Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by TF Mosaic, Dec 4, 2007.
Comes before a fall...
Tagline doesn't really jive with the imagery...at all.
Either way, this one doesn't do it for me. I like the Optimus Prime Wants You bit, but this just doesn't have the same appeal, either tongue-in-cheek or tribute.
The tagline represents Slingshot's role / personality in the "Transformers: War Journal" comic. It addsa little insight on what to expect from him.
If so should´t "Fear" be Silverbolt´s? What with the fear of flying and all... Bear in mind, it´s just a question, i´m not telling you guys how to do it.
I'll look forward to it. All's I'm saying is that the image is a take on the Iwo Jima picture, and that doesn't really say anything about pride to me.
Actually, we've got something else in mind or Silverbolt.
I see where you're coming from, but as I said, "Pride" is related to the story, not to the picture or what it's immitating.
The story is not a retelling of the events of Iwo Jima, the basic backdrop is war, a valiant struggle, where the odds are stacked against them but they'll keep fighting because failure is not an option.
The story is about those soldiers and how the war affects them, the choices it forces them to make, how the choices made in war are the hardest choices of all. Therefore while the Iwo Jima statue tribute was designed to be evocative of the conflict, it was not used to define what the story is. In the same way that the Prime recruitment poster from IDW was not supposed to indicate a parallel with WWII.
Hope that clarifies things a bit!
Yeah, honestly, I get it. It's just that once I had it, I didn't want it.
The scene is iconic, and because of that, it evokes certain emotions. Using it here juxtaposed with the word "Pride" is just poor imagery, with or without the tagline. It doesn't work well, at least not at face value.
But I'll look forward to the finished product, and I hope that I end up eating crow when I've got the full work to judge.
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