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GI JOE ORIGINS 16 cover by gatchatom GI JOE ORIGINS 16 cover by gatchatom
This is the second version of this cover. Originally I drew Zartan in his original costume. I was asked to redesign his look to bring him more in line with the more realistic look of the other characters. I took my inspiration from Motocross body armor primarily. I hope this look takes hold for a little while.

The story took place in South America so I took a lot my color ideas from film posters of the region.
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GlaceLeau Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this a few days ago on the Gi Joe wiki and remember thinking it was awesome, so I was excited to see it here! I love it. I liked the colors on your alternate, but the figure on this one feels more dynamic. This has to be my favorite picture of Zartan (who is my favorite Gi Joe character), even though I miss his classic midriff outfit, heh. Makes me want to hunt down the comic.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks!
Zartan was always a favorite of mine too. I was thrilled to get the chance to draw him, on not just one, but 4 covers. Go hunt down the comic! It was a great read!
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Andy1976 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I love the new look for Zartan and the look of the cover overall.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I appreciate the comment.
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wolfprime Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
This version is definitely more modern and Resolute-esque. I'm digging the bg colors especially and the contrast between its organic look and the slick computer, modern look of the figure.
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I prefer this one! :)
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Ammotu Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work! just love how vibrantly dramatic the colors are :)
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gatchatom Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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strib Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
this one is a winner...nice updated costume.
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dfridolfs Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Cool armor design!

Been digging all the Joe covers. They need to let you do your own mini or one-shot.
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