2D Artwork: Nitro - New Character

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  1. GrungeWerX

    GrungeWerX Well-Known Member

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    Tools> Wacom tablet, Photoshop CS

    Here is the final version of my original character Nitro. I put a lot of work into him today, revamping him quite a bit. Most noticeably, his color scheme and face. I didn't like the slit down the face anymore and wanted to give him the ability to show expressions since, personality-wise, he's a victim of his own grandiosity. Of course with him wanting to be the next Prime, he needed a battle mask mode to better look the part.

    As far as colors go, I wanted to give him that gunmetal feel, while at the same time making him really shiny. The kind of character that would pop out whenever he's onscreen.

    Please let me know what you think. Hope you guys like!

    His bio is a work in progress, but here it is:

    NITRO


    Real Name: Drax Norad
    Faction:
    Autobot
    Function:
    Warrior
    Alternate Mode:
    Lamborghini Reventon

    “Might makes right...the Matrix will be mine!”

    Personality:
    If Nitro could be explained in a single phrase it would be “marching in where angels fear to tread.” Since his mysterious arrival on Earth, very limited information has been gathered about the deadly warrior called Nitro. Cybertronian datalogues indicate that he was one of several Autobots intercepted during a raid in Old Iacon by Shockwave's Pithounds. Although maimed nearly to deactivation and tracked for several astroweeks, he was able to elude them, retreating deep into Cybertron's core in search of Vector Sigma. Noone knows how he came into possession of one the lost keys to Vector Sigma, but it was believed to have been passed down from a previous commander. Accessing Cybertron's ancient supercomputer, Nitro beseeched Vector Sigma to be imbued with the power to defeat his enemies and restore Cybertron to its ancient glory. It was then that Sigma reformatted him, simulateneously offering him a glimpse into Cybertron's future, along with the words, “One day an Autobot shall rise from obscurity and harness the Matrix to light Cybertron's darkest hour.” Since then, Nitro has spent countless hours in training simulations, studying the war tactics of the leaders before him. His new purpose, to find the Matrix at all costs and lead the Autobots to final victory against the Decepticons. Even if he has to tear it out of Optimus Prime himself.

    Abilities:
    Nitro is an excellent combatant, logging countless hours of intense physical training. He is well versed in Cybertron's military history, including the forbidden tactics of Decepticon war generals. He is willing to take a blaster for a comrade in an instant and is fearless on the battlefield. His chassis is coated in Turbidium alloy making it very difficult to penetrate. In his alt mode he can reach sustained speeds of over 500 mph for over 900 miles.

    Weaknesses:
    Nitro, while courageous, is very arrogant and constantly trying to prove his worth as the Autobot's new potentional leader. Nitro's constant testing of Optimus Prime's authority and judgment has left him at odds with his newfound teammates. As such, he's constantly shunned by the other Autobots and spends most of his time as a recluse, studying old war journals. He chooses direct combat where a strategic retreat might be more tactically sound. Although well versed in war history, Nitro's personal ambition blinds him to his own convictions, making his judgment shaky at times when his reputation is challenged by opponents.

    - GrungeWERX

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  2. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    beautiful!

    i love that blue <3
     
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    Fantastic design, great color work too!
     
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    Dude, do f'ing draw for IDW? That is 'effing beautiful!
     
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    very nice I really like whats been done with the legs... but you know with us both having fan characters with the same name this can only mean war
     
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    Incredible work! I love it!
     
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    I share that feeling.
     
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    Wow, that is freaking awesome. Great Job!
     
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    wow!
     
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    *sniff* (happy tear) This is absolutely gorgeous....
     
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    This is awesome. Nice work with the Reventon.
     
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    Or a Wondertwin Power Team Up! :D 
     
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    Great Job :thumbs2: 

    This site needs more fan created characters.
     
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    really nice work! checked out your deviant art page and I really like your style
     
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    I've a character named "NITRO" too, :lol  At the time I created mine, no one had named a TF this, or at least that's what my Google and board searches told me. :lol 
     
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    well then... this can only lead to some sort of death match
     

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