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The Shadow Sketch

The Shadow Sketch, Greg Hildebrandt
The Shadow Sketch

Greg Hildebrandt

The Shadow, a character who first appeared in 1930’s pulp novels quickly became one of the most famous heroes of his time. Originally starting out as a narrator of the Street and Smith radio program “Detective Story Hour”, the Shadow quickly became the star of the next in demand detective magazine.

The Shadow’s signature character design, was a wide-brimmed black hat and large red lined coat disguising the bottom half of his face. He appeared through out comics in multiple forms such as comic books, comic strips, and movies. Before Greg even begins working on a board or painting he does multiple sketches to work on composition and dynamic action poses to create an interesting and exciting drawing! This is one of the many sketches Greg worked on. These sketches are interesting to see because they give you a sneak peek at how Greg begins a masterful piece of art.

Created February 2018
Signed by Greg Hildebrandt
Pencil on paper