Friday, March 22, 2019

Creating BOMBS AWAY! A Terry Dodson Sketchbook Collection Cover Art Part 2 Color

The cover to my new sketchbook!

BOMBS AWAY!

A Terry Dodson Sketchbook Collection





There is a 4 page sequence in sketchbook on "How I created the Cover Art", but here's another look!

PART 2 

COLOR



FLATS

The first stage of color is called flats - flatting allows me to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.


INITIAL ROUGH IN 

I rough in the colors on the figure and in this case start designing the colors for the bike. I also start designing the background of the 
cover and setting the type.


DESIGN

I’m not thrilled with how this is reading, not enough “POP”, so I set the figure off against and a WHITE background and VOILA! 


I also move the titles around and begin doing some tweaks to the bike itself.

The first thing I did is to change the cirlcle to orange to POP the rider a bit more. Next, I strengthened the bike colors. 

REAL COLORING!

Then I start working away from the middle values by adding darks then lights to the figure and the bike.


CIRCLES 

To accentuate the fun feel, I add the circles which I incorporate onto the back cover and interior. 


COLORING THE LINE ART 

The final touch is converting the black line art into colors lines - note the face especially!


PART 1


The book debuted at Emerald City Comic Co  and available world wide soon and in my SHOP!





This collects highlights from last 3 years of my personal sketchbooks in a 32 page soft cover published by Flesk Publications!

It’s a comfortable 6" W x 8.25” with folded flap on front and back cover and a nice spot on page 1 to get a personalized sketch!


TD

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Emerald City Comic Con, March 14-17, FINAL UPDATE

RACHEL and I will be attending Emerald City Comic Con this year.

The official ECCC site -



WHERE/WHEN

WE will be seated in Artist's Alley Table L-4

I will be at the table most of the show but I will update later with a more exact schedule here and at


@TerryDodsonArt


SIGNING

I will be signing books/comics/statues/etc at my table the whole show and for free for the first 5 items. Then $1 a signature for each item after that. 

Witnessed Signatures are $5 each.


RACHEL

Rachel will be in Seattle this year and will be SIGNING

10am-12pm Thursday through Sunday

If you've been needing a signature from her, this is your chance!

 $1 a signature. 

Witnessed Sigs are $5 each.

SKETCHBOOKS


I will have a brand new sketchbook debuting at the show!

Also, I will have copies of RED ONE Books 1 and 2 plus Bombshells 2 Hardcover.

ORIGINAL ART


I'm going to have brand new covers from

WONDER WOMAN
MR and MRS X

plus 

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY
Batgirl and Birds of Prey
Spider-Man
X-Men
Supergirl
Bombshells

and 

Original Pages from

X-Men
RED ONE
Star Wars

Plus whatever I can pack!


COMMISSION SKETCHES



The Sketch List is FULL!

See how it works HERE

See you there!

TD

Monday, March 11, 2019

Creating BOMBS AWAY! A Terry Dodson Sketchbook Collection Part 1 Line Art

The cover to my new sketchbook!


BOMBS AWAY!

A Terry Dodson Sketchbook Collection



There is a 4 page sequence in sketchbook on "How I created the Cover Art", but here's another look!

Part 1

LINE ART


Initial Rough In

Basically happy with the concept and composition.


Face Detail


Now I move on to detail.


First thing was to get the face where I wanted it!


I then move on to the Cycle!


Detail of what I did on the costume.


I drew this on 

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


Detailing out the bike.


Final Scanned Art


Cleaned in Photoshop and Ready for Color 

in 

Part Two




The book debuts at Emerald City Comic Con Table L4  and world wide soon afterward.





This collects highlights from last 3 years of my personal sketchbooks in a 32 page soft cover published by Flesk Publications!

It’s a comfortable 6" W x 8.25” with folded flap on front and back cover and a nice spot on page 1 to get a personalized sketch!


TD

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Bombs Away! A Terry Dodson Sketchbook Collection debuting at Emerald City Comic Con!


The cover to my new sketchbook!




BOMBS AWAY!

A Terry Dodson Sketchbook Collection


Debuts at Emerald City Comic Con Table L4  next week and world wide soon afterward.





This collects highlights from last 3 years of my personal sketchbooks in a 32 page soft cover published by Flesk Publications!

It’s a comfortable 6" W x 8.25'' H with folded flap on front and back cover and a nice spot on page 1 to get a personalized sketch!

I will post more details including a "flip through" soon!

TD

Monday, March 4, 2019

Wonder Woman 64 Step by Step Part 2 Color


The Step by Step making of the cover art to Wonder Woman 64

Part 2 

COLOR

FLATS


The first stage of color is called flats - flatting allows me to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.

INITIAL COLOR ROUGH


I colored this on my Cintiq 22 HD using Photoshop CS3 .

I quickly all the medium lights and darks on the figures and cast initial shadows.

And I knew I wanted a strong rim light from the fire, so I got Wonder Woman value approximately right then hit it with that bright FIRE.


Next I played around with Wonder Woman's cast shadow.


Honestly, no of these were what I was going for, but sometimes the deadlines beckon and you have to let go.

And I rendered the hands and snakes in foreground more.

COLORING THE LINE ART



This is the icing on the cake step of the process.


I colored a lot of the black lines - notice the lips, flesh outline clothes and SFX in the background.

FINAL TOUCHES



Here's a look at the different highlights and finishes I put on Wonder Woman to really make her pop!

FINAL


PART 1



TD