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Toony Optimus by EJ-Su Toony Optimus by EJ-Su
Test sample I did for IDW's "I am Optimus Prime" children's book.

I wasn't picked as the artist. Hasbro went with the more "Robot Hero" look. This [link] was also sent in as the sample.

Artwork was done in Sketchbook Pro and colored in PaintTool SAI.
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:iconthatotherguy19:
ThatOtherGuy19 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I have to say the best thing here is that the design is simple and easy to follow. any other piece and I feel more than intimidated but I feel right at home with this one.:) (Smile) 
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EJ-Su Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
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doomsday83 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Damn, this would be perfect for a new animated series. Tons better than that Transformers Animated crap. Awesome job!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate that.
I doubt very much that Hasbro would go back to the G1 design for any future series anymore.
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Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's reminiscent of the Animated style, but G1 Optimus is just awesome however he looks. :)
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Yeah, nothing beats the G1 Optimus Prime. :)
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:iconscream01:
Scream01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Love the Prime :)
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconshardofjade:
ShardofJade Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
*Fangirl squee* Wewwt! Lol, that's awesome.

:iconiloveitplz:
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it. :)
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LT-metamorphose-LT Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Filmographer
I bet I can't draw that even if it looks simple. I really envy how you draw them EJ Su,I love it!XD
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks. I am still learning my craft.
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:iconpapercrownqueen:
papercrownqueen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
This is such a cute little style! C: Shame it wasn't picked... better luck next time I guess x'D
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:icongreenangel:
greenangel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I love it 8)))))
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsteelkunin:
SteelKunin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job EJ!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Artist
Thank you.
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fantomdranzerx Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
He does look like something you'd see in a children's book. Nice job. :thumbsup:
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it's a nice style, but I thought it was kind of fun to see the Robot Heroes used in fiction. You have to admit, they always did scream "kid-friendly killer robots." ;p
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EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
oh yeah, i am not dissing it, i just wish i had the opportunity to show them my Robot Heroes look too, if I knew that was what they wanted.
I just like to do children materials if i get the chance.
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Well I'm sure you'll have plenty of books illustrated by you to show your kids once they are old enough to read.
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
Hopefully I do pick up some project illustrating children's book somewhere down the road.
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you will.
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BlueIke Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Very, very nice! :D

The mesh of G1 and Animated works very well here. Personally I would have loved to see this in that book instead of the Robot Heroes look.

At least you can share it here, and hopefully you'll be able to do another similar book if the opportunity arrives. :)
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
Yeah, hopefully there's another opportunity.
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JaredGrammer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Wow, now this looks like a cool design for an animation, I likes. =)
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
I glad you like it. :)
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JaredGrammer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Yup, it's a swell design, very soft, and appealing for the transformers, it would work in a lot of levels of media. IMO. =)
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like it a lot! The Robot Heroes style is cool, but I could see this working just as well. Maybe someday, huh?

Sayonara.
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EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
Maybe someday, I can be hopeful.
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MichaelOHare Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Very cool man. Great work.
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks Michael!
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AndyTurnbull Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great.
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
thanks!
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Cryoprime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I really like it, it's a neat combination of G1 cartoon style and animated, I'd love to see more stuff like this, official or otherwise. :D
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
The G1 characters are perfect for this style. :)
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:iconcryoprime:
Cryoprime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I agree, maybe you could do at least a Megs in this style. I really like it. :D
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
I probably will!
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:iconcryoprime:
Cryoprime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Sweet!
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this one alot. Very dramatic pose and the Autobot symbol as his wrestling mat looks great!
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
thank you. :)
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Otherkin-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool, a perfect mix of TFA and G1. Kinda sad you weren't picked; as much as I like the RH look, this would have been perfect.
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EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks. I so wanted to do the book, but I guess I wasn't right for it.
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seraphpiyo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
很喜歡OP簡單又流暢的線條,
不知為何想到山口式的可動玩具XD
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
確實是有點像山口式玩具. ^^;
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lonegamer7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
If you had misdrawn his fist there... :D (I'm horrible, ain't I)
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:iconej-su:
EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artist
eh? how so?
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:iconlonegamer7:
lonegamer7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Don't think it's unbecoming of a Prime to be flipping the bird.
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