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MTMTE Megatron by markerguru MTMTE Megatron by markerguru
here is the design i came up with for Megatron for MTMTE season 2
the design i came up with was to make a Megatron that would have the autobot emblem on his chest, but would have a features that need to happen that i can't speak about right now, but will come up in the future.
one of the biggest things was he wouldn't have the fusion cannon anymore (well, for a while )  so i had to widen the shoulders so make up for the lack of the weapon.
i know that James wanted him to have a more G1 look to the design, but i still wanted to keep some of what Andrew came up with for RID. 
i don't have the time to go into everything right now. sorry, work call me

TF: MTMTE ©IDW Publishing

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papillonstudio Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
He looks badass!! :iconmonkeythumbplz:
Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda surprised no one ever uses his War for Cybertron or Fall of Cybertron designs since Bumblebee, Prowl, Soundwave, Ironhide, Starscream and others had them.
markerguru Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional
MTMTE does it's own thing for now creating all new designs for the comics.  :)
Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I more meant in general before Dark Cybertron. Maybe I should say during the RiD/Dark Cybertron bit but it's still cool.
DanLuna Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015   General Artist
Love Megs' new look
markerguru Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional
Thanks. I enjoy drawing him in MTMTE :)
Schu-was-here Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Awesome, powerful looking design, but I'm hoping, maybe against all hope, to see the Decepticon logo back on him soon, and then everything will be right in the universe.

Anyway, always loved your Megatrons, you always give him the best looking faces, not too brutish, but not that extremely sexy either, just the right mix for a cool and cunning villan.
mirageandjazz1197 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Why would he have the Con logo when he left them?

Megatron is now an Autobot the most he can do now is just turn neutral instead but it's unlikely he will become a con again.
Schu-was-here Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Well... I can get back to you on that after I've read the comic, which I ordered a couple days ago. But for now, without knowing the details behind this switch, all I have to go on is my gut feeling that this is somehow wrong, and that there's "no way" this will last. Seeing him with the Bot logo made me not want to read it at first, but I heard too many good things about this series to ignore. I'll be happy to learn of his reasons, but I don't know... x)

I love the Cons, and I love Megs as their leader. And I know we can't be stuck in the same story all the time, but I guess a part of me wants to never let the 'old way' go. And deep down I am hoping it turns out it was a trick, and then I'll be happy to think "ha, knew it"!
mirageandjazz1197 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
While I do think that Megatron should always be the first leader of the Cons I love it when him and other Decepticons actully start to see how wrong they were.

If Megatron becomes a Con again I think he is just going to start a new faction of Decepticons but instead would not fight the Autobots but to help them bring peace.
Schu-was-here Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Oh yea, I like the doubts and changes of plans, and I gotta admit I'm a big fan of the repetitive struggles... no matter how many times they have the same arguments about who should be leader and how to lead, it never bores me because the Cons are just so delightful. But I just don't like to see them just give up. 

And since they've been at it for like.. what? 9mln years? "Finally" coming to senses just doesn't seem that believable to me. Unless their brains get zapped or something ;d 
mirageandjazz1197 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I think changing who you are is a slow process and you need someone to show you what wrong you have done.

For Megatron it was Bumblebee who showed him.
Schu-was-here Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Oh no xD also please no spoilers.
mirageandjazz1197 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Not sure how it's spoliers since you know Megatron becomes an Autobot.

