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Wonder Woman No. 604 by AlexGarner Wonder Woman No. 604 by AlexGarner
Cover to Wonder Woman #604

The series writer JM Straczynski wanted a straight-on Da Vinci Vitruvian Wonder Woman cover. This piece combines traditional pencil & ink with digital painting so it was fun to once again pick up a crow quill after so many years. I couldn't resist falling back to my slick aesthetic even though it isn't even close to Leonardo's style of inking. It's not that I couldn't have aped him to some degree, I just didn't feel like going that far into counterfeit.
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furtiveartist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Not only is this one of the very best images of Wonder Woman that I've ever seen (and I've seen tons of them), but you made the da Vinci take look clever instead of hackneyed, and it happened to put this version of her costume in its best light.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Spectacular!
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! that's awesome! maybe that's what's overlayed on his original if you look at it with the right glasses. he knew about our favorite amazon warrior all along. Wink/Razz 
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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Vaughanp Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Good job
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Shohoudy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
wow :) lost for words!!
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Vantumari Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh God. This is just, just mind-blowingly brilliant...
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kalinda001 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Very nice.
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MhmdNatour Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her in that costume and the idea is perfect , your art what makes it brights Alex . can you give me some information about this costume.?
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional
Wonderful piece :) I love the way she seems to be emerging from the drawing - it reminds me of M. C. Escher
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alphanathan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
needs more Leonardo motif.
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songofafreeheart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I was surprised by the similarity to the cover of Spider-Man The Other. There you mentioned it was JM Straczynski. He must just like this concept...
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I was actually unaware of the Spider-man cover 'til after I did this. It's a JMS thing.
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
great pic :)
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AliaOfTheKnife Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Clever touch to use the lasso to make the circle.
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jesscherry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW Another one of THE most AWESOME pics I've ever seen of WW!!!!!
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tZuB Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This cover is pure genius and, well, I'm one of the few guys that like this new WW restyling more than the original one.
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TREdwards22 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Great art. I have this issue
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azizjon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   General Artist
COOL!!
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thesimmsonian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really do like this costume over her previous one.

Nice job, with the lasso circle idea.
I bet you used pencils of awesomeness and ink pens laden with epictivity to design this.

And yes, "epictivity" is too a word. I wrote it, didn't I?
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erika0jay Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Amazing. That goes to show that not only man is perfect. (Disregard the "nobody's perfect" saying)
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NewfieArtGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Artist
I love the Da Vinci Vitruvian Wonder Woman. Cool. Got to love Wonder Woman. :heart::w00t!:
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bunnyx4 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
not that i do not love your style and i do. but when ever i see her in her new out fit i want to slap who ever designed it:cries:
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gillysilver Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Damn, gorgeous and illustration stuff, expression work!!!
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srhanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Gorgeous! My daughter and I love this costume!
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garyeakin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The more I see the new costume the more I hate it I utterly despise DC for for doing this and im being totally serious about this each issue just keeps getting from bad to worse thank you so much J. Michael Straczynski for destroying Wonder Woman
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VALKRiE1st Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
again, I love it.
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SuperKAZZ Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Wow. Really really nice.
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SHYMY Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Cute =3=
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fiksie-ART Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
She lok like Olivia Wilde
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Ellington3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I love your homage to Da Vinci! Stellar! :)
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monamunich Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Very very nice :love:
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Sacred23 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
COOL!! Love it!
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Writer
Now this one is just cool! Dont' ask me why, it's a pretty straight forward piece compared to all the action oriented covers we've had so far, but something about this is just really neat to me. I love it! :D
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Writer
Now this one is just cool! Dont' ask me why, it's a pretty straight forward piece compared to all the action oriented covers we've had so far, but something about this is just really neat to me. I love it! :D
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LaAlex Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Marvelous!
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ednasedibles Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I still absolutely hate this costume, I hope when this story arc is over she burns it. This isn't the Wonder Woman I know, this looks more like a Smallville character.
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tanuz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
nice
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Phill-in-the-Blanks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
i love the concept. marvelous execution
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RodrigoCamposP Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Awesome!!
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mizkit Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I like the lasso as the circle. <3
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rainygami Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
asombroso!!!!!!!
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JETurner Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice piece you have here. With that being said, This new look just don't work for her. Trying to be PC and all sucks. Never was a Wonder Woman fan, though. DC will see in the long run.
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Lone-Garou Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like this idea!
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wogule Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know that if you put her with boots on high heels into the square/circle the schematic is off, right?
Just teasing with you ;P heh! Lovely cover, nicely done.

Sometimes I wonder about the waist thing. Is it required to be that thin and "oversaturated"?
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Tumblekax Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love the asymmetry of her hands and feet, it adds a nice modern spin to this archaic idea. Also the way you have her holding the edge of the circle, turning what cages her into a weapon, that's practically the definition of a superhero. It's so striking!
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TheSteampunker Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
This is too perfect. Love the Da Vinci Vitruvian already and now it's just 100 times more full of win.
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DevWatcher1452 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
This is great, I've always thought Wonder Woman was a great subject for a Da Vinci Vitruvian 'woman' treatment and finally, here it is, and a very nice piece it is too.

On the other hand, I can't help wishing JMS had waited until she was back in her iconic costume before asking you to do this and using the Da Vinci homage concept up.

Still a lovely piece though, cute use of the lasso. Interesting that she become more 3D and pops off the paper as we come up from her feet, any particular reason for this other than it looks cool ?.
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The 2D to 3D fade from her feet to her head was my primary idea for the cover although I presented a fully painted 3D version to my editor as an alternative. JMS preferred the fade version.
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DevWatcher1452 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Cool, any chance that you will be sharing the pen & ink version for those of us stuck in the past :) ?.
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