This Hellboy is one of my most successful paintings in terms of designs and lost and found areas. I think I provided detail where it was essential and let other things fade away without feeling like they are missing. I think this approach works well for a character like him. It gives it a dreamy or vague memory feel that is my goal.
Oil sepia underpainting with glazed colors.
Type: Pin Up
Media: Oil on board
Hellboy copyright Dark Horse Comics
and Mike Mignola