New Art – Optimus Prime

Two of the main things going on in my life right now are my friend Justin and I relaunching our old podcast where we recap every single episode of the original 1984 Transformers cartoon, with me creating a new piece of Transformers art to post alongside each new podcast episode, and me trying to become a better illustrator, especially when it comes to more cartoony and stylized pictures and mastering new media like watercolor and gouache (new to me, that is). So, here’s the first fruit of that marriage, a painting of both the Autobot’s and the 20th century’s greatest leader, Optimus Prime – in all his 80’s glory. The painting is done entirely in gouache, with colored pencil for the background grid and some detailing and linework as well. If you’d like to own it, email me at art@craigmahoney.com

9″ x 12″ gouache with colored pencil detail

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