Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Leia, Tarkin, Han and Boba Covers

Our first four covers for the Star Wars: Age of Rebellion are out now in stores from Marvel Comics!

Four more to go!





May the Force be with you!

TD

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. X #10 Cover Step by Step

Out in stores now!


Part 1 of the Step by Step making of the cover art -




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


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









Final art scanned

Once Rachel started to ink, I finished drawing the background...

Next time, 

PART 2

INKS 

TD

Friday, April 19, 2019

Captain Marvel Sketch Step by Step

Here's a step by step look at how I made this Captain Marvel Sketch.


Tools

11" x 14" Canson Mi-Teinte Paper
Col Erase Carmine Red Pencil

Pitt S, F and B Pens
Pigma Micron 1 Pen
Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Pens
Prismacolor White Pencil
Uni Posca White Marker







And the completed Art

TD


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Bombs Away! is now available in my SHOP and shipping WORLD WIDE


BOMBS AWAY!



A Terry Dodson Sketchbook Collection


Available in the SHOP

Ships WORLD WIDE!


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!


Autographed and Sketch Versions available in the SHOP



TD

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Star Wars Age of Rebellion Leia Step by Step



COVER SKETCH

The cover concept I sent into Marvel and Lucasfilm 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 



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.


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

Adding the highlights



The final art!

TD



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Zatanna Sketch Step by Step Tutorial

Here's a step by step look at how I made this Zatanna Sketch.


Tools

11" x 14" Canson Mi-Teinte Paper
Col Erase Carmine Red Pencil
Pitt S, F and B Pens
Pigma Micron 1 Pen
Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Pens
Prismacolor White Pencil
Uni Posca White Marker


Rough in


Start 


Used the Pitt S pen to "find" the drawing, plus a little Copic and Big B Pitt Pen for the hair.


That's the UNI POSCA WHITE MARKER


Middle


Basic drawing is all just time for...


...final touches!

TD

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Steampunk Batgirl Sketch Step by Step


Here's a step by step look at how I made this Batgirl Sketch.


Tools

11' x14"Canson Mi-Teinte Paper
Col Erase Carmine t Red Pencil
Pitt S, F and B Pens
Pigma Micron 1 Pen
Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Pens
Prismacolor White Pencil











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