Thursday, December 18, 2014

HOLIDAY Work in Progress Part 6


Almost there.... just a few touches to go.

TD



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HOLIDAY Work in Progress Part 5


Here's my initial first pass at the colors.

More to come...

TD

STAR WARS: PRINCESS LEIA #1 Preview

Here's a first look at our new comic - Princess Leia coming out in March 2015 from Marvel Comics written by Mark Waid, art by Rachel and I and colors by Jordie Bellaire!


Visit 


for more art and info.

TD

HOLIDAY Work in Progress Part 4


First stage of coloring on this - flats.

Using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD.

More to come...

TD

Monday, December 15, 2014

HOLIDAY Work in Progress Part 2


Rachel Dodson using a Windsor Newtown Series 7 #2 Kolinsky Sable Brush and Deleter Black 4 Ink to ink over my pencils.

More to come...

TD

Sunday, December 14, 2014

HOLIDAY Work in Progress Part 1


Col Erase Light Blue Pencil and Staedtler HB Lead Pencil on 500 Series Strathmore Bristol Board

More to come...

TD

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Long Beach Comics Expo Feb 28 March 1 2015

Rachel and I will be attending Long Beach Comic Expo for our first appearance of 2015 to promote the Star War comic Princess Leia from Marvel Comics and my new creator owned book RED ONE from IMAGE Comics - both debuting in March 2015.


Visit 


for more details about the show.

TD



Friday, December 5, 2014

X-MEN 21 Cover - Step by Step Part 1 - LINEART

Here's a look behind the making of the cover to X-Men #21 from Marvel Comics - out in stores now!


The idea behind this cover was a Drew Struzan Movie Poster type cover - epic space theme with Rachel front and center! 

The sketch was drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.

After getting appr0val from Marvel Editor Daniel Ketchum I moved on to pencils..



Here's my initial rough stab at the pencils.

Pencils  drawn in Light Blue and
 HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.


Final pencils.


For solicitation there wasn't time to ink the cover so I colored my pencils.



For the final version - Rachel Dodson inks

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

Then scan and clean in Photoshop

Next Time...

COLORS!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 


TD

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

AVENGERS X-MEN: AXIS #5 and #6 Original Art for sale

The original art by Rachel and me for Marvel Comics's AXIS 5 and 6 is now available for sale.

Scans for pages 1-5 of AXIS 5 can be found here -

http://thebombshellter.blogspot.com/2014/11/avengers-x-men-axis-5-pages-1-5-
lineart.html

Here are some various scans of pages from 5 -













Here are some various scans of pages from 6.



                                                     











Here is the price lists-

           PG $  DESCRIPTION

AXIS 5 1 500
             2.3 1,290
             4 900
             5 500 Spidey and Nova go out the window
             6 290
             8 750 Scarlet Witch Bottom Right Panel
             9 1,000
            10 290
            11 325
            12 250 KLUH appears
            13 275
            14 390
            15 250
            16.17 1,100
            18 600
            19 325
            20 325

AXIS 6 2 190
              4 450
              5 575 Sabretooth grabs Mystique
              6 500
              7 800 Stark Tower Panel one
              8 350
              9 290
            10 250
            11 250 Latveria
            12 700
            13 450
            14 700
            15 350 Thor in MGM
            16 290
            17 280
            18 250
            19 600 Avengers Mansion
            21 400


All artwork is drawn on Marvel Bristol Board.


If you are interested in a page, email 

terry at terrydodsonart dot com

to check on availability/reserve a page.

TD

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Death of Wolverine #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part 2 COLOR

This is how we made the variant cover to Death of Wolverine #1 Cover art.

And so the colors…

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


Initial rough in 
of the colors - getting the midtone values/colors of the characters in and the Gradient Tool for the Background

Just using a big pencil and a little lasso and gradient to move to the next layer of color.


As I get closer to getting the coloring where I want it - I begin converting the lineart to color lines.


Final touches include more texture into the Background face.


Detail of Jubilee


Detail of Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey


Print version

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 

https://www.comixology.com/Death-of-Wolverine-1-of-4/digital-comic/135396?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9saXN0L0lzc3Vlcw

TD

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Death of Wolverine #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part 1 LINEART

This is how we made the variant cover to Death of Wolverine #1 Cover art.


The idea behind this cover was "the women of Wolverine" - which ended up featuring Jean Grey, Storm, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde and Mariko - tried to squeeze in a few more but just too busy for me...

The sketches are drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.

After getting appr0val from Marvel Editor George Beliard and Mike Marts I moved on to pencils...


Pencils  drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.


Detail of Wolverine.


Rachel Dodson inks

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


Detail of Rachel's inks...

Then scan and clean in Photoshop

Next Time...

COLORS!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 

https://www.comixology.com/Death-of-Wolverine-1-of-4/digital-comic/135396?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9saXN0L0lzc3Vlcw

TD


Friday, November 14, 2014

In a galaxy far, far away....

Princess Leia begins...


Underway on the first issue of PRINCESS LEIA with Mark Waid writing, Rachel Dodson on inks,  Jordi Bellaire coloring , Jordan White editing and coming out from Marvel in March 2015.


May the force be with us!

TD

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #5 Pages 1-5 LINEART

Here's a look at the scans of the original art to the pages 1 -5 of ISSUE 5 of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS 5.





Pages drawn on 11 x17 Bristol board with Light Blue and HB lead and then inked by Rachel Dodson using using Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink with.

I will be posting up a list of original art for sale from this issue soon!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 



TD

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #5 Page 1

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #5 is out today, written by Rick Remender with art Rachel Dodson and me and colors by Laura Martin. Here's a look at the making of page 1.


Pencils  drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 11 x 17 Bristol Board.


Rachel Dodson inks  - using Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink with.


Colors by Laura Martin.

I will be posting up a list of original art for sale from this issue soon!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer


And digitally at 



TD

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Making the Count Chocula Box Art

Here's how we made the Box Art for Count Chocula cereal - out in stores now ;-)

I worked with Alex Antone at DC Entertainment in conjuction with General Mills to do this assignment and what an assignment it was, drawing something from my childhood!

The sketches are drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.

Sketch D was chosen.


The rough used to figure out the proportions and lettering done in Photoshop.


I drew the art on two layers so that the background could be placed where best suited.

Pencils drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.


There have been a variety of Count Chocula's throughout the years and I made my own version picking out my favorite bits.

Pencils  drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.


Here's how the pencil art looked combined (in Photoshop).


Rachel Dodson's inks of the background.

This ended up being the background used on the Booberry and Frankenberry Box Art as well.


Rachel's inks on Count Chocula.

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


Combined in Photoshop for reference.


Colors by Dave McCaig


And the final product… mmmmm!

TD