7.29.14 - John Baker comes in to pitch in the 16th. John Baker is a catcher. John Baker throws scoreless inning. John Baker scores winning run in bottom of the 16th, because John Baker is a gosh-darn superhero.
Technically, the Cubs won this this morning, July 30th…aka my birthday, so thank you guys, I love you
Superman gets an entire history, culture, visual language, etc. developed from the ground up in MoS. Of course he does, that’s what you get when it’s a movie about you. For this next one, we’ve become privy to Batman having been similarly rebuilt from the ground up - huge amount of thought and consideration poured into his design(s). Certain aspects other costume designers have been wrestling with now for 26 years have finally made it into a final product, perfected. He has the appearance of being much more of a creature than just a really involved tactical suit that broadcasts the notion he comes from money (ie Nolan’s Batman). And then of course it’s not just the single suit, it’s the whole armory. It’s safe to say he’s gotten equal development conceptually as Superman.
But Wonder Woman? Granted, it’s one picture, one instance to judge…maybe judgement shouldn’t be so severe at this moment. But in that instance, it’s already clear that there’s a discrepancy of thought put into her compared to the other two heroes. I wonder why that is?
That being said, the point of this is to not pull apart her design piece by piece and tell you why it’s not up to par. Plenty of that is already going on, and I previously even attempted to do it myself, but some are absolutely adamant to not listen. So again, thats not the point here.
Point is, I’d like to encourage as many artists to go absolutely crazy and try and create as many thoughtful and maniacally intricate Wonder Woman designs in the next 2 years, to show that she doesn’t just have to be some afterthought, some accessory to these other two. And I’m not just talking about like THE signature costume or whatever, I’m talking SCOPE. What is the design language of her culture, what keepsakes does she always have with her, what is utilitarian about her, what is ceremonial? Share your ideas, collaborate, cross-pollenate. There’s 2 years before this thing comes out, and if what was shown initially was any indication of how she’s being handled, I can guarantee that a comprehensive crowd-designed Wonder Woman will be lightyears ahead of what’s been officially just thrown together.
I have 6 animated illustrations visualizing A Desirable-Future Haiku: The coming hundred years, in one hundred words by Kevin Kelly, live today at Medium.
Super-thanks goes out to my great AD Indhira Rojas for choosing me to illustrate something I probably care about more than anything else :)
Techno Noir: Clay Rodery’s Dark SciFi Illustrations
Call Frank Miller and tell him to get in touch with this kid. I present to you a collection of pure magic. I think that the mark of a great illustration is one that brings you immediately into a narrative: no exposition, no backstory needed. These images provide more than enough fodder to dream out an entire life.
Source: Clay Rodery
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Wanted to give a shoutout to one of my best friends, Natascha Jones aka Knightess Rouge, who is a constant source of inspiration for me. She’s an incredible artist with a truly remarkable mind and I’m just happy as hell that she’s around. If you don’t know of her, what rock are you living under? Also, be sure to check out her costume and prop artistry at The King’s Thread. She’s first class