Friday, April 27, 2012
Hawkman Sketch by Stephen Sadowski
Dripping with machismo and masculine energy, this sketch really embodies the "Return of Hawkman" era Winged Wonder in my mind. The burly chest (covered with hair, natch) and beefy shoulder belie the "Conan with wings" mantra which became Hawkman's calling card in this period. The talon decorations on the boots are very slick, and the helmet looks sharp without being over-rendered. The wings (always important) are nicely detailed and good sized, and I like the straps on the harness as well as the traditional belt. One thing which stands out to me is that Hawkman is not wielding a weapon, a rarity since his revival! Simply flying through the air (with the greatest of ease, I imagine) is such a Silver Age concept for Hawkman. 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 sketch, Stephen Sadowski, 2012, image retrieved from Comic Art Fans.