Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
August 17, 2011
Image Size
383 KB
Resolution
710×579
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
13,692
Favourites
510 (who?)
Comments
91
Downloads
338
×
springarm design by markerguru springarm design by markerguru
so this is one of the many designs i came up with for issues 22 and 23 of transformers ongoing.
originally the character was called swingarm, but was changed later to springarm.
this is one of the 2 bike twins that help police an area on cybertron along side orion pax.
he had a twin brother named wheelarch who is basically the same design with only a few minor tweaks to the head and a different colour palette
this was probably one of my favourite designs to work on, and i know i thought the idea of them turning into bikes that optimus or orion would ride was pretty cool. then James had to kill them ;p oh well, there were fun for as long as they lasted.

they have the same alt mode, so they are regular bikes on there own, but can modify for another bot to ride them.
i'll post the alt mode soon :D

this and other designs can been found the the Transformers: Alex Milne sketchbook :)

enjoy

transformers©hasbro

DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION
Add a Comment:
 
:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Spectacular work on this guy.
Reply
:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Man, I wish I could purchase the duo springarm and wheelarch!
Reply
:iconseekernami:
SeekerNami Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where in the name of Primus I can find a copy of your sketchbook? D:
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional
i have no idea. guess you'll have to look on ebay :C
Reply
:iconjohnnyfive81:
JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His design (especially the wheel placements) remind me of Armada Sideways.
Reply
:iconpyrotactick:
Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Eh, not bad! I find the rear tire a little weird, normally I like them around the arms or something.
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional
yeah. but i wanted a more slender design and wheels around the arms would have made him too wide IMO
Reply
:iconpyrotactick:
Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
eh...I suppose so. Or you could put them as a knee sort of thing, eh whatever. I like it like this way now.
Reply
:iconvestras:
Vestras Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I would love a figure of this guy! Excellent design!
Reply
:iconmorningpixie:
morningpixie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
the bike to bot size conversion has always slightly puzzled me, do you think of them as larger than earth model motorcycles or smaller bots? somebody mentioned the gestalt concept which i can see helping balance size issues. Are you going to color the alt mode picture?? I would love to see it =) & those are some interesting flashy fatty tires!
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional
they are a lot bigger then earth model motorcycles.
Reply
:iconalpharaptor2k6:
AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Wreck-Gar's Original form?
Find out Next TiMe...
Same Bot Time
Sane Bot Channel.....
Reply
:iconfuzzywolfcub:
fuzzywolfcub Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Very cool design but all I can think of with bots riding bots is the ambiguously gay duo.
Reply
:iconstarshot-seeker:
Starshot-seeker Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
he is really cool! :D
Reply
:iconforce2reckon:
force2reckon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love to see you do the Robotech mechas!!!
Reply
:iconflynn1978:
flynn1978 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
TOTALLY!
Reply
:iconpvven:
pVVEN Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
omg Why haven't I been following you already???

Awesome design, can't wait to see him in action!
Reply
:iconlightwolf96:
Lightwolf96 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amAZINg
Reply
:iconrolito86:
rolito86 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
good work
Reply
:iconsomvold:
Somvold Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tremendous design as always and look forward to the alternate mode eventually.
Reply
:iconflynn1978:
flynn1978 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
He's got a butt as big as a tire!!!

...oh wait...
Reply
:iconaldark:
Aldark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also: you should color your own work more often. =D
Reply
:iconaldark:
Aldark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always love motorbike bots. I guess its mainly cause one of my first tf toys ever was G2 Roadpig. XD
My figure however was named Roadhog on the box for some reason, so I still call him that. Sounds better in my opinion but I digress.
Motorcycle transformers are always awesome. =D
Reply
:iconspiritblast:
Spiritblast Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He looks great! Though I've never read the comics before because they're rarely released here in Australia, I'll bet this guy is really awsome. It's a shame they had to die, I think it would've been awsome if there were short stories about them.
Reply
:iconplantman-exe:
plantman-exe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I say just how much I love to see your concept sketches? Specially when you color them with markers. Nnngh<3
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
thanks. i have fun colouring them when i'm able to.
Reply
:iconlaserbot:
Laserbot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
thats a great idea acompanied by an aweosme design! love seeing those kindof cool concepts come to life dude!
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
thanks. glad you like it :)
Reply
:iconjemstone:
jemstone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
I thought it was at once really fantastic and "Something Optimus Would Do," and at the same time rather grisly that "Oh, man, he's REALLY going to do it!" when Orion/Optimus transformed Springarm's corpse to bust out of the dry-gulch he'd gotten into, honestly. It was a really great way of showing "he can think on his feet" (one of the qualities that's always made him a good leader).

