2D Artwork: IDW Transformers Mikalea Banes Cover

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  1. timshinn73

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    Here's my submission for the IDW 2nd round "Play-At-Home" Cover Contest being held on their boards. The assignment was to create a ready for color inked cover featuring a main character and 2 supporting characters in a specific setting.

    Two lucky PAH entries will be selected by the judges to move onto the 3rd and final round, where a lucky few will be given the chance to do an actual IDW cover. Fingers crossed.

    I'm in the Mikalea Banes group. Springer and Shockwave must also be included. The setting is New York City. The cover was to fit into the Transformers Movie universe.

    I had a lot of fun with this piece. It was fun to make some of my favorite G1 robots look like they might fit in the movie universe and still keep them recognizable. I felt it was important to get a decent likeness of Mikalea as well.

    A WIP can be found here: http://timshinn73.deviantart.com/art/Mikalea-Cover-WIP-78567519

    Anyway, thanks for taking a look. Feel free to share any comments you might have. I have already finished the colors on this piece but must wait until the voting has ended before I can post it. It's coming very soon...

    If you'd like to check out the voting, it can be found here: http://idwpublishing.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3417

    There are several groups with tons of very creative covers by many talented artists.

    The Mikalea group can be found here: http://idwpublishing.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3416

    Take care!

    EDIT:
    Here's the color version of the cover:
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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2008
  2. prowl007

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    That is Fantastic art you got there!
     
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    'I Autobot New York'!? Ha!
    It looks really cool! Nice job. :) 
     
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    I like to think of it as "I Transform NY". Seems to make a little more sense.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Chaos Prime

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    It does. But still think it's funny. Hell if I saw that t-shirt, I would probably buy it. Haha!
     
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    Ooooo I love it, has a pop-art feel to it :) 
     
  7. timshinn73

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    Glad you liked it. I hope to post the colored version next week.
     
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    all kinds of awesome
     
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    Thanks very much!
     
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    this is just made of win
     
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    At first I thought it was Incenerator. But it´s a movie version of srpinger. Awsome
     
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    I saw that the other day and thought the shirt was brilliant. If Botcon ever comes back to NY I feel like that shirt could be seen in abundance.

    Great job man.
     
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    The art is great and the shirt is brilliant.

    Awesome job!
     
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    I did use the Incinerator toy as reference for some of the details on Springer.

    Thanks!
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    solid inks, tho mikaela looks obviously copied. still, outstanding.
     
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    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Seems like a natural.

    Thanks!
     
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    In case anyone is curious, here is the colored version of the cover:

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    Thanks for taking a look!
     
  20. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I looked through all of the entries there and, honestly, yours is the one that feels the most like an IDW comic book cover. It's, seriously, full of win. At least to me, the way the image is centered, the setup (there's enough space for "The Transformers" livery at the top) and the immediate suggestion of A WHOLE LOT of action make it, in my opinion, the hands down best entry.
     

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