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Robin makes a plan by gatchatom Robin makes a plan by gatchatom
Another Upper Deck card image. I did this around the same time as the Blue Beetle Companion cover so I was into playing with single color ideas. The Robin image is all greens except for the stick Robin has in his hand as I wanted that to pop out. This was another one of those turing point pieces. I learned a lot while doing this one. I've tried to apply similar processes to each piece I've done since this one.

The bonus of course Robin has always been one of my favorite characters, whatever his form has been. Dick, Jason, Carrie, or Tim, it doesn't matter. The design and concept has always struck a chord for me.

Dexter Vines Inked this one. Dexter is an amazing talent. He's also a nice guy. When he dies he's going to leave me his Ultimate Iron Giant.
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psychowithawhistle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
This is fabulous~ <3
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padfootness Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
This is so cool--I--jeez :wow: lol, sorry, it's totally awesome :D
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I just got the printed card last week.
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Chadfuller Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
SWEET PIC!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Chad!!
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Chadfuller Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
your welcome Tom!=D=D
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wansworld Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thats his paln paly XOX!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
HAhahaha!
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NigthWhisper Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   General Artist
Wooooh!!! :wow:

love your drawing!!! :heart:
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:icongatchatom:
gatchatom Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!!
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mainasha Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
excelent job on the colors.
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:icongatchatom:
gatchatom Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!!
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
This is so cool! I really like the texture of the ground, (thats is a weird compliment, but its true). You really gave this piece a good feeling.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! You've really got some great work in your gallery. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my work.
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Gingashi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Artist
this is such a cool and solid robin artwork, I like it a lot! The theme of green is really well done and I really like how the sense of space and the weight of not only robin but the weight of the moment he is in feels very real in your own style.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!! I always go to the gallery of people who are kind enough to add my work to their favorites and I as really impressed with your work. I'll be watching your updates. Thanks for stopping by.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Very well done, sir.

Ahh, turning points...
It's a wonderful thing when you discover and deftly apply something newly learned to your work. A deeper understanding of color and storytelling is revealed in our appreciation of monochromatics and limited palettes. You have successfully directed the viewer's eye toward a certain area, without overpowering the character, the true focus. The brighter green leaves also serve to frame Robin quite effectively. All of this is supported by a solid figure drawing.

My compliments.

Ironically, the only Robin iteration I never cared for was Tim Drake. I recognize the angle and attitude they were going for when they created him. I just don't like him, or the new generation punk stereotype he embodies. Jason Todd was a cool replacement, and Carrie Kelly rocks. But in my mind, Dick Grayson will always be Robin, the archetypal superhero sidekick.

Besides, why confuse things? A robin is a robin. A "drake" is a duck. LOL! ;)
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hi Jerome,

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate the kind words. You're work knocks me out so it's high praise. This and the Blue Beetle piece really changed everything for me and I hope it shows.

As for poor Tim Drake, I must agree with you. He's okay but certainly the least of the Robins in my opinion. He's still never really rung quite true for me as a character and his story has only gotten muddied instead of more connective over the years. Just my opinion, I could be wrong.

I just know I'm going to get flamed for saying that.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Never fret about what people think of you're opinion. You're as entitled to it as they are to theirs. Just be willing and prepared to defend it, as well as humble enough to change it, should you honestly gain new perspective.
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Outstanding!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!
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gregorydarwin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
muy lindo, de verdad me gusta.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!!
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xx-memory Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
This is lovely!

I love the Robins too. They're nice to have around, I wouldn't be able to stand Batman's dickery and brooding if there weren't any robins.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Ammotu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
really awesome work, the coloring and posing look fantastic :)
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EntityBlithe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
The thing that struck me about this piece is the pose, and the colors. I find it amazing. there's just something so grasping about using just green, with a variation of different shades in the composition. I really love it! :D

It most definitely has me inspired! ^_^

*Faves*
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Wow!! Thanks! That's really nice of you.
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duss005 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
such a great story image man.
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Johnny-Turbo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
This is one of my favorite of your cards. I love the concept.. and the coloring on them hands.
Oh by the way I got around to watching kiss kiss bang bang.. and you were right. That movie is awesome.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
The hands are my favorite part. Good Eye Nick! Thanks!!
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is awesome. I glad you gave it another chance.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007   Filmographer
loves it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! man, that stick really does pop, sweet!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Insert dirty joke here:

LOL!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks Dusty. You know I do it just for you.
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
This looks awesome! I think I may have seen it somewhere before, but I still really dig it. Those Upper Deck cards sound like a really cool gig. I'm jealous.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
They might have previewed somewhere. I don't think I've ever posted this anywhere before. We know a lot of the same people so someone might have sent in to you?
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
The place I thought I remembered seeing it isn't public.
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Zombies, what can you do?
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Heheh
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
This is fantastic... the composition, the colors... great work! :)
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for commenting! I appreciate the kind words!
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
You're very welcome!
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JoshTempleton Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
Great job as always!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks Josh!
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JoshTempleton Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!:)
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You're incredible, Tom!!! Really!!!
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gatchatom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Um, far from.
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes you are! ;)
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RODCOM1000 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great pose and composition. :thumbsup:
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