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Blackstar Seeker - Commission by Heatherbeast Blackstar Seeker - Commission by Heatherbeast
:iconravynfyre:'s been a busy gal. ;)


She wanted to see how the Earth version of her Seeker fella would come out, and here he is. Alt mode is a Su-47 Berkut. Pretty easy on the eyes, even if coloring in highlights over black was a nightmare. :) The scanner hates me; it's pretty sad when taking a picture using the digital camera comes out SO much better.

Enjoy!

Yay Transformers, Yay Seekers, Yay Russian Jets! Blackstar is owned and operated by :iconravynfyre:
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:iconindeepschit:
InDeepSchit Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Photographer
Awesome design! I love Russian aircraft and this is no exception. =D
Could I get your opinion on my Dassault Rafale transformer?
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:iconaerosol20:
Aerosol20 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
gorgeous character to his creator, and gorgeous design work to the artist
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Thank you very much for your kind comment. :) I'm glad that you like the design.
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Student
Awesome design! I like how you added some blues to the black to make it more interesting :3

...I LOVE that jet XDDDD
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:iconeabevella:
eabevella Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
It's amazing!!
I always hope someone can design a SU-47 transformers, it's one of my favorite jet :heart:
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I'm very glad that you like this one! :) I do love me some Soviet jets.
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:iconninjha:
ninjha Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
wow! love your colour use! great job!
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
It was a challenge getting the subtlety there. How does one 'shade' black? Answer -- one doesn't. ;) Instead, we begin exploring tonality and light.
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:iconevecassandra:
EVEcassandra Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
wow u put me to shame very awesome
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:iconzoaerven:
Zoaerven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
I'm in love with this design. Serisouly, nice job, he's very solid looking. :3 :heart:
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Ah, they there. Thanks for checking out the 2k5 Gallery, too.

This pic was fun to work on, aye. :D A lot of people seem pleased with it.
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:iconlunatron:
Lunatron Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
...why have I not commented on this? I love the Berkut kibble, the use of blue highlights, the traditional medium, the shiny of the glass cockpit, and the detail on the Decepticon symbols.

Excellent work!
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Ah, thank you! I'm paying for it right now, but should be able to resume RP and other art projects in a few days.
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:iconscream01:
Scream01 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
I love this character design and as always love your art ^^
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Ah, thank you!
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:iconravynfyre:
ravynfyre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Holy crap! I though the lineart was sexy, but the colors just blew me - and Strata, btw - totally AWAY! I *STILL* haven't managed to rescue him from her! (Then again, I don't think he's all that broken up by that fact...)

I definitely like the upward cant of the wings, rather than following the "traditional" flip-flop approach. While canting the wings downward with a traditional transform would have given him an almost cape-like feel - combined with the other skibble would have been a rather sinister and potentially very sexy effect, methinks - it also had the potential to give him a slightly... softer look? More... butterfly-esque, maybe? Definitely with an illusion of almost refinement, and that... would not have suited him at all.

The other skibble - the cannards, specifically - give him an almost looming air, which I think suits him very well indeed.

The colors? Awesome! Highlighting black is always a pain, but the subtle blue effects... *shivers* Nicely done! And I definitely like the red canopy as opposed to a yellow one. Simplifies the over all color scheme, and definitely lends an air of deadly competance to his overall look.

Thankee, Heather. He turned out awesome! I think he makes a right sexy Berkut! (Strata's STILL molesting him!!!)
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
It'll look even better in person. :>

I'm glad you're having fun with it, and THANK you so very much for the detailed feedback! This is good stuff.
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:iconkoyote042:
Koyote042 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Best. Seeker. Ever.
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Thanks for the :+fav: and the comment! :)
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:iconbeamer:
beamer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice! i love the look of the wings on him and his lower legs. :D and i always lurve your pencil shading. good stuff, heather!
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Wiiiiiill. The scanner light ate the image -- made the pencilstrokes show up. Urgh.

But yes, I do like being very literal with my 'cuts of plane' when designing people up. :)

Thanks for the comment and fave!
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:icondraange:
Draange Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
I think 'e looks niffty.
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
I had fun drawing him up. :)
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:iconflyby-stardancer:
Flyby-Stardancer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Ooo, nice...
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Thanks! It was a lot of fun drawing him, although some of the coloring was a pain in the aft. ;)
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:iconnuclearconvoy:
NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Dammit....I thought I was the only one who liked the Berkut...now my Berkut seeker wont be original...
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:iconchaos2112:
Chaos2112 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Man, Heather's already had Bandit up in her Scraps for months and months. *can think of three Berkut Seekers off the top of her head, including this guy*

Going for a unique jet really isn't worth the effort, unless you want to get seriously obscure. There's a lot of plane-nuts in TF fandom.
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:iconnuclearconvoy:
NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Well, one of them's a YF-23 Black Widow II...it never even entered production...
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:iconravynfyre:
ravynfyre Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Grungewerkx did a design for a YF-23 alt-mode Seeker. You can pretty much bet that *someone* out there had drawn up a Seeker using every single modern fighter out there.
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:iconnuclearconvoy:
NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Unfortunately.
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
I know a couple out there.

But why the hangup on being 'original' simply through what airplane it turns into? I find 'being most memorable' to be far far more satisfying... ;>
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:iconnuclearconvoy:
NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Well, I have distinctive personalities lined up for a group of three characters based off of the seeker concept, but I was also trying to find planes that were unique as well.
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:iconroguewing:
Roguewing Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY nice design. Nice choice of plane to work from
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Whoo. :> Go swing by :iconravynfyre:'s page and give her some love, too.
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:iconinvaderjes:
invaderjes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Student Filmographer
Gaaah! My eyes are bleeding from all the awesome!
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Are you sure they'r enot bleeding from the f'in grain the scanner light put on the paper? ;)
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:iconinvaderjes:
invaderjes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Student Filmographer
I like grain. It keeps a hand made look without making it seem sloppy.
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:iconthe-devi-stator:
The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Yay Russian jets indeed! Love work. :)
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
YAY RUSSIAN JETS! *fans herself*
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:iconshebakoby:
ShebaKoby Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
That's great! I always wanted to see what one of them way-swept-forward-wing jets would look as a Seeker. (Forgot their designation til I saw this). :D
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Well, Cyclonus was kinda shaped like that... except for the tailfins...
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:iconshebakoby:
ShebaKoby Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
yeah, he had the swept-forward thing going on. Different sort of jet though.
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:iconmetalformer:
metalformer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very gorgeous Seeker! Loving the color scheme a lot. Gives it a "stealthy" and sinister look.
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:iconravynfyre:
ravynfyre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Given that his unique ability is to vanish from all but optical sensors? Stealthy is the name of the game. Heather did an awesome job with what I gave her to work with!
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Merely keeping it accurate to the plane it's based off of. *takes a bow* Well, :iconravynfyre: did, rather. :) It's her character.
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:icontfdarkscream:
TFDarkscream Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Yes yay Russian... o_o;;;


Oopsie... *Rubs her neck* I completely forgot... I owed you a rough, VERY rough, sketch of my triple-changer Varya...

>_>;;
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Huh. Either I had forgotten about it, or you have me confused with someone else? O.O

Help jog my memory!
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:icontfdarkscream:
TFDarkscream Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o Whoopsie!

^_^;; Russian jet jogged my memory for a doodle.

*Rubs her neck* ^^; I was thinking of Maxiewolf. My bad.

Sowwie Heather.
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:icontyrrlin:
Tyrrlin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Nice design!
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Be sure to tell :iconravynfyre: -- I just drew him! :D
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