Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Devastator vs. Dinobots

[Livio]

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!

Livio

11 comments:

COMIKXGUY said...

love them livio

keep em coming

g1 movie design? sweet

arnie said...

the coolist thing about this, no matter how the hard core devistator is, he's still gonna get served by the dyno crew...

Ruka said...

q hace jum lee, aca en argentina pensamos q sos re puto, pero los dibujos estan buenos. me re copan,
bueno, nos vemos gay d mierda.

Anonymous said...

Very Armageddonish. Successful, indeed. I don't know why something about the image reminds me suddenly of WATCHMEN's stupor.

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Livio said...

Thanks for the comments, everybody:)

Ruka said...

Aguante el maraca de jim lee, que cara de puto reventado! haHaHAhaHA (total no entiende) (ñ_______-)

danielpicciotto said...

looks awesome livio! reminds me of when i was a kid playing with the toys..
your take on a G1 character would be awesome! i personally dont like some of the designs in the movie (hot rod flames on optimus?)

curious...how long did the pencils take?

Livio said...

Thanks, danielpicciotto!

Figuring out the layout and how to fit all the characters in was the most time-consuming part. The actual pencil work was probably about 7 hours, spread over two nights.

And yeah, I don't like the flames on movie Optimus. But him having a mouth bothers me even more!

danielpicciotto said...

yes! the mouth is terrible!! oh well...hopefully part 2 is better than 1...

i think your take on soundwave would be interesting...

thanks for letting me know....its such a detailed piece i was wondering how long something like that should take...

Livio said...

Actually, I already did a Soundwave painting which you can check out here ( along with many others):

http://livio27.deviantart.com/

Thanks again!

meek? said...

DUDE!!

The Dinobots are my fave Transformers EVER! I haven't seen 'em look this good since the days of DreamWave.

Thanks for sharing, Livio!

And "Up" was indeed another banger from Pixar! So good.

Peace.