All of us at the studio are big movie fans. And now that the season is here, we're finally getting our first taste of the big summer movies. So far "Star Trek" has been my favorite, with "Wolverine" being two hours of my life I wish I could get back. "Terminator Salvation" is looking more solid than expected. "Up" is looking like yet another great Pixar production. But it will come as little surprise that the most anticipated movie for me is "Transformers 2."
This painting was a challenge, due to how many characters I was trying to fit in. I probably did at least ten different layouts before finally settling on this one. At first I thought about doing a redesign on both Devastator and the Dinobots and make them a bit more "gritty", for lack of a better world. But I decided that I definitely wanted this painting to look like the oldschool G1 characters. So I kept all the basic shapes and colors and just tried to texture them up in a hopefully semi-realistic way.
As cool as some of the redesigns are in the Michael Bay films, sometimes the original character just gets lost in them. But, one of these days I am going to try redesigning a classic TF character for a "live action" look.
Until next time!