Monday, September 9, 2019

Black Panther No. 6 Cover Time Lapse


Here's a look at the painting process for the Black Panther #6 Cover. For a closer look at the individual stages and reference used, check out my previous post.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson

HELLBOY VS. LOBSTER JOHNSON IN: THE RING OF DEATH. 2018.
Gouache on illustration board, 11 × 17″.


detail of raw scan

Monday, July 15, 2019

Avengers Vol. 7 #18 Asgardian Variant

AVENGERS VOL. 7 #18 (ASGARDIAN VARIANT).
2019. Ink on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

This already came out a while back, but hadn't gotten a chance to post it. Whoops! You can see a preview here.


inks over blue-line print

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Spider-Man Villains Variant

UNCANNY X-MEN #14 RIVERA SPIDER-MAN VILLAINS VARIANT. 2019.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.


pencils over digital roughs

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 400!

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #12. 2019. Photoshop, 2750 × 4175 px.

Well, we made it to Wacky Reference no. 400! Although I spend a good deal of time on social media, I don't want to let this blog languish too much. It's still nice to have a dedicated site for longer posts.

This issue hits shelves today (and you can see a preview here). It's my last of 7 covers for this series, which has been a joy to work on, especially since I got to collaborate with Daniel Acuña, one of the best in the business.

I actually like the black & white version better, perhaps because I was inspired so heavily by Hugh Ferriss. Most of his work that I'm familiar with is monochromatic.

Hope y'all enjoy the peek behind the scenes. Onward to 500!


figure from Anatomy360.info, Sculptris hands I made myself


final rendering, black & white


rough pencils


layout by Daniel Acuña


time lapse

Monday, February 18, 2019

Spidey × 3

SPIDER-MAN × 3. 2018. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.


Photoshop pencil, each version on a different layer


detail of raw scan

Monday, February 4, 2019

Black Panther no. 10 Cover

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #10. 2018. Gouache on bristol board, 11 × 17″.


detail of raw scan

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 399

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

Out today! Full details here. I had wanted to do something special of No. 400, but I'm running out of time (it's next week, after all). Still hope to have a giveaway this year, though! Will post when I've ironed out all the details. Thanks for reading!


Lotta stuff went into this one!


Photoshop color study


Photoshop pencils


Photoshop layouts


detail of raw scan

Monday, January 14, 2019

Marvels Annotated No. 1 Variant Cover

detail of raw scan


MARVELS ANNOTATED #1 VARIANT COVER. 2018.
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on illustration board, 11 × 17″.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 398

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

In stores today! Full credits here. With these Star Wars covers, one of my main concerns is getting things to be "screen accurate." That usually entails plucking photos from many different sources, almost none of them from the actual screen. The best reference is usually from statues, particularly from Sideshow. It's rare that I don't have at least 1 photo from them for any cover. There are also a ton of 3D models at Sketchfab, especially useful for weapons and accessories.


a bounty of statues, promo photos, and 3D models


inks by my Pops!


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over blue-line sketch


digital color study and pencils


digital layouts


detail of pencils over digital sketch in blue-line

Monday, January 7, 2019

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Padmé Amidala #1

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

In stores March 6. Full details at Marvel.com.


pencils over digital sketch

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 397

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

Out today! Full details at marvel.com.


That hair...


inks by my Pops!


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over blue-line print


digital color study & sketch


digital layouts


detail of pencils