The Ingarzable Hulk: A Smashing(!) Commission

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded something here –sometimes I feel it’s just a waste of time– but anyway here it is one of the latest commissions I made for one of my “Paramaniac” friends, Carlos Garza, who happens to be a huge Hulk fan, in case you couldn’t figure it out 😉

Once again, I took the opportunity to experiment with a few things when doing this piece. I knew I didn’t want a ultra-realistic look, but at the same time I also didn’t want the typical comics-style look of crisp black lines and solid colors. I also used the same “conceptual” brush I employed for the Hellcutch piece, which gives you a really interesting look, but also has a few drawbacks.

Overall I was fairly pleased with the end result –and so too was Carlos– although now that I’m looking it weeks after I finished the artwork, I see I could probably do some improvements on it (like always). For starters the abs are too marked and should probably have been done more subtly, but at the time I was scared the composition would lack enough contrast, since I was going to dispense of the linework for the defining of the volumes.

Another thing that scared me was the typical veins bulging from the Hulk’s muscles. I studied MANY examples and although they look good enough in the piece, perhaps they are too marked?

At least Carlos was able to recognize himself! I did a few studies of his face/head and tried to keep the proportions not too caricaturized, which I feel is now recognized as my “style”…

Initial sketches
Original hand-drawn sketch. I decided to put my “Ingarzable Hulk” with suspenders because that’s a signature element of Carlos’s apparel. I though about adding hair on his back and chest but desisted of it in the end.

If you would like to contact me for a commission or design project, you can leave a comment below, or reach me via email (absurdbydesign[at]gmail[dot]com)

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