Friday, July 3, 2015

San Diego Comic Con 2015 Print Work in Progress 5


This is the last step of WIP4 from Below



The next 3 stages of my work in progress Comic Con 2015 print - next time the lettering and the reveal!

It will be a 11 x17 signed and numbered limited edition print debuting at Booth #4706 next week at Comic Con International, San Diego -


TD

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ink detail from PRINCESS LEIA #5 Cover




Cover inks by Rachel Dodson.


Rachel uses Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink the cover with.



The final print version.


Out now from Marvel Comics, written by Mark Waid with art by me, Rachel and Jordie Belliare!

Out in stores now!

Find your local comic retailer 

http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575



TD




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

San Diego Comic Con 2015 Print Work in Progress 4





The next 3 stages of my work in progress Comic Con 2015 print - getting there...

It will be a 11 x17 signed and numbered limited edition print debuting at Booth #4706 next week at Comic Con International, San Diego -


TD

Star Wars: Princess Leia #5 Cover Work in Progress

Here's a look at the making of Leia #5 Cover-


The Cover sketches submitted to Jordan White, the Star Wars Editor at Marvel.

The sketch was drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.



Pencils  drawn in Light Blue and
 HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.


Cover inks by Rachel Dodson.

Rachel uses Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink the covers with.



I use  Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD to color with.

Initial rough in.



The final color art...


The printed cover-

Out today from Marvel Comics, written by Mark Waid with art by me, Rachel and Jordie Belliare!

Out in stores now!

Find your local comic retailer 

http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575



TD



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

RED ONE Book 1 at Comic Con

Just got confirmation I will the new RED ONE Book 1 at Comic Con next week!

Drop by and take a look!

TD




San Diego Comic Con 2015 Print Work in Progress 3





Next stages of my work in progress Comic Con 2015 print.

It will be a 11 x17 signed and numbered limited edition print debuting at Booth #4706 next week at Comic Con International, San Diego -


TD

Monday, June 29, 2015

San Diego Comic Con 2015 Print Work in Progress 2


Here's another sneak peek at my work in progress Comic Con 2015 print.

The first stage of color - the imprimatura.

It will be a 11 x17 signed and numbered limited edition print debuting at Booth #4706 next week at Comic Con International, San Diego -


TD

San Diego Comic Con 2015 Print Work in Progress


A sneak peek at my work in progress Comic Con 2015 print.

It will be a 11 x17 signed and numbered limited edition print debuting at Booth #4706 next week at Comic Con International, San Diego -


TD



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Comic Con is coming!


Details to come!

TD

Kremer Watercolors


This is the first time I used my Kremer Travel Set for watercolors, recommended by Victoria Ying

http://www.victoriaying.com/

over at her Extracurricular Activity blog


Worked fabulous - lush and rich as normal tube watercolors and extremely transportable and easy cleaning - highly recommend them for Plein Air.

TD




Painting at Zion National Park June 2015


Had a blast painting at Zion National Park, Utah!

Could do it for days and days and days - so much color and light!


Watercolor.

TD

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Making RED ONE Book 1 Cover Art! Part 2 Colors and Design

Check out the previous post for creating the lineart -


Let's get this party started! 

So, colored  this bad boy in Photoshop CS3 using a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and my 23 inch Apple Monitor.


Flats  - The first stage of coloring is to have the art "flatted".

Flatting allows me to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.

At this stage I go and adjust the colors to their medium value or imprimatura - I use this as the starting point for the piece.


Initial rough in of colors and turning the lineart red as it's pretty significant to the final art so I need to do it early on in this piece.



Revising and cleaning - colored the lineart for the hammer and sickle and the Alabama and Lew and the bike. Added Red to the white stars - something I knew I would do in the color stage.


Final colors - I added and subtracted stars knowing how the cover was going to work as a wraparound and nailing down where all the "logos" would go.



Detail of Vera



Detail of Alabama and Lew


My cover rough I sent into Image Production Designer and whiz kid Jonathan Chan - so he could place everything.

I've had this cover in my head for a very long time so it's gratifying to finally be at this stage.

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And afer a little back and forth, VOILA!, the final cover!

SO, RED ONE Book 1 Welcome to America. The book has the 59 page story from issues 1 and 2 plus 16 pages of bonus material including a look at how I made the brand new wraparound cover. All collected in an 80 page oversized European style Hard cover.

Ships July 15th from Image Comics!


Still available for Pre Order from Diamond and your Local Retailer!


TD

Monday, June 22, 2015

Making RED ONE Book 1 Cover Art!

Here's the cover of RED ONE Book 1 Welcome to America. The book has the 59 page story from issues 1 and 2 plus 16 pages of bonus material including a look at how I made the brand new wraparound cover. All collected in an 80 page oversized European style Hard cover.

Ships July 15th from Image Comics!


Still available for Pre Order from Diamond and your Local Retailer!




 Here's a look at how I made the cover!


I roughed in the cover in Photoshop.


The Pencils are roughed  in Light Blue and HB lead on two 12 x 18 Bristol Boards.


I scanned the art into Photoshop and made some corrections.


Closing on the pencils - I knew pretty well what I wanted all the elements were going to look like on this cover as the design was simple and clear and so it was a matter of simply drawing them in - doesn't always work that easily!


The final pencils.


Rachel Dodson inks directly over my pencils using Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink the covers with.


Details of Rachel's inks.

The colors are next!

TD

Saturday, June 20, 2015

RED ONE Book 1 Welcome to America out in July!


This is the 80 page Hard Cover of RED ONE Welcome to America. It has the 59 page story from issues 1 and 2 plus 16 pages of bonus material including a look at how I made the brand new wraparound cover. All collected in an oversized European style Hard cover.

Ships in July 15th from Image Comics!


Still available for Pre Order from Diamond and your Local Retailer!


I will post a making of this  soon.

TD

Monday, May 11, 2015

X-Men #23 Cover

 Here's how the cover to Marvel Comics X-Men #23 was made-


This is the first issue of a new arc - so different setting.

The sketches are drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.


Pencils drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.

Inks to come...


Colors by me in Photoshop CS3 with a Cintiq 13 HD


Detail of the colors

TD