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Ol' Optimus Prime by PatrickThornton Ol' Optimus Prime by PatrickThornton
At the time I drew this piece (long before the live-action movies), I had not seen an image of Prime sitting down - he was always in a heroic stance. I wanted to see if I could draw him sitting down, but maintain his presence as a leader.

This Optimus Prime cover was first created in 2001 for Antarctic Press' "CYBERTRONIAN", then later published in Image's "GENESIS - The Art of Transformers"
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BubblegumQueen02 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
OMG it looks like a photograph!  do you live with optimus?
This is really awesome
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Silnev Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
great pic.
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Cattibrie76 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Beautiful!!!
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hockeynut178 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to let you know I used your image to create a evil optimus, I wanted your permission but you never answered. I put a link to it below. And don't worry I put a link to your page and the original in the description.

hockeynut178.deviantart.com/ar…

Thanks and if you have a problem with it just message me or comment on it and Ill take it down
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Autobiotic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow these metals are great. Hah the classic rifle is a nice touch. 
You nailed the perspective and I love the details through the wind shields. 
Excellent. 
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Lexxadameo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
the tires! the windshield wipers!! the person who wrote c-a-r-w-a-s-h while he wasn't looking... (oh wait that might have been me) seriously.. this is an amazing picture with a huge amount of detail. color me impressed. I am not surprised this was published.. thanks for sharing..
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TFlover86 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epicness!!!!!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
He's most definitely a prime example for everyone around him.
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RazorscarPrime Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*initiate instafave*
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ScarletAtlas Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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Daniel-Eggman Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
The rightful King of the Road!
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XxLunarFlyxX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
one word: badass
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Starath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I can't get over the perspective and detailing of your drawing. This is one of the best Prime drawings I've ever seen! :tighthug:
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Swift117 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
wonder how i ve missed this masterpiece.
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naladala Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
realistic giant fricken robot!
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Heathenesque Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student
I love the perspective. Almost like the POV of your average-sized human might see him, if they were sitting on his foot. The color and shading is all very nice as well, but that perspective really makes the scene.
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lostkingdom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome drawing of Optimus Prime
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neosapian6 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Artist
G1 OPTIMUS :D
finally, i find somebody else that likes G1 optimus :'D
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Autobotbrony Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
who doesn't?
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neosapian6 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Artist
obviously those who do not know the begining of the epic saga ;)
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J-Rayner Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job! You're details are incredible :D
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Transfan123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice
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DevilAngel657 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
This is amazing! It captures a lot of details like his paint and sun.
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DevilAngel657 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
This is amazing! It captures a lot of details like his paint and sun.
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Love the low angle and perspective. Love the "end of a long day" pose. Love the painterly color work, especially in the blues. So glad I found this. Rock on!!
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rattrap587 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thatīs simply perfect!
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Cannot describe how awesome this is..... O_O
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RebArc Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
He. Is. Beautiful! :la:
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InvincibleSoul Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing!
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rawar777 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I really really wished they would have based the characters in the Micheal Bay films off the G1 Autobots!
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eaglespirit1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
they are, but they are also based off other series to.
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rawar777 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
THIS.IS.AMAZING!
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moyack Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Awesome picture ;D
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Cyborg-ninja2007 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. The details are absolutely gorgeous. ^^
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CaptainCosmic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic.
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Cylinder-the-Autobot Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing piece! Really liking how you drew Prime! :)
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Silver-Wolf-19 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
great perspective
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MoAFanGirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great work. =)
looks really cool. ^^
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flynn1978 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
The coloring is GREAT!!! It's just like a kid's TF book I used to read!!! The color saturation was the same!!! Everything about this ROCKS!!! Look up some TF kid's books!! Same lookin' art!!!

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crazygamerrofl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i love the pose and the details you made!! it's look very awesome!!
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Temarigirl1600 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail here is just mind-blowing.
Awesome Job!!
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StarShineMB Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
STOP BEING SEXY OPTIMUS

Aaaaaanyway. Nice detailing on his legs, and I'm especially drawn to how you did his tires. Excellent work there, that, and the nice coating of dust on his windshields.
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Puesness Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Old Optimus = Greatest Optimus!
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Optimus8404 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I havent seen this piece in years, glad I found it! Great work!!!
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Northspeed Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I sure like the perspective here, and how Optimus seem to be both relaxed yet ready to go and kick some Decepticon-butt^^ And for some reason, I particulary like his hands here, and the fact that one can see through his windows, it's a nice touch, as well as the worn look on Optimus' legs/feet.

Long story short: good job there^^
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toushirou909 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing,i never seen the old optimus since i was watch transformers
some mistakes is the color,red and blue,must little bit darken so the old optimus look perfect.
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kenyastarflight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous! The attention to detail is amazing -- the scuffs in the paint, the build of the joints, the tire treads... You obviously put a lot of love and effort into this. :clap:

Faving!
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