2D Artwork: Split lip revised: original character (2.0 I guess...)

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by SPLIT LIP, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Hey all!

    I did this in flash, as I have no scanner to post my hand-drawn peices, but they're aroung the same style. (I usually drawn in poses, where as this is just standing straight)

    I can never get this dude's head right. Too rounded and a little too big :sly: ... [EDIT: Fixed the head:p ]

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    He sure is shiney. Maybe I'll fix the shiney.

    Comments and especially crits are always welcome!
     
  2. kjeevahh

    kjeevahh n/a

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    a few more black details on him would be nice, his head and hands do seem to stand out a little!
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    He was orginally in the same deco he is now, only with all the silver swapped out for black. But the whole red/black deco has been done practically to death, but he was too boring in just red and silver so I purposly made the hands and head stand out.

    However, see those silver edges on his wing/kibble? In vehicle mode they run the length of the jet and I'm debating wether or not to make them black as well.
     
  4. optimusprimus

    optimusprimus Mastermind of Gundams

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    It would help with the design to add that black stripe on his wings. :3c Would help balance the colors a bit. Still a good design! :thumb 
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Okay, I changed the wing edge to black, as suggested.
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    I was hesitant to change the colours, as this character of mine has been around for years (see my profile for a pic of his old design) he just needed an updated "sculpt".

    It's not as bad as I thought.

    EDIT: Added 'Con symbol.;) 
     
  6. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Nicely drawn. I prefer the newer one though, better mesh of colours.
     
  7. Optimus62

    Optimus62 War For Cybertron!!!!!

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    I totally like the update with the black. I makes the colors flow better.

    Sweet character design!!
     
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    Ok, that's an awesome Screamer design. But headshape is reminisent to Prime. I do like the shoulders panels though, and the wings give me a samurai-esque feeling to it.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    I'm glad someone saw the seeker homage. The whole basis for the design came from when I just had him as a Starscream repaint, but for the story I made it out that he was originally a jet TF like Skywarp, TC etc, but got sick of Starscream and rebulit his body to look as different as he could. I prefer the updated design as well. (with the black strip and D-con symbol.)


    The Prime thing was unintentional, as I just wanted him to have a faceplate to distinguish him from the other jets and stop him from being just another "seeker retread".

    Thanks for all the comments.:) 
     
  10. InvaderJes

    InvaderJes Devourer of oatmeal

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    Those wing shapes are awesome! I like the wing stripes black, that really pulls him together. It looked good silver, but the black stripes really.... pop.
     
  11. Dolza_Khyron

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    i like it, it's like a cross between the movie guys, the animated guys, and the original guys.
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Thanks for the comments.:)  I really like that someone saw the fusion of new-old-older.
     
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    i also like how he has a scourge like head, yet a starscream body. and i actually preferred the wings how they were though. the black just seems out of place.

    and the claws on decepticons is something i like now, it makes them seem more sinister.
     
  14. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    This is a quick animated Gif that I made to showcase his vehicle mode. (mostly made it for fun:p )

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    thas pretty ringaling ding dang dong cool. i wish i could create a transformer like that!


    i like that black on the wings better. However now the top and the bottom arent balanced. IMHO, maybe try the kneeblades black?

    heres what i mean

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    a lil hard to see one of the hands....but thats just cuz its one behind the other. anyways....it looks great regardless
     
  16. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Thanks! I actually like that a lot. I wonder why I never tried it? Guess I forgot about them.:p 
     
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    lol...np.

    Before I saw the vehicle mode, I thought the knee blade thngs were maybe tail fins so I thought, since the back wings, the strip goes along the wing, maybe the it should match up on the tail fins (knee blades)....and then i saw it had nothing to do with tails fins, but i just find it looks a lil more balanced this way.