Transformers UK #8 Cover and coloured pages

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  1. Foster

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    Hahahaah, why is Ironhide being an asshole!! Cool cover though.
     
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    Really cool. I like how Scorps can "take over" others. Makes you wonder about Blackout...

    HAMMER TIME. Best. Cover. Ever.
     
  4. Ravenxl7

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    That's pretty cool, especialy the cover. I now want to give the Voyager Ironhide that I have a hammer, lol.
     
  5. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    awesome, I'm happy to be a UKer
     
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    So that's why Ironhide has 6 wheels in robot mode - Stanz appears to have based the truck on the normal variants of the Topick 4500, but with the Road Armor bumper.
     
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    Maybe Jazz made a joke about "compensation", so Ironhide toned down his Alt mode to the standard variant.:lol 
     
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    Well, the joker is dead now, so theoretically, Ironhide can just ignore it :p 
     
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    I love the poses of the soldiers on the front cover.
    Coupled with the title, I lol'd.
     
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    Looks like some more decent artwork. I'll say this for our comic, it does seem to be picking up in the art dept. imo.
     
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    The cover his fantastic, but the interior colors remind me of someone who just started using Photoshop. You can literally pick out every brush size, type, stroke and setting the artist used, in a bad way. Unfortunately, it doesn't do the great linework justice at all. And I mean, they freaking motion blurred some of it. Why not just crap on it? It irks me that the publisher would comission--as someone mentioned in the other thread--quality "old school" lineart (which already perfectly conveys motion and shading) and then do this to it :( 

    (I know I was harsh on his Ironhide in the other thread, but that was more to do with how he interpreted the forms than his actual drawing ability. And after seeing the colors I'm even more sympathetic. :p )
     
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    :lol  "I may be compencating, but at least I ain't DEAD!"

    The sad part is, considering his demeanor in the movie, I caould actually see him thinking that. (if not outright saying it)

    Still surprised this is Staz's work. While I agree that the colouring isn't perfect, it's not horrible.
     
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    B-Fox Mahoro de MAMBO!

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    I don't call things garbage very often, but wow, do these comics make those movie-adaptations IDW did look like steaming piles. I love TF art that isn't a poor imitation of Pat Lee's poor art.

    Any chance the US will get these comics in some way, shape, or form?
     
  14. NIDARAM12

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    On a closer look, is the cover supposed to be a joke and intentionally funny (hence the HAMMER TIME) and everyone is dancing all West Side Story style (the guy on the bottom right seems to be throwing up), or are they trying to escape the APC and it is just drawn really bad?


    The guy on the left looks like a Dilbert character doing a monster impresssion because someone stole his stapler...or like bad pantomime.
     
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    "Learn to draw Bumblebee"

    Well that's just full of posiblities!

    Do they mean:

    G1 Boxart
    Marvel's Version
    the G1 toon Version
    A schematic of the G1 minibot
    Goldbug
    Pretender Bumblebee (as drawn by Andrew Wildman)
    Pretender Bumblebee (as drawn by Geoff Senior)
    Action Master Bumblebee (now with Nucleon!)
    The Movie version
    the Animated version

    *phew*

    And that's just off the top of my head.
     
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    Oh no, Ironhide's being chased by Wreckage!!
     
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    Well, if it's anything like the 'Learn to draw Megatron' in the issue I flicked through in the newsagent the other day, it'll be movie Bumblebee they teach you to draw.

    That one looked complicated to me though. Heheheheh
     
  18. Chris McFeely

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    Oh, it'll be Movie Bumblebee, but it'll not be so much "learn to draw Bumblebee," as it'll be "learn to methodically reproduce this one, singular fixed-pose drawing of Bumblebee." Seriously, it's a black-and-white image of the character, and they show you how to reproduce it, piece by piece. And they don't teach you any *skills*, or anything, like about perspective or the whole "geometric shapes" bit - they just go: "Draw this outline. Now add these bits. Now add these bits. Now add these BLACK bits."

    And to think I was *excited* about John McCrea drawing some TF stuff. Let. Down.
     
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    Isn't that how every childrens how to draw book is set up? It's a monthly pulp comic not a college text.
     
  20. Chris McFeely

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    I think maybe you need to see it to really get what I'm talking about... like, okay, I remember that in one issue of the old UK X-Men comic, there was a spread on "How to Draw the X-Men." The first of the two features specifically detailed how you draw a head, in two pages, in clear, simple, properly-illustrated language. It gave you the basic geometric, anatomical information on how to draw and proportion a head properly, and I *still * remember it point-for-point, and it's how I draw heads today. *That's* how children's "How to Draw" books are set up. By contrast, these TF things contain nothing like that - nothing useful for you to remember, nothing that applies to drawing anything else, nothing that even applies to drawing *another Transformer.* They are *literally* lessons in "How To Copy This Picture."
     

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