A Comic Book Art Blog by Paolo Rivera
may i be the first to say wow. just wow.
Can't say "Wow."Zoinks! Great color!
I will gladly accept "Zoinks". Thanks!
the face has a great sculptural quality - reminds me of your maquettes you do
Beautiful! I really love the mix you did between the warm tones and the cold grays on her left arm and chest ,and the white part of his right arm.
PaulSketch, I painted it "from life," as it were. I've been doing that a lot more lately, since painting from the maquette lends a dimensionality that is tough to create from scratch.Julian, thanks—I wanted to create a more vintage look, so I kept everything very muted. It's nothing but burnt umber, payne's gray, alizarin crimson, and white.
I'm a big cap fan and a big fan of your work (someday, I'll be close enough to a con to get a commission of my own!), and I think this is some of your better work. The muted colors are a nice touch on a character whose costume often lends itself to bright primaries and garishness. :)
push the pull door: Thanks. I often wish Cap's colors were more like the flag—navy and deep red—so that's what I try to go for.
Wow, abosolutely fantastic Paolo!
Thanks again for this truly great piece! Everyone who sees it loves it! Soon as I get it framed I will send you a pic of it in my house! Thanks again, Tim
Looking forward to it, Tim. Glad you like it.
I am in awe of this piece and very jealous that it does not belong to me! Crazy good.