Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Incredible Hulk (and Rick Jones)


I drew this up for a toronto comic-con, and the assigned theme was (duh!) the Incredible Hulk.  A few of us Toronto comic artists were doing Hulk images for it, kinda like a "Hulk thru the years" thing, and I chose to draw original Jack Kirby designed Hulk.  The final artwork is meant to fit on a badge, so it'll be printed really really small, like 2" x 2" or so.  And of course, my usual green-toned drawing style was a natural fit for the subject.

Now, for something that's so small, I actually went through a bit of a process coming up with the final art.  A failed thumbnail, a couple of revisions and a helpful critique from fellow artist Ron Salas were all part of the journey to the finished piece.  But even though it might look like it was labour intensive, the whole thing took probably about 3 or 4 hours in total.  If you're interested in the process, you can check out my various sketches below:

5 comments:

alan said...

This is fantastic. Great to see the process. The old-school Hulk with the basin cut is great. There's a great pic on Mike Manley's blog of a kid with one of his sketches of a similar Hulk Kirby-esque rendering

Jason Chalker said...

Awesome! Cho draw Hulk good!

Ty Buttars said...

Looks great Mike! Can't wait to see the other versions

Rich Faber said...

I love this piece, Mike! Totally nails the character!

Best,
Rich

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone!