3/10/07

Wonder Woman

Here she is. Although I intended to draw something graphic, flat, and line-heavy for my first Wonder Woman cover, I ended up with some fairly heavy rendering; there just wasn't much to the line art, so I worked up a lot in the color.

There weren't any prelims for this one, so what you see is what you get. Drawn in pencil, Photoshop for color (and cloud painting).

Green Arrow is on my desk now. He is actually looking very graphic, flat, and line heavy at the moment, but I wonder where he'll end up. I'll try to finish him off for next week.

J

35 comments:

COMIKXGUY said...

very nice skottie

A. Riabovitchev said...

Beautiful!:o)

Scott F said...

HOLY...
That is insanely awesome! I'm awestruck with the amount of rendering you put into the piece! It somewhat reminds me of James Jeans colors, only in the bottom portion of the piece.

Great job, and I'll be put it up there on the site :)

Hwang said...

Man!! This cover looks great, nice camera angle. Incredible colors!!
Love your work man!! ( sorry... my inglish sucks. I am a brazilian fan of your art^^)

Brian said...

Great job. You've really captured the grace and nobility of the character.

Chris Sims said...

Beautiful! Every cover so far has been stunning!

Joshm said...

One of the things I like most about your art is the line work is not over done. You have just enough lines to describe the piece and anything lacking you make up for in color.

John H. said...

Josh,

No prelims ????

I know that there are a lot of

collectors that are dissapointed.

Plus it could have fetched

$X,XXX !!!! :'(


John H.

jesshickman said...

My favorite comic character! You did a wonderful job on her. I particularly like the perspective and expression. *applauds you*

jesshickman said...

By the way, are you planning on having a print of this for sale at any conventions? I would love to buy one.

Robert Bloom said...

>the sound of my jaw hitting the floor<

James said...

Oh, man, that WW is just absolutely stunning! She looks imposing, regal and beautiful, as she should.

I've been a fan of your work since NYX, and I'm glad to have found your blog!

Best,
J.

Desiree Delgado said...

wonderful!!! :P

Joshua Middleton said...

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone, and welcome newcomers.

I am writing this from a Los Angeles courthouse, where I am a potential juror. I have been here since 7:30 AM, and if any of these folks knew how incredible that is for a guy like me, they would call me a patriot and send me home. Really, should a person going on 2 hours sleep really be judging anything, much less a person?

I am waiting to see if I will be called to serve, which could keep me here for days, possibly weeks. I am not terribly thrilled by this prospect.

Damn criminals.

J

Chris Warren said...

AMAZING!

Good luck with jury duty...*barf*.

Balkandude said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

Scott F said...

Aw chucks! That sucks.
Are you able to sketch at all?

skrubbles said...

Stunning art as always. I love the colors! Btw, I finally picked up NYX... fantastic work!

jesshickman said...

Oh man...jury duty.
Luckily I've never had to serve....yet.
*gulp*

John H. said...

Josh,

Man that sucks. Can you bring

work to get done ? Don't let

your brain rot and watch ALL of

those afternoon game shows /soaps

!!!!

See you this weekend at Wizard,

John H.

danj said...

Seriously- if you want to get out of jury duty, just say that your fiance (or former fiance, if the case is about murder) was the victim of whatever crime is alleged.

Out ya go, daddy-o.

John H. said...

As a freelancer, you can claim

hardship. I hope your section gets

picked and you get excused quickly.

Nothing worse than waiting.


John H.

Tim.Agen said...

I absolutely love this piece. I have a space on my wall waiting a WWoman poster that encompasses all I see in WWoman. THIS is that piece. I'd buy this poster in a heartbeat.

Joshua Middleton said...

Hey folks-

Thanks again for the great comments. I am glad you like the piece.

Unfortunately, I will not have a print of Wonder Woman available for sale at the shows. The image hasn't even seen print as a cover yet. Maybe if we are lucky, DC will make a poster or something, though I wouldn't hold my breath. I'm still waiting for a hardcover collection of Adam Hughes covers. Come on, DC!

J

FerdinandKreozot said...

Very cool, as usual!

Cheers to you and your work,

Regards,

Milenko

To Think Big said...

I like the cloud the effect .
The string feeling is also good 。
good .
-Amelia-

LauraBraga said...

Josh, long time I don't write you something about your work!!
These last three covers are awesome!!
I love expecially wonder woman, one of my favourite characters of dc comics.

Great colors and great perspective!!
Can't wait to have my copy of the issue with this cover!!

Great!!

Laura:)

niko said...

These last 3 DC covers are superb.
I'm a great fan of your work anyway.
-Niko Henrichon

Federico Bertolucci said...

Il tuo style รจ veramente bello!

Great artwork! These super heroes are amazing!

Ciao

F.

Eloth said...

Wow, def my favorite. The colors are great and I love the eyes. They really stand out.

COMIKXGUY said...

damn right joshua!

how do they expect jurors to think of the person's future thet have in their hands without proper sleep and a full stomach

we talking about someone's life here, not a pet

glad to see you got out of it regardless :)

even though i missed it :(

SDCC then

and about that hc adam hughes book ?

i'd try alberto ruiz to make one for you and him

ya know i'd buy them

nk said...

This is gorgeous, seriously. :D Her hair, the colors in the sky... I can't stop staring. I'm so happy I found your blog! I first saw your art last year at a convention in Seattle and your amazing line work has been stuck in my head ever since. I've been looking at all your sketches and stuff and I'm totally inspired. :D I can't wait to see more!

www.nk-chan.deviantart.com

Nerites said...

THIS IS THE BEST WONDER WOMAN WORK I'VE SEEN THIS YEAR.

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ROCK!

ERES GRANDE.

E

BigG said...

That is awesome!

the Incredible Andy said...

This is one heck of a Wonder Woman! I thought Wonder Woman was all done after Adam Hughes, but I was wrong! Truly stunning work here, and love the blog.