Monday, May 31, 2010

Beta Ray Bill

I can honestly say this is the first time I have ever drawn this character. And he is a tough one. Before drawing him I had to read up on him. I do remember seeing Beta Ray Bill on covers but never read Thor so I had no idea what he was or how he connected to Thor. Not sure I understand yet but here is my take on the character. As tough as he was, it was still fun. :)

This is Post #970


Craig Zablo said...

I really like the POWER your recent pieces have had. Another nice one!

Gary M. Peiffer said...

I think Beta Ray Bill was a Walt Simonson creation, and the Thor 337 cover showing BRB smashing the logo is an all time favorite of mine. Think Simonson was thinking of a horse likeness. Thanks for sharing your version of Bill!


P.S. Any change of a B&W version of the Island Girl, Royce the crab and Tiki?

Little John said...

I think you captured the character very well Gene. Good stuff.

Comix Book Gurl said...

That is seriously one of the best pictures of him...ever...

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Craig! Looking forward to HeroesCon?

Gary - The cover you mention is iconic. I always thought the character looked like a skinned horse head myself. He seems to have "evolved" visually over the years. Probably won't do the trio in this medium. Those three are too colorful. :)

Thanks Little John!

Thanks Lisa!

Just an FYI, Beta Ray Bill is sold as of last night.