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Nominus Prime design by markerguru Nominus Prime design by markerguru
so this is one of the designs i came up with for issue 23 of transformers ongoing
it is also featured in the Transformers: Alex Milne sketchbook :D
it's of Nominus Prime, which we find out in this issue that he is the prime before sentinel prime. well i think anyways ;p
it was a lot of fun to be able to design him. i thought it would be fun to have a prime as a aircraft. so many of the primes i've seen have been land based alt modes, so i wanted to do a flying one :)
i'll post up a colour guide for him soon
until then, enjoy :D

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:iconhafique84:
Hafique84 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist
awesome robot!!
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victortky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
he looks awesome, and I like his seeker design and missile pods.
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TheRolePlayingGame Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
by any chance are his similarities to cybertron series Starscream an influence on the design or just an overlooked coincidence? i know its harsh saying that considering any flight altmode could look like a seeker given the asthetics of where the limbs and wings are likely to form the body of the jet. i just look at this and think to myself: man that really looks alot like (an absolutely awesomely designed) starscream O_O .

had this been a concept to finished design of any other character than an autobot. i wouldve been like:
"Make this a starscream upgrade! he needs something major to take out megatron's new form!"
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional
i guess its an overlooked coincidence. i personally don't really see anything that resembles cybertron starscream.
i mean screamer's canopy is on his chest, nominus's is on his back. screamer's wings are on his arms, nominus has his on the front of his legs.
i just don't see it. maybe little elements, but thats all.
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trence5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Awesome design as always guru. Interesting to see an aerial Prime. So this guy was Prime before Sentinel, huh? One question...................................... So does this mean that Nova has been erased from IDW continuity?
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:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
no. nova is before this guy. and since there is such a great time between nova and this guy that it leaves room to have even more prime in that space of time.
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DECEPTICONHONEY Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Super awesome!
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
really awesome job!!!!!
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MonsterIslandStudios Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Schweeeet! :D
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PunisherPaul Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Now If we can only get a design of Zeta Prime, and no I don't mean "Sentinel Zeta" Prime I mean Zeta Prime, the two are still two different bots to me...(even though its never stated if Sentinel was killed in Megatron Origins).
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
he wasn't. he's still alive at the end but would be killed later on. that story was never told, but i knew bits about it.
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PunisherPaul Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
You are amazing good sir. Thanks for the clarity!
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) AWESOME :headbang: your art totally rules!!!
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Aldark Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason the name just makes me think "NOM NOM NOM"


.....which is also my expression to this TF design. Very nice. =D
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Birdiebot Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Beautiful design :) Good job!
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D-A-Alton Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
just a quick question. the bot talking to optimus at end, dose he have a name?
becouse i would love know bit more about him, seeing i was think he couldhave importent in optimus becoming a prime.

Love the art work for 22 and 23
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
James wants to keep it a secret for now, so i can't say who he is. sorry, but i think he is important in some way :)
glad you liked the issues
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Superconvoy75 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Artist
Is the sketchbook out yet?
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
it came out when issue 23 came out. it ended up being a retail incentive where they would have had to have ordered a certain number of copies of 23 to get on. my LCS had to order 10 to get one.
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Superconvoy75 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Artist
I have my LCS trying to track one down for me.
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Servitor2152 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
That is a very swanky-looking Prime.
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MNS-Prime-21 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE, this is sick!! XD Epic work man!! By the looks of it, is he more in the G1 or the movies? Or both?
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
well i designed it to be in the g1 universe, but i guess i could easily make him a movie verse character also :)
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MNS-Prime-21 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Either way though, I think it's pretty darn cool XD Another question (quite obvious), ya watch TF3? I might be betting. But, are ya planning to draw the characters based on the movie (not in a comic form of course) or are ya sticking with the G1 universe for now? Cause us fans are fine either way course you're a flippin awesome Transformers artist XD
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
not sure right now. i just draw what comes to my mind. i do have various sketches and drawings in the works, but i like to bump around all the tf verses :)
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MNS-Prime-21 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do that too ^-^ I wish ya good luck then ^-^

Oh, probably one more question: any favorite scenes in TF3?
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:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
not sure. i liked a lot of them.
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:iconmns-prime-21:
MNS-Prime-21 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If ya checked my profile, I have a lot of OPtimus Prime. My point is, any part with Optimus Prime are my most favorite scenes XD
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rolito86 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
excellent, much talent
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Drawgasm-Designs Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Great work, Alex.
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
thankies :D
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SquidgyPancake Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
i only no a few primes, but i've never heard of this one :?
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:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
he's a new prime that has been added into the line of primes since there is a lot of space to do so.
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SquidgyPancake Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
oh ok, so you made him?
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:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
the writer James Roberts came up with the character and i designed him.
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SquidgyPancake Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
oh ok!
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sketchy208 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
kewl!!!
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lowman-x Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   General Artist
Actually, that works well (him being an aircraft and all) because the corrupt, 'older' senators and whatnot seemed to be more aerodynamically inclined (the time when Nominus is Prime). I could see the Autobots (when they formed under Optimus) actively decide to take on more land-based vehicle modes to distance themselves from this corrupt upper caste.

Well... that's my two bob's worth anyways. =P

PS. Nice design, mate.
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
cool. i like that rain of thought :)
glad you like it :)
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lowman-x Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   General Artist
It does help that most of the Autobots were industrial-type bots and were probably more mundane and robust as opposed to the sleek upper-caste. Now that I think of it, I could imagine Starscream and the Seekers (hmm... interesting name for a band...) as being members of that upper-caste society to begin with - hence Starscream's disgust at having to follow someone as "lowly" as Megatron, a mere mining bot.

Or I'm just getting way too carried away with detail and backstory... =P
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
well in M:O starscream was a big fan of megatron. he watched many of the pit fights that megatron was in. in the beginning megatron was sort of starscreams hero. well, thats what the writer was going for with M:O
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lowman-x Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   General Artist
Yeah, I remember that. And then in AHM he got all sassy and tried to take the leadership using Devastator. I'm hoping the new editor keeps the characterisation consistent now. =P Getting a little sick of these guys having the psychological stability of a bipolar sufferer. *sigh*

I'm actually looking forward to how this is all going to pan out... Megatron, Optimus, Galvatron... giggidy giggidy...

By the way, are you working on any more issues coming up?
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
nope. these were my last 2 issues for now.
right now i'm just working on my own stuff and catching up on some commissions i owe people :)
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Witchenboy13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Would be a good WFC Armada Starscream design
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shutenkoma Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
can't wait to see a color version. :la:
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TriF-Sith Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Sweeeeeeet. :)
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SplitTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
omg, where can i get this sketchbook? D:
i love your sketches and designs!
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
you'd have to see if you LCS ordered enough of ongoing 23 to get a copy of it. it was an incentive for the shops to order more.
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SplitTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
aww, then my town doesn't have it. :c
thanks for your quick answer!
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markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional
no problem. sorry to hear that they won't have it.
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