Friday, August 29, 2014

Batman....

Here's some colors from a recent Batman sketch I did. Colors by Simon Gough. I'll have this as a print at the upcoming conventions this fall!

Batman Colors - 692




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I have a new set of art books titled- " Robert ATKINS Art: Declassified"  They are 60 pages each, full of the black and white sketches that you've seen on my blog these last few years.

I have 3 volumes. Vol. 1 is strictly GI JOE artwork, Vol 2 is MARVEL Comics Characters (X-Men, Avengers, SPIDERMAN, Etc...) and Vol. 3 is DC Comics characters (SUPERMANBATMAN, JLA, etc..) These are for sale, you can simply email me directly and payment is taken through paypal. They are $10 each and $5 flat rate shipping for 1 or all 3. I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them through my blog as well. You can email me if you need more details.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DFC - Harthank Fourthbrother...

Here's another Dawnforged Cast regular character in their "Beginner's Table" gaming group. For anyone that is new to RPG gaming, and want's to get the experience of table top gaming online, you can check out Monday Night Gaming on Facebook. Andrew will post when they are about to play, and you just have to be one of the first comments and be available at the time with a character ready to play.

You can watch the Beginner's Table videos on YouTube to find out more about this great half-orc character. It's a very cool premise for running a campaign with a rotating group of people for each adventure.

DFC - Harthank Fourthbrother - 691









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I have a new set of art books titled- " Robert ATKINS Art: Declassified"  They are 60 pages each, full of the black and white sketches that you've seen on my blog these last few years.

I have 3 volumes. Vol. 1 is strictly GI JOE artwork, Vol 2 is MARVEL Comics Characters (X-Men, Avengers, SPIDERMAN, Etc...) and Vol. 3 is DC Comics characters (SUPERMANBATMAN, JLA, etc..) These are for sale, you can simply email me directly and payment is taken through paypal. They are $10 each and $5 flat rate shipping for 1 or all 3. I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them through my blog as well. You can email me if you need more details.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wonder Worker for DawnForged Cast...

I'll be doing a number of character commissions for Andrew who runs the YouTube channel DawnForgedCast!  He has literally hundreds of videos posted of Dungeons and Dragons style RPG games, tutorials and conversations. The content ranges all over. There is plenty of info for the new beginning player, and all the way up to a seasoned table top gamer.

I started watching his videos a few months ago and have grown to really enjoy how informative and creative the videos are. The production quality is high, and Andrew is very succinct in his descriptions and tutorials.

I personally haven't ever played DnD, but I've certainly been surrounded by it with friends and studio mates. I'd like to play, as I see it as a great way to engage in creative storytelling. I'm fascinated by storytelling, it's a very big part of my daily job as a comic book artist. My problem is I don't have enough friends that are into it locally to start up a group. Maybe eventually. Until then I'm engaged vicariously through Andrew's channel! DFC also offers online gaming group sessions. You can follow the Facebook Page Monday Night Gaming to see when he is hosting new games and information.

I'm excited to work on some Fantasy genre art, it's a nice change of pace from my daily pages of modern military work. I certainly enjoy that as well, but this is a good warm up for me.

This first character is a main figure in Andrew's Beginner's Table games (which is a great example of one of the online gamer groups he does!) This character is the Wonder Worker, he is a gnome and the entrepreneur leading a caravan, that hires out adventuring teams for the basis of the stories. They go to whatever temple ruin, dungeon, forest etc... and find a very specific silver box the he will collect. Each gaming session they go to a new town, and that allows a new set of gamers to be involved each session. It's a rather brilliant plot for bite sized adventures. So here's the line art for the Wonder Worker, we'll have colors and more characters very soon!

DFC Wonder Worker - 690







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and some of my art/sketch books
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For Comments and Questions you can email me at
RobertQAtkins@GMAIL.com


I have a new set of art books titled- " Robert ATKINS Art: Declassified"  They are 60 pages each, full of the black and white sketches that you've seen on my blog these last few years.

I have 3 volumes. Vol. 1 is strictly GI JOE artwork, Vol 2 is MARVEL Comics Characters (X-Men, Avengers, SPIDERMAN, Etc...) and Vol. 3 is DC Comics characters (SUPERMANBATMAN, JLA, etc..) These are for sale, you can simply email me directly and payment is taken through paypal. They are $10 each and $5 flat rate shipping for 1 or all 3. I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them through my blog as well. You can email me if you need more details.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

DawnForgedCast Monthly Contest Giveaway!!

