Friday, August 18, 2017

StocktonCon and Syfy Interview

DAREDEVIL. 2017. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.


I'll be attending StocktonCon this Saturday (not Sunday, sorry!) at Artist Alley table AA20. I'll have books and prints to sell, and will be happy to sign your own books as well. Hope to see you there!


detail of raw scan


And here's another part of my recent interview with Syfy Channel. Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 349

THE VALIANT #2 PAGE 4. 2014.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.


The Mad Larper Who Larps around Noon (Mom-made cloak)


flats by Aladdin Collar


inks by my Pops


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


Photoshop layout with KyleBrush

Monday, August 14, 2017

Deadpool vs. Cable

DEADPOOL VS. CABLE. 2017.
Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

detail of raw scan

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 348

DOCTOR APHRA #11 COVER (STAR WARS 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT).
2017. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

For images with a lot of specific details, I usually have a mood board filled with pics I plucked from Google Image Search. This can even include other artists, as evidenced by the the Stuart Immonen drawing of Chewbacca below (he's the best). Oh, and this variant cover hits shelves today.

All the digital sketching was done in Photoshop CC with Kyle T. Webster's Animator Pencil, while the colors were done with a variety of his painting brushes. Total working time (minus my Dad's inks) below:


digital layouts: 1.5 h
digital roughs: 4.5 h
pencils: 7 h
digital color: 5.5 h

total: 18.5 hours


a little short for a Storm Trooper


flats by Aladdin Collar


inks by Joe Rivera


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital sketch
(Kevin Wada cover as a template)


digital layouts


detail

Monday, August 7, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera (inks). WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES #1.
2017. Ink on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 347

James O'Barr and Paolo Rivera. DEADPOOL AND THE CROW. 2017.
Ink and marker on sketch cover, 7 × 10.5″.


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Prints for Sale

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ART PRINT. 2015.
Gouache and acrylic on illustration board with digital edits, 18 × 24″.

I've got a host of new prints available through my online store. And, starting today, I'll be adding international shipping to the mix (something I've been experimenting with behind the scenes).

Also, just a note about this painting: the artwork featured here was slightly edited in post-production to match the accompanying sculptures from Sideshow.


TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ART PRINT (variant). 2015.
Gouache and acrylic on illustration board with digital edits, 18 × 24″.