Terry Allen is a new client who has artists render the golden-age pulp-based characters The Shadow and Doc Savage (both new to this gallery) on his custom sketch cards. As those who frequent this gallery know, I rarely do ‘solo’ commissions, but I was intrigued by the novelty of this one and the 2.5X3.5 small size meant it wouldn’t be too intrusive on my bust schedule. Ha! About a year later I finally got around to them. Of the two I dug the Shadow one more than the Doc Savage as the latter ‘Man of Bronze’ doesn’t really look like the character he’s supposed to be. I guess I took a few too many liberties. Anyway, I used mostly brush on these images, probably looser strokes than usual, with drybrush and some micron markers. They were finished April 21, 2013.