Monday, December 31, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic - General Grievous

STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC — GENERAL GRIEVOUS #1. 2018.
Ink on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.


detail

Friday, December 7, 2018

Black Panther No. 8

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #8. 2018.
Gouache on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Available on January 16, 2018. Full details here.


detail of raw scan

Monday, December 3, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Anakin Skywalker #1

STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC — ANAKIN SKYWALKER #1.
2018. Ink on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Huge Art Sale at Splash Page

HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #3 PAGE 9. 2016.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

We've got a big sale going on at Splash Page Comic Art. 20% off all sequential art, and 10% off covers. You can find my gallery of art here.

And if you're looking for limited edition prints, I recently added a ton to my online shop. A few are only for pre-sale (shipping in February) but the rest are ready to ship now.


Spider-Man vs. Venom & Carnage. 2016.
Gouache on illustration board, 18 × 24″.


VENOM: FIRST HOST. 2018. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Black Panther # 7

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #7. 2018.
Gouache on bristol board & digital, 11 × 17″.


detail of raw scan

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 396

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #6. 2018.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″. Full details.

For this cover, I received some help from Massimiliano Failla, an Italian artist I'd been corresponding with over the years. Aside from being a traditional artist, he was familiar with DAZ Studio, a 3D app that's been sitting, unused, on my iMac for years. He was kind enough to create a lighting mock up for me, and so I hired him to do more. I'm slowly learning the program myself, but he helped me out when I was in a pinch.

The other 3D models are from Anatomy360.info (which is not just great, but easy to use). The Colt 1911 is a model that I lit in Photoshop. As usual, the stellar layout was provided by Daniel Acuña. The issue is out today, full details at Marvel.


Almost too much reference... almost


digital color study


digital pencils


layout by Daniel Acuña


detail of raw scan

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Count Dooku #1

STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC — COUNT DOOKU #1. 2018.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Available on February 13, 2019. Full details at Marvel.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 395

ALIEN 3 Cover. 2018.
Gouache (by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

The first issue of Alien 3 is out! Full details here. My dad, Joe Rivera, painted over my digital pencils for this variant cover, and I colored it in Photoshop. This was a brand new way of working for us, but I was quite happy with the results. He first tested the technique over a Diego Rivera panel, whose style I was trying to reference.


all reference found online


gouache painting by my Pops!


blue-line print of digital pencils


digital pencils


digital layouts


test paint by my Pops! (over Diego Rivera)


early version with different lighting


gouache on bristol by my Pops!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 394

PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES. 2018.
Photoshop and Procreate, 2750 × 4175 px.

This is the cover for Planet of the Apes: Visionaries, a graphic novel based on Rod Serling's original screenplay. You can see a preview here. I also have a limited number of signed copies that you can purchase at my online shop.

The painting was done digitally, mostly in Photoshop, with a brief interlude in Procreate while I was on vacation. You can see a time lapse of that segment on my Instagram page.


I use my phone on selfie mode to take reference


digital color study


digital sketch


digital layouts


Man vs. Ape!

by Dana Gould and Chad Lewis

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 393

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #5. 2018.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Out today! Here's the cover of Black Panther #5, my second of the series. Daniel Acuña, the artist on the book, has been providing me with layouts to get things rolling. I used 3D models from Anatomy360 for some lighting details, but ended up not using the red under-lighting because it just complicated things too much. The pic of me was mostly for the expression in the eyes... and yes, that's my very own towel for the flag of Wakanda.


Who knew the Wakandan flag was made of terry cloth?


digital color study


digital pencils


layout by Daniel Acuña


detail of raw scan


painting over digital print


starting to add in some opaque layers

Monday, October 29, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Obi-Wan Kenobi #1

pencils over digital sketch


STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC — OBI-WAN KENOBI #1. 2018.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Jango Fett #1

detail of pencils over digital sketch in blue-line


STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC — JANGO FETT #1. 2018.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 392

SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #1 variant. 2018.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Paolo Rivera
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
•  What? You thought we were done with Gwen Stacy after the first two landmark volumes of her series?! GET OUTTA HERE.
•  It's a whole new spin on Gwen and her world of Earth-65, brought to you by none other than SEANAN MCGUIRE & ROSI KÄMPE! 
•  We pick up with Gwen right where we left her - fighting crime through her home reality, unaware that it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Someone's gonna be late to band practice...
Rated T+


I can't drum to save my life.


inks by my Pops!


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital color study


digital layouts


digital sketches