2D Artwork: closetrat's Avatars

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by closetrat, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    My avatar thread - aka: what I do at work in my spare time when I'm not doing tech support...

    *But to be fair, I have to re-download them at home to check the contrast & erase the BG.*

    Originally, I started this thread because I love MP's work, but felt his BB Camaro (both versions) were kinda weak, so I worked at it while I was at work to see if I could make it better.

    Looking at htem now, I think they're as good as they can get & I'm really happy with them.

    But I keep finding ones I want to do, so I'll keep doin' em as long as you guys keep wanting them...
     

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  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Hey man, these look really cool! Don't worry about stepping on Maximus Prime's toes with your work; as long as you're not ripping off his artwork, you're fine. :thumb 

    Also, go ahead and create threads for your own work so you can receive feedback from the Radicons as well as helping keep MP's thread on topic :thumb 
     
  3. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if I'll make anymore - seems to have pissed people off that I infringed on MP's territory, as no one's sayin' anything...
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'd say your jumping to conclusions here. I don't know of anyone who is upset or feels you "infringed" on MP's artwork. You're completely free to make all the artwork you want! Your post was simply moved to your own thread for the reasons already stated.

    There are a lot/I] of factors that go into threads receiving/not receiving comments. I know that many artists who create artwork and share their work on boards and such may not get attention from the get go as much. Be active an be patient. Keep creating your artwork! :thumb 
     
  5. megatronkicksas

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    Yeah, I like it, don't worry.
     
  6. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

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    It's awesome! I couldn't do it even that good.
     
  7. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Really appreciate the feedback - happy I could make something on here that someone would like... (used to make cursors & icons years ago...)

    Which do you guys prefer - wide wings or short wings & should I make the contrast stronger?
    Also think I should add in the gunmetal colors & tweak the colors - maybe even try adding the bondo'd splotches on the armor...
     
  8. Superquad7

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    I'm happy that you didn't give up so easily and that you decided to be a Radicon. :) 

    Speaking of your past work, I know I'd love to see it :wink: 
     
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  9. megatronkicksas

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    I too would love to see it.
     
  10. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    ...thing is, none of the icons/cursors are TF-related....

    I have partial Evil Dead, Fairly Odd Parents, & Legacy of Kain sets at home -- I'll upload them tonight or tomorrow if y'all want...
     
  11. Superquad7

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    Go for it, and simply prefix it as "Non-TF Art" :thumb 
     
  12. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

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    I like the shorter wings.
    DO A CONCEPT CAMARO ONE!!!!!11111
     
  13. megatronkicksas

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    Just do what supersquad said. I'd absolutly love to see them.
     
  14. closetrat

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    Started a new thread with the cursor's I saved to my hotmail acct - read the description for the reason:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-art/220985-closet-rats-cursors.html

    Thanks for the comments, you've changed my mind.
    'Cause as much as my eyes watered when making this first avatar, I think I'll go ahead & see what I can do with some more...

    Not too fond of the Concept BB - But lemme mod my ClassicBB first & see what I can come up with...
     
  15. closetrat

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    Here's a quick WIP for Mastergeorge...

    Still need to do the transparency & check the contrast (work monitor has little contrast -- stare at it for 8 hrs a day on tech support, so keep that down low...), but thought I'd show you a half & half...

    Think I might need to re-check the length of the arms on the Classic BB avatar now...


    ...looking at it, I may keep this combined image as a separate avatar as well...

    *update: mirrored both halves to make it easier to see the changes...
     

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    0ptimus__Prime Autobot Commander

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    Wow! That's pretty good!

    I can't even do that kind of pixel art, even if I tried!
     
  17. closetrat

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    *bump*

    New avatar WIP posted on 1st page...
     
  18. Superquad7

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    Please make sure you refrain from using "bump". Of course, post a message on when you update things, just exclude the bumpage as the only threads that are to be bumped are sell threads. Thanks, man :thumb 
     
  19. closetrat

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    New avatars up...
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    What did supersquads say to you? Did he pm you about selling off your TF collection? Don't bother with him because he's a lowballer. He once offered me $3 for a misb Alt Mirage. $3!!!
     
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