Friday, August 14, 2020

Mainframe Comic Con

Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

I'll be (virtually) at Mainframe Comic Con tomorrow at 12 p.m. EST. We'll have a dozen 4x6" commission-style head shots that will be up for purchase during my hour-long spotlight panel. Full details from my art rep below.

The piece above will be auctioned off at the end of my panel. (You can watch me ink & color the artwork on YouTube.) Hope you can join us!


12:00pm:  Paolo Rivera Spotlight  

He'll answer questions from his Host, the audience & amazing everyone with his live drawing & painting abilities!

Room: Hall B 

Host: Rodney Colon

If you saw us at Comic Art Live, this is going to be very similar.  Paolo has painted 4 x 6"  headshots of some of your favorite characters & we'll be selling them during the panel, nowhere else. 

The little headshots will be $200 & will be randomly offered throughout the panel.  The first person to state "I'll Take It" in the comments section will be able to purchase it after the panel.

There will be a full figure Spider-ham 4x6" ink & watercolor piece that we'll offer to the panel, a 9x12" Ink & watercolor Captain America that Paolo will be painting during the panel that will be auctioned at the end, a Battle Damaged Spider-man 9x12" Bust that is fully painted already which will be auctioned during the panel & saving the BEST FOR LAST, we'll auction off a fully painted Gouache 9x12" commission spot that Paolo will complete in a month for the winner.  Paolo hasn't taken commissions in years so this is a rare opportunity.

For more info on Splash Page events during the show, check out the site.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Captain America (Sold)


Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

I've finally got some prints of this recent commission in my shop. And in case you missed it, This was featured in 2 live-stream painting sessions (one of which is posted below). Last but not least, I'll (virtually) be at Mainframe Comic Con this coming weekend, Saturday, August 15 at 12 p.m. EST. My rep, Mark Hay of Splash Page Comic Art, will have quite a few brand new commissions for sale. They're mostly 4x6", smaller than I typically paint, but I've been having a lot of fun with them. Hope you can make it!


digital pencils

Monday, August 3, 2020

Supergirl (Never Published)

SUPERGIRL (never published). 2018. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Most of the professional work that I've ever done has been published, but this is one of the few exceptions. We finished this in April of 2018, but it never made it out into the real world. I'm not exactly sure of the reason, but this kind of thing probably happens from time to time. It depicts Supergirl in a desperate struggle against Cyborg Superman.

My editor had me change her expression mid-stream and, judging from my process pics, I think we went back to the original. These things happen. It was a fun project, though, and I'm glad I can finally share it here, if not on an actual comic cover.

Inks by my Pops!

pencils over digital sketch

digital sketch

digital layouts