Monday, April 30, 2012

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

This May 5th is Free Comic Book Day and I'm going to be signing at Collector's Paradise in Pasadena, CA along with my POTA co-writer Corinna Bechko. We will be joining an awesome list of creators including Steve Niles, Shane and Chris Houghton of REED GUNTHER and Matt Whitlock.

Please come by for a quick free sketch along with a free comic book or two!

More info HERE.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Figure Drawing

Corinna and I tried a new figure drawing workshop in Pasadena tonight and it went very well. Small space. Very good model. All short poses. Between 1 and 15 minutes. 


For figure drawing, I try to draw in a loose, direct style, mostly in Conté crayon. 


Since all the poses were short, you have no choice but to commit to the line you're drawing and move on. It's a great exercise. Highly recommended for all artists at all skill levels.


















Here are some of my results:






Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2

EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 ships today! It's co-written by me and Corinna Bechko and drawn by Marc Laming. 


Horror Haven reviews says: "There is absolutely no one else out there that knows Apes better than the creative team of Bechko, Hardman and Laming. Therefore, if you are a fan of PLANET OF THE APES or the previous miniseries, you need to do yourself a favor by picking up this book."


So don't forget to pick it up!


Also, here's a great script to page process blog put together by our editor, Dafna Pleban: The Boom! Pen

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Post-C2E2

Had a great time at C2E2 in Chicago this past weekend. This was our first time attending the show or any mid-west show for that matter. I had heard mixed things about C2E2 in the past but it really seems to have found it's feet. It was well attended and very successful for us. I could live with out the weather oriented flight delays getting home but it is what it is.

Here are a bunch of my sketches from the show:













































And most important of all, I drew Doctor Zaius on a baseball:

Saturday, April 7, 2012

C2E2! Chicago! Soon!

I'm starting my pre-list for C2E2 now. It's In Chicago at McCormick Place. 


Corinna and I will be in Artist Alley at: 


BOOTH - M4 


All sketches will be drawn at the show but get on the list now to be assured a spot. All sketch prices are for 9x12, B&W and inked. If you'd like something on larger paper, it'll cost more.


Here's my pricing: 


1 Character: $125

2 Characters: $250

Head Sketch: $60











Contact me at gabrielhardman@gmail.com


I'll also be signing at the Marvel booth from 4-5 on Friday. 

As always, we had a great time at ECCC last weekend. I drew a ton of sketches. Here are several of them: