Spectacular Spider-Man #14. 2004. Oil on masonite, 16 × 24″.
We are nearing another landmark for this series, which is the perfect excuse to host a contest for readers of this blog. Wacky Reference Wednesday No. 200 falls the week after Halloween, which lines up rather nicely with what I have planned. It's very simple: you send me pictures of yourself, your costumes, props, toys, 3D models—whatever it takes—and I'll choose one lucky winner as the basis for a painting.
1. one entry per person, 2 characters at the most
2. entries must be submitted to WRW200 at paolorivera.com
3. they're due on or by October 24, 2012
4. submission of photos grants permission to post them here
1st Place: an original painting based on your reference
2nd Place: a Daredevil #1 blank variant with DD sketch
3rd Place: a signed print
Runners-Up: photos will be posted here
It's open to everyone. I'm looking for originality (not just a pic from last Halloween), perhaps some humor or narrative (all in good taste), and great lighting and composition. Basically, make me want to paint it. Good luck!