The final in my Wonder Women series. As much as I did want to make her blonde, I had so much gold worked in on her, I felt that the hair color would lose the crown. It problably wouldn’t, but I thought it might, this time. I wanted her to have the embodiment of what everyone else had. The toga sash, the headdress, armbands, and so on….
A very non-traditional take on the WW ideal. I think its pretty successful capturing a…..non-Amazon raised person being placed into the spotlight as a sister-in-arms. I thought a Greek laurel would be an interesting detail, something old world but sleek and metal and modern-looking. Her sleeves do the same thing as Diana’s and Donna’s braclets/gauntlets, they’re just different, more in line to the person.
The blue sash pulls all of the ‘traditional’ colors for WW together.
With this i was thinking modern Greek warrior, lots of people seem to go for the ancient look for Wonder Woman but I feel the Amazons would have advanced as a civilization regardless of being in isolation. I'm not sure of the extent of her invulnerability so I just gave her basic armor.
I was going to scrap the gold in favor of all silver, but the red and gold scheme just worked for me on the body armor, I drew a blank with the feet though.
Seeing as Wonder Woman is a given name I went with the eagle instead of the WW as an emblem - it just makes sense to me.
so i was taking a break from finishing a page. and i decided to doodle a sort of a fully covering variation of a wonderwoman costume...and half an hour later i realized what captain america would look like f he was a woman XD....we need us a shield right about now!
A warm up/practice in this style of digital painting. I remember a few years back I tried getting into this method and it just didn’t really ‘stick’. The same holds true today. I really am no good at this sort of style, but it was a fun exercise.
But anyways, Antje Traue, I feel, would be the perfect Wonder Woman. She is fierce, strong and has those eyes. But even better, her voice is very soft, which I feel would suite WW very well considering she is SUPPOSED to be a compassionate character, even if she is often times depicted as a neck snapping war monger.
But for a live action costume, I think she should be decked out in full Grecian armor the entire time until the final battle where she ditches her damaged armor and fights on in her classic Wonder Woman garments.
Elseworld Diana Prince Princess Diana, born of clay and tears, she is the daughter of Queen Hippolyta. She was the first and last child ever born on the Guarded Island of Themyscria. In ancient times the Amazonian people were a vicious race of Mercenaries and Warmongers who would often go from village to village to pillage and take the seeds of the strongest men to breed. Eventually, the Amazonians became such a threat that the gods mounted an attack against them. It was a fierce battle but to no avail. The Amazonians defeated the gods. In a last ditch effort, the gods mounted an exile plan. Poseidon provided the location, an Island in the ocean where no one would ever find them and to which they would never escape due to its natural fortress of strong currents and sea-rifts. With the help of all the gods they exiled the Amazonians to the sacred island of Theymscira. Zeus, however, saw that they could be useful in the future and it would be problematic if they were to die on the Island. So he asked Apollo to 'stop the time of the sun' on the island and give the Amazonians eternal life for if they're brutal force were ever needed in the future. Princess Diana was born as a pact from the gods to the Amazonians. A symbol of new life. She would be blessed with the wisdom of Athena, the courage of Artemis, the compassion and beauty of Aphrodite and the speed of Hermes himself. Diana grew up on the island and was trained by the best. However, when the time came the gods saw to it that they needed the Amazonians help once again. They sent forth their strongest Champion, Princess Diana. Equipped with her mother's armor she set forth into the new world as a herald to the gods and became known to the world as Wonder Woman.
Here's Wonderwoman! Kiarou version? Wrote a quick reboot summary. I always figured that WW should be darker in skin considering she's supposed to be Mediterranean. And keep her hair tied for goodness sake! That's basic for combat. And the great debate. Pants or Panties? Why not Panties with armored pants? lol.
As for the real DC cannon, Wonderwoman is DC's most underutilized character. Or at least she was! The new 52 changed everything. It messed up a lot of good titles but if there's one that it improved [and there are a few] it's wonderwoman.
