chogrin

chogrin:

I wanted to share a little behind-the-scenes look of my Hellboy design (“Anung Un Rama, the beast with the heart of gold”) currently on display for the Hellboy 20th Anniversary Art Show at Hero Complex Gallery

To me, Hellboy is one of the richest treasures of Illustration & storytelling combined. (Mike) Mignola is a true master, who makes everything he draws look flawless, yet you can trace the evolution of his craft over the years. This is one of the many reasons I’ve found myself feasting on his books over & over again (good eye protein). You can always tell it is about quality. That’s something I highly admire and try to incorporate in all of my work and my life in general. 

When I started to work on my tribute I was frustrated because I wanted to draw 20 different images I had thumbnailed, but none of them satisfied me. I wanted something that combined them into one…one meaningful love letter that said it all. I kept going back to a doodle I had done 4 years back of Hellboy bearing his heart (which is heavily inspired by the cover of “Hellboy - the island #2,” which is my favorite Hellboy illustration (see first pic above)). I thought about Hellboy’s dual roles of protector & destroyer, and ultimately his sacrifice for the greater good.

What you see above is a layer by layer summary from start to finish. If you got this far, thank-you for reading!

Best,

-CHOGRIN
hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com

Tom Neely’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Tom Neely’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Simon Varela’s Alien from Hellboy, for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Brian Ewing’s ”Queen of Blood” for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Brian Ewing’s ”Queen of Blood” for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Gris Grimly’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Gris Grimly’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Isabel Samaras’ Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Isabel Samaras’ Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Bobby O’herlihy’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Bobby O’herlihy’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! Premieres tonight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Rich Pellegrino’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.
https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Rich Pellegrino’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Augie Pagan’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.
https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Augie Pagan’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

James Groman’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.
https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

James Groman’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Mik Baro’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.
https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Mik Baro’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Patrick Awa’s Hellboy for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Nic Cowan’s Rasputin for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.
https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473
http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/
http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/

Nic Cowan’s Rasputin for the upcoming Hellboy 20th Anniversary tribute art show @Hero Complex Gallery. Over 100 amazing artists will pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy Universe! We will feature artwork from the show until the show premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/301589879989156/301590043322473

http://hellboy20thartshow.tumblr.com/

http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/