Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Predators Posters! (Download and Share the Savageness!)

Everyone has gone bananas for hockey here in Tennessee so I lent some time at the drawing table this week to make some shareable artwork for the Stanley Cup Finals! Go Preds!!! Click on the images to get the full-sized, high-res posters which you can download and share!



Thursday, May 18, 2017

In Memoriam: Chris Cornell

As a teenager, grunge music was a driving force in my life so it is sad to see the likes of Chris Cornell move on from our world.  His music spoke to a generation and I have a feeling it will be around long after I'm gone as well.  For today and until then, thanks Chris for your guiding voice.  Today, I created a visionary portrait in memoriam and jammed out to some Soundgarden...
In Memoriam: Chris Cornell (pen and marker on bristol board / 2017 / Brandt Hardin)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pictures from Free Comic Book Day

Today was an absolute blast in Nashville, where I had the chance to see some familiar faces and meet plenty of new fans for Free Comic Book Day!  Special thanks to Rick's Comic City for hosting the event and having a fantastic turnout!  A fun crowd of fellow geeks kept me busy with commissions and conversation all day long- I enjoyed every minute...

My cousin Sam and his partner in crime, Ben dropped by to say hi and got a nice pic of the DREGstudios! Table

Thursday, May 4, 2017

New Art for Star Wars Day!

I hammered out a very surreal Vader today at the DREGstudios! drawing table. Enjoy and May the Fourth be with you...

Surreal Vader (pen and marker on bristol board / 2017 / Brandt Hardin)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Top 10 Concept Albums

To me, listening to music is often done by putting on full albums.  By listening to an artist's collection of music, it gives each song context.  Often, this roots from the style of music which they were making at the particular time the record was produced.  The very best binge-listening experiences come from a concept- a story which ties the entire record together.  These albums with fully realized stories are referred to as concept albums.  Something deeper is realized and told by the musician over the course of the tracks.  Here are my personal favorites... click on the album names to read their stories and let me know about your own favorite concept albums in the comments section below!