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A Young Beast in uniform by NMRosario A Young Beast in uniform by NMRosario
Another portrait of Hank McCoy in his original Beast form. I decided this time I would draw him in full uniform and try to have him look the part of that young college student from the Roy Thomas/Werner Roth days.

I know that technically, his ears are supposed to be covered by his mask, but I guess I can just chalk that up to creative license. :)

Pencil and graphite on paper with a little bit of work using Photoshop levels to bring out the contrast.
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asataylor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Someone over at BloodyElbow showed me your work and I just wanted to say I love it! Matt's face is pretty epic and you've used it it to mind-boggling effect as Hank.

Absolutely gorgeous work!
ogrebear Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am sure that at one point the original X uniform had exposed ears... though given the many versions of the Original 5 period who knows!
NMRosario Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think for the most part, the ears were always covered; but I just think that's such a waste. Since ears are such a critical element to creating a recognizable silhouette of a person's face.

Besides, when Toy Biz finally got around to making a classic Hank McCoy action figure, they gave him exposed ears, so I'm going to go with that. ;)
Stars-and-Garters Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Your expressions on Hank are always so grand ... young ... impressionable ... earnest. Just a boy who hoped to be a football hero and destined to be another hero entirely. You just capture him perfectly, I'm so impressed by his sincerity, and your amazing pencil work. Thanks so much for posting this.
NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, I wanted for him to have a strong, muscular face; but at the same time have eyes that would reveal a great intelligence. So, he wouldn't just look like some musclebound dolt. The intent was to give the viewer the feeling that they are being studied by Hank and not the other way around. Anyways, I'm not really sure if I pulled that off, but I did enjoy doing this drawing. :)
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April 6, 2009
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