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Soundwave by NgBoy Soundwave by NgBoy
done in pencil

those who have known me since first starting drawing tf fan art, or even people that have visited my website, might recognize this:


after flipping through my folder of art at the side of my desk i stumbled over the inked drawing, and thought to myself how i would approach the drawing differently now two years after drawing the original. it's interesting seeing the evolution of your own art, and at the same time finding out things that you still do to this day. :)
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CassanderCaesar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do something to help Transformers return back to the glory days!!! i really miss seeing fresh manga style Transformers art. dislike what idw did with it! After the collapse with DW, Transformers went downhill with IDW, the movies and Transformers Animated/Prime... thanks for invigorating me with your art, Transformers belong manga-style! :) perhaps UDON could get the Transformers license and bring the long deprived manga style back into it!! thanks again!
Marshall-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would love to see this in higher resolution!
Rongal Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
A W E S O M E!
And I'm not just saying this since Soundwave is one of my favorites. Ravage and Laserbeak (well, I'm guessing it's Laserbeak, since he's much more famous then Buzzsaw) kickbutt... too bad Ratbat is absent... the other cassettes of Soundwave never appeared in the comic or cartoon (from what I know... then again, in the cartoon there was a brief scene with Slugfest and Overkill), so they not being here is understandable. And the Seekers in the back are a nice touch.
This'll be my last comment for the time being, but I'll be sure to drop by later and finish going through your gallery.
You're a great drawer.
6Anti6Prep6 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Speaking of, was I the only one that was severely pissed that in the movie, the Decepticon that turned into a stereo was fuckin' FRENZY?

Discredit to Soundwave...
taasia Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
That's amazing!
nazrysalam Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
u r too good at drawing mecha...seriously...
TrixieRyuu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
baszki....taihen kirei !!
frivolity65 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
Your work is amazing. Fantastic talent. :heart:

f. XXXx
jaganar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
that is true ... very true indeed
how your artstyle changes over time , and so much so that you dont even realize it until years down the line makes your jawdrop whe you do come to the fact :) but still ;) its a good thing .

i think ravage is the best :) you did my Kitten proud ;)

and the pose for Rumble ,
people need more RUMBLE ^^
i think he was underplayed in the series in general .
jaganar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
P.P.P.S I LOVE TH RAVAGE POSE so much im getting that done on my car asap :faint:
carbonatedwater Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... such detail! I could never have the patience to draw something so involved.
jaredjlee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   General Artist
"Oh, no! Transformers! My Kryptonyte!"
I have never ever been able to draw a transformer....
It's amazing to see what you have done Soundwave!
He was my secound favourite to Starscream. I loved his voice.
Caliber316 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
This is absolutely fantastic... it's dynamic and exciting, while remaining very toy-accurate, which is how I try to make my drawings... granted, you pull yours off a heck of a lot better than I do, but I am completely impressed (read that blown away) by this.
Twilight-Silvermoon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
W00t! Tis SOUNDWAVE!!! *huggles Soundwave*
I'm a hopless TF fan-girl. ^___^'
Great job, I love how all the cassets are ejecting.
ArtDoge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Ratbat, EJECT, Operation Interference! (or Laserbeak or whatever XD)

You drew my Favourite Transformer of all time! Besides Devastator! Man your usage of lines are so solid! Smooth and clean! Btw if you have time, come by my gallery and comment and critique some of my stuff! thanks!
Remcoow Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005   Digital Artist
Truely amazing.
Soundwave and his cassettes always intriuqued me as a kid. Seeing this drawing makes me feel the same excitement I felt for him in my childhood.

Very cool.

twospotz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*stares* Ravage... There really isn't enough of the black baddie kitty out there. ;-) Thansk for sharing with us.
Ming-a-Ling Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005   Filmographer
Man, that looks so good. The perspective is awesome. The composition and line work is equally amazing.
JCrow Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow! I remember when you did the first one, and if I remember right Josh colored it. Soundwave has always been my favorite ( I even have a pretty big tattoo of him with laserbeak on my forearm).

Any chance you'd let some colorists take a stab at it? Or is this something for DW?
biomechlizardchick Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
Sooner or later I'll get over myself envying you.
That's it, i'm putting you on my watch list...oh wait, I did that already.
Nuff said.
OptimalProtocol Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005   General Artist
Crazy... That original drawing looks great and this newer one looks amazing. Who's that in the background?
sebNiMh84 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005
Faaaantastic! Soundwave's gotta be one of em coolest Cons
Jetstreamx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya know NG, my dream of becoming on par with you and beamer seems to be a HUGE uphill battle. I love the challenge. Anyway, on to critiquing. You've improved quite a few leaps judging this pic from the old soundwave pic. The details are way better, as is the perspective. Very nice.
Quietstorm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
I still like the original much better. Unfortunately, with the ground being so close to SW feet, I just wonder why he's in the "alien abduction" pose that he's in. For those that don't see what I'm talking about, look at the area where Ravage is running, and then compare it to where SW is "floating" up, it just looks weird. But that's my opinion and maybe just my optics. Still looks flippin' awesome, NG, you rock my faceplate off!

NgBoy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Professional General Artist
actually there's no ground... they're all in mid air as soundwave is leaping out chest forward shooting out laserbeak. not sure where you got the ground idea from
Quietstorm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
Interesting indeed. Again, could be my optics. Could be my processor too. I love the piece, just love the original more. Keep on impressing us all NgBoy!

BenjaminGalley Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
dude O_O vast...vast... improvement over what was already an extremely great pic. wow. i want to color it too. O_O por favor?
dyemooch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Professional Digital Artist o. o !!!

I love how this turned out- it is definately ahead of the other one- which rocked as well.

ANYWHO...gawd, this is nice. I love how solid your bots are, man!!! O o O!!
sonictail Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
whoa, you're right, the defference two years makes is massive and I guess drawing em all the time really speeds things up. The new pic even has better composition. And hey the jets in the background is a nice touch, great work!
Syphron Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoah awesome penciling man great mechanical designs and composition, you are extremely talented with detailed work:)
idel-crane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
like oh my god, that's so fucken hot.
Computron2005 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
Ravage looks awesome!
SkinsT Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN The inprovement I can definetly notice! O.O

Awesome work Joe :D I really love seeing people evolve :D

DanSchoening Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
This was the very first TF I ever owned! Awesome work man! FAV
shermanCG Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Mm.. dunno if you'll respond or not, but this is kind of off the subject.

Any idea on what the next convention DW will be going to?
xiaobaosg Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004  Student General Artist
Omg~that's cool man~i love ur lineart~!!!
bombermanx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004
That's awesome! I wanna color it xD.
LagunaL8 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I just had to compare it side by side. No need to say your art is superb cause it was from the former pic already ^^ But what really interested me was, like you said, the evolution of of your art. Didnt really see a drastic 'style' change but rather the drawing itself became more detailed and complicated. By looking at the newer one you dont really notice it, yet if you compare it, its really noticable.
Heh..Dunno, I just love looking at pples 'art evolution' XD
MonKeigh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004
You have an amazing understanding of robot anatomy...if that makes any sense, i love how you did this, especially after recently going back and watching much of the first season of transformers again, it's amazing to see wonderfully technical drawings of some of the coolest characters.

Damasu-Assistant Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004   Interface Designer
Whoa, just....Whoa. o_o; Simply Amazing. *applauds*
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