Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rose City Comic Con, September 10-11


Rose City Comic Con is time again. I will be sketching, signing, etc and Rachel is going to be there!


The majority of the convention Rachel and I will be at Artist Alley S-01, and I will be doing a Demo on Sunday.


10:00am - 7:00 pm Artist Alley


10:00am - 12:00pm Artist Alley

1230pm - 1:20pm

A Spotlight on Terry Dodson

Room: Panel Room 8
Time: 12:30PM - 1:20PM

There isn’t much superstar Terry Dodson hasn’t done in comics. Come watch him give live art demonstrations and answer your questions.
Basically, I will demo one of my Copic Marker convention sketches and hopefully answer some questions - should be fun!

130 pm - 5:00pm  Artist Alley

We will be at the table at approximately those times but I will update via Twitter more exact schedule-




Red One #3 ships Wednesday, September 7th. Get you copy signed by Rachel and Terry and check out the original artwork.


My new sketchbook will be available at RCCC.
Be sure to check out the new 48 page collection! This collects the out of print Bombshells Sketchbooks #4 - #7, the out of print Reveries sketchbook and new material - all rescanned and in a gorgeous hardcover format!


I will be signing books/comics/statues/etc at my booth.
First 5 signatures are free, and then we will charge $1 a signature after and $5 for a Witnessed Signature.


I will take sketch requests until 3pm Saturday at the show.
I will write down all names HOWEVER I will be choosing myself who's sketch I'm drawing and if you had a sketch recently I won't be doing you a sketch so I can try to get sketches down for fans who I haven't done sketches for. I will decide on the sketches I will ATTEMPT do at the show by 400pm Saturday and inform everyone then if they are the list.

Sketches are 

$400 for 11 x16
$250 for 9 x12 
$150 for Blank Sketch Covers


I will be selling original art from
Star Wars: Princess Leia
The Defenders
Uncanny X-Men
Wonder Woman
 plus new selected covers, pinups and sketches!


I will have all my prints and postcards available as well!


I will post pics and updates before during and after the show here and 
at my blog

See you there!


RED ONE #3 Out Next Week from Image Comics

RED ONE #3 is out September 7

Rachel Dodson Inks 
Pencils and Colors Me

Xavier Dorison Script

Clayton Cowles Letters 

Lauren Sankovitch Edits

Preview - 

Diamond Order JUL160715 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Harley Quinn #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part 3 Color

How we made the new Harley Quinn #1 cover.

From DC Comics and Midtown Comics!

And now for the COLOR STAGE


The first stage of color is called flats - flatting allows me to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.

Flats were done by Gilly Renk.


Initial Rough In

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


I did a lot of coloring at this stage - adding the  lights and darks on all areas of the art.

Adjusting the sky to a more DC Animated look I liked on my original Harley Run.

Used the Pencil tool at this point.

Intermediate Stage

Cleaned and smooth flesh using the Brush tool at low % and and then Lassoing and using the Gradient.

Photoshop Set Up


Hair Reference

Coloring Harley's Hair 

I copied the hair I wanted to color and then used Hue/Saturation to change the blonde to pink and blue and merged layer down.

Coloring Line Art

At this point I like to color the line art... 

Line Art Detail

I begin coloring the Hair and Flesh Line Art

Then convert areas being hit by highlights.

Harley's hair properly colored... variations in the pink and blonde "lines"...


Punched up/brightened Harley's red and WHITENED her skin a bit for the final.

More Detailed

Line Art on Costume and Background element is colored.

Super Detail!

And that's it!


Part One

Part Two

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Harley Quinn #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part 2 Line Art

How we made the new Harley Quinn #1 cover.

From DC Comics and Midtown Comics!

Step by Step Part 2


Rachel Dodson's initial inks over my pencils.


Rachel inks over my pencils with a Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink the covers with.


In Progress Detail featuring Harley's Pom Pom Shoes!

Final Inks


Next, I scanned the original art to the first Harley Quinn #1 that we drew15+ years ago...



And dropped it into the new cover art...

Next - 

Part Three

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Harley Quinn #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part 1

My homage to my Harley Quinn #1 cover 

Rachel Dodson inks, Alex Sinclair colors and me pencils.

for the new Harley Quinn #1 cover.

Rachel Dodson inks, colors and pencils by me.

From DC Comics and Midtown Comics!

Step by Step Part 1


Drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12" x 18" Bristol Board .

I knew exactly what this cover would look like - just a matter of figuring out Harley's face...


Another shot...

The Harley figure was the easy part, still not happy with the Harley face...


Getting closer

There were elements of the figure in my initial Harley cover that just weren't right so it was fun to "correct" them for this cover :-)


Detailing Harley

Now, there she is!


Finishing up the rendering on the figure


Finishing her hair and one more EYE revision

Yeah, the finished pencils...

where is the Background?

See that in Part 2

And Part 3