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Beast Wars Silverbolt by KrisSmithDW Beast Wars Silverbolt by KrisSmithDW
A commission done for :iconquickrim: of the classic Beast Wars character "Silverbolt". Oddly enough, aside from sketches and scribbles over the years, this is probably the first real professional try on a Beast Wars character.
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G-Seed2010 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In one Universe, Silverbolt hurts a Geewunner's/True Fan's feelings...by being a Bayformer enthusiast.
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IlhamIman Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one awesome Silverbolt from Beast Wars I ever seen. Awesome dude.
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Tyler5036 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
It's Bowser!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
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cptmorgan525 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
I loved this version of Silverbolt as a kid! He may have been corny at times but he was still an awesome character!
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cptmorgan525 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
And then they almost ruined him in Beast Machines
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, he was awesome :D
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Nextgen2015 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Brave, strong and fast!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup!
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MatthewRC Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This BW Silverbolt fan art kinda looks like something from Man of Action Studios, the guys behind Ben 10 & Generator Rex!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  A lot of my more recent influences come from the look and vibe of a lot of the modern cartoons of the past 15 years or so, only somewhat familiar with Ben 10 and Generator Rex (ie, I know them, I know what they look like, but not really seen much of the shows), but that is definitely the vibe I'm going for.  I think Derrick Wyatt did a lot of design work for Ben 10 though, he's definitely been a big influence over the past 10 years or so (specifically because of Teen Titans and Transformers: Animated) so that is probaby where the Ben 10 vibe comes from :D
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Great job on Silverbolt, such a great design, & he could be downright hilarious in between acts of heroism XD....Beast Machines made me so sad >_<

Granted, if they ever did another Beast Wars show, I imagine they'd probably have to tone down the chivalry a little...Cuz letting the bad guys go just because they're female...Not a good idea (not all of them are gonna fall for you either lol). I do wonder though if they'd keep him as a fuzor or make him either a wolf or an eagle? NO CONDOR lol

Which alt mode would you pick for him if ya had to choose between them? Wolf or eagle?
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guh... that's difficult.  Might have to go with wolf if I had to pick one just because his beast mode wolf head is so tied to him and he just didn't feel right as a bird in Beast Machines.  But I'd still wish overall to stick wth the Fuzor beast mode if I really had a choice, lol
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Well, to be fair, the Beast Machine designs were pretty bad to begin with (to me at least lol)...& Silverbolt was made all "dark & angsty" & a vulture instead of an eagle lol, BUT, I do see what ya mean about him appearing more wolfish in both forms than bird even if he was the maximal's go to flyer as of season two (Cheetor could fly too but only in beast mode lol). If they kept his overly heroic personality, wing based weaponry, & gave him a knightly face, the bird motiff could work though I think, though the wolf would definitely be most familiar & instantly recognizable, facial wise.

I often wonder how a Beast Wars reboot would go down, like if they'd reuse transmetals & fuzors just in a different art style or try to go with new looks, like TFP redesigns or something, combine different forms to make new ones etc.
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they'd probably go with a more mechanical look, kinda like the Predacons from TF:Prime, but animals/insects/lizards instead of dragons.
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zmorphcom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. :D
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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zmorphcom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure. :D
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Secret-Keeper00001 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Great job on Silver Bolt from "Beast Wars" in his original fuzor body! For your 1st professional try on a Beast Wars character, I have to say, great job!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks kindly! :D
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rammos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Unf, amazing job!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thankee! :D
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great to see Silverbolt again!

He's the character I'm most like, according to my friends ^_^
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An awesome character to be compared too :D
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Fishbug Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
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I'm gonna hazard a guess that this guy doesn't have permission to edit your work and post it as his own.
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Add More Maximals Kris!
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Dragonrider626 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Silverbolt...my favorite Maximal aside from Primal and Depth Charge. You captured the heroic attitude perfectly.

Now if only he'd stop making goo goo optics at Blackarachnia...oh well. :shrug:
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL XD
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PirateGeek5550 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I always thought him and Tigerhawk were the coolest :la:
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I wish we had seen more of Tigerhawk, but ah well :D
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PirateGeek5550 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
3 episodes then BOOM dead! at least I have the toy to remember him
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, very awesome toy, one of the best of the Transmetal 2s :D
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DirgeGUNinc Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DO NOT FEAR, MY LOVE! I SHALL PROTECT YOU!

god, i love silverbolt and Scott McNeil. :'D
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YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL oh yeah, I howled at every goofy line he ever had XD
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Kraemer1991 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Looks great!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Buzz-On Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
It looks like he's getting ready for an "Animated" cameo. He's not quite there yet though.
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We'd have to force Derrick Wyatt to redraw him for that to happen :D
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he is so cute
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ExusiaSword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True Chivalry salute to Silverbolt!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IS there a "salute" emoticon? Cuz that's what I'd use in this reply if there was one, lol
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AydinPrower7 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012   General Artist
:salute:
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol awesome XD
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AydinPrower7 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   General Artist
=D yep.
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H-Falcon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Don't know how I missed commenting on this before. Sorry about that.

This is epic(ly) awesome!Such a good Silverbolt (BW) pic. :D

Thank you for allowing your picture to be in the group. :)
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem, so very glad you like it :D
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H-Falcon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Apparently I did comment on this before. But da has been messing up lately with comments loading or whatever. Oh well. Sorry about that.
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
s'okay :D
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