2D Artwork: Movie Bumblebee Redux

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  1. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    OK, here's 2 pics of my Bumblebee head. First...

    STANDARD MODE:
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    I tried to get some of the familiar hex-shape from the G1 cartoon BB in the face while also trying to give as many options for animating the eyes and mouth as possible.

    This time I decided to start with 2 designs in mind. I'm not totally into the whole "battle mode" thing yet, but I haven't seen the official finished product, so we'll see. Anyway, it seemed natural to do a battle mode for BB because the G1 toy looked a lot different than in the cartoon (which, of course most of the TFs did). So, G1 toy BB becomes...

    BATTLE MODE:
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    I'm curious to hear what you think. I value any thoughts you'd like to share. Thanks for taking a look!

    EDIT:
    UPDATED STANDARD MODE BUMBLEBEE
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    Lengthened the face. Trimmed some baby fat.
     
  2. OmegaVPrimus

    OmegaVPrimus Well-Known Member

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    Uh......Well he could work with the battle mode in the movie, however I just dont like the face...it look's like he was formed from rock's....Well no judging your drawings like that I will say you must have tooken some time on these so I will give cred where it is due, nice job!
     
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    Great work! Far better than the Bay Bumblebee...
     
  4. Cory Bauer

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    timshinn73, I really really love what you do with these head redesigns. I think it's great that you try to retain ILM's style while paying tribute to the G1 characters we know and love. Most people just whip out a straight-up G1 cartoon head and say "it needs to look like this!", but you actually take the time to follow the body styles and keep animation in mind.

    What you've go there is a great start. However, the first thing I thought it looked like was a Yellow version of Energon Arcee: http://tfkenkon.com/collection/act200/

    He looks more female than he does male. Mostly, I believe it's the mouth, but the eyes could be a little too feminine as well. Maybe someone else can help spot exactly what it is. I believe just a little tuck and pull and it would be there. Great work!
     
  5. timshinn73

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    It's fun to try and match what's been done but give it a twist, I guess.

    You win the "the standard head looks like Arcee" award! I knew it would happen (because it's true) and you were the first. LOL! I'm sure not the last either.

    Someone on another board said he looked more like a kid and not like a teenager, which would work better. I think that's right on the money. I may give the standard mode one more try.

    This is the hardest design I've tried to tackle so far.
     
  6. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    The firs head looks... child like. I like the direction you're going, and I LOVE the battlemode face.
     
  7. Blunticon

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    Its to bad he wont look something like that. Currently it looks like Bumblebee is leaning towards looking like a Gold Miner..
     
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    1st one's cool but that battle mode is friggin amazing!:rock 
     
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    Both are well done, but the first seems a tad too feminine actually.
     
  10. timshinn73

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    Updated it some in the first post. Hope that helps a bit.
     
  11. Lonewolf

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    Great design, I love it.
     
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    Nice! I really like the Battle mode. :thumb 
     
  13. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    :(  I really wish this was what was going to be in the film. These look fantastic.
     
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    Nice face design. I would love it if the movie was like that.
     
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    not too put to much presure on timshinn73, but you DO realize the next step? Someone's got to attempt to animate these.
     
  16. timshinn73

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    That would be pretty cool.
     
  17. Cory Bauer

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    That is the real test. Can they smile? Look angry? Say their vowels? :) 
     
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    I don't get why everyones down on movie bumblebee, the best part of a TF is being able to tell what it turns into and with Movie BB you can tell that his head goes towards the rear, since the gascap forms his mouth.....
     

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