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IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby El Duque » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:59 pm

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Artist Livio Ramondelli has shared his cover art work for IDW's upcoming Transformers Spotlight: Orion Pax. This issue is due out in December 2012. Take a look below.

Transformers Spotlight: Orion Pax

James Roberts (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Kurth, Livio Ramondelli (c)

BEFORE OPTIMUS PRIME—there was Orion Pax! Four million years ago, the future leader of the AUTOBOTS disappeared into the Cybertronian wilderness to save a friend. What happened next would take him to the very brink—and have startling repercussions on the current comics!

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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:21 pm

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I am surprised this guy is still working on Transformers. I don't want to blast his hard work. I will say that I am not a fan. Coupled with how terrible Autocracy was, I really wished I had not bought that book.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby President-prime » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:06 pm

That Orion looks more like iron hide than Optimus. Not liking the look. At least resemble Optimus a little
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby Crystal Rodimus » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:02 pm

Actually (except the head), it looks a lot like the Kup recolor from eHobby a few years back.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby quickmixed » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:58 pm

Flux Convoy wrote:I am surprised this guy is still working on Transformers. I don't want to blast his hard work. I will say that I am not a fan. Coupled with how terrible Autocracy was, I really wished I had not bought that book.
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I'm far from a Ramondelli fanboy but if you get the chance you should have a look at his gallery from Deviant art.

http://livio27.deviantart.com/gallery/27052490

Some of his work is truly amazing.I just think that the story layouts lately have been too detailed for his work. Splash pages and covers are where he's best.

Not trying to twist your arm though.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby Sodan-1 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:35 pm

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I'm still a bit p!ssed this guy and IDW decided to change Orion Pax from the pretty much established data clerk role to Cybertron's very own Judge Dredd.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:54 pm

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That's Orion Pax?! From the thumbnail on the link, I thought it was Ironhide. The proportions look a little off, too.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby President-prime » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:57 pm

Right? That looks nothing like prime, even pre-incarnation. Might as well create a new character and call him Rollar. Oh, wait! That's taken. Ironcup or Ironprime or something
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:03 pm

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President-prime wrote:Right? That looks nothing like prime, even pre-incarnation. Might as well create a new character and call him Rollar. Oh, wait! That's taken. Ironcup or Ironprime or something


Yep. I just checked out the guy's devianart page, and he does have talent. But that pic is just wrong on so many levels.

It's more like Pax is trying to impersonate Ironhide or something.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby President-prime » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:30 pm

His art is pretty nice. Lots of Optimus...wonder why he decides to go with this specific design. Obviously he has lots of Optimus practice (from his devianart gallery). Just not liking my favorite transformers character portrayed this way.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby Shadowstream » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:51 am

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I'm sorry, but why hasn't this guy been fired yet? I don't care how much effort is put into whatever he makes and how much we're supposed to appreciate it, the guy absolutely sucks at Transformers. His designs and proportions ALWAYS look incredibly stiff, and his coloring is so over-saturated and grainy that you can't tell one bot apart from another. I REALLY wanted to get Chaos and Autocracy, but in less than 1 issue I could barely understand what was going on since I couldn't tell who was who, thanks to this bozo!
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby Cooter » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:51 pm

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Shadowstream wrote:I'm sorry, but why hasn't this guy been fired yet? I don't care how much effort is put into whatever he makes and how much we're supposed to appreciate it, the guy absolutely sucks at Transformers. His designs and proportions ALWAYS look incredibly stiff, and his coloring is so over-saturated and grainy that you can't tell one bot apart from another. I REALLY wanted to get Chaos and Autocracy, but in less than 1 issue I could barely understand what was going on since I couldn't tell who was who, thanks to this bozo!

FINALLY! I thought I was the only one. It was bad enough he ruined chaos. As far as the Orion Pax cover, if you look back at the G1 season 2 episode tittled War Dawn, its pretty close to that design body-wise, best guess is that he just went off of that.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby Silver Wind » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:11 pm

Two major problems with this art piece: color saturation and proportion. If not for these, this actually would have been pretty neat to view despite having little resemblance (if any) to G1 Orion Pax.

Cooter wrote:As far as the Orion Pax cover, if you look back at the G1 season 2 episode tittled War Dawn, its pretty close to that design body-wise, best guess is that he just went off of that.

I'm not so sure about that. Seems to be a stretch to even say it was inspired off of that episode, but maybe I'm missing something.

Sodan-1 wrote:I'm still a bit p!ssed this guy and IDW decided to change Orion Pax from the pretty much established data clerk role to Cybertron's very own Judge Dredd.

I'll admit, I had to look up 'Judge Dredd'. :-$

Anyway... I mostly agree with you. It just isn't the Orion Pax that we've gotten to be so familiar with since the first War Within comic. However, I would be open to an exploration of the original background of Orion Pax from War Dawn.

Probably wouldn't seem as interesting, though. At least from IDW's point of view.
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Re: IDW Spotlight: Orion Pax Cover Art from Livio Ramondelli

Postby Anonymous. » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:11 pm

quickmixed wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:I am surprised this guy is still working on Transformers. I don't want to blast his hard work. I will say that I am not a fan. Coupled with how terrible Autocracy was, I really wished I had not bought that book.
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I'm far from a Ramondelli fanboy but if you get the chance you should have a look at his gallery from Deviant art.

http://livio27.deviantart.com/gallery/27052490

Some of his work is truly amazing.I just think that the story layouts lately have been too detailed for his work. Splash pages and covers are where he's best.

Not trying to twist your arm though.


It's just weird. Covers are his bread and butter but this one is a bit lacking.
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