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The Hulk and Rick Jones sketch by NMRosario The Hulk and Rick Jones sketch by NMRosario
Is that a drawing of Rick Jones taking a picture of Hulk with his camera phone? Why yes it is. :)

After trying to keep up with the modern versions of Hulk over the last couple of years, I still think that Jack Kirby drew the best Hulk. So that's what my version here is based on. He wasn't overly large back then (in fact he was usually depicted as shorter than Thor while he was in the Avengers) and he had the intelligence of an illiterate high school dropout. So he could string together complete sentences and fully grasped the concept of subjective personal pronouns. Plus his transformations were mostly controlled by a gamma ray device and before that he transformed only at night.

So, all the transforming-when-he-gets-angry, "Hulk smash!" stuff were revisions to the character that were added later on.

Also, Kirby always drew Hulk with a hairy chest and arms, so there is a precedent for that. I just added the hairy legs because it only seemed to make sense.

Pencil on 11x17 Bristol board.
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I love this and Kirby's hulk was perfect IMO.
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Cesar-Hernandez Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And Hulk is thinking cell phones would not exist for decades...

But seriously, love your style. Both Hulk and Rick look great here. Especially Rick, since he does look like a teenager (well done).

Now, I'm off to see more of your gallery.
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JOSHUAAA431 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hulk sure got hairy
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I kind of went with how Jack Kirby used to always draw the Hulk back in the 60s. He was pretty hairy back then.
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JOSHUAAA431 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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ferrignofan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude you NEED to color this!!!!
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ferrignofan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome design bro i love it, this is most likely my new desktop!
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
A brilliant take on the Hulk there. A mixture of the early versions with a modern (clam shell phones still modern?) twist on it.

I like how you went for trunks rather than ripped jeans. If someone was in control of their changes then being able to 'dress for the occasion' makes sense.

More than anything, thank you for remembering Hulk had body fuzz and mostly Human proportions!
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guyolsson Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Hulk is my fave character, I love this one made by you
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DrawerKray Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Sublime, the position, and the definition of the body... A great work of muscle and draw.
How do you maked this picture, use a model?
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I pretty much just sketched out the entire drawing first, then used piecemeal photo references for the various body parts. Nothing was really planned out, it all just kind of fell together on it's own.

Thanks!
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Revankitty Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Hehe, cute situation & hulk :)

You have epic skills, like yer works!
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bluenique Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   General Artist
AAAAAnd the hairier the better...but thats just me. I wish I were a guy....A real man should have.
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bluenique Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   General Artist
aww. I totally agree-but Kirby is just the godfather of comics ^^ I wish I would be half as fast and good as him..but you rock.I would definitivly buy a Comic if you do...;)
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beachelf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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Singularity77 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Love it!
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yaminohikari009 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Me: Rick, Hulk: <3 lol i LOVE your manstyle lol
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Spirig675 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Just can't get over how good you are! Keep it up, I adore your Marvel stuff.
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and I'll try. :)
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white-briefs Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
This is beautiful! (I love the size difference!!) :D
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I had to be really conscious about getting Rick's stature correct, otherwise he wouldn't look like the scrawny 16-year-old kid that he is supposed to be. I also wanted Hulk to look huge, but not inhumanly huge. In other words, he's at the high end of the human height range; but isn't a giant (I think that was Giant Man's job).
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white-briefs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I think you managed to balance it well. As you said. It looks not "unatural"... :)
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dancepulse17 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Artist
I love this! You mixed good classic Jack Kirby with a modern twist. :D



Rick: None of my friends believed me when I said I knew you.

Hulk: Whatever...this better not go on Facebook.
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I came up with a few caption ideas for this drawing; but I like yours a lot too. :)

Thanks!
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dynakor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Outstanding work!
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NMRosario Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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