Hawkman by krono0666

Sketch Fury Challenge No. 4

I’ve been so busy these last couple of weeks that I’ve fallen behind in posting my sketches. Better later than never, I suppose.

Anyway, when this challenge came down, I knew immediately that I wanted to try my hand at Hawkman. I’ve drawn Thor so many times throughout my years that I definitely wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. And I also knew what I wanted to draw when it came to the sketch. Of course, vision and implementation are two different things.

While I was thumbnailing this piece, I originally had Hawkman grasping his mace with both hands. But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get the placement of his hands and the angle of the mace right. Also, too much of the character was going to be obscured by the arm. So when I started working on my final drawing, I placed his left hand foreshortened and in front, like he was lunging at the viewer.

I was also being very conscious of the placement of the figure on the page. I placed Hawkman lower in the frame to give room for his wings. Normally, I’d just start drawing the figure right in the center of the page.

Anyway, I really liked how this turned out.

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