It was announced today that I am drawing (and inking and coloring) two issues of Wonder Woman for DC. The issues will be on the shelves in April and May, and I will talk a bit more about it a little further down the road. For now, here is the image DC released for the promo.
As it has been misreported elsewhere on the internet (shocking!), I should point out that this is not a cover. It is in fact a single panel from a 5-panel page that appears in the first issue, and will probably be about three or four inches tall when it sees print, which is how it is meant to be seen.
I'm generally not a fan of taking panels out of context, especially when
they are blown up larger than I actually drew them, but I suppose it
might be better than spoiling a whole page, so there you have it.
And yes, I know that she is not wearing her tiara. To unravel that troubling mystery, one must buy the book.
|The Jerry Robinson original|
So here is the original Jerry Robinson cover and my follow-up. I wanted to keep some of the classic feel of the old cover, so I played it pretty straight- pencils, inks, and relatively simple color utilizing the same palette as the original.
Pencils, inks, and Photoshop for color.
It was nice to break away from my usual approach to drawing and to think more about shapes than linework. In fact, I dropped out almost all of the line drawing, which I rarely do. I also tried to learn how to use the pen tool in Photoshop, which was somehow both liberating and infuriating.