Hey, been working on some art for the first time in a million years. I'm so out of practice it hurts, but I've suddenly got a ton of time on my hands. I'm not really that happy with it, but hell, if I want to get any better I oughta just keep drawing, and this is something. Plus it's better to be creative than just playing Animal Crossing all day. So here's an Orion Pax design I came up with: I kind of realized that with Optimus Prime, I prefer it if he either A: has always just been Optimus, or B: used to be Orion Pax, but looked and acted completely different before his name-change. So here's a Pax Design heavily based on the sunbow version, since that's pretty much the only version of Orion Pax that actually looked different, but I did do a few things to kind of fuck around with it. I wanted to give him a retro-robot vibe, to kind of give the sense that this kind of guy existed a long time ago while giving off a certain vibe, but I also wanted him to be a bit alien and sci-fi-y at the same time. I also wanted to keep away from making his design too TFA-y. I love the TFA style, but I feel like I've relied too much on mimicking it in the past instead of developing my own style. His proportions are also kind of based on the original G1 toy, hence the way you can kind of see how his arms would fold into the gaps in his torso to make a full-er truck front. You can't really see them but he's got wheels on his hips as well. His colours are kind of based on a hypothetical Marvel colour scheme-- sort of how usually when the face is the same colour as the helmet, and the eyes are often yellow. Also while his body-colours were pretty easy to grasp I had a time trying to figure out what to do with his head. I tried putting the Orion constellation on his helm, although it is only really noticeable if you squint. I kept flipping around the colours, and constantly re-editing the helm. I knew I wanted to make the front of the helm substitute a nose, just because... well, it worked in TFA, right? And it was also to take a step back from a human feature that probably wasn't needed. I ALMOST gave him a flat, G2 Hot Rod-esque robo-mouth, but then I realized I would essentially be shitting on the brand if I passed on the chance to give a robot some delicious lips. As soon as I saw the opportunity, I gave him a third eye in the center of his helmet, and as soon as I did it just stuck. I just thought it was cool. People don't have three eyes, but robots can, right? Annnd here he is in some more toon accurate head colours: And here he is with a more alien-looking head design, because I wanted to experiment more with that kind of thing, but couldn't really settle on it. And here he with a lazily put together background. Cue Megatron going: "WHY HELLLLOOOOO THERE!"