10 comments to “Jason Adenuga’s Wonder Woman”
  1. While this drawing looks young, there’s nothing inherently Wonder Girl about the outfit. I think this would work very nicely on Wonder Woman. I lean towards the version with the blue leggings: the larger area of blue makes the other colors pop out as secondary elements. There’s less contrast of extension in the gray-legged outfit (“contrast of extension” is art school talk for “difference in size”). I really like the interaction between the shoulder elements and the eagle. It makes use of the impulse that keeps people putting jackets on Diana, but without putting a jacket on her. The stars running down her sides are much more dignified and streamlined than the old star-spangled panties. The boots, however, look kinda dated.

  2. Personally it says Wonder girlmore to me. ANd that’s not a bad thing at all. I’d love to see Cassie rocking this look, though she would need a different tiara, maybe reverse it to being red with a gold star.

  3. I once read a review about Princess Diana’s costume angst that suggested that she should be like Barbie: new clothes all the time. Phil Jimenez had one issue that featured this philosophy. It was done kind of tongue-in-cheek in reference to Wonder Woman’s constantly tweaking wardrobe, but it was probably the best example of what should be the standard for Diana’s artists. Recently, I think the notion that Wonder Woman is always recreating herself is mentioned as a plot device in the recent reboot of the character. I don’t collect anymore, so forgive me if I’m being inaccurate.

    The above isn’t particularly center to the WW brand, but it’s fun, and certainly functions as a super suit, and carries all the absolutely necessary elements: tiara, bracelets, golden lasso, red and blue palette. She should be like Batman, and be constantly spinning new looks for new adventures. The only problem: merchandising.

  4. I like it, but something about it does seem a little too girly for Wonder Woman. If it’s not the boots, it could just be the pose distracting. Oddly I think a costume halfway between the one on the right and Kris Anka’s version could be perfect.

  5. I don’t see what makes her more girl-like rather than womanly. The round face and cupie-doll mouth?

    I rather like this version. Maybe because her proportions are very much like my own.

  6. Red: “I don’t see what makes her more girl-like rather than womanly. The round face and cupie-doll mouth?”

    That, plus:

    — the head is larger in proportion to the body
    — small breasts
    — “schoolgirl legs”, thinner and straighter than an adult figure

  7. Ah, then poor me, with my round face, kewpie-doll mouth and small breasts.

    And I don’t think her head is big. I think it’s the hair.

  8. What a talented artist! I love the Wonder Woman outfit in this drawing. She brought a lot of character building to little girls everywhere. I work at DISH Network and one of the reasons I choose DISH is because of their honesty, and integrity. Guess WW made a lasting impression on the right things! You can join myself and 14 million happy subscribers at dish.com.

  9. You know- I took me awhile to figure what I wanted to say about this piece- but I love it.

    Part of not being able to nail down exactly how I felt about it, is a good thing. I check this site daily and I kept being drawn to the design. I prefer the long-pants version on the right, but overall I think it’s just a great look. In my opinion it is not a full grown adult Wonder Woman, but not really a child either. It’s more like a well done- young adult/teens version, and I think if you look at her in that light- it really shines. The costume is iconic, but hip and cool. Totally a hipster-girl outfit. The outfit incorporates tight leggings, slouchy boots, with some kind of non-functional but aesthetically pleasing shoulder wrap. The iconic WW design elements work, but without that “trying too hard” feel. The hair totally works for me too. It’s full and voluminous and honestly has a very mediterranean (or Greek) look to it. Also, it’s a bit unruly, which you’d expect from a warrior princess.

    I think this design really puts the “P” in princess.

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