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DM TFA HSS 01 by dyemooch DM TFA HSS 01 by dyemooch
I hardly ever draw much outside of a sketchbook these days; I've been coloring almost nonstop for the longest time now.

I wanted to work on a few commissions between working today, but without a scanner, it's kinda moot. Drew these in Photoshop CS2 to take a breather from colors.

So here's the study break down clockwise from left:
Thunderclash: I used General Pershing as influence- something lost with the helmet on. Since according to his Botcon '09 tech specs( on, have him as a commander during Kup's youth, I wanted to play up his age and use the WWI general. There's no real purpose for it other than that. The curves on the sides of his helmet are actually slightly inspired by a photo of Pershing(wikipedia ftw); he had wavy hair.
G2 Dreadwing: In the Japanese Beast Wars II series, G2 Dreadwing was used and called "BB". For some reason that name and the way his original G2 figure looked reminded me of Mr. T(BB = B. A. Baracus), so I had fun with that idea. Made me chuckle a little :). I figure This guy'd be the tough guy between him and G2 Smokescreen; " Ah pity da foo!"
Optimus Primal(bat version): OBVIOUS play on Batman in this one. Changed the bat-ear-type color and added extra lines in an attempt to make the homage subtle. FAIL, I think.
G2 Smokescreen: I think if he existed in TF:A, he'd probably be renamed Smokejumper since Smokescreen is a pre-existing character in G1 and it might confuse people. There wasn't much to play off of with his design, unfortunately. I just opted for giving him a slightly large head since I consider him to be the brains of the the Dreadwing/Smokescreen crew.
Tux: Random clicking around in led me to this fanastic Renegade(Gobots). I always kinda liked the idea of a robot with a top hat; seems neat. I tried to play up the luxuriousness with more gold and a dark hat. I STRUGGLED TO NOT GIVE HIM A MONOCLE; after all, I think Blitzwing has that market down. I wanted to give him a snooty richman appearance; I think he looks more like a lame Batman Beyond villian...
Wheelie: If I had to say which one I was proudest with, it's this one. I borrowed from Little Pete(Danny Tamberelli's character from the Adventures of Pete & Pete); at first it was a lot more obvious, but I toned it down and lost the original caricature. Now it just looks like a kid; shoulda kept the freckles and hat flaps.

ANYWHO. These aren't the best, but yeah, I figured I needed to upload something that WASN'T just my colors.
Speaking of, I gotta get back to work.

I guess that's it. :)

Transformers Animated (c) Hasbro/TakaraTomy
These designs are done by myself.
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drater7890 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
with your permission i´d like to use your Tux and Optimus Primal Head designs for some TFA Crossovers i´m doing :)

Primal´s head will be used for Batman and Tux´s head will probably be used for a Mr_Sinister idea :) i hope you say yes and of course when they get posted i´ll credit you for letting me use them :)
dyemooch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing :)! Have fun!
drater7890 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
ur a star :headbang: thanx
Icky-Icarus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
I also like your Wheelie better.

Really nice job on bat Primal, by the way. You have no idea how little art there is for the few toys I actually owned!
DrZock Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Way late comment is way late.

I just got the AllSpark Almanac volume II the other day, and I've got to say I like your renditions of Tux and Wheelie a lot more than the official designs for the little bot and "Stretch", a Tux homage character. I've been a fan of G2 Dreadwing and Smokescreen since I first got them way back when, and I love your Animated designs for those guys to pieces. BB Mr. T is a stroke of genius!
dyemooch Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words!
I Would love to try and do full body renditions of the G2 Dreadwing/Smokescreen team, as well as Wheelie, sometime in the future- maybe tweak Wheelie a bit to feel more like "little Pete" :)

I'm glad you like them!
Uubuo1997 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i like wheelie the most!, hes so cute!!

"DeCePtIcOnS sUpErIoR"
Grinwise Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
I fricking love the Thunderclash one! Wheelie and Dreadwing are awesome too, but Thunderclash steals the show on this page..put his head on Cybertron Ultra Magnus and I could totally see him being a Magnus in the past, somewhere before Ultra Magnus! :D
dyemooch Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks man! That's uber compliment x 10 from you.
I wish I was a good sculptor; I'd totally attempt a Thunderclash head for the Magnus body XD
Grinwise Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Maybe you could contact Venksta to do it for you..and when he starts about prices..threaten him! That will work, yesss!

Would you mind if I just try it out sometime to see how it looks? Can't take credit for it of course, since I will be practically sticking your design on top of an official TFA design, but I'm interested in how that will turn out.

