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March 4, 2019
UNICRON promo image colors by markerguru
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UNICRON promo image colors

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 :)


lineart by :iconmarkerguru:
colors by :iconsebastiancheng:

Transformers © Hasbro
Transformers UNICRON © IDW Publishing

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V1EWT1FUL's avatar

"for a time, i considered sparing your wrenched little planet Cybertron, but now, you shall witness, Its Dismemberment!"

This is so radically cool.

Only nitpickery I have is that Unicron's sheer gravity should be strong enough to shear Earth to shreds. After that I must applaud your skill of getting so many details without losing main focus. It even looks contemplating about its existence.

Hikari-no-rail's avatar
The amount of detail amazed me. I just keep zooming the image to see the detail and the only thing I can think is just Brutal.
bruiser128's avatar

Well he never fails to terrify

ScriptGenius12's avatar

I remember him being far smaller in the actual comic.

markerguru's avatar

Are you talking about the IDW comic. He is the same size there as he is in this picture when he transformed to robot mode. Here he is about 5-6 times the size of Earth. Cybertron in the Unircon comic was twice the size of Earth. Unicron in Robot mode is about 1/2 to 2/3 the size of Jupiter which he flies through in issue 4. Any time you would see Unicron from Earth's surface he was actually not right up close to the planet, but due to a matter of perspective would look very close due to his size. If you are talking about how he looked in the last issue, I didn't get to work on all of it, so the other artist might not have made the scale the same as I had planed out.

Black924's avatar
So what you're saying is his size depends on the comic or show your read and/or watching
ScriptGenius12's avatar

Yes, in Unicron he seemed far smaller from a distance, and in the Cybertron example I assumed that this meant Earth was bigger then Cybertron instead.

Sharpman01's avatar
Did you know this picture's on tfwiki's Unicron page right now?
markerguru's avatar
I'm sure they have used a lot of art I've done for the comics in some of their article pages. 
Sharpman01's avatar
They have. And I love the artwork. Your MtMtE comic art is my favorite.
CrimsonParkDog's avatar
Man, Unicron looks so bad ass!
Hippeking's avatar
tron1112's avatar

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

herrpfick's avatar
our dearly departed planet killer,we miss him still. some serious leet skills you got there good sir!
dinomax214's avatar
now THAT is an awesome looking unicron.
Afroformer's avatar
That. Is. AWESOME!!!
Falling93's avatar
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
RealFailz's avatar
Holy shit this is amazing! I love this design
Ha-HeePrime's avatar
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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