Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Sunday, May 19th, 2019 10:05PM CDT

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Thanks to Stephen Zavala, of ILM (Industrial Light and Magic), we now have some closer looks and concept art of some of the Cybertron bots in the Bumblebee film on his ArtStation account. Below, we have the links to each characters individual page, as well as the humorous commentary included. Read them and take a look at the images below, and tell us your thoughts in the Pub forums below!

Arcee: Arcee from Transformers: Bumblebee. By far my fav Transformer design for the movie. For all these concepts I tried to retain the essence of the G1 cartoon designs; I grew up with them so I wanted to update the designs, not change them. Also, pleeeeeease tell me how thick her thighs are for the nth time cause I can;t wait to hear it.

Brawn: Brawn from Transformers: Bumblebee. The first Transformer I designed for the Cybertron sequence. This once was the easiest, meaning that it didn't go through a lot of changes. Few changes make everybody happy. The 3D model was done by the talented Gerald Blaise here at ILM.

Ironhide: Ironhide from Transformers: Bumblebee. The basis body of the Autobot army. Funny how this was designed first and it's not that featured that much in the final movie. Final details on the head and the chest were done by Alex Jaeger.

Ratchet: Ratchet from Transformers: Bumblebee. Ratchet was mostly and after thought after I designed Ironhide. We needed to populate the Cybertron scene with a lot of Autobots and we didn't have a lot of time to do it, so we essentially cloned my Ironhide design, changed colors, replaced heads and had them as the Autobots army. Ratchet was the only "unique" clone since he ended up being featured more prominently. And because all of this you can see the Ratchet artwork is a little more rough since I only did a quick color swap to use as a color guide (don't really love that I left those reds that saturated). The 3D model was done by the talented Gerald Blaise here at ILM.

Ravage: Ravage from Transformers: Bumblebee. A collab design done with the talented Karl Lindberg. We originally tried the puma approach but as we progressed (and began wondering why Ravage should look like a creature from Earth) we tried to make him more of a hybrid. Inspired by dragons, wolves, and the puma, we put those together for the final version.

Shockwave: Shockwave from Transformers: Bumblebee. My second fav transformer to work on. Yes, he's thicc, deal with it.

Wheeljack: Wheeljack from Transformers: Bumblebee. The very first Transformer I designed for the show. This one was the one that took the longest to approve. This was a specific characters director Travis Knight wanted in the movie so I figured it'd be better to do him first to fine tune him the most compared to other Transformers. Final head design in the film was done by Thang Le and Alex Jaeger. The 3D model was done by the talented Gerald Blaise here at ILM.

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation

Transformers News: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation
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Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022015)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 19th, 2019 @ 10:33pm CDT
i hope they do some studio series of these designs
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022019)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 19th, 2019 @ 11:02pm CDT
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He's the Juggerbrawn, glitch!


(I'll see myself out)

:P
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022034)
Posted by noctorro on May 20th, 2019 @ 12:59am CDT
Love these man, also hope they make figures out of all of 'm. Man I love bumblebee, thanks Travis Knight!
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022049)
Posted by Big Grim on May 20th, 2019 @ 8:16am CDT
Man, why did it take 10 years and 6 films to get Transformers looking right?
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022088)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 20th, 2019 @ 3:20pm CDT
Big Grim wrote:Man, why did it take 10 years and 6 films to get Transformers looking right?


Basically.

I would have liked to see those vehicle modes though.
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022115)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 20th, 2019 @ 6:18pm CDT
These look so cool.

but I wish they officially just rebooted it, these designs would make me so much happier. I love the Bay designs and these ones, but I want them to exist entirely separately
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022172)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 20th, 2019 @ 11:48pm CDT
The Bumblebee movie would have still been just as good as it is even if these designs hadn't been in the movie.

Yeah, I said it.
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022185)
Posted by william-james88 on May 21st, 2019 @ 7:58am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The Bumblebee movie would have still been just as good as it is even if these designs hadn't been in the movie.

Yeah, I said it.

I agree, the part my family and I are most impressed with is the coreography at the end with BB vs the two evil bots. In everyone one of his fights, he is outmatched due to being restricted to land, and his smaller stature, but he uses his wits to beat them all. And he's got some sweet moves, there's this beautiful one where he uses his legs for a takedown. This is far more elegant than the brutish combat we see in DOTM, it's like Knight and Bay.
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022209)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 21st, 2019 @ 10:46am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The Bumblebee movie would have still been just as good as it is even if these designs hadn't been in the movie.

