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Hey guys!! I've really seen my numbers jump recently with the beginning of my Princess Avengers series and I want to thank everyone who took the time to enjoy my work...
You rule!! No seriously! You, hey pay attention! You, seriously... You, You totally rule!!
Aaaaaaaand you're my only hope.

If you have been keeping up with the project thus far then you know that the next one should be Black Widow but unless I can get some aesthetic advice from my artistic fans I may need to postpone the piece. I am having trouble figuring out exactly how to proceed around a couple artistic difficulties:

-Choosing the #%*! Princess-
Lots of people have recommended Ariel, but there's a big problem with stuffing that spicy mermaid redhead into skintight black latex in the realistic style I've chosen for the series... She would look exactly like BlackWidow does now! It's not a significant enough departure from the original character, but most other princesses would not look enough like poor BW. I'm stuck... Who gets the dubious honor of being turned into our killer secret agent supersillious badass action chick?

-Just Like Congressional Legislation, Paint Drying, Your Mom....-
Black Widow is boring.... She doesn't have very much that physically characterizes her aside from the fact that she's the only woman on a team populated exclusively with manly man's men. You can already see the problem, on a team of women she's boring. No costume, no powers, not much to express on the page except for boobs.
And I have boobs, boobs galore, enough boobs to fill the world's funnest Chucky Cheese ballpit to the brim, I don't need them... I need personality.

-Giiiiiiirl?- Which brings me to my final point, should she/he be a woman at all? Pause and think, because this is more complex than it seems, and I really want to get an impression from my subscribers. I originally wanted to do a princess mashup and not a gender swap, but a couple people have come to me with this idea. The issue is that Disney doesn't have very many iconic or strong male characters who suit the mantle of Black Widow, and whoever I choose will really stick out against the otherwise female team.

Who should I choose, how do I keep it quality and avoid some gimmicky pitfalls?
Man or woman? Do you see any other possible issues?
Please let me know, i promise to read and take your feedback into account and if your idea holds water I'll use it.
I look forward to your comments!!!
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callme17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
So i am not sure which would work best but i think Giselle( she has a lot of personality but also has the red hair), Tiana or Megara( I havent seen either of thses movies but from the look of the pictures either of them would make an interesting and neat Black widow) would work from their picture, I dont really think you should swap the genders but if you do i like voidgalaxy's Idea about using Aladdin he seems to be a good choice..
reverendshaggy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Tiana would be an interesting choice to go with and would work quite well in the end.
VoidGalaxy Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Well, if you do end up doing it as a gender swap you should consider Aladdin. He's got the moves and the tortured past and Black Widow is a love interest of Iron Man, who you cast as Jasmine, who is Aladdin's true love. Just a thought if you gender swap.

That being said, I think you should keep in the princesses, since that fits your original purpose. Snow White would be fun. She gets a lot of flack from Disney fans for her dated voice, one-dimensional story, etc. It'd be fun to toughen her up. Plus she's got the short hair and a messed up enough back story (father dying, being made a slave by her step-mother who then tries to kill her) to become an assassin. Besides she's associated with poison, a necessary tool of the assassin trade. :D

Just some musings from my odd brain. :)
Domriso Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My first thought was that maybe having her be a man would be the best bet, but again, I don't really see a good way to do that. Black Widow is the ultimate femme fatale, and male characters don't ever really fill that role (seeing as it is a primarily male fantasy). But, if you flip the Black Widow character around and try to see a male version what you really tend to get is a strong, conniving male character, one who is not afraid to use underhanded tricks to get what he wants. Honestly... he sounds like a villain. If you look at the history of the character, in the Ultimate universe she actually was a traitor, which could work well for this. It sounds like a perfect fit for Gaston, other than him not being all that intelligent (which the Black Widow is).

If you decide not to got for a genderswap Avengers theme, I think that the best official Princess for the character would be Pocahontas. She's strong, "foreign," and smart. If you're going to go for some of the unofficial princesses, I agree that Megara could be awesome, but I also think that Esmeralda could be fun. Or you could go all out obvious and use Jessica Rabbit. ^^
XCrazy-ShunshineX Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want to give Black Widow more personality than just "the legs, lips, breasts, and ass," then your best bet is to go through the Princesses and see who you think has the most depth and personality out of who is left. I don't really know which one would be the best bet for Black Widow specifically. I like comic books and the like, but I don't know much about the Avengers, especially the little-known characters. Or... Maybe the characters that haven't been in the mainstream yet. I do think that Ariel looks like her, but I also agree that being the Black Widow doesn't really work for Ariel. Ariel is young, curious, and naive. Not badass and sexy.

Ultimately, any character that you pick will look great, because you're very very talented. :)
XCrazy-ShunshineX Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A thought just came to me: If you wanted to go with unofficial Princesses as well, Megara would be a great choice for Black Widow. She's got a HUGE personality, and a lot of depth. :)
shakes24601 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I think rapunzel as black widow would be awesome
ByakuyasVampire Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about Tiana as Black Widow?
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