2D Artwork: DOTM Bumblebee's Badly Drawn But Somewhat Original Transformers Designs

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  1. DOTM Bumblebee

    DOTM Bumblebee Funny Little Man

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    Hey, everyone! Inspired by people far more talented than me, I decided to start making my own Transformers designs. So far, I've only made two. Maybe there'll be more someday, I don't know. First off, we have (of course), my favorite character, Bumblebee!

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    I took a lot of inspiration from the Movie-verse Bumblebee design. I'm probably just stealing it, simplifying it, and adding black. I love muscle car Bumblebee, so that was the obvious inspiration for it. The design is based more specifically on the Movie Deluxe Concept Camaro Bumblebee, with a a head design directly based on the one Bumblebee had in IDW's "Death of Optimus Prime" one-shot. In car mode, for one, you can clearly see that I suck at drawing cars. You might also notice that the booster-ed car mode is kind of based on Animated Bumblebee's rocket boosters. All in all, it's not very original, but I thought I might share it with you.

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    Grimlock is slightly more original. You'll definitely notice that the robot mode is based largely on the AOE design, but simplified, and with a more G1/IDW-like head. I decided to go for an organic look for Grimlock because honestly, I thought it might be an interesting change from from the usual (though still awesome) mechanical T-Rex. If you've seen the documentary, Walking With Dinosaurs, you'll be able to tell that the beast mode is a homage to the Tyrannosaurus from that series. I grew up watching that
    program, and the colors seemed to fit Grimlock well enough that I just had to base him off of that design.

    I hope you enjoyed looking at my abysmal drawing skills and hopefully my designs were interesting enough for you. Please let me know if you'd like to see more, and, when I get off my lazy butt, I'll get to 'em.
     
  2. kaijuguy19

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    Liking how your Grimlock turned out as well as Bee. :)  Would love to see more of your designs.
     
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  3. God Ginrai

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    These aren't bad at all. Really dig your Bumblebee design.
     
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  4. bumblebeej8

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    These are pretty good! Nice work!
     
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    Lookin' good
     
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  6. DOTM Bumblebee

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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I'll upload new designs once I draw 'em up. :D 
     
  7. DOTM Bumblebee

    DOTM Bumblebee Funny Little Man

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    Heeeeeere's Starscream!

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    I decided to go for a slightly beefier Prime-inspired design, with some inspirations from the G1 and Movie Starscreams. He actually towers over Grimlock scale-wise, but then again, I am trying for real life proportions. You may notice some scarring on his face, and a noticeable red X over his Decepticon symbols. That's because I see this Starscream as having been booted from the Decepticons by Megatron and presumed dead, until he resurfaced leading his own faction, which I can't think of a name for. Maybe "Starscream's Brigade", or something. The hunched over posture I tried to incorporate is meant to be the result of a particularly vicious beating from Megatron.
     
  8. kaijuguy19

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    Like the movie elements on him. Not used often when it comes to fan designs. Also the idea of him making his own faction is pretty cool.
     
  9. bumblebeej8

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    I like it! It is a different take on Starscream.
     
  10. Darkshift

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    Nice! You got something going here, but a few words of advice.

    I'd definitely make the lines straighter, and a little shading goes a LONG way.