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Birds of War by ArtMagix Birds of War by ArtMagix

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 : (


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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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 )
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
masdabboy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great artwork!!
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.
168natasha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
i cannot see ur links for some reason
DoitsuChibiFerret Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
LadyBarricade643 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omp skywarp is amazing
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. :)
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.
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 :)
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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