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March 12, 2009
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!!!
Featured by TobiasRoetsch
Suggested by 161before
ArtDoge's avatar

Birds of War


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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Through-the-movies's avatar
Yeah, except that one of them isn't "bird" after all.
masdabboy's avatar
great artwork!!
SingingFlames's avatar
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's avatar
i cannot see ur links for some reason
LadyBarricade643's avatar
omp skywarp is amazing
H-Falcon's avatar
Nice Movie Starscream (and others) pic. Thank you for allowing your picture to be in the group. :)
Jumei's avatar
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.
ArtDoge's avatar
Thanks! I just looked at a 3D version of starscream and painted it, while changing the face just a little :)
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
You have been featured here. I hope that this is OK :love:
ArtDoge's avatar
FirebirdTomonaga's avatar
Decepticons forever!

This is so amazingly detailed. I see 'Warp in mid-transformation there.
PattwinIodine09's avatar
I love it, eventhough I'm an Autobot
kiko1395's avatar
ha ha same here.
DecepticonTubaPlayer's avatar
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:
LotteBubbles's avatar
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
mad--megatron's avatar
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.
ArtDoge's avatar
thanks! im glad you like this, cheers!
amazing details!!i enjoy all of ur work!!
clazziquai-sf's avatar
I'm just gonna go with the commend of your Daily Deviation xD This is just way too amazing...
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