Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Daily Sketch: Colossus...

Another commission from a convention. I always dig drawing X-Men, and this character especially is fun and challenging to draw with all the texture details.

Colossus - 838


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Monday, October 24, 2016

Daily Sketch: Scarlett...

This was another quick 9x12 sketch I did recently. Really cutting into my overdue commissions lately. Trying to juggle that with a few covers and side projects I'm doing. Not on a regular book at the moment, but it's a nice break in that I am finally catching up on some of these overdue projects and personal commissions. I appreciate everyone's patience!

GI Joe Scarlett - 837


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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dungeons and Dragons Character Commissions!

D&D Character Portraits/Commissions
Pencils, Inks, Design by Robert Atkins
Colors by Simon Gough




WonderWorker - Gnome Sorcerer

Tural Light Hammer - Human Paladin



Harthank Fourthbrother - Half Orc Adventurer/fighter

Cornell - Werewolf


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Daily Sketch: Cyclops...

Another quicker sketch, these are 9x12 and what I do at conventions that are "Head and Torso" sketches. I absolutely love doing sketches of the 90's versions of the X-Men. It's totally the era that I was getting into comics and finally old enough to buy comics on my own. I remember picking up X-Men books on the shelves at the gas station and somehow I know about the X-Men, but not much about the characters. This was before the cartoon and when the X-men were thought dead and headquartered in Australia. So late 80's storylines.

Man, but when the cartoon came on in '92, that was it, I was buying comics regularly then and watching those characters every Sat morning. It was the best! I've always been a fan of the leaders in various cartoons and comics. Optimus Prime, LionO, He-Man and of course Cyclops here.

So X-Men was a big part of what got me into comics. A few years ago I got to work on a fill in issue of X-Men Forever with Chris Claremont and Marc Sumerak. It was a story that filled in gaps of the 90's story arc X-Tinction Agenda and I got to draw my favorite characters in some of their 90's get up professionally for Marvel. Definitely a lot of fun!

Cyclops - 836



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Friday, October 21, 2016

Daily Sketch: Serpentor...

This was a fun commission. Someone asked for a Serpentor, which I've only drawn a few times before, in a similar throne scenario as this other Cobra Commander I did. I obviously didn't want to totally recreate it, but it's fun to see them side by side.

Serpentor - 835



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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Daily Sketch: Black Panther...

This was another blank comic cover sketch that I finished up this last summer. Some of these sketches I've had done for awhile, but it's taken me some time to have a break in my schedule and post on my blog again. I think Black Panther would be a very fun character to draw. Some characters have a limited number of poses or ways that they move. Cyclops from the X-Men for example has his eye blast, and thats going to dictate how he fights or even stands. Black Panther is so agile and acrobatic, along with having multiple fighting styles can be drawn so many ways. There are a few characters with this versatility, but then he's got this slick costume on top of it all. I've only had the chance to draw him a few times, but I really enjoy it each time I get to.

The black tuxedo cat in the background was a cat that belonged to the guy who commissioned this piece.

Black Panther - 834




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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Daily Sketch: Custom Joe...


I met a great guy at the UK Roll Out Roll Call convention in London this last summer. He had me draw a commission of his custom GI JOE figure. He's not a preexisting character, he had a figure made and now artwork all associated with his custom character. Very cool idea and I really enjoyed the design. Very much a Jungle/Survivalist kind of Joe along the lines of Outback or Recondo I'd imagine. If he sees this post, maybe I'll get his name and BIO then I can post that up as well. 

Fun to do, and glad to meet so many great GI JOE fans in the UK!

Custom GI JOE Figure - 833


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Daily Sketch: ROM Space Knight...

Another quick head sketch that was a Kickstarter reward for Elders of the RuneStone. Banging through these!

ROM - 832



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Monday, October 17, 2016

Daily Sketch - RuneStone Gar....


Elders of the RuneStone...What is that you might ask? Well it's a co-created comic property that my friend Quinn Johnson and I have been working on for a few years. I've made previous posts about it, and we had a successful Kickstarter campaign for it a few years ago. However after making some great initial progress it seemed to disappear! What happened? Well a combination of things haunted production. My work schedule changed and I was doing less comic work and more toy production and package art, as well as some video game art. That change in schedule was very unexpected and wasn't going to allow full production on a side project like RuneStone. Also Quinn, the writer and creator, got a job working full time on the video game Disney Infinity! 

Once again schedules have changed and allowed production to resume. Part of that production has been new layouts, new pages and continued work on the actual book. However, it also includes fulfilling all the Kickstarter Rewards from the campaign a few years ago! So I've been hard at work getting sketches and commissions done to fulfill those rewards and I'll post a few of them up here. 

This is a sketch of Scott, one of the main kids in the book that is imbued with power. He's able to transform into a GARgantuan character. It's always a fun book to get back to whenever I've had a break in my schedule, and this time we're really making some great progress. Keep on the look out on my blog and facebook for more announcements soon!

Scott/Gar Elders of the RuneStone - 831



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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Daily Sketch - GI JOE's Dusty....

This was another quicker head sketch like the last Cobra Viper. Again, starting with the sharpie contour line, or outline around the sketch immediately let me not go into crazy detail on the line work. This is still more than a "quick sketch", but for me it's definitely looser than I had been previously doing. So it went quicker for me.

I have a lot of GI JOE related sketches coming. Most of the convention requests I've had and older commission list work is often Joe related, which I love to do! Not only that, but I had a few older Joe Con sketches that still needed completed, and I'm working on those at the moment as well! Excited to get all these done as Im sure all those that have waited are excited to get them!

Dusty - 830


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