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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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:!
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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.
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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!
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marchhatter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I like how your linen wrapping makes a laederhosen effect
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional
SHE APPEALS TO MANY CULTURES.
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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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Munisai Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Shoulder pads...
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
There are elements of the Jim Lee design that I like, but it lacks the essence of Diana. Although I praise it for being more practical at least.

Mythological superheroes are a tough combination. Just like Thor, Wonder Woman frequently crosses realms of genres.

I like what you're going for here, it's more grounded with a sense of reality than the classic Wonder Woman and you seem to have a better knowledge of textiles than the comic artists.

It's a subtle change, while still belonging to Wonder Woman. Just as the millions of costume changes Batman has gone through are still Batman.

I'm fascinated that Superman seems to be the only DC character who has essentially never changed.
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HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
i think you hit exactly on what makes the new costume so awkward, it has really nothing to do with the nature of the character
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Amasov Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Not so much the redesign itself, more the reasoning for it. Both batman and Superman wear, essentially, the same costume from the 30's. Updated sure but not that different. The thing with the new WW look is that I'm reminded more of Donna Troy when looking at it.
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional
It's definitely got a "Wonder Woman's teen sidekick" vibe to it. The new look would be right at home next to Kon-El's first Superboy costume. Which... is what it is.
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Amasov Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I very much like your take on her costume.
If there needed to be more color added, it could still be done in more subdued tones.
Sort of like this: [link]
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional
Completely agreed.
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ShouriMajo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I really like this design! I think mythological influence would be a really good concept. Also love the rendering.
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional
Thanks so much! Greek myths are so cool and Diana is so tied to them. I think she should work it.
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FuriousSterling Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I really like this costume design! Although the color palette is a little to 'beige' for my taste. I understand that you're trying to connect the outfit more connected to her Ancient Greek roots, but that might be just because I am so used to the red/gold/blue color combo on Wonder Woman.
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional
I went with the "beige" palette because I was trying to "down-design" Diana here -- take her back to her utilitarian Amazonian warrior roots. I think an outfit like this would be truest to the core of her Themysciran nationality. However, if she wanted to punch up her image for PR purposes, it would be easy enough to make her breast plate dark, blood red and dye her leather shorts/back brace navy! Just depends on how flashy she wants to get in the field. :)

Thank you!
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FuriousSterling Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Maybe that could happen in a "Woman Woman gets a personal stylist" storyline. :P
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional
Now that is a pretty adorable idea that I can get behind! Hee.
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valnunez Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Your rendition is beautiful. Who the fuck cares about pants. If only, much like Wi-fi hot spots, there were nude-spots (Nekkid-fi) spread about the city, you'd see me standing in them. And then I'd go slap a Gorgon.
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional
Psh, Val! You and your Nekkid-fi, always romping around all over the place! There's definitely something to be said for the distract-THEN-assault approach. ;P
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EnMity88 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I haven't seen the new design:(

This is cool. I like the warrior look to it, looks like she'll get her hands real dirty.
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional
Here's the new official design:

[link]

Thanks for your comment! That's exactly the look I was going for.
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EnMity88 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
They went a strange route for the redesign. But hey, not much we can do about it.
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