I personally loved the designs. I wish they'd stayed around for longer!
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
thanks. i'd have liked it if they were around longer, but James had other plans for them, and they were avenged by optimus/orion :)
Reply
:iconjemstone:
jemstone Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I admit I'm not entirely too keen on the heavy implications running through this story arc that Optimus was never "chosen" by The Matrix, because that goes against pretty much every aspect of his character - but it's his arc, not mine, so I'll just have to trust that he's going somewhere with it that'll be good. :)

Despite that, though, I am really digging on what's coming out of this line, and I'm really appreciating the work you're doing on it. Do please keep it up. :)

(Now... how do I get a job writing there... Must plot my rise to power! >.> )
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
not sure how to get a job writing. guess you'll just have to send in submissions to places :)
as for the implications with optimus, i don't read it as that. i believe that he is ment to be prime. he has all the right qualities of a prime. i think that it comes down to he was a good person and when he was given the matrix, all the bad stuff that happened with the other primes who had it, all that knowledge of what they have done, caused pain. i see it as if your a real leader, then you will have a great responsibility that will be placed on you, and to make sure that your really ready to accept that, to accept what will come, and what you will have to do, and to make sure your the right person for the job, the matrix tests you but inflecting some sort of pain. if you give it away right away due to the pain, then your not the right bot for the job. if you accept it and all that comes with it, then you are. but who knows what James has in mind for it. this is just how i read it. i may be wrong, but thats my take on it :)
Reply
:iconjemstone:
jemstone Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I like your take a lot better than mine, honestly. I was just noting the pretty heavy implications of the whole "Hot Rod felt no pain when joining with it" thing. ;)

And y'know... I'd send in more submissions if the various comic companies didn't have a "no submissions" rule. It's sort of a catch 22 - they want new talent, but the new talent can't submit anything. So the new talent can't get hired, and the companies end up going with the same dozen writers over and over.

Makes no sense, I tells ya.
Reply
:iconalphiekc:
AlphieKC Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Very nice!
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
thankies
Reply
:icongotluv4art123:
GotLuv4art123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
There was already a triple changer named springer,
and that back tire might get turn up in battle, unless its made from a dif material lol.
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
well he's springarm, not springer :) and his tires are made of some strong stuff :)
Reply
:icongotluv4art123:
GotLuv4art123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
cool as shit
good stuff
Reply
:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The ass wheel looks like it would make it hard for him to sit down!
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
it's designed it rotate when he needs to sit, but he's more of a standing kind of bot to begin with. but the whole lower wheel can move around, it can angle in closer body, or further out.
Reply
:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe if it was rotated up so it looked more like a backpack or something...
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
maybe, but then he becomes super back heavy. where it's positioned now balances out the weight more evenly.
Reply
:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Maye if it and went around his waist like a belt?
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
i like the way i have it in my design. around his waist would just make him look fat. also would hinder his movements.
Reply
:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a suggestion. Didn't mean for it to come across like I was telling you how to do it.
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional
i didn't think that you were :)
Reply
:iconkrnbboyj:
krnbboyj Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
wow....nice design!! Want to see it in bike form!! :D
Reply
:iconraceconvoy:
RaceConvoy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
We need a toy of this guy, post-haste.
I'll even settle for a repaint of Ransack offered through the Collector's Club!
Reply
:iconmasqueadrift:
Masqueadrift Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a shame they had to die, I rather liked these guys. I thought their design was pretty cool too. :c
Reply
:iconmarkerguru:
markerguru Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional
i liked them too. i would have liked to have seen more of them in the comic myself :)
Reply
Add a Comment: