Creating Comics: Drawing X-Men by David Yardin

A page by David Yardin from the Colossus story written by James Asmus, drawn for Origins of Marvel Comics: X-men #1.

A page by David Yardin from the Colossus story written by James Asmus, drawn for Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men #1.

Here’s a fun little find: a series of tutorial videos by artist David Yardin on “Creating a Comic Book Page”, detailing his work process in creating the artwork (layouts, pencils, and inks) for the “Colossus” story published in Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men #1, published back in 2010. The issue also included strips written by Mike Carey.

David has posted the final art featured on ComicArtFans, which he pencilled and inked with Rapidographs and Brush and Quill in india ink on Marvel bristol board. White Gouache was also used for effects. The page features a half page splash of Colossus, as well as key moments in his life with his sister Illyana (Magik), and the new X-Men’s (Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Banshee, Thunderbird, & Sunfire) first mission on Krakoa.

Cover art for Magneto #11 by David Yardin, just one of several works for Marvel by the artist

Cover art for Magneto #11 by David Yardin, just one of several works for Marvel by the artist

A professional comic book illustrator based in Sydney, Australia, David has worked for Marvel Comics (including books such as What If? and Storm), DC Comics (he’s currently working on Injustice Gods Among Us there), Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Valiant Comics and Disney.

He often sells some of his art via CartoonArtFans

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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