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TFA:  Sari 2.0 by mystryl-shada TFA:  Sari 2.0 by mystryl-shada
So if you can't tell, this is a bit of a season three spoiler. And so is the commentary.

OK, Transformers Animated's Season Three "Transwarped" is now my second favorite cartoon episode of all time (topped only by the sheer awesomeness that was the Avatar series finale). And Sari has now surpassed all the other characters to be my favorite in the series. Seriously, my Autobot version of her doesn't even match up anymore, lol. Leave it to the awesome creators to top anything fanmade. XD Great, I'm gonna have to find someway of squeezing yet ANOTHER character into that mass of figures that is my Favorite Characters pic...

I really need to get a job in cartoons. I keep predicting this kind of thing. After season two, I'd even been thinking "What if she used the key to 'upgrade' herself? She'd probably stick it in her chest and turn into a teenager with super-gizmo powers." While I didn't see her backstory coming (am I the only one who finds it ominous that it didn't specify WHICH kind of protoform she came from, and that her eyes pre-upgrade are a muted kind of RED??), and I didn't accurately predict the KIND of Autobot she'd become, I'm still suprised the series followed as close as it did to how I pictured it. Weird.
Also, I was just thinking that the key was getting over powered, and that poor Rachet was getting poinless, and then the series actually addresses it. Wow. I also knew that because the key was getting too familiar, something was gonna happen to it. Wasn't expecting Sari to drain the life out it; I was thinking more like it getting stolen for a longer time by the Decepticons. I like the writers' way better, lol.

K, ignore most of that; it sounds really egotistical now that I read it, lol. >_<

Anyways, the second I saw her transformation sequence (whoot! Transformers Magical Girl!), I had one of those "must do fanart" moments. So scrounging up a sketch of her teen form online and taking about 50 screenshots of her kick-butt fighting sequences, I managed to draw this and still botch her energy blade handles and hands, lol. Oh well. I also nearly forgot the wings on her back, because the one screenshot I was mainly using had an animation error where the actual animators also forgot her wings, oops.
And since the pic of her teen form was only a b&w outline, I kinda had to guess as to how her color pallete woulg go. The only other hint I had was the 15% of her that was showing under the blanket at the end of the episode, so I might either be corrected or validated by this Saturday's episode. So I might have to change a few things, but I reeeally wanted to get this done. So much, that I worked on it obsessively while waiting for feedback from my comission art. And that comission art was also TFA related, so I've had a fun art week. :D

I love how Sari's eyes aren't quite human anymore. They're Autobot blue, with kind of the Autobot pupil-light-blue for the rest of the eyes. They reverse when she's in Autobot mode. Kinda awesome, and fun to draw/color.

OK, I got lazy with the background. I kinda...borrowed it from my Wall-E pic, lol. And rearranged/flipped a few things around, and stuck a star border on the edge to help bring in the focus. But it really fits; kinda hints at her "from the stars" origins. I wanted to do something spacy anyways, and I didn't feel like redoing something that was gonna be silimar to something I'd done recently anyways, so there you go.

Anyways, so here's my fanart of who I'm calling Sari 2.0. ^_^

And Blurr CAN NOT be dead; I haven't even drawn fanart of that guy yet!! :( I refuse to accept this!! I REJECT YOUR REALITY AND SUBSITUTE MY OWN!! Oh wait, I do that regularly...

And even Rodimus Prime?!? And Hotshot? And Red Alert??WE JUST MET THEM, DANG IT!! And I really wanna see Rodimus and Angry Archer go at it Robin-Hood style, lol...Battle of the Bows, FTW.

EDIT: So many nice people, assuring me Blurr isn't dead. ^_^ Apparantly, one of the writers said as much, and Blurr didn't go gray. So if anyone else is concerned like me, be assured. He's not gone. He just won't be showing up for awhile.
Also, I likewise don't really think Rodimus and his gang are dead either; I was just being funny/dramatic. ^_~
...Geez, doesn't anyone stay DEAD in this cartoon though?!? The Decepticons have it best; they can get blasted into PIECES and still come back, lol.

