iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman

The blockbuster DC Comics artist — and copublisher — gives a lesson on color, composition, and awesomeness with this step-by-step tutorial on how to build an Amazon using Apple's latest toy and your fingers

If you're not already following Jim Lee on Twitter, you should correct that oversight immediately, as he does stuff like this all the time. You know, basically rendering the balance of humanity thumbless, talent-free thugs. Anyway...behold.

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Getting my hair cut and sending a Wonder Woman sketch in stages done on my iPad"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Done using sketchbook pro using my fingers-here I'm just blocking out colors and features"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Now adding some values and colors using the airbrush tool which gives me color grads I can sample later"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Adding more color and defining structure playing between line drawing and painting"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Between literal and impressionistic; I like seeing strokes of paint. App replicates that aspect of painting well"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Now I'm tightening up details zooming in around the eyes using a brush tool and sampling existing colors"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Defining values more esp around neck and nose. Eyes are incongruous need to fix"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Luckily they have a smudge smear tool that works like liquify in photoshop. Added blue underlighting, tiara effe"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Adding hair as framing device makes all the difference. Chin still has value issues. Got to push the neck bk mor"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Running out on my hour self-imposed time limit. Quick background done in to frame composition and use light to d"

iPad Wizardry: Jim Lee Sketches Wonder Woman"Finished piece. Took 80 mins. Added blue bk into neck, eyes fixed but still a bit off. Always tough drawing symm"