• Optimus Prime In Action – Work In Progress
  • Posted on May 04, 2017
  • I was at RetCon 2017 Transformers Convention in Helsingborg, Sweden last weekend (April 29). I was looking though the Art of convention Artist Thomas at the pre-hangouts the evening before and it gave me some inspiration for drawing, so I sat up late drawing when I got home. At RetCon the next day I got some positive critique from Nick Roche, known Transformers Comics Artist and from Thomas. Since then I have been at it and it might becoming my best Optimus Prime drawing to date.

    May the 4 be with you!

  • Drawing Optimus Prime
  • Posted on July 10, 2013
  • This is a screen shot from ArtRage 4 where I’m drawing Optimus Prime.

    The goal is to be able to use this to redraw Optimus Prime in perspective, create a 3D model or some sort of Action Figure/Statue. It’s based on the Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-10 Action Figure and other versions of G1 Prime.

    This might become a nice fan project someday.

  • Work in progress 3 – Optimus Prime
  • Posted on December 29, 2012
  • More details, some changes and a bit of cleaning and we have another update of my Optimus Prime drawing.

    As I said before, this my take on the classic Optimus Prime from Generation 1 and I have taken much of the style from the Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-10 Convoy) Action Figure. I’m drawing this in ArtRage Studio Pro 3.5.5 with my Wacom Intuos 4L tablet.

    I hope you like it. This is my best Transformers drawing to date. You can see the earlier versions of this drawing in the related posts here under.

  • Work in progress 2 – Optimus Prime
  • Posted on December 28, 2012
  • More details, more clean up and especially a updated look that is now a bit based on the Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-10 Convoy) Action Figure (Toy robot) because it probably the Figure that comes closest to the classic G1 look of Optimus Prime. I so want that Action Figure.

    There is still much to do in this one. Maybe I should start to think about a background? Would look good with the very basic gray shading I’m doing.

  • Work in progress – Optimus Prime
  • Posted on December 25, 2012
  • This i my take on a G1 style Optimus Prime.

    I can’t do Optimus Prime. That was how I thought for a long time because the 3D was to hard to draw with or without perspective. Manipulating boxes didn’t feel that easy and I could not even get the more simple G1 comic book style right.

    Now I have made this after a few recent total failures. What works in this is a blend of how I draw human characters, together with sketching outlines of box shapes. When I had a basic body I added more box shapes and made cuts in others with lines. I have made plenty of faults with this one that only drawing on a computer can make easy to fix, like cutting, moving, shrinking and expanding parts. That not talking about all redrawing work I have to do because I cant get the shapes right the first few times. But ‘Im getting better, so I hope the next few Transformers I draw will get better. There is a bit more to do on this one, but a more then the basic shapes are done so I’m uploading it now.

    What Transformers characters should I draw next?

  • Megatron wins over Optimus Prime
  • Posted on November 17, 2012
  • The Matrix belongs to Megatron at last!

    This is a old drawing I have made. It’s redrawn many times with the help of a scanner, a computer and a printer. I scanned the image and made minor changes, deleted parts I did not like and then printed the drawing out again to redraw the blank spaces. This went on for a while. Later on i finished it in Photoshop 7.0 I think with a simple Trust tablet where one had to keep the pen as straight as possible because it had a hard time reading the pen position when tilting.

    It went from a ugly concept Art drawing to one of my top 5 drawings/paintings back in 2005. I think I worked on this of an on over two years.

  • Heroes Of 1984 #001 – TMNT And Optimus Prime – Unfinished
  • Posted on September 14, 2010
  • I’m born in the year of 1984 and I’m not alone. That year Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT for short) and Transformers was born to rule in Comics, Cartoons, Movies and Toys. Now 26 Years later they both still goes on strong with new Cartoons being made and a new Movie coming out soon for Transformers.

    To celebrate this and possibly other things born in 1984, I’m creating drawings (that have a high chance of turn into paintings later on) called Heroes Of 1984. This is Fan Art that crossovers with characters from different “Universes”. First one out is Heroes Of 1984 #001 – TMNT And Optimus Prime.

    Just like when I was a kid, I’m playing around with these characters for the fun of it, but instead of Toys, I use my drawing tablet.

    This update

    This is my first post of this drawing. Usually I post before coming so far with a drawing so visitors can see a bit of evolution in the drawings from closer to start to finished, but I really wanted to show this drawing at it’s best side from the beginning. But it’s still a unfinished work of Art. I will update it, make it better. I have probably never drawn Optimus Prime or TMNT this good.