Friday, August 21, 2009
Hawkman and Flash (Golden Age) by Sheldon Moldoff
Going to shift gears a little bit and feature the Golden Age Hawkman here on Sketch Day. And that's not all: we also get the Golden Age Flash as well. And even that's not all! It's also by Sheldon Moldoff!
This is illustration pretty much sums up the basis for my enthusiasm for Moldoff's work. Between the inky mass of the wing harness, the trim musculature (complete with the feathering inks), the classic helmet, and the nasty looking mace, this is one tough hombre! Add to that the bright, cheery, almost sprite-like Flash and you have a recipe for a great black and white piece which I wish I could afford to own! A lot of times, Golden Age artists don't hold up to modern eyes, but Moldoff is definitely not one of those artists. Overall just a great piece!
Disclaimer: I do not own or have possession of this sketch. It is being reposted from the cited website only.
Image: Hawkman and Flash sketch, 1994, Sheldon Moldoff, retrieved from TwoMorrows.