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!

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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!


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.


 Initial rough in


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 


Final art scanned

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

Next time, 




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...


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 .


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...