Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Shadow Knows...

This week's Illustration Friday topic of "Shadows" led me to do an interpretation of an old pulp character: The Shadow. This was a lot of fun trying to capture this character, keeping him dark and shadowy, but still trying to keep him in my style, which tends to be lighter and more fun. The bright red on the inside of his cape and scarf helped and I can see the appeal of it in the original character design, as it adds a lot of good contrast to the image.
original ink and pencil scan

cleaned up inks

Thanks for looking and check back soon


Melissa Dow said...

Very cool re-dsign! Such a classic character. :)

Jack Foster said...

Very cool Phil! Love your color choices. Great contrast and character! “
The Shadow knows.....HAHAHAHAHA "