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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 330
LINK. 2017. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. I've been spending a little too much time on these commissions as of late, but the result is a more painterly style. This latest batch has been done in gouache and usually clock in around 6 hours. Prev...
LINK. 2017. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. I've been spending a little too much time on these commissions as of late, but ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 329
SPIDER-MAN STYLE GUIDE. 2016. Gouache & Acryla Gouache, Photoshop on bristol board, 11 × 17″. Marvel asked me to do a style guide pin-up of a certain popular character and I was more than happy to oblige. The only stipulation (besides "make it look cool") w...
SPIDER-MAN STYLE GUIDE. 2016. Gouache & Acryla Gouache, Photoshop on bristol board, 11 × 17″. Marvel asked me to do a style guide pin-...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 328
PLANET HULK. 2016. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. For this portrait I used a Hulk model that I had sculpted previously in Sculptris (time lapse video of the sculpting process  here ). I exported the model as a .obj file and lit it in Photoshop,...
PLANET HULK. 2016. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. For this portrait I used a Hulk model that I had sculpted previously in ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 327
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #6 Cover. 2016. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 11 × 17″. This cover came out last month , but I'm only now getting a chance to post. (There's also a variant version that's a work-in-progress, pictured below). The ...
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #6 Cover. 2016. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 11 × 17″. This cover came out last month , ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 326
MYTHOS: X-MEN. 2004. Oil on masonite, 16 × 24″. Way back in November 2004, my friend and fellow illustrator, Katherine Roy, was visiting NYC and stopped by my Brooklyn apartment. I hadn't even started working on Mythos: X-Men, but I knew roughly what the co...
MYTHOS: X-MEN. 2004. Oil on masonite, 16 × 24″. Way back in November 2004, my friend and fellow illustrator, Katherine Roy, was visitin...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 325
BETTY & VERONICA #3 Variant Cover. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. I thought this cover had already been published, but now I think it might not be out until next year . Either way, here's the process behind the ar...
BETTY & VERONICA #3 Variant Cover. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. I thought this cover had ...
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Gwen Stacy (NYCC 2016 Pre-Commission)
GWEN STACY (after Romita). 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. high-res raw scan
GWEN STACY (after Romita). 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. high-res raw scan
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Jessica Jones
JESSICA JONES. 2016. Watercolor & Acryla Gouache on paper, 11 × 17″. I don't think I ever posted the final version of this piece from last year. It was done for the San Francisco Comic Con, but didn't end up getting used. (Plus Krysten Ritter ended up not a...
JESSICA JONES. 2016. Watercolor & Acryla Gouache on paper, 11 × 17″. I don't think I ever posted the final version of this piece from l...
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Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel
MS. MARVEL. 2016. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. (NYCC 2016 Pre-Commission)
MS. MARVEL. 2016. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. (NYCC 2016 Pre-Commission)
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Rey
REY. 2016. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. raw scan, 600 ppi
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REY. 2016. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. raw scan, 600 ppi
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Jubilee (SFCC Pre-Commission)
JUBILEE. 2016. Watercolor & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.
JUBILEE. 2016. Watercolor & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.
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Black Panther No. 9-12 Variant Covers
BLACK PANTHER #12 Variant Cover. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. This series of covers was released over the holiday weekend, so here are all 4 collected in one post. They are all variants (meaning they'll be harde...
BLACK PANTHER #12 Variant Cover. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. This series of covers was ...
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  • Rhode Island School of Design
    Illustration, 1999 - 2003
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