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Robotic Fossils by cheeks-74 Robotic Fossils by cheeks-74
Heya, gang! Here's some earlier concepts, out of a batch, I did for the new Transformers Animated. Basically I was brought onto the project to show some new organic shapes for the classic robots, Dinobots, and others.

I tell ya.... robots are tough as heck to draw. The technicality of things was pretty difficult. It was fun, but very challenging none the less.

My goal was to make them feel as if they had some Japanese aspects in them. For Sludge, I wasn't sure if 4 arms would work on him, but I figured what the heck, ya know? For Swoop I wanted to make him more ninja-esque.... Grimlock more Samurai-esque, and finally Snarl as more of a bruiser or a grunt from the bunch.

Hope y'all digs!
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:icongaiax2:
GaiaX2 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I'd like to know who's who from left to right, sometimes it ain't easy to tell from the rest.
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:iconchuckdee:
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
pretty damn cool shapes Sir! :)
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:iconfantomdranzerx:
fantomdranzerx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Nice designs; your art style looks really good on robots :).
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:iconkarsten:
karsten Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I like the last dude there, he got a more layed back style.looks like he is wearing a baggy super hero dress :P
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:iconjorda-the-knight:
Jorda-The-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Very nice, love the look.
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thinsoldier Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Full view not working.
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:icongrimahin:
GriMahin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Those are so freakin' cool. I really love these designs; they look like prefect templates for the movie Transformers, since they are more complex and alien looking than the Animated designs, and also look much more menacing. :D

My only (small!) complaint is that it seems Grimlock's transformation is too simple (am I right in guessing that his head basically splits apart to form hands and then he just stands upright?).
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:icongrey-locke:
Grey-LoCkE Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
WOW! I try, but can never pull off drawing a robot. Your art just gave me some hope.
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:iconvariable-edge:
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner May 16, 2008   General Artist
Though the actual final designs for the Dinobots and other characters in the series, your initial design influences still show, especially in the way the limbs and faces are designed and laid out.

I know that some people are not satisfied with the way the character designs for the cartoon came out (hey, same reaction with the movie... anyone notice a trend...? :D). Personally, I was unsure of the designs myself, but when I got to watch them in action, on top of the writing for the series itself, I definitely became a fan!
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:iconmebooky:
mebooky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Wow awesome designs.
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008   General Artist
thank you kindly!
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:icontanglong:
tanglong Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you seems having a lot of fun doing this man...n yearp...it worth even it just for research design...im dig it dawg!! :)
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:iconnarutowannabe:
narutowannabe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
wow.. you're all over the place.
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:iconechiboo:
Echiboo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Second in from the right looks baddass!
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:iconjavas:
Javas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Artist
man your designs are always so refreshing, these are pure gold!
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   General Artist
thank you, bud! they were a tough assignment, but very good at teaching me a lesson! haha
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:iconj-rok:
j-rok Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
ABsolutely love the direction you took these in. :)
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   General Artist
thank you!
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:iconj-rok:
j-rok Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Welcome, welcome. As I said before, definitely a fan of your style. :)
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:iconsaiyanlink:
Saiyanlink Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
i love this show.
i really dig ur idea for grimlock more than theres. the rex arms on the chest is smooth.
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:iconmodern-myths:
Modern-Myths Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Ah man, I would love to make a 3d model of any of these characters
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:iconfuzzyspider:
FuzzySpider Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
yeah there cool but the 4th one in is the best!! the tail one :)
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:iconlagartoc:
Lagartoc Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Very nice robots! :)
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:iconredmagesalyre:
Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
I love these guys, but I have yet to see the episode. I haven't been able to watch TFA due to work and school.
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:iconmahara-fushiki:
Mahara-Fushiki Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNEW I RECOGNIZED YUR STYLE WHEN I FIRST SAW TFA!!!!! Wicked!!!
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:iconspacecow4:
spacecow4 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Very cool.
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice design m8
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:iconrenzomonero:
renzomonero Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Dude, you really rocks!! I want to be like you when I get older (ha,ha,ha, its jocke)!!!
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:iconwagnr:
Wagnr Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantasticcccccccccccccccccccccccccc.
love this creation, power.
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:iconmisspepita:
misspepita Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Whew, very badass designs!
Shame they weren't used. D:
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:iconmacawnivore:
macawnivore Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I know they want to incorporate Japanese style to appeal to the masses, but personally I feel they should leave anime out of a good cartoon that originated in America. I do love the dinosaur guy though. Very awesome concepts! :)
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:iconjeturner:
JETurner Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish that they would have gone with more of a style like this.
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:iconconform0rd1e:
conform0rD1e Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Filmographer
Wow the one second from right is amazing! Well done!
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student General Artist
Great flow in these designs. Why are they "fossils"?
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:iconcaptainunobservant:
CaptainUnobservant Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sigh... It's unfair how good you are! ;)
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:iconwoodie84:
Woodie84 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
these are great
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shadowhacker7 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
wonder why the grimlock design wasn't excepted
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:icontransistor:
transistor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
oh... those are super sick. you definitely upgraded your mech skills!
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Chizel-Man Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn man I like all of thier designs but grimlock(i think) is killa.
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Like the idea here a lot. I mean I like the current Dinbots designs, but this is also a nice chang in the right direction. Having Swoop like a Ninja is a good idea, but Grimlock as a Samurai :D Woo-hoo. I really like that you kept his little forearms at the front. Did you do the other dinobots too, or just these two?
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:icontheyoshinator:
TheYoshinator Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Grimlock is definitely the best one.
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:iconjam32:
JAM32 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
pretty f'n brilliant man.
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:icondogman2005:
Dogman2005 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Just watched it today... No wonder the style is so familiar....
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:iconnikoro:
Nikoro Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Crazy designs bro!
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:iconrootay:
Rootay Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Brilliant
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:iconmoose-playing-guitar:
Moose-Playing-Guitar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
I love the proportions of the green 2 in the middle. They just have a special aesthetic.
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smilie-terrorist Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Really great designs ^^
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WildShadows Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Ironicly this saturday morning i was watching the new tranformers and thinking to myself that it looked very familiar in style...then i check my DA after work tonight and loe and behold the great works of cheeks is portraying my very thoughts on "paper" you did amazing work great as always...
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pagq Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008   Interface Designer
Hey man, nice one, may i use to make a banner :$
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diibish Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Oooh, Swoop came out very nice! Sleek and agile-looking. :3
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