Megatron still acts like himself a bit and he also does not just get away scott free for his crimes.
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MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's not often you see someone give a transformer legs these good. People really make a mess out of the legs too often and make them way too chunky, but not here!
SeaofFallingStars Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
If I knew where to find it, I'd buy a MTMTE design book from you.
God-Ginrai Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Alex- has it been established yet as to what THIS version of his body has as an alt-mode?
markerguru Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional
haven't shown that off yet.
warman546 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Still getting used to him being an Autobot.
EliseMB123 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome!so detailed! Love it.
anubis-x Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also....they need to get using this design for the next has a lot of potential and makings for some awesome poseablity......thats just me......
anubis-x Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thus far my favorite design of Megatron to date (tied with the TFP design, because hellz yes !)
RaNzZz4 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Orgasmic omfg.
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ALL HAIL MEGATRO- Why is he wearing an Autobot symbol?!!
Mental-Psycho Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Can I get a toy of this Hasbro? PS I have seen the new Leader Megatron(s), and they look good, but I was expecting this. And I was kinda dissapointed/
Satapatis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
 After I saw IDW solicitations I was like "WTF? An Autobot? Seriously!?" and it hurt my brain a bit. Now after reading I think I dig it and this design is great.
 Primus have mercy on anyone and anything that dares to challenge the Lost Light now...
But he totally needs his fusion cannon back.
zerne15 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I love how his kneepads have little angry eyes on them. Never screw with a man whose knees are glaring at you.

Other than that, the thing that strikes me about this design is how... curvy it is. I didn't quite realize it until I looked at the forearms and I thought, "dang, those forearms have a really pleasing curve to them." And then I realized that that curviness carries throughout his body, from the way his legs arc forward to his very rounded shoulder armor. It's subtle, but it works really well. The use of red is very nice as well; most Megatron designs keep the red to the insides of his legs, if that, and go for mostly greys and blacks, but the added red here really helps to bring out the Autobot symbol. It's continuing a nice trend that started with Andrew's design, and it's used to a pretty full effect here.

I'm gonna miss this body; he's been going through them like crazy lately, and this one might not last long. Still, it'll be a fun ride while it's here.
D-Piddy82 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Awesome work!
corvus1970 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Tremendous as always!
skydive1588 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Alex! Are you going to BotCon this year? Please tell me you are!
TheReaper111 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i finally figured out the only problem i have with the idw tf comics...needs more soundwave :D
LOFreidom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonder how long this will last?
Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I just can't picture Megatron being an Autobot. xD
maybetoby Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Love your version, I thought his RID design looked like a watered-down version of his pre-Earth mode seen in Stormbringer. It just looked boring, this looks a lot better. You've found a way to just add the that lil extra bit of style to it and it just adds so much more to it.
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chordorama Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Great Work! love the design
AriesWarlock Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Pretty bad ass!
TinnaMinor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So now that I've finally read the Dark Cybertron Finale, I'm curious if the Autobot symbol Megatron is wearing is still Bumblebee's.  I mean, I want to say to myself, of course it is! But did the significance of said symbol prompt you to redesign Megatron's chest so that it sticks out, because I noticed in the finale that it does stand out due to it being... well... from Bumblebee. 

I'm sorry I bothered you...You can ignore this...
MMortAH Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No fusion cannon is odd! Nice design Alex.
ladyofdragons Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
/touches him.  GADdamn, he hot!

I love the design of the legs especially. Honestly the thing that always resonates with me about your design work is the way you can incorporate organic curves and lines with blocky or angular elements to achieve an overall feeling of truly living machines. I'm still learning this myself but you are teaching by example!

I love the chest scrollies too, and how they hearken back to his early war design.
NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I feel like that chest cavity can open up... y'know, for a matrix or something...
R0B0TNiNJA Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
i suspect that YOU are a robot. The precision and proportioning that you display is amazing.
R0B0TNiNJA Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
luigisjuy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
is oddly one megaton with autobot emblem
DrakainaQueen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
WOW O_O very nice! 
ultrakoichi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
victortky Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
I personally hopes he becomes a tank.!
multi-comics Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
julius2611 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing design! love the fact that Megs its a thank or a bomber (on the past design, of course) and not a tiny little gun. I read the comics and i think this is one of the best Megs designs i ever seen! and...i suspect the next leader class toy its gonna be based on this. i like a lot your style, i would love to have your opinion and critic about mine, if you have time some day :P.

Greetings from Mexico, Sr! 
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