Thursday, May 10, 2012

Transformers: Brothers in Arms

Pencils and traditional inking, scanned and painted in PS CS5.1 with Wacom intuos 4

Brother's in Arms! Bumblebee Sport and Cliffjumper Version R

Apr 2012

As known, I'm a huge fan of Transformers! Not the Micheal Bay movie version but the G1 version we all loved when we were young.

Bumblebee was my favorite then, a small sized Autobot who rely more on stealth and skills than strength. Cliffjumper wasn't really my favorite Autobot, he's brave and charges into battle, but more often he gets himself into trouble due to his impulsiveness.

Anyway both Bumblebee and Cliffjumper belong to the subgroup of Autobots called the minibots, hence it's quite known that they are brothers. Moreover the toy of bumblebee is often repainted and renamed as "Cliffjumper"...

I always wanted to do an Autobot based on my Colt Version R, Cliffjumper, being red, fits the bill. Also, Suzuki just released a photo of their Swift Concept S so I know I just have to update my bumblebee from the previous model to the current model.

The outcome is pretty edgy. I planned to put it on T-shirt. Stay tuned for more...

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