Friday, August 1, 2014

NEIGE sketch from SDCC 2014

Another sketch from Comic Con Int'l July 2014, my own character, NEIGE..


Drawn in a 11 x 14 sketchbook with Col Erase Light Blue Pencil, Pitt XS F Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and White Prismacolor Pencil.


Detail

More to come….

TD

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MS MARVEL sketch from SDCC 2014

Next sketch from Comic Con Int'l July 25, 2014, MS MARVEL!


Drawn on 11 x16 Canson Mi-teintes Paper with Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil, Pitt XS F Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and White Prismacolor Pencil.


Detail

More to come….

TD

Monday, July 28, 2014

MASQUERADE: A TERRY DODSON SKETCHBOOK COLLECTION


My new sketchbook, Masquerade debuted at SDCC and will soon be available through


and


They both ship WORLDWIDE and are only places to get the new book, apart from me at conventions.

I will post some previews as soon as the books goes up for sale at the stores.

For now, you can see me sketching one of my sketches!





Filmed by John Fleskes while in Schiedam, Holland.

TD

Announced at SDCC - STAR WARS: PRINCESS LEIA

Marvel Comics announced our new project at SDCC, STAR WARS: PRINCESS LEIA,  written by Mark "The force is with this one" Waid and shipping MARCH 2015.



For more info about this auspicious new gig check out the following links-

INTERVIEWS




NEWS STORIES



May the Force Be With Us!

TD


GWEN from SDCC 2014

First sketch from Comic Con Int'l July 25, 2014, Gwen!



Drawn on 11 x16 Canson Mi-teintes Paper with Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil, Pitt XS F Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and White Prismacolor Pencil.



Detail

More to come….

TD





Friday, July 18, 2014

Comic Con Int'l San Diego Schedule


INFO

It's that time again. Lots of stuff happening at this show - new Sketchbook, Print and Postcard. Will be major announcements on my upcoming projects. Will be sketching, signing, etc and Rachel is going to be there!





WHERE/WHEN





Rachel and I will be appearing at CCI San Diego, July 23-27 at Booth 4706. We will be at the booth most of the show.



SKETCHBOOK

My new sketchbook for 2014 is debuting at San Diego.

The sketchbook will be available after the show through me and online worldwide through








SCHEDULE/APPEARANCES

The majority of the convention Rachel and I will be at our Booth 4706, that we share with Aaron Lopresti but we will be doing other panels and signings so here's a pretty extensive list of appearances.



WEDNESDAY



6:00pm - 9:00pm  Booth 4706



THURSDAY



10:00am - 10:40pm Booth 4706
11:00am-12:00PM Room 28DE
Flesk/Spectrum Panel at Comic-Con

With a lineup including Frank Cho (Drawing Beautiful Women, Savage Wolverine ), Terry Dodson (Red One,Uncanny X-Men), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic, Storms at Sea), and William Stout (Hallucinations,Legends of the Blues) talking new projects-and publisher John Fleskesfrankly discussing future Flesk titles and the latest on the renowned Spectrum Fantastic Art series-you can expect an entertaining hour!


12:30pm - 2:00pm Booth 4706

4:00pm - 7:00 pm Booth 4706



FRIDAY



10:00am - 1:30pm Booth 4706



3:30pm -  7:00 pm Booth 4706



SATURDAY



10:00am - 1:30pm Booth 4706



3:30pm -  7:00 pm Booth 4706



SUNDAY



11:00am - 4:00pm  Booth 4706




SIGNING



I will be signing books/comics/statues/etc at my booth.



COMMISSION SKETCHES



I will take sketch requests from the start of the show Wednesday through Thursday.



I will write down all names HOWEVER I will be choosing myself who's sketch I'm drawing and if you had a sketch recently I won't be doing you a sketch so I can try to get sketches down for fans who I haven't done sketches for!



And San Diego is a VERY busy con so I will only be producing between 5 and 10 sketches TOTAL.



ALSO



ORIGINAL ART



I will be selling original art from Catwoman, Vampirella, Songes/Muse, X-Men, Avengers, Avenging Spider-Man, AVX VS, The Defenders, Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman and selected covers, pinups and sketches!



PRINTS/POSTCARDS



I will have all prints and postcards plus debuting a BRAND NEW SAN DIEGO PRINT and POSTCARD. 



RECAP



I will post pics and updates before during and after the show here and 

at my blog


MORE INFO SOON







See you there!


TD

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Out in the stores this week - X-MEN #16 and INFINITE CRISIS #1 Harley Quinn Variant



X-MEN #16 Cover Step by Step Part ONE - Pencils

Here's a look behind how the cover of X-Men #13 was created (out in stores this week from Marvel Comics - written by Brian Wood with art by Matteo Buffagni).