Recently I've got in touch with Andrew from the DawnForgedCast YouTube Channel. He will be hosting a monthly contest with a number of prizes. One of which will be a piece of original art from me, of a drawing of one of YOUR original characters!

This is a perfect opportunity for a lot of you RPG gamers out there to see your character come to life. I'll be drawing a 9x12, pen and ink illustration of your character and mailing it directly to you. IF you are a Patreon supporter of the DawnForgedCast, then your illustration will be colored as well like in the examples below.

To enter the contest, simply go to the DawnForgedCast Facebook page here: Monday Night Gaming!


Click on the entry AUGUST MONTHLY GIVEAWAY, and comment on the post saying that you'd like contest prize #3. Andrew will randomly pick from all the entries and there will be a lucky winner each month! Andrew will put us in touch, and I'll contact you directly to get the details of your character. We'll have examples of DFC Contest winners and characters shortly, until then you can get a pretty good idea of what they'll turn out like with these Castlevania images I did last year for a Konami comic project. 

Good luck to everyone that enters! Email me if you have questions.

For regular Facebook Entries Here are examples of the black and white Character illustrations:





For PATREON supporters of the DawnForgedCast you'll get an upgraded
Full Color illustration of your character. The original sketch AND a full size color print!

















I came across Andrew's DawnForged Cast YouTube Channel this summer and have been going through a lot of the content he's posted. I really enjoy his approach to explaining table top gaming, and how much emphasis he gives to beginning players, as well as showing his own full games each week. Check it out for daily uploads and extensive playlists of content!









You can check out all the collected trades I've worked on 
and some of my art/sketch books
 here at AMAZING discounts!








For Comments and Questions you can email me at
RobertQAtkins@GMAIL.com


I have a new set of art books titled- " Robert ATKINS Art: Declassified"  They are 60 pages each, full of the black and white sketches that you've seen on my blog these last few years.

I have 3 volumes. Vol. 1 is strictly GI JOE artwork, Vol 2 is MARVEL Comics Characters (X-Men, Avengers, SPIDERMAN, Etc...) and Vol. 3 is DC Comics characters (SUPERMANBATMAN, JLA, etc..) These are for sale, you can simply email me directly and payment is taken through paypal. They are $10 and $5 flat rate shipping for 1 or all 3. I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them through my blog as well. You can email me if you need more details.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

America's Army mini-series....

Just wanted to give a quick update for my new current project. I'm penciling a mini-series for the America's Army book being published by IDW Publishing. I'm sure my experience on GI Joe is what put me on a radar for a book like this. It's being written and art directed by Zach Sherman, and he's been a lot of fun to work with.

The stories are based on realistic military setting and operations, even at times based on true events.  With the art, they are very, VERY specific about uniform, weapons, vehicles...well pretty much everything. So I thought GI Joe was detailed and specific....man this is one huge step even more detail specific. But I'm really finding it enjoyable, and I'm learning a lot through the experience. I'll post work as I can. I'm currently drawing pages on issue 1 of a 3 part mini-series. What I can show is this Facebook banner that I did initially for them. I'll see if they'll let me post panel shots here and there, as long as it doesn't give away any story points.

America's Army - 689


You can see info about the America's Army book on their Facebook page here:



In preparation for the book I went to a shooting range with my brother-in-law and nephew. I shot about 60-70 rounds from the AR-15 and a few clips from two different handguns. It's a great experience being able to see and feel it first hand. My ears were ringing and I couldn't hear out of my left ear for 2-3 days. 



You can check out all the collected trades I've worked on 
and some of my art/sketch books
 here at AMAZING discounts!




For Comments and Questions you can email me at
RobertQAtkins@GMAIL.com


I have a new set of art books titled- " Robert Atkins Art: Declassified"  They are 60 pages each, full of the black and white sketches that you've seen on my blog these last few years.

I have 3 volumes. Vol. 1 is strictly GI JOE artwork, Vol 2 is Marvel Comics Characters (X-Men, Avengers, SPIDERMAN, Etc...) and Vol. 3 is DC Comics characters (Superman, BATMAN, JLA, etc..) These are for sale, you can simply email me directly and payment is taken through paypal. They are $10 and $5 flat rate shipping for 1 or all 3. I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them through my blog as well. You can email me if you need more details.