Fan-Art Friday: Wonder Woman!

Note: Wonder Woman is descended from gods, and it looks like she has a almost religious following from the artists who submitted to our Fan-Art Friday. We received over 120 entries into this Fan-Art Friday, including comic professionals, previous P:R contest winners and a host of super-talented newcomers. Look below, and tell us which ones are your favorite and why! – Chris A.

Chad Ferguson

Brodie H. Brockie

Javey Villones

Tarun Padmakumar

Steve Simmons

Edwin Latorre

Eric Bennett

Samuel T. Green

Karla Evora

Lee Davis

Lee Davis

Danny Flores

Peter Luke

Peter Bloem

Micah Green

Mick Bouschor

Ebony Harmon

Jon Morris

Paris N. Jones

E. Andre Butler

Ruwan Fernando

Andre Cui

Sean McCallum

Nelson Hernandez

Susan Harlow

Michael Bucci

Alejandro Bruzzese

Paulo Santana

John Conklin

Ady J Brady

Craig MacDonald

Rudy Jordan

Sam Teckman

Luis Gaspardo

Joshua Walters

Tim Switalski

Rashad Doucet

Rashad Doucet (inked by Kate Kasenow, Colored by Tabitha Thompson)

Shaun Riaz

Thomas Branch

Meredith McClaren

Bryan Vieira

Adam Hurley

Mario Silva

Randy Bishop

Eric Ways

Michelle Sciuto

Joe Lozanno
M. Romain BRUN

Jamie Rimmer

Joe Lozanno

Andy MacDonald

Mike Dimayuga

Christian Scheuer

Sherwin Viray

Todd Loessy

CJ Williams

Adam Stinson

Scott Haselwood

Alex Mitchell

Jason Tseng

Abigail Stevens

Patrice Martinez

Note: Previously we displayed two entries by Shakir Khan but have sinced removed them upon discovering he traced the images from another artist and did not give credit, violating guideline #5.

 

Danny Dauphin

Ben Allen

Jon Morris

Joseph DeSantos

Elizabeth Beals

Joe Hanus

Joe Hanus

Lisa Widegren Lundin

Marco D. Carrillo

Adam Simonis

Jason Cowdrey
Chua Eng Chee

Zachary Gilmore

Kristopher Saudade

Aaron Koester

Aaron Koester

Aaron Koester

Tom Kelly

Nigel Lowrey

Austin Bantel

William Hodge

Juan Luis Rincón
Cody Walker

Antonio Cunha

Josh Awolade

Jesús Alfonso Sánchez

Grant Hunter

Staffan Melin

 

Michael Jones

Kathryn Mann

Nick Foster

Andrew Runion

Julien Hirt 

Graeme McGregor

Ramon Villalobos
Adam Tupper

Sebastian von Buchwald

Jerry Ma

Agustin Socas

Nathan Michael

Jonathan Cole

Jeffrey Abar

Christopher J. Purdin

E.A. Morgan

E.A. Morgan

Hoang Huy Ha

Gaelan Kelly

Thomas Fummo

James Greatorex

50 comments on “Fan-Art Friday: Wonder Woman!
  1. Lots of great stuff! My particular favorites from an outstanding crop: Chad Ferguson, Peter Luke, Mick Bouschor, Jon Morris, Nelson Hernandez, Thomas Branch, Meredith McClaren, Shakir Khan, Elizabeth Beals, and Thomas Fummo.

  2. It was going to be Ruwan, but Sean McCallum’s suit is my new head canon. Meridith gets special mention for a stuntman suit.

    I realy like Andrew Runion’s drawing. The lines are great.

    Chad Ferguson gets ultra props for using the quote he did for Diana. It takes a lot to remember that Diana isn’t a killer and she got her role in a contest.

    Oh and… HOLY NERTS I GOT IN?! I know my capability as an artist and it’s not up to snuff for a lot of this. At least I know I’m not the only one to give her a shield. I wanted to give her something effective, but non-lethal. Plus, the Tiara is now goggles for flight.

  3. Ruwan Fernando’s is my favorite, hands down. I like the more butch ones for breaking the usual mold, but in the end, I want Wonder Woman to look statuesque, like a (badass) Greek goddess.

