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annnnnnnnnnnnd here we are. :)

ni ni, folks. i be tired. miss pillow just tugged on my eyelids.

hope y'all digs!
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OK seriously, this is the best way to not only pay tribute to the old G1 Transformers that I grew up with and grew to love, but is also a totally amazing way to revamp it and keep it fresh.
They say when re-making a movie or covering a song, you need to be able to add something to it, make it your own and make it better. (The re-make of Psycho is an example of how NOT to re-make a movie...) and Sean Galloway here has TOTALLY done a proper re-make of the Hero Optimus Prime!
The sense of weight, and action is beautifully layed out and the colours, while keeping true to the original, have a nice soft effect...altho he IS missing the Autobot insignia...
Seriously one of your finer works, my friend...wouldn't mind see you pull off StarScream in the same way!
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I like it. Very slim.
ObiWanKotey Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHHHHHHH MAH GUUUUURDDD! I would totally read a Transformer comic with this art style.
dsjw710 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I do! Nice take on Optimus!
sKELLz-DA Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Looks like he's playing air guitar lol
Shikutoki Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
awww he look sooo cute and handsome and soo adoreble i want to hug him OwO
awww :love: it
JDCarling Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Very much liking over here!!!! :) so what does the truck look like :)
Dark-WildCat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Filmographer
Air guitar Air gun!
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is awesome. Why weren't you hired to redesign the Transformers? The new animated series is uuuglyyy!
Mobius-One Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Amazing! At least he still has his Energon Axe.
shift244 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Niiiiice! I feel that the feet area seems a little... void... but then, perhaps it's better left that way. It's really a great redesign, leaves much of the original and is so easy on the eyes. Add in the Autobot insignia and Prime is as great as it gets.

Can I make a request for Soundwave with a couple of his cassettes?
JobbytheHong Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student
ACdraw Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, but what did he forget?
His blaster? His axe? His trailer?

Anyway, I have to say, I love this design.
This would totally work for a new series now that Animated is over.
4drianimation Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
This is how Transformers Animated should look
srg1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!!! Looks great!!!!
Miapet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:iconiloveitplz: <--- That can't seem to say how awesomesauce this picture is!
PencilCat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Something about optimus's face just screamed batman to me, i have NO idea why though.
LeaTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Whoopsies, looks like someone misplaced their battle axe. XD
dfw-boy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
I'm lovin' your style!! Keep it up!!
DanSchoening Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Sean! I can't believe I missed this one. I do like the new TFanimated style, but this is perfect. I want to see this design for Optimus animated man. Kudos!
stark40763 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Autobots...Transform and Roll Out! I just love that saying!
jpox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Awesome re-design!
Anagorrax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
I gotta say this is awesome, probably my favourite redesign of Prime. I'm a BIG BIG fan ofthe original designs and most of the time I don;t like to see the Bots altered too much but this is great, its updated but still retains the classic feel of Prime, its sleek yet powerful. Great stuff :D
RockoTheTaco Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
This would have been a fantastic design for Transformers: Animated. It's sleek and simple while retaining all the badassery that Optimus needs!
shadow-man Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
indefinably better then the one in the new transformers cartoon series they have going on cartoon network yours puts that one to shame.
Cerulean452 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
:clap: Awesome!
hypermac Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
cool style.
Jamie-Egerton Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
I love this Prime.

But is it me or should he be carrying a gun?
Sieberwolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! I love the style, the pose, the character, EVERTHIN'!!
harveytsketchbook Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Your really awesome man! :D
Aomi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
you made him look so simple
splendidriver Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, Optimus Prime, cool, I love your style, show me something how to do it? Don't like the color so much but ok, wonderful. I wonder how he transform into a truck? :)), just kidding, anyway, Best Eva!!!
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007   General Artist
haha it's ok. i should take into consideration fofr their transformations, but i don't unfortunately.

but thank you!
MrRobot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
meh, hes a lame actor anyways... besides Optimus Prime could either forget him or forget he's holding him and crush him in his hand. Those two were bound to happen.
bonusparts Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This Optimus is so fluid - you can almost see him running. I love your clean, simplified style.
ikemaster Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
i love yo work man. hey come by my page and tell me wat you think of my work? thanxs
GrimINC Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
I love your style. Prime looks bad ass. Can't wait to see more
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007   General Artist
thank you!!!
Montygog Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
very cool!
weremole Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
All those million years... No wonder the dudes going a bit senile.

After all he forgets his trailer all over the place. XD
Caladbolgsama Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007   Photographer
:XD: Usually, with me it's, if I feel like I forgot something, I haven't, and when I don't feel like I've forgotten anything, I've forgotten the most important thing :XD:
Transformers-Mosaic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Wow, so different and so RAWKIN!
toph-blind-love Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
advanced critique encouraged... uh....
you should... erm.... =_="
I see nothing to critique. great use of negative space, beautiful colors, great shadows, and, of course there's the hilariousness factor.
soud advanced enough? n_n
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007   General Artist
wow... you beat me up! hahaha thanx!
Sea-Wolf88 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
:rofl: i didnt get the joke the first time around ^^ ive just gone back and had a look.

lol, very cool^^ i just love your style so much! im really looking forward to seeing Spectacular Spider-Man! i hope thats going well for you.

Stay Frosty!
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007   General Artist
hahaha thanx for going back to try to figure it out. :) all's going well with spectacular spidey, thank you!
Sea-Wolf88 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
no probs ^^ actually, its just since i saw the awesome trailer for the Transformers film that i got curious - i remember watching the cartoon, but i'd just forgotten about it over the years. 'forgot the characters and the story and everything.
^^ ive been doing my research and now im just addicted again. YAY for 80s nostalgia!

sorry, i'll leave you alone.
Stay Frosty!
kelvin8 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know why but, some how the colors make me unsure.
The Autobot looks well, I think it looks awesome, you did a great job, especially with the line art.
All that's really missing to me is a bigger robot effect, ah yes, I got it.

I love the design, I love the colors, just needs to look shinier.
Or it could be a little rusty, but that's too real for cartoons.
But, in other words, again, awesome, just... plain awesome.

Truly a fave to remember.

9 out of 10, 4 out of 5, an almost perfect design.

Okay, it's a 5 out of 5, 10 out of 10. I've been looking at too much CGI.
Kuritarou Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
You portrayal of him is way beyond "doing him justice." Awesome, Sean!
RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Student Artist
Yeyy Optimus. And your style is great on him. Great work!
PsychedelicMind Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Filmographer
mwaaaaahhaha XD You draw Prime So Good~~ took me a second to realise just what he was talking about XD very very cute~ and he looks so very serious and bad-assed~ thanks for drawing this X3 my girly toes wiggle in glee~~ *wiggles*
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