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Diana of Themyscira by mysteryming Diana of Themyscira by mysteryming
So there's a lot of controversy surrounding the new Jim Lee Wonder Woman redesign. There are elements of it I really like, but I always wished DC would do something more like this with Diana's character. What makes her interesting to me are her mythological roots. A woman who can behead a gorgon in one scene and then swing by a local police precinct on the next page is a woman I want to know more about.
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mariosilvaartdesign Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It takes a woman to really put something convincing on the WW. Always thought that given the whole magic rope thing she should wear something closer to weaving, to clothing and less to a rubber suit.
thete1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
AHHH it's so awesome when artists put actual thought into how the characters would dress themselves! I love this. The linen wrapping is a great and sensible touch, the hair is marvelous, her expression makes my heart beat faster, and -- yes. Yes. Yay.
JenJenRobot Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
I love this. It is so much more true to Wonder Woman's personality than the DC redesign. She's a warrior and she should look like one. The only accessories she needs are the weapons the gods gifted her.

I especially love the Greek influences in the hair.
mscorley Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I like this a LOT better than Jim lee's costume. Feels more like her amazonian roots instead of the futuristic hipster clothes route Lee took.

What kind of pen(?) did you use to draw this?
theblock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I like that design. it's feels more like an actual ancient Greek amazon then all star-spangled banner. Yeah, I was fumeing over that redesign, because A) Jim Lee has no business being able to redesign an iconic character when his style is still stuck in the 90s, when we all know Super Hero comics sucked in the 90s because of him, Mcfarlane, and Liefeld. And B) You know they're doing this cause they want to give her some mainstrem attention (and boost sales of course) like they did when she cut her hair that one time, or when Superman was all electric blue for some reason :-? .

TBH I wish she got to keep the Star Sapphire Ring, that outfit was a lot cooler :XD:!
clytie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Not only have you created a really fantastic alternative design ... you've also done a concise job of articulating my misgivings about Diana's new storytelling direction. "What makes her interesting to me are her mythological roots," indeed.
musicsuperspaz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know much about Wonder Woman, but I love this take on her and the design. You've made me want to look up the new re-design, and more about her in general, but I agree- this looks so much more mythological. Her hair seems very ancient greek to me. The leather and linin are so realistic in use, too. (compared to spandex. haha.)
Way to go Ming!
marchhatter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I like how your linen wrapping makes a laederhosen effect
mysteryming Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional
Klaymen1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Isn't she technically made of clay as well? One would think someone who has been around for thousands of years wouldn't suddenly start wearing fake armor pants. If you want to wear armor wear armor. Not armor painted pants. She also stole the Jacket of Black Canary. :/
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