Recently Boulder Studios, responsible for such gems like The Amazing World of Gumball, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends and Wander Over Yonder, put out job listings for artists for a new 2D Transformers animated series.
While I jumped at the chance to potentially work on a TF series, I reread the fine print, and I’d have to relocate to Dublin, Ireland if I was hired. Relocating, let alone THAT far, is not in the cards for me atm, but I nevertheless experimented with a character design.
Nothing was specified for the style, tone or theme of the new Transformers other than “Sci-fi Vehicles and Weaponry are involved” so I tried something with a vehicle.
But because I’m a Beast Wars fanatic, I tried a Fuzor approach combining beast and vehicle, ultimately coming up with a formula one race car - cheetah Cheetor as a sample. Because kid appeal character other than Bumblebee.
I was really excited thinking I came up with something cool, but browsing the TFWiki I discovered Hasbro had already toyed with a similar concept.
Dubbed “Motor World”, this subset of Transformers toys apparently would’ve had Cybertronians with monster car modes, but it apparently never went farther than a few sketches.
Ah well. One day, I hope to have a shot at drawing Transformers for a living.
just a lil intro comic featuring my gemsona Rainbow Moonstone and my dear @rolling-flash’s gemsonas Boulder Opal and Sunstone ^o^)/ ive had this idea for months haha feels awesome to be drawing gems again! \(>u<)/
‘Cause I love to make you smile, smile, smile Yes I do! It fills my heart with sunshine all the while Yes it does! 'Cause all I really need’s a smile, smile, smile From these happy friends of mine! \(^u^)/ <3