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Beast Wars OC Skyshadow by Zephra85 Beast Wars OC Skyshadow by Zephra85
Thirteen years.

This character has been in my head thirteen years, and only NOW do I have a design for her that I don't loathe with the fire of a thousand suns. And oh FUCK does she look amazing now that she has a real freaking design! :heart::heart::heart:

Okay, this is one of my earliest Beast Wars OC's Skyshadow. Her beast mode, name, and parts of her robot mode are taken from the Sky Shadow toy that I fell head over heels in love with the moment I saw it. I've worked very hard rehashing her character to omit the horrific Mary-Sue qualities she initially had when I first made her, and now she's a femme I can really be proud of. Bitter and bratty, but with so much love to give once she finally lets herself open up.

*EDITS* Working on making this better. Inked and coloured in Photoshop, rather than just throwing some airbrushing on the sketch. Hoping to get this shaded soon too, and then really go all-out on her dragonfly wings. Might change the optics, haven't decided if I like them now or not.

*EDITS2*Aaaaand done! Didn't turn out too bad! Still not sure if I like the optics though, but everything else I tried looked weird. Oh well, still lookin' pretty damn nice. ^w^

Beast Wars/Toy Sky Shadow (c) to Hasbro.
Dragonfly brush (c) to ~redheadstock
Art/redesigned Skyshadow (c) to me.
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RockmanGurl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student General Artist
She's adorable! I know what you feel like. I have an OC too that was such as Sue it broke the meter (that and she made my favorite character fall smitten for her too in such short time, ugh)! I'm still working on her, but good luck with yours!
Zephra85 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank-you very much! :D Yeah it's a process getting over all those habits. XD; 
Daniela0114 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Zephra85 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :meow:
Daniela0114 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are welcome!^^
KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Very cute design, what made you decide to remake Sky Shadow as a female maximal?
Zephra85 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It simply started as me falling head over heels in love with his beast mode the moment I saw it. So of course my thirteen year old self Mary-Sue-ed the crap out of the character. ^^; Recent times inspired me to trash about 85% of my old plans for the character and re-work her into a charrie much less gag-worthy. (I'm actually working on an AU universe where I'm able to work in even more aspects of the original Sky Shadow's personality into my Skyshadow. Hoping to actually get somewhere with it, maybe upload some comics and fanfics if all goes well. :fingerscrossed: )
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