Monday, July 31, 2017

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Cover

2017. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

I'm slowly catching up, folks. To celebrate, here's a cover that will be on shelves next month.

A couple updates:

1. I will not be attending San Francisco Comic Con after all. My apologies!
2. I will only be at StocktonCon for 1 day, Saturday, August 19.
3. Commissions for Stockton will go up later this week. Please sign up for email updates to be notified. Time is short, so I won't be accepting fully-painted portraits, just ink & watercolor. Thanks!


Friday, July 21, 2017

My Art at SDCC (Just Not Me)

HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955 #2. 2017.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

I won't be at San Diego this year, but my art rep is already there — you can find him (and my original art) at booth #4400.

Even if you won't be in attendance yourself, you can still bid on an original page set. My Dad and I donated a Daredevil page (pictured below) to the CBLDF, details here.

DAREDEVIL #10 P. 15. 2012.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

And in case you missed it, the Syfy Channel visited my studio, interviewing me and recording the process behind a Hellboy painting. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 346

FERRO LAD. 2017. Gouache on watercolor block, 9 × 12″.

For reflective surfaces, it always helps to have good reference. And while Ferro Lad is a bit shinier than most iron, I'm assuming he's nicely polished. The 3D model below is something I sculpted in Sculptris, a free program you should all be using. Many materials (matcaps) come standard with the download, but I created this one by searching for images of shiny spheres online and making the desired adjustments. Such is my life.

Anemic? I think not!

detail of unedited scan

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Blog Break, Life Break

HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955 #1. 2017.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 13 × 19″.

I'll be taking a break from blogging, email, social media, ranting, and raving for the next 10 days (at least) as we embark on a family vacation. Please enjoy your break from me responsibly.

detail of raw scan (Don't smoke, kids.)