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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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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.
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
pretty damn cool shapes Sir! :)
fantomdranzerx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Nice designs; your art style looks really good on robots :).
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
Jorda-The-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Very nice, love the look.
thinsoldier Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
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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?).
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.
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!
mebooky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Wow awesome designs.
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