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Prime Laments by dyemooch Prime Laments by dyemooch
One thing Prime did a lot in the old 80's Marvel Transformers comics is "brood". The dude was, like, a goth XD hahaha. Nononono, nono, he wasn't. ....EMO. yeah. He was an EMOticon...bwaa...yeah, fuck you too.
Prime's lamenting over Ratchet's death- the text is from a discussion with the "computer"; man, so many Transformers died.
But yeah. This is Power Master Prime; and Hi-Q/Ginrai is on the chair thing. Wasn't his equipment green? His chair and stuff...anywho.

Images were drawn in sharpie- colored on Photoshop. Not the best color all. But oh well. I wanted it to at LEAST feel "like crazy", like how Prime's head was, I think I did that...BUT AT WHAT COST?!!? *dramatic pose*
Bah. Wahtever.

EDIT/NOTE: The gradient on the side is "ala" over exposure or whatever. I saw something like this in an old movie- where this light was just projecting to the left- I kinda figured that for this picture I wanted this to have that thing on the side.
I KINDA assumed people would already get that that was what that thing was, but that's what that thing on the side is. Love it or hate it- just wanted to explain so that way I can hault future "that thing on the left" and "what's that?" comments/questions: it's supposed to be some kinda light exposure thingy. I did it wrong, I'm sure, but anywho.

Transformers, Powermaster Optimus Prime, Hi-Q, whatevers (c) Hasbro/Takara
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TheWhovianHalfling Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh great, I just had to listen to LeAnn Rimes' "Please Remember" while I looked at this. Really Sad
worker45 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
can you show me the link
dyemooch Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh- things have changed since I posted this- just click download image on the top right.
dyemooch Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Cool. This works.
silver-maple-leaf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
kingwrench Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
My brain hurts now. Nice!
TheLoneDucky Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   General Artist
I'm just going to say that this has a lot of in depth emotion that just lets you know only a sliver of what might actually be going through Optimus' mind to actually bear the the burden as his comrades and soldiers die. So very amazing.
Saphrona2 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This pic is really awesome! I love the dark feel you gave to this. It's always nice o see the different sides of a main character, especially Optimus. He's one of my fave TF's of all time. *Hugs Optimus*
BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009   General Artist
Very awesome work here, the portrayal of him like this makes him even more visually appealing and much more "real" in terms of his character. Can't get much deeper then that.
mulletman17 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Wow, just wow. I love it. The fact that it shows something other that the awsome hero we all adore. It shows us that under the metal plates, glass, and circuitry, there is a soul burdend by the hard ships of war and loss. A leader who feels every life, or spark, lost is one too many. Thank you.
dyemooch Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Too kind, man- thanks. : )
pReSsCoVeReD919 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Well, no, Optimus is not emo, sorry. But this is an amazing drawing, especially in Sharpie. Damn I would screw up so much ;D. Anyway, this is a fantastic depiction of Optimus underneath his leader-hero-tough guy façade...he's gotta have weaknesses. And those closest to him seem to be it.
Theblackpanther Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
*whistles* This is so awesome!
Idigoddpairings Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Finally I find this pic again, sometimes I'll just think of this one and it mood just because its one of the most awesome TF pics ever :D
Supermoi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, awesome pic! :love:
LordBloodySoul Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally understand how he feels T_T Poor Optimus.

The atmosphere of the picture was really well choosen. And the pretty dark coloring, too.

You totally get 10/10 points from me!

Keep it up!
AIKU99 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats cool :+fav:
Niara-Silverbreeze Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
omg this is watching u! guess woot?!,...sniff...u made me drop a tear T-T bwaaa i rlly love OP and seeing how sad he teh background makes me feel real sad...faving it!
HarleyTheProdigy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
The (H.N.I.C)
dyemooch Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
HarleyTheProdigy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Head Nigga In
lady-warrior Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Prime looks.... like he wants to slit his wrists. O.O
hikarimatsuri Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
This is really made my jaw drop when I first saw it. Then to actually read what all of the text said...dude, you made me tear up. Prime will forever be one of the great heroes of mine and many of our lives. Isn't it a sad thing when you could do a lot worse than imitating a cartoon?
KillForAHeart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007

THAT'S AWESOME!!!!(Pardon my American)
zephrania Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
This was so awesome it made me cry
Calacoyote Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Dangnab, that's deep.
JamesRiot Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Prime DID brood a lot in the comics.

