Vector sketch of Wonder Woman partially based on my earlier sketch of the character. [link]
I used the traditional Greko-Roman warrior skirt, thinking it would be some form of polished leather with quartz or gems added for weighting on each strip. Maye she has some kind of magical superhero adhesive for sticking gems to leather. Why not?
I also figured that if she was going to go around half naked, she could at least have warm, all-weather boots. I was thinking fleece-lined, dyed sheepskin. Her tunic could be the same material.
This time I decided to give her not just one, but three blades. I tried to design the fall of the skirt to hint at the motion suggested by the pose.
I went back to the more traditional crown and bracelet designs. I prefer the character with longer bracelets. I kept the bird motif on the breast plate and down-played the "W" motif. I also decided to give her more of a glowing lasso, like drawn in the comics. I specifically looked at the cover of Wonder Woman #604 (Dec. 2010, drawn by Kramer and Sinclair) for ideas on making the lasso appear to glow.
I posted the original rough [link]
I did for this one and the finished, outlined view [link]
from Adobe Illustrator in my scrapbook.
I tried to use fewer shape details more strategically to get a semi-realistic effect with less time put in. Using Live Trace to create all-vector wool and leather textures did increase the file size somewhat though.
Software used: Adobe Illustrator
Tools used: Pen tool, blend tool, Live Trace tool (for the boots and skirt textures only).