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The Road Ahead

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 22, 2017, 2:24 PM
NO END IN SIGHT!

After previously thinking there should be some end date to my projects, I've finally realized there's not a real point in limiting myself to such a set time. Life winds and turns and leaves me more time to be here at some junctures and less to no time at others. Besides, where can you see the fun in never doing anything new here again? Right?

I had this idea that I'd finish updating all of the avatars by September 3 last year as that date would have made 20 years since the first-ever one I did just to try out a new piece of software. Nice enough thought, but I'm facin' it squarely by now: This thing is never going to be quite finished. I'm too much of a never-happy tinkerer for that.

As for THE ART OF CYBERTRON, that's a more finite project with content clearly defined, original artwork simply edited by myself. I'd love to do a book one day, but that would necessarily be an off-dA endeavour. I suppose we'll see. There'd be a lot to parse before I ever got to that. If I ever should. But it would be a lovely way to pay tribute.

So, those of you who think there's something to my (sometimes very) wee excursions can expect to see me work at it still for years to come. And thanks again for stopping by -- and commenting. You make a happy man very old!



  • Listening to: The Corrs 'White Light' album
  • Watching: DIRTY HARRY: THE DEAD POOL
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max

I'm about to rework my Slammer avatar (www.deviantart.com/trecathlus/…). Should I: 

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3 deviants said Design a robot mode head for him, like I recently did for Hauler?
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2 deviants said Basically keep him as he is, just make him bigger?

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Trecathlus
Rikard (Rik) Bakke
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Norway
I tend to call myself a "creative structurist" or a "structured creator," which is to say I'm neither adept at completely free-form art nor interested in overly mathematical visuals.

I try to be creative in as many ways as possible. The main thrust of my work here is pixel art, but I love writing as well, so stories and essays may occasionally pop up between the many heads I put up of those beloved TRANSFORMERS characters. I also enjoy photography but have never dedicated myself to it in a way that gives me the skill to know exactly how to approximate what my eyes see in a camera capture. Some people seem to have that, either naturally or from a lot of experience. In the work of a really talented photographer, I always feel like I can see the exact thing that attracted their eyes. I feel the same way about great artists -- the ideas they have somehow escape that death on the way from mind to pen, pencil, and brush that many of us experience.

Being here since the summer of 2008 has afforded me a lot of pleasure -- this is in many ways the most worthwhile website I have ever been part of. May it never go away! :D

Current Residence: Oslo, Norway
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small or Medium, depending on the cut
Favourite genre of music: Pop / Rock / Funk / Electronica
Favourite style of art: Soft pencils with shading
Operating System: Windows 10
Wallpaper of choice: Atmospheric backgrounds from the TRANSFORMERS series
Skin of choice: The one I was born in
Favourite cartoon character: Just one? Impossible!
Personal Quote: Quotable Quotations Quantify Quirky Quarks
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Cybertron MIlieu 2569

THE ART OF CYBERTRON: The Background Paintings (No. 2569)


A SCENE FROM THE SEARCH FOR ALPHA TRION


Description to come

IMPRESSIONS


Observations to come

WORK & CHALLENGE


Notes to come

TOOLS


Acer Clear-fi Photo™
Screen Captures (5)

Adobe Photoshop™ CS3
Filters and Tools to be detailed


Image 2,569 of 2,700

THE SEARCH FOR ALPHA TRION
MARVEL PRODUCTIONS #700-52
Time Index 08:56 - 08:58

Original Content © 1986 Sunbow Productions, Inc.
DVD Release © 2003 Rhino Home Video


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Cybertron Milieu 0619
SOURCE
FIGHT OR FLEE / Marvel Production #700-106

SCENE DESCRIPTION

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IMPRESSIONS

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EDITING DETAILS

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Image #0619 of 0720

Copyright © 1986 by Hasbro, Inc.
Edited 2010 by Rik Bakke
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Cybertron Milieu 0003
SOURCE
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE - PART I / Marvel Production #4023

SCENE DESCRIPTION

As the introductory narration continues its historical overview-in-short of the planet and the unforgiving drain war has taken on its once rich reservoir of energy, the viewer is treated to this fantastic painting, which includes many of the architectural mainstays of the Cybertronian landscape.

IMPRESSIONS

The gaps in the planet that appear more deliberate than someone from Earth might think, the hover paths, the partially curved structure toward the right, the various domed edifices, the curious dual-sphere construction toward the left, and the smaller spike-like buildings. The ball-shaped outlet (one guesses it allows for emissions of some sort) just to the left of the middle will also be seen again in future episodes.

A very impressive visualization of the outer layer that makes me wish I could also render what I sometimes see internally. As always, I like the glow emanating from the interior, which gives me a sense of the dull pulse of a dying world, yet not entirely without hope. If such a place existed, somewhere in its inner strata is where I would want to be.

EDITING DETAILS

Four screens were captured from 2002 Rhino DVD set with Windows Media Center and splice-edited into one image. Further, smoke billowing from the edges of the planet in eight places was removed through smudging and cloning replacement using cloning points from surrounding areas. Colour adjustments also made to compensate for colour shift during pan -- particularly to the metallic surfaces.



Image #0003 of 0720

Copyright © 1984 by Hasbro, Inc.
Edited 2010 by Rik Bakke
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Cybertron Milieu 0122
SOURCE
CITY OF STEEL / Marvel Production #700-18

SCENE DESCRIPTION

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IMPRESSIONS

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EDITING DETAILS

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Image #0122 of 0720

Copyright © 1985 by Hasbro, Inc.
Edited 2010 by Rik Bakke
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creationstar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
You're welcome my friend! ^_^

Awesome to hear! Yes All Shall Be One!
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Trecathlus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, John! :D

It was a quiet day, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Till All Are One indeed!
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Trecathlus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Much obliged, legofanguy. :-)
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Trecathlus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly, creationstar. :D
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creationstar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday.
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legofanguy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
Happy birthday!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
Hey Rik, Happy Birthday my friend! Best wishes and blessings! I hope you have a fun and memorable day! Til All Are One!
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autoking Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same to you as well! ❤️ ❤️
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Trecathlus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :D I wish you the very best of Christmases and a fantastic 2018Hug 
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autoking Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year! ❤️ ❤️
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Trecathlus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And hello to you, wanying-chan! Thank you for stopping by. :-)
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wanying-chan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello!
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creationstar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome.
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autoking Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your most welcome, hope you had a great day!! 😁
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Awww, thanks, auto! Me happy to hear from you. Woohooooo!
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Thanks a bunch, legofanguy! Very nice of you. :D
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Trecathlus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, creationstar! I really appreciate your taking the time to stop by and send me this greeting. :-)
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autoking Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!! :D (Big Grin) Hug Heart Heart  
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Happy birthday!
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