2D Artwork: Balzari's Transforming Toy Photos (Cell shaded)

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  1. Balzari

    Balzari Well-Known Member

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    Hi everybody,
    I usually just take shots of my collection but have recently tried to get creative. I have usedone some of my old shots and drawn over them using a paint program and mouse. Not very high tech and I don't know if there are programs out there that do this automatically for you, but I think the end product turned out quite well.
    I selected Shockwave and Ramjet to start with as they were quite simple, but then I got ambitious and selected Soundblaster. Each one can take quite a few hours to complete, however i do enjoy doing it.
    I hope you enjoy them too!
    Kind Regards
    Balzari

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    Shockwave cell shaded background.png
    Snarl 10.png
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  2. bumblebeej8

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    Nice work!
     
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    Sweet.
     
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    Oh man! Nice! Keep doing this. It's really awesome
     
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  5. Balzari

    Balzari Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks for the kind words.
    I plan on doing more, however a simple one like Ramjet took around 1 hour and Soundblaster took just over 3 hours!
     
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    Very cool!

    Looking forward to seeing more.
     
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  7. Blam320

    Blam320 Assembly Inventor

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    They look like proper drawn pictures. Keep up the good work!
     
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  8. Balzari

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  9. Balzari

    Balzari Well-Known Member

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    Not super happy as I was experimenting and I think I've simplified it a bit too much, hence I added a back ground to spruce it up a bit...

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  10. captainnedloh

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    good God these are cool. keep 'em coming.

    (Now I'm curious to see what a short stop-motion with this technique would look like)
     
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  11. Balzari

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    As this is all hand/mouse drawn, that would be a scary amount of work.
    I'm sure there are apps that can do what I do in a fraction of the time, but I actually enjoy the process of drawing.
    Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    Here is Rodimus Prime.
    It was only after completing the background for Rodimus Prime, that I realised it reminded me of the "Arise Rodimus Prime" scene.
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  13. Balzari

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    I wasn't happy with the original so added extra highlights and shadow.
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  14. Balzari

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    Shockwave cell shaded background.png Shockwave, now with a background.
     
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    Awesome man. Great job.
     
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    Balzari Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    Balzari Well-Known Member

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    Snarl (Fanstoys Sever)
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    Awesome work! Keep adding more pieces! I really dig this art style.
     
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    Many thanks!
    I enjoy doing these anyway but if fellow Transformers fans appreciate them then that is a bonus.
    Thanks again.
     
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    Masterpiece Bumblebee - Decided to remove the backpack and forearm kibble.
    Bee final.png
     
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