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

COLOR



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” 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

Friday, March 1, 2019

ECCC Sketch List Closed


THE COMMISSION LIST IS NOW CLOSED

Detail on how 

COMMISSION SKETCHES

work


 I will be taking a Pre Show Sketch list on 

February 28, 6PM Pacific Time,

 stay tuned for updates! 

HOW TO GET ON THE LIST!

Send an email titled ECCC 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”

 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, check with me at the show about doing them in person 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 ECCC, I need this. To be fair, and for my sanity, and yours, I’m only taking requests from people actually attending ECCC.

-------NITTY GRITTY------- 

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

-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 (3/13).

I will do as many as possible!


QUESTIONS!


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

GOOD LUCK!


AND I will have a new sketchbook debuting there, more details next time!

See you there!

TD