|12-11-2007, 05:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2005
My name's Kris, I'm an illustrator that after a long absence of actually getting stuff done has just returned to fan-art on the intarwebs. I'm new here and you'll see me in the Fan Art forum posting up any new art (GI Joe related, of course) I end up doing. My art style is very heavily influenced by western animation styles and in whatever art I do, I go into it with the fake scenario that I'm doing it as if I was in charge of character design for an animated series of whatever I'm doing art of.
I just started back up with the art-thing and the first piece I've done is my take on the Iron Grenadier incarnation of Destro (which I've also used his head as my avatar)
Here he is:
Please check it out, let me know what you think, I hope you like my take on my fave incarnation of Destro.
There are 2 crappier GI Joe related art pieces way back in the DeviantArt archive, but they suck. (A so-so but too tall Sgt. Slaughter and a really broke-ass afwul stretched out classic Destro, these were test pieces and they SUCK) So far IG Destro is the only new Joe related art I have up, but more characters to follow VERY soon (got a few in the works as we speak)
I will be getting more GI Joe related artwork done continuously in the near future (Joe was part of my "toy/cartoon holy trinity" as a child along with Transformers and Masters of the Universe) and I hope you'll enjoy what I have to show you :-) I do art of other things than GI Joe, but it will be one of my more frequent subjects.
Long-winded post is long-winded (I have a habit of it sometimes, apologies in advance)
Check out my art online! GI Joe art (TONS more to come) and more! It will melt your face, I promise!!! (OPEN FOR COMMISSIONS)
|12-11-2007, 07:31 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Apache Junction, AZ
To be honest, I'm not really crazy about that style (I thought it was cool when I first saw them do it w/ Batman because it was different, but I didn't think it'd take over every other cartoon)...maybe this is the reason why I think your other Joe examples are just as good.
Sgt Slaughter has always been an exaggeration in my eyes and you really bring it out.
I particularly like how you gave a Roman-like chisel to your IG Destro. Even if I'm not a fan of the style, I think it's awesome work and I'll definitely keep an eye out to see if/when other spins on favorites show up in your collection (like Zartan, hint, hint)!
Last edited by n3rf; 12-11-2007 at 07:35 AM..
|12-11-2007, 08:20 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Columbia, MO
Great job, I like it! How about a CC/Destro confrontation based off issue #118 seen below:
|12-11-2007, 08:31 AM||#4|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
i tend to be a fan of all artistic styles, except anime...i like seeing different spins on the same subject matter...this is really cool Kris...
i like all the stuff you've done...although a little on the more kid'ish side, i'd watch a Joe cartoon in this style...the Sarge and Classic Destro are equally as cool as your IG Destro...i'm really dig'n the Superheros too
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|12-11-2007, 09:56 AM||#5|
Ground Support Pilot
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Strafing runs over S.E. Michigan
That is some very cool work. I could get behind a show done in that style, I think. Great stuff, keep it coming.
|12-11-2007, 10:25 AM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
Very Cool work. I like it. I also would like to see a Zartan but either way, keep them coming.
|12-11-2007, 01:48 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: M.A.R.S. EVERGLADES ARMORY
I friggin' love it...but then again, I'm an IG Junkie, so I'd say I love it either way!
|12-11-2007, 09:00 PM||#8|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pottsville, PA
I like it!!! Great Job!!
My feedback thread:
|12-11-2007, 09:58 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Over the rainbow where your mom is at son
Another illustrator? This place is getting less lonelier! Chock full of for the win!
Welcome aboard Kris, I like that Destro drawing!
|12-12-2007, 12:34 AM||#10|
THIS IS SPARTA!!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Welcome Kris!! This picture of Destro is OUTSTANDING!! The color choice & balnce is just great & I love the weight the figure has... I totally relate to everything you said about your Cartoon/Toy Trinity, & designing a project for Joes like you were in charge of the character design for a new animated series, as I think the exact same way... I drew my Scarlett Avatar, & will be doing a project similar to yours in 2008 for GI Joe, & I very much look forward to you works!!
PS: Your He-Man ROCKS!!
Last edited by Steel Brigade; 12-12-2007 at 07:26 PM..
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