And then we shall rule the woooorld
dyemooch Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, feel free :D!! I would love it since my sculpting SUCKS.
Grinwise Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I was talking about 2d art, sorry! My sculpting or any form of technical skills suck too!
But maybe doing so will inspire somebody else to do the 3d part..right?
dyemooch Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha; my bead; I'm pretty sleep deprived lately, lol! 2D art- you're still better than me too XD!
Dude, seriously, go ahead! I'd love to see what you can do with this :D
*go team venture*
Grinwise Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'M ON IT *highfive*
OrianPrime92 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
a-loft-on-cybertron Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
You can indeed be proud of your Wheelie (will try again not to be influence by him for my Scooter).
But the others are good too. Especially the baracuda-BB mixing.
Tramp-Graphics Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
I actually like that "Batman"Primal. You pulled it off beautifully. My favorite though has to be Wheelie. I could easily see him palling around with Sari before she "grew up".
Drbuffalo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
That is a cute Wheelie.
And Thunderclash looks like he's in the middle of a pelvic thrust.
ravenshield Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
These are great; you really have that TF:A style down, I think.
That Wheelie is the cutest thing ever. D : I can really see the Little Pete influence too. : ) I used to love that show.
chocolatevampire217 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!i like the little cute one...his cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! (giving thunbs up)
sparklearmy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
It still surprises me how well you do this... lol

Great stuff!! I love the Wheelie head, but Tux is my flavorice!
Velocity-X78 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
This, by far, is the best revamping of Wheelie EVAH!
:excited: I can see Nick Jones (Chowder) voicing him should Wheelie ever be on the show.
SplitMind-90 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Wheelie? voice by Nick Jones!!!? *explode*
sooo cute!!!! XD
dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow... that'd match great XD!
thygriever Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
DUUUDE! Great work. The prime and wheelie one are the best. I love the batman thing goin on and wheelie you can really see his personality :)
dragonnetstorm Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one awesome style and creativity on characters there!!! Tux and Whiely turned out the best according to my vision! Though I must admit that BW Optimus Primal turned out quite awesome as well!!! With over-obvious characteristics and the well interperated animated look I think there is not really room for any real critiques...
So I'll just say this: AWESOME work and MUST FAVE!
Venksta Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Wow, those are some cool designs. Wheelie is my favorite, followed by Thunderclash, BB and Batimus. :D
Koyote042 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wheelie is pure awesome. I can picture him asking inane questions at the most inopportune moments.
dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha!!! Now you have me thinking the same thing XD
starshotseeker Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
nice design! ^^

Wheelie looks so cute!! X3 :heart:

and Optimus Primal looks awesome! :D
AndyTurnbull Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist

Love the Thunderclash.
Cyborg-ninja2007 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Dreadwing and Smokescream looks really cool.
If Smokescreen is smart, then I wonder if he is sophisticated like Beast Wars II Starscream?

Even though I don't know anything about Go-bots (except for the names of the most talked ones like Leader-1) so do I think that Tux looks awesome. Go top hats!

Alot of people have already said it but I have to say it too. Wheelie is so cute. :aww:
RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
All of 'em look awesome, man. Dreadwing looks awesome like that (I can just now picture him spouting out a "I PITY THE FOO'!" randomly now. XD )

Tux is THE BEST TRANSFORMER/GOBOT EVER. :iconbritishplz: You should have given him a monocle, Blitzwing be damned. Tux would have pulled it off better.

And Smokescreen kinda reminds me of Dust Man from MM4. I guess it's his big head.

And Wheelie is just possible the cutest Transformer ever. You just proved that with your rendition. Pardon me while I brush my teeth and get rid of the caveties.
dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahaa!!!! Loved the Wheelie comment XD

Yeah; I should have given him a monocle! I suppose we can pretend there's an all-white version of him with the monocle ala Nuclear Lugnut, Blazing Lockdown, and other such characters that got repaints and/or remolds/add-ons.
RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
I can definitely see the Little Pete influence on Wheelie.

And I did look up Pershing. Holy cow, you nailed 'em good.
dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D!
IrishBass Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
You're being too harsh on yourself, these are awesome.

And Dreadwing reminds me of Mr. T!!!!!
IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Awesome! :D
Jedi-Knight-Dave202 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I'm liking the way Wheelie looks.

I thought I recognized a few of them, I could point out Primal and Thunderclash (At first I thought it was Defensor)
Blitz-Wing Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I dig the little extras like on TC and BB
LaserBeak1501 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Writer
dcjosh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
totally awesome :D
markerguru Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional
off the hook man. i really like wheelie.
these are sweet. now make a whole book of stuff like this and sell it ;)
dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I can kinda see that working; color books are expensive though... but still.

Dude. The litho. IS INCREDIBLE.
markerguru Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional
i'll help you find a cheap place (but good quality) to get it printed at. :)

well it's not movie stuff ;)
Josh-van-Reyk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Heh, I can really see little Pete in Wheelie there, NICE!
kmrsworld734 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Love the bat version of Optimus Primal! (he seriously looks like a cartoon Christian Bale in costume).

Glad you could find some spare time to share these with us. I know I'm rethinking my opinion on Wheelie with this as well. :D
caramel-k Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
wow, they look pretty awesome :)
DF16 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
You totally should have given him a monacle. A laser-targting monacle.

These rock, by the way.
Gryphman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Oh my god. That is the best.
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