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Wonder Woman 173 cover by AdamHughes Wonder Woman 173 cover by AdamHughes
Wonder Woman 173 cover.

This one was allllll WORK. Thanks to Alex Ross andf his brilliant design for Diana's KINGDOM COME armor.

The cover depicts Diana leading a charge of parademons from Apokolips into battle.

This piece shows one of the basics of composition and color theory, I think.... whatever your key element is, the one thing that is THE most important part of your piece, it can help you figure out what the hell to do with the rest of the piece. Since Alex's armor is bright and golden, I figgered that the parademons should be dark, purple, and flat.
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Katarjana Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This needs to be paladin armor for World of Warcraft!! Suggest! LOL I absolutely love your art to death. I really wish you had tutorials on lady parts like boobs, lips, hair though. :)
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Bartoleum Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
excellent job , especially like the head gear- amplifies her fierceness.
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:iconshulkie:
Shulkie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Very artistic and beautiful detail. Superb job:handshake:
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ac2377 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
my eyes this is too AWESOME!
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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:icontinyamazon:
TinyAmazon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
I can deffinatly say that this is one of my FAVOURITE Wonder Woman images. Ever since I first saw the cover I was blown away. I think it truly captures the beauty,strength and power of the amazon princess.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Thank you very much!
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:iconslateman:
slateman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow. How beautiful.
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:iconcreevesabudd:
CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
i absolutely love the technique used in this artwork, The glare of her armor is inspiring the expression on her face amazing. I am in awe as always with your works.
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:iconhawkeye:
hawkeye Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Wow thats kind of insane, the amount of work I mean. ;)
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:icontimflanagan:
timflanagan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
haha, A totally classic Lindze face.
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:iconsektor2814:
Sektor2814 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Personally, after bringing that God-awful Red Robin costume into the mainstream DCU, I think that what happened in Kingdom Come should STAY in Kingdom Come. However, I can make a clear exception for this one, partially because I thought Hippolyta had an outfit just like this one in the main DCU, and partially because it's awesome (hey, you can never go wrong with a gilded Wonder Woman leading a bunch of alien monsters into battle, though that does raise all sorts of eyebrows.... [link] ).
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AllisonSohn Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
one of my favorite WW covers by you; I love the color theory on this one and the composition.
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MagicFlavoredCrayon Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Well all that work really paid off... This is amazing :O

I love the expression!
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:iconmarron:
marron Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I never get tired of staring at other women's boobs. Especially when they're shiny!
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Shiny boobs kinda bring the sun right out, no?
:-)
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:iconabeautifulhaze:
abeautifulhaze Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
I don't know dude...calm me weird, crazy, annoying whatever....but I have never had any piece of art move me the way that this picture is.

There is something mystical about it.

I'm hypnotized.
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:iconabeautifulhaze:
abeautifulhaze Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Are there any books or references on color theory that you can recommend?

This cover is simply amazing to me. I need to learn more.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
For the life of me.... no. I learned what little I know from other artists' work. If I find out any, I'll post them ASAP!
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:iconabeautifulhaze:
abeautifulhaze Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
LOL. I figured a cover this good had to be the result of some type of hidden knowledge. Like the Holy Grail for artists or some thing. :reading:

Guess i'll just continue to observe your work and take notes then.
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:iconellington3:
Ellington3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Wow! That is Fabulous and Fierce!
Love it! Love your work!
You draw Diana the BEST out EVERYONE!!! :)
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:iconchrisrichmond:
chrisrichmond Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Fabulous work.

By the way whats the best way to approach metallic surfaces with pencil and ink?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
For ME, it's about being BOLD. The more black and white contrast, the shinier the metallics will look. And if you keep the greatest contrast on your figure in the metallics (meaning, the greatest areas of blacks versus whites), the metal bits will seem realy shiny by comarison.

If you don't go bold, then your metallics wiull have the quality of satin or brushed aluminum. I know, I made the mistake a thousand times.

Hope that helps!

-AH!-
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:iconchrisrichmond:
chrisrichmond Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
yes it does, thanks alot!
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:iconecxs:
Ecxs Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Amazing, i love it ;D
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:icondsantiag:
dsantiag Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Damn! :wow: Brilliant work! hehe
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:iconnibblekat:
NibbleKat Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So why was it 'all work?'
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
It's GOLD.
Drawing Wonder Woman but 75% of her is covered in a tinted metallic is ALLLL WORK.
Unless you're Alex Ross.
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:iconnibblekat:
NibbleKat Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh.. gotcha!
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Diul Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
i love it!!
i would run! the fast as i could!
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:icondauntednot:
DauntedNot Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
woah..the colors...
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:iconsikeba:
Sikeba Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Ready to kick some ass. Cool man.
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:iconsaintbirdy:
Saintbirdy Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
SPARTA!!!!
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
Not only the illo is strong and epic, but I also love that you take time to describe the work behind it too. Thanks dear AH!, it helps us all to learn from your experience too :)
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abeautifulhaze Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Easily the greatest cover I have ever seen on DA.

Amazing.
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:iconcatster:
catster Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Wow! Love it. The color and energy are awesome, and Alex Ross's armor design is just an instant classic.
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:iconvontoten:
VonToten Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Damn good, tip. What did ya think of Jim lee and Stan Lees design?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
It was interesting! I had to draw it on the back cover, so I guess I had something resembling first-hand experience with it... :-)
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Excelent cover. I like the way the aliens in the background had a mix of old helmets (WWI) amd sci-fi weapons.
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mytymark Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
BLOODY BRILLIANT!
i say this is one masterpiece that's dying to get a mega poster treatment! what a beauty!!!
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:iconjangelles:
Jangelles Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Fantastic job! Congratulations, man!
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:icondemoneater:
DemonEater Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
The sky gives the feeling that it is moving or the clouds are floating by. Very realistic little detail in there, besides the hard work on the shiny armor of course.
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JoseDom Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! :headbang:
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:iconomo-sanza-grata:
omo-sanza-grata Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
this is crazy.
(the power's in the FACE)
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JeffLafferty Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool!
Jeff
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:iconarcalian:
Arcalian Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Oh. Shit.

:sprint:
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Outstanding cover art!
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vincentkukua Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That dog soldier in the front with the visor looks like a Katsuhiro Otomo design he did for a commercial a while back.

Gotta love the WW covers though. Awesome.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
You nailed it. I had just gotten that big Otomo art book and wanted throw a little tribute to his genius in a cover...
:-)
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:iconvincentkukua:
vincentkukua Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I got that as a b-day present when I was in middle school. It's still awesome.
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