Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wonder Woman... wonderful women.

Wonder Woman.

I hate, I mean hate, makes me angry enough that I would gladly assault the creator if he was still alive,
HATE what Wonder Woman was supposed to be.

I'm not going to get into it all here, do your own research - but basically anyone trying to pervert the
youth-of-tomorrow should be slowly dipped in boiling honey while people throw starving ants at them
before throwing them off a high-dive into a pool filled with warm jello and rusty metal shards on a hot
day.
ANYHOW.
But I do believe it's fair to say that while she's thankfully come out from the warped origins, the guys in comics are just as degraded.. everyone wears skin tight clothing, everyone's got muscles and boobs out the wazoo.. and to me, it's kind of refreshing to see a redesign.

Especially if it harkens back to something more practical.

Wonder Woman is supposed to be some (bs) amazon warrior princess....and like Xena, to me, a complete farce of a joke so bad you can't help but laugh despite not wanting to.

So... let's take her back to some of that warrior-root and do a bit more justice than skimpy panties and a can't-contain-'em bustier-top.

Now, it's been brought to my attention that some of the most endearingly erotic, timelessly innocent, and downright damned awesome art and stories come from some really kick-ass women.

So if you know any women who don't mind touching the darker-side of life, or forcing same darkness away so the light can shine in, and everywhere in between.. if you know a kick-ass woman (and chances are you do), let her know.

Darlin', Marisa, Stacey, Leena, Kristy, Deb, Emily, Glenda, Chris... we've had our differences, we've hated each other, we've loved each other.. and I wouldn't be the man I am today without your influences in my life.

Thanks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Works in progress

Diamonds in the rough. Works in progress.
A lump of clay.  A freshly hewn block of stone. A blank canvas.

We're all 'works in progress'...none of us is ever `done`.. even when death comes to claim us, there are still things we could have been working on to improve ourselves as people.

I think artists (the all-encompassing term, not just specific to those who create visual art) are a bit more aware of this than the average person - or perhaps, how badly they want to improve at something... because there's always someone out there that they perceive as better than them - at all stages of the thing.

So here's a work-in-progress I'm sharing:
Generally, whenever I draw a woman, especially the face, winds up looking quite man-ish.
And yet, while working on one of the world's better known 'amazons'...the face has to remain feminine, despite the muscled, chiseled (for a woman) physique.

And yes, I had decided to redesign the costume a bit.. something a bit more practical for an amazonian warrioress. I blame http://www.superheroofthemonth.com/ for spurring the redesign on. ^_^

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wallpapers

So, I'm thinking I'd like to start making some wallpapers for people - well, whoever would request one, really. Wallpapers for cellphones, to narrow it down.  Of course, I'd be doing the original image ina  desktop size, and then just resizing it to fit whatever the cellphone resolution is. I know my own phone's resolution is about 320X240pixels, but it's not a 'smartphone' or anything like, so I'd have to look up the specs for whatever phone the person owns if they don't include their screen resolution with their request.

In my own style (because I really only have my own), and of just about(key words) any subject.

And for some reason I did a Green Arrow in a .....different.. Green Arrow outfit.. with a lightsabre-styled bow.

So, if anyone wants anything done.. let me know.

Green Arrow!

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