Friday, August 28, 2015

Wake Up and Draw Sue and Reed for Jack Kirby's Birthday

The Hero Initiative had artists "Wake Up and Draw" to commemorate Jack Kirby's birthday today.


I drew Sue and Reed Richards.


Hi Rez

On 6.5 x 10" backing board with Col Erase Light Blue Pencil, Pigma and Pitt Black Pens, and Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, and 4 Pens.

Drawings will go up for auction in the next few weeks - details at

http://www.heroinitiative.org/

TD

Thursday, August 27, 2015

JLA #3 Wonder Woman Bombshells Cover Step by Step

Here's a look at how we created the Bombshells Cover for JLA #3 from DC Comics.


Here's my initial sketches sent to DC Comics. The sketches are drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.



My initial pencils drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.


Did some minor tweaks to hand and legs.



Rachel Dodson uses Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink the covers with.


Here's the final art delivered to DC.

Colored in Photoshop CS3 with a Cintiq 13 HD.


Detail of the image.

And how the cover looked when "Bombshell"-ed by DC Creative for publication.


Out now from DC Comics.

TD



Monday, August 17, 2015

Wonder Woman #46 Looney Tunes Variant Cover Detail

Here's a little closer look at the cover I penciled and colored - idea by Mark Chiarello with Elmer Sketch by Warner Animation and inks by Rachel Dodson.


Some of the ref I found for this cover - had a blast doing research for this cover!







The book ships in November from DC Comics.

I will post a detailed look at the making of this cover closer to publication.

TD



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Step by Step RED ONE Hardcover - Part 3 Colors and Design


Flats

The first stage of coloring is to have the art "flatted".

Flatting allows me to choose an area to color at any point throughout the coloring process.

Typically 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 - however this piece was pretty simple so...


Initial Rough In on Vera's face

I use  Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD to color with.


Starting to turn the lineart to color


 Working on the motorcycle


Final colors


Face Detail


More Detail


I had to figure out the template for the Wraparound cover as there is the "side" of the book plus this is the "squarer" Euorpean format and so needed to add a little extra lineart for the bleed for the book "wraps" around the hardcover itself.

And also this is the Cover design rough I sent in to IMAGE Production Designer Jonathan Chan.



and this is what we got back!

RED ONE BOOK 1 is available everywhere now-


You can have your local retailer order you a copy through Diamond also 

Plus through major online retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble



Find out more about RED ONE at


and



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1 Variant Cover Detail


Detail of  Leia and Luke from the Books-A-Million Variant Cover cover Rachel and I did.

Out September 2 from Marvel Comics!

Find your local comic retailer 

http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575

Online at

https://www.comixology.com/Journey-to-Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens-Shattered-Empire-1-of-4/digital-comic/262876


TD

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On my desk - RED ONE Book 2

On my desk today 


Working away on Red One Book 2 (issue 3 and 4) right now. 

On schedule to ship Spring 2016 from IMAGE Comics.

Keep up to date at 


TD

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sabrina the Teenage Witch from SDCC 2015

This is the recreation of an actual Sabrina cover I did at San Diego Comic Con July 2015. 


Drawn on 12 x 16 Canson Mi-Teintes Paper with Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil, Pigma Micron 1, Pitt Pens S and F Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and White Prismacolor Pencil


Detail 


This is the Sabrina cover the sketch is based off...

TD

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Copic Marker Demo of Princess Leia from SDCC

See how I turned this drawing into a full rendered Copic Marker drawing live at my booth at San Diego Comic Con 2015!


Rough in with Col Erase Scarlet Red and Pigma 01 Micron Pen on a Blank Star Wars Princess Leia #1 Cover.

From here, I had the rest of the sketching filmed (didn't know beforehand, I simply roughed in the Leia before I came into the show for the day to work on during the show as commission-ee (Demian, my website honcho, actually) was leaving at 3pm that day).

So, I sat and talked with Adriana (who filmed the whole thing) at my booth with numerous breaks to stop and sign and talk to people - but I think this shows pretty well how I "Copic" a piece - when interrupted about 50 times ;-)

Adriana ended up holding my stack of pens for me while I draw - I might have to hire her full time :-)









 Pitt Pens S, F and B Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6  and 8 and White Prismacolor Pencil


Detail

You can see a film of the whole Copic process here courtesy of Visual Zen Advocate Victor Glover - www.youtube/vzaage



TD

Star Wars Princess Leia from SDCC 2015

Leia from San Diego Comic Con 2015!


Rough in with Col Erase Scarlet Red and Pigma 01 Micron Pen on a Blank Star Wars Princess Leia #1 Cover.


 Pitt Pens S, F and B Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6  and 8 and White Prismacolor Pencil


Detail

I was filmed while drawing so will post up details when it's available to view.

TD




Friday, July 24, 2015

RED ONE from SDCC


Detail from a Red One sketch done at Comic Con, July 2015.

Drawn on 12 x 16 Canson Mi-Teintes Paper with Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil, Pigma Micron 1, Pitt Pens S and F Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and White Prismacolor Pencil.

AND

RED ONE BOOK 1 is available everywhere now-


You can have your local retailer order you a copy through Diamond also 

Plus through major online retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble



Find out more about RED ONE at


and


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Captain Marvel from San Diego Comic Con 2015

 Carol Danver's - Captain Marvel from Comic Con.




Drawn on 12 x 16 Canson Mi-Teintes Paper with Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil, Pigma Micron 1, Pitt Pens S and F Black Pen, Copic Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and White Prismacolor Pencil


Detail 

TD

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Step by Step RED ONE Hardcover - Part 2 Pencils

RED ONE Book 1 is now out - take a look at how we created the cover starting at the beginning.

Now we go into the final pencils...


Tweaked Vera's face a litttle more - happy now!


Make the figure inkable now for Rachel - tightening up the drawing in other words


Finishing the "Moscow" half of the cover


Finishing Vera's hair


I picture Vera's hair as the straighter center parted hair - 74-75 hair - while most of the girls in LA in 1977 will be heading toward "Farrah" hair.


Laying down the "Hammer".


Finalizing the "LA" background on the right


I gave Rachel the front cover to ink while I finished the backcover ... c'est la vie! Rachel "IX-NAYED" the little Soviet Vera figure on the back cover so I just added more smoke from Lou and Alabama's moto.

Next, inks!

To be continued...

The book is available everywhere now-


You can have your local retailer order you a copy through Diamond also 

Plus through major online retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble



Find out more about RED ONE at


and