We have new official reveals and you know what that means. Transformers designer Mark Maher is sharing another look behind the scenes, this time taking a look at Legacy Evolution Skyquake, the latest character from Transformers: Prime to get the Generations treatment.
Leader Legacy Evolution Skyquake is ready to take over the seeker skies and put the smackdown on some autobrats!
The second image features an outline done by the great @marcelomatere when the prime redesigns were decided upon before we started Legacy. Since there was mixed feedback on Arcee and Bulkhead I decided to take a swing. My linework is featured underneath Marcelo’s , then my colored concept is featured on the next slide. Then the amazing Hisashi Yuki san from Takara Tomy had a great sketch with some renditions and suggestions. I reformatted my design and along the design development journey we both went.
You can see all the iterations of his head sculpt throughout the process.
The transformation sequence is complex but strong, Yuki sans transformations are always amazing and I often stare in wonderment when he figures them out. The articulation packed into this beast is just wild. You just get a great experience of all kinds of abilities and poses.
IMPORTANT: this sample does not have the final colors, I will try and update yall with the final deets. But I can assure you this guy has some sweet candy metallic paint applications that do wonderous things in good lighting.
He does have head light piping and the engines on his feet along with his gatling blaster are blast effect compatible. The cockpit and sculpt details all over this dude command a decepticons respect.
Please do yourself a favor and rewatch how amazing his brief appearance in the Prime series is, you will not regret it! 😃