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Princess Avengers: BLACK WIDOW by Christopher-Stoll Princess Avengers: BLACK WIDOW by Christopher-Stoll
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I know it's been a while, but here's the next image in my inexplicably popular series of Disney Royalty and Avenging Super Heroes!!! :D

Black Widow was undoubtedly a tough piece to pull together, you may recall that I posted a journal earlier this year to test the waters and let the fans decide the face of the newest Princess Avenger.

The feedback was overwhelming and unanimous, and the results certainly don't disappoint! :D
Balancing the disparate gender-elements was the biggest challenge, next was reconciling the comical elements of the Sultan's cartoon face with the realistic style I have chosen for the Princess Avengers! Earlier versions gave him a very realistic middle eastern appearance, but it wasn't immediately recognizable as Aladdin's Sultan... Plus I wasn't able to bring the same expression of sincerity and determination to him that you see above. I eventually relented, making Black Widow the most cartoonish PA so far!!

Please let me know what you think with a comment. I certainly put a whole lot of work into this, I hope that you all like it!! It's important to me that these Princess Avengers appeal to the fans, as you can tell I always do my best to take viewer preference into account when designing.

Okay. Okay. Okay. The real reason that I chose to switch genders on this one (at least in part) is to throw current fans for a loop, and to simply illustrate the bizarre gender politics of the Avengers. To have only one female member of a 6 person team is unusual, and to have her be so conventionally attractive is troubling. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with Black Widow herself being attractive... but to me it seems like the only body types available for comic heroines is well... insanely unrealistic. With this piece I wanted to underline the lack women on the (actual) team as well as the unspoken comic-book creed that ostensibly strong women ALSO need to be smoking 10/10 babes. To this end I chose sultan, whose body type is at least as irregular as Black Widow's, although in a different way. A logical inverse to round out my Princess Avengers.

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:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm getting the vibe that you're one of those loathesome SJWs that skulk around the internet poisoning everything they touch. 
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I suspect you're young and angry, so I'm inclined to be kind towards you... but regardless of what I am or am not, if you think that the idea of "justice" in society is poison then you're a bad guy.
I highly encourage you to reconsider your reflexive hatred and address whatever the fuck is really going on because comments like yours are pathetic cries for attention.
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am actually very calm, it is YOU who has a warped idea of "justice". You self-righteous hypocrites whine and complain 'til the cows come home about how poor, poor women have unrealistic body images placed on them in fiction when men are subjected to images of impossibly muscular superheroes which for some reason you absolutely don't care about despite being all about equality. 
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, I am very sensitive to how men are portrayed as perfect brutish musclemen in popular culture. But it's not a zero sum game, I can support more diverse female characters and body-types AND care about masculine performance in popular culture as well.

Though (and here's the really important part) the problem with beauty standards are not equal for both genders. Looking at video games... sure there are plenty of fictional men who look like Kratos... but there are also male characters that are fat and average (Mario), or kinda feminine and small (Link), or just ugly (Blanka from street fighter). Game women, on the other hand, are not allowed nearly the same kind of diversity.
Hell, look at comics. All of batman's male villains are ugly, some are deformed, others are inhuman... but the female villains are all 10 out of 10 hotties.
 Who-is-your-favorite-female-villain-from-batman-30 by Christopher-Stoll   

There is a HUGE culture-wide imbalance, and it's clear that women don't get nearly the same variety of bodies. There's a difference in what women are allowed to be in popular media, and video games/comics especially.

Now this doesn't mean that male representation isn't a problem, but it's weird that you're looking across all of popular culture and then going "why aren't we focusing more on the very few (very specific) problems that involve men."

It's a very weird, very myopic, and very selfish worldview.
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thing is most of us MRA-aligned folks don't care about what fictional characters look like ( I may have forgotten to mention that part) because we are smart enough to realize they are well, fictional. Also what do you mean that game women aren't allowed the same kind of diversity as men? Just look at Toadette here, who's flat chested and childlike, let's also talk about Zarya here, while a fairly recent character certainly is not conventionally attractive; these Warcraft ladies are also not all 10/10 hotties despite having curves and boobs. this female Trollkin from IKRPG? Big and muscular like Zarya beforehand. Chubby Mario and similar goofy guys are meant to be seen as funny, something to giggle at; fat ladies, true they're also used as great overfed butts for jokes, almost entirely with very little men have been benefiting from the "body positivity" craze nowadays while it is very rare you'll find an obese man be described as "big and beautiful".

As for me only focusing on the very few (very specific) problems that involve men, let see some of the very few (very specific) problems that involve men:

Men getting harsher sentences for the same crime as a woman's.

Domestic abuse shelters for men/both genders being near nonexistent due to "equality" supporting feminists picketing them.

Male rape/abuse victims getting little help if not flat out dismissed and laughed at by.

