Thursday, June 18, 2009
Hawkman Sketch by "Evan"
Our sketch today is from an artist named, evidently, Evan, initials ERD. I found his site, Studio-Hades, while poking around an image search engine, and discovered this quite-nifty Hawkman commission amongst his sample work.
The piece is simple enough, with a pose which Hawkman has struck many times in Justice Society or Justice League meetings and when resisting slugging Green Arrow in the face. But Evan does a really nice job of portraying the quiet power and strength in his arms and chest, like a coiled spring. I also like the slightly downturned mouth, as if Hawkman is slightly annoyed at whomever he is listening to (again, Green Arrow is a likely candidate). The wings look great in repose here, including the nice work of picking out the feathers without making the whole thing look busy. The belt buckle is a little ostentatious but I like it in the way that wearing a belt buckle of your initial is a sign of badassedness (see also: Aquaman, Apocalypse, Galactus). Overall this is a great piece and I am sure whomever ordered the commission was very happy with it (I know I would have been).
The only complaint I have, and trust me, it's minor, is the beak on the helmet looks a little long, kinda like The Shrike, if anyone remembers him.
If anyone out there knows more about this artist please comment and share!
Disclaimer: I do not own or have possession of this sketch. It is being reposted from the cited website only.
Image: Hawkman sketch, 2005, "Evan", retrieved from Studio Hades.