2D Artwork: Transformers Animated SKIDS & MUDFLAP

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  1. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Hey guys!

    Another (re)design for Transformers Animated - Skids & Mudflap from Revenge Of The Fallen!

    My goal with these character was to make them likeable, since they were a pretty crazy couple in the movie...some might even say..tasteless? :p 

    I don't think their gangster wannabe characters would fit in TFA, so I designed them to be younger, friendlier characters, keeping their 'bumbling' clumsiness while at the same time give them something unique to set them apart from those OTHER TFA twins, Jetfire & Jetstorm. :) 

    If Jetfire & Jetstorm are the early teen twins, then Skids & Mudflap are the kiddy twins..and they're not nearly as powerful as those guys, though, far from it.

    In short: Skids & Mudflap were protoformed in a facility that was under attack by the 'Cons, resulting in their 'faulty' forms. Skids is deaf, while Mudflap is blind. When they work together though, they're quite a pair..when they're loafing around or in an argument with each other..not so much! They will (accidentally) mess things up! But that's how brothers are, right? Helping each other out one minute, fighting each other the next!

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  2. Lock Cade

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    Very interesting concept of the Twins from ROTF.
     
  3. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    :lol  Great concept dude! :D 

    Called it, BTW. ;) 
     
  4. TedimusPrime

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    I was expecting this from the design hints that you gave us. love this, very cute, very nice idea with their abilities. i even like their clumsy transformation. keep it up.
     
  5. rikkuluverx2

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    awesome. :]
     
  6. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    Very nice. Interesting idea making them handicapped too. I really like the fact that you used their Ice Cream Truck mode. :thumb 
     
  7. mordecai6

    mordecai6 Mexi-con

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    Now THIS would've been cool. BTW I have become a great fan of your Animated stuff.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Didn't think the twins would translate over into the Animated style well, but you did it!
     
  9. Optimus-wave

    Optimus-wave A.K.A. Omega-Wave

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    nice, i like this quite a bit, i Lol'd pretty hard when i saw that mudflap falls down during his transformation! hehe :lol :
     
  10. OriginalScream

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    Lovely! Are they going to be done in individual car modes too?
     
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    BAD ASS :lol 
     
  12. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    That rocks man! Freaking love it.
     
  13. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Thanks everybody!! <3 <3 <3

    Yup..you were the first one. :p  Come collect your prize, you old smoocher! :lol 

    Thanks! I hope I didn't offend anybody with a visual or audial handicap, but yeah, it was my idea to use these in a more lighthearted and positive way.

    Thanks for saying that! (Now there's more pressure on me, can't let the fans down! :lol )

    I imagined ROTF Skids & Mudflap would be pretty much Animated's /Derrick Wyatt's/Marty Isenberg's collective nightmare :lol , so I tried to make them more likeable, both in design as well as character. Thanks!

    Probably not. Maybe somewhere in the future, but I doubt it...I think this is the strongest way to portray them (plus in Animated, just like in G1 a Transformer doesn't seem to change his colors with a new alt mode)...don't think I should go back to the drawing board for new alt modes, but instead focus on other characters. I think I still have 2 Constructicons to finish :) 
     
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    Definitely an interesting take on the twins. Fantastic, I love 'em!
     
  15. HiKaizer

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    It's a great concept for sure. I'm a little unsure on the design but that's personal aesthetics I think and not really a critique as much. I like the little "OW" images you have though, they're very cute.
     
  16. Richard598

    Richard598 Always think positive

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    Beast!
     
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    Nice work.
     
  18. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    those two are pure win. just gotta say you took too characters with questionable likeableness and turned them into what would have been a big buy if they were in the animated line. well done sir well done
     
  19. Ayleron

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    how does a deaf person communicate with a blind one, or vice versa?
     
  20. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    They're twin brothers..I reckon they have some kind of special spark connection..because you know what's what all twins have (true fact®!), or Mudflap is actually Daredevil :lol 

    Or maybe Skids just slaps Mudflap alot!
     

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