NYCC 2010 Commissions—Hawkeye

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hawkeye. 2010. Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12".

I thought I'd stick with the Avengers theme today and feature another member of the team. While I have no idea what the movie version of Hawkeye will look like, this is my take on the classic archer. The head study was completed after the convention in the comfort of my own home, which meant I could spend a little more time on it. I believe this is only the second time I've painted Hawkeye, the first being a cover for his own series, way back in 2003.

In other news, I made it back from my skiing trip in one piece and had a great time. This was my second trip to Lake Placid, but the first with snow on the ground. I wish I had taken more pictures, but I was afraid I'd drop my camera phone from the lift.


  1. It's actually your third painted Hawkeye, Paolo. You also did one for me back in 2008 !

  2. Ha! Right you are, sir. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. That's some nice work! Great shadows on the skin and fabric.

    I can't imagine that they'd keep the "H" on Hawkeye's uniform, but I feel like a shade of purple would work. I kind of want some kind of flared domino mask, too, but that's pushing it.

  4. Thanks, Narciso. Yeah, I'm pretty curious to see what they come up with. I like the designs I've seen so far, so I'm cautiously optimistic—archers usually look pretty cool on film.

  5. Love this portrait. AND your new Marvel NOW variant cover feat. Hawkeye. For obvious reasons :P
    How do you feel about the new, cowl-less Hawkeye design?

    1. Thanks! I'm sort of agnostic on the cowl. I like drawing masks in general, but I don't mind drawing that hair.


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