Throwback Thursday, the Series.
While digging through my closets for a yard sale I found a box. A veritable tbt treasure trove filled with superhero drawings from a long-ass time ago. Some of them are characters I’ve gone on to draw professionally, some… well, you’ll see.
Every Thursday I’m going to pull one of them out and assess, deconstruct, and annotate it, perhaps you’ll come along on the journey.
This week we have…
First Look! Gal Godot in costume!!
It’s Wonder Woman!
I like the dollop of shaving cream she’s sporting on her head. Or maybe that’s a Smurf hat?? Smurfs were hot shit around this time.
Also of note: Is that a plastic bag over her right hand? Sort of a prescient pre-CSI accessory to ensure any trace evidence found under her nails remains uncontaminated.
Looks like I’ve tweaked her costume a bit and given her a Kingdom Come-esque loincloth, or maybe I haven’t quite gotten into the groove with crotches yet. Or maybe Wonder Woman has a secret. That said, whatever anatomical foibles I’m still working out at this stage, I’ve definitely got the hourglass down.
I’ve never actually drawn Wonder Woman professionally. But I did draw a JLA one-shot where everyone’s genders were swapped called *deep breath* Countdown: The Search for Ray Palmer: Superwoman & Batwoman. I had to design a Wonder Man (from Manazon Island) for that. I made him as broad and swarthy and hairy as possible. It perhaps looks more like this early drawing than any actual illustration of Diana would.
Come back next week! It’s a big box…