Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 339

VISION. 2017. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

This was in the batch of commissions I recently finished from NYCC last year. (I'm perpetually behind.) I used several kinds of reference to get just what I was looking for.

screenshot of my reference in Photoshop

On the left is a picture of me at my desk (pardon the man-bun). Second is the classic panel by John Buscema from Avengers #58. Next up is a lighting rig courtesy of Handy, an art reference app. And finally, my own anatomy sculpture in Sculptris.

pencil sketch

detail of raw scan

Monday, April 24, 2017

Indiana Jones

INDIANA JONES. 2017. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

This is the final commission from NYCC 2016. Feels good to be done, but... I think the next NYCC will be here before we know it.

I've got some new things in my online shop (some of them old). Might add a couple more signed comics at random times this week, so stay tuned.

(And for those of you waiting on my TMNT prints, I probably won't get to selling those until after Comic Con Revolution on May 13... got a bunch to finish before then.)

detail of raw scan

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mandrake the Magician (and my Dad in Daytona)

Gouache & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

My dad, Joe Rivera, will be at the Daytona Beach Comic Convention this Sunday, April 23. He'll have some artwork on display, prints to sell (some signed by me) and will be happy to sign your books. (Lately, he's been making more comics than I have!) Have a great weekend!

detail of raw scan

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 338

HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #3 P. 14. 2016.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

All I really needed from this reference was the left hand, which did the trick for both panels on this page. And you may notice I forgot to draw Hellboy's tail, so I just added it digitally. And for those of you who are getting a sizeable tax refund, the original art is still available.

Oh, look, there's my wife!

inks by my Pappy

blue-line print of pencils

pencils over digital sketch

digital roughs

digital layout


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