Wonder Woman — Lasso and Lightning

Have you watched the Wonder Woman movie yet? I swear to Zeus, it’s the best thing ever. Here’s the art. Description is down below.

After watch­ing the recent Wonder Woman, I was so enthused — for days — that I couldn’t stop fan­ta­siz­ing and talk­ing about it. It is legit­i­mate­ly the best film to come out of the DC cin­e­mat­ic uni­verse, and despite a cou­ple of nar­ra­tive flaws in the sto­ry I was so hap­py that they got the essence of this clas­sic hero so right! I real­ly want­ed to make a poster art out of this.

Rather than mak­ing a straight-for­ward char­ac­ter art, though, I want­ed to do some­thing dif­fer­ent. I want­ed to tell a sto­ry and exper­i­ment with sym­bol­ism, try­ing to cap­ture the essence of what the movie was try­ing to con­vey. It’s some­thing I was nev­er good at. So let me know if I’ve suc­ceed­ed, and tell me what sym­bol­ism you’ve spot­ted me using thus far!

Initially the con­cept I was try­ing to work on was the “Godkiller” scenes from the film, but because some of my tests came out a bit bland, it instead evolved into some­thing else entire­ly. And I real­ly like how it’s turned out!

That said, Gal Gadot was born to play this role. Also, Steve Trevor is a hero, even if with­out super­pow­ers.

Special thanks to my patrons who helped spon­sor this art! If you’d like to help me make cool stuff like this, you can also become a patron at patreon.com/cyanlos

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& Illustrations for Pune Poetry Slam, 2014">Logo & Illustrations for Pune Poetry Slam, 2014

The “Pune Poetry Slam” move­ment offi­cial­ly began at November of 2013, when a group of school stu­dents — inspired by west­ern poets like Phil Kaye, Sarah Kay and Anis Mojgani — decid­ed to start their own small slam ses­sions in the city. Ever since then, the Spoken Word cul­ture of Pune explod­ed city-wide, invit­ing poets of many ori­gins and pro­fes­sions, from dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try.

I decid­ed to illus­trate some of these most reg­u­lar and amaz­ing poets of the year ’14 as a means to cel­e­brate their art.