View Full Version : Hellboy vs Hulk process

05-22-2017, 11:40 PM
Doing an art trade and felt the urge to document the process for some reason, so here goes...

Hellboy vs Planet Hulk was requested. I didn't really want to draw them actually fighting. I wanted more the moment before they would be fighting..and I wanted to draw Hulk's back lol.
Hellboy came together pretty quickly, I wanted a formidable, compact pose with a "just bring it" attitude and rolling up his sleeve. Hulk I originally wanted charging at Hellboy...loved the Thor 3 trailer so I guess I was riffing off of that. Plus, I thought it contrasted nicely with Hellboy's pose. But, it wasnt really working so I went with another low center of gravity type of pose, mid stride.
So this is where I'm at now. I think I may give the charging pose for Hulk another go but, if it's still not working I think I can live with this.
-So next step for me is to do a layout...basically a coloring book version of the finished art. I use thick chunky markers and work out the figures using reference and basically delineate stuff. Its still all very sloppy but clear enough for me to use. In this case, Ill be doing each character at 8x11, scanning them and putting them together and printing it at 11x17. More to come soon. Thanks for looking.

05-31-2017, 11:19 PM
I thought the art looked familiar, but you changed your screen name...! Great stuff as always, look forward to seeing more

06-03-2017, 12:55 PM
Yeah, Tim, it's me. I lost access to the email associated with my old account so created a new one.

I worked out a layout for Hellboy. Need to alter it a bit because I dont feel it captures the gesture of the rough sketch. I think I can frankenstein it a bit on the computer without having to redraw it-but it wouldn't be a big deal if I had to redraw it anyway.

06-03-2017, 04:08 PM
Cool ,can't wait to see the finished piece!

06-08-2017, 10:19 AM
Frankenstein it on the computer...is that what I've been doing all this time? lol....

please keep posting the process!!

06-09-2017, 10:33 AM
Wow! This looks great so far :-)

06-11-2017, 10:08 AM
I adjusted Hellboy-mainly just rotating parts around and added the Hulk. I went with him charging. It's basically a kinetic version of the rough sketch version-the silhouette is still pretty much the same.
So now, print this out at 11x17 and hopefully it fits okay without any issues..mainly characters printing too small. I might have to inch them a little bit closer to one another.

06-22-2017, 09:39 AM
So minor hiccup, I ended up messing this up when I started rendering it in ballpoint. Hulk's back is a bit of a mess and realized theres a disconnect between his head and torso-his head needs to be raised a bit more. Theres also some other issues. The rendering itself went fine but the forms were half baked. So anyway, discarded this version and started another-should be done later tonight. Oh well, it happens from time to time...

06-22-2017, 01:37 PM
Well it looks good anyway.. sense of mass and form. I like the hulk's giant mace and bad-ass helmet, etc. haha.

Can you remind us what ballpoint pens you use, and paper type? I've got to do something in that media someday..

I've noticed ballpoints work really well on newsprint, but of course I hate to draw a finished drawing on flimsy paper.

06-27-2017, 11:24 AM
I use these

Medium points mostly. I still use fine point for faces and hands or if I want to do thin scratchy rendering.
And paper just regular copy paper mostly. I sometimes use smooth bristol board but I hate the way it feels, too smooth and slippery and I always feel I'm fighting it so why bother.
You can always take copy paper,newsprint or whatever and mount it onto a sturdier board.

Anyway, you should try it out. It's not much of an investment for the pens and paper and if it doesn't work out for you, at least it makes for some scrap/practice/rough sketch materials. And for what it's worth, I think your stuff would look cool in ballpoint.

07-01-2017, 11:27 PM
Finally finished. Thanks for checking out this thread. -d

07-01-2017, 11:57 PM

Stewart Vernon
07-02-2017, 11:48 AM
Very cool... and lots of really nice detail in there!

07-02-2017, 11:35 PM
aaaaaand another masterpiece

very very nice...I will be studying this piece

07-03-2017, 03:46 AM
Awesome mate!

07-03-2017, 03:54 PM
Thanks, appreciate it guys!