2D Artwork: Energon Predacon Maximus

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  1. kiyoshioni

    kiyoshioni The Knife

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    So I got this idea from WhiteMocha's Botcon 2010 thread where someone mentioned doing the Energon Combiner limbs in Predacon colors. I just happened to have ROTF Superion and ROTF Bruticus standing on my desk and started imagining them in the proper colors.

    I was going to try Digibashing at first but I just couldnt figure it out in Photoshop. Found a paint.net tutorial, but I havent downloaded it yet. If anyone has any Photoshop tips that would be great. I did manage to hand do some line art based off of TFU.info's images and then colored pencil them in.

    All I have right now is Divebomb.

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    What do you think?

    More to come when I have my next day off of work.
     

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  2. ssg4life

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    looks nice so far
     
  3. Hightech94

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    Dont worry any blue print you have i digibash
     
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    think that was i that inspired this with


    i have an idea for a set, earth mod g1 predecons,

    divebomb out of the energon terradive mold(you could remold some energon weapons for the wings to make it more divebomby, just like botcon ratchet had remolded weapons)

    energon bonecrusher as headstrong and tantrum,

    energon kickback/ blight (or something else) as rampage

    and razorclaw out of energon barricade,

    then they would all be aloud to combine into predaking without any extra cost to fp

    can't think up any enemies for em though, mayebkinda like the protectobots idea, fighting in different elements, or make the other 5 combiners aswell!
     
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    kiyoshioni The Knife

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    Yep, that is the post that inspired me.
     
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    never knew that i was inspiring
     
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    Very interesting Idea!!!, I think I will try this color scheme.
     
  8. WhiteMocha

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    Oooh, I like it! I never got a chance to try out samcool2007's idea in my thread, so I'm glad you're taking a stab at it!

    Predacon colors always look cool, and I like this mold a lot. I think it was a great choice for Divebomb!

    Have you decided on the other mold choices yet? I like sam's suggestions, though I would say Blight would make a better Tantrum (just because the dual cannons evoke bull horns). But Bonecrusher is a great choice for Headstrong, and Barricade is a good choice for Razorclaw. Rampage is a tough one.... maybe he'd be better in the Bonecrusher mold, and then you could use the Hightower mold for Headstrong.

    Oh, and when it comes to digibashing in Photoshop, it's all about three things: Layers, Color Balance, and Hue/Saturation. When I digibash I usually start with a dozen or so identical layers. I tweak the hue on each one for different body parts, then delete the layers above it so that only that one part of the layer shows through. Good luck!
     
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    I was gonna use Blight as Tantrum for the reason you listed. And Bonecrusher as Headstrong, just because the bot modes for both look really close to each others. Rampage is the hardest, and I didnt want to use any duplicate limbs. And that pretty much leaves Duststorm, which kind of works kind of doesnt. What Hasbro really needs to do is make more Energon combiner limb parts and bodies for the Universe/Classics 3.0 line. I'll have to play around with the molds for rampage and headstrong.

    I'll have to play around with Photoshop, I was having a really hard time getting the right colors via hue/saturation. Im also finding it hard to get any free time from work these last few days. Figures the one time I get an art project I want to do and bam, work doesnt let up.
     
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    Just so you know, we have a digibashing tutorial in the "Tutorials" section :wink: 

    You did a great job, and I like the idea :thumb 
     
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    kiyoshioni The Knife

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    Yeah, more are coming, this has just been a month from hell work wise.
     
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    really like this concept
     
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    GREAT idea, can't wait for execution! Keep it up!
     
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    what alot of cakes to do, good luck getting a break, must be hard work making all those cakes
     
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    not: i was not being sarcatics, soz if i offended you. any more to come
     
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  19. Cast

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    Well given the orginal preds were against skylynx you could just pick one of the ultra or above sized TF from the last few years and recolur that into something fitting, cyb menisor as Omega Supere springs to mind but I'm sure that are more interesting ones out there. Only way I could think of getting anything close to skylynx is using 2 of the autobot voyagers from E but they kinda suck and would be good for alt mold only.
     

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