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GI Joe ToyFare Cover Painting by mikemayhew GI Joe ToyFare Cover Painting by mikemayhew
An oldy, but a goody. ToyFare cover, circa 2004(?). 11X17 in acrylic.
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:iconbat973:
bat973 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
A beautiful job
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:iconmartinhanford1974:
MartinHanford1974 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Only just seen it,great stuff!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Cobra Commander and the Baroness are the pure definition of evil.
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VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kool
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Biohazard-Dragon Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
i would so love to be you apprentice : )
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
where do you live?
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:iconbiohazard-dragon:
Biohazard-Dragon Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
currently live in San Diego California
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GeekVarietyDotCom Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I cant believe its taken me this long to track you down. I've seen this only all over the place and nobody credited you for it. I adore this piece! This is simply fantastic and I'm glad I finally get to tell you how much I love it.
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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BigStevieCool Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
baroness looks like claudia christian.
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:iconprimeop:
PrimeOp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Loved this pic from the first time I saw it. Cobra Commander looks like he's in the middle of driving his troops into a frenzy with another crazy John Whorfinesque speech. The Baroness looks dangerous and has this great Claudia Christian vibe instead of the cookie-cutter supermodel look.
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FabioCaravieri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
itīs very cool.
I start to paint with acrilic .
Can you said in same steps, your job process?
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djlegaspi Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
cool!
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:icondylanio21:
Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I've seen this a bunch of places!
I love it!
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
awesome job!!!!!
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Acid-PopTart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I think the look of the Baroness face is perfect to be quite honest... she's always had the ability to get her way and I think it shows here. Women have a lot of different sneers, and this is so full of smugness, I like it.

I also liked the overbust idea of her costume, makes a bit more sense, especially if it could be some kind of armour. When I was requested to do the Baroness cosplay, I used this as reference while putting it together.
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johnnyjester Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very cool but it could use some tweaking. The Baroness should look somewhat contemptuous and not so goody goody. Maybe a raised eyebrow and slightly sneering. Half a smile at best.

Cobra should look slightly hysterical and have a crazy gleam in his eye. The eye slits could be tighter since cobra is supposed to have reptilian skin underneath the mask....which is why he wears it. He doesn't want anyone to know he's quite freakish looking. Unless my history is wrong...now I'm second guessing myself...oh well. ;)

The wood grain on the podium could look a little more natural as well.

It's still pretty awesome! I always had a thing for the Baroness. ;)
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
If only someone could make a GI Joe movie as awesome as this painting...
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Dhutchison Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Now that's a proper Baroness! :ahoy:
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:iconmjasonreed:
MJasonReed Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Sweet. Baroness kinda looks like the actress Claudia Christian from TV's Babylon 5. Great work!
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:icontheartyst:
theartyst Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
U are so right = looks just like her :nod:
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:iconpescime:
pescime Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
I remember this issue, in fact I bought it for the cover you painted.
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DavidSerret Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
NO critiques 'cause it's flawless! =D
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GriftersArt Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is astounding! The realism is amazing and the baroness I think bares a striking resemblence to the woman off Babylon 5... You know the one I mean?.. and even though you can't see cobra commanders face, it doesnt matter because you've conveyed so much emotion through just the eyes.
Very cool sorta hitler-esq podium thing as well. You could read so much into that!
Definite :+fav:
Great job!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
dig it! :thumbsup:
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:iconcavalars:
cavalars Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
my god!
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:iconbakart:
BAKART Featured By Owner May 22, 2009   Digital Artist
nice one!!
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VAREK666 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
EXCELLENT
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
classic material man=]
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iris1999 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omg: well done:D
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NeilEricson Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Niiiice!
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smbhax Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ah, the Baroness. Always a pleasure.

The perspective of her torso seems a bit off to me somehow, but I may just be distracted by the shiny reflections off that slinky suit of hers.
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:iconadistm:
adisTM Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
man.. this is just the best depiction of the commander & baroness. i've seen this a while ago, 'been wondering when you are going to post this here.
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kasF Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Student
Lisa Ann? Dope picture by the way. Watercolor?
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CindTheSarkany Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
acrylic
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:iconkasf:
kasF Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Student
man, that's awesome. can't tell sometimes-- acrylic is just a pain in the ass for me.
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:iconfreebird2005:
Freebird2005 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I don't care how pro-Joe I'm supposed to be, Cobra is just so damn cool!
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StruggleFish Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rock on!!! COBRA!!!
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AndersonBlackAdam Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing as usual!!!
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killaCaravagio Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WHY SHE LOOK LIKE SARA PALIN
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blurb9 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Check out the date on the picture, it is kinda before Gov. Palin was on the national scene, right? :-)

Politics aside, it is a nicely realistic painting, I can only turn green in envy at the artist's ability compared to my own (or lack of ability *grin*).

Darn, I am suddenly seized with the desire to go check out the GI Joe movie while it is still at the theatre. ;-)
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RobBurgess Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
WOW, this is amazing... (a small tear runs down my cheek)
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:iconfig:
fig Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is classic, just how I would picture Cobra Commander and The Baroness.
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is sooo good. I loved this cover!
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jdupin Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent.
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KBeDD Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
WoW!!! Awesome...
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