Friday, April 17, 2009
Hawkman Character Model By Alex Toth
Our sketch this week is not really a sketch -- instead, we have a character model of the Winged Wonder by Alex Toth! Created for the classic Superfriends show, this piece shows different views of Hawkman, including a walking pose, in flight, from a reverse angle, and a close up of his helmet. Toth also includes notes on color and height -- you know, with the height at the top of his wings at 8 feet, even Superfriends Hawkman is pretty darn imposing.
I'm a big fan of Toth's work in general, and this lithe but still muscular rendition of Hawkman is spot-on. He carries the combination of grace and power which I so often associate with Joe Kubert's version of the character, but in a more streamlined, animation-friendly manner. The flying pose is downright iconic.
I found this piece at The Collecting Fool's Alex Toth gallery. There is an amazing wealth of neat Toth stuff on display on this site, from animation work and comic books to unpublished sketches. Definitely worth clicking through and checking out!
Disclaimer: I do not own or have possession of this sketch. It is being reposted from the cited website only.
Image: Hawkman character model, 1977, Alex Toth, retrieved from The Collecting Fool.