This was initially a sketch for the GI JOE Battleground game that came out a couple years ago. But This version was never made. In the game it became a Sigma Six version of Duke. Diana Davis is a well known GI JOE collector of art, especially when it comes to getting more Duke sketches.
Like many Joe fans, I absolutely loved the GI JOE Resolute animation and highly suggest it as the best animated GI JOE that's been made. You should definitely check it out if you haven't already. All the short episodes combined it's right about an hour long.
My schedule has abruptly changed as I've taken on a new client. I'll talk about that more as I can, but in general I won't be able to post anything from that client due to non-disclosure agreements. However that new schedule will make it so much easier for me to fit in commissions and creator owned comic side projects. Which means catching up on Kickstarter rewards, Elders of the Runestone issues and CyberPunk Samurai. So be on the look out for more frequent posts, and planning on another Year Long Sketch-A-Day challenge beginning July 7th!
Resolute Duke - 740
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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 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.