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DRIFT - early sketches
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Published: August 2, 2008
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Some sketch to show Drift design's development, from the early idea to the final concept.
First sketch was just done without too much thinking and it was quite banal.
After getting more input from Shane McCarthy, I developed it in his final form, which I think was a vast improvement ;)
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tritie's avatar
the one on the left looks like animated prowl with his samurai armor :)
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PunchieTheNeko's avatar
Now that's a custom I'd like to see. A couple of Universe Cheetor's shuriken and it would be pretty cool.
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Darkton93|Hobbyist Digital Artist
One, Poochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Poochie's not onscreen, all the other characters should be asking "Where's Poochie"? Three...
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PunchieTheNeko's avatar
Not that I don't like a good Simpsons reference, but what?...
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Darkton93|Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a reference to how much of a Mary Sue Drift is, just like Poochie.
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PunchieTheNeko's avatar
Was, you mean, because of the retconning.
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LemonDefiance|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gundam much? X3
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micahthomas|Hobbyist Artist
This is really good
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Novastorm73|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most excellent! I really can appreciate seeing the early designs and how they evolve to the final form.
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SeekerNami|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first one to the left looked so badass and cute at the same time... but too Super Robo looking for Transformers, hehe. The one in the middle is cute!!

In the end... Drift looked very slim compared to the early designs O_O
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GuidoGuidi| General Artist
Yes, co-creator Shane McCarthy suggested me to make Drift's body frame more similar to Blurr's, and I think he nailed that.
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SeekerNami|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I figured as much. Ever since I first saw him in AHM I thought he looked a lot like Blurr, but a little more "blocky"... but that resemblance always made me wonder if Drift was also fast in both robot and vehicle mode or just average speed like any regular mech... ^^'
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GuidoGuidi| General Artist
Yes, he was supposed to be an high-speed 'bot like Blurr - but not at Blurr's levels.
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tommyofshaolin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love the way IDW is writting his history. especially with the secret sect of non-alligned cybertronians. that way he can do things more his own way.
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megasaurian4444's avatar
I agree about sketch 1 being banal. The armor looks bulky and could impair him mor than help him.
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G1d4n's avatar
non credo che il primo design sia banale. Anzi, è molto G1oso, ma riesce ad avere carattere. Occhio: classico e banale sono due cose ben distinte.

Comunque è splendido.
L'unica che mi dice di meno è la seconda versione.
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z3r0t0lerance's avatar
awesome final design :D
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Cyber-Kun|Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work, reminds me very much of G1 Boss
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FrankORourke|Professional General Artist
Drift is Bludgeon's better right?

I love this character I can't wait to see his Spotlight appearence
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RaceConvoy's avatar
So do you know if we'll really get a toy of Drift?

Also, which issue will he debut in? Last I heard Josh was on his fourth issue coloring and he still hadn't seen him.
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GuidoGuidi| General Artist
Drift will debut on issue #5
A toy? it's quite possible.

Thanks ;)
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wyze2099's avatar
The first design still has merit, and it would make a perfectly respectable car robot. But the other two designs rock as well.
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cyberjam's avatar
nice cant wait to see him in action!
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