Friday, September 18, 2009

Wonder Girl art for a DC card

The final version of this piece was included in the color section of the Modern Masters book but I found scans of the the thumbnail sketch and the pencils so I thought I'd show how it evolved.

Shana Tova!


  1. This is one of my favourite pieces from the MM book, it's funny, just a little bit deviant, charming, quirky and totally original - plus great use of colour. I really like the Superman "Buggin' Out!" cover too for all the same reasons.

  2. I really like your art! congratulations!

  3. Kevin, wasn't there a secret about drawing shoes?

  4. I was going to write about it but Dave Johnson jumped in and blurted out the punch line to my joke before I could explain.

    And it's not so much a secret or even a trick, just an odd habit: When I have to draw detailed shoes like you see in this Wonder Girl piece, I go to my closet and pick up a few, pose them on my drawing table and draw from "life". They're not hard to draw if you have a good "model" sitting right in front of you.

    I might seem silly, but why fake something that's so easily accessible. Dave and I used to make fun of one artist who looked like he was having a hard time drawing trousers. "Doesn't he OWN a pair of pants?"

    And just to be clear, I don't do this every time I draw a shoe, just when they're prominent or I need some specific details.