Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wonder Woman 64 Step by Step Part 1 Line Art


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

Part 1

LINE ART


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.

We had a pretty good idea of what the cover was going to be so not much of a change from my concepts.


PENCILS

Initial Rough In

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


The initial face started out prettier...


Roughing in the hand


Detailing the costume


Almost done


Stern face!


Final Pencils



INKS

Here's an in process shot of Rachel Dodson's inking...

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


Scanned in inks!



Detail

Next time,

PART 2

COLOR




Saturday, February 9, 2019

New Sketchbook debuting at Emerald City Comic Con 2019!

Here's a the Sneak Peek of the work in progress colors for the cover of my new SKETCHBOOK!



Debuting at Emerald City Comic Con in March! More details to come!

TOOLS

13” x 19” Strathmore 2 ply 400 Series Regular Bristol 
Col Erase Light Blue
Staedtler HB lead
Pentel Eraser
Photoshop CS3
Wacom Cintiq 22HD


Rachel and I will be attending Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle March 14-17.


I will take a PRESHOW COMMISSION LIST on FEBRUARY 28 6PM Pacific time

Details


TD


Friday, February 1, 2019

Emerald City Comic Con 2019 Update, Sketch Info and RACHEL

I will be attending Emerald City again this year.

The official ECCC site -



WHERE/WHEN

I 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 and at


@TerryDodsonArt

SIGNING

I will be signing books/comics/statues/etc at my table the whole show and for free for the first 10 items. Then $1 a signature after that. 

Witnessed Sigs are $5 each.

RACHEL


There's a good chance Rachel will be in Seattle this year and will actual have dedicated signing times.

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

 $1 a signature. 


Witnessed Sigs are $5 each.

COMMISSION SKETCHES

I will be taking a Pre Show Sketch list on February 28, 6PM Pacific Time, stay tuned for updates! Refer to


blog post for info on how the sketch list works.



See you there!

TD

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Justice League Odyssey #2 - #5



Inks by Rachel Dodson

Pencils/Color Me





Friday, December 14, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. X #6 Cover Art Step by Step Part 2 Line Art


Out in stores December 12th.

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

LINE ART


Rachel likes to start with the main face.


Rachel inks directly over my pencils.


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






Final Art

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, 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