Posts tagged DC comics
Posts tagged DC comics
The following is not an angry rant. It’s an actual analysis of body types and height/weight measurements as well as super heroes. It’s a plea for adequate representation of female super heroes because they don’t have any.
Okay, I’ve been wanting to talk about Wonder Woman. I was thinking about Wonder Woman on the big screen. I don’t think Gal Gadot will do a good job just because she’s attractive. If she’s a good actress then cool, it might do well; but there are other issues. Okay, Look at how Batman and Superman are drawn.
Here: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman_(Clark_Kent) There’s his profile. He’s 6’3 and 235 pounds? Bullshit. I weigh more than Superman? The dude is huge! He’s built like the Rock only with a less horizontal neck. There’s no way he’s that tall, that built and that light, but I can forgive it to a degree because he’s probably only off by like 20 or 25 pounds, which is about 10% of his weight. Then let’s take a look at Batman.
He’s 6’2 210 pounds? Aside from both Bats and Supes being in like the 95th percentile of height, they’re both really light for their build. I can accept that he’s lighter than supes because he’s built more for agility (despite what most artists understand) but he’s still probably off by 15 to 20 pounds. still about 10% of his body weight.
She’s 6’ and 130 pounds!? Yes, women tend to weigh less than men if they’re the same height and the same approximate build, but 100 pounds less? Okay, to put it into perspective here…..
This is Chloe Sutton. she’s an olympic swimmer. She’s 5’8 and about 146 pounds. A full 4 inches shorter and 16 pounds heavier, although her build is actually pretty close to what I’d say Wonder Woman looks like.
is Wonder Woman.
Imagine you’re raised in this utopian, women only warrior society (this part isn’t fucked up) and you’re taught all about how outside of your society which is magically shielded by super-science/magic
there lies “man’s world.”
Man’s world is just horrible and fucked and violent place you hear stories about and the people who inhabit it and you reach a point growing up where you probably think “okay mom, it’s probably not that bad. Shit I bet men don’t even really exist you’re just fucking with me.”
And then a fucking man shows up on your island. He’s not at all like the ones that you’ve heard about. He’s not some violent monster who wants to ruin everything he touches. He’s a good dude. You decide you want to go see man’s world, you fight for the right to become your peoples champion and ambassador. It’s your job to share with man’s world the wonders of Amazonian society.
You get to man’s world and it’s fucking astounding. There are crazy tall buildings and cars and ice cream and all these different cultures and music and it’s just fucking mind blowing.
And there are lots of men. They’re walking down the street side by side with women. They aren’t murdering them, they aren’t reducing things to cinders. Obviously all the stories your mother told you were horse shit.
But then you start to pull back the curtain. You hear and see men disrespect women on the street. You go to the mall and wonder why all the mannequins are the same size if all the women clearly aren’t. You see all these magazines telling women what’s wrong with them, what they have to do to please men. That’s when you start wondering what’s up with this world.
You find out women are paid less then men, that no woman has ever been the leader of the United States, you see crime statistics, and you find out that this Steve Trevor, who you really thought was a good person, is an agent of a government that has declared the assaults on female soldiers “occupational hazards.”
Then you realize it’s not just the United States, it’s all over “man’s world.”
It hits you that this place is even worse than all the stories you heard.
And the worst part about it is: the gods that you’ve been raised to worship and fear, the gods that you know fucking exist, don’t want to do shit about it.
Imagine what that would do to you?
I wanna read about that Wonder Woman, the Year One Wonder Woman who’s like jesus in the temple flipping shit over. I wanna read about the Wonder Woman who’s so appalled by the conditions of man’s world she marches into the UN and tells everyone off. The Wonder Woman who meets a crying girl on a street corner, finds out that her boyfriend just laid hands on her and then goes and cuts off his hands.
Writers too often fall back on all that mythology shit as if Medusa and hydras and gorgons are the worst monsters that Diana can fight.
The monsters Wonder Woman should be fighting are the ones her mother told her about as a kid
The full lineup, now with Poison Ivy and Supergirl! Sorry for the slight repost, I think seeing them together makes the overall unifying design elements clearer (like the weird 90’s vibe haha).
Street clothes super heroes/villains!
Some DC girls redesigns! An extension to the street wear Super heroines thing I did awhile ago. Unfortunately missed the Project Rooftop redesign contest, but these have been floating around in my head for awhile. I also get a lot of questions concerning the brushes I use for these character portraits. I use 2 brushed in my set to do them, and here they are!
I love the worlds of comics and video games, and I’ll probably be doing more like these :)
The Harley redesign is largely influenced by Kris Anka’s work!
As I’ve already told you, these are such lovely designs! Adore all of them
Wonder woman with batman and superman.
Help I can’t stop laughing
Who would you rather party with?
god bless this show
it’s a very windy day and Superman got a scarf.