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Shockwave by MitGas Shockwave by MitGas
It turns into a cybertronian tank (not pictured, sue me). I hope you still like it! :)

It's dedicated to Corey Burton, the voice behind this awesome character.
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PhantomPlayzIt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why is Shockwave such a badass? Oh yeah cuz HE'S SHOCKWAVE!
jricht Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015
Better than the actual design. Also, thank you for dedicating this to Corey Burton. I'm sure he'd love it.
Cattibrie76 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Super...classic but different...good!
SkavenMaster Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Neural Overload!
mamabot Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Thank you for dedicating this to an (voice) artist who brings (drawn) art to life.   Mr. Burton has such a range and brings so many characters personality.
Shockwave looks wonderful.
TheRealGrale Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Hot damn! This guy rocks!
TrueBlueMichael Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lightyears better than the actual movie design, for it actually stays loyal to his G1 origins.
ThelVoramee Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Killer-Sweet Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student
Varia31 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why are fan designs always better than the real thing? lol Nice!
Transfan123 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This rocks compared to dotm :D
ToaAntan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
way better than the Dark of the Moon design
TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
SHOCKWAVE! You're in Charge now!
Rah! Again?!
You got the Touch! You got the POWER! YEAH!
Why this song?!
When Your hit percentage succeeds mine YOU may choose the soundtrack!
*Smacks head with hand*!
undergroundsuperstar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
is shockwave turning into a cybertronian tank? i thought i turns into a tremor kinda worm thing.. correct me if i'm wrong but what decepticon is eating up the building in dark of the moon.. This is like
tsunami-noboru Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
the worm thing is called a Driller. It's apparently a native Cybertronian species, I think...They were used for mining.
AnthonyRedgrave Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The worm thing is kinda like his vehicle or pet something like that at least in the movie.
imric1251 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
if only this was teh version used in that new transformers movie........ would have been so much more awesome
kendragon2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
A thousand times better than the garbage version that appeared in Dark of the Moon. Fanstastic work mate.
LegoMetal44 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
is it just me or does he look like an elite
Mongrieb Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Artist
I like your version better than the movie version. Great job!!!!!
SymbolsWriter Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so much better than the creepy alien-predatorish-something they designed for the 3rd movie
MitGas Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Thank you all for the nice words.

The Shockwave design used in TF3 isn't to my personal liking either, I'm not very fond of those forward pointing horns and the muscle-look but one can't say it's horrible - at least it's clearly Shockers, that is something I guess.

However the designs are the least of my worries with the TF movies nowadays - they lack basic story-telling qualities and common sense, at least the second one was a real tragedy. I hope the third one will surprise all of us but I have my doubts about it.
SymbolsWriter Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome)

Did you forgot the terrible vertical insect-mouth thing under his eye? I BET it will move in the movie as he will speak. Move in a disturbing way. Though, well, it's probably still better than chicken Starscream. But still, meh.

Well, yes, I agree with you on that. Actually, I personally hardly like anything about these movies. I watch them only because it's Transformers, because I still hope the next one'll be better, and, well, it's probably the only Transformers universe that almost everyone around is familiar with. But as much story as there is, it's merely an excuse for blowing stuff up and special effects. There is little personality for robots (and most 'cons are merely incoherent screaming-growling animals) and too much humans. Also, teenager-comedy things, cannabis and dogs mating. Why, WHY?!! Actually, I don't like these movies so much I can rant all day about it.

I liked TFA though. So very much. Such a pity 4th season got canceled.
MitGas Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
I also really enjoyed TF:Animated. First off, Corey Burton was AMAZING in it. The other VAs did a great job. Secondly, I prefer traditional animation a lot more than 3d stuff. TF:Prime is certainly not a horrible show but despite the involvement of Cullen and Welker (and those two rule like Corey), it doesn't have as much heart as TFA had. At least Steve Blum is Screamer is great (but I never doubted that he would steal the show after having played DoW II - cyrus was the best!), although Kenny was perfect in TFA.

