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Transformer Art by FBWash

Postby fbwash » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:30 am

Hey everyone, I am a professional illustrator whose been in the game for 20+ years and have had the pleasure of working in animation, film, print and currently advertising & sketch cards. I've always loved mechas or "giant robots", especially Super Robots like Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, Grendizer, Gaiking, Combattra, Voltus V, Raideen and scores of others. It was this love that eventually took me on my journey thru the G1 animated Transformer series and the Animated Movie (Which I watched in a theatre). I love the concept of robots fighting with humans as either an extension of the hero or as allies to humanity.
With that said, I welcome you to my small artistic galaxy in the massive mech universe :grin:

First Off- Here's me and my partner James Biggie (Cover Artist Bot of Honors) original web series - Robot God Akamatsu with Lettering/Editorial assist from Josh Van Reyk (Choose Wisely Productions) :http://issuu.com/robotgodakamatsu

Which leads into this poster I did for Savcon 2012 -
Robot God Akamatsu vs Unicron

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Final Ink
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Here's the final poster :
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Here's the second poster I did which ended up being featured as the cover on a newspaper called Savannah Now : http://savannahnow.com/do/2012-06-19/transformed-transformers-alien-robots-change-forms-lives-savannah#.UDTdVtCe5lX The original art was also given as a prize to an attendee at the Savcon show.

Prelim :
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Inked
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Final Color
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is Christian Rustles and I hope he really digs it, I had a blast drawing it for Savcon. This piece was featured on the cover of Savannah Now last week with a circulation of 45,000 readers. It is a true collector's item for the Transformer fan and I'm glad that it has a new home :)

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Through the work on Savcon, I was commissioned by Gregg Berger (Grimlock) to do his banner and mini poster, here's the excerpt from when I posted it on IDW Forum -

" Hey guys and gals, I'm still on cloud nine after getting the okay from Gregg to post the art that he commissioned me to do for him. Pretty much I'd like to thank Sean Casey and SavCon for allowing me to do sketch cards for the voice actors as well as prints for the show. It was the sketch card art that I did for Gregg that prompted him to reach out and contact me.
He really loved what I did and wanted new artwork for his retractable banner. I had to redraw blow up the Dpi from my initial sketch card and then develop a composition that reflected Gregg and Grimlock.
I went with a movie reel design to signify the animation and Gregg representing the voice.

He loved it and I think it will be unveiled this weekend at SavCon- I told my partner to get good pics of him next to it. I'm working on the Transformer Card set and other projects and can't make it :(

Gregg contacted me a few weeks ago about revising his 8x10 print. He sent reference last week and I began working on it this weekend. I sent the final image last night and he loved it with very minor tweaks.
I am so honored that I got the opportunity to do artwork for one of my beloved heroes of the TF universe and look forward to working with others as well in the coming future.

I just wanted to share this amazing moment and ti let other artist know that karma is a real thing and from one thing (sketch cars), I end up doing something for a legend " :D

B/W ink drawing
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Full Color
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Final Banner - 36 (W) x 78.75 (T)
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8x10 Print
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Re: Transformer Art by FBWash

Postby ArmadaPrime » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:22 pm

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Holy smokes. That full-colour Unicron is beautiful.
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Re: Transformer Art by FBWash

Postby fbwash » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:25 am

Hey everyone Frankie B here and I'm currently opening up my commissions using the slot system. this means that it's a first come basis until the next slot round. For October there's 25 slots available. Here's my Commission Rate

Personal Sketch Card : 2.5 x 3.5
One Character - limited or non-environment
*Additional character - add $10
( I use pen&ink,markers & gel pens)

B/W with Tone $20
Full Color $30

Payment : I accept PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order
* Note : If you send a check expect a few days to clear before I start work.

My PayPal address is : (Will be sent when the slot has been filled)

(Please note that payment must be paid upfront for sketch card commission)
( $5.00 s/h for United States)
( $13.00 s/h Canada & International )

* Please note that combined shipment is offered- there is a 10 card limit. Be aware that over this limit will result in an additional full s/h charge depending on where you live.

* I have the right to refuse offers of doing art which I deem vulgar and/or profane. I'll work with you to reach a compromise but don't expect gory, rated X stuff from me.
I also would like to say that, I value the originality of each of my pieces. I will not replicate a work but will create a new version based off of the layout you may happen to like.

If you have questions please feel free to pm me here or contact me at frankiebwashington@gmail.com

My webpage : http://www.frankiebwashington.com
Please feel free to read my recommendations to help give you a sense of ease that you are dealing with a professional illustrator. Who understands and respects the client. I look forward to drawing something special for you.

* Samples of my artwork can be viewed here : http://fbwash.deviantart.com/gallery/


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Re: Transformer Art by FBWash

Postby fbwash » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:27 am

Hey everyone , here's all 125 cards I did. The set is going to be released by Enterplay/Breygent Marketing with various artist working on these original pieces of artwork

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PLEASE NOTE : THESE SAMPLES ARE MY AP's (NFS at this time)

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Re: Transformer Art by FBWash

Postby MGrotusque » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:12 am

Cosmos is my favourite of all the cards you've made there.
As for the rest of it.....exceptional work and i'm stoked you posted all of it. Congratulations on getting some published as well.
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Re: Transformer Art by FBWash

Postby fbwash » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:02 am

monstergrotusque wrote:Cosmos is my favourite of all the cards you've made there.
As for the rest of it.....exceptional work and i'm stoked you posted all of it. Congratulations on getting some published as well.


Thanks, I love the Cosmos as well :grin:
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Re: Transformer Art by FBWash

Postby fbwash » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:07 am

Here's some Transformers BotCon sketch cards, I've done as well :

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