Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Who's Scruffy Lookin'?

A character headshot, digital commission of Han Solo.  My commission list is currently still open.  Email me at dbardin83@gmail.com to reserve a spot.  $40 character head shots $100 full character.  

Monday, August 10, 2015

Nuts!

The Brave Squirrel Knight. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sack It!






Drawing flower sacks as warm-ups after looking through "100 Tuesday tips by Griz and Norm."  What a fantastic book! 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We'll Always Save the Day


A digital commission of Steven Universe that I drew for my friend, Judy. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cold as Ice?


A digital commission of Mr. Freeze that I drew for my friend Chelsea.  

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cowabunga!

Just felt like drawing Leo, and then I started sketching out the rest of those righteous turtles. More to come.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Justice for All

Some days you just feel like drawing the Justice League. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Steven Universe

My girlfriend introduced me to Steven Universe so I'm finally jumping on the bandwagon.  It's really fun and the music is sooooooo good!! 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hellboy

A Hellboy sketch for this Wednesday. This guy was ridiculously fun to draw

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Danger, Danger, Miles Morales

Miles Morales sensing DANGER! 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Yub Nub


Lunch break, Ewok sketches. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Grooooooovy!


One of my favorite characters from one of my favorite games as a kid: Earthworm Jim!! 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Captain Freushausen


Another character without all of those controlling, constraining lines.  I've really been enjoying playing around in this style.  It's nice to mix it up from time to time. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

600


Celebrating 600 followers over on Twitter, today.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

King of the Sea


A little sketch from this morning that turned into a full blown illustration.  I tried something a little different this time around, in regards to my usual way of inking and coloring.  I nixed the constraining lines and only used the pencil tools in Manga Studio for the shading and highlights.  It was a fun way to work that I think I'll revisit again soon.  

A Cold Heart, a Warm Hand


"I failed you. I wish there were another way for me to say it. I cannot. I can only beg your forgiveness, and pray you hear me somehow, someplace... someplace where a warm hand waits for mine." -Mr. Freeze from "Heart of Ice." Written by Paul Dini

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Warming up or Cooling Down?

Mr. Freeze warm-up from this morning. 

Both Sides of the Coin


Check out my first post on Moviepilot. In it, I do a step-by-step breakdown of how I created my Two-Face illustration.

http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/06/23/both-sides-of-the-coin-illustrating-two-face-3329887?lt_source=external,manual,manual

Monday, June 22, 2015

Kid Knight

Kid Knight sketch from the sketchbook project I'm currently working on. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rocket Raccoon

"Can you believe they call us criminals when he's assaulting us with that haircut?"  -Rocket Raccoon 
Finally finished the colors on Rocket.  I had so much fun drawing this feisty little Raccoon.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hey, Rocket!


Pencils and Inks on Rocket Raccoon.  


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Feel the Power!!


Warm-up sketch with Chakra the Invincible. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Ahoy!

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
— Vincent Van Gogh
A preview page from a sketchbook I’m currently working on.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Inks of "The Mechanic"


This originally started as a completely different concept.  However, once I started getting the pose down for Tony Stark (Iron Man) the illustration slowly started to morph into something else entirely.  I was really happy with how the inks turned out on this so I’m posting it up before I start coloring.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CBC Interview


Check out my interview with Preston Francis over at The Comic Book Cast. 

http://www.thecomicbookcast.com/exclusive-interview-with-artist-dave-bardin/

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

By Thy Side



I finally finished this Tellos passion project of mine.  Here are all of my mock character sheets for the animated Tellos film that I would love to see some day.
If you’re not familiar with Todd Dezago and Mike Wieringo’s “Tellos” then I highly suggest that you give it a read.  It’s a great story, filled with colorful characters, adventure, and action all rolled into a wonderful fantasy universe.