Friday, November 28, 2014

Joe-A-Day: Snake Eyes Resolute!...

When I initially did this sketch, it automatically felt more animated since I wasn't including all the black shading and rendering on Snake Eyes' uniform. I felt like it was unfinished compared to my traditional Snake Eyes drawing. All the while, I was thinking how great it would be to see this in gray tones or fully colored. This piece was screaming for it!  Simon Gough again tackled the colors and makes a day-time ninja infiltration that much more intense!

A great example of what a colorist ads. It was Simon's choice to make it day time, and it was unexpected for me to see it that way, but I love the backlighting and softness that adds to the piece. A level of stillness and keeping everything easy to see and distinguish. 

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Thanks for all your support, if you can share/retweet/repost this sketch a day event I'd appreciate it! Remember each colored image will be available as a print and my sketchbooks are for sale as well. ALL proceeds from prints and sketchbooks will be donated to Toys For Tots this Christmas! We've already got a few SALES in, so hopefully this will all add up to a decent donation on Dec 16th!!!


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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, November 27, 2014

Joe-A-Day: Destro...

Here's Destro for the next Joe-A-Day sketch challenge! This was one of the sketches I did for the signature series original art plates that IDW is including in their Black Label GI JOE books. Colors again by the fantastic Simon Gough!

I don't normally hang up my own work in my studio or put it as the desktop wallpaper on my computer, I just see the flaws in it. But this piece colored by Simon is now my new wallpaper on my studio computer. He really brought it to life and mostly covers up everything I think I could have done better.

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Thanks for all your support, if you can share/retweet/repost this sketch a day event I'd appreciate it! Remember each colored image will be available as a print and my sketchbooks are for sale as well. ALL proceeds from prints and sketchbooks will be donated to Toys For Tots this Christmas! We've already got a few SALES in, so hopefully this will all add up to a decent donation on Dec 16th!!!

This is the wallpaper I have now. 


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
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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, November 26, 2014

Joe-A-Day: Wetsuit...

Another sketch done a little while back, but with new colors added for everyone to see. Again, Colors by Simon Gough. I've always liked Wetsuit's design a bit better than Torpedo's. I'm glad with their skill sets being so similar, that they are at least distinguishable from each other. This one was fun to do, and especially with how the colors turned out it's one of my favorite. Moving forward a lot of the sketches will be this size and level of detail each day.

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Thanks for all your support, if you can share/retweet/repost this sketch a day event I'd appreciate it! Remember each colored image will be available as a print and my sketchbooks are for sale as well. ALL proceeds from prints and sketchbooks will be donated to Toys For Tots this Christmas!



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 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.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Joe-A-Day: Lift Ticket...

Next up for my GI JOE-A-Day leading up to Christmas! They won't all be head and torso shots, but these are the first few I have. Also I'm under a very very tight deadline, so I'm just uploading sketches I might already have done. But they are newly colored and I want to show off how great Simon Gough is on the colors for these.

When I start posting new sketches, IF they are available to sell I will post how much they are. I have  a few Joe related commissions that need done, so those will be drawn first. I know a lot of you have a favorite character and some have let me know who they are keeping an eye out for. I can't "hold" any particular character for you, but if you message me on Facebook, I'll make note of it and try to give you a heads up when the character you're looking for is coming up next.

Thanks for all your support, if you can share/retweet/repost this sketch a day event I'd appreciate it! Remember each colored image will be available as a print and my sketchbooks are for sale as well. ALL proceeds from prints and sketchbooks will be donated to Toys For Tots this Christmas!

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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
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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.




Monday, November 24, 2014

New Joe-A-Day sketch month...

As promised earlier this fall, I'll be starting up a new Joe-A-Day sketch challenge on my blog. There will be a new post each day, either a line art sketch or a colored print. Any of the colored prints can be purchased by emailing me and I'll mail them out. ALL proceeds from print sales this month and Dec. will be used to donate toys to Toys for Tots! I'm a co-host on the Star Joes podcast, and each year they do a collection drive to make a large donation of toys. I'll be contributing any blog sales this month to that drive. To hear more about it you can listen to any Star Joes podcast this month!



First up a head and torso sketch of Snake Eyes that I did, and colors by Simon Gough!

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and some of my art/sketch books
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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.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

America's Army: Officers...Promo

Just wrapped up my first issue of this 3 issue mini-series. As we get closer to it's launch I'll be posting more production shots from the pages. This has been a lot of fun to work on, and while the requirements of specific detail was daunting at first, I'm finally in the groove of it. I've realized how well this genre and detail fits my style. Really some of my favorite pages to date.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

IDW Signature Series....POST 700!

So we're finally here at post 700! I'm still plugging away, even with the occasional hiatus of posts. Over the last year I've been working on these IDW Signature Series Black Label sketch plates. These were wrapped up and I realized I hadn't posted the last few of the batch.

To keep you from having to go back and search for the others, here's the full list of 16 original art plates that will be available when you purchase GI JOE Vol 1 Black Label series from the IDW Signature Series Line.

It was always my intention to make these a higher quality sketch. Instead of just a quick head shot, or scribble as my warm up, I spend at least a few hours on each and tried to incorporate a bit of story or environment into them. With me not on a regular Joe book often these sketches kept giving me a chance to fit a Joe sketch into my schedule on occasion. Let IDW know if you like these and what you think about getting original art with your book purchases! Just fill out this contact form and your message, or tweet and message them on Facebook!


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