  4. I think Nelson Hernandez and Meredith McLaren really understood the challenge here. Great work and good execution! Quite a variety of submission too.

  5. Really dig Villalobos and McClaren. They all have something I like, the couple with the hair up in the ponytails have me rethinking the hairstyle on my action figure up there.

  6. I like the first one by Chad Ferguson, not only because he points out the more than a warrior part of her character, but also the expression on her face, which is a big part of what I like about the ones by Michelle Sciuto and Shakir Khan. It’s easy to focus on portraying Diana as fierce and stern, but she’s also fundamentally an optimist, and she’s at her best when she’s cheerful and helpful rather than intense and combative.

  7. My favorites are
    Alejandro Bruzzese
    Meredith McClaren
    Andy MacDonald
    because they have a contemporary/future look that i believe a 21st century amazon would have.

    Alex Mitchel brings something different even if ancient looking.

    So many others are so good…

  8. Meredith McClaren’s look is just so good from head to toe. Love the attitude, design, and execution. Tom Kelly, so punk, so fun, and different take. It’s Kiss meets, Harley Quinn, meets David Bowie. I just love such an original take. Conceptually, Sherwin Viray’s is great. So considered, such care taken. Love the clarity of his style. So many good ones! Great to be part of this Bunch! Love Project Rooftop!

  9. All of these were just wonderful.
    I am really glad to have my piece included here.

    My favorite is Chad Ferguson’s. The quote just got me.
    Now I feel guilty for making a warrior version of Diana. :P

    All the others are great as well! Great job everyone!

  10. Andrew Runion’s take on her outfit is amazing. Like, it’s making me mad how good that is, with the star there. I hate the star panties. This fixes that immediately.

  11. Definitely a plethora of wonder women! :)
    Thanks for featuring mine! Her outfit is modeled on this ancient vase painting of an amazon woman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Amazon_trousers_BM_VaseB673.jpg)
    My favourites of the bunch are:
    Hoang Huy Ha (great style and choice of colours)
    Julian Hirt (I love how he gave the armour a unique new pattern and yet still keeps it recognisable as WW)
    Marco D Carillo (A little tattered-and-torn, but great armour and colours)
    Alex Mitchell (I love how genuinely Grecian this looks, and how many mythological elements are incorporated, without overpowering the core of the character)
    Andy MacDonald (A very nice modernised interpretation of the Amazonian look)
    Mario Silva (I love how much thought has been put in to this, with the constellation patterns, and how unique the armour plating looks. Great job!)
    and Meredith McClaren (probably the best street-wise WW outfit I have ever seen).

    definitely looking forward to the next fan-art friday!

  12. A lot of beautiful work here, but my favourites (in order of appearance on the list above, not in order of preference) are the ones by Ruwan Fernando, Thomas Branch, Randy Bishop, Michelle Sciuto, Shakir Khan, and Andrew Runion.

  13. I think Danny Dauphin’s is the greatest underrated version on here. It’s feminine, powerful, strong, and obviously protective. I wouldn’t be surprised if his version said something along the lines of:

    “I fight for those I love, and those I cherish. I will stand against all who seek to cause misery and suffering. I will be the wall upon which fear breaks, and those I hold dear shall find comfort. Come at me, and know why I fight! I fight for *them*!”

    Outside of that, there are many great choices on here. But in the modern interpretation, Danny’s is possibly the one who has more hidden layers than all the others, and that adds a certain level of complexity, in my mind, than all the others.

  14. Wow, lots of these are really great. Thanks so much for displaying my piece, Project:Rooftop!

    In particular, I find that there are some that I just love for their artistry irrespective of any redesign aspect, and some redesign elements in others that I find really arresting. I’m a bit surprised that I seem to be the only one to go for a single-breasted Wonder Woman here, but there’s so much other good stuff here that I wouldn’t even have thought to do.

