Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Hellboy Sketches And More

A few more treats courtesy of the guys working on Hellboy 2:

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Hellboy with Big Baby
Guillermo del Toro: I wanted to give Hellboy a new piece of hardware, so I thought about a massive "Tex Avery" style gun that would be called "Big Baby," partly because I wanted the ammo to be as big as a Gerber jar. This sketch is by Francisco Ruiz Velasco but Pablo Angeles, a young, very talented Mexican artist, designed the final gun. Francisco is a renowned comic book artist but Pablo comes from a "fan" background. I met him in Mexico City and saw his artwork. Hellboy II is his first feature and I wanted him to get a full ticket - he is now living in London and working with Double Negative VFX.

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Magic Bean Grenade
Guillermo del Toro: The idea was to have the Prince pull out a weapon, a grenade that ejects only one - count it - one little, inoffensive bean. What grows from it... is another matter altogether.


Alison Robin said...

I love in the Johann video that they're all sitting on the floor and that there's no furniture anywhere.

Hellboy's Big Red Blog said...

You could say they're very 'down to earth' people!

*tumbleweed rolls past*

Yeah... I know, that was awful...