Sunday, August 28, 2016

Harley Quinn #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part 2 Line Art

How we made the new Harley Quinn #1 cover.


From DC Comics and Midtown Comics!

Step by Step Part 2

INKS


Rachel Dodson's initial inks over my pencils.


Detail


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


Detail


In Progress Detail featuring Harley's Pom Pom Shoes!


Final Inks


Detail


Next, I scanned the original art to the first Harley Quinn #1 that we drew15+ years ago...


Detail


Detail


And dropped it into the new cover art...

Next - 

Part Three

COLOR




Thursday, August 25, 2016

Harley Quinn #1 Variant Cover Step by Step Part 1

My homage to my Harley Quinn #1 cover 


Rachel Dodson inks, Alex Sinclair colors and me pencils.

for the new Harley Quinn #1 cover.


Rachel Dodson inks, colors and pencils by me.

From DC Comics and Midtown Comics!

Step by Step Part 1

PENCILS

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


I knew exactly what this cover would look like - just a matter of figuring out Harley's face...


Detail


Another shot...


The Harley figure was the easy part, still not happy with the Harley face...


Detail


Getting closer

There were elements of the figure in my initial Harley cover that just weren't right so it was fun to "correct" them for this cover :-)


Detail


Detailing Harley


Now, there she is!


Detail


Finishing up the rendering on the figure


Detail


Finishing her hair and one more EYE revision


Yeah, the finished pencils...

where is the Background?

See that in Part 2


TD


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Totally Awesome Hulk 9 Step by Step



COVER SKETCH

I knew exactly what I was going to do on this one, so must one sketch and the colors don't change much.

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

And sent to my Marvel Editors Mark Paniccia and Chris Robinson for Approval...


Pencils

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



Inks

Rachel 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 - cuz they're so  gooooood!


and more


and a little more...


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.

Flats were done by Gilly Renk.


Detail


Photoshop Set Up


Initial Color Rough In

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


Screen Detail

Just used the Pencil tool at 100% for initial blocking in of lighter and darker areas and then a lower % for the next stage.

Dropped in the Yellow sky.


Next stage of color

Just refining the highlights and darker values. 

Adding rim light and reflective light.


And BG white...


Final colors


Altering Line Art to color


and down here too!



Print

Out in stores now!

TD

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ms Marvel Auction Sketch Step by Step

Drawn at the Boston Comic Con Charity Drink and Draw, Friday, August 11th - for the 

Mike Wieringo Memorial Art Auction, 

which benefits not only the Ringo Scholarship at SCAD but also the Canadian Cancer Society in 
memory of Darwyn Cooke. 


Ms Marvel by request

Initial rough in

Col Erase Scarlet Red Pencil

Drawn on 9" x 12" Canson Mi-TeintesPastel paper


Decided on "Joke"


Finding the drawing with a thin pen I can go over with the Copics to avoid bleeding blacks.

Pigma Micron 03 Pen


More "finding" the drawing...


Copic Warm Grey 2 Marker


Punchline to Joke found :-)

Check!


Copic Warm Grey 3 Marker


Pitt S and F Pens to bulk up Line Art

Copic Warm Grey 3 and 4 Marker


Copic Warm Grey 4 and 6 Marker

Pitt big B black pen


Little more tightening up drawing with 

Pitt F Pen


And a Prismacolor White Pencil for Highlights


And done!


And the CHAOS going on around me while I drew...

Concentrate concentrate...

Ended up going for $500 for a good cause - yay!

TD