Wednesday, April 24, 2013

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 She-Ra Variant Cover Step by Step

Here's how I created the Variant Cover of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 featuring She-Ra.
 First off, the sketches I submitted for approval. All drawn in my sketchbook at about 3" x 5" and colored in Photoshop.
The pencil version drawn on 13 x 19 " Bristol board with light blue and HB Lead.

 Rachel Dodson's inks over my pencils using a #2 Windson Newton Sable Brush and Acrylic Black Ink.
 Flats created for the cover to begin the color stage in Photoshop.
 Intermediate stage of colors - established all the midtones and started rendering.
 All the fx and final cleanup.

Lot of fun doing this cover, hope to enjoyed seeing how it was made!

TD

8 comments:

  1. Cool pic Mr. Dodson; brings back old memories :)

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  2. Quite possibly the most beautiful comic cover in my collection! I absolutely love it and went to five different shops last week before I was able to track one down. I hope they have you do more variants for this series. I would love to see your take on other POP girls.

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  3. As always, thanks for sharing your creative process.

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  4. Thank you very much for showing this process. I especially love seeing the different sketches/thumbs that artists do in deciding how to approach a cover. Hopefully Mattel and DC Entertainment will give you more opportunities for Variant covers on "Masters of the Universe".

    Take Care!

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  6. Is there any chance you might get to do another Variant for the "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" comic-series?

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