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Transformers - Optimus Prime by emersontung Transformers - Optimus Prime by emersontung
My take on Optimus Prime. 
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TheSkullgrin140 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative idea, Somehow I can imagine this style for Optimus Prime in a live action TV series more than a movie. It looks easier to manage I think, not many moving parts on the body. 
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twincastX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
This is the Optimus Prime we deserve. Nice use of mechanics as well as detailing and colors. His heroic pose is iconic. I wouldn't mind seeing this as a statue in the future.
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AlienTormentor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :omg:
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
I love this. Fantastic job.
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ruzkin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Any chance of this awesomeness in a print?
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Will be posting it to my Society6 shop soon. Follow me on here or bookmark this url: society6.com/emersontung
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DarkShade-JA Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Badass 
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! 
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DoughnutOfTime Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
this is the best optimus ever
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! I'm honored you think that! 
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Mutanix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
This is the coolest Prime I've seen in a long time. I want to see him move.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. thanks man! Appreciate the kind thought. 
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
whoa looks fantastic dude!! 
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mang! 
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Deadpool icon 
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glazios Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
So odd... I like the originality of it, but at the same time I kinda don't. Prime's supposed to be massive, not just in height but also in his bulk, so that his strength - both physical and moral - comes across as part of his character; this feels almost lanky, I guess, kind-of the opposite of what Prime's supposed to be. Don't take that the wrong way, though - like I said, I love the originality of the design.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A lanky character =/= unheroic. There's already a lot of bulky Primes out there, and I felt I wouldn't be bringing anything new to the table if I just did another bulky one. Good to hear your thoughts on it though. 
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glazios Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2016
Egh, that's not really what I meant... I don't think lanky characters can't be heroic; if anything, they're often the unexpected hero - look at Hiccup Haddock/"How to Train Your Dragon", for instance. Never was there a scrawnier savior than the weedy, geeky little Viking kid who tamed a rare and dangerous dragon, in complete defiance of all social conformity, and later proves to be just what his people need when everything hits the fan.

I'm not trying to say "I don't think this design can be Optimus Prime", I just think it was an unexpected angle for a new take on the character. It's actually kinda growing on me. :)
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Gotcha. Yeah, I was trying to approach Optimus from a different angle. Better lanky Optimus than fat Optimus ay? www.microforever.com/Energon/e…
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glazios Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2016
Yeah, Fatimus Prime was not cool... I collect Transformers, and combiners particularly, but even I didn't want THAT thing... x_o
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PBnJellyfish Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Love the little streaks of red here-and there, and the design of the gun gives off that retro truck feel the same way your iteration of Optimus does! Excellent. 
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's partially inspired by the costume designs from the recent Avenger movies. Love the breakup of color they do while retaining the classic look. 
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usstodd Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Looks Cool.
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Daeouse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked cool!!!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
made him even more badass
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks!
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
np
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loner911 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
terrific wok!!!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! 
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gregor-kari Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
rad!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! 
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Shinkarchuk Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
Awesome!! 
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! 
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Juvartis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Waw so cool, you are a robot master maker!! :) (Smile) 
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I just love robots. 
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
I like the proportions. I particularly like how you did the abdomen, and how the grill is set a little further back and let the torso twist and be more expressive.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude. The lanky proportions was inspired by this piece I saw ages ago on conceptart.org : www.igeektrooper.com/wp-conten…
It just really stuck with me all these years. 
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh! That's striking. He looks younger.
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sunbeamradiant Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
awesomeness 

I love your loose lines yet detailed correctness of shape 

pretty 
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! As long as I nail the shapes I want I don't usually mind my lines not being super-precise. It kinda adds some life and energy to the piece that way. 
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Monoge Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The level of detail on this is incredible. Do you know how long it took you to make approximately?
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
2-3 hours on the ink/lines, then maybe 3-5 hours on colors depending on how easily distracted I get. 
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TfpBri Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Oh man, That is a really cool take on prime himself.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! Wanted to try out something new with him. 
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NeoChandler Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Nice mix..
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! :clap: :heart:
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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