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Auto Assembly 2013 promo piece by Kingoji Auto Assembly 2013 promo piece by Kingoji
This image is best viewed whilst listening to 'The Touch' by Stan Bush.

A little while back the Auto Assembly top dog got in touch with me in regards to the promotional artwork for the 2013 convention, and specifically the image that they would use as the convention's primary promotion visual. As with last year, it seems that the decision has been made to use franchise icons which would catch the eye and that people would recognize immediately rather than characters played by the con's guests of honour for the year. And they don't get much more iconic than Optimus Prime and Megatron.

I was asked just to do them in a kind of face to face stand off (much, I would imagine, like the image I did for 2011), but this was the image which came to me instead. I wanted to do something which invoked the same kind of "epic" confrontation feeling as their legendary final battle in TransFormers The Movie, but I was also fully cognizant of the impending release of TransFormers Regeneration One #85 which would also feature a final battle between the pair, this time for the ORIGINAL, Marvel Comics continuity versions of the characters, a battle which has been *three decades* in coming.

I'm not presumptuous enough to claim any measure of success in what I set out to do with this, but I will say that it's my favourite of the similar images I've done for Auto Assembly thus far.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
This IS epic.
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Whelljeck Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Good work!
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StarShineMB Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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OptiMario94 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Optimus Prime: One shall stand
Megatron: One shall fall!!!
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AzakiShimo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Artist
Nice awesome! :D
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TUFFAgentShepherd Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Artist
Megatron: I'll rip out your optics!!!

C'mon, Optimus!! Defeat him!!!
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hellbat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Cool!
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ricktimusprime0825 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Oh my Primus. This is awesome.
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Why thank you.
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ricktimusprime0825 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
You're welcome.
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slo-momo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
Sooo cooool I love them both!!!:D
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
:)
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slo-momo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
:D
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:iconkirstytron:
KirstyTron Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
So awesome!! Really really hope to go to AA this time!
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
You've got the better part of a year to make it happen!
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:iconkirstytron:
KirstyTron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Its true, the only reasons why I won't go is because I don't want to go all the way to Birmingham alone :'( super fingers crossed though :D
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a classic pose and Megatron looks so angry. I love it!
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:iconkiinastar:
kiinastar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
EPIC!!!
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:iconblackhellcat:
blackhellcat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Badass.
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
:)
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Xzombie129 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
AWESOME PICTURE IS AWESOME OMG!!!! :iconlawooplz:
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Settle down, Beavis! :D
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:iconxzombie129:
Xzombie129 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
=w=
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Simon-Williams-Art Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Damn, that's nice!! Great work, Ed!!
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thanks, mate!
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect. Just perfect.
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Why, so you are!
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the perspective!
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the perspective!
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thanks!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wonderful comments you have written explaining your reason behind this meaningful art. I really love how it creates the symbolic feel of many things that this battle came from 84 to 86 and in Transformers terms millions of years! I feel a more stronger drawing approach that you have taken more than usual with the perspective, line art, and atmosphere that this scene invokes along with a slight but special new approach to colouring your work in. I think all these things have really shown up well in this piece and stands out as one of your fantastic pieces and certainly has "The Touch" in it! Great effort!
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thanks, I really appreciate that!
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
My pleasure Kingoji!
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Ashtonmcvae Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES. When you think of transformers this is one of the images that comes to mind first. Perfect job.
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:iconkingoji:
Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Glad you like it!
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cannot... Stop hearing... Waltz music!
DUN-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH! DEET-DEET! DOOT-DOOT!

(This is epic and loads of fun.)
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Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
That's why I recommended listening to the touch when looking at this! It stops people from seeing them as dancing!
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, it's entirely my fault. Well, OK, I also blame the Armada series for starting the whole Handclasp of DOOOOOM! thing. (That, and the time I colored Alex Milne's DoomHandclasp piece pink while I was in the hospital with one of my kids for a few days... Hey, I needed to do something absolutely crazy to save my sanity! And nobody ever saw it! *hides from the Righteous Wrath of Milne*)
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Kingoji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I never really saw enough of Armada to pick up on such a thing...
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