Minor/Repaint: Cartoon style Classics optimus and trailer

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  1. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    My favorite classics mold by far and now my favorite figure to do in this style and to make things sweeter he was a real joy to paint, I figured that after doing the MP it would only make sense to go G1 on this guy, I have always loved the overall design especially the windshields of this mold so I went all out on the cel shading with the intent to make him stand out, I decided to also give him his G1 rifle for a more authentic G1 look and of course no G1 inspired optimus is really G1 unless he has his trailer, since the fansproject G3 trailer is in my opinion the best version made for this optimus I decided to go with that and cel shade it to complement Optimus, the only thing I didn't touch is rollar, since i believe he is awesome the way FP made him. Since this is a G1 homage, I wanted to keep the trailer simple and clean with the panel lining and shading doing most of the work and boy are there panel lines on this thing! I used stills from the 1986 movie and some episodes to see what kind of shading would make sense on the trailer, overall I'm really happy with the end result, especially Optimus, I hope you guys like him as well. :) 
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  2. thielmj

    thielmj Well-Known Member

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    Okay another awsome cartoon style custom from you, i gotta ask man do you do commisions? Also mod work at all?
     
  3. Jetcracker54

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    cool i like the color scheme but its more comic style then g1 i think
     
  4. jigs625

    jigs625 Autobot-TODA Operator

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    wow... are these hand painted? kudos sir...
     
  5. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    Lovely work!
     
  6. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    I have to say I think you did an amazing job painting this. I love the style, though there are a number of areas that look over done. I'm looking at pictures like this and it seems like you'd want to keep most if not all the shading patches large and sweeping to denote shading by a light source.

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    There are a lot of areas on the figure that have fragmented shading patterns which don't make sense in terms of how light affects an object and it's colors.

    I think the best way to approach something like this and to have more accurate lighting is to set up three point lighting and take some pictures for reference. You'd essentially be baking the light on with paint.

    Like I said, I think you did a great job painting it, but you could use some more preparation and planning to achieve a truly stunning result.
     
  7. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    Dude the way you've made the cartoon like paint on him makes him look like he LITRALLY jumped out of the screen!!! Fantastic:thumb 
     
  8. Tyrannosaur

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    It's as if you took an image of Optimus Prime from the '86 movie and made it magically appear as a toy!

    Holy crap you are talented! :D  excellent job on the windshields.
     
  9. wheeljack2010

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    Holy shit man, you did FrogDNA style, better than FrogDNA. Really clean, crisp, and vibrant paint apps and so cartoon/comic oriented it's as if he's come to life off of those panels! I do agree with Ny, in that you should take reference photos with a good light source and copy them for a more perfect overall look. Having said that, once you got that down, you'll be the king at doing these "stylized" cartoon/comic representations man. Keep em comin' bro'!
     
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    That is just too outrageous my jaw just hit my desk at work.
     
  11. Stormbringer85

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    thanks so much for your comment, PMd you bud. =)
    thanks, i guess he could pass off as comic based, he he. :) 
    Thank you, some areas are handpainted and some airbrushed. =)
    Thanks! =)
    thanks for the compliments and suggestions, I definitely agree that there is always room for improvement, and hey there is no reason why I can't do more of this guy! i loved working with this mold so I'm definitely coming back for a 2.0 3.0 100.0 etc if I have to! LOL practice makes perfect after all, still i can honestly say that I am very happy with the way this guy turned out as well. :) 
    Thanks! that's exactly what I wanted to achieve, glad you liked him! :) 
    Thank you so much! =) , although I aim to always continue learning and improve my work as well. :) 
    Wow, thank you! you honor me with your comment, although I am not trying to best anyone, just find my place amongst my fellow radicons, you guys! =) I will definitely look into your advice and Ny's for future versions of this guy and other projects. thanks again! your comment is really encouraging.=)
    LOL, you literally made me laugh for a good 5 minutes, thanks so much for your comment, try to get your jaw up before the boss sees you! ha ha just kidding! :) 
     
  12. vrba79

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    Sexually aroused!
     
  13. Trikeboy

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    While I'm not a big fan of the cartoon look that is becoming more and more popular, you have an amazing paint job. It is crisp, clean and it looks like it should beling on screen. Good job.
     
  14. Yaujta

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    I really enjoy how clean and crisp the colors are. The 'flatness' is what sells it for me. Excellent work, there.
    My ONLY critique is that the windshield blades are painted into the 'glass' rather than being red or black to show that they are separate parts.
     
  15. mampy

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    Awesome cel shading, although I agree with Nyarlahotep that some of it seems a little overdone.
     
  16. G60Force

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    all has been said :D  WOW!
     
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    Love the layering. Pretty awesome.
     
  18. prime326

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    Are you serious? That is gorgeous. Wow I love the shading.
     
  19. Megatron31

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    you are quickly becomeing one of my favorite painters on here, i love the cell shading look

    kinda wondering what it would look like if just the windows were cell shaded (contemplates this look on entire collection)

    gorgious work man gorgious
     
  20. CooljazCustoms

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    i think the whole things is great, but something about those windows is what i REALLY like about this figure. i know its weird, but they stand out so nice in my opinion!
     

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