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UNICRON promo image colors
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Published: March 2, 2019
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Here is a promo image I asked to draw by IDW for the Transformers Unicron book which showed off his Robot mode.
It was a lot of fun to design the robot mode for him.  The planet mode was already designed for another piece of promo art. Later you got to see the planet mode show up in the comics.
So I had to design the robot mode using the design of the planet mode.  However the whole idea of IDW's Unicron was that he added on to himself with each planet he ate.  So it was a bit more forgiving to design the robot mode knowing that I didn't have to be too ridged with the alt mode.
This image was later used for some special convention covers for issue 1. 

This image was colored by Sebastian Cheng who was my colorist for over half the series.  I enjoyed very much working with him on this project.
He did an amazing job on this piece and I couldn't be happier with the finished product :)

Enjoy

lineart by :iconmarkerguru:
colors by :iconsebastiancheng:

Transformers © Hasbro
Transformers UNICRON © IDW Publishing

DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION
Image size
1503x1146px 1.94 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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CrimsonParkDog's avatar
Man, Unicron looks so bad ass!
Hippeking's avatar
HOLY HELL LOOKS LIKE GALACTUS JUST GOT REPLACED!
tron1112's avatar

eyyyy. i know him. Mr "im allergic to a little ball of rock candy in an arbitraraly locked box"

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herrpfickHobbyist General Artist
our dearly departed planet killer,we miss him still. some serious leet skills you got there good sir!
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now THAT is an awesome looking unicron.
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DanLuna General Artist
When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon) 
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levitan71Hobbyist General Artist
wow :O


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That. Is. AWESOME!!!
Falling93's avatar
Falling93Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks great! It’s been awhile since I’ve seen anyone do unicron justice, the guys HUGE AS HELL, he’s bigger than cybertron, which is bigger than earth
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RealFailzHobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit this is amazing! I love this design
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Ha-HeePrimeHobbyist Traditional Artist
CONGRATS on getting a Daily Deviation on this!!! Hip-Hip-Huzzah!!! Fully deserved.
And thank you so much for posting this. I was never able to find more than a small cropped version of this image to really stare at, so when I saw this full version at last, I was properly floored. It's SO. GOOD. I absolutely LOVE the way you designed the accumulated planet-shell bits all over him.

And full marks to sebastiancheng as well for those Gorgeous colors!!!
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markerguruProfessional
Thanks.
Although I don't think a DD means as much as it use to since it seems not as many people use this site as they once did.
It's still nice, but it's not a big deal to me if I get one or not.  I just like sharing the art when I can. 
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Ha-HeePrimeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I had that thought as well, but still think it's cool that you got the DD nod. 
Still sad this site's losing its prominence, because I love the way it works to showcase, comment on, and collect great art. 
I'll see you at TFcon (thanks for making the trip!)
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I just have this to say:




 king julien - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA  AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!
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Oh my mechanic amazing 
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XemnasTheDarkLordStudent Writer
Wicked. AWESOME! Going on favorites!
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He looks amazing and terrifying.
You guys did really great work.
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AlisterlebeauHobbyist General Artist
O.M.G DROOLING, I LOVE TRANSFORMERS, SO I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB.
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LindArtzHobbyist Digital Artist

Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)

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Lemiken7Professional General Artist
Ooh man, the world is in a lot danger with this guy hanging around! :o
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Me and my friends really like your art, and I believe you can post more designs for idw Transformers here for all tf-fans around the world to see, it is important for us
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Is Outstanding!!
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