2D Artwork: TfA 84 Geewunified

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  1. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

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    This is super awesome true geeewun Transformers 84 style yay!!!

    ....Yeah, I'm not too big of a fan of the whole lets redraw Animated into "G1" thing. Mostly because a lot of the ones I've seen seem to take out all of the actual defining characteristics of the original design, leaving a rather generic looking bot. Though technically well drawn, their "G1" designs really show a lack of inspiration and imagination when it comes to character design imo. Not to mention what I find to be a rather clouded perspective of what is strictly "G1".
    So I've taken a stab at this concept, though instead of trying to redesign the core characteristics of the designs, I attempted to translate them out of the Animated style and directly into the old 84 cartoon, still retaining their original characteristics.



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    Here we have Bulkhead. I mixed characteristics from G1 Hoist and Omega Supreme to transform old Bulky to a 84 style.
    I as much as I'd have loved to leave it in, I couldn't think of many G1 bots who actually had an under bite jaw like his, so I kinda translated that characteristic into a faceplate.


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    Here we have Lugnut. Before you'd like to tell me how clamp hands don't have any place in G1, I'd just like to direct you to G1 Autobot Whirl .
    I have to say though, given Lugnut's deco as a purple bomber, he may actually be more suited to G2 then G1.


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    And here we have Lockdown. I tried my best to take his original character design and de-evolve it into a 80s cartoon style. I think I may have gone a bit too blocky in his legs, even for 84 G1.

    I only drew characters that weren't actually in G1. I donno if I'll actually do more or not.
    Redrawing Prime just seems redundant to me, as it would just end up with me drawing a picture of basically G1 Prime, only with some very slight little detail differences.
     

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  2. HiKaizer

    HiKaizer Plot Botherer

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    Lockdown looks right on, but Bulkhead...he looks kind of different and in a way more like a contemporary cartoon attempting to have a kind of retro flavour? I don't think it's a bad thing though, just a little unexpected.

    Lugnut's glorious body however looks a little uncomfortable. ;) 
     
  3. Blitz.

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    I get an odd Gobot Vibe from them and I cant help but look at lock down and think of crusher.
     
  4. Paxtin

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    lol Yeah, I thought that myself after I drew Lockdown. It's the head design. I tried moving his face down to try and just make his "neck" into a full Brawn style helmet, but it just looked stupid.

    I guess it just goes to show that Lockdown can't fit in with the puritan fan's idea of a G1 universe. His design is just too radical.

    Most 84 G1 bots did. Look uncomfortable I mean.
     
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    well that's the fun of artistic interpretation. You never know what people will come up with till its done

    I'd dare to say if every one here did their own LockDown none of them would be the same yet all of them would be instantly recognisable as LockDown.

    Any ways I do like them. Lugnut reminds me of something I'd see in the Ark books.
     
  6. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    They look more like 1985 (second season) TF cartoon designs to me.
     
  7. Malunis_T

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    I adore how these look. :D  Hope to see more!
     
  8. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    I love these! The Lockdown one really reminds me of a Go-Bot for some reason. Can we expect to see some more from you?

    There's tons of characters in Animated that weren't in G1 :D 
     
  9. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    lockdown's right up the 84' alley. :D  he should hang out with devcon
     
  10. Paxtin

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    Well at least I hit it somewhere in the general 80s toon realm.
    Thanks. :cool: 

    I had thought about doing Oilslick, but I started to get tired and thought 3 was enough.
    I donno. I may do more, I may not.
     
  11. kenny86

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    cool, actually they're more G1 comic than cartoon style for me, but still amazing tho :) 
     
  12. Paxtin

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    Yeah, I can see what you mean.
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I thought so too. Still very cool though.
     
  14. Transfotaku

    Transfotaku Transformer Otaku

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    G1, Gobots, who can really tell the difference? ;) 

    Great work OP, looks rather interesting. They look like model sheets that never were indeed. Lockdown has a Stunticon feel to him w/that design style, I have to say.
     
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    I really like these! I still think they're a bit on the "Animated" spectrum just a bit, though I really think you're heading in the right direction here. I hope we continue to see more of these! :thumb 
     
  16. Malunis_T

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    His name would be Hooky or something. :) 
     
  17. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    or some other verb or adjective
     
  18. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    how would slipstream look?
     
  19. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out Are you afraid of the dark?

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    These are pretty good. I really like Bulkhead, while Lugnut and Lockdown look a lot like Gobots.
     
  20. Malunis_T

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    Probably like Starscream but with a feminine head. :)  Same proportions and all.
     

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