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Means of Persuasion by MattDrawsRobots Means of Persuasion by MattDrawsRobots
"Means of Persuasion: When They Came For Him"

This piece was commissioned by the author of the excellent fanfic Means of Persuasion. The scene in particular is a climactic confrontation among Autobots. I'd explain further, but not only is it difficult to decribe, but also I wouldn't want to spoil it for any potential readers...
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TastesLikChicken Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a spellbinding fic that was for me. I started reading and couldn't stop. It's wonderful to see it visualized.
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you enjoyed them both!
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TastesLikChicken Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too hah. :P
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Bluestreak is ticked!
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blueinate Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist
And Prowl is like 'Woah man.'
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FloraDelirus Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow! Fantastic!!!
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Midn1ghtcat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Sunstreaker getting kicked by Bluestreak, classic
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SnipingWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
just read the fic, and this is an awesome representation of this scene. I almost cried with what came next... xD Go, Bluestreak!
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed both the art and the story! I hope they enhanced each other.
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SnipingWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh yeah, they did. I just loved both xD
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ChibiOro Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I haven't read it yet, but this is awesome! :happybounce: It inspires me to. :ninjaplot:
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! You won't regret it.
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AutobotProwl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow. old yellow face is getting his. this is just an awesome picture. putting an idea into form like this is just magic.
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evvj Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Oooh, beautifully done. I loved this scene, and you drew it perfectly.
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If a fan of the story thinks it's awesome, then I consider that extremely high praise. Thank you!
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alondra Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Wolderfull!! I liked it very much^^
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loaves Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Your art is wonderful!
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KittyEnigma Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Has my eyes deceived me or is that Bluestreak giving Sunny a hard kick to the plating? O_O I admit, you made me curious; i'm gonna read that fic.

Nice job on this! :love:
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Spoiler-Emblem Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well guess who has a new fan-fic to read :iconimhappyplz:

LOVE the color and the point of view seriously. This is just amazing.
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow.
...shit.
I wonder if Asher has read this? >.> i feel she'd enjoy it, it totally sucked me in for the afternoon, i have a feeling i tried the link twice before except this time it worked and WOW.
Good thing to get in before the edn of holidays, thats for sure ^.^
D'you know if that author is anywhere else? like FF.net or DA somewhere? *wants to stalk and scrounge for other works by them*
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the link had broken after I first posted it; I just updated the URL a few days ago. I'm glad you liked the story - I certainly felt good doing the commission, since I was happy to promote such a fine work.

As for the author, Merytneith, I think her Lexicon collection is everything. She used to hang out on alt.toys.transformers back in the day, but I don't think she really has an online presence anymore.
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baiji Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Oh!Poor Twins!Poor Sunny!
T___T
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OptimusPrimesGirl Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
heys guys the fic is up now
finally yezzz
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OptimusPrimesGirl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
yeha I had it bookmarked and favorited but now I cant find it, it says server not found
Hope they put the website back up, I love that fic, can someone contact me if they put it back up, and if i can get into it ill notify people here so they can read it.
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"If I had a glove, I'd slap you with it"
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Galistar07water Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Wow...I love the lighting and shadows...it's wonderful!
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BlueProwl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
I read that fic a while back and now when I try to go reread it, I can not find it. Any idea what happened to it? I would really like to reread it.
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NTLDR Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
I read it on Lexicon, and they're in the middle of a server move right now and all of their fics have disappeared. Hopefully it's put back up after the move, or the author reposts it somewhere stable. :shrug:
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BlueProwl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
YES PLEASE!!! It was one of the best stories out there about Bluestreak and Prowl!!!! I want it back!!!!
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NTLDR Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Lexicon has returned!
And with it, Means of Persuasion! :dance:
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BlueProwl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
YES!!!!! *scampers off to read*
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autobotvierge Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
My God... I remember reading that story sometime back, and I also remember this scene being one of the best scenes in that entire piece, if not the best ever. I was really cheering for Blue when he did that, so I'm glad that I've found this piece.
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youngerthanthesoul Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
i never read it and now i can't, what happened?
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autobotvierge Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Essentially, the story is an exploration of what Prowl was like before he became who he is now. It also offers an explanation as to why his personality is the way it is, and why he and Bluestreak share alt-modes - among other things, of course.
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youngerthanthesoul Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
thanks for the info, but i still can't read it --"
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autobotvierge Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Hmm... It seems to have disappeared almost entirely from the Internet. The only copy of the fic I was aware of only existed on Lexicon, and I don't know if the author has posted elsewhere. I've tried Googling, but I haven't succeeded in finding another copy of it.
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Yondercat Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
o.o wow Bluestreak!
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that-?
Oh dear Primus, that's BLUESTREAK!!!!
:O
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Darkratbat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
matey if i ever catch you on msn i may have to rack your brains on the colour techs your using
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I can give you a brief rundown: First I lay in flat colors, which have generally little variation in them. I might make, say, one red darker than another one if I know that the first is definitely going to be in shadow. But for the most part I do my shading and highlights on separate layers set to Multiply or (in the case of highlights) sometimes Vivid Light. Drawing a light grey highlight and setting the layer to Vivid Light can really bring something nice out of the base color underneath.

The other main technique I used in this pic was shading with gradients - Lassoing, say, the panels on Sunstreaker's back and filling those shapes with linear gradients.

The effects - like the impact burst and the speed-lines - are pretty much just simple shapes with Outer Glows. I added some Noise to the sky... and I think that pretty much covers it.

Hope that gives you some of the insight you were looking for!
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Comics-in-Disguise Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Mwa ha ha ha ha take that Sunstreaker. I like Sideswipe's look of 'omg' and Prowl's look of 'ack'
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ToaVeka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Bluestreak!? 0.o..... I'm going to go read the fic now [Clicks link]
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NTLDR Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
I'm only about 1/8 of the way through the fic (damn, it's long), it looks really cool and this pic is definetly keeping me going.
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NTLDR Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Finally done.........One of the best fics I've read in a LONG, long time, absolutly amazing, and this pic captures that scene so well..........
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really happy it did the trick. The author really liked it, which I suppose is the point, but if my art can introduce more people to the story - and then those people dig the art even more after reading it - well, that's just a sexy cycle of awesomeness. Win-win-win!
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TaintedTamer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wth?! Damn, Sunstreaker is getting pwned in this pick! :P *goes to read fanfic*
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Pharaoh-Yami Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang it sometimes hard to tell Bluestreak appart from Prowl.
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convallaria Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
Great illustration.
Had to read the story as soon as I saw this picture. Loved both!
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Shy-Light Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
Well, ow. Prowl has a mean looking kick. Still, it's probably not as bad as the resident ninja medic Ratchet's kick (Thundercracker will vouch for this). Cool picture ^_^.
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UltraRodimus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
That's Bluestreak. Prowl is the one in the back with the "what, the...?" look on his face
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Shy-Light Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Ah! My mistake. I wasn't being observant. Awesome job though :D
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