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Paolo Rivera
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San Francisco and Baltimore
MAGNETO. 2016. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. I'll be at the San Francisco Comic Con this weekend, table B4 in Artist Alley. I'll be selling my prints and books, but will be happy to sign your own books if you've got 'em. My commission list is already full, ...
I'll be at the San Francisco Comic Con this weekend, table B4 in Artist Alley. I'll be selling my prints and books, but will be happy to sign your own books if you've got 'em. My commission list is already full, but feel free to check on Saturday or Sunday if there are any new openings.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 309
JESSICA JONES (work in progress). 2016. Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 11 × 17″.
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Spider-Man, Ditko-Style
SPIDER-MAN (DITKO-STYLE). 2016. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 314
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #3 PAGE 15. 2016. Photoshop (#kylebrush), 4593 × 6600 px. This page was part of a sequence that required multiple views of the same scene. To help stage the elements, I drew a crude plan on bristol, and sculpted the monster ou...
This page was part of a sequence that required multiple views of the same scene. To help stage the elements, I drew a crude plan on bristol, and sculpted the monster out of a kneaded eraser. You can see another angle here. Down below, you can see some of the additional reference collected online ...
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SFCC Commission List
DAREDEVIL. 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. I'm opening up the list for  San Francisco Comic Con ! There are 3 options, all of them head-shots ( examples here ). Please let me know which character you'd like (and any particular era, costume, or exp...
I'm opening up the list for San Francisco Comic Con! There are 3 options, all of them head-shots (examples here). Please let me know which character you'd like (and any particular era, costume, or expression). 1. 9 × 12″ watercolor portrait: $250 (no sketch covers)
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 312
WEIRD SCIENCE #32 COVER. 2013. Ink on bristol board with digital color, 13 × 19″. This is from a few years ago, but I don't think I ever posted the photo reference. Not pictured are the many vintage covers I used as inspiration. You can see the step-by-step...
This is from a few years ago, but I don't think I ever posted the photo reference. Not pictured are the many vintage covers I used as inspiration. You can see the step-by-step process here. And down below, you can see a video time lapse of the inking process over a blue-line print.
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Daredevil
DAREDEVIL. 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. Just a heads up: if you'll be going to NYCC in October, I'll open the commission list after Labor Day. This Daredevil portrait was done for Sacramento earlier this year. Have a great weekend!
Just a heads up: if you'll be going to NYCC in October, I'll open the commission list after Labor Day. This Daredevil portrait was done for Sacramento earlier this year. Have a great weekend! Posted by Paolo Rivera at 12:00:00 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 315
THE ORIGINAL. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. A couple years ago I was contacted by Sean Miller , an independent comic creator, who wanted to know if I'd be willing to do a cover for his book. Although I didn't kno...
A couple years ago I was contacted by Sean Miller, an independent comic creator, who wanted to know if I'd be willing to do a cover for his book. Although I didn't know him or his work, he was obviously dedicated to the project. He said he'd only started drawing a few years prior (which I still ...
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Silver Surfer Pin-Up
SILVER SURFER. 2015. Ink & watercolor on bristol board, 7.5 × 10″. This was from last year's Wake Up & Draw . It's almost that time again. Have a great weekend!
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Baltimore Comic Con Commission
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN STYLE GUIDE. 2013 Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) with watercolor on bristol board, 11 × 17″. My dad and (inker extraordinaire), Joe Rivera, will be at Baltimore Comic Con next month. While I won't be attending, we are auctioning, via eBay, a spot ...
My dad and (inker extraordinaire), Joe Rivera, will be at Baltimore Comic Con next month. While I won't be attending, we are auctioning, via eBay, a spot for a single full-figure commission on 11x17 paper. I will pencil the figure, and he will ink/watercolor a print of the drawing, just like the ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 313
ATTACK ON TITAN 1. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. In case you hadn't heard , I did a series of covers and pin-ups for the American edition of Attack on Titan . This was the first of three, one of which was fully p...
In case you hadn't heard, I did a series of covers and pin-ups for the American edition of Attack on Titan. This was the first of three, one of which was fully painted. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. inks by my Pops. blue-line print of pencils. pencils over digital sketch. digital sketch. digital layouts ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 311
HULK VS. WOLVERINE. 2016. Gouache and on illustration board, 16 × 22″. Although this was just announced yesterday, I'm afraid the prints have sold out from Sideshow Collectibles. You can still get on the waiting list here . There should be a variant availab...
Although this was just announced yesterday, I'm afraid the prints have sold out from Sideshow Collectibles. You can still get on the waiting list here. There should be a variant available at some point as well. Will try to get the word out when it is. Not pictured below is the digital sculpture ...
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367 people
Gary R's profile photo
Daniel Calles's profile photo
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Stephen Wacker's profile photo
Adam Agee's profile photo
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Mark Tomko's profile photo
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  • Rhode Island School of Design
    Illustration, 1999 - 2003
  • Mainland High School
    1995 - 1999
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