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Transformers Prime: Shockwave by dou-hong Transformers Prime: Shockwave by dou-hong
Okay, okay, enough with the Young Justice stuff! XD I'm still lovin' it, but after nine deviations in a row of YJ, I think I've got enough! When I get another YJ deviation up, I'll write a review on the latest episode, called "Bereft," which you can discuss here.


Now, onto the picture! I haven't been in the mood to draw much transformers stuffs lately, but after watching a few more Transformers Prime episodes, my inspiration suddenly came full force. I've been watching TFP and completely lovin' it, but I haven't been getting around drawing too much of it. I don't think I'll be the first to admit it, but I think the reason why I haven't really been jumping on it, is because of the designs. XD They're so complex, with so many parts to them you gotta worry about, like joints, perspective, the shading (OMG), etc. I was very intimidated.

But, I have decided to face that fear and just start with a very plain concept model, no action, no complicated posing. Shockwave is my favorite character in the transformers fandom, dunno why. Maybe because he's purple, unemotional, and scary? Anyways, keeping in spirit of the higher ranking decepticons having flight modes, his alt mode is a b2 Spirit Stealth Bomber. These TFP designs are interesting, just because they're so detailed, sometimes I have trouble placing what parts move when the robots switch to their altmodes. Like, with Soundwave, it's easy, just because it's so obvious that his arms are his wings, but his other parts, like his legs? That takes a little bit more observation. :3 I think I would have driven myself crazy if I thought about Shockwave and his transformation scheme too much.

I prefer Shockwave to have two arms instead of having one arm and a gun arm. But hey, I was thinking that maybe one of his arms could transform into a cannon or melee weapon, or even both! I'm a big fan of built in weapons, in the TFP universe, I think it makes perfect sense for one of Shockwave's arms to transform into a massive cannon if he wanted it to.

I think in this deviation, my ultimate goal was to emulate the concept art style. XD This was incredibly fun to do, and kudos to the artists, directors, and animators of this show. Check out some episodes if you have the time! The two latest episodes of TFP are called "Convoy" and "Deux ex Machina." Both are really awesome episodes, although I can say that enjoyed the latter a bit more. Knockout was the breakout character in Deux ex Machina, and I hope to seen him again sometime in the future! I think maybe in my next TFP deviation, I'll write a quick review of the characters.

I'm not sure if this guy will show up, but I hope he does. Some other characters that I was thinking of trying are Perceptor, Skyfire, maybe First Aid. Pretty much anyone from the nerd herd. XD Blades, Blaster, and Blurr also pop up in my mind. As for the Decepticons, maybe Swindle, maybe Barricade.


Transformers High Quality Screencaps

The link above is a great resource that has high quality screen captures that are of great help especially if you want to see details that you normally would not see, like inner joints, up close shots of the hands, rear views, etc...

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gordhanx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Awesome design, details, colouring, pose and shading.
oak-stig Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014
I actually prefer this to the Sockwave in the show.
DrakeTheBlueDragon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
They alrgady have him
DoctorNightshade Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is funny, considering that Shocky is already in TFP.
Jazzlednightmare16 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I really like your take on TFP Shocky here :D
Blitzwin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He already has acctually
ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, serious talent here! I love me some Transformers!!
imaNINJA2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm this now seems more like Soundwave plus Shockwave, dontacha think?
The new wave is so cool, we need more screen time for him.
o0-MONFACTOR-0o Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
So, how do you think the show's Shockwave matches up to yours? And no need to be modest :D
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