A design for Shockwave for a possible sequel of 2007's Transformers by Michael Bay - It was my goal to combine G1 and the current look of the movie bots and hopefully please both fans of the old and fans of the new aesthetics.
A tutorial on how I did the dirt and scratches will be uploaded shortly. I hope you like it!
It's dedicated to Corey Burton because Corey rules.
I always thought Shockwave was one of the colder and creepier Transformer villains, perhaps due to the lack of a face, and only the single glowing eye. The hanging robot bodies in the background of this drawing are an homage to one of his earlier Marvel Comics appearences when his lair was full of hanging Autobot corpses. That's one cold dude.
In the redesign I decided to give Shockwave a more hard-edged look. I styled him with sharper angles so he would be more mechanical and less human in visual. Which stress on the idea that Shockwave is a character who bases his actions on cold hard logic.
This design did make it into my Decepticon Group Shot: [link]
And here's the colored version for the tfw2005.com contest...black didn't work so well, so I went with a dark turqoise/blue color scheme since I saw a bomber with that similar color when I was searching google images...anyways, hope you all enjoy! Again, any feedback is most welcome.
PS Please full view. Thanks!
**gotta get back to doing another 1000 online multiple choice qs...*
Update: Rough TF scheme for those of you wondering how he transformed from one mode to the other. [link]