    Solely as a piece of artwork, Austin Bantel’s piece is my favourite. It’s got an amazing, almost stained-glass kind of radiance to it. Also, I love Diana’s bruised knuckles :D. Other pieces I love that reflect designs from the comics are those of Mike Dimayuga, Chua Eng Chee, Kathryn Mann, Joshua Walters (which is also funny, which is always good), Jesus Alfonso Sanchez, and Adam Tupper (a lovely, soft pencil piece). Other great artworks that incorporate redesign elements are those of Danny Flores, Susan Harlow, Paulo Santana, Shakir Khan, Jon Morris (His second piece – much love to anyone who put Diana in long shorts or culottes), and Elizabeth Beals (This piece does brilliantly in making Diana look fresh and youthful, which I’ve always preferred and which my own piece completely fails to do).

    Thomas Branch and Thomas Fummo deserve special mention for being both great pieces of art and really intriguing redesigns. I wish I could see more of the Branch redesign, like the other side of the skirt and the way the lasso works in her hair. I’d like to mention a few other redesign elements that I found really interesting here, too:

    Lee Davis – At first I thought tying the lasso around her waist impractical – how would she use it? – But then it occurred to me that she might be already using it on herself. This made me think about its original function as a lasso of control, and if she’s controlling herself (against her nature?), that can lead to lots of interesting ideas.

    Julien Hirt – This one jumped out at me, and it took a while to figure why. I realised that many of the pieces here try to make Diana super-martial and spiky with sharp points, full armour and even swords and spears, but in this design there are lots of fluid lines and rounded edges – not so many sharp points. I really like the overall, lyrical effect of it (maybe a few too many spirals, though).

    Peter Bloem – This design has some great, bold departures, particularly the dark jacket, but what I like most of all about it is the way the jacket sleeves and the bracelets fit together – it’s almost like her sleeves rolled themselves into hard metal on the way down her arm. It’s really clever, I love it.

    Craig MacDonald – Another really clever idea in the bracelets. I may be misinterpreting it, but they almost look like straps of leather or beaten bronze that have been woven together to make the bracelet. That’s a really interesting idea, given the connection that the Amazons are supposed to have to their bracelets in the comics. It could almost be a ritual weaving with which they bind themselves.

    Marco D. Carillo – The thing that attracted me to this piece was based on its overall ‘winged’ character. The helm in particular is very elegant and in keeping with the eagle on her torso (and knee pads). I went for a more conventional Attic-based helm in my own, but this one just works so well.

    Andy MacDonald – In particular, I love the combination of the 3/4 length trousers with the split (stylish, elegant and yet allowing for athleticism) and the sandals, which evoke the straight ancient design that show up in a couple of other pieces here, but plays with it to make it modern. Excellent stuff.

    Eric Bennett – The thing that I like about this one in particular is the colour balance. Gold features in most of the pieces here, but in only a few like this one is it the main colour. The way it interacts with the red in the costume is well-considered to my eye (partially the blood on the gold helps to do this, I think), and the soft grey-blue mail underpinning works well.

    Chad Ferguson – I think the final word should go to this fellow, again because of the quoted idea that has already been mentioned in other posts. Although I wouldn’t take it TOO far – Diana certainly IS a warrior, from a society whose ancient tagline is basically that they are all women who go to battle and fight on par with men, and even the contest that she competed in had a notably martial aspect – this is still an excellent corrective to the tendency to portray her as a brutal war machine, a sort of ‘female Kratos’, which is just too prevalent. It’s a really important thing to stress, and it was well done indeed.

    Okay, I’ve blabbed for way too long. Great stuff all over this page. Thanks again, P:R!

  15. Really have to disagree with Chad Ferguson. The Amazons are like a group of all-female Spartans. They spend most of their time fighting and training, and combat prowess is the most highly valued quality in their society. Is Diana some savage bloodlusty warrior? No, she tries not to spill blood and is very honorable. But she’s the only one out of the Big Three with a no kill policy. If she thinks there’s no other option, yeah, she’ll kill a guy. I hate that she gets assigned the ‘wise listening woman’ purely because she’s female. She is way less likely to put up with crap than Superman.

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  17. Danny Dauphin’s is the best Wonder Woman design I’ve ever seen! You may have to give her long hair for marketability but otherwise brilliant work.