Transformers and all is trademarked whatever to Hasboro and Cartoon Network. Fanartists like me just like to mooch off thier popularity, lol. Oh, and we love to draw their stuff, that too.
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thunderboltdrawer15 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
not bad. not bad at all
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Sunnychance Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
...What exactly does Sari's eye color have to do with anything, may I ask?
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm.

Well on that basis, what does ANY character detail have to do with anything? It was just an observation. I notice these things when I draw them. I really do like detail changes; it shows that the creators are thinking of these kinds of things, which is something I appreciate. Add that detail to the fact that her eyes were initially reddish, and yeah; I think that's of note. Sort of the same kind of thing that people look for when they watch the Director's Commentary on movies. Nothing really that important, but fun little details all the same.

In short, what it has to do with is the fact that its now a physical marker of her Autobot heritage. And it was fun to draw.

I'm going to assume you didn't mean anything insulting by this (I know its hard to get intonation in text). Instead, I hope this answered your question. :)
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Sunnychance Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I didn't mean anything insulting at all. It's just that I don't think Sari having red eyes before her upgrade has any importance. Especially since it's a cartoon.
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, twas a theory. That was wrong. XD But I often have a lot of theories flying around, some based on big clues and some on small, and I can usually hit the mark the majority of the time. But not all; missed it wide on that one.

Still, that really would have been interesting. But oh well, only so much you as a creator can do when your series is cut TRAGICALLY SHORT (sob). They did all right with the last season though, save for that WTF ending.
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Sunnychance Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
'WTF ending'? I thought the show ended alright...
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd have to rewatch it to remind myself of the details (been awhile since I've seen it), but there were quite a lot of plot holes and conflicting worldbuilding going on in that finale. Especially with Prowl sacrificing himself; that didn't match at all with the nature of the AllSpark or what was going on. Also, they didn't specify if ALL the shards were recalled, and if so what happened to other characters like Wreck-Gar? It just seemed like the whole ending was rushed; like the studio had been told to end the series RIGHT NOW and they had to throw together a finale.

Don't get me wrong, a lot was cool about the final episodes. But there were a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of things that didn't make sense. Now I need to rewatch it to remind myself of what those specifics were, lol. I can only remember impressions and general problems at the moment.

Hm, just remembered the specifics of one. Prowl's death was a biiiig problem; it made little sense to me (and not just because I don't want the character to die; I can accept main character death if it makes sense). It seemed like they were just looking for an excuse to add melodrama; it didn't add anything more than that to the story, and it conflicted with how the AllSpark worked. For some reason it needed the sacrifice of a main character to do something that wasn't really THAT grandoise; we've seen a lot smaller chunk of the AllSpark do way more than that finale showed WITHOUT having to kill anyone to do it.

Lol you've gone and woken up my analytical side, now you've done it. XD But again, don't get me wrong; I really liked the finale (or most of it). But I just didn't love it, and parts of it had me going "WTFreak??" to the screen.
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Sunnychance Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
*shrugs* To each his own.
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Dark-Zim00 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool XD
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ddf567g Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture- So idiotic that they never finished this series! And the thing I got mad about (i know there are some starscream fans out there) I got mad about them Killing Starscream..They knocked him off! I was like OMG NO! But awesome Pic!
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umbreon107 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
When i saw sari transform for me it was like going from mew to mewto
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wrencher888 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very accurate depiction, Wonderful work:thumbsup::D! I just finished watching all 42 episodes of the series on Youtube and I gotta' say: It feels UNFINISHED. There's SO much still left up in the air, especially about what Sari truly is.
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES IT DOES. And it was rather cancelled prematurely too. They barely got enough time to wrap up the series, and it was rather a lame wrap up also. Even more annoying, they thought they could bump off a main character and have the emotional impact be enough of a "finale". It didn't even make SENSE!
And yeah, so much still up in the air. At one point I had planned a fanfic 4th and 5th season, written like episodes, but eh, I got busy.
But yeah, the reason they cancelled the series when they did was...get this...the 2nd movie was coming out. And they didn't want to compete. Uh does Hasbro even KNOW how advertizing works? I don't see that as doing anything less than helping them sell toys, to be honest. A movie AND a cartoon, running simultaniously. That woudl really get the TF bug going. Gah.
...And now they've gone and started a whole new TV series. *facepalm*
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blitzwing94 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
(Adam Sandler) sooooo hot want to touch the hiney aroooooooo
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blitzwing94 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
on another note: Damn she has some fine legs
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blitzwing94 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
yes too bad they CANCELLED THE SERIES!!! WTF
why is it when
A: the shows popularity is at its highest
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B: there are the most question nswers such as the one you brought up is she really a decepticon protoform, well least we'll have transformers prime
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMEN!! T_T

