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Pencils by :iconkeucha: - Keu Cha
Inks by Vic LLamas

Would you believe I have NEVER done a Hellboy picture before now..?!

There were two hard things about this picture. One - how to make Hellboy stand out, and Two - what the hell to do with that crackle stuff that Keu had added in the background!??..?!

So I started off with a red clouded background fading to black and stars at the top trying to make Hellboy stand out, which worked to some degree but you lost the crackle stuff at the top. It looked ok at the bottom, even though it had no connection to the rest of the background, but it was ok....

Then I thought, who else has coloured this and what did they do? Turns out 5 people have given this a shot on DA including :iconsplashcolors: who made the crackle stuff a lightning effect. Brilliant!!! I thought, and immediately swiped the idea! :P

But then the red to black background didn't work. All you saw was this bright lightning crackle stuff and some odd shapes breaking it up here and there. You completely lost Hellboy and the stuff he's standing on to that bright bright crackle crap.

Back to the background then... Ditching the red-to black stuff (an hour and half down the drain) I went into my background folder. I keep all the old backgrounds that have turned ok in case I want to reuse and modify them. I do that when I'm feeling damm lazy and don't want to make a new background from scratch.. :P So, picking and choosing, mix and matching for about an hour or so I got what you see here. For those interested the final background is a mix of the Darkness 75 that I did, some elements of the Darkness 77 page and a section of the background to Hawkman - all of which can be found in my DA gallery here so go look for them if you like.

The rest of the picture was your standard colouring effort. :)

cheers
Sean
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:icon44aboriginny2014:
44aboriginny2014 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool
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:iconan-old-otaku:
An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He never gets a break, does he? :no:
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AshleyJSmith Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Fantastic work !

Would love it if you could find time to colour some of my inks

....must learn photoshop !
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:iconakdanor:
Akdanor Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Very cool :wow:
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:iconrandomizator:
randomizator Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic piece !!! absolutely awesome !!
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:iconmadara9:
madara9 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
niiiiiiceeeeeeeee
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:iconnotyouneitherme:
notyouneitherme Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:chainsaw: Hellboy's so badass!
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:icongrnace:
GrnAce Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This art is so EPIC! Hellboy is awesome!
Thanks for this piece!
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:icongip7:
GiP7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
SWEET :D
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:iconsavingryan:
savingryan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
That is so bad ass, much watch movie now!!
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:iconm1k3pr0:
M1K3PR0 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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:iconguasamer:
Guasamer Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Artist
awesome
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:iconculdesackidz:
culdesackidz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
well done
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:iconkeucha:
keucha Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I dig the atmosphere and electricity. I like how you are finding that sublte understanding of letting the art breathe. You have this wonderful highlight wrapping around hellboys eyebrow/face that is perfect. Excatly how you should handle rim light. If you continue that strategically around his knee and leg it would create seperation. Also add some flesh like color to the thing comig would make it look more alive. Keep it up!!!!!
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SeanE Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wicked! - thanx for the crit. I'm off to make some 'subtle' changes then... :)
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:iconknytcrawlr:
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gotta agree with spider, one of your best yet
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:iconspiderguile:
SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
One of your best color works so far, my friend! :o
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:iconkcspaghetti:
kcspaghetti Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
pretty BA
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:iconcyclist74:
cyclist74 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
love that one!!
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:iconvandal1z:
Vandal1z Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stellar work as usual Sean!
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Badass.
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:iconsplashcolors:
SplashColors Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work Sean! One of your best!
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:iconseane:
SeanE Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers
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:icongravedfish:
GravedFish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Love the color job, the tentacles look very nice and lively and the overall lighting is just makes this picture POP
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:iconsubzeon:
Subzeon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Is it me or is this like the best picture/drawing of the year! :D
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:iconchronodemos:
Chronodemos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing of Hellboy. Congrats:D
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:iconseane:
SeanE Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
didn't draw it - just did the colours... *sigh*
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:iconchronodemos:
Chronodemos Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great coloring anyway:D:P
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:iconlonewolf100:
lonewolf100 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
amazing job
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:icontsukasa57:
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
hardcore
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:iconcardshark-ninja:
cardshark-ninja Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hellboy's stone arm totally looks like stone! Awesome colouring!!
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:iconjoshawafrost:
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconmccannoid:
McCannoid Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rawsome!
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:iconchadminshew:
ChadMinshew Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Artist
The two right tentacles look especially nice.
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:iconbdstevens:
BDStevens Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. tough pic to get right.
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:iconpaulabstruse:
paulabstruse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Artist
came out great!
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:iconnomad55:
Nomad55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats so awesome :D
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:iconwayner8088:
wayner8088 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!!
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:iconrickalicious:
RICKALICIOUS Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
COOL WORK BUT WHY THE SHIMMER ON ONE HORN.
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:iconjpjohansson:
JPJohansson Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a ball of fire above his head.
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:iconmrbackwards:
MrBackwards Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
This is great looking.
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:iconkileybeecher:
KileyBeecher Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Niiiiiiice!! love the colors, fo sho!
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orabich Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice :D
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ZombieKekz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
awesomeeeee
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:iconbrengun:
BrenGun Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
really amayzing!!!
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Carl-Riley-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Nice take on this, Sean... Lovin it :thumbsup:
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I don't know, maybe a light pinkish glow to the crackle stuff .. just feel that's missing something man .. the rest though is brilliant, Hell boy looks wicked :)
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spidermanfan2099 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Very nice :D
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JwichmanN Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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Gabriel-Cassata Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's killer
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