See how I turned this drawing into a full rendered Copic Marker drawing live at my booth at San Diego Comic Con 2015!
Rough in with Col Erase Scarlet Red and Pigma 01 Micron Pen on a Blank Star Wars Princess Leia #1 Cover.
From here, I had the rest of the sketching filmed (didn't know beforehand, I simply roughed in the Leia before I came into the show for the day to work on during the show as commission-ee (Demian, my website honcho, actually) was leaving at 3pm that day).
So, I sat and talked with Adriana (who filmed the whole thing) at my booth with numerous breaks to stop and sign and talk to people - but I think this shows pretty well how I "Copic" a piece - when interrupted about 50 times ;-)
Adriana ended up holding my stack of pens for me while I draw - I might have to hire her full time :-)
Pitt Pens S, F and B Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 and White Prismacolor Pencil
You can see a film of the whole Copic process here courtesy of Visual Zen Advocate Victor Glover - www.youtube/vzaage
RED ONE Book 1 is now out - take a look at how we created the cover starting at the beginning.
Now we go into the final pencils...
Tweaked Vera's face a litttle more - happy now!
Make the figure inkable now for Rachel - tightening up the drawing in other words
Finishing the "Moscow" half of the cover
Finishing Vera's hair
I picture Vera's hair as the straighter center parted hair - 74-75 hair - while most of the girls in LA in 1977 will be heading toward "Farrah" hair.
Laying down the "Hammer".
Finalizing the "LA" background on the right
I gave Rachel the front cover to ink while I finished the backcover ... c'est la vie! Rachel "IX-NAYED" the little Soviet Vera figure on the back cover so I just added more smoke from Lou and Alabama's moto.
So RED ONE Book 1: Welcome to America debuted at the San Diego Comic Con last week and on it's available everywhere now! It's the 80 page collection of Xavier Dorison and my story of everyone's favorite Soviet Agent Vera Yelnikov as she goes on a undercover mission to 1977 Los Angeles. The book features the 59 page story plus 16 pages of bonus material all wrapped in a oversized European style Hardcover.
Take a look!
You can how see much bigger the 9.5" x 12.5" Book is compared to the Comic Book.
Here's a good look at the spine for the thickness. Based 1 to 1 on the European Bande Dessinee style of comic books that I love!
Here's the credits page.
The Book has been completed redesigned and the printing turned out great!
Another look at how well the art fills out these pages.
Here's a look at the bonus material.
The Book has 16 pages of bonus material including character designs, unused covers, the covers sans lettering, a close look at pencils and inks of the pages plus a look at the making of all new wraparound cover.