2D Artwork: Alex Milne Hyper TF's - Coloring By Me

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  1. Joe Moore

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    I was given a piece of Alex Milne's art to color (with his blessing of course). I really wanted to see if I could color something this detailed. For the most part I am happy with the results (there are a few things that still bother me). But it took me FOREVER to color. Thoughts, crits and all that jazz are always welcomed.

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  2. Lonewolf

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    Holy sh**t that's an amazing piece, the colors are great and very vibrant.

    What I would give to color like that.
     
  3. Ger_Hankey

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    Wow, just lovely. I think thats fantastic. There is only one teeny weeny minor critisim i would have is that the yellow background is a bit too bright and it makes it a bit difficult to see the small TFs in the top left corner. Overall, an excellent job though!!
     
  4. iDarkDesign

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    I don't like the fire/ booster effects, for the rest the colors are awesome! and the piece is too.

    iDD
     
  5. Joe Moore

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    Yeah, I always had a hard time with that. Even when straight up painting. Fire has always been a weak point for me.
     
  6. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    I love it. That is one of the best renderings of Metroplex I've ever seen.
     
  7. Joe Moore

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    I've always been a fan of Alex's artwork. Ever since I saw his stuff for Energon. The guy can do some amazing hyper details.
     
  8. butz

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    Thats a sexy coloring job! I don't suppose you're willing to (or perhaps have the time to) do coloring for fan artwork?
     
  9. Joe Moore

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    I'd probably have to say no. Most of the stuff I do (outside of my full-time job) is comission based. The above piece was for me, to see how detailed a picture I could color. It also took me over 3 weeks to do as it was done in mostly spare time between work and commission stuff.
     
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    ....I think I'm falling in love. :lol  Dude, the artist is a real genious and those colors are perfect. Wonderful, just wonderful.
     
  11. butz

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    I figured as much, but thought I'd ask anyways.
     
  12. Josh

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    i agree

    that and like also already pointed out, the boosters

    other than that though, you really did a bang up job man

    this looks fantastic :D 
     
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    Damn, that metroplex made my jaw drop....and I think the colors are great...nice job man.
     
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    love it!

    but who are the two in the upper left?
     
  15. Spark

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    Looks like Mr. Milne's been studying Studio OX artwork, which is awesome. The coloring fits right in, so it's pretty much fit to publish.

    The only thing that might need tweaking is the colors on center and left side of Metroplex's chest, as they seem a little flat/simple compared to the rest thanks to the amount of space they have to cover.
     
  16. Joe Moore

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    Top is Top Spin right below him is High Brow.

    I agree completely. That was one of the last areas I colored and was getting a bit anxious to complete it. :lol  I may go back and touch it using the comments from this thread.

    Thanks for the comments and crits everyone. :D 
     
  17. artiepants

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    awesome job, Joe! I like the glows comin from Metroplexs insides and the rim lighting at his back !!!

    What's Alex up to, he was really starting to turn into a powerhouse @ the end of Energon, and i'd say this piece shows he's taen it to the next level, i'd love IDW to tap him for an arc. (NgBoy too after he finishes the DD crossover)

    EDIT: just noticed all the missile racks hangin' off UM, that's killer :D 
     
  18. Dreweido

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    It looks fantastic! I love the use of the bright yellow background! My only crit is a verrrrrry minor one the blue glow from the lights on Metro's chest on our right wouldn't probably light past the outer chestal region.

    Like I said, insanely minor. Great job and great commitment to it (3 weeks is a long time to care about a single piece)
     
  19. Belgrath

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    That's a real masterpiece, Joe Moore.
     
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    Amazing piece of art and the colors just JUMP out at you! Great stuff Joe.
     

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