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Tradewinds by Armadria Tradewinds by Armadria
Another Autobot OC of mine. XD I have a few more bots in the making, but still no designs, so they'll be showing up later. Whenever I get around to designing them.

So for now, meet Tradewinds, Autobot surveillance officer and the Cybertronian version of an AWACS ([link]). She most often works alone, but has such intensive observational abilities and radar systems that she can detect both friendly and enemy bots long before they ever detect her.

Her design is a bit tentative, since I drew it out before I considered where her four engines would go, but it's a decent start. The rotating radar dome is positioned on her back and continues moving whether she's in bot or plane mode, picking up signals even while she's having a conversation with someone else (sometimes making her come across as a bit distant).

She's touch-and-go friends with Soundbarrier, having only crossed paths with him a few times while he's on his delivery routes.
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GertrudeFin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay a color reference! She looks so pretty! I love the head shot! :D
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Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I need to draw her from behind, too, as that would probably help show where the heck her disk is attached to. XD
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GertrudeFin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol probably, although I think I have a pretty clear idea. :D
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HairyGoggles Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Very cool! I've always wanted to do an Autobot OC whose alt-mode is the E3 Sentry AWACS jet. The radome makes a perfect shield for a "knightly" type of 'Bot. :XD:
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Armadria Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Now that's a good idea! Very different concepts for similar alt modes!
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thegoldninja1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:o dis is awesom.
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
why thank you so much :D
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:iconthegoldninja1:
thegoldninja1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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NightmareArtistGirl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Artist
beautiful :D
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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NightmareArtistGirl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Artist
ur welcome :D
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Chibi-Doodlebug Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
GORGEOUS facial design!
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Unfortunately I haven't been able to make her look this good since. XD
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SteelBlastAreya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool and cute looking at the same time :D
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Armadria Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks so much again! :D
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SteelBlastAreya Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
heheh np, btw finished drawing her ^^ lol i think i drew her WAY out of character XD but i had fun with it ^^ not sure when i'll be able to post, as soon as i can ^^
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Armadria Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, oh wow, you're quick! Whenever you get around to posting it, that's fine, I'm in no hurry. Unfortunately I won't be able to do yours for quite a while, but I'll be sure to let you know when I get to it. :D
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SteelBlastAreya Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student General Artist
That's okay ^^ I'll be patient ^^ And I'll post when I can ^^

heheh I've noticed I've been drawing pics faster ^^
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Synchros Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the nice balance she's got going on between having enough curves to distinguish her, but at the same time she still retains all that awesome bulkiness. That leads to say how much I love the placement of her back kibble as well - it's pretty interesting, and even if you were to see just a silhouette of her, you'd still be able to distinguish who she is. :thumbsup:
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Armadria Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sorry it took me so long to reply, but I just wanted to say thanks for the great comment. I still have a few things I want to tweak with her design, but I'm glad I seem to be doing something right when it comes to the details you pointed out. That means a lot to me, so thank you! :D
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Res-Gestae Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I like her upper body and kibble a lot. That's not to say the rest isn't good. Those parts just seem extra unique.
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Armadria Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think I'm going to have to ask you what exactly you mean by "kibble." XD Since I've never heard that before in reference to a body.
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Res-Gestae Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
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Armadria Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh, so helpful! Sank yew.
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ryuzo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice design. I likes her curves...but at the same time, her TF bulkiness is great too.
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Armadria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The one thing that can get a bit old with many TF OC femmes in my opinion is that drive to always have them look way too feminine, with a focus on more "humanoid" curves on their bodies. I like my femmes to have aspects of feminine curves and such, but they're robots that can turn into vehicles, so they need to retain some amount of bulk. I just like to distribute it in a way so that it doesn't make them look too formidable.
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Zurea Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010   Photographer
I really like the blue eye color you use its so godly loland of course another amazing transformer, do you make decepticons too?
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I have Decepticon characters also, I just haven't designed most of them. XD Midnight Sun is the only one I've done, but I also have two more to design. :D
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StarSaider Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
awww super cool draw ^^
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Why thank you so much! :D
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StarSaider Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
you're welcome ^^
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StarSaider Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
awww super cool draw ^^
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IggySeymour Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooo this's lovely! :D
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it!
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IggySeymour Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :D
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Starsabre Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the visor/goggles. Very interesting design! And the face is beautiful. Nice work!

Like always.
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:XD: Why thanks so much! I hope that I'll be able to finalize her design and then maybe draw her with someone else, but half the time I end up getting lazy. D:
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Starsabre Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's hard to be lazier than me... I haven't picked up a pencil in a month. :|
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PhoenixPrime Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Writer
Nice. An AWAC Transformer-- pretty frickin' neat. XD
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Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think AWACS are so cool. :D And no one seems to have used one of those as a Transformer yet...unless I'm mistaken. O.o

I'd love to see one of those in real life. XD Just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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PhoenixPrime Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student Writer
I haven't seen an AWAC Transformer running around, so I guess you're the first!

They're always up in the air... somewhere. XD
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her colours scheme!
I have two ideas for two more Transformers but can't for the life of me think of an alt mode for either of them. D:
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Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Start looking up airplane, car, and other vehicles websites. You'd be surprised what you could find. :D And thank you!
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs, it's more of a case of 'hm what could work for a transformer that's a bomb expert and another one that uses a flamethrower (or something like that) XD
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Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I wonder if anyone's used an armored car? XD Sometimes it helps not to focus too much on what their jobs are...well, sometimes it's useful to do that, such as a medic who's an ambulance, but other times the car or vehicle is just the disguise they've chosen that gives them an added advantage. Or choose something that absolutely no one would expect for a bot of that occupation to be. Because then it's twice as surprising. XD

I tell you, when I made Sprocket a Prius, I did NOT consider what kind of a job she'd be doing. XD A Prius is not exactly a terrain car, or even a very quick one. But I like it, cuz it's cute. :D And so far as I know...I haven't seen any Prius-formers.
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the idea
Yeah all but one of my tf's (Jumpstart the ambulence motorbike) weren't really given alt modes that 'fit' in a way, more just 'heey this car would look cool as a tf!'
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ribot02 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
nice
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:iconarmadria:
Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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antoinette721 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
I love her wee little boots!
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Armadria Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Not so "wee little" when she's standing next to you. :noes:
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