The movies ... some stuff is cool but they are mostly a missed chance to me. And the more one gives a damn about the source material, the bigger the disappointing aspects seem.

I kinda like Starscream in the movies though - sure, the design sucks hard when you see him as an interpretation of Starscream but if you think of him as an entirely new character that wasn't proud of his looks, he's pretty cool in my book.
SymbolsWriter Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, this. So much. I actually have troubles thinking of what I DON'T like about Animated. Even though I was all "What is this, TF as a kid kiddy-kiddy cartoon? That's a step back..." at first, after watching a couple of episodes (because of that crazy Blitzwing mostly, he was amazing) I got interested, and now I'm a huge TFA fan. Heck, I even got my hands on one of these Allspark Almanacs, which are not too easy to get in my country. The voices, the characters, the story, the humor, all the homages to other TF continuities - that's like awesomeness with awesomesause packed in awesome.
Talking about TFPrime, yes, I too think that this show lacks... something. I can't even tell what exactly. Maybe the soul, the heart, as you already said. It has potential to become interesting, but right now it's too "gunmetal grey" for me.
And movie Starscream, well, maybe the design is not so bad if we don't think of him as Starscream incarnation, but I personally think it's too disproportional.Too nuch bulk in shoulders, etc.
SzakacsFerenc Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I like this one much more than the one they used int the trailer.
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
good lard!! this is bootifull!!! /manly tears!!! +fav!
UltimaXis Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Michael Bay structure with G1 style! Perfect! Shockwave isn't my favorite character, but you make it look amazing.
Danny-Jay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This actually looks alot like the actual design of Soundwave in TF3.
MitGas Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
They do share a few similarities but I'd attribute it to being based on the same design. ;)
Danny-Jay Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They do.
Although the TF3 Shockwave has a rib-like chest and the massive arm is on the opposite side.

Anyway, good job drawing it.
Too bad Corey Burton turned down the job to voice him in TF3.
MitGas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
One can't hold it against him seeing how the TF movies are at best junkfood for the mind, although I have no exact idea what his reasons are. I'd love him to do it though as it would make me enjoy those movies much more.
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DinobotEd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
If Michale Bay ever thought of picking the designs for Shosckwave out of posted artwork again, this would be one of his best choices! Love It!
DarkPanik Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ToaArcan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Reminds me of the version in the game. He had a helicopter form for added awesome as well as a turret or something.
EbolaBearSoda Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Best Shockwave I have ever seen!:worship:
abrahell Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I wonder if you take commissions are?
IF YES I can know your prices
abrahell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
youha your drawing is beautiful, I love NTAEs a big fan of Transformers, I'm impressed.
I hope that you re going to do next.
RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Very awesome Shockwave design, man.

And yes, Corey Burton is awesome. I hope he reprises the role in TF3.
Canovoy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, Ive been dying for a movie shockwave design.
sweettooth071791 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
If this was Shockwave's design in Transformers 3, I would go watch it just to see this... Great, great job, and I seriously hope that this makes it into the movie :D
istillfunction Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
The fingers on the gun hand had me a little put off...then I looked it over and I have to say, Good Work.

It certainly is Ol'One Eye.
MitGas Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Well, since this was done to ilustrate the fusion of classic TF looks with the movie aesthetic, I gave him fingers as in the movies all the TFs can morph their hands into guns etc. (pure magic) It was a logical fit IMO to give Shockers fingers but I would only have him have them in sequences where he doesn't use his gun. I certainly didn't do it just to disrespect his iconic look.
istillfunction Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I like it, you should take a whack at making others :)
transforment145 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
dude, did you draw this or is it actual concept art? this is awsome. submit it to Michael Bay.
MitGas Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I've drawn it, else I wouldn't post it on my da account. :) I doubt Michael Bay cares about this concept and it's not like I could easily phone him and tell him to look at it. Hehe. :)
transforment145 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I was actually thinkin that you mail it to him with a letter, as well as a copywrite notice, but hey, just a thought is all.
Fanimusmaximus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Aye that'll do.
gigan100 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
reminds me of a Mirelurk from fallout 3
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