Wonder Woman artist Houston Sharp helped to create one of the best moments in the film. As Diana questions why she can’t be allowed to train, her mother, Queen Hippolyta, tells her the story of how the Amazons came to be and how they helped fight against Ares for the sake of humankind. These scenes are memorable because it distinctly looked like paintings come to life and it was visually beautiful.
Houston Sharp, who is only one artist among several who helped bring the artwork to life, recently shared the art that we see in the scene. Sharp posted them to the ArtStation website, along with a note about the work.
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.
You can check out all the artwork by clicking through the gallery below!
Wonder Woman is currently playing in theaters.
Source: Houston Sharp