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Sgt. Rock by AdamWithers Sgt. Rock by AdamWithers
A convention sketch of Sgt. Rock for Mid-Ohio Con '08.

Comfort and I have recently started putting up con sketch pre-orders through a couple forums (including our own Uniques Forum [link] ) where people going to conventions we're attending can sign up for sketches before the show gets started. When possible, we'll even start working on these before the show starts.

Every now and then, that leads to something like the Sarge, here, where I find myself with extra time on my hands in an evening and for whatever reason I can't work on anything else for a while, so I wind up doing a lot of doodling on one piece. Weathered, weary old guys are the most fun to doodle on that way, and this piece got crazy.

Suffice to say that the requester is getting much more than he paid for, but sometimes that's how it goes. I don't like to advertise these special 'Adam Got Distracted and Drew Like Crazy' sketches for cons because I just can't do that many of them, but sometimes one just comes out of me. Even at the shows, really.
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:iconlou331:
Lou331 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Oorah Semper Fi.

Great Render!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you, sir. :salute:
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Comicgrl Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Very impressive.
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:iconhammond09:
Hammond09 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
brilliant detail
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks. :nod:
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:iconpadeiro:
Padeiro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Man this drawing rocks. Nice work!! gonna put in fav right now.
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:iconjawsum:
Jawsum Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! The structure of that face! His EXPRESSION! Mreow, lend him to me? |D <3
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Artist
You can totally have. Be prepared for some stubble-burn, though. Yikes.
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:iconjawsum:
Jawsum Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine with me, prrrr *kitteh* <3
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Goddamn awesome.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sgt. Frank Rock, Easy Company. :salute:
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Artist
:salute:
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Artist
I honestly don't know if you can make a guy like Sgt. Rock work in the present day. The climate is so different, and the wars we fight have changed so much that the character would have to either change for the times (and thus not be particularly Rock-like) or be an obvious relic of a bygone era that's too out-of-place to function in modern times. If you transplanted a guy like Sgt. Rock into many of the complexly nuanced combat situations of today, would he even know how to deal with what the world's turned into?

Maybe it's a question worth exploring, but it might not wind up the way Rock fans would want. Not if it's done well and honestly, anyway.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Artist
Wouldn't have happened in the 40's, because back then it was still State vs. State conflicts as opposed to State vs. Non-Governmental Organization. Or the even more dreaded State vs. Tactic (ie: War on Terror, War on Drugs, War on Poverty, etc.), none of which goes anywhere good.

At the same time, WWII was not so cut and dried as it seems in the movies and funnybooks. Especially in the Pacific Theater, there was much more guerrilla combat than you usually see portrayed. Heck, if you look at Germany's occupation of France, it's got some striking parallels to the US occupation of Iraq.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Man it's been a dogs age since I last read a Sgt Rock comic. :clap:
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Artist
I think it's been that long at least since there's BEEN a Sgt. Rock comic :shrug:
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
A very long time. :|
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:iconcomfortlove:
ComfortLove Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional Artist
Way to draw an old grizzly dude bear
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Artist
:cuddle:
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Ego-Trap-graphics Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Excellent work
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Artist
Thank you :bow:
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:iconsignificant-pie:
Significant-Pie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Dude. Great hatching, excellent little piece.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Thanks, pal. :)
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:iconmutedartist:
MutedArtist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Nice work. Love the detail~ :heart:
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Thanks :nod:
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:iconcdubbart:
CdubbArt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome work! great detail here!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Thank you. I love little details like these when doodling :)
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:iconhawkeye:
hawkeye Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
wow yeah going crazy in a good way! This is an awesome detailed version of Rock! Great work!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Thanks. It was fun! :)
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:iconhawkeye:
hawkeye Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Welcome, looked like it!
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Mysticblackryu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
This is really great. He is so rugged and worn, I love the expression!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Thanks. He looks mean, and the ruggedness just makes him meaner :D
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:iconsilvertesh:
silvertesh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
The dimple in his chin is not NEARLY deep enough-- He should be able to eat cereal outta that thing! But otherwise, great job... I guess... :D
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Well thanks for the tentative praise, Tesh. Next time I'll use John Tesh as a reference, maybe THEN you'll be pleased. :sarcasticclap:
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jeremy-thebeast1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
cool
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JohnCLJansen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Adam...this is KICK ASS. I dig it. Definitely has the 'could light a match off his cheek' look.

And Uniques #4 looks amazing...

I hope to see you guys sometime soon.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Ah, thanks John. And hopefully we WILL see you soon!
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:iconjadeshadow1989:
jadeshadow1989 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
so mister withers, are you getting pumped for DC universe online?
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Nope. Not interested in online RPGs, so it ain't my bag.
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Quantum-Kid Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Amazing! :D
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
:bow:
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:iconproject4studios:
project4studios Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Holy crap! This is such a strong piece. You captured the character perfectly. Well done!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot, P4. It was fun to do. :)
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all i can say is "FUCK YEAH!!!" :D

totally kicks ass!! :thumbsup:
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Artist
Fuck yeah indeed, my friend. Fuck yeah indeed. :nod:
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jadeshadow1989 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
lookin smexy
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:iconfanoom:
Fanoom Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Looks awesome!!

What story is he from, i'm not that familiar with him
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