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Da 'Noks by Wry1 Da 'Noks by Wry1
Latest Joe commission, the Dreadnoks.

The basic idea was to do a modern take on the 'Noks, and keep 'em somewhat realistic. Basically no belly shirts and chainsaw guns. Also wanted to stay away from the og vibe that all the 'Noks were a buncha goofy dipshits. Figured a lot of these guys were ex-military, well trained, competent dudes....basically mercs with some "one percenter" biker ties.

This piece is pretty big, 15"x50", so I broke it up into three images so the details could be seen. First up is Zandar, Zartan, and Zarana.
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Xailenrath2015 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Phenomenal!
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Aaqil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
2 COOL BRUHH
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DieInFire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Hey Zandar, nice Misfits tattoo!!
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njelspam Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
These. Are. Too. Much.
Sheer brilliance.
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Komposti Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Allright, NOW they look much better than back in the '80s.. :) Just like Ksmith3620, I'm old school fan and do appreciate this.
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ksmith3620 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hello there Wry1, I hope you don't mind but I colored this one in as it was just too bad-ass not to and am an original Joe fan from the '80s and just had to color this. Love this idea of a modern version of the 'Noks and just love the pieces you did. Hope you like it. On to Da 'Noks 2... :-)

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Thanks again for providing such cool works and love your stuff.
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EagleWolf44 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Was always a Noks fan back as a kid had all their toys... great modern take, glad that they look more badass then dumbass!
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5nakeEyes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
This just oozes with all the yummy stuff thats bad for ya'! I Love it!
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GretS-FreedomRider Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the this verison! If anyone looked at the orgianl bios in any of the resource books , it states that most of the `Noks were ex-military. Many of the biggest and baddest biker gangs founded by vets. One of the many reason why Larry Hama is still a legend. The man knows his stuff.
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tenchimyo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mission accomplished! I'm diggin it
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pimphand Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really impressive re-imagining of the Dreadknoks. I think you really took this to a cool place. The details are amazing the tattoos, kit, and weapons. Great stuff man. Really like the Zarana and Zandar.
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Wry1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
well right on man, hope to have some colors soon.
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CerealGuy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
You Nailed It bro. These Dudes are scary
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Wry1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks man, glad ya dig!
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BsainNWO Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
These are awesome!!! I really hope you do get a chance to color these.
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Wry1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
me too!
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Khan-Krum Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Hell I have missed the Misfits tattoo the first time I have seen the picture. Fav! Is i colour version in planning?
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Wry1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks man, glad ya dig! The commish was just for greyscale, just the graphite. I would like to see this colored for sure though, hopefully I'll get dome time to take a crack at 'em soon...ish.
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Khan-Krum Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
That would be great. But the pics are great anyways. Lot's of love in the details.
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jamarmiller Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
nice!!!
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dstorres Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
You have a gift for rendering these unsavory felons. Bravo!
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Wry1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
ha! right on man, thanks!
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