  18. First, sorry for my poor english. Thanks for featuring mine!
    My favorites: Elizabeth Beals, Shakir Khan and Hoang Huy Ha
    I don´t like the realistic esthetic for superheroes. I like the pop art. I like heels and Suits of shrill colors. For me WW is basically a superheroine. For me WW is Harry Peter and Moulton Marson, is George Pérez, is Garcia Lopez, is Lynda Carter, is Dick Giordano, is Sekowsky…
    And humbly it is what I have tried to do.
    It does not mean that I do not look alike well or interesting other ways of seeing WW here showed….XD

  19. I appreciate the opportunity to participate. There are so many I like it’s hard to narrow it down!

    I’m going to divide my favorites into two groups: illustration and costume redesign.

    Favorite illustrations
    Mike Dimayuga – love this. Could’ve come right out of a comic book. Great job.
    Randy Bishop – cool style. Well rendered and colored
    Andy MacDonald – love the line work
    Hoang Huy Ha- love the energy and style, probably include this on my redesign list though I wish the colors were a little closer to traditional blue and red
    Juan Luis Rincon – I can see the George Perez influence! Looks like you had fun with this
    Katheryn Mann – great illustration. Like the pose and the costume redesign
    Sebastian Von Buchwald – just bada**
    Meredith McCleron – I really, really like this illustration. Very cool pose and really nicely drawn. I like the costume redesign too, but would really like to see more of the WW style elements (bracelets, golden lasso, etc.).

    Redesign favorites
    Thomas Fummo – really dig this idea. Not sure leaving her feet exposed fits with the full-body armor…but I really like everything else.
    Shirwin Viray – I think this is a really intriguing design. Most of us went the traditional or ancient armor route, but yours and a few others went forward in time. The only elements I might change are: the star on the chest–I’ld like to see what the WW emblem or eagle might look like instead (this kinda looks like Capt. America); and I’ld make the yellow more gold. Otherwise, very cool.
    Danny Dauphin – another cool, futuristic look. She looks totally Amazon warrior. The armor looks functional while still maintaining a cool factor and the traditional WW cues (bracelets, tiara, lasso) have been maintained
    Jason Cowdrey – this is really a departure from the traditional WW. But I think it works. Again, it has a futuristic, or just otherworldly, look. I like the star tattoos and the shaved head.
    Tomas Branch – I really like how this marries the armor with the classical- looking robes. This is another one I could see in a comic book
    Mick Bouschor – I’m digging the Storm/wonder Woman mash up (at least that’s how I perceived it)

    Great job everyone!

  20. I see a lot of people didn’t get the memo about this not being a redesign competition. I thought the idea was to make fan art of Wonder Woman as she appears in the comic.

