2D Artwork: Medieval TFs!

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  1. Jochimus

    Jochimus Well-Known Member

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    Here's the pencils for concepts I did of Optimus and Megatron:

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    I have their alt-modes pretty much figured out, but I haven't got those drawn proper yet (just notebook scribbles) - I'm also working on Jazz now and am still puzzling out Starscream, Soundwave, and Shockwave. But basically the Autobots all have vehicle modes (not actual medieval vehicles so much as they are medieval-styled) and the Decepticons have beast modes, mostly flight-oriented (real, like Starscream, or mythical, like Megs here).
     
  2. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome idea! The character designs are very cool. Though, Megatron looks more like Galvatron, especially with the 3 horns on his head. Looking forward to the next batch of characters you post up. :thumb 
     
  3. Optimus Prime Super Mode

    Optimus Prime Super Mode Autobots

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    You should try and make a 3D model of them :) 
     
  4. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I Like Those Very Much
     
  5. megs142

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    Awesome,I think you are on to something-keep up the great work
     
  6. Fairlady_Z

    Fairlady_Z Official Voice of Flareup

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    Very nice! I'd like to see more too! Reminds me of Escaflowne.
     
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    Cool idea, I really want to see the alt modes.
     
  8. Jochimus

    Jochimus Well-Known Member

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    Thank ye all! :D 
     
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    Nice job on both of them!
     
  10. Infosaur

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    Although Megs looks a bit like Galvatron (horns and waist) you captured his character very well.

    Can't wait to see Alt modes. :thumb 
     
  11. Sideways

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    i like them!!!

    for some strange reason, Monty Python and the Holy grail comes to my mind!
    WE ARE THE KNIGHTS WHO SAY NI !!
     
  12. Jochimus

    Jochimus Well-Known Member

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    Somehow I doubt Megatron is after a shrubbery. :wink: 
     
  13. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, that's actually really good.
     
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    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Wow, those are really cool!

    Awesome job! :thumb 
     
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    Awesome job on both! Don't worry about Megs looking like Galvatron, that's probably kind of hard to avoid seeing as Galvatron had a sort "Medieval" head design. Can't wait to see Alt modes
     
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    Dragon Megatron looks badass!

    What's Optimus's alt mode? He looks interesting too!
     
  17. Jochimus

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    Optimus' alt mode is essentially the same as it usually is (a big rig), only looking more like it could have been built in the 15th century...not just rivets, but the styling on the rims, the headlight lamps, etc. In real life that era wouldn't have had much for vehicles that wouldn't have involved being pulled by horses, which creates the same problem that G1 Optimus' trailer did. As a result of that, the Autobots have been something of a challenge for me in terms of making their alt-modes look like they could have existed in that time period.

    As it is, I think of these designs more as a sort of a "what if" spinoff from Beast Machines that plays like Robin Hood - Cybertron is now one giant techno-forest, and Optimus Prime and several Autobots return, a la King Richard and his men during the Crusades, to discover that the rebuilding civilization is being terrorized by the Decepticons, a la Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham, with Rodimus being the the Robin Hood figure in this.
     
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    I love the art, and I love this story description even more. Awesome stuff.
     
  19. chubbzilla

    chubbzilla One shall stand...

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    wow we now need a 3d model of both pppppllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  20. Jochimus

    Jochimus Well-Known Member

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    Here's Jazz:

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    And Starscream (whom I was originally going to make a raven, but I might save that for Skywarp, as I planned on giving the Seekers a 'bird' motif since I figure in this quasi-medieval setting, they'd be kind of like the Inquisition, swooping down on unsuspecting victims to inflict Primus-knows-what on them):

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    And, finally, I have Optimus' alt-mode - not very impressive, I know; as I said before, coming up with the alt-modes was a bit of a pain since back then they'd have used nothing but horse-drawn, so I basically had to re-work the Autobots' existing alt-modes to have a medieval aesthetic. And since, as I said before, I imagined these things as being post-Beast Machines anyway, the whole concept is a bunch of hooey to start with. :tongue: 

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