2D Artwork: Obelisk Decepticon heavy artillery unit

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  1. ArtofJin

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    Hey gang! Heard about this contest and this site through a great friend of mine around the last min, so I really had to rush this lol

    My original character Obelisk! Initially I named him Lockdown, but I learned recently that there is a robot in the new animated series with the same name, so I had to change it, and.... Erector didn't really seem appealing : C So enter Obelisk!

    My character actually changes into a Caterpillar pile driver, but seeing out I couldn't find an actual one on the internet, we'll all have to use our imagination : D

    I've basically gathered likable parts from 4 different pile drivers I've found on the net, and just mashed those parts into this bad boy.

    Obelisk is a triple changer, when he is in robot mode, he can actually maneuver with great agility because his 2 powerful legs allow him the movement and speed similar to an ostrich.

    ******UPDATE****** added in the mechanics sheet for his artillery mode transformation and function : O

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    When he changes to battle mode, he'll sport as a tripod artillery. His giant hands will drill and lock into the ground, the twin turbine engines will shift down, while his rear will rotate towards the front. As the rear rotates to the front, they'll join together and lock into a long cannon. In essence, transforming into one giant, fast moving artillery for the Decepticons : D

    As for the choice and design for this character, I've always loved Constructicons and as well as construction vehicles, and I always wanted to see what a pile driver might turn into, seeing that the giant column part of those machines look like a giant cannon already hah hah

    I used 1 program (Photoshop CS) to create this from scratch, I painted this right on my cintiq 12" without having to scan any traditional drawings in prior to this.

    Obelisk (c) JinJian Xu

    Photo references (c) respectable owners
     
  2. TerraDestroyer

    TerraDestroyer "Sometimes crazy works."

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    NOICE. Interesting physical structure...kinda' makes me think of Spittor!
     
  3. MadHatter

    MadHatter Tripredicus Councilman

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    I love the robot design (walking with his arm all Sebulba-like). I like his alt. modes. I love the name (Obelisk > Lockdown). I love those cannons on his back. I like that he looks like he's grinning. And I like those drills in his hand/feet. This is definitely my favorite so far.

    He reminds me of a smaller, better-designed movie Devastator.
     
  4. Nachtsider

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    That's a very creative design, Jin - you've got the Bayformers aesthetic down pat, too! :thumb 
     
  5. Z.U.D.O.N

    Z.U.D.O.N Camshaft's Master

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    This is nice! A great new concept design and we now have a two-armed no legged Decepticon! xD Very nice details there, and I'm sure he has less balancing issues compared to Demolisher.

    Great job! Good luck for the contest! :thumb  :thumb 
     
  6. MunseMan

    MunseMan Chuck Testa

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    epic, lol at the human in the corner
     
  7. hyperdrive89

    hyperdrive89 Autobot Seeker

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    I can imagine the autobots going " OH SLAG !!! "
     
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    Oh, if this don't have its foot in the door, I don't know what does. This is so going to win.
     
  9. yumyumz

    yumyumz New Member

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    this better win! by far the best!
     
  10. brawl 56

    brawl 56 Aw..crap!

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    You´ve got my vote!
    This thing is so damn wicked!

    With your permission I´d like try to kitbash it ;) 
     
  11. Baird

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    That looks very polished, the design work is very accomplished, and I like the powerful look to him.
     
  12. iwasherenotyou

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    awesome
     
  13. jakxzero

    jakxzero Decepticon Unit

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    its perfect but i dont understand the part of the legs :/
     
  14. ArtofJin

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    @brawl 56:

    Yea sure man, it'd be sweet to see what it'll look like irl! : D
     
  15. ArtofJin

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    Well to put it simply the legs are formed by the arm part of the 'yellow pile driver' and it folds out to what you see here. The massive drills at the bottom of each feet can be used either for melee combat or to lock Obelisk firmly to the ground when he's in his tripod mode : )
     
  16. ArtofJin

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    Hey everyone! WOW thanks so much for your awesome feedbacks! I'll be sure to submit a mechanics sheet for my Obelisk on how he moves, transforms, and fights as soon as I make time! Though I'll try to get that part up before the actual deadline for the contest!

    Thanks to all and good luck to everyone in this contest! : D
     
  17. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Nice design! :)  Also lol'ed at the construction worker doodle that said "Lolwut" there.
     
  18. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Very cool! I like how he walks with his arms like that. The drills are cool, I've always liked the idea of drill-weapons. The construction worker is funny too.
     
  19. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out Are you afraid of the dark?

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    Please please PLEASE let ILM see this and hire you.

    The world needs more Bayformer Constructicons and you, sir, deliver :D 
     
  20. cnic

    cnic Decepticon

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    That design is awsome. There are some really talented people on this forum.( I'm not one of them) Nice job!
     

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