Heavy/Scratch: Cartoon Cell Shaded Masterpiece Soundwave

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  1. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    This was a commissioned piece in which the buyer gave me complete freedom and artistic decision making. Soundwave has the all of the normal modifications that all of my Soundwaves have; telescoping waist, custom sculpted head, segmented feet that allow the toes to rotate, added weight for stability, fully articulated shoulders, biceps, and forearms, and fully articulated hands by fakebusker.

    The paint job is 100% new for me. I have always wanted to attempt a cell shaded figure ever since I saw Encline do one a few years back. I also was inspired by all of FrogDNA's work. It is a pretty difficult technique to complete, but I was given some tips by a fellow artist on how to achieve the shadows that would produce the different effects on a figure. I used a few different light bulbs and figures out the best looking angle and traced the different effects before painting the figure. I really like the way it turned out and look forward to doing many more.

    I also had to go back to my black background photo set up because I dropped a FULL bottle of paint on my gray background..... grrrr...

    A full gallery can be seen on my facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/CustomFiguresByZ

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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    WOW!

    looks like he jumped right out of the cartoon. you never cease to amaze.
     
  3. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    I am just trying to keep up with you and Mikey! Check your pm's on the other site!
     
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    Great job! This came out really nice. I'm sure the buyer is stoked!
     
  5. Stormbringer85

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    Awesome man! good to see you trying out this style, I especially love the pattern on the tape deck, real sharp! :) 
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Fricken awesome
     
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    A true master at it again. Simply wow man.
     
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    I couldn't beleve this was a figuer. It looks like a HD CG or a cartoon clip. Superbe job.
     
  9. Rodimeister0088

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    wow, you make it seem so easy Z. i tried cell shading once, on Thunderwing but it was no where near this good!!! geez man would it hurt to suck just a little? lol. Awesome man. Always a fan of your work.
     
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    Holy CRAP, that is awesome. It really does look JUST like a cell image. If you don't mind me asking, how could one go about having you commission up another??!?!?!
     
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    Cell shading at it's finest, nicely done.
     
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    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    Masterfully done
     
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    Bot Marley Spider-Ham's biggest fan!

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    I logged in just so I could tell you how impressive this is! Wow!!! He looks amazing!
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    What episode is this? HOLY SHIT! It's a custom! Well done.
     
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    Very nice Andrew. Two thumbs up....... and toes!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I love it...its awesome
     
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    My favorite Decepticon, and you made him look like he came right out of the cartoon! Keep up the great work! :thumb 
     
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    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Absolutely fantastic!
     
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    Nice z love it!....slick paint apps, want to try cell shading....wouldn't even know where to begin.
     

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