Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 366

THE VALIANT #2, PAGE 20. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

I always found this page sort of hilarious. But that's often the case. Original Art Available from Splash Page Comic Art. Hardcover, paperback, and digital available here.


1:6 scale M249 light machine gun purchased on eBay


inks by my Pops


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital layout

Monday, January 8, 2018

Blurry Bats



I recorded this time-lapse last summer... and was seriously disappointed once I realized it was out of focus. Oh, well. I hope you can still derive some value from it.

I'm using Holbein watercolor, various Silver Brush: Black Velvet brushes, and Strathmore Mixed Media Board. The initial drawing was done with a Pentel Pocket Brush, which uses cartridges and is waterproof once dry.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 365

PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #1. 2017.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

This is the first of a 6-issue arc, out today! Here's a preview. For those who have been asking, I'm hoping we can do a poster down the line. Will be sure to post if it happens.


toys, screenshots, masks, and posters

inks by my Pops!


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital sketch


digital layouts

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 364

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

Here's a commission from earlier this year. I used a 3D model from Anatomy 360, but used it less than I thought I would. The Cyborg Superman design is striking enough on its own that it didn't need much in the way of lighting effects. I also took a time-lapse of the painting process, which you can see below.

This will be my last post of the year, so... Happy Holidays! Thanks for reading!


I ended up not really using much of the 3D model




detail of raw scan