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Moonracer - Vehicle Study by JP-V Moonracer - Vehicle Study by JP-V
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Transformers G1 fan art.
Moonracer vehicle study showing front, back, side, and 3D view. This is a art trade request from talented :icon100seedlesspenguins: and who has done my request of the Protectobot members.

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This was a challenging task to draw Moonracer's vehicle mode where as in the cartoon there was very limited references to her car mode.
I tried my best to draw her from the cartoon details but I made up my own designs a long the way to make it more of my style and the way it would look.
I want to say thank you very much to Veronica for requesting me to draw Moonracer's alt mode as it was a good experience and learned a lot how to draw her.
Please comment to let me know what you think!

01/11/2010
Transformers Takara/Hasbro
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Moonracer's vehicle mode is EPIC!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thank you very much! She did have a cool sleek design.
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:iconryuzo:
ryuzo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kudos for drawing a female bot, and even greater, just the vehicle form! That's some true dedication to Transformers.
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Thanks to the requester and limited reference from the show I had to come up with my ideas and designs to compensate from the original G1 design.

Thank you greatly for your praise it is a honor!
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:iconkeystar01:
Keystar01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Powerglide got a weird taste on Women, huh?
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
It terms of appearance?
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:iconkeystar01:
Keystar01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
In Altmode appearance.
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Ah well this isn't the official design it is a based off the cartoon and the designs were from the actual cartoon references. I think it is a odd pairing though they seem to have a history.
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:iconspinosaur123:
Spinosaur123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that vehicule mode is cute looking , nice job on it
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thank you Melanie much appreciated.
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:iconspinosaur123:
Spinosaur123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome !
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lucycat410 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
A nice try on Moonracer's altmode.
I only remember the front view of her alt mode and hard to notice the back.

And I found her altmode are somewhat look like G1 Blurr again. Seems many fembots had their heads being in the mid-section or back in their altmodes.

I may use these as a reference when I 'm designing Moonracer's altmode.
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Thanks very much Lucy. ^_^

Yes it was very difficult to find a nice balance when I was designing it with the G1 cartoon reference and my own.

Your right about that the alt modes are similar since they are Cybertronian forms and yes the heads seem to play a good part on the design of their alt modes.

Sure but please ask for my permission first and please give credit!
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NiGhT-sTaLkEr13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very nice. I like how you do these, it gives other people the opportunity to use them as reference. I never really liked the femme Autobots, but I still like your art. :D
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Thank you so kindly Sarah I really appreciate your comment!
Yes it helps not only me but I like to share it with other fans and hope it does help them with reference it's not fully accurate but it gives a G1 style to it.
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Tramp-Graphics Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Not bad but a few bits of constructive criticism for you regarding some of the details. IF you look at the examples of her cartoon vehicle mode, the top of her head is not exposed the way Chromia's and Elita One's is. Also, the rear of the vehicle is a smooth, continuous arc, it doesn't stick out in the back to form a "trunk". She's more of a hatch-back. You can see this in Seedless Penguins' screen-caps from the show, particularly the top center pic and center right pic. Also, pay attention to the shape of the front fenders in the screen-caps.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
To Tramp-Grahpics,

Yes I've studied all of Moonracer's from only the cartoon with detailed screenshots. I know what your trying to explain but this isn't just the cartoon design. I added my own designs to along the way and wanted to add my own style to it which is what I do with all my drawings.

Thank you for the constructive critism I do appreciate.
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Tramp-Graphics Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
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diwong Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Yes I'm lovin' this too! Yeah drawing vehicle forms are quite a challenge... :O Great job again! :thumbsup:
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Thank you very much diwong, it certainly was a challenge to create.
How've you been by the way? long time no see!
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diwong Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Haha I'm doin the same thx! :) Spending waaay too much time on fb now..playing those games! ^^; :blush: :D

Are you on fb? Can add you as well.. :lol:
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Good to hear! Ah I see fb = facebook I can take it?

Yes I use fb. I'll note you my 1.
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Omegaville Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
This is awesome :)
I wonder what Earth alt mode Moonracer would have had? Would be good inspiration for a G1 repaint job :)
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Thanks very much Omegaville for the comment. Good question It never slips my mind to think of the possibilities.
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FirebirdTomonaga Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Thanks a lot Firebird. ^_^
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FirebirdTomonaga Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. are you going to do the other fembots?
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I was thinking about it while I was working on Moonracer at the time and I would like to do them later on when I have free time because I think it will be fun!
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:iconfirebirdtomonaga:
FirebirdTomonaga Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You should. It would be neat.
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Starshot-seeker Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow! that's totally awesome! I've never saw moonracer's vehicle mode and is really cool
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Thanks very much Naty for the comment, it's good to show an aspect of how Moonracer looks in vehicle mode.
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:iconstarshot-seeker:
Starshot-seeker Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D

and yes, I agree with you, specially for those ones that like me didn't saw her or at least not payed much attention at her
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Yondercat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
the designs look very good I think.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Thanks very much trailsmaagirl I appreciate it! and it's good to hear from you.
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Yondercat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
you're welcome
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Arce78 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is very cute, dear brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^^
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Thanks very much dear sister I did try my best and happy you like it. ^,^
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Arce78 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_________^ You are super welcome!!!!!!!!!!!
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nicelybakedbread Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
very cute, it reminds me of the 'super deformed' transformer toyline
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Hello nicelybakedbread, long time no see how are you?
Thank you so kindly, interesting I have to look that up thanks. ^_^
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srg1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a cute little alt. mode!!!!
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:iconjp-v:
JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Thank you! I wanted to make sure it had a feminine appeal so I'm glad I got it the way I wanted it. =]
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
yes ! yes ! yes ! yes ! i love it ! :tighthug: there are so few moments that we get to see her in her vehicle form . your interpretation of the details is great :D i can't wait to start modeling her :boogie: such an awesome surprise . thank you !
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Thank you very kindly I'm happy you like it! Yes they were very rare scenes to see her design and it changed a bit throughout the episode but I stuck to what I believe and envisioned how she could look which was challenging but fun!
Thanks again for your comment and for agreeing to do some art trades it was a worth wild experience!
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
check this design [link] i think it's interesting the way they resolved to make her transform . notice the wheels on sides of her feet become the back wheels and her back becomes the top of the car . it's not like how she changes in the show , but i think it's interesting
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JP-V Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
What a excellent well made prototype Moonracer and I appreciate the link it is really good I haven't seen anything like this before. That certainly does help as a logical reference on where all the pieces would fit together and transform. Good find Onica.
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