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Wonder Woman of Themiscyra by JeremyMallin Wonder Woman of Themiscyra by JeremyMallin
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).
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ragdollfun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Very nice!
RobertBell79 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This made me laugh.

JeremyMallin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great link. So true.
RobertBell79 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
While I like that you gave her a skirt. I think that she should have underpants or something like bike shorts to help protect her legs. Also I think she should have shoulder straps to keep her breastplate from falling down.
JeremyMallin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Good points. There's always been a difficult if not confusing balance in this character's costume between aesthetic and function. I think that even in the traditional costume some of your points are still valid. I do believe that an actual amazon warrior (if one ever existed) would certainly have more body armor (leather or otherwise) than this to protect her during battle. And yet, Wonder Woman is supposed to have strength and invulnerability rivaling a god. Does she even need armor? It's similar to the controversy over the new Superman costume in which he wear a Kryptonian battle armor suit. I definitely agree that straps should help keep the breast plate from sliding down were this to be a real-world outfit. A wardrobe malfunction in battle would be rather ridiculous if not dangerous. I doubt that using double sided tape like runway models do would work in any superhero activity. It might make for some adult-oriented comic panels, but I doubt that's what DC writers have in mind for the character. ;)
Knight22179 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Nice job, indeed. Love what you did with the roman style skirt. Makes sense considering she's a warrior.

I hope this doesn't come off as being a nitpicker, but Diana's hair is black not dark brown. :)

Love what you did despite that, though! :)
JeremyMallin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer

I just like dark brown more than pure black, because I think it looks more natural. Plus, I figure that if I'm going to change the costume I might as well change everything. :)

There's also the little technical problem that every time I try to draw truly black hair it comes off looking dark gray or silver. ;)
Knight22179 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Ahh, then I can see why you went with brown. :)
Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I absolutely LOVE her expression!
JeremyMallin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you. :)
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