Monday, June 9, 2014

More than Meets the Eye....

Here was another commission that was a long time in the making. I had actually drawn the Optimus Prime years ago as a pencilled convention commission for a guy, Nathan. Later he asked me to ink it and make it combined with a  Megatron piece and have it all link up. So knowing the size and time it would take, it was going to have to wait, but as with all my commissions....it got done eventually. ;) Luckily I was able to wrap this up just in time for Heroes Con and Nathan was able to pick it up. And everyone lived happily ever after...the end.

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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 (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.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Superman...

Just to take a quick break from all the GI Joe posts, here's a recent Superman that I've inked up. I still need to drop in a Metropolis background. For whatever reason, I've never liked any drawing I've done of Superman, even though I really enjoy the character. I think this is the closest I've come to getting it.

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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 (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.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Baroness Sketch Cover..

This was cool to see, IDW finally did a blank cover for GI JOE. I've been trying to get one done on an issue I worked on for years. It never worked out for the schedule, but I'm glad there is one now. The blank cover is done on an issue Larry Hama and S.L. Gallant worked on for GI JOE: A Real American Hero. In this scan I've adjusted the cover details so it was strictly my art, just for the sake of the scan, but in no way do I mean to disrespect the amazing art that's already in the book. Also, I replaced the little figure Shannon drew of Scarlett in the upper left corner that's usually there. So I just wanted to say that as a disclaimer.

Still I love to be able to work on these blank covers that have the title on there, and see the illustration as a cover. Cool stuff!

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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 (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.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Duke...A Real American Hero!

I'm just realizing how many GI JOE con sketches and commissions I've done recently. It was more than I had thought. I'm going to have plenty of new sketches to fill another sketchbook that's just GI JOE stuff pretty soon.  Which in fact also reminds me. 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.

On to the sketch. Here's a Duke sketch, the lead man of the GI Joe's. Fun sketch to do and I wanted to include a background, but something a little different than him posing looking all poster boy. Something to suggest he's either breaking in, or out of some kind of Cobra compound. I like when these sketches can suggest a story, or make you ask questions about what is about to happen. I also realized I hardly ever get asked to draw Duke.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Storm Shadow...

Another recent con sketch for the GI Joe property. This was done back in April for the Chicago C2E2 show, I've just been too busy to post it until now. I've got a long history of drawing Storm Shadow and talking all about it here on the blog. You can search "Storm Shadow" or interestingly enough "Awesomesauce" and it will pull up either way. ;)

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Snake Eyes...

Man....I never get tired of drawing this guy. I LOVE it, every time! My inner child just gave my adult self a high five. Life is good.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dazzler...

Another recent con commission wrapped up. I'm working through these as they have come, so just going down the list here. Dazzler was next, I've only been able to draw her twice. My kids always dig these kinds of secondary characters, and Dazzler has become a recent favorite. So they got a kick out of this one. My daughter (5) was asking what I had on her feet. I said they're Roller Skates, and she had no idea what I was talking about. lol We really need to bring roller disco back.


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Colossus...

Here's a long overdue blank cover commission I needed to work on. I had it finished to bring to Heroes Con to give to Brandon, but I forgot to double check that he'd be at that show. He's normally there, but this year he wasn't able to make it. So I had the sketch done but wasn't able to get it to him. sigh. Atleast now it's done and I should see him at the Baltimore Comic Con in Sept. I've got a few other blank covers to get to that I should have done by then as well.

Colossus is easily in my top 5 X-Men, as my favorite characters, but also as my favorite to draw. This was a lot of fun!

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Batman...

As it turns out, I'm actually currently working on a Batman project. It's not for DC Comics directly, but instead through the publisher Random House. I'll post artwork for that as soon as I'm able, but it's very fun to be working on Super Hero stuff again. I'm wrapping that up very soon. I'm starting a new mini-series of 3 issues soon with a new property. I'll post more about that as I can as well.

Until then, I'll be able to show my progress on various con commissions, whittling down my longstanding commission list, and my list of Kickstarter Commissions from the Elders of the RuneStone campaign.

An update for that Kickstarter will be going out very soon, but just to do a brief update here, we are halfway done with issue #3 and nearly halfway done with issue #4 for the line art. We have publishing options in place as soon as the work's done and our goal is to have that all wrapped up and all the rewards mailed out in the late fall. So between now and then keep an eye out for updates on the kickstarted commissions and artwork through my blog.

Thanks to everyone that has supported us for your patience! The production delay has been entirely on my shoulders as we've needed me to fit in work around my deadline schedule and that's always difficult. I've had a few breaks recently that's allowed me to work out new layouts and keep production going for the next few weeks.

So on to my sketch. This was done at the recent Heroes Con for Jeff Streeter. Cool dude, and has already commissioned quite a few pieces from me. This sketch was done in his very accomplished Teen Titans sketchbook with some pretty amazing pieces already in there.  This is the Dick Grayson Batman from when he took on the Batman mantle a few years ago. You can mostly tell it's not the Bruce Wayne Batman through his gauntlets and bat-utility belt design.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Commissions and sketches!

Finally after a few cons and commissions worked into my deadline schedule I have some work to show. I'll try and increase  how frequent I update the blog and social sites.

To kick this off I wanted to spotlight a new color print I have available. This Baroness is a good example of what I offer for a head and torso sketch at conventions. Colors by Matt Wheat, a good friend and now production assistant for my studio. Atleast until he heads off to college this Fall.
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My next convention will be Baltimore Comic Con, This coming Sept. I'll be in Artist Alley.


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