really got my technique down for painting bricks, and maybe Iíll post a tutorial if anyone is interested?

95% Acrylic paint, with some effects work and touch-ups in Photoshop (mainly just the shadow of The Green Goblin).

Spider-Man and The Green Goblin characters © Marvel Comics
This image of Spider-Man and The Green Goblin © Walter OíNeal 2005
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KurGuardianz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
That scene of Spider-Man getting his ass handed to him by the Green Goblin scared the shit out of me when I was little, now it haunts me everytime I look at my childhood hero :/
penreaper Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student Artist
yea best part of that scene was when spidey pulled the wall down onto goblin with the zero fucks given face
KurGuardianz Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
That was perhaps the only part of that scene that didn’t make me cringe. Still, it won’t compensate for that horrifying minute and a half of my favorite childhood superheroes brutally getting the shit kicked out of him, unless I stick a gun in my mouth and pull the trigger just to get it out of my freakin’ head.
GuilleAltarriba Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Whoa, cool!
VGMovies Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I think that just hinting at the Goblin through shadow was perfect for this! Very scary.

Re: Spidey's facial expression - to me, it looks like he's grinning through the blood, and if that doesn't sum up "Spider-Man in a fight" then I don't know what does.
Sonicblur2-0 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks great!
froztlegend Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nippoten Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of spectacular spiderman!
Lun-Sei Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Not sold on Spidey's expression. He looks all serious and gritty and determined and ready to kick some asses. Somehow, that doesn't feel like him. :P
PlaidRocker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. Love the shadow and a broken Spider-man. Implies awesomeness rather than shoving it in your face. haha
TumultuousTim Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
comic book epicness!
Neo128 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   General Artist
Damn! This is talent and technique in a class WAY by itself. I just don't know what else to say.
theamazingspiderman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I love this. It shows how truly menacing the Goblin is, and why he is Spiderman's arch nemesis. Check out my profile for a cool Green Goblin redesign, tell me what you think!
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Cool work here
weexer7474 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
If I had a tenth of your skill I'd be satisfied, I don't even know how something as awesome (and I use it the biblical sense) as this is possible with acrylics, if you could make a tutorial to showcase your technique that would be beyond biblical
No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I actually put together a 2-page acrylic tutorial a while back that you can check out here:

tutorial page 1 = [link]
tutorial page 2 = [link]

It was done for a different painting but I used many of the same techniques so it should be at least a little helpful. =D

Happy holidays and thanks again!
Layt-TH Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
OMG cool =D
nagog Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But Parker's face was a a bit too scarry....
kazmania89 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
....WOW! speechless that this is painted!
Headmoon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Look out ! This is Spiderman ! ^^
fav !
ThaDook Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
we'll meet again spider man!
jack-haggard Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is just bloody superb! I've always been a fan of the classic Spidey/Goblin match-up and this does the whole dynamic great justice. Nice work mate :)
tomastocornal Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely badass dude, love it
xsdude Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
with out words. great.[link]
enixeffex Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
amazing work
iWaterbender Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
This has to be the top best five Spider Man art I've seen on Deviantart. Excellent job.
DanJPetock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
THis is awesome! Great tribute to the first movie - that's the first thing I thought when I saw it. Ooh and definitely do the brick tutorial - dooooo it.
jackattack2737 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Student General Artist
You've got quite the talent, I must say. This is great...95% acrylic? Damn I wish I could paint like you!
Miyazaki-A2 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Student General Artist
My GOODNESS that's great. I mean seriously, this is Awesome. XD And the green goblin shadow--i love it.
Darkness-Man Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Spirever Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
my word that is glorious
Eevee9 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Good use of shadows!
BlackSpider-Man Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Spider-Man rules! :spidey:
el29 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
love it!
13wishes Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
you got really mad stuff man... what can i say? i'm totally inspired
teige Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
thats pretty awsome. i like how you did the shadow
LouisGFX Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Very very congratulations !!
Clark-and-Frank Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
this is so awsum, i feel the same way about the suit in the movies. i still like them, but yeah theres no way a teenager who lives with his aunt in queens working as a freelance photographer could get those materials lol
ur interpretation is cool too, but who come you turned the spider symbol upside down?
No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beacuse with the Spider-symbol upside down it looks like a spider hanging on a webline from Spidey's chin. It's a pretty cool look even though you don't get the best example of it here. ;)
Stinger22005 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
I love it, but I have to say, out of all the things in the movies and the comics that you find impossible, it's pretty funny that you pointed out the suit instead of all the other crazy stuff. =p
No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional General Artist

My issues with the suit tie into the whole idea around "suspension of disbelief". We all know that Spider-man is fake, but we're willing to look past that and buy into the idea just to be entertained. But the only way we'll ever be able to stop from thinking "well this is a bunch of fake crap" when we're watching the movies is if everything else in the film is completely normal and pedestrian as we all expect it to be, and the only thing out of the ordinary is the fact that Spidey has super powers... That's what builds the illusion. So I'm willing to buy that Peter Parker now has spider-powers but not that a highschool kid has a 5-man special effects team making his $50,000 spider-suit.
Stinger22005 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
I never had a problem with it, but to each their own.
sekaihatsu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
acrylics! that's amazing detail!
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aleksandar93 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Nice! I love the Green Goblin.
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No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
That's just a little bit inappropriate don't you think?
MasterofGeekness Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Oh, sorry then.
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