First step is to do sketches for approval by Marvel Comics for the cover. I was told to do a very Storm-centric cover.


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


I send these in to my Editor Daniel Ketcham for approval. 

In the meantime, it turns out the new Storm book is being published the same month, so Marvel opts to go with a team shot instead.

C is chosen.




My initial rough in of the pencils, drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.


Moved Storm'a pose some more


Refining and finishing the drawings


Almost done but want to use Storms cape as a design element...


So I draw this in Photoshop to play with the shapes



The final pencils


Detail

Next time, Rachel's inks!


You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 



TD

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Comic Con Int'l San Diego July 23-27


SAN DIEGO INFO

It's that time again.



WHERE/WHEN


Rachel and I will be appearing at CCI San Diego, July 23-27 at Booth 4706. We will be at the booth most of the show.



SKETCHBOOK

My new sketchbook for 2014 is debuting at San Diego.

It will be available after the show through me and online worldwide through





SCHEDULE/APPEARANCES

The majority of the convention Rachel and I will be at our Booth 4706, that we share with Aaron Lopresti but we will be doing other panels and signings AND WILL POST THAT SCHEDULE SOON.


SIGNING

I will be signing books/comics/statues/etc at my booth.

COMMISSION SKETCHES

I will take sketch requests from the start of the show Wednesday through Thursday.

I will write down all names HOWEVER I will be choosing myself who's sketch I'm drawing and if you had a sketch recently I won't be doing you a sketch so I can try to get sketches down for fans who I haven't done sketches for!

And San Diego is a VERY busy con so I will only be producing between 5 and 10 sketches TOTAL.

ALSO

ORIGINAL ART

I will be selling original art from Catwoman, Vampirella, Songes/Muse, X-Men, Avengers, Avenging Spider-Man, AVX VS, The Defenders, Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman and selected covers, pinups and sketches!

PRINTS/POSTCARDS

I will have all prints and postcards plus debuting a BRAND NEW SAN DIEGO PRINT and POSTCARD. 

RECAP

I will post pics and updates before during and after the show here and 

at my blog


MORE INFO SOON



See you there!

TD

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Legendary Star-Lord #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part THREE COLORS

Here's a look of how we created the Variant Cover to Legendary Star-Lord #1 by Marvel Comics.

The book is out now written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Paco Medina.

Now for part three - my color process...


FLATS - there is where the magic starts,

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.


My initial rough in of the colors, just focusing on Kitty Pryde here. Done in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Cintiq 13HD. I add darker values first and then the lighter values.


Moving right along - adding a little rendering to all the characters and starting to get the background where I want it - coloring coloring coloring...


I then move right into altering the lineart to color.


Detail of working of the lineart


Here are the final colors 


Details of the final colors


And how it looked in print!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 



TD



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Legendary Star-Lord #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part TWO INKS


Here's a look of how we created the Variant Cover to Legendary Star-Lord #1 by Marvel Comics.

The book is out now written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Paco Medina.

Now for part two - the inks by Rachel Dodson…


The final art inked directly over my pencils on 12 x 18 Bristol Board


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


Kitty Pryde...


Rocket…


And last but not least, Star-Lord. The stars in the background were created using Pro White and Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush.


The foreground objects were inked by Rachel and me (I'm using Pitt F and B pens plus a little Pro White). It's fun having our signature worked into the artwork, this time in the beer pull in the foreground, DODSON'S STELLAR.

Next time - the COLORS!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 



TD

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Legendary Star-Lord #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part ONE Pencils

Here's a look of how we created the Variant Cover to Legendary Star-Lord #1 by Marvel Comics.

The book is out now written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Paco Medina.

So we start off with the initial stage of creating the cover, the pencils...


This is Variant Cover for Midtown Comics - I was given the assignment of Rocket Raccoon hitting on Kitty Pryde with a stunned Star-Lord entering the scene -  fun stuff!

These are sketches I sent in to Mike Marts at Marvel.

These were drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and Pitt/Pigma pens and Copic Grey Markers and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.




This is one of those covers where I know exactly what I want so I dive straight into it!

My  initial pencils, drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board. I was happy with everyone but wasn't sold on Kitty Pryde's expression and this cover is all about acting...


So did some refining and a 2nd pass on Kitty, but the expression was good - she got a little too goofy looking.


So, my 3rd attempt at Kitty - success!

Nailed down the rest of the details - easy!!!


Details

Next time - Rachel's Inks!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 



TD