If you havent picked it up I recommend giving it a read. It's pretty good!
EDIT: After looking at it again, the inner thigh armor bothered me so I went ahead and edited it slightly. Hope this looks better now lol
Elseworld Clark Kent Doomed planet. Desperate scientists. Last hope. Kindly couple. The Planet Krypton was an advanced Civilization built on Technology and the spoils of wars. For though the people were great, they also had a great thirst for knowledge and learning. And with that thirst came their desire to conquer and assimilating the technology and civilizations of surrounding planets. However, their own greed for knowledge found the forefront runners of the scientific world on Krypton putting their entire planet to the brink of destruction. When the scientists discover the existence of an all-knowing force--a source. The Source. Against the advice of a leading scientists on the council, Jor-El, they begin to poke at elements unknown and take no precautions to fear that which they do not understand. Within a single night the entire Legacy of the Kryptonians is forever forgotten. However, before the great threat laid its legacy down, a Scientist Jor-El quickly launched his child into space towards Earth. A planet that Jor-El has long watched in amazement for their capacity for knowledge and compassion. However, before Jor-El and his wife could escape themselves, Jor-El takes a final but futile stand. The young Kal-El crash lands in a Kansas farm where he is adopted by a kindly couple. The last survivor of Krypton, given the Earth name Clark Kent, grew up a simple life. However, when the time came, Kent learned his of his heritage. In his ship that he came to earth in, he learned of his true origins and records from his father. His Father tells of the greatness that Earth could be and suggests that Kent take control of the planet and unite them to their full potential. However, Clark cannot bring him to see the world through those eyes. He agrees that Earth needs to unite, however, by a different means. He takes on the symbol of the House of El and becomes a symbol to the world--by a passive force to inspire the world.
It's that simple. No need to change anything about his history.
To go along with my Wonderwoman revamp, I decided to go ahead and do the entire Justice League! So I am writing quick backstories that, if I were in change, would have had the reboot change.
So here's my Superman. Always imagined him as a blue-collar type of guy so I have him a collar but left open the neck. A closed neck collar implies a soldier, and a soldier Clark is not.
I've read the first 2 or 3 of Grant Morison's run on Superman and I like it so far, a lot better than the garbage we were getting for Supes pre-n52
But I didn't really like his new costume! It felt to distant and too much like a soldier.
Finished this a while ago but forgot to put it up.
When Jim Lee's new costume for Wonder Woman was announced, it created quite a buzz. Quite a few people weren't happy with it including one of my good friends who wrote a short tirade about it. So I decided have a crack at it. (He's still not happy with it tho, can't please everybody!) I actually have no problems with Jim Lee's redesign except I think her WW should be larger (it is an iconic symbol). I noticed a whole bunch of artists on deviantArt also did their own version of Wonder Woman's costume and alot of them were really great! It seems like a consensus that pants are always a good idea for an action hero. Someone should make a group gallery dedicated to Wondy's costumes.
Inked in Manga Studio (I'm trying to learn it) and colored in Photoshop. This is my first attempt at trying cel style shading, so I'm not sure I got it quite right but it was an interesting experiment.
This was originally a marker sketch which I was only planning to quickly splash some color in Photoshop. But the more I stared at it the more I didn't like her face and I kept retouching and retouching and retouching...it wouldn't end! Fortunately, sleep deprivation made me stop.
I did this for the Women of Wonder Day (Formerly Wonder Woman Day) charity auction. Since, I first heard about it many years ago, I've been wanting to donate a piece. I've finally gotten around to do one!
It's for raising funds for Domestic Violence charity programs. A good cause so check it out.
Wonder of Woman Day is on October 30th, 2011.
Photoshopped over markers. The final print was printed on high-quality semi-gloss photo paper. The auction does not accept all digital work so I included the original marker illustration. You can see it here.