Posts Tagged ‘Character’

Notes to Bean…

06/15/2010


I’ve begun creating a comic strip series of observation, advice and inspiration in celebration and contemplation of the little bun in my wife’s oven. I’m planning to have a few dozen of them by the time my Bean is born. Give a look, leave a note of your own to the little guy if you’d like, share it with any parents-to-be you might know of.

Celebrating 25 Years of Success!

06/05/2010

Celebrating 25 Years of Success - BW line art, digitally illustrated group caricature.

Fishsticks

02/09/2010


Finished the mermaid piece…
I think she looks damn hot and am starting on a few more of her girlfriends to make a set of them.
10″x20″ giclee prints for sale soon.

Please pass the ketchup!

01/27/2010


I recently received a request from someone who’d found my previous termite illo, via a google search that landed her here, to license the image for their own needs.
Unfortunately it was created under a work-for-hire agreement, and I couldn’t just make a few bucks off of my previous efforts. Bummer. Back to the well I go… to revisit the concept with a new illustration, as I’m retaining ownership and just allowing limited usage for the new client, this time it’s mine, all mine!
So, if by chance, you’ve found this entry by a google search yourself, and want to use this piece for your business needs, too, give me a shout, maybe we can come to some sort of an agreement.
Thanks for visiting!

I’m with…

01/23/2010

It’s an established fact that Conan O’Brien is a preferable talk show host to Jay Leno (one that apparently NBC execs are unaware of). After seeing literally hundreds of my fb friends sign up for the “I’m with COCO” club, it occurred to me that virtually ANY Coco would make a more compelling host than the whiny talking chin.
So, given that I have this moderately funny parody idea and nowhere to put it… I’m experimenting with a self-distribution model that also uses the whole grass-roots social media campaign. If it gives you a chuckle, link up to it, and pass it along to your friends. Maybe enough of them will order a print to make this experiment a success.
Peace!
-Dave
PS: I hardly watch TV, but FYI, Jimmy Kimmel trumps Conan, Leno, Letterman, Fallon & Ferguson. That said even Kimmell is no Byron Allen!

Garden buds

10/22/2009

Some fun character designs for a gardening company. Full color cartoon illustration created in photoshop.

Hungry Buggers

09/02/2009

Cartoon iaaallustration of termites eating home for pest control company signage, vector art created in adobe illustrator.

Cauldron a’brewin’!

08/29/2009

Halloween Pin-up illustration… created in photoshop.

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The calling card everyone’s talking about…

06/12/2009

Here it is, the artwork for my freelance illustration business card. Yes you can have one.

Dave Berns' business card

Dave Berns' business card

TriRail Kids Club Coloring Book

03/02/2009

Custom coloring book illustrated for TriRail. Illustrated in Adobe Photoshop.

IT’S NOT EASY, BEIN’ GREEN

12/09/2008

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Eco-Educational Kids’ Mascot Character Design. Illustrated in Adobe Illustrator.

Illustration

10/13/2008

Spot and editorial Illustrations created Photoshop, Illustrator & Traditional Media.

Illustrated by Dave Berns

No, the life of a top-level illustrator isn’t all fun and games, but it’s understood that one would think that from viewing these exciting cartoon illustrations by Dave Berns. It is work, y’all, requiring quite a bit of specialized skill and thought… somewhere between rocket science and brain surgery (so please pay accordingly)!










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Comics

10/13/2008

Comic book and Comic Strip material created in Photoshop, Pen & Ink and Mixed Media Techniques.

Penciled, inked, colored, toned, lettered and sometimes written by Dave Berns

Who doesn’t love a good comic book or comic strip? Ok, besides people with sex lives? That’s what I thought! So make believe you’re a 40-something geek living in Mom’s basement, dig into these sequential goodies and enjoy.


















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