2D Artwork: Starscream Cel from TFTM: New Leader

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  1. Arkvander

    Arkvander Optimal Optimist

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    After seeing GrungeWerX's excellent renders of the '86 TFTM I was inspired to do my own. It's basically just a copy of a screen capture, but I re-drew the entire thing in Illustrator due to how well the program can imitate cel-based drawings. The background is another story, I'm no artist so I had a difficult time re-creating the background, which I did in Photoshop. I'm most proud of Starscream himself though. If I have time, I'd like to go back and do other scenes from the movie as they look so nice when cleaned up in illustrator.

    Also, this is my first TF Fan Art in a very, very long time so please leave constructive feedback if you wish.

    Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Mouse

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  2. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh wow, that's pretty good!
     
  3. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    You've made G1 Screams look pretty darn nice, he's High Res!! :thumb 

    The only thing that looks a little flat to me are his eyes...they need that evil gleam in them. :) 
     
  4. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Dude, that is amazing. :thumb 
     
  5. Arkvander

    Arkvander Optimal Optimist

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    Here is my newest one, Optimus in one of his most iconic stances. Again the background is really rough, but Optimus himself came out great.

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    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    That Screamer picture is gorgeous!
     
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    looks so nice and clear :thumb 
     
  8. The Crazy Collector

    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime!

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    Nice! I really like the one of Optimus!
     
  9. Arkvander

    Arkvander Optimal Optimist

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    This one is an experiment, I just used a couple of filters and the livetrace function of illustrator to achieve this look, I'm not really sure how I feel about it yet. It definitely didn't require as much work as the prior two though, I did this in less than an hour whereas the others took days.

    But it is stylized, and I like that much about it.

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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'm really enjoying this, bud :) 
     
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    Good G1 love!
     
  12. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    Sometimes it's a good thing the older posts/threads come back to life, I can't believe I missed Optimus!! He's fantastic..as always. :D 

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  13. Arkvander

    Arkvander Optimal Optimist

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    Coming back to this project after a long time. I find a lot of relaxation in doing these. So in honor of MP-36 coming out next week: IMG_0498.JPG
     
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