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DECEPTICONS FOREVER

A kick-off for 2008

Screamer taking the lead, with SkyWarp and ThunderCracker following closely from behind. Bad boyz 4 life.

Sorry for the terrible, terrible compressed upload, hopefully these detailed shots will explain stuff a bit better : (

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I was originally going to have an all out battle between the se Decepticon flyers against the Macross Valkyries. Well since I never do pre-sketch compositions, it turned out that it just wasn't going to work. Boohoo. Also I was going to have SW and TC as F15s, but seeing that Screamer was already a Raptor, so it made no sense stepping backwards on their technology. Oh yea this would also be the first time I've kinda painted a space scenery, so it obviously looks like crap.

By the way to be honestly, no offense or anything but Autobots can never be as sick as Decepticons... EVER Even though in the cartoons and movie the good guys always win, I'm pretty sure in real life when a an alien turns into a tank or an F22 then comes at you, your robot sportcar isn't gonna do much, other than explode.

Special thanks to Kai for letting me use his "RDAF" abbrev lol 'We Soar Forever!'

Refs used for jets + Screamer

Art (c) JinJian Xu
Characters (c) Hasbro
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-03-12
Birds of War by ~343GuiltySpark Suggestor said: If you had only word to describe this work, what would it be ? Superb, awesome, fantastic and lovely would be striking words. It is so nice to look at this piece, because the atmosphere is rousing and you just cannot take your eyes off it. Truely an amazing work. I say: There's nothing to add!!! ( Suggested by 161before and Featured by taenaron )
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Awesome
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:iconmasdabboy:
masdabboy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great artwork!!
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is simply amazing! Too bad TC and Warp never made it to the movies. I love this! Great details, especially his optics/mouth glow.
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168natasha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
i cannot see ur links for some reason
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DoitsuChibiFerret Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
EPIC WIN!!!
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:iconladybarricade643:
LadyBarricade643 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omp skywarp is amazing
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:iconh-falcon:
H-Falcon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Nice Movie Starscream (and others) pic. Thank you for allowing your picture to be in the group. :)
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Jumei Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really curious what reference material you used, it looks so much like the movie version!

I'm planning to buy an action figure and draw from that. That way I can at least take a look at every angle, instead of guessing what the sides might look from a screenshot. I've wanted to draw a Transformer for AGES, but I suck so hard at drawing robots hahaha.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I just looked at a 3D version of starscream and painted it, while changing the face just a little :)
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tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
You have been featured here. I hope that this is OK :love:
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
My pleasure :glomp:
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FirebirdTomonaga Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Decepticons forever!

This is so amazingly detailed. I see 'Warp in mid-transformation there.
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PattwinIodine09 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student General Artist
I love it, eventhough I'm an Autobot
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kiko1395 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student General Artist
ha ha same here.
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:iconpattwiniodine09:
PattwinIodine09 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student General Artist
rock on!
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:iconkiko1395:
kiko1395 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student General Artist
o ya!
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DecepticonTubaPlayer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, this is one of the greatest Bay-verse pics of Screamer I have ever viewed!:D I may prefer G1 over the movie, but I still really love this!:love:
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LotteBubbles Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Unless you're sports car/Truck robot is Optimus Prime....not that I dont love The cons when the moment strikes me....Autobots....hands down....epic win....not only do they not have froggy legs they is Smexy cars
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mad--megatron Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
this is simply extreme. amazing work here, i love the perspective, colors, just... everything. the sheer detail in this piece is overwhelming, and you should be proud of this. the bayverse Transformers aren't real easy to draw. all in all, i'm amazed. pieces like these are the reasons why i work to better my art every single day. thanks so much for sharing, dude.

TL;DR: my eyes are so very happy.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! im glad you like this, cheers!
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:iconjsam27:
jsam27 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
amazing details!!i enjoy all of ur work!!
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clazziquai-sf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
I'm just gonna go with the commend of your Daily Deviation xD This is just way too amazing...
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:iconfoxesrage:
foxesrage Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Wow. That is AMAZING. You drew the Cybertronians themselves really well and that's a beautiful backround.
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chriswalkerart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Very nice.
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Peleliu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I like the different color accents-- red on Screamer and purple just there on 'Warpy. Subtle, effective.
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
NICE :D
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SplitTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
all the details are amazing! even if you say the background is crap it still looks decent and much better than anything most people here would be able to do. i'm looking forward to the time i will be as skilled as that.

oh and decepticons ftw! in real life, i'm afraid they'd beat the autobots five times before they even realize what's going on...
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syubidubida Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
its great the detail the colour, ill fave it
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Red-Tomcat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Man you just gotta love dat sexy Dorito. :meow:
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DarkPanik Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
All I can say is EPIC!!
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blackout501st Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
"By the way to be honestly, no offense or anything but Autobots can never be as sick as Decepticons... EVER Even though in the cartoons and movie the good guys always win, I'm pretty sure in real life when a an alien turns into a tank or an F22 then comes at you, your robot sportcar isn't gonna do much, other than explode."

THATS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL EVERYONE! all of my friends *who are major autobot fan girls -_-* keep trying to convince me that the cons suck and are losers because they always loose and get the most casualty. well, i keep trying to tell them that in the real world, where the rule of "good guys always win" dosnt apply, they would kick the ass of anyone they fought!

i dont know why they make us root for the good guys when evil is this bad ass! i mean, look at brawl. bonecrusher. demolishor. long haul. ravage. frenzy. there all WICKED! they kick ass! but also, what all do they have in common? -_- they all died. gruesomely.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol well yea it's like, who would win in a real life fight, an F 22 that costs $159.9 million or an icream truck?... doesn't take a genius to figure that out
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blackout501st Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
true. so so so true. which is why it was so sad that devastator was killed by a rail gun. or how the fallen was killed by a combination of a semi and an sr-71. such wasted potential.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yea the rail gun was such a plot hole... they just randomly brought it out at the end...
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blackout501st Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
well at least he went out with a "bang" XD
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xR3BORNx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Too much awesome-ness in this one!!! Well done!
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks transforming Jazz!
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GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
AWEEESOMEEEE...I love the red behind the face.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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darkfinder Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
awesomely done! :D
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IggySeymour Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the most incredable art i have seen since IDW TF comics had thier releases! :wow: :faint: This is IDW material i think.
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Ignizgt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
wow...!
this is an amazing job...
very very good one...
congrats.
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shyn0 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
in my fav :D !
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AerospacerJ Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Royal decepticon airforce?
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:iconartmagix:
ArtMagix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the one and only
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:iconaerospacerj:
AerospacerJ Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
You said it!
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Sectional Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Amazing work!
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XxTaraxKitaidexX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing! :D I wish I could draw Movie-verse Starscream but he's hard as all get out. This really can be described as nothing more than amazing! Keep it up!
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HobbitPunk Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Writer
Seriously WOW....easily the BEST image of StarScream out there.....period.
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