Monday, May 17, 2010
Doc Savage - Man of Bronze
The Man of Bronze. Or The Man of Gray, I suppose. I decided on Doc Savage for today, and I also decided to look at the Street & Smith Publishing covers for Doc Savage Magazine because I didn't want to do the James Bama version of the good Doc. James Bama did some incredible covers and they have become iconic for Doc Savage, but I've gotten tired of that hairstyle. It looks like some kind of gold/bronze helmet to me. Over the years, more people have stylized it to the point that it looks off, to me anyway. And that hair doesn't reflect the time period of the pulps. Who had hair like that back then? So for better or for worse, I went with the look of the original pulp covers. :)
This is black & white ink on 9" x 12" gray charcoal paper.
This is Post #959