So the challenge was put before me by my friend Matt, In light of the new Wonder Woman redesign, let’s do an artistic exercise where WE design our own “New” Wonder Woman.
I’ll say this, about the Jim Lee’s new design: It’s not the best Jim Lee Design, but it’s not bad. Not at all. Personally I would’ve liked Mister George Perez or Mister Phil Jimenez (best Wonder Woman artists. Period.) or Adam Hughes to design the new costume.
I have a lot of problems drawing Wonder Woman. I think it’s because my art style tends to go for a more rounded youthful girl type drawing, perfect for Supergirl, Power Girl, Star Spangled Kid, Gwen Stacy and other characters that aren’t Blonde Teenagers. Wonder Woman, is, well she’s Wonder Woman, so she can’t look like a little kid, and too many angles makes her look manish, so there’s a fine line that needs to be reached and I don’t always feel I hit it.
My problem with designing a new Wonder Woman is, well I already think she has HAD the perfect costume, and that’s her white 70’s Mod Outfit. Except the “Perfect” costume that I seem to recall, doesn’t actually exist! It’s like a combination of multiple costumes:
So all of this combined with the fact that I’m about to put my art on display with far superior artists, gives me a slight sense of “why even try,” however, I’m still going to try. So here we have 3 work in progress sketches from my sketchbook (Moleskin!) and one work in progress sketch from Sketchbook Pro for Mac (That Means it’s digital!). Hopefully sometime tonight or tomorrow I’ll have a finished honest to goodness something to show (although, true art is never finished, it’s just done). Yeah, yeah, just finish the damn drawings already Kevin..