A few character sketches for the new Dr. Fate, written by Paul Levtiz
They ultimately ended up looking like they do in the panels above, but Hank’s parents went through several permutations in the design stage…
Well, actually Mother was always based on the actress Chen Pei Pei; in more recent years known for her role in “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon“, but who first became a star back in 1966’s “Come Drink With Me“. Most of the tweaks were with the hairstyle :p
Father’s appearance underwent a bigger shift, ultimately based loosely on another Shaw martial arts star, Ti Lung.
(The rationale was that the Shadow Hero could be based off the actor in his younger days, and Father on his older, present, self.)
Finally, a bunch of drawings of young Hank, and young Mother 🙂 Drawings all done with ink, coloured in Photoshop.
Stay tuned for more! 🙂
Will be signing at the Popular Bookfest this Saturday from 5-7pm.
Suntec Convention Hall(Hall 601-603)
Sketchcards available (contact me for any pre-orders), as well as postcards for $3 each. Featuring:
Plus He-man and Bat-man, but not Man-man :p
(From Wally Wood’s “Flesh Garden”)
Some sketches done on the trip back to Singapore. Not really sure what they’re about just yet – i guess something to do with the combination of organic and robotic forms, maybe trying to reach somewhere outside the usual robot drawings i’ve done for a long time; very much works in progress though :p