Adobe Illustrator vector sketch of Wonder Woman.
Software: Adobe Illustrator
Tools: Pen tool, blend tool, gradient fills, transparency/layer settings
It's a common historical mistake to assume that the Amazons described by Herodotus were themselves Greek. Since her earliest days, DC Comics has always portrayed Wonder Woman as a Greek Amazon princess in on an island affected by a Greek pantheon of gods. In reality, archaeologists and historians believe that the Amazons from Herodotus writings, if they truly existed, were from lands outside of the influence of Greece. Over the years, some have believed that Herodotus may have been referring to peoples from Turkey, Lithuania or even Lebanon. In some of their research certain of these historians have believed that the Amazon included female archers. That is what I've chosen to explore in this image: a Wonder Woman not with a sword, but a bow. I also tried to make her costume look more plausible and more European. No red, white and blue here; more natural deep reds and blacks on a simple unitard with lacing up the sides. I like the idea of the character being an archer because it give an additional utilitarian reason for the bracelets, which I have portrayed as reinforced leather braces that could also serve as archery wrist guards. The single glove is also to guard the fingers against friction from the bow string.