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Scheming Starscream WIP by Lopoddity Scheming Starscream WIP by Lopoddity
why study when you can paint robots

seriously, the Ming Dynasty ain't got nothin on giant fighting robots

Anyway, yeeeah I tried new stuff here-lighting, technique, attempting to rip off/emulate some of my favorite artists, I think I partially succeeded. Starscream was originally going to have energon/mech fluid/robot blood dripping down his fingers, I might come back to it later...

TF PRIME WRITERS, PLEASE LET STARSCREAM BE A COMPETENT VILLAIN
Stop putting him on scooters and making him a clown
I was pretty happy when they let him actually accomplish something with the red energon, jesus.

Did anyone see Hard Knocks? I thought the episode would focus on Knock Out and Starscream... I hoped Starscream would get more development this season...:( Oh well, at least we got a truly spectacular fight between Dreadwing and Bulk, right? Hrrgh, love me some Bulkhead. And Arcee chewed out Smokescreen, awesome, cause he can be SUCH a dumbass, and he had it coming. I totally didn't see the twist with Smokescreen coming, can't wait for the new episode, mostly cause I saw a glimpse of Starscream holding like three Omega keys

STARSCREAM HOW DID YOU GET THOSE

Also Megatron throws a vehicon off the Nemisis and it presumably plummets to its death, those guys should get together and write Megatron an angry e-mail
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Legoranger Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2015
Wait, can you do G1 seekers and rainbow dash?
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pinksaphires Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gosh but I LOVE this silly, flamboyant robot too much! Nice job drawing him. It is true there were times he did not get his due in Prime, but them he suffers from a history of bad writing, and Prime might just be his BEST version.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Yeah, inconsistent as his characterization is, it's probably its best in Prime.
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jellycenter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
AMAZING
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N31K0-THE-WRITER Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Yes :)
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HurttaHero Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
WOW!!!!! Good work!!
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authorjack Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I looked up 'Smokescreen's Death' on DeviantART for I-don't-really-know-why. This picture was one of the results for some reason. When I first saw it, I actually said out loud--"Oh my goodness! That is so good!" And then I laughed when you said "Why study when you can paint robots?"
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, it's weird that my piece would show up...though I admit to not exactly being a Smokescreen fan...only sometimes.Maybe. He's pretty dumb. Like an adorable puppy. I don't like him. I do. NRRGH! XD
Anyway, thank you very much! And the sentiment still stands-Why indeed study when you can paint robots? XD
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authorjack Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Dumb like an adorable puppy... That fits him VERY well.
I actually am a Smokescreen fan (if you can't tell) but when he starts up about his destiny, or his awesome "plan"--I'm apt to do a face palm.
:iconfacepalmplz:
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Assyri Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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OMG i Love it --> FAV

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SonJessica Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...he just looks so....wow. I feel like this was somehow inspired by film noir.
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha maybe I had it in mind when I painted it. I did want heavy shadows, cause he's a sly bastard
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SonJessica Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, he's just that good lol hehe I love me some screamer
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shozurei Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This looks great!
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Metalchick36 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you see the episode yet? You'll love Starscream in that one! That poor vehicon! Megatron better be careful or they'll turn against him.

Good job on the lighting.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, Starscream was magnificent in Inside Job. It was worth every scene of him being a clown and scooting through the antartic to see him WIN. He got ALL the keys, MOCKED Optimus, and showed up on the Nemesis, prize in hand, totally back to badass. Glorious. :)

Even though the next episode will most likely find him again at the butt of the joke, it's worth it to see the little sabotage specialist in action.

Also, yeah, one wonders how Megatron is able to keep his army at all. The vehicons should revolt, and Knock Out needs to defect and go rogue/join the Autobots after his recent treatment( though I get a feeling Knock Out will be killed before then).

Thanks!:)
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atheurer1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good painting of Starscream.
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whiteirislady Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist
SCARY!!! :D
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debbieakabubbles Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice drawing of starscream :D
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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Windicious Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wewt!
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I always love sharp creepy fingers like his and those of Aku.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know right? Starscream probably has the most expressive hands of the whole cast, thanks to those long talons
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CatWoman-cali-onyx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Starscream,you schemer you.
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Scrapper-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D cool!
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1ForSorrow2ForJoy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I LOVE the purple hue in the background :D
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LordStarscream89 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Woa he looks so creepy in here and i love the light effects! Very well done!!
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:iconlopoddity:
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm trying to take my work in a new direction with lighting.:)
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SkylerFarrier Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
xD The author's notes are almost as epic as the picture itself.
o3o Is one of the artists AuroraLion? I think I see some of her influences here. I like~
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!:)

Also, you figured out the main artist I ripped off in like record speed
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SkylerFarrier Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome!

|D Probably because I squinted at the username, thinking "Did Aurora change her username? This looks like her art..." OR I'm just a really big fan of her stuff. :XD:
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol that's bad, that means i"m trying too hard and purely ripping off her style. I'll avoid that next time, thank you
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TFP-Skyblazer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconstarscreamlaplz:
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.:)
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TFP-Skyblazer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!!! :D
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