Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TF2 - DLC Starscream 01

Okay, after I had finished the game, Luxo came back to me with the group of DLC characters they wanted to do, the afore-posted Soundwave, and G1 versions of Prime, Megatron, and Starscream. They were a little hazy on what they themselves meant by 'G1' and it took awhile to get some clear answers. At first I thought they meant movie-style G1 characters, and then when I asked if it was cartoon based G1 characters (which, c'mon...that's what G1 MEANS, doesn't it?) they said, kind of...but more detailed...

Then they referenced the MP style toys, and I finally got the idea. But, myself being a traditionalist, I fought as hard as I could to maintain the cartoon aesthetics, because as a fan, that's what I both wanted to see, and play. So while I was trying to puzzle out what they wanted, I did this range of designs, going from toon, to blown out overdone movie style.

After some discussion, it was somewhere in between the second and third choices, keeping the G1 silhouette, and breaking up the planes with detail and depth. Awesome with me, so I took that design sense into the rest of the body.


These are some variations of the G1 outline, but honestly I wanted to be true-blue-100% to the toon version, so the changes are pretty minor.


Obviously, Luxo could just look to the toon's to keyframe the transform, but I wanted to double make sure, so I continued supplying them with these instuctions...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

excuse me but did you do any work on transformers other than drones and DLC? if so, will you please post them up?

Romain Revert said...

I like your work ! Specially the sketchs.

You can say what is your next project ? I mean, maybe you have NDA for your next work.

I waiting for new concepts ! :D

Ken said...

All I've done so far is game characters, and I'm posting EVERYTHING I'm allowed to at this point.

I am working under an NDA right now for my current project, but I can say I'm working with Hasbro on a few properties, and hopefully some more IDW covers will soon be thrown my way as well.

PC said...

Thanks so much for the AMAZING drawings of Starscream. My son loves Starscream G1, so we're doing a transformers theme for his 5th birthday party. I took your images and sliced them up into an invitation that actually transforms from aircraft to robot. Without your amazingly detailed drawings, this would've looked like crap! Take a look at my link for pics.

Ken said...

PC - THAT IS AWESOME!