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springarm alt mode design by markerguru springarm alt mode design by markerguru
so here is the alt mode for springarm as promised :)

with a lot of the new bots i've been drawing these days, i start with creating the altmode first, then creating the robot next. well unless i have a really clear view of what i want the robto mode to look like first.
usually i'll have a really loose drawing of the robot, so i can get the basic shape of what i think it should look like. then i'll draw the alt mode and then go back and modify to robot mode for the character.

with this design i needed to have springarm able to be a bike on his own, but also have optimus/orion able to rode it.
so here is the regular alt mode, and the modified one for optimus/orion to ride :)

with the bike design i really wanted to have the open wheel design. i really like that, and a part of me wanted to turn a tron bike into a transformer so this is what i came up with.
most of the body fo the bike is a outer shell that compacts and the body is inner areas. basically when he transforms, he drops down from the middle of the bike and the wheels fold up and rotate into there assigned places :)
enjoy

oh, again, this design was made when the character was named swingarm. it was later changed to springarm if anyone is wondering :)

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Glida1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
I really like this alt. mode. I have been inspired.
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wrecker1214 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Hey, Alex. Love the design for Springarm. Is it okay if I use the "rider" mode as the vehicle of an OC I made?
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Mystic2760 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
OMIGOD. DUDE! THIS IS EFFIN' AMAZIN'!
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great design! Usually I do the opposite of what you do when designing TFs - I do the character first and then the alt-mode (though I have a vague idea of what the alt-mode will be for the character). Hence my TF designs are more like the old Marvel/cartoon ones - simple, but I'd hate to be the designer who has to figure out how this guy transforms.
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markerguru Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional
well i did figure out how he transforms when i was coming up with the design ;p
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll just haveta work harder on that aspect then!
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Fetid-Wreck Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Love it, I've always found designing Tf's is the 'dogs' but can imagine adding it to comic book history feels even better. I've alway liked the encapsulated bike design. Reminds me of Afterburner!
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weremole Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Digital Artist
In a perfect world the Protectobot Groove would be a relative to his and simply keep the TF-sized bike mode so a motocycle for a leg wouldn't look ridiculous on any potential IDW Defensor.

But that's just me blathering about.

I think I'm going to need that sketchbook. The problem is how to get it.
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Somvold Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sleek design as always.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Amazing! :D
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The front of the bike facing away from us?
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Kreevox Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
no its facing torward us, notice the handle bars in its pilotable mode
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
no, the front is facing us.
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to see Prime ride on that bike.
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
check out issue 23 of ongoing :)
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I can get my hands on it! My comic shop had to reorder 22 and 23 because they sold out 1st day.
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
REminds me a little of Kaneda's bike from AKIRA! or perhaps a little of the Technobot Afterburner...at least I think it was him, he was the bike.
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
thats funny since James mentioned he wanted a bike like the one from Akira also :)
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Great minds think alike! :)
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MegaO93 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow awesome theres going to be a painted one?

BTW the first time i saw it the model resembles me to Afterburner
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Lewamus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
nice set of wheiles. :)
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very bad ass
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Archanubis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Hey; it's the Batpod from the movies!
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
sweet. i never thought of that. i know James wanted the cannons to be at the front of the bike, so i just placed them there. i guess being a huge batman fan, my mind placed them there. neat :)
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Archanubis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
It certainly looks like the Batpod from the recent movies.
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional
i guess there are elements of it. but then there are elements from tron with the hollow wheels, and elements from kaneda's bike from akira too. i guess many parts of different bikes all in one :)
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Archanubis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Should make the finished product interesting, nontheless. :)
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