Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 314

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #3 PAGE 15.
2016. Photoshop (#kylebrush), 4593 × 6600 px.

This page was part of a sequence that required multiple views of the same scene. To help stage the elements, I drew a crude plan on bristol, and sculpted the monster out of a kneaded eraser. You can see another angle here.

Down below, you can see some of the additional reference collected online, as well as the script and sketches used to plan out the page. The 3-issue series, written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson, is now available in trade.

such delicate hands...

digital pencils

digital layout and sketches

reference gathered online


  1. Great reference sheet Mr. Rivera. Your digital layout is very good. The digital inking is new for me, but not so different like the old one. Regards.

    1. Thanks! Yep, it's all the same skills... digital just makes some of the grunt work a little easier.

  2. Cool, maybe someday you will have a laboratory instruments, could be useful references

    1. I need less things, not more! (Although I always get envious of large studios will all manner of life-size props hanging about.)


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