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The History of Alpha Trion

The History of Alpha Trion

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The Autobot Hierarchy

The Autobot Hierarchy

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The Decepticon Hierarchy

The Decepticon Hierarchy

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Aspects of Human Anatomy

Aspects of Human Anatomy

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ONE LAST DANCE

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ONE LAST DANCE

© December 2005 Rikard Bakke Embellishments added January 2013 Clear blue skies. Nothing like them. The most beautifully azure canvas with specks of white in any shape imaginable to any man or machine -- some barely changing, others swirling as were they manipulated by Michaelangelo himself. And the brush? A streak of red. Aerodynamically optimized wing assembly. Economical low-friction fuselage. Supreme maneuverability. Fearless speed. Every element one cornerstone of an aerial artist. Powerglide cut through one cloud after another, his jet stream the energy string binding so many fragments of stratocumulus together into a pearl neckla

HOW COLD THE NIGHT -- CHAPTER ONE: DERELICTION

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HOW COLD THE NIGHT -- CHAPTER ONE: DERELICTION

© December 2003 Rikard Bakke Embellishments added February & March 2013 Like a vanishing candle, the Cybertron skyline glowed faintly against the near-eternal night. Tiny shafts of pale light, high up in the many towers that still pointed hopefully toward the deep blue, fought to penetrate the darkness while feeble energy pulsations, gathered in the nether regions, struggled to sustain life. Though the ability of this once thriving world to cling to its diminishing crumbs of power was admirable, it was fiercely clear to its inhabitants that the hunt for sustenance was still essential if the place they knew as home was to endure. The indefin

HOW COLD THE NIGHT -- CHAPTER TWO: PREPARATION

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HOW COLD THE NIGHT -- CHAPTER TWO: PREPARATION

© December 2004 Rikard Bakke Embellishments added February & March 2013 A satellite shot into the atmosphere, its destiny as unclear as the fumes evaporating in its wake. However, few destinations had been as definite as that of the most diminutive yet most hardwearing exploratory vessel ever developed on Cybertron. Though unmanned, it had come to have something close to an identity to its employers, who were sending it on its sixth voyage. It was a personification not without duality, for though it was an envoy in the service of the survival of Cybertron, the energy required to reinforce and run the satellite, however little, made it an ac

THE NEAREST FARAWAY PLACE

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THE NEAREST FARAWAY PLACE

© December 2001 Rikard Bakke Endless space hung there, ever still, ever unfilled yet ever replete. Comprised of so many elements and sub-atomic particles belying its apparent nothingness, space was the inexhaustible container of events coming and passing on through the passages of perpetuity. And still, it could not have been host to a less common entity than the one now passing through its infinite byways. Sparks sputtered from wiring that protruded from a burned-out orifice. A series of faint electrical bursts shortly followed, then alternated, seemingly forever, with more effervescent flashes. Even if not for the soundlessness of space,
Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
My Bio
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

Favourite Visual Artist
Matt "Jackpot" Kuphaldt (http://mattdrawsrobots.deviantart.com/)
Favourite Movies
Impossible to choose!
Favourite TV Shows
24 / ER / FRINGE / THE FUGITIVE / THE PRETENDER / THE TRANSFORMERS
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Beatles / Bee Gees / Paul McCartney / The Monkees / Pet Shop Boys (and many others)
Favourite Writers
David Baldacci
Favourite Games
METAL GEAR / SILENT HILL / RESIDENT EVIL 4 / TRANSFORMERS: DEVASTATION
Favourite Gaming Platform
Playstation (any version)
Tools of the Trade
Microangelo / Microsoft Paint / Paint.NET / Photoshop
Other Interests
Music / Film / Reading / Writing / Web Design

I'm about to rework my Slammer avatar (https://www.devi...

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

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

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 t

BotCon 2016

BotCon 2016

Hi, everyone-- This Wednesday, I'm off to attend this year's BotCon convention -- my first in 12 years! For that reason, it's going to be a while before I can get a response back to those of you who have left comments and notes at my profile. You'll hear from me when I'm back. :D

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creationstarHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday.
TrecathlusHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, creationstar. :D
creationstarHobbyist General Artist
You are welcome.
TrecathlusHobbyist General Artist
Very kind of you, legofanguy -- thank you! :D
creationstarHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday.
TrecathlusHobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly, creationstar. :D