    Jonathan Cole: Wow, lots of these are really great. Thanks so much for displaying my piece, Project:Rooftop!In particular, I find that there are some that I just love for their artistry irrespective of any redesign aspect, and some redesign elements in others that I find really arresting. I’m a bit surprised that I seem to be the only one to go for a single-breasted Wonder Woman here, but there’s so much other good stuff here that I wouldn’t even have thought to do.Solely as a piece of artwork, Austin Bantel’s piece is my favourite. It’s got an amazing, almost stained-glass kind of radiance to it. Also, I love Diana’s bruised knuckles :D. Other pieces I love that reflect designs from the comics are those of Mike Dimayuga, Chua Eng Chee, Kathryn Mann, Joshua Walters (which is also funny, which is always good), Jesus Alfonso Sanchez, and Adam Tupper (a lovely, soft pencil piece). Other great artworks that incorporate redesign elements are those of Danny Flores, Susan Harlow, Paulo Santana, Shakir Khan, Jon Morris (His second piece – much love to anyone who put Diana in long shorts or culottes), and Elizabeth Beals (This piece does brilliantly in making Diana look fresh and youthful, which I’ve always preferred and which my own piece completely fails to do).
    Thomas Branch and Thomas Fummo deserve special mention for being both great pieces of art and really intriguing redesigns. I wish I could see more of the Branch redesign, like the other side of the skirt and the way the lasso works in her hair. I’d like to mention a few other redesign elements that I found really interesting here, too:Lee Davis – At first I thought tying the lasso around her waist impractical – how would she use it? – But then it occurred to me that she might be already using it on herself. This made me think about its original function as a lasso of control, and if she’s controlling herself (against her nature?), that can lead to lots of interesting ideas.Julien Hirt – This one jumped out at me, and it took a while to figure why. I realised that many of the pieces here try to make Diana super-martial and spiky with sharp points, full armour and even swords and spears, but in this design there are lots of fluid lines and rounded edges – not so many sharp points. I really like the overall, lyrical effect of it (maybe a few too many spirals, though).Peter Bloem – This design has some great, bold departures, particularly the dark jacket, but what I like most of all about it is the way the jacket sleeves and the bracelets fit together – it’s almost like her sleeves rolled themselves into hard metal on the way down her arm. It’s really clever, I love it.Craig MacDonald – Another really clever idea in the bracelets. I may be misinterpreting it, but they almost look like straps of leather or beaten bronze that have been woven together to make the bracelet. That’s a really interesting idea, given the connection that the Amazons are supposed to have to their bracelets in the comics. It could almost be a ritual weaving with which they bind themselves.Marco D. Carillo – The thing that attracted me to this piece was based on its overall ‘winged’ character. The helm in particular is very elegant and in keeping with the eagle on her torso (and knee pads). I went for a more conventional Attic-based helm in my own, but this one just works so well.Andy MacDonald – In particular, I love the combination of the 3/4 length trousers with the split (stylish, elegant and yet allowing for athleticism) and the sandals, which evoke the straight ancient design that show up in a couple of other pieces here, but plays with it to make it modern. Excellent stuff.Eric Bennett – The thing that I like about this one in particular is the colour balance. Gold features in most of the pieces here, but in only a few like this one is it the main colour. The way it interacts with the red in the costume is well-considered to my eye (partially the blood on the gold helps to do this, I think), and the soft grey-blue mail underpinning works well.Chad Ferguson – I think the final word should go to this fellow, again because of the quoted idea that has already been mentioned in other posts. Although I wouldn’t take it TOO far – Diana certainly IS a warrior, from a society whose ancient tagline is basically that they are all women who go to battle and fight on par with men, and even the contest that she competed in had a notably martial aspect – this is still an excellent corrective to the tendency to portray her as a brutal war machine, a sort of ‘female Kratos’, which is just too prevalent. It’s a really important thing to stress, and it was well done indeed.Okay, I’ve blabbed for way too long. Great stuff all over this page. Thanks again, P:R!

  21. There’s too many designs I like for me to list them all.
    Paolo Santana’s and Meredith McClaren’s made me pause and consider, though.
    Meredith’s looked extremely competent, and a fully fleshed out character, to boot. That’s got to be hard to do with a single image.
    Paolo’s was a romanticized image without being a hyper-sexualized image, and I could really see a story behind the encounter in that picture.

  22. There’s a whole helluva lot of awesome up there. And thanks for the high praise, GL Knight, Mike, and Lee. The short haircut was the starting point for the whole design for me. After I finished the sketch, I toyed with giving her long hair again, but stuck to my guns for pretty much the same reason I went with giving her a spear – it just made sense to me, and I hadn’t seen it before.

    There are almost too many knockouts here to name, but to give a list of the ones that stuck out the most to me:
    Nelson Hernandez – wish I could see the inset image larger. Some really interesting exploration there.
    Susan Harlow – just beautifully done.
    Luis Gaspardo – Feels like Wonder Woman by way of Big Barda, and I dig it.
    Tim Switalski – I like the gold accents, and bonus points for the spear.
    Thomas Branch – great future armor
    Meredith McClaren – Really interesting. This is Quentin Tarentino’s WW.
    Randy Bishop – fun as always
    Andy McDonald – not feeling the capris and sandals, but love the star/W neckline a lot.
    Mike Dimayuga – WW’s a badass. That is all.
    Shakir Khan – beautifully done
    Elizabeth Beals – not the WW I’d want to read about, but an outstanding piece of art. :)
    Jesús Alfonso Sánchez – Love that corset design.
    Staffan Melin – It’s the Black Adam version of WW, and surprisingly it works for me.
    Sebastian von Buchwald – The design is a bit too anime for me, but man that’s nice art.
    Thomas Fummo – Another great piece of art.

