Mythos: Hulk — Do Not Grab

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mythos: Hulk, Page 19 (panel 3). 2006.
Acryla Gouache on bristol board, 8.5 x 12".
Original Art

Paul Jenkin's script called for an intense action sequence in which the Hulk crashes through the cockpit of a Blackhawk helicopter. I went with the Apache attack helicopter, instead, because of it's more menacing appearance. However, as I searched through photos on-line, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were "DO NOT GRAB" signs on certain parts of the interior. I arranged the composition so that the Hulk rips through the cockpit floor and, well, grabs them. It was a juvenile joke, but it was too good to pass up—and after all, I was just being true to life.

Detail, original grayscale art.

Mythos: Hulk, Cover. 2005.
Oil on masonite, 16 x 24".
Original Art

Yet more embarrassing pics of me:


  1. Wow. Thank you for being willing to show your reference pictures, however wacky they may be... The first one on the upper left is really amusing. Your facial contortion made me laugh out loud, and I needed that.

  2. Hey paolo, geek question; do you add color using mutiply or color blending modes? or a combination perhaps? jp

  3. Oh man! I love the Hulk's mouth through the bottom, shows you how strong the guy really is. The "do not grab" joke is also a cool detail. I really enjoy these kind of hidden gems in art and it is impressive that you take the time to think about it. Great job man!

  4. "do not grab" sometimes reality really IS funnier than fiction!

  5. Indigo Dawn: Glad I could help.

    JP: Because it's grayscale with a full range of values, I used color mode. However, each panel required it's on curves adjustment layer to get the desired effect.

    Sketchguy: Thanks!

    Evan: Too true.


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