2D Artwork: Un-named "Train"former

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  1. not_prime

    not_prime Still Sketchin

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    Ok, I've been trying to perfect this guy for a while, and........................................I still haven't. But I decided to share what I've gotten so far and see what people think. Anyway, the basic concept is a locomotive steam engine that transforms. Yes, I know, very "Hearts of Steel"-like, but still, I thought it would be fun. I haven't figured out a name yet, so I was wondering whether any of you could find a suitable name for him.
    Edit: I know what I'm calling him. He shall be known as RailWreck!
    So anyway, here's the original concept.

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    Here there are alot of problems, like where do the arms go? I didn't really solve that in the next drawing, but his head too on a different variation.

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    For the last one, I finally found a way to make the arms work. I decided to make the Tender Car split open and release his arms. This version is really terrible, because of size proportions and just general lack of comprehendable detail. Anyway, to get a basic idea of what I sort of want him to look like, here:

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    BTW, if you can't read my scribbles of writing of how to transform him from train mode, here is what it says, starting from top left to bottom right:
    - Chimney becomes feet
    - Cab becomes torso
    - Tender Car splits to bring out arms
    - Plow flips up onto chest
    - Cab roof attaches [onto arm] as a shield, (shield will be bigger)
    - Train Barrel (front) flips down and splits to become legs



    Anyway, if anyone wants to make suggestions on how to finally finish this guy, just post it. Thank you for letting me waste your time.
     
  2. BetaSword

    BetaSword Well-Known Member

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    Steam-Prime?
    Well, that's my first thought, this one has so much design-like of Prime, Hips-Section, Antennas on the sides of the Head(removed on the third Pic), and the shoulders of Pics 1&2(1 is G1 w/o Stacks, 2 is 2k7-Movie-like).

    Only at the 3rd, he lost almost all Prime-ish parts.

    now for some constructive commentary:
    I would shift the Upper parts of the lower-legs down, as shells, to get him more balanced lenghts in the legs there.
    Also, the elbow-Joints were looking too small to me, give him some bigger, please.
    As for the Wheels, i can't see some, so i wonder where 4 of them have gone.

    From me: Good Luck for completing this Character!
     
  3. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    Oh, how I wish I had the drawing skills of you...or anyone else here for that matter.

    Back on track, maybe you could alter his chest a bit to make him Hearts of Steel Fallen! The face-plate looks very Fallen to me, and the train mode would look kick ass in black with red details. Other than that, this is solid!
     
  4. Geminii

    Geminii Toyetic multiformophile

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    There's also aspects of Onslaught and Megatron, a dash of Bombshell, and some Roadbuster or Ultra Magnus.

    If 'Bombshock' weren't already taken, I'd suggest it.
     
  5. not_prime

    not_prime Still Sketchin

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    Um, I've never read the Hearts of Steel comics, so I don't know what The Fallen looks like. Can you post a picture?
     
  6. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    Er, what I meant to say was that it looks like it could be a HoS Fallen. He didn't actually appear in the comics, but your art looks like that's what the Fallen would've looked like if he did appear in Hearts of Steel.
     
  7. Altercron

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    Im getting a very Brawl-like vibe from him. Was the first TF to pop in my mind when I saw him in fact,.
     
  8. Nightrain

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    A train related name eh? Hmmmmmmm.........
     
  9. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    dude i always your name was night plus rain, which is kinda femme-ish actually, as opposed to the GnR appetite track. like one o them fanfic writers at the old lexicon.tf
     
  10. Commander_V

    Commander_V I have no title HAH

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    Awesome!

    I'm afraid I don't have much in the way of constructive advice, but as for the name, I see something like "Trackblast"
     
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    Nigh-train damnit! Though it probably doesn't help that I've long since dumped any train references in my sig.
     
  12. not_prime

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    Alright! I got a new one for you guys! It's the 3rd version in a action pose, but the artwork is kinda sloppy. Anyway, here it is:

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    Also, can somebody post a picture of The Fallen for me? Not finding any on the net.
     
  13. Geminii

    Geminii Toyetic multiformophile

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    The Fallen:

    Toy comic:
     
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  14. prowl007

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    I think It looks like the micromaster deego it really reminds me of him.
     
  15. not_prime

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    Does anyone have any suggestions about what I should name him?
     
  16. not_prime

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    Alright guys, I got another two drawings to lay upon you for this character. Here they are:

    This is version 3 just being casual. It was a doodle, and quite small to that, so I had to enlarge it.

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    Next up, I really wanted to have some fun with my character. So drew him being blown up. The shards around the body wound don't look that good, but I've tried so damn hard, and I can't make it look good. Oh well, I'll work on it later.

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  17. prowl007

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    Keep practicing! your getting better!
    Try using new methods of drawing by looking at other peoples art etc :D 
     
  18. not_prime

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    What does that mean, or who is that?
     
  19. DeceptiKreep

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    What about TrainWreck?!?!?!

    Too obvious?
     
  20. not_prime

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    Wait, that sounds really good! I think I'll go for Railwreck, though. But thanks for the seedling idea!
     

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