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TFAnimated Arrival 4 Cover by dcjosh TFAnimated Arrival 4 Cover by dcjosh
w00t!


So November's Solicitations hit the net today over at ComicNewsI [link] and among the title's is IDW's TF:Animated mini-series!

Whats so special about this issue? Well I man-handled them into letting me draw a cover for it! lol

Was REALLY fun getting to be able to do this. I'm a huge TF:Animated fan so i was pretty excited at the opportunity.

This cover ended up being pretty cool too! Well, not just how it looks but how I created it. It started off as a layout sketch on 8.5x11. I was gonna re-draw it on 11x17 but the initial sketch just really lost the angle and feel of the pic. So what i ended up doing was blowing the scan up to 11x17 and digitally tracing my layout sketch xD

So this is an all digital image from the line art to colors. So i'm pretty excited about that! Doesnt look too bad and keeps the clean line feel from the show

Anyways, I hope you guys dig it!

This makes my third [and hopefully not the last] cover that i've fully Illustrated :D

yay!!!
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:iconthe-noone:
The-NoOne Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
very awesome!
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:iconyuushahraayderprimes:
hehehehehe...apsolutely loved
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neoyi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Space poncho!
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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:icontoradorachan:
Toradorachan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
why does he even hve the poncho XD
anyway nice cover very pro
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cuz its AWESOME xD
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hinomars19 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
ooh, I've done that once or twice.It's funny how you canget it right the first time and then just never hit the spot ahain :O
BTW, thanks for the fave on my Megatron pic :D
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:icontedimus:
Tedimus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
The PONCHO!
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:icondementeddannie:
DementedDannie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
this is really cool! lockdown is one of my favorites from animated good job!
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!

he's one of my favorites too :3
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UnderwaterMaiden Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
I can tell your work is absolutely amazing and all I saw was this on your profile. Anyways, I love the depth in the starry sky, as well as the interesting perspective on Lockdown's ship and Lockdown himself. Please, this is lovely, keep it up!
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconwildmonarch:
Wildmonarch Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Sooo gorgeous! ^.^
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:iconkonjur:
Konjur Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
I saw this and said aloud..."ooooOOoo"....rad man.
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man!!
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:iconkonjur:
Konjur Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
NP bro!
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:icontfemo-meo:
TFemo-MEO Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Smexy Poncho! Every bot needs one. =D
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
This is way cool man! :D
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JazylH Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Filmographer
This is all sorts of Amazing! Lockdown is one cool character. :)
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khaamar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
argh I can't believe I missed this! ): Only now when I read the Arrival #4 and checked the credits, I digged into your gallery and found it. August was such an evil month for me...

Kudos for you, man -- Lockdown's so badass there! Glad you made it to the covers and sincerely hope won't be the last one! :D
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!!!

i really hope it wont be the last as well lol

it was definitely fun

i know i'm not the best at drawing but i sure love to do it now and then :D


thanks again!
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:iconkhaamar:
khaamar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure it won't ;D

hey don't say that -- your drawings are great!

heh np I'm really happy for you :D
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lovely! the angle's great. I love that you drew him with his poncho on and his ship in the back looks great! awesome stuff!
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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RubyXRaven Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks amazing :D and the colors are really neat, and the backround is beautiful! Really good :clap:
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:icondrbuffalo:
Drbuffalo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Awesome. Though I always felt he should be wearing a sombrero for maximum poncho effect.
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twincastX Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
:clap::clap:
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StarShineMB Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy! That's awesome!
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edsoltys Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Grats man!!
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:icontheboo:
TheBoo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
and i just got the go ahead to ink the issue today :)

awesome cover mate, this rocks my socks off
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:iconyunosh:
Yunosh Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOMENESS !!!! loving it XD
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:iconemanz:
emanz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:headbang:you've done it again!:headbang: you can say he's really on a mission here:katana:
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AbigailRyder Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artist
God. Yes. I love you. This is gorgeous and you put him in his poncho.

I love the poncho so.

Funny how half the cartoonists I know love this show, and the other half hates it utterly.
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victortky Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
LOCKDOWN. He looks so intimidating.
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kieranoats Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice work man, congrats on the cover work :) bout time!
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:iconmmouse15:
mmouse15 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Josh that looks fantastic! Wow! I love Lockdown's cape and the way the ship behind him makes him look so much bigger - the colors are amazing!
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:iconnato2469:
nato2469 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Awesome. Your drawing style is really coming along. I remember when you thought you couldn't draw. You keep proving yourself wrong!

Keep up the good work!
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehehe, thanks man!

im just glad that people dont hate it!

lol
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:iconliamshalloo:
LiamShalloo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice mate. couldnt borrow that starscape could i ?
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
its one that i made [for once xD]

i could maybe lend it to ya ;)
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Coolness tip #101: The Cloak, Nothing says I'll/can kick you ass as much as having a cloak that hides the rest of your body from your enemy leaving them to wonder whats underneath. That being it can act directly as armor, conceal armor, or even weapons from view.
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehehe

true dat
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Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Had been curious about the series for a while (haven't had a chance to watch it yet). So how is it compared to the G1 series? :)
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
compared to G1??

well, its got a good story and good animation. Great voice acting with great characters


pretty much it pwns all over G1 xD
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:iconraja-ulat:
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Sounds promising. :)
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:iconder-der:
Der-Der Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
That is awsome.
You did a great job. :)
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MilkManX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsum!
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:icongatana:
Gatana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Two words: SPACE BANDITOS! *chuckle*
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Deceptichop Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Absolutely transstanding!!!!! Congrats my friend!!
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ukemiokami Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Have you got any good tutorials on how to colour space cus i cant do it for shit!!! and you seem damn good at it would help me loads Thanks!!!! Nice work!!!
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