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

Monday, October 22, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Qui-Gon Jinn #1

pencils over digital sketch


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

Friday, October 19, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Darth Maul #1

pencils over digital sketch


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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 391

DAREDEVIL. 2018. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.


3D models from Anatomy 360


pencil drawing


detail of raw scan

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 390

TELLOS. 2017. Photoshop, 5400 × 4175 px.

This was my contribution to last year's huge Tellos tribute honoring Mike Wieringo. I only did 2 pages, but a lot of detail went into it. I relied heavily on the artwork throughout this and previous books to get the characters and environment just right. I don't think I took any reference photos for the main figures, but I probably posed in front of the mirror the get the gestures right.

The fortress plan was a quick sketch done in Photoshop, which was then warped into perspective. This is the fastest way to achieve an accurate floor plan, from which you can build an entire scene.


Couldn't fit all the inspirational art! Every page by a different artist!


digital inks


digital pencils


digital layout

Monday, October 1, 2018

Netflix and (Darede)vil?

DAREDEVIL SEASON 3. 2018. Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

I won't be at NYCC this year, but Marvel and Netflix will be giving out this promotional poster for the 3rd season of Daredevil, which debuts October 19th. I hope to get some copies, but can't guarantee that I'll have any to sell.

That being said, you can find the original art with my representative, Splash Page Comic Art, who will be set up in Artist Alley, in rows J and K. There are a ton of great artists who are represented (and will actually be there) so it's definitely worth a visit.


raw scan of original art

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 389

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #4. 2018.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Black Panther #4 is out today, from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña. Aside from the character sketches and design work, Daniel provided me with a layout sketch for the cover. This allowed me to take on a monthly painted cover gig, something I usually shy away from. This series has been a ton of fun, both to read and be a part of. I hope you'll pick it up!


Reference artwork by Daniel Acuña. 3D models from Anatomy 360


digital color study


digital pencils


layout by Daniel Acuña


detail

Monday, September 24, 2018

Justice League of America!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. 2018. Photoshop, 14 × 20″ @ 400 ppi.

At long last, my JLA print is finally seeing the light of day! This is one of the few projects that I actually quit halfway through. It was just taking too long and I wasn't happy with the results. Luckily for me, Sideshow was not only beyond patient, they convinced me to come back, going so far as to help me with some of the painting duties (like Aquaman's scales).

It will be available for pre-order this Friday, September 28. Full details here. I'll do a process post at a later date, but the whole thing was done with Photoshop using mostly Kyle T. Webster's brushes, plus a couple from Greg Rutkowski.