Thursday, September 20, 2018

New York Comic Con 2018 Sketch List Closed


THE LIST IS NOW CLOSED.

HOW TO GET ON THE LIST!

Send an email titled NYCC SKETCH to terry at terrydodsonart dot com (my usual web contact) letting me know the following 3 things:

 1. SIZE

 9” x 12” 

 11” x 14"  

I will do a full figure or 3/4 figure depending on what works best for the composition on the 11" x 14",

and  likely it will be 3/4 or thigh up figure on the 9" x 12"

I do the sketches on 

Color Canson MiTeinte Pastel paper

with Red Col Erase Pencil, Copic Warm Grey Pens, Black Markers, and Prismacolor White Pencil or Pro White

IF you want your sketch in your SKETCHBOOK, just gauge the size to the 9 x 12 or 11 x 14. However, I won't be able to do many SKETCHBOOK commissions as I won't have the SKETCHBOOK until I'm at the Convention.

See below for sketch examples and visit my blog, Instagram, Deviant Art and Twitter for more examples.
I’m not taking Blank Cover Pre-Show requests, I will decide at the show if I’m going to be able to do any there.


 2. SUBJECT

A Single character and I decide if it needs a background but you are welcome to suggest.

Be clear as to what version of the character you want.

I suggest a top 3 list of what you want.


 3. YOUR NAME

As you will be picking this up in person from me at NYCC, I need this. To be fair, and for my sanity, and yours, I’m only taking requests from people actually attending NYCC.

-------NITTY GRITTY------- 

-To be fair, and for my sanity, and yours, I’m only taking requests from people actually attending NYCC.

-I will take the first 20 COMMISSIONS requested via email and then CLOSE the list. I will then pick the SUBJECT I want to draw. As I complete them, I will contact you to let you know your piece was chosen, it's done, and request a partial payment via Paypal ($100) to hold, and then remainder in CASH from you at the show at the time of pick up.

-Once I stop the list, I will announce it is CLOSED and then I will let the 20 know they are on the list. If you don’t hear within 24 hours of CLOSED then your request was not one of the first 20. I will continue picking sketches until the start of the show so everyone should know.

 -SO, not everyone will get a sketch and there will most likely be some confusion so read everything carefully and if you don’t hear from me with 24 hours of closing the list, you are NOT on the list of 20.

-If you do make the list of 20, you are NOT guaranteed a sketch, just that I’m choosing from those 20.

- It’s only when I email with the 2nd email and tell you your sketch is completed, request partial payment, then, you know, … it’s done :-)

-AND, for the past few shows, I have drawn the majority of the sketches at the show, due to my workload, so you may not get confirmation until the day before the show starts (10/3).

I will do as many as possible!


QUESTIONS!


Please ask in the thread below so everyone can see - thanks!

GOOD LUCK!

Thanks!

TD

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New York Comic Con 2018 Sketch List Details

I will begin taking requests for my sketchlist

on

September 20th at 9am Pacific Time.



HOW TO GET ON THE LIST!

Send an email titled NYCC SKETCH, through my contact link at  www.terrydodsonart.com OR terry at terrydodsonart dot com (my usual web contact) letting me know the following 3 things:

 1. SIZE

 9” x 12” $350

 11” x 14"  $500

I will do a full figure or 3/4 figure depending on what works best for the composition on the 11" x 14",

and  likely it will be 3/4 or thigh up figure on the 9" x 12"

I do the sketches on 

Color Canson MiTeinte Pastel paper

with Red Col Erase Pencil, Copic Warm Grey Pens, Black Markers, and Prismacolor White Pencil or Pro White

IF you want your sketch in your SKETCHBOOK, just gauge the size to the 9 x 12 or 11 x 14. However, I won't be able to do many SKETCHBOOK commissions as I won't have the SKETCHBOOK until I'm at the Convention.

See below for sketch examples and visit my blog, Instagram, Deviant Art and Twitter for more examples.
I’m not taking Blank Cover Pre-Show requests, I will decide at the show if I’m going to be able to do any there.


 2. SUBJECT

A Single character and I decide if it needs a background but you are welcome to suggest.

Be clear as to what version of the character you want.

I suggest a top 3 list of what you want.


 3. YOUR NAME

As you will be picking this up in person from me at NYCC, I need this. To be fair, and for my sanity, and yours, I’m only taking requests from people actually attending NYCC.

-------NITTY GRITTY------- 

-To be fair, and for my sanity, and yours, I’m only taking requests from people actually attending NYCC.

-I will take the first 20 COMMISSIONS requested via email and then CLOSE the list. I will then pick the SUBJECT I want to draw. As I complete them, I will contact you to let you know your piece was chosen, it's done, and request a partial payment via Paypal ($100) to hold, and then remainder in CASH from you at the show at the time of pick up.

-Once I stop the list, I will announce it is CLOSED and then I will let the 20 know they are on the list. If you don’t hear within 24 hours of CLOSED then your request was not one of the first 20. I will continue picking sketches until the start of the show so everyone should know.

 -SO, not everyone will get a sketch and there will most likely be some confusion so read everything carefully and if you don’t hear from me with 24 hours of closing the list, you are NOT on the list of 20.

-If you do make the list of 20, you are NOT guaranteed a sketch, just that I’m choosing from those 20.

- It’s only when I email with the 2nd email and tell you your sketch is completed, request partial payment, then, you know, … it’s done :-)

-AND, for the past few shows, I have drawn the majority of the sketches at the show, due to my workload, so you may not get confirmation until the day before the show starts (10/3).

I will do as many as possible!


QUESTIONS!


Please ask in the thread below so everyone can see - thanks!

GOOD LUCK!

Thanks!

TD

Supergirl #22 Cover Out Today!


Cover Art by Rachel Dodson and Me.

In stores now from DC Comics!

TD

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Life of Captain Marvel #2 Cover Art Step by Step Part 3 Color


Check Out how we made it

PART 3

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 knew I wanted a strong rim light, so I got Captain Marvel's face value approximately right then hit it with the RIM light.


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


Using the Pencil Tool (Hard Round pixel Brush) at 100% to to begin and then switch to lower 30-50% to get the right value of color for the next stages of rendering.

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.


Working more on the clouds and background
  
FINAL TOUCHES



Pushing the final highlights

FINAL



PART 1



PART 2


TD

Monday, September 3, 2018

Life of Captain Marvel #2 Cover Art Step by Step Part 2 Line Art


Check Out how we made it

Part 2 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.


FINAL


Detail


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

PART 1



Friday, August 31, 2018

Life of Captain Marvel #2 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 Marvel 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.


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


Making sure those CHEEKS are happy!!!


Knew how I wanted this hand, by gosh!


Since I'm happy with my rough in I go to "tight" (ink-able) pencils.


On to the background...


GULLS!


And the final pencils, all ready for Rachel Dodson to ink...


Detail

Next time, 

PART 2

INKS 

TD