In the hubbub over the WWF poster that won’t ever be sold, I did make some scratch from people picking up a bunch of my other work. Bonus. I also scored a couple commissions, including one of the Fantastic Four’s resident badass, The Thing.
Here is the reference I was asked to follow:I was going to use this as a guide to create a version of The Thing in my “Muppet style,” where I haphazardly splash paint every which way until it looks like something. I began on Thanksgiving night, around 3am, after feeding the baby. So as not to wake her up (this kid NEVER sleeps as it is), I painted in pitch dark.
The predominantly green left side was an accident. (I used green in the dark cracks between the orange rock scales.) I decided that I liked the idea of Ben Grimm half-colored with some jade hues. Maybe a bright radioactive Hulk is alongside him.