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My Bio
I am the writer/artist of the webcomic Bardsworth, as well as a writer of fantasy. I love drawing fairies and am constantly trying to improve my techniques. Outside of my art, I am a home brewer and I love music, movies, and books.

OPEN FOR COMMISSIONS: I am available for commissions and am open to most anything. Please see the below Google Docs for more details.

Art Commissions: drive.google.com/file/d/0B6qJU…

Book Cover Commissions: drive.google.com/file/d/0B6qJU…

Favourite Visual Artist
Jessica Galbreth, J. Scott Campbell, Glen Keane
Favourite Movies
The Crow, State and Main
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who, Community, The Venture Brothers
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
They Might Be Giants, Dream Theater, Bad Religion
Favourite Books
The Hyperion Cantos, The Belgariad, The Night Watch series
Favourite Writers
Dan Simmons, David Eddings, Sergei Lukyanenko
Favourite Games
Mario Kart, Final Fantasy VI, Simpsons Hit and Run
Favourite Gaming Platform
Super Nintendo
Tools of the Trade
Micron pens, Wacom Intuos, Photoshop
Other Interests
Beer, home brewing, coffee

Open for Commissions

Open for Commissions

It's been a long time since I opened myself up to commissions, but I'm ready and excited to start doing so again!  What kind of commissions can I do?  Well, what do you want?  If I don't know how to do it, I'll teach myself.  Mostly I'm good for drawing figures, pin-ups, fairies, and OCs.  I can as detailed or as minimalist as you'd like.  Browse my gallery for some examples of the commission work I've done in the past.  If you're interested, you can check out this Google Doc of my commission request form:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6qJULVEx4BMWGVfNmplZi1RWEU/view?usp=sharing I'm also available to do book covers for those of you who
For anyone who is interested, my webcomic is now on Patreon.  Patreon is a platform for fans of creative folks to support their creative works.  As someone who has tried very hard to make a living off of his art, this is a great system.  If you've ne...

More Artwork to Come

More Artwork to Come

I kind of fell off the wagon with uploading my old artwork.  I still have quite a bit to throw into my account.  I also have a slew of new sketches, but my scanning station is currently a mess and difficult to access at the moment.  Hopefully that will be rectified (I have to clean the house anyway). In the meantime, I'll hopefully remember to post one or two pieces a day to keep things fresh.  And even more hopefully, I'll get around to producing some more artwork.

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so your the guy that writes bardsworth, i'm a big fan and so is my little sister, keep us the creative good work. but seriously it's so hard to find a family friendly webcomic.
FlorenciaAtriaStudent Filmographer
Hey Peter thank you so much for the watch :D!
TarkulichProfessional General Artist
You're very welcome! Your artwork is beautiful!
ATSkillHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, I found this profile through the Bardsworth site link, but it would appear I've come at a good time as things look active at the moment! If you're anything like me, which seems likely, you'll go for stretches of neglect to DA but I always seem to end up back here because it's about the people more then the site.
While I can't remember if I've ever commented over on your comic's site I've been a reader for a few years now and look forward to seeing more from you.
TarkulichProfessional General Artist
Hey, thanks!  Always great to hear from a reader.  Hopefully I'll have some stuff here for you to look at, too!  :-)
ATSkillHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh also, what's your take on fan art?
To be more specific I'm a bit of a writer/story builder naturally myself, and while I don't have much experience/practice in actually drawing characters I do greatly enjoy the what and why of scenes and that provides the core of my motivation to draw them. So my (at the moment just idea's) fan art could get a bit fan-cannon-ish as, despite trying my best, I inevitably add to the characters and thus world as I make a scene that interests me. Especially when fan art is in the form of a mini-comic itself which is something I'm interested in doing.

With you being a creator yourself I can understand if you don't want to see that, ether for the sake of the characters remaining true to your vision or for not spoiling your own imagining of them. I know Dan Shive basically states as much for his comic and I completely understand the sentiment and want to respect those boundaries with you as well.

So I guess what I'm asking is how much freedom can I take if I where to make a mini-comic of fan art that ether just have your characters or has some of yours and some original? I'm asking as I really do care what you think and if you aren't comfortable with me doing anything at all like that (portrait like still images only), running it by you privately first to keep characters true, or going nuts and releasing it to the wild. Because ultimately it's your I.P. and I want to support you and your effort in it, and I'll still be happy if that's just watching you and your art.
TarkulichProfessional General Artist
I have absolutely no problem with fan-created content, so long as A.) it's not for monetary gain at my expense, B.) I am properly credited as the copyright holder, and C.) I get a chance to admire it.  Beyond that, go nuts!  Back when I first started Bardsworth, I used to get quite a bit of fan art, and it would always make my heart swell every time (cue the audience "Awwwwww..." track).  I've sort of missed seeing peoples' takes on my characters.