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Jetfire at the Movies by Aricosaur Jetfire at the Movies :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 511 107 Omnibots by Aricosaur Omnibots :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 12 4 Stargate Defiance by Aricosaur Stargate Defiance :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 124 35 Transformers Rock by Aricosaur Transformers Rock :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 505 87 Grimlock Portrait by Aricosaur Grimlock Portrait :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 19 2 Batman: The Brave and the Bold by Aricosaur Batman: The Brave and the Bold :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 11 8 New Blue Beetle by Aricosaur New Blue Beetle :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 39 2 Hoist for Contest - Colors by Aricosaur Hoist for Contest - Colors :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 12 2 Micromasters Astro Squad by Aricosaur Micromasters Astro Squad :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 5 3 Space Mecha- Blue by Aricosaur Space Mecha- Blue :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 6 0 Space Mecha- Red by Aricosaur Space Mecha- Red :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 16 5 Sludge Animated Style by Aricosaur Sludge Animated Style :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 12 4 Broadside v Tidal Wave Inks by Aricosaur Broadside v Tidal Wave Inks :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 14 14 Broadside v Tidal Wave pencils by Aricosaur Broadside v Tidal Wave pencils :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 4 1 SW_TF AT-AT vs Luke - Inks by Aricosaur SW_TF AT-AT vs Luke - Inks :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 10 6 SW_TF AT-AT vs Luke - Pencils by Aricosaur SW_TF AT-AT vs Luke - Pencils :iconaricosaur:Aricosaur 2 0

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IDW cover contest by TsWu IDW cover contest :icontswu:TsWu 15 6 Dinobot Hunt 4 Cover by LiamShalloo Dinobot Hunt 4 Cover :iconliamshalloo:LiamShalloo 121 51 Optimus Prime by JetBlack0X Optimus Prime :iconjetblack0x:JetBlack0X 46 39 Hoist contest entry by maltaras Hoist contest entry :iconmaltaras:maltaras 9 27 TFAnimated Dinobot Island by dcjosh TFAnimated Dinobot Island :icondcjosh:dcjosh 202 34 Grimlock vs Dinobot by psychomud Grimlock vs Dinobot :iconpsychomud:psychomud 80 34 Snake Eyes by glovestudios Snake Eyes :iconglovestudios:glovestudios 103 19 Sideswipe by Transformergirl Sideswipe :icontransformergirl:Transformergirl 30 37 Painted Bunting by Vynnx Painted Bunting :iconvynnx:Vynnx 7 18 Kinniku-G's Warpath by Josh-van-Reyk Kinniku-G's Warpath :iconjosh-van-reyk:Josh-van-Reyk 25 10 ...sing a song by Dracunnum ...sing a song :icondracunnum:Dracunnum 170 73 Digital Practise Day 14a by ArtGod2015 Digital Practise Day 14a :iconartgod2015:ArtGod2015 2 0 IDW Spotlight: GALVATRON Cover by GuidoGuidi IDW Spotlight: GALVATRON Cover :iconguidoguidi:GuidoGuidi 130 41 Thundercracker by Optimus8404 Thundercracker :iconoptimus8404:Optimus8404 67 14 curious fox by maltaras curious fox :iconmaltaras:maltaras 35 17 turtle roar by ArtGod2015 turtle roar :iconartgod2015:ArtGod2015 23 27



Aric Hutfles
United States
Aric is an illustrator and concept designer with a degree in Multimedia and Web Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta. He was awarded a Judge's Choice award in IDW Publishing's "Are You The Next Transformers Cover Artist?" Contest and, after having his first artist alley table at Megacon in Orlando, was invited to appear as a Featured Talent at JACON, a popular anime convention in central Florida.

Current Residence: Orlando, Florida USA
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

Transfromers: Revenge of the Fallen is devestatingly entertaining. I saw the midnight showing of The Movie at Orlando Universal Citywalk on Wednesday. The military scenes are golden perfection. I found myself wanting to fast forward through a lot of the Witwicky shtick and spend more time with Lennox, Iron Hide, Epps, and Sideswipe. The climactic battle had everything giant robots are about: Heroes fending off a seige of evil bots with the fate of the world caught in the crossfire. Give the heroes tanks and giant robots of their own and I get one of my new favorite movie battles.

Optimus Prime and Megatron are the real standout characters who get much more characterization than the first movie, even with Optimus being out-of-commission through a good chunk of the movie. Starscream also got some nice screentime. I wish I could trade in some of the Witwicky family's screentime for more Op, Megs, and Screamer. In ROTF many classic characters are expertly updated yet still have the 'heart' of the originals. Soundwave and Ravage are handled beautifully, especially Ravage attacking the All Spark storage facility. I absolutely love Jetfire. An engaging, likable character with a great origin and hints of the original character: he is a Decepticon turncoat who values life and freedom.

My main complaint is the low-brow humor, which I don't find humorus. I had the same complaint with the first movie. I just don't want my giant fighting robots associated with that kind of stuff. I know why the filmmakers added the potty humor, it got lots of laughs in my theater and it gives the film the edginess teenagers so desperatly search out in their quest to feel grown-up. Even as a teenager I never had a desire to assert my maturity with immature humor. Class it up a bit.

Overall, Revenge of the Fallen deserves it's position among modern action hits. I may do a more extinsive review and anlysis later but I wanted to get my initial thoughts online.


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JZLobo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If you ever come back, do let me know!
Rh1n0x Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
G'Day Mate,

I stumbled across a few of your Transformers pieces and followed them here to your Gallery and was simply blown away by what I found!

I'm producing a TF Comic Series with the help of Artists here on DA. I was wondering if you were at all interested in helping out on such an undertaking with a Page of Line Art? I'd be delighted to discuss the project with you :)

Cheers, and keep up the killer work,
JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
MrsWave Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Your they make me DROOL! *in amazement, not a pervy way, lol* Definate watcher! :3
Badash320 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Awesome work man! I'm from the Ocala/Summerfield Area. I found your profile on and linked here. I'll add you to my befriend list over there too.
DinobotEd Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love your Dinobots vs. Headmasters Artwork. It's just like an awesome idea to come with up with Dinobots waging their to destroy the evil forces of the Headmasters. I'd could come up with an idea based off of it myself!

Speaking of which, did you come across making one of Slag and Weirdwolf?
PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
How are you so under-watched?

Adding you in. Awesome gallery, Aric.
AznLi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're now officially tagged. X3

Allaeysis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Thanks for the visit^^
Awsome gallery you have here :D
sangir Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
love the jetfire 1 u gotta do sum 1s with sideswipe
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