Sunday, September 24, 2017

Generation X #6 Cover

Out in stores now from Marvel Comics, Generation X #6 by Christina Strain and Eric Koda.


Cover art by Rachel Dodson and Me

You can play guess the villain! All those heads are somebody...!


Colors


Rachel's Inks


Pencils

TD

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Etchr Art Satchel as Painting Easel Part 1

I've been testing the new Etchr Art Satchel 

Etchr Website

for standing and drawing the past month like this...





And also for painting outside - but seated



And the Kickstarter for the Etchr has begun -


Now...


PART 1


The Etchr Art Satchel and Camera Tripod


So I easily attach the Etchr to the Tripod


Detail of the attachment


Now we have transformed them into a standing painting easel!

Next,

PART 2

Details and the 

Nitty Gritty

TD





Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Captain Marvels Step by Step Part 3 Color


Part 3 of the Step by Step making of the cover art for Generations The Bravest 1 featuring the Captains! -

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.

I try to adjust the colors to their medium value or imprimatura - I use this as the starting point for the piece. 




INITIAL COLOR (ROUGH IN)

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

Here I rough in quickly all the medium lights and darks on the figures and cast initial shadows.

Using the Pencil Tool at 100% to knock those in.

I also use the Pencil Tool at about 40% Yellow for the Rim Lighting...




COLORING THE LINE ART


See how I turn the black lines to color...


This is the icing on the cake step of the process.


I colored a lot of the characters black lines, including Carol's eyebrows!


Detail of those lines...




FINAL COLOR


And done!

PART 1


PART 2

TD


The First 20 NYCC Sketch Requests have been emailed

My Pre Show Sketch list is now CLOSED.

Thanks to all who inquired, I have notified the first 20.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NYCC 2017 Sketch List is CLOSED!

My Pre Show Sketch list is now CLOSED.

Thanks to all who inquired, I will notify the first 20 by 9 Pacific Time on the 2oth.



Send an email titled NYCC SKETCH, through my contact link at  www.terrydodsonart.com or to terry at terrydodsonart dot com (my usual web contact) letting me know the following information:

 SIZE

 9” x 12”  or 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 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, I will decide at the show if I’m going to be able to do any there.


 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.

And you can list a top 3 of if you want to.


 YOUR NAME

As you will be picking this up in person from me at NYCC, I need this. To be fair, and for my sanity, and yours, I’m only taking requests from people actually attending NYCC.

-------NITTY GRITTY------- 

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

-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 :-)

I will do as many as possible!


QUESTIONS!


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

GOOD LUCK!

TD

Questions?!

Please ask here!

Thanks!

TD

Monday, September 18, 2017

Captain Marvels Step by Step Part 2 Line Art


Part 2 of the Step by Step making of the cover art for Generations The Bravest 1 featuring the Captains! -

LINE ART


Final Art


Rachel Dodson inks directly over my pencils...


Rachel inks with a Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Dr. Martens Hi Carb Ink.


Cool to see how she makes the grey using feather lines...


Using whites in the black areas to create depth


Artwork is scanned into Photoshop at 800dpi Gray full size. I then go in and convert to Bitmap and clean to prepare for....

Next time, 

PART 3


And

PART 1


TD







Sunday, September 17, 2017

Captain Marvels Step by Step Part 1 Pencils


Part 1 of the Step by Step making of the cover art for Generations The Bravest 1 featuring the Captains! -

PENCILS


COVER SKETCH

The 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 PENCILS


Drawn in Light Blue on 12" x 18" Bristol Board 


Quickly roughed in the drawing making sure the composition still help.


I draw with Col Erase Light Blue Pencil and Staedtler HB Lead Pencil.


Since I'm happy with my rough in I go to "tight" (ink-able) pencils.


The tracing paper is there to keep the drawing clean while I finish Captain Marv-Ell


Detail


For yucks, pretty close...


Just about done...


And the final pencils, all ready for Rachel Dodson to ink...

Next time, 

PART 2


TD