Sunday, May 22, 2022

Comic Art Live

 


I'll be part of Comic Art Live later today! Tune in at 10 a.m. PST for an hour-long chat (and some live painting if I can swing it). Splash Page Comic Art and I will have some new original art for sale, including 4 (maybe 5) new 4x6" head shots and an 11x14" Wonder Woman, inked by my dad, Joe Rivera. Hope you can join us on YouTube!






Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 415

 


Here's a detail of Green Lantern from my digitally painted Justice League: Classic print. The pose isn't too different from the modern version, but I did have to switch ring hands (not to mention Hal's face for John's). My pose above was mainly for the hands. I used Kyle T. Webster's Ruffin brush (with my own mods) for the glow, as I still wanted it to look like traditional paints.





Monday, April 4, 2022

Superior Spider-Man Prints


SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #11 & 12. 2013.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

I've got a couple new prints up in my shop, and they make a halfway decent set. These were produced by Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn (my old neighborhood) and they turned out great. I even cleaned up a few boogers that I missed when they were first published. Each Artist Proof is 16x24", will be signed and numbered (edition of 14), and ships in a heavy-duty tube. They're $45 each, or $80 for the set. Hope you enjoy!

Oh, and the originals are still available from my art dealer. You can also see the reference behind the art here and here.


Monday, February 14, 2022

Green Goblin

 

Green Goblin (raw scan). 2021.
Ink & watercolor on illustration board, 4 × 6″.

Green Goblin. 2021. Ink & watercolor on illustration board, 4 × 6″.


Friday, February 11, 2022

Grogu

 

Grogu (raw scan). 2021. Ink, acrylic, & watercolor
on illustration board, 4 × 6″.

Grogu. 2021. Ink, acrylic, & watercolor
on illustration board, 4 × 6″.


Monday, February 7, 2022

Mando

 

Mando. 2021. Ink & watercolor on illustration board, 4 × 6″.




Mando. 2021. Ink & watercolor on illustration board, 4 × 6″.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Batman '92

 

Batman '92. 2020. Gouache on illustration board, 4 × 6″.




Friday, January 28, 2022

Batman '89


Batman '89. 2018. Ink with watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 414


Here's a detail from my digitally painted Justice League: Classic print featuring Black Canary. I almost gave her the classic blue jacket, but I couldn't quite make it look right in context. She almost had gloves as well. I spent more time on her than any other character (about 20 hours in all).


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 413


This detail from my Justice League: Classic print features a flexing Plastic Man. He was probably the fastest to paint: no feet, not much clothing, and if the drawing was incorrect, I could just say he was stretching :)

I had sculpted a Vision head in ZBrush for an earlier project, but I've ended up using it for just about everything. At the time, I was using Marmoset 3D for rendering (which is fantastic) but I'd like to get better at Blender, which allows both real-time renders and sculpting.


digital pencils