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My Little Pin-up: Fluttershy :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 2 1 Sketch Dump - Week 19 :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 2 1 Sketch Dump - Week 18 :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Sketch Dump - Week 17 :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 1 Sketch Dump - Week 16 :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Book Cover: Blood of the Mother :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Book Cover: The Freelance Hunters :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Book Cover: Penumbra :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 1 Commission - Belgian Congo :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Commission - RPG Characters :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Sketch Dump - Week 15 :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Sketch Dump - Week 14 :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Sketch Dump - Week 13 :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Book Cover: Angel in the Shadows :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Book Cover: Dames and Diviners :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0 Book Cover: Dark City, Dark Magic :icontarkulich:Tarkulich 0 0


Fairy 1 :iconkelleeart:KelleeArt 931 31 Chestnut OC :icondidi-esmeralda:Didi-Esmeralda 379 29 Bardsworth Fan Art--Mike and Crystal :icon3fangs:3Fangs 5 8 Bardsworth Fan Art--Fawn :icon3fangs:3Fangs 4 17



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Peter Tarkulich
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
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:…

Book Cover 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:…

I'm also available to do book covers for those of you who self-publish.  Here's a link to that particular request form:…

FOR THE HOLIDAYS ONLY:  Until January 3rd, I'm accepting requests for $5 digital commissions.  These are just simple figure drawings that I'll do for you and provide you with a high resolution file for whatever nefarious purposes you might have.  For $10 I'll even color it!  Contact me if you have any questions.



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ndedwards224 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
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.
Flopa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hey Peter thank you so much for the watch :D!
Tarkulich Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! Your artwork is beautiful!
ATSkill Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist 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.
Tarkulich Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks!  Always great to hear from a reader.  Hopefully I'll have some stuff here for you to look at, too!  :-)
ATSkill Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist 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.
Tarkulich Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional 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.
gozerthecarpathian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome back to DA mate!  I look forward to following you once again. Beyond Bardsworth of course. ;) 

Tarkulich Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'd say it's good to be back, but I've never really liked DA.  But I needed a place to put my artwork, so that's that.  In any case, hopefully I'll have some new stuff to put up soon!
gozerthecarpathian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH I don't use it much either but it's such a popular art site it's kinda hard NOT to have anything here.  Even with my limited talent I've got pics here! O.O! 
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