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Transformers Legends Cover by ZeroMayhem Transformers Legends Cover by ZeroMayhem
Book cover illustration for Transformers Legends.
Lines by me, colors by !!!!
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:iconrymikua-taken:
Rymikua-Taken Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the dinosaur
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:icontransfan123:
Transfan123 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
( BEAST WARS MEGATRON) YEEEEEEEESSSSSSS
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:iconkillmariolovebowser:
KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Writer
Such a nice evil grin. >:3
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:iconrosie663:
rosie663 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
that is an ausome painting!!!!!
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional
Thank you!
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:iconechowing:
EchoWing Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
...wait, you did this? SWEETNESS! I love this cover!
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional
Thanks :)
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:iconfawnstarscream1:
Fawnstarscream1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
SUH-WEET!
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh! I always wondered who did this. I love it!
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional
Thanks, it's an oldie but holds a special place to me since it was my very first Official Transformers project :)
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Your first? Well, no wonder I couldn't figure out whodunnit at the time. XD Did you read all the stories before making the cover so you'd know who to feature, or did Hasbro give you a list of who to put on?

It would be great to see some more anthology novels like this released, don't you agree?
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional
Yep, my first official project. Before then whatever of my TF art floating around was fan art (my Sixshot picture for example).

Hasbro and the publisher (iBooks I think) went back and forth on the cover concept Hasbro wanted more characters on it, iBooks less (it's not a large cover so a compromise had to be reached). In the end I think I did between 20-25 thumbnail roughs using various characters from their "short-list" of important guys. Eventually we got it nailed down to the final four.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I see. Optimus was a must, as was Starscream (I love his pose btw), Paddles was a good choice as the token OC representation, and it was cool to see Beast Megatron get his dues. Though I'm curious, why did you go with the Transmetal form instead of the dragon one? Transmetal is my favorite but that wasn't the form he had in either of the stories that featured him.
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional
TM Megs was the one they wanted to use (perhaps since he's more recognizable to the public as Megatron?). I was happy to use TM Megs since I really like that version.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it looked great and I loved the way you had him leaning into his folded hands, which you couldn't have done with the dragon version. I wish my toy of him hadn't broken, heh.
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:iconasm121:
asm121 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Love the way you have set this picture up, good job
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:iconmurdererdelacroix:
MurdererDelacroix Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
This is sweeet.
Optimus looks sooo awesome. :wow:
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:iconiloveabby64:
iloveabby64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Is that long-necked dino Sludge?
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional
Nope, it was a new Dinobot in the book. A pleasiosaur named Paddles I think.
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:iconiloveabby64:
iloveabby64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
I didn't know that they had a Pleasiosaur. I thought they only had T-rex Triceratops long-neck and Teradactel... and i think thje name is Splash...
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional
He was new for the book. I've only been told his name was Paddles, it could very well be something else :)
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:iconiloveabby64:
iloveabby64 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
...I kinda bet it's different...^^;
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:iconthe-real-carcass:
The-REAL-Carcass Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shit, I didn't know you did this, Zero. I bought this book the day it came out.

Paddles!
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:iconx-raider:
x-raider Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent job! many compliments!
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:iconadamwolves:
Adamwolves Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
thats is just cool Fav!!
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:iconcrystal-lake-catfish:
Crystal-Lake-Catfish Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
top picture man! Optimus looks so noble :)
Makes me want to go and get Transformers Legends now...
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Professional
Thanks! Noble is how I like Prime to look.
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:iconcrystal-lake-catfish:
Crystal-Lake-Catfish Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Not a problem! He should always look noble :)
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:iconcaptaincanada:
CaptainCanada Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Student Filmographer
classic man. i like it
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:iconswashybuckles:
SwashyBuckles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007   Traditional Artist
this is way awesome!
nice!
<3

i love the... angles. just the picture in general is awesome
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:icondragonsrage:
DragonsRage Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Evil grinning Megatron = win.

Very nice. I remember the cover art on that particular book catching my eye...shortly before I bought it.
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hearts3 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that book in your same picture...
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:iconkextor:
kextor Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Rawkin picture, I love how you drew Optimus and Megs.
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O-O-P Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomeness. XD
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:icondracostarcloud:
dracostarcloud Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
I thought the cover was great!

Ever thought of drawing another picture of Paddles?
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:iconzeromayhem:
ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Professional
Thanks. Yeah I've thought about it, since I only really got to draw his head, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Raksha-the-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome job! I really liked the cover to that book. It had some good stories in it as well, but not enough G1 or Beast Wars IMO. The cover art is what really intrigued me most! I love Starscream's pose and I'm a sucker for Optimus Prime. BW Transmetal Megatron and Paddles are the other two if I'm not mistaken.
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ZeroMayhem Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Professional
Happy you dig the cover, I had a blast doing it. Is the dinobot called Paddles? That's funny :)
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:iconraksha-the-demon:
Raksha-the-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! There was a story in there called Paddles. He's a Pleisiosaur. I don't want to give the story away but it is kind of sad.
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odairjr Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
Olá.
Sou do Brasil e achei seu trabalho muito bom.
Parabéns!

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Hi.
I am fron the Brazil and I found its deviation very good.
Congratulations!

Please, it forgives my English, I am using a translator on-line.
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grimphantom Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
Wow, awesome job with the lineart and the coloring that he did looks great.
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LsYeNaCnH Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
You've got a great style man. Keep up the good work.
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:iconicemanzero-exe:
Icemanzero-exe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
OMG THAT LOOKS SO AWSOME!!!!!!!!!

:bow:My Master!
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:iconmaximumoverdrive:
MaximumOverdrive Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait! You drew this originally? Or what? Good book though...I really liked it
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
man i hate the colors i did on this

they look so rushed and icky and chunky xD


your lines rocked though :D
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:iconhomiebear:
HomieBear Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
I like robots in disguise. I always get the feeling there is more than meets the eye.
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radiant-riot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
NICE :thumbsup:
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