Bad Flip Productions Blog is revealing
image. This time it’s Prima
. The image is from the famous Transformers publication Transformers Vault
This image of Prima, as the rumor has it, is part of the Aligned Continuity
linking Transformers: Prime
series, War For Cybertron
game series and other related Transformers media.
According to Mr. Christiansen, he had drawn 11 of the 13 Primes on behalf of Hasbro. “This was a fun job! I got to do final concept images for 11 of the 13 Primes, for Hasbro, Inc., creating updated source images...
…Again, working with Eric Siebenaler, I began a bunch of pencil sketches, but one clearly stood out, and it's basically a rough pencil version of what's above. I themed him in a loose Samurai style, and reversed engineered details from Optimus Prime, to make that visual connection, as a descendant in the Prime Line. He was nicknamed the Warrior of Light, so we went with a really ornate style, with the piped lighting over a quasi-mother of pearl armor. The similar cues from Optimus only number a few, but are pretty overt - the facemask, helmet spikes, split chest 'windows', and I managed to put a G1 cue in there, the two bands over a triangle on the forearm. The sword was a joint design effort, Eric had sketched out the two-bladed idea, with the Matrix in the hilt, so I basically redesigned it to fit the look of the character/armor.”
Mr. Christiansen didn’t forget to comment regarding the Hasbro Watermark… “*Sorry about the watermarks folks, it's the rules of the game for me to get this stuff on my site.”
You can visit his blog
to checkout some amazing creativity from Ken Christiansen.