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Rodimus Prime - Heat by illmatar Rodimus Prime - Heat by illmatar
Rodimus Prime - you won't like him when he's angry.

Transformers characters - Hasbro's

Art and story - mine.

Scene from the pages of Maelstrom - 9 full B&W comics and a few thousand pages of fan-fiction. Rated M for violence and language. [link]
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Heat is really unlike any other Hot Rod fanart I've seen. It's truly something different. While most seem to bring out Hot Rod's more fun, relaxed persona, Illmatar took the time to focus on his serious side. The high use of reds, yellows, and blacks really create the sensation of heat, and his green optics stand out, but at the same time blend in. Illmatar even went into the tiniest details took the time to make them near perfect. Creating the reflection of fire in his armor really brought the piece together for me. I would love to see more of this kind of fanart, keep up the good work!
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Nextgen2015 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Toasty!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Is there any other way?
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:iconnextgen2015:
Nextgen2015 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Well, there's more.
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Heh...serves me right for trying to be funny.   Basically I was saying the best way to serve up Rodimus was under fire - the hotter the better.  In any case, thanks for commenting.
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:iconmenslady125:
menslady125 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey! Point that thing somewhere else!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Nah.  People who try to out-snark Rodimus get blown away first.  ;)
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:iconmenslady125:
menslady125 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I didn't out-snark him.
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Dallas6 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
sharing on fb transformer's ;) and thak you we love you ;) ur renditions are wonderfull!!!!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Thanks.  :)
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:icondemondogmarine1960:
DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
THIS IS TOTALLY BADASS!!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thanks.  He's my favorite to write/draw for.
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:iconrodimusjackie:
rodimusjackie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Artist
AMAZING
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thanks.  :)
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:iconnayanathemonkey:
nayanathemonkey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
wow man
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:icon1freak4god:
1freak4god Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thanks. He's my favorite...can you tell?
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:icon1freak4god:
1freak4god Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconvexcel:
Vexcel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Total badassery right here.
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Thanks! I like him better as a badass. :)
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:iconvexcel:
Vexcel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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chessnutcat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: this is awesome!!! :highfive: another girl who loves transformers!!!! Sorry I couldn't comment on your optimus pic my stupid iPod! *Shakes iPod* won't let me comment!!
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illmatar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Oh hon. If you think we are alone you have been hanging around the wrong end of the net, especially on DA. Look into some of the TF groups.

Don't apologize! I understand. I can't get anyone's gallery to load so I can't even look at your work.
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chessnutcat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
aww... well i hang around nerds but there mostly guys :blushes:
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pic. :D
I love how you did the lighting on Rodimus's body, and the view looking down the barrel of his gun is really cool. :)
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thanks much. Of my color work, that's one of my personal favorites, so I'm glad you like it.
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:iconi-plexiglass:
I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is badass!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thanks again!
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Cipher80 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
HOT ROD RULZ!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS OF HIM!!! HE WILL DEFFINATELY KICK YOUR ASS IF YOU MESS WITH HIS TEAMATES OR THE BOY DANIEL!!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
LOL True enough, although in my timeline Rodimus kills Daniel with his own hands.
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:iconcipher80:
Cipher80 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
THEN YOU MUST BE A SICK BSTARD TO DO THAT TO THE TRANSFORMERS!!!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Sick? Absolutely. I write an R rated TF fanfic. Bitch by the way. I am a sick bitch, not a bastard. However my work is for mature audiences so don't worry about it.
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Cipher80 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
The jerwads at Hasbro are WAAAY out of touch with the transformer "glory days" AT LEAST as far as the 1st Generation of toylines goes.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Heh. As far as they are concerned the "glory days" are the on-going attempts to wring as much money out of this franchise as they can over and over.
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Cipher80 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
WATCH IT ASSHOLE!!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
LOL! Here I am agreeing with you that Hasbro isn't quite being true to their original stuff and you call me an Asshole. How did you know? That's very insightful of you.
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:iconcipher80:
Cipher80 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
BRING THE HEAT!!! HELL YEAH!!! NOW YER TALKIN' MY LANGUAGE!!!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
:XD:
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Cylinder-the-Autobot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so AWESOME! Love he colors and shading!!!!! :love: Nice work. :clap: :)
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Thanks! :) He's my fave.
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Cylinder-the-Autobot Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! lol, same here. :D
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Good! There aren't enough of us.
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Airforce1985 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
AH! HOTROD, MY FAVORITE AUTOBOT OTHER THAN OPTIMUS!! I HATE HASBRO FOR SREWING THE TRANSFORMER MEMORY WITH THIS CURRENT CRAP!! I WISH I WERE IN CONTROL OF HASBRO!! I WOULD REPLACE EVERYONE WITH 80S KIDS LIKE MYSELF!!!
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illmatar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Heh. Rodimus is my fave too....hence the picts and the fanfic which makes things go as I like. However, speaking as an art teacher I am happy Hasbro continues to re-vamp things because it allows them to retain the copyright. (They lost the name "Hot Rod" btw. :( Very sad.) In any case it fills my heart with glee every time a kid walks in with a TF Shirt or backpack. Of course it makes me VERY cool when I can say "Why yes, I can show you how to draw Optimus Prime...but I do him the old school way....."
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JeminiDecepticon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
That is sick!!!!!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Thanks! That was the idea!
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OrianPrime92 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
-drools-
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Thanks! :) That was sort of the idea.
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TheRainInApril Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Wow, awesome! Nice work!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Thanks! :)
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