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GI JOE vol2 no.2 ALTERNATE CV by gatchatom GI JOE vol2 no.2 ALTERNATE CV by gatchatom
So this was the original version of the cover to GI JOE Vol. 2 #2. There was some concern about the blood, and the weapon pointed at the back of Zartan's head.
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njelspam Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Awesome artwork, Your Royal Dudeness! Love the grittiness and level of excruciating detail in this one particularly. I salute you
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Wavewench Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Because, you know, soldiers NEVEr point guns at murderous terrorists.
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crash1973 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now you are going to disguise your self as a corpse
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PaddysDemon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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tre-tokyo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
This. Is. Rad.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Roboworks Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
SWEET! I love that cross hatch brush in the background! Very subtle. Great face work on this too!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm trying to push myself. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
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Roboworks Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey what else are we supposed to do as artists! Got to keep moving forward. These kids today are learning twice as fast as us. Got to keep it fresh!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I remember in High School seeing an old copy of American Artist magazine with an interview with Norman Rockwell, and how he was experimenting in his work in his early 80's. That struck me and has stayed with me. I have SO far to go in learning about art, and that it's a journey without a destination.
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Roboworks Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! I guess what keeps me going... and this might sound terrible, but meeting some old schoolers and hearing them complaining about how they can't get any work, etc. When you see the work, as much as I love it, it's just the same stuff they've been doing since I was in diapers. You MUST push yourself into uncharted territory. It's scary and frustrating, but ultimately rewarding.

Mostly I just get bored with my own stuff and jealous of what everyone else is doing. HAHA! :)
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ditto on all fronts!
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HUMUNGUStudios Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'd love to see the line art of this...
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'll post it up!
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CanadianTimber Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
This is fantastic. I have never cared for the ninja aspect of Zartan. I always figured he'd be a great nemesis for Flint. I picture a very Dark Knight struggle between them. Flint will have to do the unthinkable to beat Zartan.

For example, despite this looking like Zartan is beaten, there is no way Flint will execute him like that. Which means Zartan will get another chance - and will take it.

I think I love this image.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow! Thanks!!
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jt3fan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
There's concern about blood, yet how many places online and other media outlets did you see the double page spread of Cobra Commander taking a bullet in the head?

Either way, great piece Tom!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I guess it's different because it's featured so prominently on the cover.
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paco850 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
It lost some of the urgency in the other. This is much more compelling.
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jFury Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
i really like how this one turned out. the blood and gun at the back of the head are what make it so striking.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like this version better too.
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