2D Artwork: More Hasbro toy instruction colors

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  1. Carl

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    Moving on from my previous colors of Alternator instructions, here are various colors of Animated, Classics and Universe toys.

    Hasbro has some toy instructions available online as high-resolution PDFs. I take these and zoom in really, really far (like, 1600%) and then use the Acrobat snapshot tool to capture an area of the image (robot mode and vehicle mode). This gives me a large drawing to work with, that only requires minimal clean-up. I then color, add shadows & highlights, etc.

    Unfortunately, there are sometimes errors in Hasbro's instructions - occassionally mis-transformed to not using new heads on remolded characters, for example.

    Anyway, enough jibber-jabber. Here are Animated Prowl and Classics Mirage:

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  2. CryoPrime

    CryoPrime Cody A.

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    Nice, these are sooo clean. I really like the Prowl.
     
  3. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    They look good, Carl. You should do/post more.
     
  4. spamo123

    spamo123 Artist. Contact me.

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    Those are awesome and fun. They remind me of the old-school illustrations.
    How long did it take you to do them?
     
  5. Carl

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    Thanks! I haven't really kept track of how long one takes, probably an hour or two. I've got lots more I'm working on. I still need to work on my shading and highlighting and at some point I need to play around with adding markings / stickers.

    Here's Prowl in a more traditional police color scheme:

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  6. Carl

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    Fracture and Dragstrip:

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  7. Carl

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    Bulkhead:

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    ...and with the Headmaster:

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  8. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Those are really cool man.
     
  9. Carl

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    Thanks! :cool: 

    Here's Universe Ironhide:

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  10. Carl

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    Animated Jazz:

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  11. ANDROID PRIME

    ANDROID PRIME Well-Known Member

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    man, it would be cool to see these bad boys in action. great job
     
  12. Carl

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    Thanks.

    Here's Classics Jetfire, in his various forms:

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  13. Carl

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    Playing around with some effects:

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    Love that last one, very arty. :D  Keep these coming, that 'traditional' Prowl looks fantastic (makes me wish Hasbro would make one!)
     
  16. Carl

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    Thanks!

    Here is Animated Megatron (Earth mode):

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  17. Carl

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    Dreadwind:

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  18. Carl

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    Treadbolt:

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    Some more effects:

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    Animated Soundwave:

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