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What 80's kid didn't like Transformers? I didn't stick with them forever like some fans have, but as a kid, Transformers was the bee's knees. Unlike the Turtles though...I hated trying to draw them. They were too hard for me to get right. Painting this reminded me of why I didnt like drawing them, but I was on a nostalgia kick.

Oils on masonite
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:iconbobthegreatorcslayer:
Bobthegreatorcslayer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Looks great!
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Nebuchadnezzaurus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Well, you've got a new fan. Your style is amazing. And as always, these probably look even better in real life. :)
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YellowSkull Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconlordkringer:
lordkringer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Would buy! Great work
what size is it?

cheers lord k
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Genieworx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
This glorious piece now lives in my house :).
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:iconking1cheetah:
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Amazing art pic 
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:icontf-the-lost-seasons:
TF-The-Lost-Seasons Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconcissell:
Cissell Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your oil paintings rock, and this is one of the best pieces of Transformers art I've ever seen.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconcissell:
Cissell Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
of course. I would die to see more Transformers characters in this style!! I hope you end up doing that, and I bet you could get them published as cover art by someone.
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really, really like the simple complimentary colors you've used here. And seeing your brushwork and knowing it's "real" makes me happy.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thank you. Real brush strokes make me happy too :)
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stivo59 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
your work is amazing ! i really like ! congratulation for that !!!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconlion-o-vs-he-man:
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Cool
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DimRasha Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
wow!!!!
amazing, really impressive..I love the texture on the metal!!
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:iconnuker60:
Nuker60 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
This is so effing boss! Not enough people try to traditionally paint the Transformers. This is so refreshing. Love your work to death. I want this is a print or poster because it is 100 times better than all the crappy Transformers posters that have come out over the last couple of years - stupid "Bayformers"!!
Keep up this work! I honestly think you've taken to oils almost like a fish to water. Everything is bold, expressive, colorful, and lively; just like your marker stuff. Its crazy how you've almost translated the look of your marker work into the paint medium. DC and Marvel need to hire you more NOW!!!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
That's very kind of you to say. I appreciate it.
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:iconno-sign-of-sanity:
No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! See, 6 months and you're a total painting stud. Well done man!

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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Ha! Thanks:)
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I always want to get too detailed when I draw them, I need to draw them like they did in the cartoon instead of with every gear and stuff=] this musta been fun and stressful at the same time! Great job though!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Yeah, I didn't have that problem hehe. I just copied an actual Optimus toy mostly. Nice and blocky with very few real details.

Thanks.
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
All done up in blue like this he reminds me of "The Blue Bomber" from "The Rock em Sock em Robots" one of the must have toy when I was a little kid.
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Chris-Bennier Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"What 80's kid didn't like Transformers? I didn't stick with them forever like some fans have, but as a kid, Transformers was the bee's knees. Unlike the Turtles though...I hated trying to draw them. They were too hard for me to get right. Painting this reminded me of why I didnt like drawing them, but I was on a nostalgia kick." haha I could relate to every word! :D
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goduvthundr76 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
AWESOME!!!
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:iconflynn1978:
flynn1978 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
This is SO GR8!!! Bravo!!!
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:iconwolfprime:
wolfprime Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Wicked! Even for a GI Joe fan like myself!
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DracconiaN Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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ShaunStroup Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Great work!
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:iconroguehill:
Roguehill Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's sooo lush! It's so great to see you progress as an artist, Chris!
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I really like this style! Congratulations!
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:iconbyrdman-08:
Byrdman-08 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is bad ass! Such a great job making this. :D
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:iconmrchavoc:
MrCHavoc Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is insanely cool!
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JavierReyes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nailed it! Stunning Work![link]
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pVVEN Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Oh man, I'd love to have this hanging on my wall.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thanks:)
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Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH M GOD!! I am speechlesssssss oO transformers weren't the easiest thing to draw, I still wonder how people could draw them :) this is beautiful!!!! :) really! and I appreciate that you kept him all blue!!!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thank you:)
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:iconkaedegirl:
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are soooo welcome :iconglompplz:
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:iconediciusnj:
ediciusNJ Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
This is astounding. Well done, sir.
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:iconboldtman:
boldtman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Awesome. I'm 6 again.
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:iconmiguelzuppo:
miguelzuppo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional
Awesome! Congrats!
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive look Truly Amazing detail and power behind the look and a great texture to it as well!!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thanks. I love me some crackly textures.
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea it gives it a story Love it!!
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They were pretty complex designs for tv too.. I wonder how they pulled it off.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
True. I'd hate to be one of those animators.
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Zach-Starker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Again, sweet colors! I love how many blues you've got going on in there. Its a cool take on Prime.
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thaBEAST Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
change that symbol to Decepticon an it could easily be Nemesis.... great piece of art BTW... this is how TRANSFORMERS should look (take note Michael Bay).
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thanks. Yeah, it would've been pretty cool to see the original designs in a live action movie.
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