Songes

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Terry Dodson -

Terry thinks highly of the Songes books – Co­ra­line and Célia – that he cre­ated with a French pub­lisher Songes: Co­ra­line (2004) and Songes: Célia (2012) were cre­ated for the French pub­lisher Les Hu­manoïdes As­so­ciés. Both fea­ture curvy French ladies in a 19th cen­tury set­ting. “I grew up a fan of Moe­bius and Heavy Metal and the trans­la­tions Dark Horse had done, so I was very in­ter­ested. Plus, it was the chance to do all the art my­self – es­pe­cially be­ing able to colour my work, which I had longed to do with all my fine-art train­ing.”

For the colour scheme, he took in­spi­ra­tion from 19th cen­tury il­lus­tra­tion and you’ll de­tect a lit­tle of that Rack­ham tea-stain feel to it. “The book was shot from my pen­cils and then coloured in Pho­to­shop and I had the time to teach my­self. The ex­pe­ri­ence turned me into a much su­pe­rior sto­ry­teller.”

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