||Artwork by James Beaver
I made this Diamonback sprite as part of a "Captain America and the Avengers" update to celebrate Cap's new movie. The Mark Gruenwald run of issues on Captain America is one of my favorite comic runs ever and Diamondback was a great part of that run.
One weird thing you'll notice in the work progress animation of the "showoff" pose is that I drew a straight-ahead view of her face before I made the shape of her head. I've done enough Street Fighter/Marvel fighting game edits to memorize the face-spacing patterns so I tried drawing that first and letting that influence the shape of the head. I decided to turn her head but I'll probably make a finished version of the forward head along with Diamondback's other outfits later.