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Cobra Commander Sketches by stratosmacca Cobra Commander Sketches by stratosmacca
A few warm-up sketches I did of Cobra Commander before working on another piece for cereal:geek's second issue. I haven't drawn the guy in years, so I figured I should do up a few practice sketches before continuing...

I even snuck in the stylish suit he wore in the G.I. Joe episode "Cobrathon" because... Well, he looks nice, doesn't he?

CC was my first crush back when I was a wee lass, aged five. I always preferred him in his hood and quite looked forward to seeing it onscreen. Probably because you can see his nice brown eyes :)
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Batbane2020 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Did u get my note
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nope. Send again, if you would.
Krimzon16 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dude were these done from ur head? They are awesome
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yep, and thank you :)
LittleDhampir13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Artist
*Loves and faves* very nice.
SwordAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Glad to know I'm not the only Cobra Commander fangirl. Terrific drawings.

What does the Baroness see in Destro when the Commander is right there.

GAH! I cant believe I'm in my 20s and still crushing on cartoon characters
Nim09 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess we haven't met, I am a HUGE Cobra Commander fangirl, and I thought I was the only one. But there are a few fangirls of CC out there that I've seen, you just need to know where to look.
OddConrad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
I'll go ahead an copy everyone else and pretend to say something original like, "These sketches are incredible and far superior to what I can draw and remind me why I started to love the Commander in the first place."
Or something like that ;)
Nala15 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very cool! I love all of them. *tries to choose a fav* They're all such clean sketches, and the anatomy is excellent. Great job! :thumbup:

CC was my crush too. :blush: Still is, unfortunatly...
Underbase Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(epic pictures require epic amounts of all caps)
Arrowe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
i always wondered why Baroness ever went after Destro... i mean, if i was her, i would've JUMPED CC's bones by now. seriously. rrrrr

your sketches totally do him justice wtf, i am envious! moar... MOAR. MOOAAARRR

(also i find him totally sexy in that silver mask but DUDE. his eyes are totally getting to me now. aaagh curse you hooded!CC)
TyrineCarver Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Woah, these sketches are better than most finished artworks I've seen of him O_o You haz mad skillz. *pat on back*

Lol, he does have nice eyes doesn't he? x3 *fangirl vibes* xD
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional General Artist

And yes, he has lovely eyes doesn't he? *drools*
SHREKRULEZ Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Corba Commander is still one of my favorite characters in the series and the movie, too. I missed Chris Latta. Too bad he's gone in 1994. 14 years ago. Damn, I missed the good old stuff very much. GREAT ARTWORK! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE LIVE ACTION NEXT YEAR!
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like your style!
Jukesette Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
*GASP* My dear, you crushed on him when you were a kid too, huh? Me too! Glad to know I wasn't the only one. XD

I love the sketch of him in his tux and those eyes... *SIGH* Man, sign me up for Cobra right now! :XD:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
You have good taste! Yeah, I think I definitely need to sign up for Cobra...
brnleague99 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Wait...a girl drew this?!

(Just kidding...guess I'm just remembering the old days when the very idea of a girl watching GI Joe was laughable)

...again, ladies, put down the pistols, I was just joshin'.

In short, this is some absolutely fine artwork. I've rarely seen the Commander look better, and although I'm just a dumb ol' boy, I too prefer the hood to the silver mask and the armored suit. Very good.
BenSoulstone Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Very awesome sketches of Cobra Commander! Each one's so awesome. :nod:

Cobra!!!! :headbang:

angelofdiversity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kobraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalal
lady-warrior Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
awesome pic! He was the first character I really liked when I was little. I prefer him with the mirror mask but yeah he does have nice eyes. :D Great sketches.
hdub7 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007  Professional Artist
This is awsome. I miss the old cartoon.
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
You and me both! I wish they'd get around to releasing the rest of the Sunbow series on DVD at some point...
rhannah Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
You know, you really should upload your older illustration of CC's origins. CC is one of the coolest villains of all time. I loved Chris Latta's voice in the animated series, and the comic book portrayal up until about issue #40 or so of the original Marvel Comics run. That Cobra Commander is a scheming, manipulative, calculating organizer of men with Fight Club style beginnings... building up the cash he needed by convincing weakminded fools with a grudge towards society to join his 'cult' and raise the initial fortune behind Cobra by selling household cleaning products, eventually subverting an entire mid-western town which became their cover. CC was characterised not as a effeminate buffoon, serving as comic relief, but as a truly formidable villain whose threat and malevolence came from his ruthlessness and ability to manipulate and play his underlings against one another.
rhannah Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
These are great! Its really nice to see some new Cobra Commander art from you. I love your older stuff too, but its been a painful break. I particularly like the pic in the top left with CC holding the gun with an outstretched arm.
Turkmen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
I also had a crush on him as a kid xD
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Glad to know I wasn't alone! :D
Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
He does have nice eyes doesn't he? lol :drool:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Indeed! I always loved 'em as a kid... :blushes:
Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
awwwwwww :lol: you were enchanted by his eyes eh? ;)
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KawaiiUsagiChanSan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
G.I. JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOE! heh heh this is great!
BoredRobot Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Personally, I prefered the silver mask. Everytime I see the hood it reminds me of a ghost from Pacman
mightybuck Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
noooo! hisss sssilvery masssk isss much better! ssso mysssteriousss, ssso sssinissster! though i mussst sssay he doesss look sssuperb in hisss sssuit. isss it sssewn from the world'sss finessst sssilk?

but seriously, they all look great. i especially like the one with the gun
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