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How To Draw The Hulk

Updated on July 26, 2014

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Drawing The Incredible Hulk

 The hulk is one of my fondest comic book memories as a child and they way he has been drawn by some of the best comic book artists like Jack Kirby, John Romita Jnr, Erik Larsen and my favourite comic book artist Dale Keown.

The hulk was created after a gamma radiation explosion exposed Dr Bruce Banner to the full blast of the exploding gamma rays and so in times of anger Bruce would transform into the Hulk, a huge green giant who would always retain his top half of his trousers for some odd reason and it always used to be purple trousers, who wears purple trousers?

As a kid I used to try to draw the hulk, practicing here and there by drawing the full Marvel cast too, but the Hulk was always a favourite because he just gets angry and throws tanks around with the "Hulk Smash" and "puny humans" that he was often quite fond of saying.

Drawing the Hulk became easier over time as the more you draw, the more you learn about drawing muscles and anatomy of the standard comic book form, I soon found myself enjoying drawing again after a brief flirtation with drink.

Here I will draw the Hulk in a step by step article because the Hulk is the best!

Defining A Hulk Figure

Drawing The Hulk: First Sketches

 When I always try and draw the hulk or some other large muscle bound creature, I always keep the form in mind because that is a big part of the hulks design, as he has no real superhero costume, just raggy pants most of the time.

Plus drawing muscles in all the right places is good practice for drawing any other types of figures and they look really powerful too.

Working Pencil Drawing Of The Hulk

See the muscle form of the hulk, which is quite important for the design of the hulk.
See the muscle form of the hulk, which is quite important for the design of the hulk.

The Hulks Figure And Form Development

 Really just an extension of the first step, building on the drawing of the hulk with more detail and muscle definition, I add all the details I can at this point as I want to ink it in the next stage as quick as possible, so that replicating drawing new concepts become faster each time, because there is only so much time in a day, we want to maximize our end results that much quicker as an artist.

Finished Inked Hulk Drawing

Inked Drawing of the Hulk. Flex them muscles!
Inked Drawing of the Hulk. Flex them muscles!

Inking The Hulk Pencil Drawing

Adding ink to the hulk drawing is your chance to change things a little, and to add some other lines that will benefit the Hulks form, a good sense of light and form could prove useful, but this is not important if you want to do this on your computer and colour your Hulk drawing in.

I find inking your final drawings as a way to finalize the drawing and round it off by creating permanent lines that appear darker and print well if you need some more copies.

Enjoy drawing the hulk!!

Also if you want to see a two part drawing video of another hulk sketch by me then take a look below to see how to sketch the upper torso of The Hulk.

Draw The Hulk Step 1

Drawing The Hulk Step 2 Define Pencil Lines

How To Draw The Hulk's Face

Drawing the Hulks face in a bit more detail in the drawing video below was needed to try and add some character to the Marvel creation. Once you have the anger expressed better in the Hulks face, then your are ready to draw the Hulk in many different ways.

Drawing The Hulks Face

Drawing The Hulk

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      adnan 5 years ago


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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I'll tell the Hulk to go on a diet then! cheers

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      bert 6 years ago

      they r way too ripped, take some of the muscle off!!

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      jhon 7 years ago

      the best drawing i ever seen

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      lil momma 2008 7 years ago

      Awwww my son loves hulk! but I am not drawing this one with him today or drawing it period. Maybe one day soon I will attempt it looks tuff tho :S But no one said I couldn't try....I will keep this in my bookmark or feed! This drawing is wicked! Hope the best for you!

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks Mike!

      It is my new years resolution to do more of these drawing tutorials as I've slacked off lately with testing other article content that is really to test different keyword variations.

      I liked it when they made the Hulk super smart but still strong, so there was no need for him changing, I believe it advanced the story, but unfortunately I haven't read the latest adventures of the hulk, so I've no idea what he is like now!

      Yes, I vaguely remember the Mr Fixit era....didn't the hulk used to be grey at one time too?

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      Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      I always tremendously enjoy your superhero art, and I'm often interested in how it contrasts with my own--a difference I attribute to our respective comic eras.

      I also admit I was less fond of the "Hulk smash!" persona than the psuedo-tough guy attitude he sometimes adopted. I enjoyed the "you always were a clown" type of dialogue...don't know why.

      Without digressing into nostalgia too much, remember the "Mr. Fixit" era?

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Just takes practice, try and draw arms and then work up to other areas like the legs, the more you practice the better your drawings will be!

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      hgggg 8 years ago

      i hate this it is to hard

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      drew4hokies 8 years ago

      pretty cool blog

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I remember the 70's hulk tv series and I remember being disappointed at the hulks hair and that he never threw tanks around, it was only later that I realised about budgets and limited money for tv programs, although I never hid behind the couch as a child, I did however remember that I was very scared of the marshmallow man out of the first ghostbusters that was very silly!!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I really enjoy your character drawings. I remember being scared of the Incredible Hulk show when I was a kid and hiding behind the couch. That was pretty silly really lol.