  23. Rafael K: I see a lot of people didn’t get the memo about this not being a redesign competition.I thought the idea was to make fan art of Wonder Woman as she appears in the comic.

    No, I think it was generally understood that this wasn’t a redesign competition.

    On the one hand, you got lots of people doing fabulous submissions of a current or previous depiction of Wonder Woman (including my favourite piece), and on the other hand, you got lots of submissions from people who, as fans, wanted to use their art to include aspects that don’t feature in any such depictions of Wonder Woman, but are great ideas for the character nonetheless. For me, that’s what’s so great about fan art – you can go either way with it :)

  24. Nelson Hernandez and Hoang Huy Ha’s warrior/leader, well conceived and presented, could also kick aquamans ass (instead of turning him on in a swimsuit)

  25. I loved Michael Bucci’s casual WW. The art is good, the concept is well executed, and I like the relaxed vibe he gives our uber competent princess.

  26. Thomas Fummo: Mario Silva (I love how much thought has been put in to this, with the constellation patterns, and how unique the armour plating looks. Great job!)

    Thanks, the constellations are amazon Kata ( bullet blocking etc), the lassos also weighted like constellations are in the armor/bags. It’s a man trapper suit, lots of defense and no offensive weapons she doesn’t need them. But i seriously need to up my illustration level …

  27. I love all of the entries!! I think this is the best Fan-Art Friday so far. My favorite piece being Paulo Santana’s submission, his colors are brilliant. I can’t wait for the next Fan-Art Friday.

  28. Yeah, there are going to be a lot of disappointed teenagers when they realize their little ninja biker Wonder Woman didn’t win something.

    Rafael K: redes

  29. Holy Cow! So many submissions! And so much talent. My personal favorites are:
    Aaron Koester – Love the style and love the designs.
    Elizabeth Beals – Great paint job!
    Andy Macdonald – Completely awesome in every way! Love the style and love the redesign
    Meredith McClaren – Really cool costume

  30. Rafael K: I see a lot of people didn’t get the memo about this not being a redesign competition.I thought the idea was to make fan art of Wonder Woman as she appears in the comic.

    Actually, it said…” Artists of all stripes are encouraged to draw their rendition of Wonder Woman” “Their rendition” is a pretty clear indicator that you could draw her however you saw fit.

  31. These are too fantastic for words. Just so many of them. Im so sad I saw this now, I could’ve contributed my artwork of WW. But oh well, these are great!

  32. I like the drawing by Adam Simonis the best. His interpretation of Wonder Women has the most originality and I like how his drawing conveys Wonder Women’s strength and beauty but at the same time an almost alien feel that reminds us that she is something more than human.

  33. Firstof all, thank you for all the kind words regarding my artwork and the positive response to the, uhm, mission statement I included below it. Similar to the sentiments written by my fellow fans, I and others have a problem with the overwhelming portrayal of female protagonists as outrageous warriors. It’s a trope. And to justify the portrayal of Wonder Woman as one due to her Amazonian heritage discredits the specific narrative contributions of Marston and Perez, the enormous cultural contributions of the Hellenic city-states, and really… it’s a failure of the imagination. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy Wonder Woman for her martial determination and understanding of war and weaponry. I’m saying I want more than that, from her, and for her.

    Secondly, I’d like to acknowledge the contributions made to P:R and elsewhere that informed the layers of redesign I created for this Fan Art Friday. Rob Nix, Joel Priddy, the published designs of Jim Lee’s first Wonder Woman, John Cassaday’s Jakita Wagner, Kris Anka’s Psylocke, and whoever decided to put Uma Thurman in a yellow tracksuit.

    Lastly, I want to say I’m amazed by the skill and efforts of those who chose unconventional media, like the photography of Joe Hanus and the images of Michael Jones, the outlandish and yet inspired design choices of Andy MacDonald, Jason Cowdrey, Danny Dauphin, and Nelson Hernandez, the ability to tweak in altogether correct directions like Sean McCallum and Thomas Branch. Still, I have to say top honors go to this fan friday’s own wonder woman: Meredith McCallum.

  34. Alina: We take swiping allegations seriously. I have emailed you privately, but will also ask here — please send me an example of the Takara image you believe was swiped.

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