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Transformers: 'It's Our Fight' by Mecha-Potato-Alex Transformers: 'It's Our Fight' by Mecha-Potato-Alex
"In any war, there are calms between storms. There will be days when we lose faith; days when our allies turn against us... But the day will never come that we forsake this planet, and it's people."

Welp, my hands are pretty much dead.

This is by far the most detailed picture I've ever done - at least several times over. Still, sticking all that detail into the line-art definitely made it easier. I learnt quite a lot doing this pic, as well as recieved a great deal of advice from ~Sin-Vraal - all of which will of course improve future art.

Oh, and to get the blasphemy out of the way - yes, Michael Bay's movies are my favourite version of Transformers. I grew up on Beast Wars, watched every episode of G1 around the same time, I even loosely followed the 'Unicron Trilogy' - but the movies remain my favourite interpretation of the franchise. Sue me ;)

And yes, there'll be more Transformers art in future :)
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Looks great :)
OnyxLeaderRogue-177 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I have a friend whose art was stolen by a guy on facebook, and I saw one of your pieces on there too.…
He/She didn't give you any credit and I just thought you'd want to know about it.

On a happier note, this is indeed a beautiful piece.
Dark-Dullahan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oddly enough, your title is the name of the score that plays during Dark of the Moon. :3
YourSnowAngel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Well done!!! I LOVE this art. It captures the character very well, and the meticulousness in this image is AMAZING.
Gerardo488 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Darkblazer001 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love that theme in TF3! So epic and excellent!
angelfluffball Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Love it*Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!) 
girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Optimus Prime :iconyeahplz:
sonichedgehog2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Can't wait if you do Age of Extinction art!
ultimatede Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
spectacular prime
Shadowwing16 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Woah! This is awesome! Can I use as a desktop background please?? 
Hardtreads Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
'It's our fight' is an awesome music piece, that definitely fits with your art piece. I love the detail and colour! I wish I could produce and art piece with this much detail, I mostly draw grey scale art pieces. Also the incorporation of the Glyphs is perfect! You have a like from me!! (:
BirdGVee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah, this is truely impressive. Great job!!!
SpeedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Epic! Really beautiful shading and details! :wow?
amazerbeta Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shad0w0bserver Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:iconsuperw00tplz: OPTIMUS PRIME FTW!!!
Awesome work mate.
ChocolatePrime13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
:squee: :happybounce: :heart: :love: :squee: :happybounce: :heart: :love: :squee: :happybounce: :heart: :love:
Blip-NYA Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! Prime my love!
Decepticonlover334 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
This is amazing!
ACdraw Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I absolutely adore the image. It looks fantastic, with lots of little gleans and shines to the metal that look so authentic. And hey, you even managed to include the Cyberglyphics on his blade (which is funnily enough not all that common amongst artwork of Prime).

As for my opinion on the Transformers films... I definitely can't agree on them being the "best" version of the franchise, but they certainly aren't the worst unlike what certain rabid fans would be quick to say. I will say that I liked the first movie, HATED the second, and then went back to liking the third again. Honestly, I'm actually glad that they've managed to influence newer instalments of the franchise to some extent, as it's also allowed them to mix it in with more traditional stuff and please more than one side of the fanbase, like with Animated and the "Aligned Universe" (which includes the TF Prime series and High Moon Studios games). One thing that I have really enjoyed about them... are the robot designs. Sure, some fans will bitch about them not looking G1, but really, translating the majority of the original designs to live-action form just wouldn't work, and the Movie designs, whilst indeed different, still managed to have a sense of familiarity with certain characters, as well as looking fully functional and visually spectacular. I especially like the Movieverse designs they've produced for Megatron.

But anyway, Optimus looks great here, and I also like you giving a feel for the image by posting a quote from DOTM, as well as putting the title of the deviation as one of the listings from the score (another thing I can say I've definitively enjoyed about them, Steve Jablonsky's compositions are incredible), which essentially plays when Optimus heads into battle and confronts Sentinel.

Great job.
guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
luzamon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(Thumbs up)
Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Unlike so much movie art, it does NOT look like you just manipulated a screencap. Very lovely textures and colors.
riokashi Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is one of the most detailed artwork I've ever seen. Makes me feel that if I just reach out my fingers a little more, I'll be able to touch it. Great work!
Alpha-Dog Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
sorry I had to grap my jaw up from the floor :wow: what can I say..perfect!!
DesignDroid Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW ! Brilliant Stuff :D
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   General Artist
Man that's badass!
Mauvaiseloup Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy...! This is BEYOND amazing! Prime's so detailed and brilliant looking!
FANTASTIC job, oh-my-goodness!
EC-COMMANDO Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
One of the BEST pictures I have ever seen!
Krande Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
You've pictured the spirit of Bayverse very much. Despite all, I still love Optimus.
LizoLB Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooh Nice work, Optimus looks so shiny :meow:
KikReask Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
:wow: Now isn't that just Prime.
Tahkaullus01 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Writer
Awesomeness is the right of all sentient deviants!
Skullvonavich Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn dude this piece is epic. By far your best. The reflections are superb, especially on the exhaust pipes. I am in awe :Wow!:
Kerayzie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Wow...just WOW!!!
LordFreeza Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, how many hours this took you?
Tathewak Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is truly stunning Alex. Definitely your best piece yet :) The colours and details are fab ^_^
GeneralSoundwave Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
very sweet!
NEWF-t-Electric-soul Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
NEWF prime : GO DAD!!!
NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Writer
This is truly amazing...job well done, my friend.
MightyBOBcnc Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
So detailed. @_@
MightyBOBcnc Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Holy fracking sweet Jesus on a pogo-stick! :O

I'm pretty sure you're becoming some kind of artistic god among men. Don't stop. :me gusta:
BlackHellScythe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
How cool! :la:
This looks amazing *___*
Great Work <3
XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, I love this one! outstanding work!
autobotchari Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, just wow. I have never seen anything more awesome on DA in such a long time :O
Championx91 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Spirited13 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
WOW! Nice one!! I love the detail :squee:
Juliapopstar Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
RazzieMbessai Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
you'll have to excuse the burning smell, it's my eyes melting

:omg: But srsly, just look at that. All the details and the colours and the pose and the details and the details and th:iconbsodplz:
How does anyone even draw like this?? It must have taken you hours to create this awesome Optimus :faint:

And as for the blasphemy... Im also a Bayverse fan and my favourite characters are :iconjetfireawesomeplz: and :iconsentinelawesomeplz:
Every time I leave the house, complete strangers beat me to death with my own intestines :lmao:
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