I painted this Megatron as a bit of a companion piece to the Optimus Prime I did a few months back.
My challenge was to keep a somewhat similar feel to the Prime painting (a landscape of wrecked robots at sunset) while still making them feel different in terms of character. With the Prime one, I tried to give it a bit of a solemn vibe. Here, I wanted it to feel like Megatron just survived a hellish battle but would gladly do it again.
I’ve really been enjoying doing these Transformers pieces. I love to paint dirty, beaten up textures and these characters lend themselves to that quite nicely. I’m thinking of doing a Soundwave painting next ( because he rules), but if anyone’s got requests hit me up.
Below are some really rough thumbnail ideas I did for this image, if you’d like to check them out.