Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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 art. As you can see in the pic below, I cheated a bit on the pencils (but gave my Dad no such shortcuts).


I fit right in!


inks by my Paw!


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


additional comps


digital layouts

Monday, November 28, 2016

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 harder to find) that connect seamlessly (though the 9 and 10 are earlier versions that don't match). This was a great title to be a part of and I encourage everyone to pick it up! I'll post the full process once published — the first hits shelves December 21.


BLACK PANTHER #11 Variant Cover. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.


BLACK PANTHER #10 Variant Cover. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.


BLACK PANTHER #9 Variant Cover. 2016. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Spider-Gwen (NYCC Pre-Commission)

SPIDER-GWEN. 2016.
Ink, watercolor, gouache, and Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

This commission was done with a Pentel Brush Pen and Holbein watercolors, but I needed some Acryla Gouache to do the lighter-than-the-background webbing, plus some touches of gouache to even out the flesh tones in shadow.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 324

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 VARIANT COVER. 2016.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Amazing Spider-Man #21 is out today (full details here). I provided a variant cover featuring many of Spidey's fallen foes — and a certain fallen girlfriend — all conveniently arranged in a double helix (of sorts).

Although I knew the basic composition and subject matter, I took a couple reference shots (with my trusty iMac webcam) to find the best pose for Spidey.


Grrrrrrr


inks by my Pops!


blue-line print of pencil



pencils over digital sketch


digital sketch


layout

Monday, November 14, 2016

Captain

CAPTAIN AMERICA. 2016.
Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Off Panel Podcast Interview

THE VALIANT #2, PAGE 1 (detail). 2014.
Pencil on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

I spoke with David Harper recently on his Off Panel podcast. You can listen to the hour-long conversation here.

Impending Doom

DOCTOR DOOM (after Kirby). 2016.
Ink & watercolor on paper, 8 × 10″.

Friday, November 4, 2016

NYCC 2016 Pre-Commission

SPIDER-MAN (DITKO STYLE). 2016.
Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 323

FAITH 2016 ELECTION SPECIAL COVER. 2016.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Obviously, I searched for a lot of reference on-line for this one, taking what information I could from a collection of several photos. As often happens with a line-art likeness, I thought the rough sketch (at the bottom of the post) was much better. All that aside, I still needed the right folds for the clothing. Luckily for me, I own a single blazer that can double as a pant suit. (I'm much more likely to be wearing a Captain America t-shirt, as you can see below.)

The issue is out today — you can read more about it here.


My bearded days


inks by my Pops!


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital sketches