Monday, September 26, 2016

Suicide Squad #1 Cover Step by Step Part 2 Color


Here's a look at how we made the cover-


So this is what the art looks like before I start coloring!


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 just colored the Harley Quinn #1 cover so just grabbed colors from that for the flats.


Flats done - ready to roll!


Initial colors 

I put my painterly "Leyendecker" background first and switch Joker to a more subtle purple.


Initial Rough In

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


Detail

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

Used the Pencil tool at this point.


Playing the background


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 I switch the background one final time and darken up the values on Joker and render Harley's outfit a bit!


Time to work on the new trademark Harley Hair!


And voila - done!

Part One 



TD

Thursday, September 22, 2016

New York Comic Con, October 6-9 2016

INFO

I'm returning to New York City for NYCC 2016! Rachel Dodson will NOT be attending the show.


WHERE/WHEN

I will be at Artist Alley Table D18 - same EXACT location at last year!

SCHEDULE/APPEARANCES

 I will be at the table most of the show.

And

Plotting to Pencils: Sequential Art & Visual Storytelling

October 07, 2016, 1:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Room 1A18

I'll  be at the table at approximately those times but I will update via Twitter more exact schedule.



SIGNING

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.

COMMISSION SKETCHES




I will take sketch requests from the start of the show Thursday until the end of the day.

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 12PM Friday and inform everyone then if they are the list.

Sketches are 

$400 for 11 x16
$250 for 9 x12 

$150 for Blank Sketch Covers

Terry Dodson's Bombshells Sketchbook Collection Two



My new sketchbook will be available at New York Comic Con.
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!



RED ONE





Red One #4 debuts at NYCC, in stores October 5th.




I will have copies of the 80 Page Book 1 Hardcover.



ORIGINAL ART


I will be selling original art from 
Star Wars: Princess Leia

RED ONE
 AXIS
 Songes/Muse
 X-Men
Avengers
 Catwoman
 Vampirella
The Defenders
Uncanny X-Men
Wonder Woman


 and selected covers, pinups and sketches!

PRINTS/POSTCARDS




I will have all my prints and postcards.
RECAP

I will post pics and updates before during and after the show here and 
at via twitter

See you there!

TD

Suicide Squad #1 Cover Step by Step Part 1 Line Art


Here's a look at how we made the cover-



COVER SKETCH

My initial sketches for the cover submitted to DC Comics and Dynamic Forces. I chose to do this assignment as another chance to draw Harley - so don't blame anyone but me if you wanted to see the rest of the Suicide Squad!

Roughs were drawn at 2" x 3" in my sketchbook using Warm Grey Copics then colored in Photoshop CS3.


 The revised covers sketches with Joker added per Dynamites request!


Pencils

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


Detail

Detail of my pencils, note cell phone!


Inks

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


Details of Rachel's ink - and you'll notice Joker holding a bomb - that was a request by Dynamic Forces - the cell phone joke was too subtle.

Next time - 


TD


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cyclops Convention Sketch Step by Step

Here's a look at how I did this Scott Summers sketch at the Rose City Comic Con, Sept 11, 2016.


Drawn on a blank cover.

Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil

Pigma Micron 03 Pen


Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 4 and 6 Marker

Pitt S Pen



Copic Warm Grey  8 Marker

Pitt F Black Pen


Detail

TD




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

RED ONE #4 Preview

 RED ONE continues October 5th from ImageComics


Here's a preview of the first 4 pages -







Be sure to let you retailer know to order RED ONE #4!



Contact your local retailer to have them PRE ORDER -


Pre-Order Now Diamond ID: AUG160654


From 


and 


TD

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

RED ONE returns to Comic Stores

 RED ONE continues October 5th from ImageComics


Be sure to let you retailer know to order RED ONE #4


Contact your local retailer to have them PRE ORDER -


Pre-Order Now Diamond ID: AUG160654



RED ONE #3

 is out now from Image Comics.


30 pages of full color comic story for $2.99!

Buy IN STORE


Buy DIGITALLY 


At Comixology


At Image 

TD

Monday, September 12, 2016

Rose City Harley Quinn 2 Step by Step

Here's a look at a Harley Quinn sketch I did at Rose City Comic Con, September 11th, 2016.


Initial Rough In

Drawn in 8.5 " X 11" Canson Mi-TeintesPastel paper

Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil


Pigma Micron 03 Pen


At this point I did a live Demo at the convention

Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 Marker

Pitt S F and Big B Black Pen

Prismacolor White Pencil


Back at my table I polished this with

Copic Warm Grey 4, 6, 8 Marker

Zip Mangaka F Pen

Pitt F Pen

Pigma Micron 8

Prismacolor White Pencil

Et voila,  sketch done!

TD

Thursday, September 8, 2016

RED ONE #3 Cover Step by Step Part 2 Color

RED ONE #3 is out in stores September 7th from Image Comics.



Xavier Dorison Script 
Pencils and Colors Me 
Rachel Dodson Inks  
Clayton Cowles Letters 

Lauren Sankovitch Edits 
                         
30 pages of full color comic story for $2.99!

Buy IN STORE


Buy DIGITALLY 


At Comixology


At Image 

Here's a look behind making the cover of RED ONE #3 - Step by Step Part 2 COLORS



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 did the flats this one myself so at this stage I go and adjust the colors to their medium value or imprimatura - I use this as the starting point for the piece. 

At this point I knew what colors I wanted so it was a matter of rendering from here on out.


Detail


Initial Rough In

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


Used the Pencils Tool at 100% and roughed in the initial dark values on the flesh tones.


Begin converting Line Art to Color.


I almost always start with the fleshes...


Detail of the screen shot from Photoshop CS3


FINAL COLORS

I add the final highlights to the flesh, so minor Gradient Tool and Line Art coloring to the bike.



Detail 

Highlights on the goggles on the Top Layer and you can see the coloring on the suit's black lines.


And I how pictured the cover all along.

This is what I sent to the Image Comics Production Manager and Whiz Kid Jonathan Chan!


And the final cover!

PART 1

LINE ART