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She-Hulk Designs by AdamHughes She-Hulk Designs by AdamHughes
Here's four of the design sheets I did for Sideshow, to help the sculpting process along. Just sketches from my sketchbook, nothing fancy.

The first one, in the upper left, was done at the Sideshow offices/studios, during a brainstorming session for a bumch of ideas. I produced the rest over the next few months as sculptor Tim Miller went about making three-dimensional fabulosity appear.

I like the doodle of the size comparison between Jennifer Walters and her alter-ego, done mainly to show Tim what I was thinking of when I designed She-Hulks torn street clothes. I think some people draw the Hulk or She-Hulk in torn clothes that look like there's enough fabric to actually cover them, if the outfit wasn't in tatters. I was trying to illustrate to Tim that when Jen tranforms, she goes from something like 5'4" to 6'7". A small women's suit jacket would probably look like a childrens's vest on a gal as big as She-Hulk.

We had some slightly racier rips, tears, and bulges going on, originally. Marvel asked us to tone it down a tad. PRE-DISNEY Marvel.

Truly, we live in an age of wonders.
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cartoonjoe2011 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I like the image in the upper left!;-)
cartoonjoe2011 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome explanation!
BBOYSOUL Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
awesome ......
Madpredator Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
One of the best powers i´d ever seen
TwoSpaces Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
cool art.
guadania Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My female character favorite!!!! You draw more!!!
GraphixJedi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have this statue and it's one of my favorites! Second only to your Lara Croft from Side Show!
Dracowhip Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
She Hulk...hummm...she was one of the coolest Marvel girls. Loved her since the first time I saw her and, render her wonderfully.
pin-up-corner-shop Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I'm always amazed at the way you can make a woman being very muscular without making her look like the "freaks" practicing bodybuilding too much.
I've been commission to do a She-hulk and that's difficult to make her muscular AND elegant.
I like too the way you put details on the clothes torning. I thought about that but didn't come with something convincing. You asked some lady to wear children clothes to study that ?
johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
You will forever be THE MAN!
Hellstorm7 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Only you could've come up with a pose like that. Well, to think of it... there's also a certain John Byrne. Anyway, exquisite work !
manumane Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
She's incredibly beautiful ! What a woman and what drawings ! :D
AerockParinas Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
out of the whole world comic books, she-hulk is in my top three fave super heroines! the surprised look on her face / "oops, i did something naughty" kills me :) good job! this is my favorite she-hulk work on deviantART to date!
gygyman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student General Artist
She-Hot :).
acla13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome technique, and her expression of "Gee whiz!! It happened again!!" is very cute. :aww: Keep creative with your excellent work!! :clap:
Vejaybejay Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
'Dispose of W. Fisk'... Very interesting. I bet he'd have one or two things to say 'bout that.
coolrod81 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Ah, AH, if only you coulda drawn the "nude jump-rope" issue of Sensational She-Hulk (no offense, Mr. Byrne). But I'm guessing you were probably a teenager at the time. (not obsessive enough to cross-reference the pub. date w/ your D.O.B. - my apologies.)
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
No apologies necessary.
In fact, thank you: I was in my 20s when Byrne did his She-Hulk book.
palau Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
What a babe.
Rory8lupe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Now! thast´s what i call! A SEXY CHICK!! doesnt matter if she can kick my ass!
Sinisterurge Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
"Tone down" and "She-Hulk" should never be in the same sentence.
either way great work!
GemiDonnie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
In fear of sounding horrible, but how is She-Hulk compared to The Hulk? I have never really gotten into Marvel, possibly because they don't exactly sell it at normal places in Sweden, but still. I know a little about Hulk. Nothing about the female version. XD

But I'm assuming she got the same temper issues...?
PsychoGemini Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Adam you never cease to amaze me. Shulkie's one of my favorite characters and you got the clothes rips pretty much spot-on. The size comparison between her two forms was a great touch too.
hmo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Amazing work as always! Though I always wondered why she-hulk always went from a normal looking woman, to a female bodybuilder not MUCH bigger than usual--but the Hulk just got enormous.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Well, even though She-Hulk goes from 5'2" to 6'7", there's a couple reasons why there are differences between the Hulk & She-Hulk's transformations, some internal (story-driven) and some external (real-world reasons)...

The Hulk is the result of accidental gamma radiation exposure. She-Hulk was created because she got a blood transfusion from Bruce Banner, the Hulk's alter-ego. So, her gamma dosage/exposure is substantially less... that's the internal reason.

The real-work reason is that the Hulk is a monster, and She-Huk is a sexy babe. No one really wants to see a monstrous She-Hulk, much in the same way that no one wants to see a sexy, handsome Hulk.

hmo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Ah! Makes sense. On both accounts, haha, the latter is definitely what I expected. :) You definitely did the sexy babe part justice!
abizoath Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Don't suppose these pages will be going up for sale somewhere?
ravensdojo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Ah adam. Making us want to pork cartoon ladies. You scamp!! Fine work here.
IsisMorningstar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Beautiful job
gender-bender Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Maayuha gyud intawon nimo, dodong ui...
Ginoo gyud ka sa comics.
augustustodopoderoso Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry to bug, mr Hughes; I was just wondering if you got any word from the San Diego comic con people, regarding the demonstration that you did on copic markers, that they were supposed to tape. I´ve been searching on the SDCC web, and on youtube, and couldn´t find anything.
Thanks again for your time.
Have a nice December
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
I haven't heard a thing from any of the San Diego people...
StewartHowell Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is interesting how people make she-hulk both strong and powerful, yet somehow very cute and feminine at the same time.
dsantiag Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
BlackKusanagi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Jen for the win.
VonHollde Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
point 1:"put on costume"

Slime-Series Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Beautiful and sexy!
Shulkie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Great job. You do my favorite girl justice. I like the side by side work of her and Jen together for comparison. Great job.
Strangerataru Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Should have jusrt gone with the underwear, it's not like she's one for superhero costumes anyway. (more the torn dress look....heh, it's been thirty years)
Arcalian Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
daikkenaurora Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
They look awesome especially the bottom right pic. Have these been sold already?

Kinda worried about how strict Disney-Marvel is going to be on Sideshow statue approvals now.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
I'll have to check with Allison to see if the art has been purchased yet...
daikkenaurora Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
DSil Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Student General Artist
Haha, I love her expressions. "Oh my! I seem to have transformed into an 8-ft tall green monster! How mortifying!"
jlta Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Student Artist
damn. nice on the perspective ah! awesome on the joints too
jtchan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Love seeing the concepts sketches as well as reading the thought process behind the designs. Thanks for sharing, Adam.
Loganleopard Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely a beautiful display of ideas and talent !
Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
She's adorable. Bottom right is my fave! :D
mexxkid Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009

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