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Storm Sunday: David Yardin

Savage Land Storm & Rogue by David Yardin

Today the spotlight falls on David Yardin who, judging from his artwork, must have a special place in his heart for our Weather Witch!  This piece featuring Storm and Rogue in the Savage Land is gorgeous!  I am loving the details from the clothing to the fern to the dinosaur lurking in the background.  Click on any image to see it larger.

Storm & Nightcrawler by David Yardin

Storm and Nightcrawler on the offensive!   Such great expressions!  Check out David Yardin’s Deviant Art profile for more of his work featuring many Marvel characters!

Storm by David Yardin

David Yardin’s artwork graces the recent covers of X-Factor and he drew the absolutely breathtaking issue of X-Men Origins: Gambit.  He also drew the cover for X-Men: Worlds Apart #2 and many Ms. Marvel covers.  And Ken Kneisel (and other White Queen fans), you should click here.

Storm by David Yardin

David Yardin also drew the Storm mini-series written by Jerome Dickey and What If? X-Men Deadly Genesis.

Storm by David Yardin

Yardin’s artistic contributions to the Marvel Universe are far reaching!  While researching him, I discovered he designed one of my favorite Wolverine: First Class covers!

Storm Con Sketch by David Yardin

This convention sketch has me green with envy.  Storm’s profile is simply perfect!  Marvel, give Storm a solo ongoing and get Yardin to pencil it!  ‘Nuff said!

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3 Comments

  1. Ingonyama

    A Storm ongoing needs a good writer as well as a good artist. Whom would you recommend? ^_^

    Yardin’s style is immensely appealing, with the exception of the shot where Storm’s bending her spine nearly all the way around. Ouch.

    But otherwise he draws her with a dynamism and fluidity I think looks amazing. It would also seem his preferred look for her is the ReLoad costume…my personal favorite…and he draws it beautifully. For some reason, the way he draws the tiara stands out to me as well…it’s elegant and iconic, and really looks like a part of her.

  2. Scarlett

    hello Storm, such a while since I write there!

    I’m very happy with this artist because there is someone who draws Storm with African American features!! sometimes I’m just wondering about the way they draw her.. like if she was a european (white) woman with black paint on her skin.. no sense!!! as Storm was born with parents both fully black .. I don’t understand why she has european features!!!

    keep going! you’re doing a great job!!

    lots of love!!!

    • Hi Scarlett! I was wondering what you were up to! It’s good to hear from you again! I totally hear you about about the subject of how artists represent Storm’s features. Some artists seem to have a female face template that they use for every female character. I think David Yardin does a great job in representing Ororo’s African heritage. If I had any bone to pick with his art it’s that sometimes I think he draws her a tad too old for my tastes. But most of the time I love his version of Storm.

      Thanks for checkin’ back in! I love that we’re starting to have regulars around this little corner of cyberspace!

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