Friday, June 30, 2017

Phoenix

PHOENIX. 2017. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

This piece was partially livestreamed — you can see a recording on Periscope. Have a great weekend!


detail of raw scan

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 345

THE VALIANT #2 PAGE 2. 2014.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.


... back when I had time to work out.

Google image search for Russian base and environment


inks from my Father!


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital sketch with #KyleBrush

Monday, June 26, 2017

Shirtless Bear-Fighter Prints

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #4 (variant cover). 2017.
Gouache & Photoshop on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

The moment you've all been waiting for is finally here! Shirtless Bear-Fighter prints go on sale today at 10 am PST. It's an open edition, but I have limited time, so I'm only shipping 20 this week. I'll release more as I get shipping supplies in, but it may not be until late July.

There are 2 versions: "clean-cut" or "wear & tear." More details at my online store.


SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #4 (variant cover, clean version). 2017.
Gouache & Photoshop on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Beast Boy

BEAST BOY. 2017. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.


detail of raw scan

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 344

THE VALIANT #2, PAGE 1. 2014.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

This page has a home, but other originals from The Valiant are available at Splash Page Comic Art.


"Completely silent."


inks by my Pops


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital layout


an earlier version

Monday, June 12, 2017

Wizard World Sacramento 2017

SPIDER-MAN MCU. 2017. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

Just one post this week, but it's packed with info! My Pops and I will be at Wizard World Sacramento this Friday-Sunday, June 16-18. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, use code PAOLO to get 20% off your ticket price.

We'll be in artist alley, table #432 all weekend. We're happy to sign your books... but will also be happy to accept donations on behalf of Hero Initiative. To top it off, I'll be doing an ink & paint demo, details below.

Saturday, Jun. 17, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

Demo-Gorgon

Watch Paolo Rivera ink & color a drawing of the Demogorgon from Stranger Things. He'll use a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen with Holbein watercolor to illustrate the strange creature, all the while taking questions from the audience.


detail of raw scan

For those of you who will be in Charlotte this weekend for Heroes Con, I won't be there, but signed prints of my Shirtless Bear-Fighter cover will be available. Just visit the SBF team at table AA-906. (I'll have prints in Sacramento as well). Have a great week!


SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #4 (variant cover). 2017.
Gouache & Photoshop on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 343

SILK. 2017. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.


3D model courtesy of the Handy app


pencil sketch


detail of raw scan