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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 293
ARCHIE #2. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. This hits shelves today! What a weirdo! inks by my Pops blue-line print of pencils pencils over digital sketch digital sketch digital layout
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The Infant Terrible
THE INFANT TERRIBLE. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. This subject matter is wildly appropriate for my current life... which is one of the reasons I took it on. If you don't recognize the character, it's from Fantas...
This subject matter is wildly appropriate for my current life... which is one of the reasons I took it on. If you don't recognize the character, it's from Fantastic Four #24. Also, I've got a quick interview up at barburus.org. Posted by Paolo Rivera at 8:30 AM. Labels: Covers, Digital Color, ...
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Book of Death #4 Cover
BOOK OF DEATH #4. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.
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Hellboy 100 Project (1 Day Left)
HELLBOY 100 PROJECT. 2015. Acryla Gouache on sketch cover, 10.5 × 7″. There's just 1 more day left to bid on this original art! You can find the auction here , all proceeds to benefit Hero Initiative . Art may or may not be fireproof. No guarantees.
There's just 1 more day left to bid on this original art! You can find the auction here, all proceeds to benefit Hero Initiative. Art may or may not be fireproof. No guarantees. Posted by Paolo Rivera at 7:57 AM. Labels: Covers, Painted, Pin-Ups ...
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By the Power of Grayskull...
CASTLE GRAYSKULL. 2015. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. A couple dear friends got married this weekend. This was their gift. There's a little, ugly building in Brooklyn where they met, and we call it Castle Grayskull. Congrats, guys!
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Blog Break!
SOON. 2015.  Photoshop, 2550 × 3300 px. I'm going to take a blog break for the next couple weeks (or 18 years).
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The Winter Soldier Time Lapse
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. 2014. Gouache, watercolor, and acrylic on illustration board, 16 × 24″. I don't think I'm ever going to have time to record commentary for this video, so here's the time lapse with some nice Mozart accompaniment. The pie...
I don't think I'm ever going to have time to record commentary for this video, so here's the time lapse with some nice Mozart accompaniment. The piece is painted with Holbein gouache on Strathmore Wet Media Board. The main brush I used was a Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8 (but I also use ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 292
DAVE CHAPPELLE. 2015. Goucahe on paper, 9 × 12″. Can't say I added much to this reference. But that doesn't mean I didn't have fun painting it. Loved this show.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 291
THE GREEN HORNET #13. 2013. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″. Lookin' sharp! inks by "Daddy" blue-line print of pencils pencils over digital sketch digital sketch digital layouts
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 290
BOOK OF DEATH #1 COVER. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. Book of Death #1 comes out today, and you can see a preview here . I had the privilege of designing the look for one of the stars of the book, a character nam...
Book of Death #1 comes out today, and you can see a preview here. I had the privilege of designing the look for one of the stars of the book, a character named Tama. I won't go into the details of her origin (in case you haven't read the The Valiant) but originally I was going to give her a wet ...
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Hellboy '53
HELLBOY STUDIES (detail). 2015. Ink and watercolor on bristol board, 11 × 17″. I'm very excited to announce that I'll be penciling a 3-issue mini-series for Dark Horse, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 ! My Dad will be providing the macabre inks, with that cl...
I'm very excited to announce that I'll be penciling a 3-issue mini-series for Dark Horse, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953! My Dad will be providing the macabre inks, with that classic-Hellboy palette provided by the great Dave Stewart. The story will be co-written by Chris Roberson and Mike ...
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Book of Death #3 Cover
BOOK OF DEATH #3. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. Here's the variant cover I provided for Book of Death  #3. The mini-series begins next month! Have a great weekend!
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  • Rhode Island School of Design
    Illustration, 1999 - 2003
  • Mainland High School
    1995 - 1999
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