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Wonder Women by kevinbolk Wonder Women by kevinbolk
Just a little tribute art inspired by cosplayer Jay Justice and her Nubia costume as well as a young lady who cosplayed with her as Donna Troy in this photo (if any of you guys happen to know who the 2nd gal is, send her my way. I'd love for her to see this.) Jay herself and a few other friends inform me that she's fellow cosplayer, Adya Moran. Thanks. ^_^ I thought they looked amazing and have been itching to draw them for some time. :)
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:iconptgould:
PTGould Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great job! Beautifully done!
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:iconstarcru:
starcru Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
NICE
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:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
This is kind of cool.  Nice work :)
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:icontianaatana:
TianaAtana Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Nubia really needs more press.
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:iconjayjustice:
JayJustice Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Agreed, it sucks that you can only find this version of Nubia in Final Crisis 7 and (new52) Action Comics #9 (and in Action comics #9 she has a new uniform and straight hair, so she's barely recognizable as the same character, but it's her.).
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:icontenchiz:
tenchiz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Really nice! I've always wondered what some superheroes would look like as other ethnic groups.
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:iconwillcapers:
WillCapers Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Sweet.
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:iconamtrak:
AMTRAK Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Great job here.
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:iconlupamaxima:
lupamaxima Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This woman looks like an inspiration for African American cosplayers!
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:iconjayjustice:
JayJustice Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmslaveau:
MsLaveau Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thank you Kevin! This is AH-mazing! You just don't know how much joy this illustration has brought this 42-year-old woman that used to play superheros with her guy cousins. I always chose Wonder Woman, but as a little chocolate girl, I was ever aware that we looked nothing alike and that would kinda take some of the embodying the character away from me. Seeing your interpretation of Nubia just makes my day! She looks just like ME!! MY SOUL THANKS YOU!!
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plainclothesrasta Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey man, you turned me on to a way cool and inspirational dude who's also a cool writer. You did that while also creating a really neat dynamic piece. 2X inspirational combo, man.
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HaxorusMan348 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Words cannot express my joy for this. Kevin, once again you do not fail to impress me. Keep up the good work.
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:iconleftwingduck:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great drawing of them and the picture is fantastic as well. Beautiful and powerful at the same time. Love it.
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:iconillusioninme:
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
they're...black. THANK YOU so much for seeing the beauty behind dark skin! so few people appreciate them and media doesn't do it at all T-T
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:iconwritingvigilant:
WritingVigilant Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
I love you for saying that.
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:iconzlabya:
Zlabya Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Wonder women for sure! Great pose and other art techniques, Kevin.
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:iconjbwarner86:
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Badass :D
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:iconchelseadanger:
ChelseaDanger Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful. You captured these cosplayers wonderfully. c:
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:iconkatrina20lin10:
Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love it!
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:iconsyncallio:
SynCallio Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They look amazing! I love Nubia's posture: cool and confident, and Donna has such a bright, intent expression. I'm with everyone who appreciates that they're muscular. These are women who look physically powerful, and are no less feminine because of it.
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:iconcddmanful:
cddmanful Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You took two amazing women, and made them AMAZING!!
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:icontico-illustrations:
Tico-Illustrations Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome! I love the retro vibe you gave it and how you did Wonder Woman's hair! It's so bright and so cool!
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:iconflamierocks87:
flamierocks87 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this....
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:iconnewtman001:
newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
BOLK!!!

You've outdone yourself with this piece. Bravo!!!

It's nice to see you expanding into more realistic illos. You really did justice to your client here!

Oh, and as a Black man - fuck the detractors. Haters gonna hate. Keep it up, little brother! ^_^
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:iconmisnis:
Misnis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love what you did with their poses here! Also, it's nice to see a muscular superheroine. I don't know anything about cosplayers or comic books, so I don't know who these two are, but I think you drew them very well!
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do I feel a need to be really REALLY nice to these ladies?
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:iconcosmicfalcon-70:
CosmicFalcon-70 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Cool, I actually really like that they are African American :)
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:iconjrthemonsterboy:
JRtheMonsterboy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is awesome.
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:iconcritical-potential:
Critical-Potential Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dark skin!!!!:-) I like this image quite a bit looks like it was done in illustrator
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:iconanime1999:
anime1999 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work
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:iconfaithie-chan:
Faithie-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is she Donna Troy? She looks so much like the Earth-23 (Alternate Universe) Wonder Woman. She even has the metal around her middle.

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JayJustice Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The art is based on my cosplay of Earth 23 Wonder Woman, so yes! My friend Adya is Donna Troy.
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:iconmarjosonic:
marjosonic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very impressive. Epic work.
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sav8197 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
nice job man
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wargreymon1983 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
sorry, even though I understand that this was made to highlight some people but.... NO! wonder woman is meant to be presented as a beautiful GREEK goddess with long flowing lack hair and not with a fro (not trying to be racist, but trying to prove a point) plus if I wanted to get really technical WW is of Greek decent and I can ramble on and on about this but im not just saying WW is misrepresented
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Ignoring that you obviously didn't read the artist's comments, it must bother you immensely that Diana is usually drawn as a generic white girl in the comics, and that her costume style and color have almost no ties to Greek cultural traditions, and that everyone on Themyscira speaks english and not ancient greek etc etc.

And for future reference, if you have to say "not trying to be racist," you're probably saying something racist.
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Freezer88 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I have yet to see anyone precede a statement with "I'm not trying to sound racist" and not say something racist.
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SailorKnightWing Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
First of all, that's not Wonder Woman, that's Nubia. Look her up.

Second, it's based on a pair of cosplayers he saw.

Third, most people cosplay outside their race. Why? Because most people in America cosplay as anime or manga characters, who are almost entirely of Japanese ethnicities.

Fourth, why the hell do you care?
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:iconnikovani:
nikovani Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I think you're are being close minded, there are no rules to how people should present in idea in the world of art.
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very cool. :D
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
cool :)
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:iconmackenziex:
MacKenzieX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
They look awesome! Right into my superheroes folder! :D
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:iconnjr75003:
njr75003 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Very cool! So which of the "New 52" Earths do you think they're on? :)
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:iconjayjustice:
JayJustice Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We're on Earth 23! :)
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:iconthunderwolfang:
ThunderWolfang Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did awesome! :la:
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:iconstrawberryr:
StrawberryR Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coooool. Love it. o3o I'd love to see more black superheroes.
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TurqoiseTortoise Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love afros :)
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:iconkiwella:
Kiwella Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This is all kinds of epic. The bright colour scheme just makes everything pop.
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Asatira Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had seen this shared elsewhere, and I thought Nubia looked familiar. Great piece of the characters and of Jay and Adya.
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