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Transformers: Don't You Dare Forget The Sun, Love by SyncTheMutantJackal
Transformers: Don't You Dare Forget The Sun, Love

I don’t think I quite got across the concept of ‘visor darkening from one side to another’ like I wanted to, but that was what I was going for. It’s going from left to right and steadily getting darker to hide his optics for reasons obvious if you look semi-closely at the picture.

A few designs notes would be that the little reddish-brown gaps on his side (they’re actually on both sides, but you can only see the one set of them here) are vents. In my head, the idea is that he uses those as his primary method of cooling his frame down (and he will flip out if they get covered and Switchblade loves to harass him every so often by doing that). The little green and red buttons on the visor are because the it isn’t actually something he usually wears. It’s his as in he owns it, but he doesn’t wear it. Who’d want to cover up those pretty optics, anyway?

This is Radian by the way, and he’s probably one of my favorite characters. I’ll toss a fully body reference of him up sometime, but this is one of the first times I’ve drawn him successfully as his robot self and I’m quite pleased with myself.

Cross posting from Tumblr because I'm sure there's gotta be someone over here who would be vaguely interested in seeing it c: 

Speaking of Tumblr, if anyone is curious or would like to skim through the random crap I post and reblog, type in feeling-positively-pessimistic.tumblr.com up there at the top of your browser and you should find me~! I'm not sure if I'll be more inclined to post things there or here, but I guess we'll find out! 

Radian, Art (c) SyncTheMutantJackal 
You all know the rules of copyright and being a decent human being or whatever it is that you are, but I'll say it anyway: don't steal my baby.

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Underworld AU: 'Insubstantial' by SyncTheMutantJackal
Underworld AU: 'Insubstantial'
File Title: Transformers, Switchblade, Radian, 'Insubstantial' 
Time: Unknown
World: Alternate Universe, 'Underworld/Demons', Miscellaneous
Featured Characters: Switchblade ('pink/purple'; curved horns), Radian ('blue/blue-green'; straight horns)

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Clearly, these two are not their original selves as I am in the process of figuring out accurate designs before I attempt uploading them. Radian is almost finished, but the silver highlight/pinstripes I had planned need to be reworked so they don't look out of place with the rest of him. I may lighten up the dark (which was intended to be black but, seeing as I never use actual black when drawing him, it's really more of a dark gray), and if I do that it should make the silver look less glaring than it does now. In any case, I'm not ready to upload the reference just yet seeing as it needs tweaking. The colors slapped on here are basically place holders for their actual designs. (Said because I have a sixth sense that detects how appalled both of these characters are at the possibility of having someone think these are their actual designs.)

As far as Switchblade is concerned, the only portion of a 'reference' he has is either as a wolf and therefore relatively unhelpful or in his beast mode which will be altered at some point in the near future anyhow. Important note, however, is that said beast mode is feline-based-- which makes the fact that he's normally drawn as a wolf for the sake of laziness to be rather ridiculous. Regardless, he is a shameless dork and doesn't seem to mind all that much that I technically draw him incorrectly. He's chill like that which is part of why he's one of my favorites. 

While I'm on the subject of characters (and, I beg of you, don't get me started because I can and will go on a tangent about things you probably never cared to know), why not give anyone who cares to read a brief rundown of personalities and why I like these two as much as I do?

Switchblade, as I mentioned, is relatively easy to deal with. Even on those rare occasions where I toss around the idea of him going over the brink mentally, I can honestly never fault him for it. If he committed mass homicide and crushed a box full of puppies as his robot self, I don't think I could ever really blame him for it. He just has that sort of personality that lets me relate to what he's feeling and he's one of the characters who has gone that extra mile to bring me to tears over something they've said or done. Ridiculous, I suppose, to get so attached to a figment of my imagination, but it's never been something I can help. I can relate to these characters in a wonderful and terrible way at times; so, it does make some sort of sense that when something truly tragic happens to them, I find myself nodding along with their coping methods and leaving them to their own devices, really. If a loved one dies and they feel like taking it out on everyone around them, more power to them. Switchblade is guilty of doing that, and I never make any effort to change the course of the headcanon when he does. 

Miseries of life thrown to the back burner for the moment, Switchblade doesn't usually do something that drastic. He's relatively stable (if guilty of falling completely and unquestionably in love despite the situation he's in making that a very bad idea) and quite a lot of fun as far as characters go. It's hard to explain just how much and why I like him, I guess. 

Onward to Radian, yes? 

There's not much I can really say about him mostly because he doesn't want me to. But, I will say that the card he's been dealt isn't necessarily a pleasant one, and Switchblade is probably one of the few reasons he has for being emotionally 'normal' - or, at least, close to it. He's had to learn to live with what is essentially past emotional and physical abuse at the hands of his own parents and others. Radian has less self-respect than he'd like everyone to think he does, and the lines "'Cause I feel like I'm the worst / so I always act like I'm the best" from the song "Oh No!" by Marina and The Diamonds are probably some of the most fitting I've found to describe him. Most people probably wouldn't immediately notice that Radian has any underlying issues because it can be said that he is an excellent actor. That, what pride he does have, and the fear of impending punishment for acting out of the norm is what has him keeping his problems under wraps so to speak. 

If, at this point, you've read between this mass of lines to notice the hints of 'yes, this is a working relationship; these two are together', good for you! I'm quite proud of you for having caught on! If you hadn't and that makes you dislike these characters or bothers you in some way, I'm afraid I'll have to request that you leave. I don't plan the relationships my characters develop with each other-- it just happens. That said, I won't split up any that are established or in the works because I am a firm believer in the fact that my characters would band together and begin throwing boulders at me if I tried it. They are in control of their own interactions. I am essentially a helpless bystander who lets them use my fingers to let their wild schemes be known to the world. Which is why Switchblade is discussed for longer in the course of this description than Radian is; what Radian doesn't want you to know, you won't find out and you might as well not bother even trying. Switchblade is virtually an open book who will lie his ass off if you ask a question he doesn't want to answer. Don't get that confused, though. He will answer; it just might not be entirely the truth. 

And, because I have failed to mention it sooner: 

These characters did originate from the Transformers universe, and were/are Decepticons. That last word is vitally important, I believe, for understanding who they are and where they are coming from. However, I do not know if they or I still consider them to be 'fan characters'. We've all done quite a bit of branching off since I created them over a year ago, and the multitude of alternate universes they have is staggering. Truly, it is. So, fan characters still? I have no idea. But, they do play in the metaphorical sand box that is the Transformers world.

With that, I take my leave. Enjoy the pointless sketch and my ramblings, dearies! (Followed by the obligatory: live long and die in a fiery inferno if you even think about stealing my characters. That demands to be said despite the fact that the above image has very little in the way of what can be stolen design wise.)

Art; Characters: Radian, Switchblade (c) SyncTheMutantJackal
Transformers (c) Hasbro At least, I think so. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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homochromia Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
i miss u sync
keep on keeping on precious <3
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Bellidonax Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sync i vant to suck your kittens...i mean blood..yes..blood, that's it
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JSyle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I saw you filled out an application for a roleplaying group, and I would like to inform you about a new roleplaying group about a pack of wolves:
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Tree-Branch Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sta.sh/01001be2crtr

-drops this here and roll away-
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DigiSploosh Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Syyyyyyyyyyyyyyyync //whines at// come on TDE chat
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