Men are more likely to commit suicide.

Men are less likely to graduate from college.

Women often being portrayed as more sympathetic and therefore more valuable than men.

More money is being spent on breast cancer that prostate and lung cancer combined.

I'm sure you've heard all these arguments before from straight white men like me so i'm just gonna give you kudos for not blocking me like i'd expect you might would, that is something i can respect. 
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Qydra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've drifted into the weird side of DA again...
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Tyrranux Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
I want to look away in disgust but I just can't stop laughing...
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:icontj-otter:
TJ-Otter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL WHAAAT
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AliceInBondageLand Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Best. Fan. Art. Ever.
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deathichigo Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
IT BURNS! MY EYES! THEY CANNOT UNSEE WHAT THEY HATH SEEN!
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:iconbulldozerivan:
BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My sentiments exactly.
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:iconbirangoth:
Birangoth Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
MY EYES!!!!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
sexy!
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XOXODOMOXOXO Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
What in the actual fuck. This is the type of shit I expect on tumblr. For once I thought I was safe.
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:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quick, rally DA's anti-SJW defences!
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're never safe.
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:iconthewhiteslaver:
thewhiteslaver Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
She is definitely related to the sultan of Agrahba. Ha ha!
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geekyrebel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This had me laughing so hard I had to favorite it.
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao: :rofl: perfect.
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DWestmoore Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
This is Hilarious. XD
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kellyHigurashi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
ok. I have no words for this enough internet for now
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:iconkwendynew:
kwendynew Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a tag on Deviant Art "cannot unsee"?
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stargirl1180 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist
You my friend have just trolled the entire internet.

Congrats
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:iconvertigheist:
Vertigheist Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well this is new. :V
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:iconlocustavampa:
LocustaVampa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Amazing
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:iconsigfriedofgaea:
Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH YOU'VE GOT TO BE JOKING.

I'm bleeding... :iconcryingbloodplz:
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Near the end of the Princess Avengers project, the whole internet was at my mercy.
I am not a merciful man, it seems.
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU KILLED US ALL. D:
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xXFruitsBasketsXx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
AHH!! MY EYES!!! MY EYES!!!! IM BLIND!
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe...
Another victim of my work!
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:iconxxfruitsbasketsxx:
xXFruitsBasketsXx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Oh god...
I'm scared O.O
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:iconirondragonx:
IronDragonX Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
WAT?
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly.
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goodtigerclaw Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
MY GOD MY EYES!!! THEY BURN!!! AAAHG
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:icongoodtigerclaw:
goodtigerclaw Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
thank you, it was a very nice experience
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:iconrserp8:
rserp8 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
My God, that's scary! Fear  (And I've been to Fluffybooru! Fear
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:iconkitkat4546:
kitkat4546 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I thought Merideth would be The Black Widow, not A-bubu
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:iconmisspuffygamer:
MissPuffyGamer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
no just no *walks away* NO! 
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You'll be back...
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:iconmisspuffygamer:
MissPuffyGamer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
NO!
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:iconkayceal:
KayCeal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Your art is amazing!
What surprises/confuses me is that I thought the series was planned to be of princesses, and although I'm okay with it not being a princess, I would have thought that Ursula has a non-ideal body that could have been chosen for this. Still, your art is awesome! Good job!
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1Carleyk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Oh, this is wrong in so many ways.  OMG 
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:iconmisspuffygamer:
MissPuffyGamer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
i know right? o_o
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:iconironhide555:
Ironhide555 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
sweet mother of all that's holy why would you do something like this
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome.
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:iconcareba:
Careba Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The man boobs.....
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:iconicestormy:
IceStormy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
MY EYES!!!
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TomradeM Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Goodness that looks awesome!
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maggot216 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
As an artwork the craftsmanship is amazing.

The flow of turning Natasha Romanoff into the sultan turns her from being a part of the team to being a satirical mess. While I respect satire in all it's forms. This completely undermines the fact that she was just as important as the other heroes if not more throughout Phase 1.

1. First off she was there throughout shadowing Tony. Arguably she has just as much to do with him as Fury in recruitment
2. She was the one who actually went and recruited Banner.
3. She outsmarted Loki realizing that he had plans for unleashing The Hulk.
4. She Banner has his incident, she would stay with him trying to calm him down when he lost control. And though she was scared, she freed herself and outran The Hulk.
5. She brings Hawkeye back from the abyss that was his own mind.
6. Point blank she holds her own right next to the boys.
7. She is the one who closes the portal in The Avengers. Sure...Tony delivered a nuke, but without her the portal would have stayed open.

I'll say this, if you were going for a gender bend, Aladdin would have been a better choice. However, with the princesses Merida or Ariel would have worked very well and suit her character as well.

Last note. I said this in the beginning of the post, but your gallery is full of true skill with a stylus.
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