One of the mind blowing parts of the movie Wonder Woman was the beautiful art used in the animation flash back to explain the legend of the Greek Gods and the Amazons at the beginning of the movie. Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) began telling a young Diana the story of how the Amazons were created, and how Ares brought down the Gods of Olympus.
The incredible paintings used to depict the creation of the Amazons from Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman have been released. Get a closer look at how Zeus created the greatest warriors on the planet! Shared by our friends at comicbookmovie.com.
Now, artist Houston Sharp, one of the many talented artists who worked on creating those magnificent paintings, has decided to share all the artwork featured in the scene, as well as those that didn’t make the cut. The paintings showcase Zeus with the other gods on Mt. Olympus, the creation of the Amazons, humanity’s betrayal, Ares killing the other gods, and the creation of Themyscira.
Here is what Sharp had to say about working on Wonder Woman:
“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. CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL VIEW
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg.