Mathew Reynolds Depicts Indiana Jones Using Just Shadows

It’s been decades since Indiana Jones first made his debut on the silver screen, but he’s still inspiring people like illustrator Mathew Reynolds. Better known by his deviantART user name batfish73, Reynolds has rendered a series of Indiana Jones silhouettes depicting the adventurous archaeologist amid perilous dangers. Whether Indy’s letting piranhas gobble up Nazis or exploring a ninja-guarded shrine, these illustrations don’t skimp on action, and they perfectly capture the essence of the pop culture phenomenon.

This Mathew Reynolds series was rendered using vector graphics. He keeps the series monochromatic, but cleverly uses various gradations to convey depth of field. Viewers instantly recognize the character as Indiana Jones due to his iconic hat, which has been a major part of the character for the past four motion picture films.