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Ditko Eyes
SPIDER-MAN. 2016. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.
Welcome to The Self-Absorbing Man, a weekly blog featuring my artwork and creative process. I post on Mondays and Wednesdays (or more). Your comments and questions are welcome on any post, old or new, and I hope you'll become a regular reader. Thanks for visiting. Twitter Instagram Facebook ...
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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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Wizard World Sacramento Commissions
DAREDEVIL. 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. I'm opening up the list for Wizard World Sacramento ! 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 expr...
I'm opening up the list for Wizard World Sacramento! 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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Mysterio Commission (Wondercon 2016)
MYSTERIO. 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. I'm in the process of changing web hosts (and honestly trying to decide if I even need a web site). In the meantime, paolorivera.com will direct visitors to this blog. My email still seems to be working, b...
I'm in the process of changing web hosts (and honestly trying to decide if I even need a web site). In the meantime, paolorivera.com will direct visitors to this blog. My email still seems to be working, but if I don't respond to any new inquiries this week, try me on social media.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 304
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #2 PAGE 1. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″. inks by my Pops pencils over digital print digital layout
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 303
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953. 2015.  Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. digital color inks by my Paw blue-line print of pencils pencils over digital sketch digital layout
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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. 306
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #3 PAGE 9. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″. This Hellboy story takes place in 1953, which required a fair amount of research to get the look right. It's by no means completely accurate, but where I could...
This Hellboy story takes place in 1953, which required a fair amount of research to get the look right. It's by no means completely accurate, but where I could find period appropriate reference, I used it. This illustration of a house was from an ad that I liked... and it looked like a great ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 305
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. 2016. Photoshop, 16 × 24″. First of all, minor spoilers above! (I haven't even seen the movie yet.) Second of all, big apologies, but this ultra-limited edition poster is just for the cast & crew. That means you can't have one un...
First of all, minor spoilers above! (I haven't even seen the movie yet.) Second of all, big apologies, but this ultra-limited edition poster is just for the cast & crew. That means you can't have one unless you were in the movie. (Sorry!) ...
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Magik Commission (Wondercon 2016)
MAGIK. 2016. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. This "Magikal" commission was done just before Wondercon back in March. My next con will be Sacramento — I'll open up that commission list in a couple weeks. I recently colored a piece by Sean Gregory Miller for hi...
This "Magikal" commission was done just before Wondercon back in March. My next con will be Sacramento — I'll open up that commission list in a couple weeks. I recently colored a piece by Sean Gregory Miller for his creator-owned comic The Original. You can buy this and other prints at his ...
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Daredevil Commission (Paris Comics Expo)
DAREDEVIL. 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.
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Paris Comics Expo
BATMAN (ZERO YEAR). 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. We're going to Paris! I'll be attending Paris Comics Expo  (April 15-17) as a guest of Bliss Comics — they're publishing The Valiant in French! Please stop by the booth for signatures and sketche...
We're going to Paris! I'll be attending Paris Comics Expo (April 15-17) as a guest of Bliss Comics — they're publishing The Valiant in French! Please stop by the booth for signatures and sketches (my pre-con commission list is full, I'm afraid). I've also got a signing the Thursday before the ...
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  • Rhode Island School of Design
    Illustration, 1999 - 2003
  • Mainland High School
    1995 - 1999
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