Friday, January 14, 2011

Hawkman Head Sketch by Michael Turner

Today's sketch comes from the late Michael Turner, famous (or infamous if you prefer) for his prolific comic book babe artwork and his energetic, stylized superhero art.  I wasn't always a fan of Turner's work (he had some amazing covers, but also some absolutely ridiculous ones), but the man could draw a sharp Hawk helmet, I must admit.  And I must also admit that even if I didn't care for his work, he brought a passion to what he did which was evident on the page.

Turner handled Hawkman on the Identity Crisis miniseries, where he was one of the major players.  His art was even the inspiration for a DC Direct toy.  I rather dug his depiction of the Winged Wonder, and this headshot is from that same school.  The helmet looks spot-on, with the downturned beak and the long, ornate Honor Wings.  I like the pursed, seemingly angry mouth as well as the tensed muscles evident in Carter's neck.  Turner almost always had Hawkman's eye lenses look alien and inhuman, and that looks great here.  All in all this is a very nice piece.

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

Image: Hawkman head sketch, ????, Michael Turner, image retrieved from Comic Obsessions.  


Diabolu Frank said...

Nice picture by an overrated and often painful artist.

Try this:
Hawkman Sketch by Gabriel Hardman

Luke said...

Overrated? You know it. But like I said, the guy obviously enjoyed what he did, and that's something.

That one you linked to is very swank indeed. I will have to use it!