All right, I know some of you have been asking about it and so here it is. I originally wnated to do it in that dark glossy blue you so often see the spider in (because I want one in that colour) but that orange colour just begs to be used. I probably spent about 2 hours experimenting with shading to get the multi colour effect that it reflects and eventually gave up just trying an alternate on my usual style.
These things are taking longer and longer to finish. What used to take me roughly 2-3 hours from sketch to ink to colouring now takes upwards of 4-6 hours because I keep adding detail and tweaking. They're showing an improvement but they just take too damned long now : /