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Hank McCoy #52 by NMRosario Hank McCoy #52 by NMRosario
I'm just going to start numbering these and this is the 52nd drawing of Hank McCoy in my gallery so far.

This is really more a study than anything else and I spent most of my time on his hairstyle.  I'm still trying to perfect the wavy, 1960s hairstyle that Werner Roth used to always draw Hank with.  In fact, this whole drawing was about trying to replicate Werner Roth's Beast as much as possible, without directly copying of course.  
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twogargs Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
I love that he's not just strong, but you've made him beautiful in his masculinity.  Of course the debates rage on about sexualization of female heroes in comics, whereas the men are "male power fantasies", etc.  But this piece has a man who is muscled, yes, but also beautiful and not, say, emasculated in the groin while being overmuscled in the torso.  This Hank is HOT because he's hot, not because he's "overdone."  I love this, seek it out, crave it, and praise it.

Thanks for sharing him with us, Nathan.
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ydt81 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Did you use any models for this besides the character? Reminds me very much of a guy named j2king off YouTube. Very good job btw
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used a photo of an unnamed, vintage bodybuilder that I found on the internet for the pose, but I completely changed his hair and face.  The photo itself probably would have been taken in the 1960s or 1970s at the latest.  I did check out some videos from the j2king guy, based on your post, and I can see a bit of resemblance, but it's completely unintentional. 

Thanks, though! :)
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Rat61 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
He looks a little like a heftier Clark Kent.
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a well crafted drawing of Hank.

Also such an innocent version of the character too- before the fur, phoenix, etc. Just a young man mixed up in a very odd school and lifestyle.
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:iconhurrplz: That Sexy Professor!! :iconinloveplz:
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TheStrongGladiator Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Fabulous and formidable man, excelent traits and colors! Very manly.
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Zarahemna Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Looks quite a bit like Wayne Rooney
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Franktatu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
This man is GORGEOUS.
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SketchWiz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Oh, my bad.  That does look like Beast.  Cool drawing.  Really seems to come out of the frame.
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SketchWiz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Yeah!  Clark's a REAL MAN!
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always wondered if the similarity between 1960s Hank McCoy and Clark Kent was intentional.  They even had that same s-swirl in their hair.  Beast was also given a red-and-blue costume similar in color to Superman's and they started coloring his hair black, instead of reddish-brown, near the end of the series.  

Interestingly enough, this was also around the time that Superman co-creator, Jerry Siegel, started working for Marvel (around 1967).  He even wrote a back-up story for the Angel that wasn't published until 1970.  

Sales on X-Men were always a bit soft back in those days, so maybe they thought they might trick some people into buying the book if they thought Superman was in it. :)
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dynakor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Once again, it's another amazing drawing of Hank / Beast! I love your drawings of him! Excellent work!
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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dhandler19 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Like so much of your wprk, this is sibtle in unexpected ways.  It looks fully modern but you subtly tip your hat to an earlier style of art.  
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  That was pretty much my main goal for this drawing, so I'm glad it shows through.
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Blathering Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extra drool! :)
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just remember I'm not liable if you short out your keyboard. :)
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WilliamFenholt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You draw the hottest guys ever.
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  It wasn't really my intention to draw a "hot guy" but I guess it's to be expected when taking inspiration from Hank's more clean-cut look from the late-1960s.  I think the number one goal for most of my drawings is to portray masculinity in as positive and attractive of a light as possible.  I studied a lot of radical Feminist artwork when I took Art History in college and it always bothered me how anything that was remotely masculine was always lambasted and depicted in a negative light.  So I guess my work is a intentional refutation of that aspect of Feminist ideology.  
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LannaD Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this one, along with every single drawing of Hank you made so far. He always looks so calm, and cute in your drawings, which, coupled with the perfectly drawn sexy bod' makes him pretty much how I picture a perfect boyfriends. Bravo:clap:.
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  I've always tried to infuse a calm, good-natured demeanor into my Beast drawings, because I think it's more true to his character.  In his original, human form, Hank always seemed to have a positive outlook on things and an almost innocent view of the world.  Plus he never sits around moping over the fact that he has superpowers like 90% of the X-Men seem to do.  I think that's one of the reasons that I've always liked his character so much.  
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LannaD Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mixed in just the right amount of neoteny to make his face non threatening looking, but still very mature, and handsome. Yeah, cheerfulness was certainly one of his best qualities before morronson got a hold of him.
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HankWilliamTrip Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great Pic
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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eddiechin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
I wish I could do body hair like yours! :heart:
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll admit it's very time consuming, but the key is to layer it in as if you were placing each hair individually.  It also helps to study the various hair growth patterns on different people.    

Anyways, thanks!
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CJDarkSoulCJ Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I was missing you and your art. I love hoy you made Hank look.
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CJDarkSoulCJ Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
You're welcome, hunk :)
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NelsonHernandez Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
looking good. your work shows that you have a definite 'type." :D your work is good, sexy. and i've seen it reblogged elswhere. are you familiar with the work of Adam Graphite? i think you might find him inspiring. i drew a picture of Beast a few days ago. Check out my work if you have a minute (shameless plug :) ). Good stuffs... 
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  I favorited your Beast drawing, because I think it is pretty awesome.  Did you ink that digitally or by hand?

I've never heard of Adam Graphite, do you have a link to his work somewhere?
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NelsonHernandez Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude. I def feel some influence from your beast in mine. Like I said, I've seen your work reblogged and the body type you drew seemed perfect for hank. Looking forward to more of your drawings.

I do my drawings completely on my iPad. Just try to make it so it looks like pencil and ink.

Adam Graphite does work for Dale Lazarov's "erotic" comics. Prob should have given that warning. Haha
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