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Mary Jane... Daphne? by SplendorEnt Mary Jane... Daphne? by SplendorEnt
Mary Jane Watson concept. Wanted her to be all hipster like. It was the only reason why she'd be single enough for Puny Parker (not the only reason). She's a histrionic theater kid that doesn't play by societies rules (hipster). She's chill, down to earth, but still has her Broadway diva side. She's quirky (not quite Zooe Deschenell, but still goofball/odd). She has a "nerd side" (pokemon, Harry Potter, musicals, Disney, mainstream comic books, some anime, etc.)
I wanted her to wear green and purple for the simple reason that I like those colors on gingers... but she kinda looks like the Daphne redesign I never started for the Scooby Doo series I haven't done yet... Oh well.


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Kerevon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Nice. Very interesting take on her. :)
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. I like the freckled version.
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BobTheEgg Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   General Artist
Interesting. Cubees?
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Go for it!
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ABlackRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I agree, she does look a lot like Daphne, but I think its the hair, really. It's a little more orange than usual. A darker red would have probably helped, and maybe wih her classic bangs. But, overall, I like the design and the description, especially the quirky part (you can't read the way she spoke in the sixties and not think she's just a little odd).

Do you mind if I ask what softwae
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I wanted her to have more of a fiery ginger look as opposed to the traditional red hair she sported in the comics. Making her a histrionic, quirky ginger would add character to a very iconic yet 2 dimensional character. The whole retro vibe would work for her character, because instead of seeming dated, she would just seem goofy. She'd be able to say her classic lines "jackpot," and "tiger" and it would totally work for her.
I only thought she looked like Daphne when I made her wear the purple dress and green scarf. Any other time she looked the way I wanted her to (especially when I did the freckles on the 2nd version). I tried the bangs, but I felt too Zooey Deschenell, and that's not a bad thing, that's not what I wanted (a little bit but not really).

And the software is this super, top secret, expensive program- Just kidding. Heromatic. It's free, simple, and fun. [link]
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ABlackRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Ah, I see what you mean now.

I know what you mean, but even back in the sixties/seventies, MJ was a very odd girl (after all, who introduces themself as 'The Jackpot' and not burst into fits of laughter imediately after?). Its only in the films (but, in fairness, they didn't seem to get any character besides JJJ, Norman, or Aunt May right) or in the hands of a bad writer where she becomes 2 dimensional, most of the time she's a very complex character. But, even then, I like your idea of making her goofy and a little nerdy, since it sorta blends classic and modern MJ together while making her a bit more realistic.
And, now that you brought her up, I can't help but think Zooey Deschenell would do great as MJ if she got cast.

Thanks, I think I've heard of Heromatic before.
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
She has a really complex and interesting backstory/premise (a lot of Marvel characters do), it's just that a lot of that doesn't really come across to the mainstream. She doesn't need to be an emotionally damaged woman with a lot of baggage, but if they just did more beside make her the super-model-trophy wife/damsel in distress she would be really interesting. I like how she was in the Ultimate comics. Granted the whole high school romance was irritating at times, but it never overshadowed the plot, and made Peter's world even that much more complicated.

I saw her name on someones fan casting and thought that could be really cool. The only thing is she's a little bit too old for the role now. And she might upstage Peter too much, I know it makes sense for her to be the dominating personality to an extant, but Zooey can be too excessive sometimes. Maybe if the story takes place when Peter is an adult, but I don't really care to think of Peter outside of college really.
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ABlackRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I know what you mean, but that's usually only a problem in the hands of bad writers. Some people can write her with a lot of depth, but at times, espeically in the nineties, they didn't have any idea how to write her besides 'she's his wife, she worries about him, she's an actress'. In fairness though, she can be written well at times. Some writers tend to focus on the fact that her experience with her past and Gwen Stacy's death makes her a tougher person, as seen by the fact she has, many times, fought back against attackers and helped defeat supervillains, and as such she subverts the 'damsel love interest' thing. But, like I said, bad writers ignore that and as such we get the films where she can't defend herself and needs rescuing a total of five times in the whole film series and spends very little time doing anything besides being emotional.

Yeah, I thought she'd be a bit too old now, and she's one of those people who can't be given too much screentime without stealing the show or too little without not being fleshed out enough, so she wouldn't work well as a permenant secondary character. Though, maybe if she voiced her in an animated series or something.
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Well to be fair, I haven't really read enough of the comics outside the Ultimate universe to properly asses the treatment of her character. The bulk of my knowledge of her mainstream existence comes from snippets I come across on the internet. And I was never really sold on her character in the Raimi-verse, it worked at the time but in hindsight she was kind of pathetic.

Oh and Ultimate Aunt May was a total BAMF


Zooey Deschenelle as Animated Mary Jane Watson, now THAT is a good idea.
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