Monday, April 4, 2016

Daily Sketch - Sgt. Rock...

I've never had a chance to read much about this character. His fans are avid though and I've only ever heard great things about this long running title. Sgt. Rock just hit the right note at the right time. I think it must've been a passion project for Joe Kubert to be on the book for so long and to establish this character so well.

I was asked to do this commission and it was a lot of fun looking into the character and all the Kubert artwork. I wanted to capture the essence of the character, his subtle body language that conveyed who he was. It's a series I definitely want to go back and read!

Sgt. Rock - 820


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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 $8 flat rate (domestic) shipping for 1 or all 3. 
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Kid Flash...

This was a recent quick commission sketch. I don't typically just do pencil sketches, as I don't think they go much quicker than inking them myself. To me the inked drawing looks more finished. But this was for an inker who wanted to finish it himself. It's always fun, and a bit intimidating to do sketches for other industry professionals.

Also, this sketch exemplifies how I like to really pay attention to both age and power set of a particular character. To draw someone looking younger than a traditional super hero in their 20's or 30's you've got to thin out the body and apply less definition to their musculature and frame. Also as a runner, I wanted to suggest giving him that body type. My favorite artists always pay attention to this and Kid Flash seemed like a great chance to practice that approach.

Fun sketch, and as it didn't take me too long, I want to start offering these at cons as a more affordable sketch option.

Kid Flash - 819



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I have a set of 3 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 $8 flat rate (domestic) shipping for 1 or all 3. 
International shipping is based on location.

I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them here as well. Please Email me if you need more details.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Daily Sketch - Baroness and Destro.....

This was a fun commission to do, I really enjoy the commissions that tell a story. This is a POV shot of someone doing a deal with Destro and Baroness. Baroness offering up the promised money in a case, while Destro carrying similar cases for the transaction, one of which hides a timed explosive.

That sounds about right for these two, typical M.A.R.S.  or Cobra business practices when it comes to arms dealing.  I have a few more commissions for this same guy, and am just as excited to get to them as well, lots of great description and ideas for illustrations.

I have a wide variety of people who commission me, some are very specific in what they want, and others leave it open for me to decide. I don't mind either way really. I feel a bit more pressure to "get it right" with those that have an exact idea in their mind of what it should be. Otherwise, I find them both typically fun to work on. I enjoy how different the process can be for either approach.

Baroness is one of those characters that has a very distinct look. I think I have gotten closer to getting that down over the years. There are still a few characters I'm working on nailing down to what I think is their iconic look, but with Baroness I think I'm pretty close.

Baroness and Destro - 818


Some process shots








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I have a set of 3 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 $8 flat rate (domestic) shipping for 1 or all 3. 
International shipping is based on location.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Daily Sketch: Mutt and Junkyard - GI JOE...

This was a lot of fun to do, mostly because I always really enjoyed this character in the cartoons growing up, but I've also barely had a chance to draw these two. I think they were in one issue of the Joe run of the comics I worked on. But really it was a cameo, they weren't in it much.

I did this commission at Joe con, but never got a scan of it. Luckily the owner of the commission was willing to scan it in and send it over so everyone could see and enjoy it! Thanks again!

Mutt and Junkyard - 817



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I have a set of 3 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 $8 flat rate (domestic) shipping for 1 or all 3. 
International shipping is based on location.

I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them here as well. Please Email me if you need more details.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Daily Sketch: Scarlett Infiltrator...

I had posted this on my Facebook awhile back, but realized I hadn't ever put it up here on my blog. I did this commission a while back for NYCC. I was pulling an all nighter in the hotel lobby drawing this with another comic artist. It was a total blast drawing and talking all night long getting to know this guy.  This ended up being one of my favorite Scarlett pieces I've drawn! Lots of good memories.

The colors here are once again done by Simon Gough! I'm really looking forward to a chance to work with him on a regular book someday. Until then, I'll have to settle for his awesome commission work!

Scarlett - 816



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I have a set of 3 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 $8 flat rate (domestic) shipping for 1 or all 3. 
International shipping is based on location.

I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them here as well. Please Email me if you need more details.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Daily Sketch: Sgt. Slaughter...

This was another commission from a while back and I thought I had posted the colors for this, but as it turns out I hadn't. So here you go, in all his Slaughter Glory! Colors by Simon Gough, pencils and inks by me.
 I think this was also the first time I had drawn B.A.T.S....well, what used to be BATS.
Sgt. Slaughter - 815




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I have a set of 3 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 $8 flat rate (domestic) shipping for 1 or all 3. 
International shipping is based on location.

I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them here as well. Please Email me if you need more details.