Wonder Woman Artist Releases Images From The ‘History Lesson’ Scene
Image Source: Facebook/Houston Sharp
A lot of things made Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman great, but a huge chunk of it was the amazing visuals—particularly the one where Hippolyta explains to Diana the origin of the amazons. Houston Sharp is a freelance illustrator and comic artist, and he’s posted up online his work for Wonder Woman.
I didn’t even notice this detail at first, but the first image that we see actually has all of the paintings already inside it, and the entire story sequence has us venturing to different parts of one whole “painting.”
For the rest of the scenes, click here.
The images also came with this description:
I had the pleasure and honor of working with Patty Jenkins and her team to create the animated painting at the beginning of Wonder Woman. It was a huge undertaking, but I had a small team of super-talented artists to help finish it on time, and Patty & Co. were very supportive along the way.
Each panel was painted separately, and stitched together into one massive painting. We tried achieving a classical oil painting look, while working in a way that was easy for the animators to work with (which meant keeping everything on their own layers, painting behind figures, etc.). It took a lot of planning and coordination between multiple artists, but it was well worth the challenge.
List of Artists involved with this painting:
Houston Sharp, Igor Sid, Piotr Jablonski, Yuriy Chemezov, Roman Kupriyanov, Eve Ventrue, Max Schulz, Didier Konings, Raffy Ochoa
The storytelling sequence was probably one of my most favorite parts of the film, and it’s very interesting how they brought the entire thing to life. It’s like watching a Renaissance painting mixed with the opening montage of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen movie.
Wonder Woman is still blowing up in theaters, and is the highest grossing DCEU movie to date.