Monday, August 14, 2017

Deadpool vs. Cable

Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

detail of raw scan

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 348

2017. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

For images with a lot of specific details, I usually have a mood board filled with pics I plucked from Google Image Search. This can even include other artists, as evidenced by the the Stuart Immonen drawing of Chewbacca below (he's the best). Oh, and this variant cover hits shelves today.

All the digital sketching was done in Photoshop CC with Kyle T. Webster's Animator Pencil, while the colors were done with a variety of his painting brushes. Total working time (minus my Dad's inks) below:

digital layouts: 1.5 h
digital roughs: 4.5 h
pencils: 7 h
digital color: 5.5 h

total: 18.5 hours

a little short for a Storm Trooper

flats by Aladdin Collar

inks by Joe Rivera

blue-line print of pencils

pencils over digital sketch

digital sketch
(Kevin Wada cover as a template)

digital layouts


Monday, August 7, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera (inks). WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES #1.
2017. Ink on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 347

James O'Barr and Paolo Rivera. DEADPOOL AND THE CROW. 2017.
Ink and marker on sketch cover, 7 × 10.5″.