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SoundWave by Blitz-Wing SoundWave by Blitz-Wing
Its kinda odd all these years of drawing transformers and yet I've never done my own take on Sound Wave till now.

A few key features that might need to be explained...

the Ipod/SG colours. Honestly I didn't feel blue fitted the pic.

The alt mode is a rather loose take on a spy craft you would see on cybertron. The idea behind this was that I'm not a big fan of vans/trucks for SW and jets are really more StarScreams thing. Also having a made up alt mode made it easy for me to keep his G1 silhouette.

I think that covers it all.
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SupremeCommander85 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
This is a lot like the Soundwave from the DOTM game. Not the movie where he turned into a silver Mercedes Benz, but the one from the prequel game where he turned into a white van. The color looks much better.
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AgaiLazen Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Reminds me more of the totally gnarly(!) Sir Soundwave from the Shattered-Glass Universe.
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SAKE806 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   Artist
Dam I love this picture so much!!I'm really diggin the shattered glass color on him so super ill! :D
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torsoboyprints Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I love this take on Soundwave. It's definitively "new" while still maintaining the silhouette of the G1 character. The colors are very fresh too. Great work!
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C6x676 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Nice! wish Ive seen this sooner! the color fits him perfectly. The only vehicle I could see Soundwave turning into is a 83 Malibu wagon. what you think?

bw: Nicely done with the rest of your work. Friggen phenomenal!!!!!!!
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:icongeneralgrievousjohai:
wooow!! That´s awesome! Soundwave is the best! :D I love the colours,they are like the Shattered Glass,Sir Soundwave ^^
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Muskrat4893 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
He looks a little thinner, but I really like the design.
Definitely says Soundwave.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
very nice work, nice alternate mode, is he like an aircraft now?

I like the details you've put into him, as well as his kickass gun and missile launcher (I could never figure out if his shoulder gun was a missile launcher, laser canon, or gatling gun, lol)
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Blitz-Wing Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah its something like a cybertronian spy craft so its very alien and square in a few places
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GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010   Writer
Yo, this is DOPE man!!! I love it. Would you mind if I drew this character in my own style?
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Blitz-Wing Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
go for it
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Gatman720 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soundwave, the one with the interesting voice.
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Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
soundwave looks really cool in white.
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Cyborg-ninja2007 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Soundwave looks really great, and it's cool that his colours and the buttons are from the musicplayer Soundwave (the one used in the packages). ^^
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zmorphcom Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it, it works for me. :XD:
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celebrityomnipath Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Anyone remember that iPod dock Optimus Prime? Basically a truck towed by Prime which is an iPod dock.

Got me thinking; yeah iPods suck as an alt-mode, butt iPod docks…

Anyway here is my idea:

Soundwave, tripple-changer!

iPod mode, with iPod dock with really big speakers.

Fold iPod up and pop out wheels; becomes hi-tech wide truck, iPod dock becomes the trailer full of speakers and amps. Have a stage fold out of the trailer so he is basically a mobile music festival. The little cassette robots can all turn into musical instruments liek in the new cartoon.

Now for robot mode, you can have it as little robot, OR he can combine with the trailer/ iPod dock to make a really big robot. When I say “combine” I mean like pop open the big robot’s chest and put him in like the little cassettes from teh Eighties.

He should also be a Headmaster so he has a little guy to carry the iPod about for him. Or maybe a Powermaster, so he has an excuse to have a chest compartment and something fitting into his chest.
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SharkNinjaBlueStar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Wow! You did a great job on SoundWave! I never would have thought of him as a spy craft!
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Excellent work man!!!

Your redesigns are of great quality

Nice style btw !
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optimus2345 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Soundwave: It is time for operation upgrade.
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AjDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Caan't see the connection between the jet form and Soundwave...
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NeoNNerd08 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Wow, this is a great take on him! I agree with your reasoning behind Soundwave's alt mode, and I love the one you gave him :D
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SplitTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
that's neat! :D
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BighairyTauren Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Absolutly awesome mate! Always loved Soundwave even though I'm an Autobot fan.
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Elkian Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
o.o EPIC
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che2183 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Student
pretty cool. LOVE these colors for Soundwave. very original.
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FrankORourke Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice take on Soundawe, Blitz ol' buddy.

Seriously man, very interesting.

It does have an ipod look to it too. :)

I hope to see you do a soundblaster repaint of this guy.
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dkdown3z Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
dude you took my favorite decepticon and turned him out....i like that a lot very much, i cant wait to full see his alternate form
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pm619 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
... That is the most awsome version of Soundwave I have ever seen!:wow:
You think you could draw Shockwave?
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Nortallica Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Brilliant work there mate, love how you added the skip and volume buttons too.
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
wow wonderfull job!!!!!
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Solrac333 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Those are some big ass stompin' boots on Soundwave.
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metalformer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a nice alt mode you made for SW.
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Brain-Stick Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I like your version of his shoulder cannon.
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CrazyJetty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say, I never cared about Soundwave, so it doesn't bother me too much whatever alt mode they put him in.(Though, I think some sort of stealth spy drone is best fitting for him).
I love the colors on this. He looks much more interesting...
But then, I guess I am a sucker for evil characters with a white colorscheme. <3
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TsurukiMaehara Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
nicely done
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varnavas Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
looks gundam
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thats awesome! A different take that still ends up being very very Soundwave, I love it! :D
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
SOUNDWAVE; Initiating MISSION: APPLE CIDER...
Personal NOTE: JOBS WON"T KNOW WHAT HIT HIM...

THE BALLMER, WILL BE PLEASED....
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Funky Shattered Glass coloured version of our favourite Communications Officer! KICKASS! :D
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SasukeFox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
this image, is the sole reason ive watched you for so long


SOUNDWAVE FTW!

please please make more!!
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jasonhohoho Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional
very cool take on SW. where do the wings go in bot mode? do they fold up on the side of the calves?
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Blitz-Wing Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the legs unfold kinda like folded paper with the small wings being the transparent blue parts and the long parts being the sides of the legs.
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jasonhohoho Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional
ah cool, i think i get it. thanks!

do you ever sketch out the transformation processes for your designs? i think people would be interested in seeing that sort of thing (at least i would). :D

once again, very cool work.
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Blitz-Wing Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some times I do my scraps is often the area to find such things.
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jasonhohoho Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional
cool, thanks! :D
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Superbdude1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
very nice! would you mind if I recolored him in G1 colors (and credit you of course)?
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Superbdude1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
here is my recolor: [link]

hope you don't mind!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
I've always hated the "new" versions of old characters Hasbro has come up with.

Like when everyone was a car, even Megatron.

But in your take, it's kind of logical that he'd be some kind of vehicle that is involved in communications/espionage.
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Cosmeon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Bowtie needed.
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Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Not a bad take on SW. He's always been my favorite, more for his stoic personality and attitude then his traits of sound manipulation or his alt. form. I like how you kept his shoulder mounted weapon from his original design as well as keeping his head design recognizable. How long did it take you to do this piece and what program did you use in coloring?
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