2D Artwork: Jsix's G1 illustrations and automotive art

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  1. JSix

    JSix Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys, Ill continue to throw stuff up here occasionally but please check my instagram for regular new content (in my sig)


    My first set is based off characters from the 1986 animated movie (the only good transformers movie)- First up - he was a fictional, futuristic helicopter. A tripper changer with a can-do attitude, Springer!

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    Next up is Arcee. She was another fictional design, this time as a futuristic convertible sports-car. Was she a cybertronian car, or a earth mode design from the then-future of 2005 that the movie takes place? Either way, here she is, during a late-night cruise on the Planet of Junk.
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    Kup has probably the most bizzarre fictional, future alt mode. A pickup truck, extremely cab-forward, VW beetle-style front fenders, covered rear wheels and no tailgate. Still waiting for Takara or a 3P to fully capture this awesome yet akward alt mode design.

    Anyway, some early-morning off-roading with Kup
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    Hotrod was my favorite as a kid watching the '86 movie. He was the perfect combination of a sleek, wedge-profile, voluptuous Corvette Stingray-style fenders, impossibly wide with fat rear tires, a protruding supercharger, big wing and an obnoxious flame paint job. He won me over with that car mode, and I never held it againt him for letting Prime die!

    I've heard that this original design was based of the Dome Zero concept, but I honestly see much Stratos Zero in his design.

    Anyway, a drive up Lookout-Mountain.
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    As said before, loved Hotrod as a kid, but also had a big thing for Knight Rider. Didn't care much for Hasselhoff's performance, but that car! Oh man that car was the shit. Here's hotrod making a run down the same road from the Knight Rider intro.

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    I've looked, a couldn't find an real-life boombox that G1 Blaster was based-on. So I sketched one out and rendered it in the fashion of a retro 80's Panasonic ad. The Panasonic BLSTR 8600.
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    The first epic face-off between Soundwave and Blaster happened in season 2 of G1, inside an 80's nightclub (naturally). Here's my illustration of that moment, right before they threw-down.
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    Prime and Omega, catching a sunset on the Golden Gate Bridge- from that one episode (one of my favorite)
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    And ever since the streetwear brand "SUPREME" became a thing- I've always wanted to make this into a T-shirt. I just need to find a space to print them:
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    That's it for now, thanks for looking!
     

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  2. grayman

    grayman The Alpha and The Omega TFW2005 Supporter

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    I absolutely love your work on these. I especially like the Hot Rod does the Knight Rider intro. Much like you, I fell in love with Hot Rod's design as he raced to the top of Lookout Mountain. Thanks for giving us a peek.
     
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    Love that Hotrod Knight Rider pic, my favorite, followed by Kup.
     
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    Like the touch of RC TURBO on arcee.
     
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    Incredible work! You make their crazy sci-fi alt modes look plausible!
     
  6. GAUGE

    GAUGE Wargod ARTS

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    The Knight Rider Hotrod Tribute is Beautiful.

    Admittedly I think Nemesis Hotrod, or Shattered Glass Hotrod Colored version would be far more fitting for that Knight Rider Tribute. ;) 
     
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    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

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    Holy god damn, these look incredible!

    Mind-blowing work on these pieces.
     
  8. JSix

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    Thanks. I could, and have, watched that scene over and over haha.

    Thanks!

    Glad somebody noticed!

    Thank you, that was the goal! Still need to do blurr one of these days!
    That’s a good idea!

    thanks a lot!
     
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  9. GAUGE

    GAUGE Wargod ARTS

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    The arcee looks sooo real! you nailed her vehicle mode so perfectly.

    you have a way with alt modes. They all looks spectacular. Curious, you never posted that Jazz art anywhere from yuor sig. I looked through every place you ever posted art, including your instagram.
     
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  10. Furnace

    Furnace Ant-droid at a picnic

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    Honestly, never before have alt modes looked this good! Your art is sleek, efficient, and beautiful.
     
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    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    Cripes that one of hot rod driving straight at us is a thing of beauty <3

    I'm not one for putting posters on the wall but I'd absolutely hang that up somewheres!
     
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    Really awesome representations
     
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    OMG!! THESE ARE ALL SO AWESOMELY PERFECT!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I love them ALL. I REALLY like the Hot Rod/Knight Rider throwback. WOW, I would have given anything to see that as a child. Springer looks so clean and I love the aesthetics of his design. Arcee is just so clean and perfect, but with a nice modern touch to her design, particularly the seats and rear section of the car. Hot Rod on Lookout Mountain is just awesome. This looks like original concept art that the movie was based on. The Blaster image makes me want to just start clicking buttons. I can almost feel the bass coming out of those speakers. I really wish someone would make one just like it. Those old speakers lasted for years and honestly sound better/richer than a lot of newer speakers today. I'm actually using a 17+ year old Logitech computer speaker setup that outdoes modern speaker systems. Sometimes the older stuff is just better made, but I digress.

    Anyway, I can't say enough, all of this is amazingly beautiful. I would love to see more. Also, thanks for sharing your sketchwork too!

    P.S. - Do you have a DeviantART page? If not, you need to! I'd love to follow you there! If you do, let me know, I'll give you a shout-out!

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  14. JSix

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    Thanks man! Well I do have prints available through the link in my signature- just in case!

    Thank you!

    Thanks a lot for your feedback! It’s really awesome to have someone appreciate one’s work in that level of detail, means a lot!
    I don’t currently have a deviant art page but I should probably start one, will do once I have some more content to show.:) 
     
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    Geminii Toyetic multiformophile

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    Shiiiiiiiny...
     
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    I just discovered your Knight Rider style Hot Rod artwork... very cool.

    I bought a poster on Society, thanks!
     
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    BattleGurijiba One Radical Dudicus

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    All of these are fantastic! They all capture the 80s and 90s print ads as well as the modern car “renders” we see on Jalopnik and such.
     
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    JSix Well-Known Member

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    Hey that's awesome to hear, thank you! I hope the print quality is good in person:) 

    Thanks man, nostalgia + some realism is what I was going for! I hope to add some more renders to this set soon.
     
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    These are great. Knight Rodder is great! I also like the off road kup and the Dancitron scene.
     
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    I bought the poster and liked it so much I ordered the artwork to frame :) 

    I'm selling the poster, eBay item 274675617633