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Wonder Woman Process
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Published: February 14, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 Dawn-McTeigue
Here's an image compilation that shows the process that I used for drawing WW. This is what I use for all at-home commissions. Usually I'm working on commissions at the show floor & don't have a scanner with me (or a light box!) but since this one was done at home, I was able to document each stage.

1: Thumbnail out some pose ideas. This time, I got out my jump rope & tried a bunch of things myself to see what poses I liked.

2: Scanned my thumbnails, chose which one to go with (if I'm working with someone on their commission & they'd like, I send them the thumbnails so that they can choose with me). I cut & moved certain things. I work really fast with my thumbnails to keep that movement in the image, but her torso was too short & her arms were holding the rope in such a way that it went directly over her face, so I moved some of those things around & drew over it in a layer in photoshop. Once I was happy with it, I printed out image 2.

3: Placed a 9X12 smooth bristol board over image 2 printout & lightboxed in my pencils.

4: Inked it with Pitt artist pens. I actually prefer to work with a Windsor & Newton brush, but for speed, I went with the pen. I also need to do some tests to see which inks will work well with Copic markers. the pens are tried & proven, so that was another reason to stick with those.

5: Copic marker time! Fast becoming kind of like dessert ...my favorite part! :)

And that's my process for at-home commissions. At shows I don't have a light box or a scanner, so I thumbnail & then go straight to the board. Both ways work well & each have their benefits. :) Anyway, here it is!

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7499x7162px 2.41 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Great drawing, thanks for showing us the progress, I really appreciate it.:)
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Awesome process and Epic WOMAN WOMAN!!! :winner: :D
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jdcueHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for showing your process...I wished more artists would do this in the level of detail that you did! Great work!!
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Dawn-McTeigueProfessional General Artist
My pleasure!
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Great muscular tushy! Love it! :)
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Dawn-McTeigueProfessional General Artist
Yaaay! I'm sooo glad you like this one! I definitely envision Wonder Woman as being very fit!
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The TOP Amazon kick-ass babe? 4 SURE she HAS to be XXtra fit!
Buns of steel all the way! giggle ;)
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Dawn-McTeigueProfessional General Artist
Hehehe! Yes! 100%! :)
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