Fan Art: Does anyone know who drew this?

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  1. Heatseeker

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    KillerVenom225647 on youtube has a lot of tributes that feature this picture and I'd love to know who the original artist is.

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    I've scoured the internet, forums, fan art sites and I can't seem to find it anywhere. This is from a screen shot that I took of one of KillerVenom's tributes. I would absolutely love to have a high res version of it. I love this pic! Heck, I'm not even sure if it's fan art.

    Thanks.
     
  2. littleiron

    littleiron Little I.N.S.A.N.E IroN

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    The lineart was done by KingStarscream
    He shows up quite often on this board
     
  3. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Power trio of the Decepticons.
     
  4. DarkDranzer

    DarkDranzer Well-Known Member

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    Hmm...I'm curious, did KillerVenom225647 ever ask permission to use artworks by other artists? Because a few people I know from DA had some trouble with people from YouTube stealing their works and putting them into their videos without permission :/
     
  5. Heatseeker

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    Cool. Thank you.

    HHmmm. I don't have a clue.
     
  6. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    Johnny, where are you? Post a higher res version of that when you get a chance please.
     
  7. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I love King Starscream's style. Apparently, so do lots of other folks, since he keeps having his work used without credit.
     
  8. King Starscream

    King Starscream <b><font color=blue>The Royal Seeker</font></b> Veteran

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    Tell me about it . . .

    That version had the colors done by our very own unicron. It was one of TFW's wallpapers a while back.
     
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  9. Heatseeker

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    Shortly after reading here that you did the lines on that pic, I googled your Deviant art page and added you to my watch list. I absolutely love everything on there. I know you've heard it time and time again but your skills are amazing. :D  I wanted to use that pic as the wallpaper on my computer and possibly get a print for my office wall.
     
  10. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    In that quality it looks like a SNES videogame screenshot of a game cinema or something...cool.

    Ones style and the image itself should be distinct enough that people should know it's you even without credit. While the whole creative control thing is difficult, in this case its not like he's selling it on tshirts. Honestly, its better to have people enjoy your work than to put giant watermarks on it (yuck) and hoard it all on a Deviantart :p 
     
  11. King Starscream

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    Someone already has tried and done the t-shirt thing already :mad 
     
  12. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Would reporting them to Hasbro for using copyrighted material for profit take care of all the legal work for you?
     
  13. kjeevahh

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    i dont care about people 'stealing' my stuff, it happens, doesn't do me any harm, and means that more people get to see it. sounds good to me!

    the only time i have a problem with it is if people are selling it as their own - i've had a couple of flash games appear on every bloody games site known to man before without seeing a penny of the advertising revenue they are making from it.
     
  14. Zeta Otaku

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    Long story short -

    T-shirt company hired to do TF shirts
    T-Shirt company hires freelancers to do art
    Freelancer googles popular TF characters and grabs a cool looking one
    Freelancer does some personal touches to the image and sends it to t-shirt company
    t-shirt company sends to hasbro who approves design
    T-shirt is made

    So, the whole problem with this is that, while yes, it IS stealing, it's stealing an image for a company who owns the rights to that character's image...

    and Johnny loses credit for the image and the guy who commissioned him to do said image (me) gets pissed since they paid him to do the art...
     
  15. BMGFX

    BMGFX Awesome Spooner Veteran

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    Let me whip up some newer versions of that with some widescreen love as well. I actually traced 2/3 of the original image into vector format, so maybe I'll finish that up as well.
     
  16. Bryan

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    I would love that, for real.

    Please do!
     
  17. DarkDranzer

    DarkDranzer Well-Known Member

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    Well if you can could you please get in contact with him and ask? Or you could PM me his e-mail address so I can ask him myself. Thank you :) 
     
  18. BMGFX

    BMGFX Awesome Spooner Veteran

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    here are the updated lines...I have to finish the colors on soundwave and I'll be done with the full update. I want to get it printed at like 50 feet size :D 

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  19. Primus

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    That's pretty awesome. I'd love to see a lifesize printout!
     
  20. BMGFX

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    Me too...I wonder how much that would cost lol
     

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