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Hercules 01 by ReillyBrown Hercules 01 by ReillyBrown
Here's a pic of Hercules I did to get in the hang of drawing the character again.
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eshininger Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
LOL I love the look on his face!
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Great Pic!
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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HAMMERofTIM Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Photographer
Looks pretty good man. For my tastes (as a big THOR fan), I'd make him a bit more beefy. Think about the difference between Shazam and Superman. Shazam looks more like a power-lifter and Superman strikes me as the more ripped of the two.
I see Hercules in more of a Shazam kind of light. Nonetheless, I DIG!
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I probably should have made him bigger. More like a weightlifter, since Hercules is synonymous with strength. This was one of my first attempts at him, I think I did a better job in the actual comic.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with Azure321's comment.
Hercules, unlike Thor, is more of a brawler, barrel-chested. Whereas Thor should be more chiseled, due to his God of Strenght aspect. Thor is about power, and Hercules is about endurance.

Wonderful work!
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, like I said to Azure321, I agree. This was one of my first attempts at Herc, I think I made him more appropriately large in the comic. He should look more like a weightlifter, since Hercules is the embodiment of strength, able to hold the sky on his shoulders or drag Manhattan Island through the Verrazano Narrows :P
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! Half the time they all look the same in the comics. I mean, I've seen Wolverine drawn towering over other characters.
And Quicksilver pudgy. And Galactus they draw whatever size they please...
A good artist know to draw them differently, because it adds personality and distinctiveness to the character. The character starts drawing itself, because subconciously the artist says, "He can't do that," or "He wouldn't stand that way." And a good writer will then incorporate that into the story, as it feeds back into itself.

Anyway, my two cents worth...
(You should hear the arguements with my Greek friends over it.):faint:

But yes, I like that look for Herc. It "fits."
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Here's a sketch I did before the Hulk vs Hercules 1-shot I did, which was my first time drawing Hercules-- [link]
In the height chart that's Herc, a couple of Gigantes and Hulk. I've found making height charts to be especially useful, just to see how the characters should look while standing next to each other. Sometimes when you do that you'll notice things that you didn't before.
I also did one for Alpha Flight-- [link]
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! (I've looked at the Alpha Flight chart before.)
(It's so funny when they're all the same height and build, and the talk about how "big" the other is. And these are drawn by established, well-know artists! And then you get the small characters overly muscled and built like the Hulk.
And every face is exactly the same too.)

It's so useful. It helps with other things too, like "Oh, that's how big a Quinjet actually is!" And it makes the heroes look more heroic, because of the size difference.

And you appear to have more fun drawing them too. There's a 'happiness' to your work, an enthusiasm.

Well, I'm enjoying it,at least. :laughing:
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