Probably inspired by all the recent comic movies, I redesigned Wonder Woman. I based it off of Michelle Trachtenberg, the actress who played "Dawn", Buffy's sister on Buffy the Vampire slayer. This is the first Amazon Warrior costume. I'll add an updated design she'd wear towards the end of the movie and for any further adventures . In my pitch, Linda Carter, the original Wonder Woman passes on the mantle to her daughter, who is unaware of her mom's heroic past until dark magical forces twist the Amazons of Paradise Island into revealing themselves to mankind and attempting to conquer the world.
I remember when the original Wonder Woman series aired during it's first run - I was just old enough to understand the talk spreading far and wide about certain women's groups being upset about the exploitative images it engendered. It eventually blew over, no one really took the show very seriously and it was admittedly very light fair for the day. But the reaction from the women of my household was varied - my sister's (all older) liked the show well enough. My mother generally disregarded telelvision outright if it wasn't news or cooking related. It was not long before the show was forgotten by my family as well as the world.
I make no secret of the fact that I dislike most of the representations of Wonder Woman as merely a pinup - the character to me is mythic in some ways even though her history in fiction and comics has been checkered to say the least. I have done other versions of the character at conventions and events as sketches and some of them are posted here. What red blooded American man doesn't enjoy drawing women right?
But Wonder Woman - like Superman - has nothing to prove with the outfit she wears. Like many royal guards of monarchies worldwide, any combat regalia is almost completely ceremonial in nature if not in construction. Though Diana's raiment is definitely meant to be lethal it is at the same time very beautiful. The bracelets, sword, and lasso are pretty standard, but I knew I wanted to make something that covered nearly every inch of her body to make a subtle point - she can beautiful, powerful and sexy without having to bare significant amounts of flesh. Even with the DC redesign, she is by and large still wearing the makings of a fantasy pinup cosplay girl and not the garments of a mighty warrior princess.
I also wanted to make her quite a bit taller than anyone is really making her in the current books. At least one DC set of titles made her much larger than life - the Darwin Cooke work was impressive to me for at least making her character seem more brash. Lastly, I took the red white and blue pallette down to a bare minimum, for no better reason than to be subtle. I know comics as medium take to heart the advice of many publishers - you have to get the attention of people on the stands with bold colors and big designs. At some point everything blends together though. And for Diana, I think the wardrobe change would be very welcome to some women.
I have been noticing a lot more female watchers here on DA - I am unabashedly proud of that fact because it is a good reminder that the audience of comics reaches much farther than the boys club.
I am sure Wonder Woman will continue to prance around in varied designs themed on the beauty pageant getup she currently wears - Jim Lee might send hit squads of DC shock troops after me for saying that but it's true - ALL of the current designs for Diana still bear that stigma in the non-comics buying public and it's something I would love to see the character overcome - to grow out of her design adolescance.
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Wonder Woman es la Princesa Diana de las Amazonas. Tomó su nombre de la diosa de la caza. Fue formada en un principio por su madre en una figura de arcilla. Se le concedió vida por la súplica de su madre Hipólita a la diosa Afrodita. Concebida de este modo por gracia de una diosa, Diana creció siendo la más bella amazona de la Isla Paraíso, con la sabiduría de Atenea, mucho más fuerte que Hércules y más ágil y veloz que Hermes. Contrariando los deseos de su madre, con un disfraz logró escabullirse y ganar la competencia para elegir la amazona más poderosa, la que debía partir de la Isla para auxiliar a los mortales en su lucha contra el nazismo. Con posterioridad, y como consecuencia de la saga Crisis en Tierras Infinitas (Crisis on Infinite Earths), su origen fue revisado por George Pérez. Otros autores que han realizado grandes aportes a la historia de Wonder Woman son: Mike Deodato Jr, en la saga titulada "El torneo"; Phil Jiménez, quien con la historia "La bruja y la guerrera" narró una saga épica donde Diana reúne a un ejército de heroínas para luchar contra la hechicera Circe.- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Wonder Woman is Princess Diana of the Amazons. It was named after the goddess of the hunt. It was formed at first by his mother in a clay figure. He was given life by his mother's plea to the goddess Aphrodite Hippolyta. Conceived in this way by the grace of a goddess, Diana grew to be the most beautiful rider of Paradise Island, with the wisdom of Athena, stronger than Hercules and more agile and faster than Hermes. Against the wishes of his mother, managed to sneak in a costume and win the competition to choose the most powerful rider, which was from the Island to assist mortals in their fight against Nazism. Subsequently, as a result of the series Crisis on Infinite Earths (Crisis on Infinite Earths), originally reviewed by George Perez. Other authors who have made great contributions to the history of Wonder Woman are: Mike Deodato Jr, in the series entitled "The Tournament", Phil Jimenez, who with the story "The Witch and the Warrior" narrated an epic saga where Diana gathers an army of heroes to fight the sorceress Circe. -
Another Remix for you all, and this time Wonder Woman is joining the roster. was the beautiful woman responsible for me having this idea so I cleared it through her to use her as the muse for this one.
Of course my partner in crime was the digital mercenary bringing the idea to life with his colors. I hope you all are enjoying the ride. Rex and I are putting together a collab commission where you can request me to do the pencils and Rex on the colors. Stay tuned for that.
I got the idea for this piece from the movie 300 in the scene where Leonidas is looking out over Sparta the night before he goes to battle.
Sounds silly but I actually debated for awhile how much of her butt to show. I originally had her skirt blowing in the wind more and showing lots of cheek. I thought it was too much and opted for something more conservative.....conservative as in shes still topless with only a sheer garment wrapped around her waist. But if you're still desperate to see a butt, then just check out the link to the original stock below.
I also originally wanted to have her WW suit off to the left. But was unsure how to display it. Would it be hanging from something? Would it be on some sort of mannequin like the bat-suit is? I decided just to leave it out.
I was part of the concept art team for WB Turbine's Infinite Crisis. This included making funky redesigns of classic characters in alternate realities as brand new playable characters or as skins. I was also adjusting classic designs to fit in our game style, which was often about pushing shapes to be more visible or simplifying busy areas. Often these are also used to help convince WB that Turbine had a competent grasp of their IP. I also had input on how their abilities would look like in game with effects concepts.
The Atomic Universe was my favorite. I treated it as a tribute to grind house and my favorite post-apocolyptic scenarios; getting real weird with the characters. So why not Wonder Woman dressed up like tank girl in a roller derby? Ahhh, I might get in trouble with some hardcore fans, but I already accepted that danger taking on a job like this. In the Atomic Universe, AWW was the only one that remained untouched (other than losing her armor, breaking her lasso and other accessories... but that's a scratch compared to the rest), and remains a beacon of truth and love in an otherwise distorted and ruthless world... yatta yatta, whatever, she has a chainsaw.