In the following tutorial, you will learn how to draw the Wonder Woman logo step by step.
The Wonder Woman insignia underwent several changes throughout the years. The original Wonder Woman logo with the golden eagle turned into the iconic Wonder Woman W logo in the 80s. More recently, the Wonder Woman emblem got a brand new design which keeps the composition of the Wonder Woman W logo, but with a three-dimensional look.
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What You'll Learn in This Wonder Woman W Logo Tutorial
- How to draw the Wonder Woman logo step by step
- How to color the gold Wonder Woman logo
1. How to Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid
Hit Control-N to create a new document in Adobe Illustrator. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, set the Width to 850 px and the Height to 700 px, and then click that Advanced Options button. Select RGB for the Color Mode and set the Raster Effects to Screen (72 ppi), and then click Create.
Enable the Grid (View > Show Grid or Control-") and Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid or Shift-Control-"). You will need a grid every 5 px, so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid, enter 5 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. Try not to get discouraged by all that grid—it will make your work easier, and keep in mind that you can easily enable or disable it using the Control-" keyboard shortcut.
You should also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes. Don't forget to set the unit of measurement to pixels from Edit > Preferences > Units. All these options will significantly increase your work speed. Now that you're set, let's learn how to draw the Wonder Woman logo.
2. How to Create the W Path
Pick the Line Tool (\) from your Toolbar and then focus on the color settings. Press Shift-X to easily swap the default black and white color settings, and then make sure that the fill is active and remove the color.
Move to your artboard and simply create a 140 px horizontal path. Hold down the Shift key as you click and drag to easily create this horizontal line. Keep in mind that you can have a look at the Info panel to know exactly when you get to 140 px.
Make sure that your line stays selected and go to Object > Path > Add Anchor Points twice.
Keep focusing on your line and pick the Direct Selection Tool (A). Select the leftmost anchor point and move it 10 px to the left, and then select the rightmost anchor point and drag it 10 px to the right.
Keep focusing on your line and make sure that the Direct Selection Tool (A) is still active. Select the middle anchor point and move it 15 px down, and then select the two anchor points highlighted with blue and drag them 75 px down, as shown in the second image. Keep in mind that you need to hold down the Shift key to select more than one anchor point.
Reselect the Line Tool (\), use it to create two 115 px horizontal paths, and place them as shown in the first image.
Using the Selection Tool (V), select all your three paths and press Control-J to join them.
3. How to Create the Gold Wonder Woman Logo
Make sure that your path is selected and focus on the Control panel (Window > Control). Increase the stroke Weight to 30 px and set the color to R=238 G=202 B=59, and then go to Object > Path > Outline Stroke.
Focus on the right side of your Wonder Woman symbol and pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Use it to create a 70 x 60 px shape and place it as shown in the first image.
Switch to the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 35 x 30 px shape. Fill it with R=238 G=202 B=59 and place it on top of your ellipse, as shown in the second image.
Using the Selection Tool (V), select your rectangle along with the ellipse, open the Pathfinder panel (Window > Pathfinder) and click the Intersect button.
Make sure that the shape made in the previous step is still selected, and duplicate it (Control-C > Control-V).
Use the Selection Tool (V) to move this copy to the left edge of your logo, as shown in the first image. Keep the copy selected, switch to the Reflect Tool (O), and just click and drag from the left to the right edge of your selection (or vice versa) to flip the shape.
Use the Selection Tool (V) to select the three shapes that make up your Wonder Woman symbol, and merge them using the Unite button from the Pathfinder panel.
Using the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the two anchor points highlighted with black in the following image, focus on the Control panel, and set the Corner Radius to 30 px.
Continue with the anchor points highlighted with blue and set the Corner Radius to 20 px.
4. How to Color the Gold Wonder Woman logo
Select your shape and go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Set the number of Copies to 2 and drag the Move-Vertical slider to 30 px. Click OK to apply the effect.
Make sure that your Wonder Woman insignia is still selected and go to Object > Expand Appearance.
Press Shift-Control-G twice to Ungroup the resulting group of shapes, and then focus on the Layers panel (Window > Layers) where you will find three separate shapes. Select the bottom one and drag it between the other two shapes.
Select all three shapes that make up your Wonder Woman emblem and focus on the Appearance panel (Window > Appearance). Select the stroke and set the color to black (R=0 G=0 B=0), and then increase the Weight to 5 px.
Focus on the bottom shape from your Wonder Woman logo and pick the Direct Selection Tool (A). Select the left anchor points highlighted in the following image and move them 55 px to the right, and then select the right ones and drag them 55 px to the left.
Focus on the middle shape from your Wonder Woman logo and make sure that the Direct Selection Tool (A) is still active. Select the left anchor points highlighted in the following image, and this time move them 25 px to the right, and then select the right ones and drag them 25 px to the left.
5. How to Add the Wonder Woman Colors
Let's further color this Wonder Woman logo. Reselect all three shapes that make up your design and focus on the Appearance panel (Window > Appearance). Click the Add New Fill button to add a second fill for your selected shapes.
Select the bottom fill and replace the existing color with R=250 G=240 B=35, and then go to Effect > Path > Offset Path. Set the Offset to -3 px and click OK. Make sure that the top fill is still selected, and go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Just drag the Move-Vertical slider to 3 px and click OK.
Select all the shapes that make up your vector Wonder Woman logo, press Control-C to copy them, and then press Control-F to add copies in front. Merge the copies using the Unite button from the Pathfinder panel.
Fill the resulting shape with black and keep the existing black stroke, but increase its Weight to 20 px.
Make sure that the shape made in the previous step is still selected, and press Shift-Control-[ to send it to the back. Alternatively, you can right-click and go to Arrange > Send to Back.
Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and use it to create a 310 px circle. Hold down the Shift key as you click and drag to easily create a circle.
Fill this shape with R=209 G=42 B=36 and also add a 20 px black stroke.
Press Shift-Control-[ to send this shape to the back, and use the Selection Tool (V) to place it as shown below.
Focus on the Layers panel and select that fully black Wonder Woman logo. Press Control-C to copy it and then Shift-Control-V to add a copy in the same place, but on top of the existing shapes.
Keep this copy selected and go to Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Set the settings as shown below and click OK.
Select your red circle and duplicate it (Control-C > Shift-Control-V). Keep this copy selected, remove the stroke color, and set the fill color to white (R=255 G=255 B=255).
Use the Selection Tool (V) to select your white circle along with the front black shape. Open the Transparency panel (Window > Transparency) and just click that Make Mask button to mask your black shape.
Move to the Layers panel and drag your masked shape behind the yellow shapes.
Finally, let's add a background for this vector Wonder Woman logo.
Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a shape that covers your entire artboard. Fill this rectangle with R=65 G=170 B=245 and send it to the back (Shift-Control-[). With this final touch, your vector Wonder Woman logo is complete.
Congratulations! You're Done!
Here is how your Wonder Woman logo image should look. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and can apply these techniques in your future projects.
Feel free to adjust this Wonder Woman logo and make it your own. You can find some great sources of inspiration at Envato Elements, with interesting solutions to improve your vector Wonder Woman logo.
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