Friday, December 16, 2011

The return of Awesomesauce, dun, dun, dunnnnn....

I'm pretty sure it's common knowledge that ninjas are in fact one of the coolest things in the world. Maybe second only to Chuck Norris. I consider myself privileged to be trained in the Ninja Arts....and by that I mean I learned how to draw ninjas, Im sure I couldn't fight my way out of a paper bag. Let alone assassinate that bag in the process.

At any rate, I enjoy the fact that I get to draw ninjas on a regular basis. This is the cover art for the upcoming Snake Eyes #11 comic coming out from IDW Publishing. For anyone not picking up Snake Eyes right now, issue #9 is a GREAT jumping on point. Interior art by Alex Cal, who does some fantastic work! and written by Chuck Dixon. I will be coming back on the book as of issue #13 as the regular interior artist.

StormShadow really starts to appear throughout Snake Eyes' book in #9, and will be a prominent role in series when I come on. Here are my inks for the cover, and the colors worked up by the Master of the Ninja Coloring Arts: Amazing Simon Gough!

SnakeEyes 11 cover- Storm Shadow -165

Pencils and Inks by Robert Atkins

Colors by Simon Gough

A Link to my previous Blog Post about my 
Storm Shadow costume redesign!
Storm Shadow ART

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Thanks for the inquiries, but the Original Art for this cover is already SOLD.
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  1. I'd say the fact that you even got your entire body to fit in that paper bag is a pretty admirable display of ninja skills.

  2. Justin at Generals Joes sent me, and his ravings at his site and on the What's On Joe Mind podcast are quite justified. Your work is lovely.

  3. I was actually just admiring this cover over on Hiss Tank. I actually hate all the Ninja stuff in G.I. Joe, but this cover is still pretty sweet.

  4. Only good ninjas get to wear skin tight shirts.