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UNICRON promo image colors by markerguru UNICRON promo image colors by markerguru
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
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:icondanluna:
DanLuna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019   General Artist
When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon) 
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:icondarkdealer65:
Darkdealer65 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019
cool
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:iconlevitan71:
levitan71 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :O


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:iconafroformer:
Afroformer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019
That. Is. AWESOME!!!
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:iconfalling93:
Falling93 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist 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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:iconrealfailz:
RealFailz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit this is amazing! I love this design
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:iconha-heeprime:
Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist 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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:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Professional
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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:iconha-heeprime:
Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist 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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DisgaeaDragoon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist
I just have this to say:




 king julien - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA  AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!
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:iconshadowgouf:
ShadowGouf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019
Oh my mechanic amazing 
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:iconxemnasthedarklord:
XemnasTheDarkLord Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Student Writer
Wicked. AWESOME! Going on favorites!
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:iconusstodd:
usstodd Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019
He looks amazing and terrifying.
You guys did really great work.
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:iconchampionx91:
Championx91 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019
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:iconalisterlebeau:
Alisterlebeau Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
O.M.G DROOLING, I LOVE TRANSFORMERS, SO I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB.
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)

For My Personal Use DO NOT USE!!! by LindArtz


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:iconlemiken7:
Lemiken7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Professional General Artist
Ooh man, the world is in a lot danger with this guy hanging around! :o
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:iconwangruizhe:
WangRuizhe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019
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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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Is Outstanding!!
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:iconvampkirick:
VampKirick Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Just stunning! It brings back memories
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:iconsmollcinnamoroll:
smollcinnamoroll Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
hello i know this is probably rude of me but i was wondering is some one here could possibly donate a few points to me im so sorry but im at a deadline of an adoptable and if anybody can please and thank you so much
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:icontuffagentshepherd:
TUFFAgentShepherd Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Student Artist
Unicron 4 :iconsaysplz: You underestimate me, Galvatron. For a time, I thought of sparing your wretched little planet Cybertron. Now, you shall witness.... its dismemberment!
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:icontinselfire:
Tinselfire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019
Never before nor since has a toy doing terrible things to other toys invoked such heartfelt awe.
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:icontuffagentshepherd:
TUFFAgentShepherd Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Student Artist
Oh, yeah!
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:iconlordtyranicus:
LordTyranicus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Yeup, fitting visage for the chaos bringer.
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:iconimdraproc:
Imdraproc Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
GORGEOUS and amazingly detailed design, and loev the work on the light, poses, and impression of power! 
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:iconsaberblase1:
SaberBlase1 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
0-0 wow if it was in real life were all done for...
x-x
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:iconkaijuguy19:
KaijuGuy19 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
It's without question one of the best designs for Unicron you've done. :D
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:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Professional
This is the only design of Unicron I've done ;)  Drawing him, that's a different story :D
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:iconuniversumnewhorizont:
Universumnewhorizont Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing 
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:icongametagger457:
GameTagger457 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Primus almighty :o (Eek) 
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:icongundam-warrior:
Gundam-Warrior Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
I would say if they do Unicron post-Bumblebee/Bay-free films, this would be a fantastic design for him. I honestly just had the realization that outside of G1 or the comics, Unicron has never been done right. Even for how much I love Transformers: Prime the biggest screw up was their take on Unicron.
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:iconthevalefor:
TheValefor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
This, hands down, is the best Unicron design... EVER.

You're the Alex Ross of Transformers, hope you one day return man!
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:iconthearcartist:
TheArcArtist Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SO. AMAZING.  At first I thought you had written "unicorn" as in, Gundam Unicorn and it has similar colours.  Either way, VERY cool!
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:iconjohnnyfive81:
JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome design - sure gonna miss your work on Transformers (unless you're doing variant covers for the relaunch).
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:iconsomvold:
Somvold Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both of you have done a tremendous job here especially how the colours amp up the already insane piece.
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:iconseb212:
seb212 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
bloody epic !!!!!!
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:iconleokearon:
leokearon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Really cool
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:iconkurotsuki-no-hana:
kurotsuki-no-hana Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my god your work is incredible as always
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:icondragonfox777:
DragonFOX777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
Damn this is epic, and the way he's holding the earth on his hand makes him look so godlike and tyranny  
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:iconishee:
ishee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Professional General Artist
this is gigantic awesome!

still bummed unicorn didn't make a movie appearance they where leading to it but bailed out.

Do you like the micheal bay movie transformers designs ? 
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:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Professional
I like some and dislike others. 
I like all the Travis Knight designs so far.  They have a nice mix of movie and classic cartoon.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
He's even deadlier in color. ;)
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:iconfogqwdf-890:
Fogqwdf-890 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
Yes. It's Transformers: Armada all over again!  Also "Do not sue without permission"?  owo
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:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Professional
typo :p
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:iconinkfire12:
inkfire12 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's a big bitch.
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:iconsyzygy26:
Syzygy26 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
Now this is awesome!
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:iconnrgcomics:
NRGComics Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Professional Writer
HOLY SHIT!! Is he really that big?!
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