Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wonder Woman: The Circle Hardcover

For the Wonder Woman fan who has everything …


Wonder Woman: The Circle Hardcover



Signed, personalized and sketched versions by Rachel Dodson and me!

Available NOW in my SHOP - shipping worldwide!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock-Knock Jokes Hardcover

For the Harley Quinn fan who has everything…


Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock-Knock Jokes Hardcover


Signed, personalized and sketched versions by Rachel Dodson and me!

Available NOW in my SHOP 

- shipping worldwide!

TD


Mr. and Mrs. X #6 Cover Art Step by Step Part 1 Pencils



Out in stores December 12th.

Part 1 of the Step by Step making of the cover art - I had a blast drawing this cover. 

Welcome to Rogue and Gambit's House Party, X-Men, hope you survive the experience!

COVER SKETCH


The approved cover concept I sent into Marvel Comics for approval. 
Roughs were drawn at 2" x 3" in my sketchbook using Warm Grey Copics then colored in Photoshop CS3.

PENCILS


 Initial rough in


Detail


Got Rogue right off!


On to Gambit


Working on the backgrounds as well now


Drawn in Col Erase Light Blue and Staedtler HB Lead Pencil on 13" x 19" Strathmore 400 Series 2 Ply Vellum Bristol Board 


Detail


Final art scanned

Once Rachel started to ink, I finished drawing the background...

Next time, 

PART 2

INKS 

TD

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Captain Marvel #5 Cover Art Step by Step

Here's a look back at how we created another Captain Marvel Cover.


Here's the 3 cover sketches I sent into Marvel for the Captain Marvel #5 cover. 

Drawn at about 2 x 3 inches in my sketchbook then scanned and colored in Photoshop.


Once approved, drew full size at 11 x17 inches on 2 Ply Strathmore Bristol Board with Light Blue and HB Pencils.


Inks by Rachel Dodson using Windsor Newton Series 7 #2 Sable Brush and FW Acrylic Ink. I added the ship details and ground details with a Black Pen.


Colored in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet. 

This was published by Marvel Comics in 2012...

TD

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Avenging Spider-Man #9 Cover Art Step by Step

 Here is my process for creating the cover to Avenging Spider-Man #9 (July 2012) featuring Captain Marvel and Spider-Man. 
Didn't have much to go off, so this is what I did!


Here's the  1" x 2" roughs drawn in my sketchbook and then
 adjusted and colored in Photoshop that I sent in to Marvel for approval.


Pencil stage drawn on 13 x 19 inch 2 Ply Bristol Board with HB and Light Blue lead.


Finished pencils.


Rachel inks over my pencils using a Winsor Newton Series 7 #2 Sable Brush and FW Acrylic Ink


First pass at colors in Photoshop CS3 using a Wacom Graphics Tablet (circa 2001) at 7 x 10.6 inches and 800dpi in RGB using Channels.


Final colors and coloring of line art on a separate "Screen" Layer .

VOILA!

Cool to see that this has held up! I would like to work on the clouds some more in the color stage ... c'est la vie...

TD


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wonder Woman 59 Cover Art Step by Step Part 2 LINE ART


Part 2 of the Step by Step making of the cover art -

LINE ART


Rachel Dodson's initial start on the line art on this cover.


Rachel inks directly over my pencils.


Rachel inks with a Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Royal Talens India Ink.





Artwork is scanned into Photoshop at 800dpi Gray full size.



 I then go in and convert to Bitmap and clean to prepare for...

COLOR

Next time in

PART 3

And



TD

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wonder Woman 59 Cover Art Step by Step Part 1 PENCILS

 

Part 1 of the Step by Step making of the cover art -

PENCILS

COVER SKETCH
The cover concept I sent into Editor Chris Conroy andDC Comics for approval. 

Roughs were drawn at 2" x 3" in my sketchbook using Warm Grey Copics then colored in Photoshop CS3.


Quickly roughed in the drawing making sure the composition still help.


You can see the light blue ghost of my sketch I printed out underneath the drawing as my compositional guide.


Drawn in Light Blue and HB Lead on 13" x 19" Bristol Board 


Almost there, just need to tighten up the details!


DETAIL


I ended up tightening up the birds later once Rachel started inking the art.





FINAL PENCILS

NEXT TIME,



TD

Friday, November 16, 2018

Wonder Woman 58 Cover Art Step by Step

Here's a look at how we made the cover to Wonder Woman #58, out now.


COVER SKETCH

The cover concept I sent into DC Comics for approval. 
Roughs were drawn at 2" x 3" in my sketchbook using Warm Grey Copics then colored in Photoshop CS3.



PENCILS


Work in Progress INKS


Completed Inks


Background Added In


FLAT COLOR


Work in Progress Color


Final Art

TD