First Painting – Hawkgirl

I started painting again in 2016. A perfect storm of heartbreak, sudden free time, and Mel Ramos Google searches put it in my head that I should try painting some of my favorite comic characters in Mel Ramos’ style. I chose to start with Hawkgirl not just because she’s a personal favorite, but also because Ramos never painted her, just Hawkman. Figured why not start by completing the Hawks.

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The pose is based entirely on a panel from Hawkman #9 (Oct, 2016) by Murphy Anderson.

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I also tried to incorporate highlight and rim colors like Ramos would have. Again, this was my first painting I had done in a good while, so there’s a lot I would change, but in general I think it still works and has some nice elements.

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