I’m doing a Hulk Sample- before we all get too excited, this is simply me doing this off my own bat. Hopefully should have a good 10 pages worth of inked Hulk for DICE.
Here’s the pencils for page 1 and the layouts for same, the script I’m using is by Jeff Parker – Hulk vs Frankenstein (can you guess why I wanted to do this one?) Jeff has a bunch of great scripts if you’re similarly looking to do a sample, here.
Unusually, I suppose, for a Hulk sample, there’s precious little Hulk in the first 5 pages of the story – but I like them, and I think they’ll do a good job of showing my story telling abilities (and, if you’re gonna do a Hulk sample it’s a given you can draw the Hulk, right?)
Then I’ll skip a few pages and go to a three page sequence where Banner Hulks out and faces Frankenstein’s monster, should be enormo fun.
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Let me talk you through the page.
Panel 1 “Military Men with metal vests and sci-fi gear jogging through the streets of Lyon” Jeff adds in his script, this could be happening at “La Place des Terreaux”. I’ve mostly kept to that. This is the big establishing shot, and I’m conscious there’s no Hulk yet, so I wanted a big imposing opening shot. I’m less convinced by the other military men, and I may yet add another soldier in mid foreground (this is my blueline pencils, which I’ve scanned from a pencil page and rejigged a bit with cut and paste and added panel borders).
Panel 2, when I originally sketched this page out I had panel 2,3 and 4 all being roughly the same distance from bruce, but it was a pretty boring rhythm. Going from the distance shot to a super closeup of bruce watching the action. Pretty much as scripted, but I like the view of Bruce I’ve got here.
Panel 3 – Bruce is supposed to be nearly bumping into this guy, but I’m not really selling this, so I may rejig bruce a little, make him more turning than he is here.
Panel 4 – Bruce’s face took bloody ages, it’s a surprisingly tough angle, but I think it works. I suspect I’ve drawn the other guys head too large (in both panels) so I may yet adjust this.
Plan is to pencil the next page before inking this, so there may be yet more revisions before I’m entirely done. But I’ll happily listen to any sage advice you’re prepared to offer! (even if it’s just “that’s awesome!” – sod it, ESPECIALLY if it’s that)