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Vagabond Prime Coloured by wordmongerer Vagabond Prime Coloured by wordmongerer
Another stirling pic by :iconhemaniscool: - this time he's put his own stamp on Optimus Prime, going for a hermitesque look. I've tried to colour it to match, scuffed surfaces, grainy textures and a warm yet bleak backrop.

Hope you dig, and don't forget to check out his gallery.

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:icon1028wizard:
1028Wizard Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Optimus Prime, the last of the Autobots on a desolate Earth. Alone damaged, and broken, he continues on for one reason. Revenge.
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hell yeah!
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:icon1028wizard:
1028Wizard Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Megatron is in for it.
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hell yes!
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:iconbelldame:
Belldame Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is definitely nice, and I would love to hear the story of this Prime. :)
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe one day... ;)
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:iconbelldame:
Belldame Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Certainly one day....:D
:XD:
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:iconsake806:
SAKE806 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   Artist
i love this style

the way they look (so scrawny) just make them look so sic so sic
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:iconpikaseel:
Pikaseel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Optimus has an anorexia problem. :iconrimshotplz:
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He's been out in the wildreness a while...
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:icontugera:
Tugera Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   General Artist
Awesome.
Love the texture.. and how half of him's in shadow...
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it was great fun to colour and the half shadow thing is practically Mark's trademark!
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:iconmardukai:
mARDUKAI Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
hehe, I can imagine Prime finding an big, tattered curtain and wearing it as a scarf!!
This is a wonderful picture!!!
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, all the credit goes to Mark for that. Was a pleasure to colour!
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UnderwaterMaiden Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Reminds me a lot of TFA!Lockdown, the posture, expression, atmosphere... But at the same time, it's definitely not Lockdown. Really makes you want to know the story behind it! Good work!
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I may just tell that story one day...
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010   General Artist
Whoa! Nice work, man! Looks pretty detailed!
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks buddy!
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010   General Artist
Anytime.
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:iconshady-v:
Shady-V Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010   General Artist
I didnt think Optimus would look good slimmed down but wow. This is awsome.
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Got to agree, he did a cracking job on it, and it seems to work more, the more you look at it. I think of this as Prime stripped down quite severely and the only thing stopping the sand from getting into his chest is that rag.
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Shady-V Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   General Artist
I can see that! poor Prime.

Stripped down to that ruff ragged frame, he still looks so tough! By far this is my favorite pic of him on DA!
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TheJaporican Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Artist
I LOVE THIS!!

the edgy, rusty look just works so well
usually we want to see Prime all shiny and new, maybe with a few scuffs or battle scars

but here... here's the exact opposite
he's even really lanky,
but in no way does it ruin the character
in fact, I would love to see an alternate universe arc/series featuring this Prime

EPIC WIN EVERYWHERE!!!
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
If you have a look in Mark's gallery he does some very interesting things with character's proportions which shouldn't work but they just do! Even though he's never read it, his Prime reminded me of Roche's Kup one shot for IDW where he's really unusually proportioned with bits missing. It would be fun to write a few stories with this fella but Mark's busy for a while yet...
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:iconpeleliu:
Peleliu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
o_o Wha-- holy crap that is cool. Totally eye-catching.
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbogmonster:
bogmonster Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
and, in the most offbeat transformers tale of all.......

this is so wonderfully strange.
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
"wonderfully strange" - then our work here is done!
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy. Crap.
I love this.

I'm not sure about having his right arm and leg both shadowed completely out like that -- it took me a while to figure out that he did indeed have a second arm. Maybe a tiny reddish highlight along the top of the arm, or something... But it's working very well, despite that one little crit. Feel free to tell me to hush!

Bottom line: AWESOMESAUCE.
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
HUSH! Only kidding! I can see what you mean, though I just knew it was his arm and leg so I didn't anticipate any confusion... I think if I had I may have done a wee outline... Thanks for the helpful crit and fantastic feedback bud!
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:iconhemaniscool:
hemaniscool Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooooooooooooooooooooo!! Looks fantastic mate. Awesome work! :)
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I just go where the colours move me!
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:iconluckyikoi:
LuckyIKoi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Whoa. o0o
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconnovastorm73:
Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Prime that has seen better days.
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yup...
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:iconm3gr1ml0ck:
M3Gr1ml0ck Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
This is fantastic. Such an evocative art, it brings to mind millions of different possibilities and stories.
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah!
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:iconinerie:
iNerie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
i like this thing

..nice job ^^v
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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iNerie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
^^v
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:iconsilverzeo:
SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist
Whoa!
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Giddy-up!
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist
Are those toes?
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yup. They help with balance once hald of his plating fell off...
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I meant "half"...
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist
Were you inspire by this, just came across it. ([link]!)
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
When I click on the link it comes up blank, but if you look in Mark's gallery it's pretty much his style just applied to Prime.
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist
Here is another link [link]
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TaintedTamer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, thats freaking awesome - looks so weird and cool at the same time... XD
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