Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 302

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #2. 2015.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Hellboy #2 is out today! You have no excuse not to buy it. None! But if you're still on the fence, here's a preview.

Living Embodiment of the 2nd Amendment

inks by my Pops!

tight pencils

digital roughs

digital layout


  1. As a dog person I've got to say, fantastic job on the hound!

    I am curious, though, about what breed might have been the inspiration, if there was one? Having not read this yet (issues 1 and 2 shall be mine by the end of the week), the cover looks very borzoi to me (my own breed), but the dog in the actual panels looks to have a bit more afghan hound/taigan.

    Looking forward to reading this.

    1. Thanks for noticing! I based "Buddy" on several different Borzoi, but the cover is the only place in the story where we actually get to see him in his natural state. That being the case, I took many liberties and just drew what I thought would look cool.

  2. Cool work! As a amateur artist, I thank you for doing this wacky references wednesdays, and for being so cool about sharing the insides of your (beautiful) work, it's truly inspiring!

  3. I thought it was an afghan, pretty scary scene

  4. Thanks for always share your process PAolo!
    Is a so inspiring to see how you worflow is and makes me want to draw more and improove :D

  5. 1. Big fan of all you're work. You're my #1 favorite Daredevil and Spider-Man artist.
    2. Why do you own a gun?lol
    3. You should check out my instagram page, i follow you, its called cosmic._art
    4.OH MY LORD you're work is extremely inspiring with it's classic feel and sense of retroism. You showing me your process will most definitely help me in my drawing process

    1. 1. Thanks!
      2. It's an airsoft gun (for reference!)
      3. Looks good!
      4. Glad I could help!


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