Yeah, I said it.

I agree, the part my family and I are most impressed with is the coreography at the end with BB vs the two evil bots. In everyone one of his fights, he is outmatched due to being restricted to land, and his smaller stature, but he uses his wits to beat them all. And he's got some sweet moves, there's this beautiful one where he uses his legs for a takedown. This is far more elegant than the brutish combat we see in DOTM, it's like Knight and Bay.

*ba-bum tish*

Ahem I was wondering how the film would be recieved if the designs used where 100% like the others that came with it.
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022210)
Posted by Big Grim on May 21st, 2019 @ 11:14am CDT
william-james88 wrote:It's like Knight and Bay.

Oh, very well done! :D Get yerself an energon goodie!
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022222)
Posted by Glarryg on May 21st, 2019 @ 1:05pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The Bumblebee movie would have still been just as good as it is even if these designs hadn't been in the movie.

Yeah, I said it.

I agree, the part my family and I are most impressed with is the coreography at the end with BB vs the two evil bots. In everyone one of his fights, he is outmatched due to being restricted to land, and his smaller stature, but he uses his wits to beat them all. And he's got some sweet moves, there's this beautiful one where he uses his legs for a takedown. This is far more elegant than the brutish combat we see in DOTM, it's like Knight and Bay.

*ba-bum tish*

Ahem I was wondering how the film would be recieved if the designs used where 100% like the others that came with it.


I think I would have enjoyed the movie the same, but I like these designs better. For me, they do a better job of depicting a human-like face on a robot without dipping into the Victorian-era-doll-level of creepiness found in the later Bay films (see: Drift, Crosshairs, Lockdown, etc.)

Glarryg
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022223)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 21st, 2019 @ 1:30pm CDT
I don't know, I find that arcee far creepier then anything in the bay movies :lol:
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022229)
Posted by hausjam on May 21st, 2019 @ 2:23pm CDT
I grew up with G1, and still love them. But they were oversimplified for a reason. These designs lack any kind of imagination. No originality at all. Though I suppose they would fit into a Fall of Cybertron cutscene.

I know they are trying to compete with cutrate overseas graphics firms, but ILM has really lost its way.
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022240)
Posted by Ironhidensh on May 21st, 2019 @ 3:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The Bumblebee movie would have still been just as good as it is even if these designs hadn't been in the movie.

Yeah, I said it.


Absolutely. The real stars of this film were the better focus on quality writing, and the far more family friendly outlook overall. No stupid crude humor or out of place panty shots. Closer focus on a smaller number of characters who get some actual development. The fights you could actually follow instead of getting a blurry whirlwind mess.



The new designs were just a happy bonus.
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022243)
Posted by 00Stargrave00 on May 21st, 2019 @ 3:54pm CDT
The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas! Bumble-bee plays at the end of your days deep in the heart of Texas! This Thursday night the Texarkana Parks Department is putting on a free showing of Bumblebee! If for any reason you’re in the area and haven’t seen this movie yet, if you’re a fan of Transformers even peripherally this is well worth your time. Per the statement from Kicker102.5:
“The Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreations Department fires up "Movies in the Park" this Thursday night with the first feature, "Bumblebee".
For the next several weeks, The Parks and Rec people will be providing these movies Thursday nights at Spring Lake Park, the movies will start between 7-8PM and are shown in the field across the street from the old airplane. The movies are free of charge and the Texarkana Parks Department wants to promote a very family-friendly atmosphere so no alcohol or smoking is allowed”
The article states food and drinks are allowed and suggests you bring chairs and/or blankets. Gather up the kids and have an awesome night enjoying this gem of a tribute to the franchise we love and the era that birthed it.

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Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022254)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 21st, 2019 @ 6:42pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The Bumblebee movie would have still been just as good as it is even if these designs hadn't been in the movie.

Yeah, I said it.


Absolutely. The real stars of this film were the better focus on quality writing, and the far more family friendly outlook overall. No stupid crude humor or out of place panty shots. Closer focus on a smaller number of characters who get some actual development. The fights you could actually follow instead of getting a blurry whirlwind mess.



The new designs were just a happy bonus.