I like that you made it a point to use Masterforce/Power Master Prime and include Ginrai in the pic. Great theme and AMAZING work.
Shellsweet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
The mood really is touching
tai-suke Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The emotion in this is powerful really stark and heavy. Unbelieveable work.
Tahleena Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
i liked the older transformers too. . .when megatron was still just a gun . . i got lost so i'm not sure how the series continues lol
TheLegHumper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
BRAVO! I bet thats what goes through Optimu's mind every after battle.
TheCelestialDemoness Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Student Filmographer
Not bad! ^^
Caliber316 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible! Man, I loved that run on the old Marvel comic... some great stuff... awesome job on this!
auth0r Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
That's a pretty awesome concept and pic. And I definently remember the brood-y phase. Marvel's take on the Transformers really liked to have them question themselves.
NevermoreStudios Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
This piece is fantastic, it deserves more recognition, im gonna pimp it through my journal.

Love the works!
Pachamac Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006   Traditional Artist
Frigging fantastic. What a joy it is to see such a picture, especially when I have finished reading the entire original Transformers series as per the recent graphic novels. Fantastically done, the colouring is nothing short of exceptional and the effects really help to give it that Transformer twist.

Good work.
technoah Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
I love it. prime has been one of my faves for ever, an i wanted to say that you caught the feeling that is inside of him . soo nice job
BenjaminGalley Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I REALLY like the mood set here. Capture's Prime's mental instability/depression very well. You say it's not the best coloring job, but it gives a very irratic and chaotic appeal which, in addition to the muted, dark colors, expresses Prime's guilt-wracking and pain very well. Good work, mate.
TatsujinEdge Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
Wow nice one yeah prime did tend to over think alot of his decisions after the fact. Well he was cool anyway and as always his original voice was the best :lol:
moonscream Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, you and Ravenshield are gonna make me wanna draw TF again, and we all know I suck at perspective...
Anyway, it's plain amazing.. the background is amazingly thought of, that huge autobot emblem and the screens... and the words repeating themselves.. And Prime looks so gloomy, ****ing amazing XD You aced it, Bumblebee..
VegaSailor Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
A truly moving picture! Well done!
mikero Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
DUDE! The colouring on this is wicked man! So many robots died.. Remember when Prime died in the movie? I almost cried man, he was like one of the only strong male figures I had in my life when I was a kid! Your Transformers art is really making want to get on designing that Autobot I always planned on making..
DrewEiden Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Wow. The best piece of TF fanart I've seen in a long time.
AlteredBeast Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
:nod: Awesome work
Schmedderling Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005
*whistles* *uber-speechless* *adds to favorites right now*

All I can say is that I worship this picture. In all of the current Transformer shows, comics, ect. nobody seems to wonder how Optimus feels about all of this. It's all about the other characters when Prime probably really needs a hug...and to get very drunk. ^^ Tho' I'm not that sure wether or not I want to be in the same room as a drunken Prime... I don't want to be in the same room as any drunken many chances to be stepped on and become a human smudge...I don't want to become a human smudge...I'm rambling slowly...I'm ending this post...

Good work!

Kit-Manga-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
ARRGH! I love the concept, the writing, and the pic of Optimus is just lovely. Cool effects you tried, and I think you pulled them off quite well. It's all about experimenting isn't it after all.
I love prime... it's strange that he was like a father figure to me growing up, and to this day I still feel respect for him!?! I must draw him soon too. Anyway, great pic :+fav:
edsoltys Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
Dang dude thats some hot stuff with sharpies?? Damn putting it onto favs for sure..
straya Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it... Ratchet's fate (whether in the comic verse or the 'toon verse), has always been a major downer for me. I love that bot. Favorite TF of all time. And it's just so damn nice to see Prime showing a more human side here...they were supposed to be such good friends... Prime's the kind of guy who always has to put on the brave face, act as the pillar of strength...he has to, he's the leader. But what about the quiet moments when he's by himself, when he can afford to show how he's really feeling?

Awesome piece. The "scratches" are a nice touch, as is the lighting from behind. I salute you, sir.
peppermintfool Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
: D I'm sooooooo loving you, broham. All of those little screens!! There's so much dimension to the picture. I like the whole "fragmented autobot" thing you have going on in the background--it's soooo symbolic. And Prime looks awesomengiton. You're just FULL of candy, aren't you???
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