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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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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 310
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #3 page 17. 2016. Photoshop (#kylebrush), 11 × 17″. Full Credits I had to draw this scene from multiple angles on a couple pages (plus have the preceding action make spatial sense) so I made a crude maquette out of a kneaded e...
I had to draw this scene from multiple angles on a couple pages (plus have the preceding action make spatial sense) so I made a crude maquette out of a kneaded eraser to help set the stage. This was one of the pages that was done completely in Photoshop, mostly with the "Rough Inker" from Kyle ...
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Comics Shenanigans Podcast
REY. 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. I recently had a conversation with Adam Chapman of Comics Shenanigans podcast. You can listen to it here .
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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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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 308
Dr. Doom cape made by my Mamma Okay, so  technically  this week's reference was from  this cover , but I thought it was funny enough to share regardless. It was also the same character and series (and pose) so I'm going to count it. For those making a compr...
Okay, so technically this week's reference was from this cover, but I thought it was funny enough to share regardless. It was also the same character and series (and pose) so I'm going to count it. For those making a comprehensive Rivera creator checklist, I also drew the t-shirt I'm wearing in ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 307
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #2 PAGE 14. 2015.  Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″. Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson. Info and preview  here . Original art will be up in a month or so, but issue 1 is up now . inks by my Pops blue-l...
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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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Cyclops '92
CYCLOPS. 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.
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Hero Initiative Auction: TMNT
MICHELANGELO. 2016. Acryla Gouache on sketch cover, 7 × 10.5″. The TMNT 100 Project is well under way! The auction for my cover featuring Mikey is almost over — proceeds will benefit the Hero Initiative. You can bid here ... price is already pretty steep!
The TMNT 100 Project is well under way! The auction for my cover featuring Mikey is almost over — proceeds will benefit the Hero Initiative. You can bid here... price is already pretty steep! Posted by Paolo Rivera at 7:00:00 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to ...
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Mythos... in Russian
MYTHOS. 2008. Gouache on bristol board, 11 × 17″. It's always cool to see your work on the stands, but it's even cooler when you can't read it. The collected Mythos series will be published in Russian, and will include plenty of sketches and preliminary wor...
It's always cool to see your work on the stands, but it's even cooler when you can't read it. The collected Mythos series will be published in Russian, and will include plenty of sketches and preliminary work as well. And a huge thanks to the translation team, who even changed the sound effects!
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Ditko Eyes
SPIDER-MAN. 2016. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.
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Leonardo Leads...
TMNT. 2015. Gouache and acrylic on illustration board, 18 × 24″. So... I actually painted this about a year ago, but it's finally seeing the light of day. I've been a Ninja Turtle fan since they arrived, fresh from the sewer, so this was a huge honor for me...
So... I actually painted this about a year ago, but it's finally seeing the light of day. I've been a Ninja Turtle fan since they arrived, fresh from the sewer, so this was a huge honor for me. This print was made in conjunction with a sculpture series produced by Sideshow.
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    Illustration, 1999 - 2003
  • Mainland High School
    1995 - 1999
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