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Reflector by MattDrawsRobots Reflector by MattDrawsRobots

"Reflector: Sight Unseen"


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This is the first time I actually drew Generation 1 characters in their Generation 1 forms, not as later, obscure incarnations. But I still had to take a skewed approach by focusing on their toy appearances and Tech Spec bio personalities.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Team Reflector has their target in sight. Mirage better be prepared.
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anything107 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Run, Mirage, run!
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ZhoraTheWolverbabe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Man, I've always loved this picture!
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darthpaul99 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More than meets the eye indeed! 8-) :thumbsup:
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grepdogg Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
so badass, really nice work man, can't wait to see more of the universe!
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! But if you're hoping to see more of this little storyline of mine, unfortunately I don't have anything else up my sleeve. My imagination works more in vignettes than in fleshed-out narratives.
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is awsome! I love all the details that went into this. There's a whole story going on here. And what the heck are you doing, TC?!? That's Mirage you're handing that thing to! He's gotta be feeding the Autobots false intel, or something... Yeah, that's it. False intel. Yep. ^^;
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's up to you! They're deliciously open-ended characters, so whatever you want to imagine...
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kinghyp Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
very cool point of view
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Runway01 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Writer
Really like how you did Mirage!
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AutobotProwl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I love the smiles they get on their faces, so cute and smug. this is incredibly beautiful. clever, smart and technically just beautiful.
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Little details of facial expression can go a long way, especially given how often "open-mounthed yell" or "gritted teeth" is the default with this subject matter. I'm glad you dig it!
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AutobotProwl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It is unbelievable how much I love this pic. Thank you.
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merfilly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Oh my goodness this is just impressive!
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merkitten Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Ahh!

You are my hero for drawing all these characters that need love! (And coincidentally happen to be some of my favorites.)
And it's so gooooood, too. *-* guh. :+fav:
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Honestly, the fact that there are so many underexplored characters in the Transformers universe has always been a compelling aspect of it to me. The fact that I can use art to convey my ideas to other people is what gives me a lot of my motivation.
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Tugera Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Heeh. So they can see Mirage..? >3
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
In my world, they can. In the cartoon, the best they could do was instant Polaroids. I figured they deserved a little better...
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OrianPrime92 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Dude, Reflectors prolly my new favoritest Decepticon. I actually think he's the most adorable thing ever. XD

I wanna pet'm.
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freidenfly Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
That's awesome art. I like the shadows on Reflector, it looks realistic but doesn't burden the image. I like the way you have to look at the pic for a while to understand the different layers of it, what happens where and how we get that information. It takes skill to make something like that, an image you can't get in one glance. I like the different expressions on everyone.
It seems like an illustration for some story. Is it?
(also, the fangirl in me cheers for TC and Mirage)
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments. And I think your question is the highest compliment of all. No, there's no story to go with this, but I find my inspiration in creating pregnant moments that imply action beyond themselves. The truth is, the reason I don't write fanfic is that I don't really know what led up to this or what will happen next, but it sure is fun to set up the tension.
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Wairen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
The world needs more Reflector art. Fortunately, this will no doubt tide me over until someone takes it upon themselves to draw another.

Great job. I really like the perspective.
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The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
Fleccy! *likes*
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Caliber316 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is phenomenal!
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Chaos2112 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
Oh, be still my beating heart... Reflector art!

Love the perspective. Someone's passing data to Mirage, looks like. *grins* Naughty little wingy Decepticon. Gots to watch out for who's watching you.
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MattDrawsRobots Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I really have no idea what's in Thundercracker's hand. Something important, no doubt!

Glad you dig the art!
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