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She's a Wonder by mcguan She's a Wonder by mcguan
Lots of people are getting their knickers in a twist over the newly revealed Wonder Woman costume for David E. Kelley's proposed television series reboot. Not everyone is stopping to think that the whole "armored bathing suit" look is near-impossible look for anyone to pull off successfully. We're all just spoiled because Lynda Carter showed up sometime in the late 70s and nailed it. I agree with some of the complaints about the new look - it really IS too shiny - but when people are shaking their fists at the sky because they dared to put her in pants? It's a little over the top.*

And I'm pretty sure that's exactly why the internet was invented - for angry hyperbolic discussions about superhero costumes. I decided to take a look at the design in a "natural setting" for a comic book character. A little pen and ink (and Adobe) to gain a different perspective.

As for the actress herself, Adrianne Palicki is the least of the new series' worries, as anyone who watched Friday Night Lights can attest. The girl can act AND she's an Amazonian 5'11". But this is just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.

The pencils [link] and inks [link] for this piece can be found at my Tumblr page.

Done with Pigma Micron and PITT Pens, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

*I will say though, that of all the redesigns I have seen, so far my favorite might just be Jamie McKelvie's. [link] It even looks like it would fit into the description of Kelley's vision for this new series.
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earthward Featured By Owner 2 days ago
It's too bad they didn't stick with this. 
JobeyInError Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I'm in love. Damn!
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Ha -Thanks for checking it out!
RedValkyrie69 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
AWE-SOME x's 5486720945678298
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you much!
RedValkyrie69 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
You got it! Your work is wonderful!!!!  

She IS a wonder! 
wonder39 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Looks better than the photos, for sure.... apart from the "controversy" over pants vs no pants.... the costume as a whole was muddled and over-designed... the tiara (if we call it that.... "headband?" is like a "w" and all inscribed, the eagle and the belt are the same thing... and they looked like beaded baseboard or rain gutters... too thick and ridge-y... Little "w's on the boots, the bracelets.... we get it-- it's Wonder Woman-- you don't have to shove it down our throat.... less is more....

It could have had a good start, but needed better execution and some editing....
mcguan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Yeah, it had far too much stacked against it. Best for all that it never came to be.
Gcrein52 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Great drawing man. I don't know why DC never just decided to stick with the Wonder Pants. I always thought it made the character look a lot better.
mcguan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thank you much! I'll be referring to them exclusively as "Wonder Pants" from here on out. ;)
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