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Monday, April 5, 2010

HAWKMAN by Declan Shalvey






















BOOM! Got to post before Francesco 'always-posts-first-on-a-Monday-cuz-i'm-so-great' Francavilla, for once.

Anyhoo, nice one to Ron who suggested the first proper superhero. This is honestly my first time drawing Hawkman, so i'm not sure if this is the right version of him or anything. Hope ye like.

Dec.

9 comments:

Oran E. Parker said...

Brother, that is one beautiful Hawkman. I dig that you made the helmet wings a bit smaller, and enhanced the boot claws. The energy in the wings is epic. This Hawkman looks like a warrior, ready to mace some serious villains. I love seeing Hawkman this way. Great work. Greak ink. All around awesome.

Ron Salas said...

This is fantastic. I love those wings. It's a great take on them. I'm glad you chose the more impressionistic approach.

I love your composition as well, down to the use of the splatter to close the curve up top.

Way to come roaring out of the gate, man.

ANDY KUHN said...

nice work declan. way to blaze a hawkman trail!! :)

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks a lot lads. Oran; the ears maybe seem a little smaller since his head is craned down, but i didn't put too much thought into that to be honest. I did try and make the straps a bit more interesting to draw and yeah, i'm glad you spotted what i did with the boots. That at least, was deliberate.

Ron, this being your choice and all, i'm especially glad you like it. I was originally gonna draw 'normal' feathers, but the i just decided to have some fun with the wings. Looks better for it, i think.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

I love it, man! Great work!

Mike

Francesco Francavilla said...

HA! Hey, I don't know whatcha talkin' about: I have been posting on Wed and Thursdays in the last few weeks ;) BAM! :D

BTW...
GREAT HAWKMAN, love the energy and the weight of the composition: you started (early ;)) the new week rockin' it :D

Cheers,
Francesco

. said...

Boom! is the greatest saying ever used. Also, nice work.

Urban Barbarian said...

Dig'n those boots! Is that the new look in the comic? Great pin-up, Declan!

Chris Samnee said...

Great job, Dec!! Lovin' the contrast of the looseness of the wings and how solid his form was done.
I'd have never guessed that this was your first time drawing him :)