This right here. All of this. Writing.
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022268)
Posted by 00Stargrave00 on May 21st, 2019 @ 8:36pm CDT
Greetings fellow Seibertronians! So, Bumblebee did kind of well at the box office, did you hear? So well in fact that although not even the power of the Matrix itself could put its sibling company Paramount in the black, it nonetheless was able to provide Viacom with a considerable earnings boost! According to the Hollywood Reporter Viacom CEO Bob Bakish points to the studio’s new management’s schedule of movies such as Bumblebee which, he notes, was a step in a new direction "It's a better movie, the characters are better, the story is better, it's done in a more fiscally responsible way, and we're making nice money on it,".

The information was presented last Tuesday at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media, and Communications Conference in Boston. He also discussed Bumblebee along with other projects and mergers to be the beginning steps in revitalizing Paramount Pictures. Viacom posted adjusted earnings of $383 million, or 95 cents per share, compared with $371 million, or 92 cents per share, as was posted in the year prior. Wall Street had estimated Viacom would only average 81 cents per share.

He was also presented with the current issue of trade talks between the U.S. and China and if he foresaw that impacting Viacom and other Hollywood studios. “Clearly there’s a lot of noise about China, creating some uncertainty…I don’t anticipate any long-term problem here, but we will have to see how the negotiations play out,” he said.

Viacom posted adjusted operating income of $29 million, compared to last years figure of just $9 million. There is currently estimated to be a loss of $20 million amid a 3.5 percent revenue decline, but spillover from Bumblebee supplementing the offset of theatrical decreases versus home video revenue declines.

In conclusion he stated “This quarter we executed strongly on our strategic priorities and made significant progress in advancing our evolution. We grew viewership share at our flagship networks, accelerated our Advanced Marketing Solutions and continued our momentum at Paramount Pictures. As the media landscape continues to segment across price points, we’re confident in our strategy, strong results and the opportunities ahead as we continue to position Viacom for the future”

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Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022310)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on May 22nd, 2019 @ 11:40am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The Bumblebee movie would have still been just as good as it is even if these designs hadn't been in the movie.

Yeah, I said it.


Absolutely. The real stars of this film were the better focus on quality writing, and the far more family friendly outlook overall. No stupid crude humor or out of place panty shots. Closer focus on a smaller number of characters who get some actual development. The fights you could actually follow instead of getting a blurry whirlwind mess.



The new designs were just a happy bonus.


Exactly.
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022322)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on May 22nd, 2019 @ 3:23pm CDT
Yay! Now they're going to see it like no Transformers movie can be successful without Bumblebee. They have been force feeding us Bumblebee for the past 12 years & now we can look forward to another 12 years of having Bumblebee rammed down our throats.

Oh joy! The Mary Sue/Gary Stu of the Transformers franchise. When standing next to Bumblebee, Decepticons become mindless idiots that just stand there & barely fight back. Really looking forward to more of that BS. Why have other Autobots at all when Bumblebee can easily destroy every Decepticon all by himself??? The war between Autobots & Decepticons raged on for millennia? I doubt it. Bumblebee could have ended the war on the first day. Even if something manages to destroy Bumblebee, he'll just magically pull himself back together with no explanation whatsoever as seen in The Last Knight. :roll:
Re: Concept art and closer looks of Cybertron bots from the Bumblebee film on Zavala's ArtStation (2022323)
Posted by Burn on May 22nd, 2019 @ 3:58pm CDT
Aimless Misfire wrote:Yay! Now they're going to see it like no Transformers movie can be successful without Bumblebee. They have been force feeding us Bumblebee for the past 12 years & now we can look forward to another 12 years of having Bumblebee rammed down our throats.

Oh joy! The Mary Sue/Gary Stu of the Transformers franchise. When standing next to Bumblebee, Decepticons become mindless idiots that just stand there & barely fight back. Really looking forward to more of that BS. Why have other Autobots at all when Bumblebee can easily destroy every Decepticon all by himself??? The war between Autobots & Decepticons raged on for millennia? I doubt it. Bumblebee could have ended the war on the first day. Even if something manages to destroy Bumblebee, he'll just magically pull himself back together with no explanation whatsoever as seen in The Last Knight. :roll:

Tell us ... who ties you to a chair and holds your eyes open and forces you to watch it?

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