Transformers Beast Wars Film Cheetor Early Concept Art By Rob Wiggins

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  1. Heliblade

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    Oh man, this looks terrible. The whole point of the Maximals and Predacons is that they look like legit animals. This is not a disguise in the slightest lol.

    Part of me hopes this only stays an early concept, but another part of me knows the Paramount execs won\'t give a shit.
     
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    Have the marvel movies and even the bumblebee movie to a certain extent proven that more traditional source material designs can work on the big screen?

    I’ve said a ton on here over the years, I do love the ever changing designs of different characters, but I prefer when they still have some semblance of their original design.

    I did also enjoy most of the bay verse designs, but like I said bumblebee showed us that original designs can be updated and still look great. I wish that was a concept they’d use here as well.
     
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    Dropkick was a brand-new character who had no prior established visual appearance to emulate. People aren't upset that the design is ugly, they're upset that the design doesn't look like Cheetor.
     
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    That wasn't the point I was trying to make. I was showing how drastically a design can change from early concept art to final product. I'm willing to bet that the final design will look like Cheetor. Believe me, I understand that it looks nothing like Cheetor, but perhaps they're trying something a bit different. Seeing what will make it work in the setting, establishing a style, maybe even changing a bit of the character design and having it evolve. I just don't think people should be getting up in arms over what ultimately amounts to a visual representation of a white board filled with ideas. Some ideas will work, most will not. The ones that do work will move onto a second iteration, so on and so forth.
     
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    Let them finalize with the head of a robot, or else there will be a repeat of 2007 for 11 years yoke, but already over BW.
     
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    That’s a really cool design tbh
     
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    I'm not sure starting from a design that looks nothing like the character is a good place to be starting from. Half of the final designs for the 2007 movie characters don't look anything like their established appearances either, and I know that's what's concerning people.

    But admittedly I don't do this for a living, so I don't know.
     
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    This is utter shit.
     
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    I don't know, I guess I just see this as someone testing different ideas for a pre established character. I know I keep repeating myself, and I know it's annoying, but I strongly believe that the final design will be the classic Cheetor fans know and love. Admittedly, I don't do this for a living either, but I do do concept art by request and commissions. I've also put a lot of research into the industry, and just know how much things can change when looking at concept art for video games and movies. There very well could be art out there of a more traditional Cheetor that we haven't seen. One thing I remember learning from some online tutorials about concept art is that it's ideal to provide your client with three designs: two that follow the guidelines exactly, and one that kinda does its own thing. This could be that thrid piece. At the end of the day, I guess it's just a matter of waiting. We're still a long ways off from the movie coming out. I just don't want to see people throwing the whole movie away based on concept art
     
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    I don't get it. We got a Lion King live action movie so why can't we get realistic animals transforming into robots. Whatever they decide to do, my money will do the talking when it comes to their movie tickets/BluRay/TOYS etc.
    I love the original Beast Wars and hope for the best for this project. I'm all for fuzzy animals turning into robotic warriors like the original concept AND I wouldn't mind full robotic beasts as long as the story is good. None of this is going to take away the love I have for the original Beastwars. But let us not forget as a community we DO HAVE a say in this... especially by our wallets.
     
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    Fucking atrocious.

    But great for that long awaited Chappie Vs Zoids film everyone's been waiting for.
     
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    yah they're all Alpha Trion for some reason

    this would be cool, especially if the skin rips in battle terminator style.
     
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    Cool shadow panther design
     
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    This is why I couldn\'t relate to any Bayverse characters. Except for Optimus, no other character has any signature look that gave any indicator of who they are.
     
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    Oh, that's supposed to be Cheetor.
    Now this makes sense.
     
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    Great alt mode. I couldn\'t tell it was a transformer. 
     
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    The problem is the concept is in a whole different galaxy than anything good. So normally the concept is rough but elements from multiple concepts are combined into the final design, in this case the concept is headed into a galaxy of wrongness. Nothing good could have come from even that rough thought. Yes I'm aware that this concept won't be used, but it's another example of the Mindset under Micheal Bay. Which unfortunately wasn't completely thrown out even in the Bumblebee Movie, as Bumblebee sports the signature Bayface.
     
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    That boi needs some fur and a better face.