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Optimus Prime-axe by LivioRamondelli Optimus Prime-axe by LivioRamondelli
With this drawing of Prime, I wanted to go for a bit more of a graphic look. I wanted to keep the shading and background to a stark minimum. I also played around with his silhouette a bit, giving him some added angles and blocks coming off of his main form. And I had always wanted to do an image with Prime and that badass energy axe he once formed his hand into in an early, classic Transformers episode.
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Hardtreads Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This is simply outstanding!! I love the perspective, and the dark shading is really effective! I love greyscale art work, and this piece defiantly demonstrates why I love this style. I now only wish for my Transformers greyscale pieces to develop to this level of skill. Without a doubt you have a favourite from me.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
So glad you like it! And thanks for the nice words.
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Hardtreads Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist

You are most welcome, this is an amazing piece, along with all your other Transformers art work pieces, but this is my favourite, and the fact you drew him with his axe is touching. There so need to be more scenes with Optimus fighting Megatron with his axe... Also, may I asked what pencils you used to get the black so dark, 8B, charcoal?

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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist

Thanks!

 

I used an Ebony pencil for the really extreme black areas, the rest is lie a 4B and a blending stump for shading!

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Hardtreads Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw thanks a bunch! Yeah I own a blending stump.... but I'm still getting use to it. I used it most noticeably on my last Transformers piece.
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RebArc Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is all of this done in pencil?
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yup!
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RebArc Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:faint:
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Phenometron Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
No one escapes the ax. xD
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ragingspacebull Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
"All right, Megatron... this is it!!"
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KJVallentin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
This is fantastic. Well done.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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autobotgirl12328 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
:faint: <the awesomness!!!)
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dragonvfantasy7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
thats awsome!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Great Cybertron this is a magnificent drawing of Optimus Prime with his energon axe and laser rifle you really captured the battle pose of him. Great work Livio!
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
It is always a pleasure my friend!
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tGhia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
:smoking::onfire:
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chazmarin16 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   Writer
sick as usually
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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chazmarin16 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   Writer
no worries
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tobisempai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I found this picture by typing in "optimus prime badass"

And it is so badass.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, awesome! I like that search engine result.
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petroleum-princess Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
WOW! Amazing picture! :dalove:
Great job! :boogie:
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
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b-r-o-w-n Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Student
Great! :)
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
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b-r-o-w-n Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Student
You're welcome :)
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twincastX Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
very epic. the dark tone does show an ominous event comming for him.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
He'll still win though:)
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twincastX Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
true.
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SuperOmegaForce Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Prime looks so angry! Prime angry equals lots of death, as shown in the second movie, cut short and ruining the whole thing. Enough of my anger with the second movie, this is an awesome picture.
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha, I definitely have issues with the second movie myself..but glad you like the drawing!
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SuperOmegaForce Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Yeah what were your issues with the second movie?
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Too many bad jokes and strange humor. Characters that should have been cut completely, like the "Alice" college robot and the twins..not enough Soundwave..Devastator not being utilized well..strange inconsistencies like the same robots appearing more than once in the end battle. Overall, aside from Seeing Prime kick ass, I wasn't too thrilled with it..
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SuperOmegaForce Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Yeah, I thought they could have done better with it, it was almost like they were trying to hard or something. I thought it could have been a better movie had Prime been in it the whole time. It made me so irritated when they 'killed him' It was almost predictable. Yeah the college robot shouldn't have been in there and the twins were a joke. Hopefully they will do better with the third.
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ballisticCow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so printing this out as a poster to go on my wall! :D
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hehe, glad to hear it!
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Armadria Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That's intense. :D Prime looks completely kickass. XD
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
As he should!
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Koontah Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmigod! this is one of the most dramatic poses I've ever seen! The fact that the colors are muted just gives it that dark and dangerous feel! It's like I'm right there on the battlefield! Excellent job! :clap:
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Why thanks! I was trying to do a more dynamic composition but still keep the shapes and lighting simple.
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MGMags Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
AWESOME!
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
O_O WOAAAAAAH!

mindblowing cool work!
prime looks so badass!
you are the man!
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou:)
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marble-v Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! I was really impressed with this shadow that you drew.
Loved it very much! Keep it up :D
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you liked it!
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nice to see some original artwork with some charcoal power :D. Nice job here.

This artwork is featured in my journal this week, To the journal

/rob
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LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks! I used mainly 4b pencils with some graphite powder and blending stumps if anyone wants the specifics:)

And thanks for including this piece in your journal!
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