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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
i like wheelie the most!, hes so cute!!

"DeCePtIcOnS sUpErIoR"
Grinwise Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
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
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
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