Thursday, May 17, 2018

X-Men Wedding Special Cover Step by Step Part 2 Line Art

Here's a look at how we made the cover art for X-Men Wedding Special out now from Marvel Comics.


PART 2

LINE ART


Rachel Dodson inks directly over my pencils...


Rachel inks with a Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Royal Talens Black Ink.


Using whites in the black areas to create depth


See how she makes the grey using feather lines...


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 in

PART 3

And

PART 1


TD

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

X-Men Wedding Special Cover Step by Step Part 1

Here's a look at how we made the cover art for X-Men Wedding Special out now from Marvel Comics.


PART 1

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

Lots of fun to draw this one with two of my favorite X-Men to draw!


Drawn in Light Blue on 13" x 19" Bristol Board. 


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


I have a LONG history with Kitty Pryde, she was in my very first Marvel Comic I drew, Excalibur #83 and she has shown up in about every X-Men related thing I've done over 20+ years of drawing them.


FINAL PENCILS



This is a piece that I could see very clearly what I would do in color.

Now, all ready for Rachel Dodson to ink...

Next time, 

INKS

in 

PART 2

TD

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey 22 Cover Step by Step Part 1 Pencils

Here's a look at how we made the cover art for Batgirl and the Birds of Prey - 

out now from DC Comics.


PART 1

PENCILS


COVER SKETCH

The cover concept I sent into DC Comicsapproval. 

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 13" x 19" Bristol Board. 



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


Getting closer


FINAL PENCILS



All ready for Rachel Dodson to ink...

Next time, 

INKS

in 

PART 2

TD

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

PARIS LINE ART

I'm getting a new PIN ready for San Diego Comic Con and I came across this art work.




This is the line art for a full color print I did for a store signing at Apo(K)lyps  Paris, in 2011.


And this print started a series of prints for me, that I'm continuing to do today!

TD


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Store is Open

The "Terry Dodson" Shop is now open.

Click on "shop" above

or 



Currently, I'm offering Bombshells Book 2 and Red One Book 1 and 2, either unsigned, signed or with a sketch!

Soon, I will have exclusive prints and more available.

TD

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Batgirl and The Birds of Prey #21 Cover Art


The cover art by Rachel and me - out now from DC Comics


My Cover Sketches


My Pencils


Rachel's Inks


My almost completed colors.

TD

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Jyn Erso and K2SO Copic Marker Demo

Here's a look at how I created this WonderCon Commission Sketch.

First off, I roughed in the sketch very quickly using...


11" x 14" Canson Mi-Tiente Paper
Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil


Next I used the Pitt S Pen for the drawing and the 
Copic Warm Grey 2 for the initial value.


Continuing with the Pitt S for the drawing and the 
Copic Warm Grey 2, 3, and 4 for the initial values.


Next I used the Pitt F Pen to "find" the remainder of the drawing.
Then Copic Warm Grey 5 to render the initial darker values (pants, shadows), then the 6 knock in the initial darkest values.


Continuing with the Pitt F Pen plus Pigma Micron Graphic 08 and 1 for the outline.

Copic Warm Grey 4, 6, 8 Pen for the rest of the clothes and figure.


Copic Warm Grey 2,3,5, and 8 for K2SO


Final highlights Prismacolor White Pencil.


And the final drawing!

TD

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wonder Woman Step by Step Demo from ECCC 2018


Starting the sketch at my artist alley table ...

Using ....

11" x 14" Canson Mi-Tiente Paper
Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil
Pitt S 


The Pitt S for the drawing and the 
Copic Warm Grey 2 for the initial value


Continuing with the Pitt S for the drawing and the 
Copic Warm Grey 2 and 3 for the initial values


Line drawing completed.


Continuing Pitt S and F Pen plus Pigma Micron Graphic 1 for the outline.
Pitt B for the hair.
Copic Warm Grey 2, 3, 4, and 6 Pen for the rest of the clothes and figure.


Final highlights Prismacolor White Pencil.

TD