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"Best of Optimus Prime" IDW by LivioRamondelli "Best of Optimus Prime" IDW by LivioRamondelli
This one means a lot to me, as it is going to be my first published Transformers piece. I was lucky enough to be contacted by the fine folks at IDW and they asked me to do this cover for their upcoming "Best of Optimus Prime" tradepaperback, which will collect classic Prime stories from various years/incarnations.

Click the link below and scroll down for a bit more on the solicitation of this trade, which is shipping in May!

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I was really thrilled to get the chance to do this, and thanks again to the great folks at IDW for the chance!
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Awesome
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:iconthereaper111:
TheReaper111 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so fucking cool! 
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:iconk-h116:
k-h116 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Love this one :D
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:icondalek-thesupreme:
Dalek-TheSupreme Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Simply amazing.
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:iconlexxadameo:
Lexxadameo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
woot! way cool and congratulations!!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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ShirosakiHollow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratson on the cover! Optimus is the best, and he looks badass! 
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbadneko:
badneko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my childhood hero ;_;
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:iconrundasprime:
RundasPrime Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I love how this piece captures the enormity of Optimus. And the detail is just insanely meticulous, nice work. Oh, and congratulations on being noticed, I'm looking forward to the collection.
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for checking it out, I appreciate it!
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:icontonyfanatic:
tonyfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
This is what Transformers are all about in the nutshell. You nailed it. Its perfect and needs to be made into a poster!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thanks! I really worked hard on this one. I wanted to do Prime justice!
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:icontonyfanatic:
tonyfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Mission acomplished. 
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:iconj-rayner:
J-Rayner Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the publishing! I love the textures you have used on Optimus
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:iconxrfreedom13:
Xrfreedom13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I love
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:iconhaganax:
Haganax Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have just made Optimus Prime even more awesome than he was before! Well done! 8-)
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why thankyou!
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:iconhaganax:
Haganax Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Classic Optimus Prime at his very finest. [c:
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:iconwasteandwanting:
Wasteandwanting Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I am amazed how many epic artists it seems are out there, but you are one of the best I've seen, period. It's amazing when someone can add his own style and feel to a series without taking anything away from the original. This feels like it could have been where Transformers first came to us all, that's how well done your pieces are. Again, very great to see someone who is doing it the right way. Keep it up.
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it!
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:iconthefranchize:
theFranchize Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
this kills! Prime is perfect. u nailed it!
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:iconbygbpryme:
BygBPryme Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
NOW that's one of my favorite Optimus Prime artwork and Livio Ramondelli did it awesomely !!!! Keep'em coming man !!!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! And I will definitely keep them coming!
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:iconbygbpryme:
BygBPryme Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
True !!!
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:iconlady-elita-1:
Lady-Elita-1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW... this is just amazing great work.. Love the detail in this...
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:iconpako0007:
pako0007 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so classic, so awesome, so fabulous
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:icontfp-skyblazer:
TFP-Skyblazer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is going in the favs!!!!!
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Danielsfcarlos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Very cool
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Too bad it's not wallpaper format.
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:iconthemj:
THEmj Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
holy jeebus! amazing Prime man! just amazing!!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsnipingwolf:
SnipingWolf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is incredible. No wonder you got the chance; this is awesome!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icondeinitializer:
DeInitializer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathless
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jollywrecker92 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Awh! So very lucky for you, I'll have to find this at some point! The artwork is astounding, very nice use of the rich and diluted tones and the way Optimus' optics beam down at the viewer, very ominous. :D
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you dig it!
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:iconjollywrecker92:
jollywrecker92 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
:meow: You're welcome!
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:icon1422awoods:
1422awoods Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Outstanding pic of Optimus Prime
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
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:iconpatrickthornton:
PatrickThornton Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
IDW chose wisely - this is very strong work!
Compliments to the chef!
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, buddy!
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:iconradosp83:
radosp83 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Superb!
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:iconradosp83:
radosp83 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Superb!
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:iconsnip-stein:
Snip-Stein Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You made this cover!? Awesome!
(I have all "the best of" transformers!)
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:iconlivioramondelli:
LivioRamondelli Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yep, I did! Thanks for picking it up:)
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:iconsnip-stein:
Snip-Stein Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. :meow:
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volac69 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
nice!
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nichan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I absolutely LOVE this pic. You did a fantastic job with this and I am happy to say that I did get "The Best of Optimus Prime" book and I absolutely love it~!

Brilliant job with the cover!
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