Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hawkgirl Sketch By Diego Bernard

Our sketch today is by Diego Bernard, who's work I am not familiar with but has credits on Dynamite's Savage Tales, The Man With No Name, and Kato, as well as Grimm Fairy Tales by Zenoscope.

It seems that his work on Savage Tales informed this pin-up sketch, because Hawkgirl looks ready to tear apart whoever gets in her way!  Kendra's costume looks great, and she looks athletic and sexy at the same time, without looking crass.  Her chest and stomach, for instance, are definitely handled well.  The helmet looks dead-on accurate, and her mace, bracers, and belt all ring true.  The wings are handled well, which can be tricky.  A lot of artists want to minimize Hawkgirl's wings, but Bernard does good work with them.  

For me, the grimace on her face makes the sketch.  Coupled with the vacant, helmeted eyes, she looks like the woman warrior which Hawkgirl should be, ready to pounce.  She looks like a real bird of prey here.  Just a great piece all around -- right in time for Christmas!

Disclaimer: I do not own or have possession of this sketch.  It is being reposted from the cited website only.

Image: Hawkgirl pin-up, 2007, Diego Bernard, image retrieved from Comic Art Fans.


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

yes i'd say her chest and stomach are handled quite well. this Diego fella looks like he put in some over time in advanced figure drawing classes. although i doubt many of the models looked any thing like this drawing.

Luke said...

Wouldn't it be awesome if one of the models did look like that though?

At this point I am accustomed to Kendra (and Modern Shiera in Brightest Day) being sexy-ed up, so now I just look for depictions that show power rather than just cheesecake!