New Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Concept Art from Ken Christiansen: Optimus Prime, Silverbolt
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 1:03pm CSTCategory: Toy News
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I did the character pencils for this Silverbolt packaging art!
Which showed almost nothing of the full figure art on the box...which was one of my favorites of the batch, Silverbolt with his feet on the ground, mustering up the courage to blast off and join the fight!
I did the character pencils for this Combiner Wars Voyager Optimus Prime packaging art!
Only the head and shoulders appeared on the front of the box, so here's the full figure.
©Hasbro, Inc. 2017
Credit(s): Ken Christiansen
This article was last modified on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 3:19pm CST
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Huh?Randomhero wrote:Ken Christianses! There’s a name I haven’t heard for almost ten years! Did spotlight Wheelie and nothing! I wish he’d do more work for IDW
Posted by o.supreme on December 12th, 2017 @ 3:33pm CST
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I don’t know how but I got them mixed up for whatever reason. Probably because their bot faces are similar.
Posted by WreckerJack on December 14th, 2017 @ 6:35pm CST
The image mirrored below depicts Victorion in her combined form and the vehicles that make up her combiner team. Pyra Magna, Dust up, Jumpstream, Stormclash and Skyburst are all in vehicular mode. (We wonder where Rust Dust drove off to.) Here is what the artist had said about some of the design process that went into this piece -
Victorion - Combiner Wars Package art Pencils. 2015 - Full Poster.I had to draw all elements separately, them the designers could arrange them to the Horizontal Package and the Vertical Poster!
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on December 14th, 2017 @ 6:43pm CST
Posted by WreckerJack on December 14th, 2017 @ 10:56pm CST
GrandGalvatronG1 wrote:explains why rustdust looks like a last minute addition
I also noticed that Victorion in the line art does not have Rust Dust on her chest, but on the finished poster she has an armor plate that kinda looks like her. Either way I am really glad they included her, she is a really fun transformer and really finishes off how Victorion looks in robot mode.
I think my love of small transformers is because of Rust Dust. I never bought any on my own before I got the Victorion set. I had assumed that bigger bots meant better articulation and stuck with deluxe/warrior on up. Now I am the proud owner of several other really fun small transformers.
Posted by Va'al on December 18th, 2017 @ 3:49am CST
This is the official pencil art that was used for the packaging, meaning that there are several more layers to the image applied by the studio that creates the final artwork - but it's always fascinating to get a look at the process involved in the creation of any type of artwork for the franchise, nonetheless. Take a look at the two deluxes from the very first wave of Combiner Wars below.
Posted by Randomhero on December 18th, 2017 @ 8:05am CST
Posted by gothsaurus on December 18th, 2017 @ 9:30am CST
And now that we have finally found homes for those limbs — and some combiner names and stories from Hasbro, Botcon and TFCC — I'm a lot more excited to have those guys attached to Modulus, Galvatronus, or Wreckage.
Posted by william-james88 on January 2nd, 2018 @ 2:32pm CST
This is the official pencil art that was used for the packaging, meaning that there are several more layers to the image applied by the studio that creates the final artwork, which Ken also added after each of the pencil drawings. It is really cool to see that Ken used only elements found within the toys and while the packaging artwork cropped a lot of the images, we can now see his full pencils.
Posted by gothsaurus on January 2nd, 2018 @ 2:38pm CST
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I'd love to see a thread devoted to everyone's fan gestalt. Curious to see how people have paired them up... and how the colors and characters match together. Could have some ground rules that a name and short bio have to be provided with photos (?)
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My Decepticon combiner unfortunately is not so palatable to the eyes but... Grand Scourge has CW Blastoff and Vortex as his arms, and for the legs -Off Road & BC 2016 Terrorsaur.
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Maybe with the upcoming odd-man-out bots like Jazz, Darkwing, Dreadwind, Wreck Gar and (mystery color) Blast Off... maybe we will have some more options for our fan combiners. Of course with Inferno, we have another puzzle altogether. (ha)
Still planning my own customs to finish out Magnaboss. The sticker set was a nice idea, but didn't quite scratch the proverbial itch.
That all reminds me, still waiting on that G2 Protectobot set, Hasbro!
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By simply doing anything else.
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 3rd, 2018 @ 7:25pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:I'd really love to see a book put together of all this art. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
like the genesis art of transformers book that came out years ago which we were supposed to get a volume 2
but never happened
maybe somebody will make another book with more current stuff