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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.

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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.

Cheers!

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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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:iconduckapus:
Duckapus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
this looks much cooler than the actual tfp shockwave
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:iconautotrooper42:
Autotrooper42 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
F
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:icongordhanx:
gordhanx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Awesome design, details, colouring, pose and shading.
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:iconoak-stig:
oak-stig Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014
I actually prefer this to the Sockwave in the show.
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:iconautotrooper42:
Autotrooper42 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I agree, I found his show design to be kind of boring and generic, at least compared to this.

Besides, Animated Shockwave was already perfection. 
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:icondrakethebluedragon:
DrakeTheBlueDragon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
They alrgady have him
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:icondoctornightshade:
DoctorNightshade Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is funny, considering that Shocky is already in TFP.
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:iconjazzlednightmare16:
Jazzlednightmare16 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I really like your take on TFP Shocky here :D
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He already has acctually
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:iconchimeraartz:
ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, serious talent here! I love me some Transformers!!
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:iconimaninja2:
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.
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:icono0-monfactor-0o:
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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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I really like him! Way totally different frames, since TFP's Shockwave is so hulking, but I really like his design. His huge-ass eye totally threw me off for a bit, but I've gotten used to it. ^^
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:iconjazzlednightmare16:
Jazzlednightmare16 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think the huge ass eye makes him creepier. Like it's staring in to my soul whenever they have a closeup of him O.O!
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:icononeoddfellow:
OneOddFellow Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
This is one smexeh majestic exotic beast! i wish to glomp him :3
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:icondiehardmusicman9125:
DieHardMusicMan9125 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
its shiny its origional and I love it going in faves!
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:iconla-gato-negro:
La-gato-negro Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like your's better than the show's
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:icontheguitarknight20:
theguitarknight20 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Well he did make an appearance in Season 2 Episode 17 "Out of the Past"

But, very nice work here! He and Soundwave could be twins lol.
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:iconrailrunner234:
Railrunner234 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
They could have retooled FOC shockwave. I have my own custom. It's got his chest, black, repainted eye, AM Jet Vehicon wings (backwards, colored purple-black) etc.
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:iconblurr14:
blurr14 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
shockwave: i'm sexy and know it

me: girl look at that body

i would like to study that body
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:iconphaedrolous:
Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This may not be how Shockwave looks in Prime, but the Vehicon-esque look is pretty slick for him.
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:iconvegalord:
Vegalord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
and you know what, you succeed.
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:icontree-of-time:
Tree-Of-Time Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Writer
Someone stole your art and is selling it:[link]
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:icontophat-trexxxy:
TopHat-Trexxxy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see it on the website.
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:icontree-of-time:
Tree-Of-Time Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Writer
This was a while ago and it was removed thankfully by other complaints from other artists like you, so no worries, the person had been taken care of
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:icontophat-trexxxy:
TopHat-Trexxxy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh good. c:

I wonder who decided to put it on a Iphone 4 case. ewo
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:iconla-gato-negro:
La-gato-negro Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i like this one better than the one on the show
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:iconsilver-maple-leaf:
silver-maple-leaf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can i use this image? i promise to link it back here for credit!
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sure thing, and thanks!
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:iconsilver-maple-leaf:
silver-maple-leaf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!
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:iconcobrabasket:
CobraBasket Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
He's flawless.
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:icontheweakestlink:
TheWeakestLink Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Where's the cannon? ಠ_ಠ
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
TFA shockwave took it.
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:iconddf567g:
ddf567g Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah-I KNEW THEY WERE GONNA BRING HIM IN! They had to! He's so epic! Shame he looks nothing like this! DX But this is still awesome
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:iconiseddie:
iseddie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
shame he does not actually look like this in transformers prime =*(
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:iconirhoxx:
irhoxX Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Photographer
ha this is well made ;) you paint the really good! can only desepticons or autobots? (ironhide: **?)
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:icongalvatron109:
Galvatron109 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Artist
uhm anyway.. transformers prime episode "out of the past" is gonna have shockwave in it and he does not look like that.. this looks more like a mix between animated & g1.. Prime's shockwave is way more badass
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:icon1dobie1234:
1dobie1234 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
OMG! I just saw the preview for ep 17 in seaon 2 and shockwave is in it! Not to mention that Cliffjumper is back! I think I', gonna faint! Here's the link: [link]
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:iconiseddie:
iseddie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
erm no cliff-jumper is not back because the next episode is set BEFORE the auto-bots and Decepticons arrived on earth so the events that happened after they arrived on earth had not already happened
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:icon1dobie1234:
1dobie1234 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I understand what you mean.I meant that cliffjumper is going to be in an episode not alive, but I get your point.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
WOO-HOO!!!
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:iconsnakeofdeath1:
snakeofdeath1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Writer
is that wht he will look like
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:iconmelyskye:
MelySkye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
no no he needs his hand gun.. v.v It's good though..
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:iconwdr1995:
WDR1995 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Writer
Badass!! :headbang: That's definitely Shockwave! :D
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:iconquiin:
quiin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Artist
*.* Niiiice
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:iconelitezealot:
Elitezealot Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:iconshockwaveplz::iconspeechbubbleplz: Where is my world famous gun-arm
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:iconturnbackthependulum:
TurnBackThePendulum Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
When I saw this I thought that it was the actual concept art for the actual show.......
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:iconcasetheface:
CASETHEFACE Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
shockwave would deffinetly make a enpic aponent for optimus prime and would probable replace soundwave or dreadwing
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:iconkajastus:
Kajastus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Wow, saw this on Transformers: Prime's facebook! Awesome design, love it, so Prime-style! Now we gotta hope he's gonna make he's appearance soon. :3
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