Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hawkman "Cover Tryout" by Steven Butler
The image is described as a "cover tryout," for an unknown Hawkman series. Judging from the katar and the 1995 date, that puts it squarely in volume 3 territory. The feeling it gives me, though, is a volume 4 take, with the pouches on the belt plus the overly muscular body... never mind the feathered wings. Go figure. Of course it could be from the retractable wings period, too.
Anyway, while as a cover this would make a dramatic and striking finished product, in it's current state it looks somewhat over-rendered, especially in the forearms. But I like the overall design of the cover quite a bit, and the wings and helmet look fantastic. The weapons also stand out very well. The right gauntlet is a nice touch as well.
Disclaimer: I do not own or possess this sketch. I am reposting it from the credited site.
Image: Hawkman cover try-out, ????, Steve Butler, image obtained from Collectingfool.com