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Avengers The Initiative 35 cov by davidyardin Avengers The Initiative 35 cov by davidyardin
My last cover, and the final issue of Avengers: The Initiative. Pencils were done the traditional way, and the colours I did in Painter & Photoshop. All art by me.

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #35
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by JORGE MOLINA
Cover by DAVID YARDIN


SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!

This is it: the series finale – and the end of the Initiative as we know it! Learn the fate of your favorite heroes, villains... and those who aren't quite sure what they are, but who are going to have to decide in a hurry!

Who will taste sweet victory? Who will know the agony of defeat? For some this is an end -- for others, a new beginning (which you'll be reading about very soon)! Camp H.A.M.M.E.R. is falling...and The Heroic Age is dawning!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
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Given 2011-02-13
The suggester says, "~davidyardin delivered a powerful cover for the last issue of Avengers: the Initiative. The poses and facial expressions, colours, lighting and sense of movement all work together to make this piece outstanding."
Avengers The Initiative 35 cov by ~davidyardin ( Suggested by Daydreamings and Featured by kangel )
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Waezi2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Who is the guy with Justice and Tigra?
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
If it would be alright with you. I would love to feature this and any other Tigra depiction you have in a video montage dedicated to Anthro Tigers and "Tigra". If yes your screen name, or names if more then one is involved, will be in the credits and there will be a link back to your DA page or whatever page you'd prefer in the description. Please let me know when you can respond to this request.
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MrOldTomMorris Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Hey, quick question, I hear your attending Oz Comic Con in melbourne and I was just curious as to whether you'll be doing free sketches or not?
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional
I won't be doing any free sketches. I'm still deciding on details for sketches, but I'll have a range of artwork for sale at different prices.
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MrOldTomMorris Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Thank-you for replying
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jeremy-pretzel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hey david i'm from melbourne australia. I met you at your recent art gallery exhibition at rtist gallery on greville street. I am incredibly curious to as how you became so good at comic book art, drawing people and dynamic poses? i'll elaborate, such as how did you balance studying visual arts and still drawing dynamic people on a regular basis. I am kind of assuming that you are self taught? as you say on a youtube comment "creating a comic book page part 1" as you where at Whilce Portacio for 2-3 months in the Philippines. Did you ever get overwhelmed as you where studying a course such as visual arts that didn't allow you to fully grow as an artist? because unfortunately in australia their is a lacking of schooling in this kind of career. can you please give me some solid advice. Such as how you became such a great artist before you went to whilce portacio. I need some guidance please!
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional
Man, there are a lot of questions here, but what it boils down to is you have to draw A LOT to get to a professional level. You may not get a specific comics class where you are, but there are plenty of art schools which can teach you anatomy, perspective, light/shadow and form, etc. Storytelling may be the trickier thing to learn at art school, but you could glean some info from film schools in regards to storytelling. There are also plenty of books on the above subjects, and many specifically tailored to comics too. The thing to concentrate on is getting the basics down first, don't worry about style, that will come later. And again DRAW as often as you can! You will hit walls learning your craft, but keep pushing through if this is what you really want to do.
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jeremy-pretzel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much for replying it means alot. i was wondering did you have a casual job that you where working at while you where working on your drawing skills before you went to the Philippines to draw like a maniac for 2-3 months? i'm wondering because i have a casual job at footlocker and in total it takes a massive 5 hour chunk out of my day i work there 2-3 times a week where it prevents me from drawing and throws of my whole routine. I have another job where i only work on sundays where it's better pay so i use that money to buy my life drawing classes and drawing books. i was just wondering if you can please give me some advice should i quit my footlocker job? As i took of this year from university to draw like a maniac. Can you please help me make this decision?
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional
I can't help you make that decision, because I really don't know your circumstances. While I was studying under Whilce, I was not working in the Philippines. I don't speak tagalog, and didn't really know anyone over there, so all I did was pretty much draw the whole time I was there... but that is not going to work out for everyone. You have to make things work within your own circumstances; if you need the income from your job I wouldn't be quitting. I know it can be hard to find time to work on your samples, and polishing your skills, while working a job, but even if you can find the time to draw a little each day it will be beneficial. It may even give you the benefit of improving time management skills (which is a big plus in this job).
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jeremy-pretzel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for the in depth explanation. you have no idea how much that helped. Sorry for the late reply my internet connection was down. I was also wondering i recently read the interview you had prior to your exhibition in melbourne. can you tell me a bit before you're skills escalated. you said that when you presented your portfolio to whilce your skill level was so good that he personally mentored you. i was wondering up until that stage where you self taught? as you would of finished year 12 then onto completion of visual arts in university. was their a period of time before you went to whilce where you took time off to purely draw and get your skills up?
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional
Sorry dude I'm just really busy at the moment. I didn't really take time off before, but yeah self taught before I went to Whilce.

BTW If you've got artwork, you should upload it in your dA gallery and start getting feedback from people. I'm not guaranteeing I personally have time to look at your work, but nobody works/improves in a vacuum (no matter how self taught they are) so get out there and show your work.
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jeremy-pretzel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hi if you could answer this question it would be very helpful, thanks. i was just wondering when redrawing a master drawing for example when you redraw andrew loomis's heads is it vital to redraw the lines perfectly or if you don't draw them perfectly over time with consistent practice will your line work improve and correct itself? thank you
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davidyardin Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional
The important thing is to get your structural lines and proportions in the right place, as opposed to aping another artist's superficial lines perfectly.
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thesavagekyle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay Tigra!!!!!!!
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional
:hooray:
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Morefeous Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I like this type of coloring of urs than the ones u do with black inking. Im also doing some marvel characters and wanna learn from you.
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional
Actually except for Tigra's hair, this is the same style of colouring I do on my inked pieces.
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ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Such a powerfully dramatic pose and lighting! Congrats on the DD! :hug:
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional
Thank you.
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ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
You're welcome :meow:
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Red-J Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice one man! I didn't realise you coloured this as well. Turned out great! Congrats on the DD. Well deserved :D
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional
Yeah I ended up colouring all my Avengers Initiative covers.
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Here via QualityFanArt. I luv this!
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional
Thanks.
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist
I want to say "YO, JOE!"
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional
:laughing:
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DYMx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS is art. THIS! :faint:
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional
:)
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malberri Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The composition, colours, atmosphere, perspective view, etc, are great and awesome, and the wind effect on the flag is simply outstanding.
Nice work, congrats on the DD
;P
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thank you.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thanks.
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blueheat23 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing lighting, coloring and details...
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thank you.
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blueheat23 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! :)
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SergiLove Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
❤‿❤ S-e-n-s-a-t-i-o-n-a-l~!
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thank you.
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SergiLove Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y-o-u~A-r-e~V-e-r-y~W-e-l-c-o-m-e~! 3
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Fudster Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Nice work, i like it.
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thank you.
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Fudster Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
ur welcome
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Kodrale Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I love the lighting so much.
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thank you.
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Kodrale Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Oh, no prob. It really is great.
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TravisSmall Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is the same shit you see on every american comic, while this is better art than an amateur's, i fail to see how this is outstanding in the realm of the professional, it's mediocre at best.
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TheLifeOfGaston Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredibly cool, I'm always amazed by the skill of people like you! :)

May I ask who the characters on the cover are? I have a feeling I should know who they are but my knowledge of comics isn't the best. :P
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thank you.

The characters are L to R: Justice [link] Tigra [link] and Gauntlet [link]
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TheLifeOfGaston Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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gattadonna Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is beautiful!
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thanks Cat.
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