Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Soundwave vs. Optimus Prime

[Livio]

We're all getting pretty excited to hit the con in New York City next week. I've been to the city a few times in the past, but have yet to see the Statue of Liberty (same with several of the guys here), so that's definitely on our studio checklist while we're there.

In anticipation of the con, we've all been burning pencils doing drawings and getting into the groove. As one of the newer guys here, I'm trying to take what I learned from each previous con and use it at the next one. So the above drawings of Soundwave and Optimus Prime represent characters I was asked to draw semi-frequently while we were at the shows in Australia and New Zealand. As much as I like the freedom of painting digitally, I still really love shading with a pencil on paper.

If any blog readers are attending NYC, stop by our tables and say hello!

-Livio

13 comments:

Chris S said...

Freaking awesome!! Makes me really wish I could make the trip to NYC.

Jorge Correa Jr said...

Wow, nice works!!!!! :D
Cheers!!!

DC said...

Won't be around that weekend but enjoy the city! I've been a resident all my life and never visited the Statue of Liberty either so don't sweat it. Love Soundwave!

Livio said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Nestor said...

Will def stop by that weekend to say whats up as I always have in the past. Highly recommend Tony Luke's near the Javits for good food and drinks.

Victor said...

Nice to see the final product after watching you work in that coffee shop that one night man! Love the soundwave one!!!

meek? said...

You, sir, are a patient man w/ the shading. The great results make it all worthwhile! Soundwave and his cassettes is my fave.

Peace.

Livio said...

Thanks, Meek! I actually really enjoy shading so it wasn't too painful!

Richard Oh said...

What up Livio! I will see you in NY! I hope I get a cool sketch from you there!

Livio said...

Hey Rich,
Sure, man. Just hit me up at the show!

Captliu said...

Hey Livio! I'm stopping by and hoping for a sketch. Can you do another 70/80s Icon. G-Force?

livio said...

Hey Captliu,
Definitely stop by! As for G-Force, I kind of know what it is but I'm no expert. If you can bring me some reference I'll be happy to do you a sketch!

JoeyV said...

Very nice work. You got a great grasp on the transformers and your shading is beautiful to see. Love what your doing. Keep up with the postings.