6/20/14

Wonder Woman - Batman 75th cover

Here's a Wonder Woman cover I completed recently as part of DC Comics' Batman 75th anniversary variants. After about a dozen misfires, I finally landed on a sketch I liked. I hadn't planned on going for an art deco feel initially, but as I worked out the thumbnail everything kept lining up in such a way that the style just sort of materialized on its own.

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.

More soon.

8 comments:

jccheung said...

Gorgeous! Great job Josh!

Eric Morrison said...

So awesome I love it!

Joshua Middleton said...

Thanks guys!

Paul Duffield said...

Beautiful!! Such lovely design :D Going linework-less really brings out the shapes. And as for the "liberating but frustrating" pen tool, I know exactly what you mean... Draw, undo, draw, undo, draw, undo, draw, undo, draw - AHA that's the line I want - accidentally undo D:

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W. Scott Forbes said...

Beautiful work as always Josh! The balance of warm and cool colors work very well for the two heroes.

Jesse VanWagner said...

Very clean. You captured the style well. Personally, I prefer the pen tool in Illustrator. You can do so much more with it. :)

the JoeL said...

Wow that's an amazing piece!