I'm so pleased to be back on this project.
My original idea for this model was a James Bond type character but he said his alter-ego was more of an outdoors man. In the true collaborative style of this project, together we came up with Hawkeye, the frontiersman scout/trapper, and character played by Daniel Day-Lewis in the movie, The Last of the Mohicans, 1992. It's a perfect fit for Jim.
He even has a similar look and what's not to love about that character!? He and Madeleine Stowe had amazing charisma.
The movie is based on the 5 books by James Fenimore Cooper, 1826, Leatherstocking Tales, and their sequel The Pathfinder.
While researching a title for the painting I came across a bit of trivia. In the MASH movie and TV series the character of Benjamin Franklin Pierce's father nicknamed him "Hawkeye" from The Last of the Mohicans.
I'm still debating titles, but I'm thinking The Pathfinder would be a great fit. What do you think?
Read more about the Incognito Project beginning here.