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Friday, May 7, 2010

HELLBOY by Ron Salas

I'll take any chance to draw Hellboy. However, as many on twitter know, I have problems drawing his legs. I've drawn Hellboy a dozen times and I think I've always resorted to hiding his legs behind either smoke or rubble. Anyway, I hope this time I'm successful drawing at least part of his legs.

I'm such a huge fan of Mignola that I want it to look "right".

This is a scene from the story "The Third Wish", one of my favourite tales.

Edit: As a bonus, here's a Hellboy marker sketch I did a couple of years ago.


Nathan Fairbairn said...

This is totally slick, Ron. Great design, with the tentacles all swirling and leading the eye to HB. Beautiful, lush inks. Wow! And I wouldn't worry about the legs and feet: even Mignola almost never draws them, either! ;D Great job!

Ron Salas said...

Thanks man. Mignola's always been a huge source of inspiration for me when it comes to composition so it's always something I try to especially work on when I draw Hellboy. I figure 90% of the appeal is how he composes the elements of his pieces.

Glad you like it!


Super Job Ron. I know from your Tweets how you struggled with his legs. But I think your solution works perfectly. And like Nathan said above, Mignola almost never draws them either. LOL Excellent piece.


Francesco Francavilla said...

Darn, Ron, this is superfinished and so beautifully done :D
Now if only Dave Stuart could color it and it will be cover ready :)


Ron Salas said...

Kirk - Thanks. I had an idea that I was going to cover the legs up in the end but I wanted to draw the legs because otherwise I didn't think it would look like he's really Hellboy.

Francesco - Oooo IF ONLY. ;-) Thanks!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

I'm with Francesco. Looks like cover material to me :)


Ron Salas said...

Thanks Mike!