Chad Hardin, our featured artist for the day, was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now lives in Utah. He spent some time as an illustrator for a video game company, before deciding to start pursuing a career as a comic artist. His portfolio is filled with gorgeous comic book artwork – images that are incredibly and realistically detailed, but with the action-packed, dramatically lit style of modern superhero comics and graphic novels. His characters are imbued with a remarkable sense of movement.
I find it interesting to look at Chad’s cover art and sequential work compared to his life drawings. The latter are equally “life-like,” but are somehow calmer, and manage to focus intently on a single individual (or animal,) giving a strong sense of both visual and conceptual depth.
When he is not working on his own comics, Chad also teaches the next generation of comic and videogame artists – he devotes a section of his website to example works from his students.