May 8, 2011

Stop the Villains Cold, Make the Axis Fold

I haven't seen much of the '70s Wonder Woman TV series. I've got the full series on DVD, so it's only a matter of time. From what I've seen of the show, though, I love Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, both physically and personality-wise.


The Matt Smith drawing took several days, but this one I did in an afternoon. I'm still working from photo reference, but I think that's good practice, and I feel like I'm learning as I go. Let me know what you think.


Eric said...

Your linework is much better here, but it may be because you chose a female subject, and subconsciously are working softer. That said, I don't think it looks a lot like Lynda Carter, but I think that just comes down to her attractiveness. Attractive people are bland to draw, and all look the same.

Keep using photo reference, but learn to not rely on it, or you wind up tracing adult images and calling it comicbooks.

Joe G. said...

I think I did make a conscious effort to draw a bit softer here. I felt like everything was really heavy on the Doctor Who sketch. And I agree about the likeness not being very good.

I appreciate your feedback, Eric :-)

Heather Anne Hogan said...

You really are making huge leaps, Joe. I agree with what Eric said about the lines being softer, and it's interesting that he suggested it might be because she's female. I've heard Terry Moore talk about that before, about how it's so much easier for him to draw women because he is subconsciously more gentle with them. (In his drawings, obviously; not in his plots. He puts his female characters through hell.)

Also, Eric, I read your comment like this: "Attractive people are bland to draw, WE all look the same." And I laughed really hard.

Keep posting your drawings, Joe!

Jennie said...

I thought I commented on this. I can't think of anything to say because I already gave you my thoughts IRL. Can you draw Max next?