I should get into that new series, but...it doesn't have Sari. Or a personable Optimus. Sigh...
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blitzwing94 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Yeah I fucking hate Miko at least sari was a rambunctious 8 year old she had an excuse when she caused midfield. Miko is a damn teenager. But other than that it's REALLY DAMN GOOD The best fleshed out Decepticon cast ever. Soundwave hasn't spoken yet but he still kicks ass.

Also define personable Optimus.
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williamcll Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I think you drew her 2 years older than the teen , also good blur
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4Icefire4 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Nice pic of sari! i like her more now that shes older, and i agree with you, BLUR ISNT DEAD! and I SAY PROWL WILL LIVE! ( i know he died to save his freinds and all, but i want him back, he was half the reason i watched the show! the otehr half was bumblebee)
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spykidfan936 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
do you like sari as a teen robot or her eight year old self before?
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ramjet33 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
красивый
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citgirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
yess blur ids not dead
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KarToon12 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:

You did a really great job on this! :D
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goddess-chan123 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student
u kno... i hear all the time sari looks jenny(xj9) but she reminds me of starfire
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
...oh, I should probably mention the drawing, shouldn't I? [Blush] Anyway, it's beautiful. Love the background, and poses, and looking enough like TFA style without going all the way.
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Gotta love Blurr. [Hugs him] It can't end like that... I was seriously distraught all week and couldn't bring myself to look at anything Transformers, or even think about it that hard... the death of a freaking cartoon character was that painful. I'm sure that says something about me.

Derrick Wyatt did leave an 'out,' but it seems it's like Terrorsaur and Scorponok glowing just as they were going into the lava in BW: they can choose to use such an out, or not.

I just hope if they do bring Blurr back, it'll be for even more episodes of him being as awesome as he was in the three he's had so far, as opposed to, say, end of series finale or something. I'm most worried he'll pop back in just long enough to say "not dead!" and his death will be cheapened and we still won't get any more of the things we were sad to lose so soon when Blurr died. Either let Blurr be restored to no less than his full awesomeness and get to show it as he has before, or let the most shocking and tragic moment in recent TF memory stand exactly as it is.

Enough people are clamoring for his return, though, and that is what ultimately saved G1 Optimus Prime, and you can definitely say his post-resurrection role was worthy of bringing him back. Of course, that was a long time ago...

But man. If they want Revenge of the Fallen to be the best TF ever, they should fire the movie staff, hand it over to the TFA staff, and let them do whatever they feel like. Transwarped was amazing in so many ways. Nothing I've seen so far in TF compares to it (though I'll admit I haven't seen everything.) Nothing. Yes, that does include the oh-so-holy G1, and Beast Wars, which was the best TF series ever before Transwarped came out. (And RiD, which holds a special place in my heart even if no one else seems to remember it exists.)
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, they said they'd leave him an out, but they wouldn't do anything with it this season. And as there's the strong possibility there many not BE a fourth season, I'd say Blurr is stuck there, and can only be rescued in fanfiction. Of which there is a lot, so he's kinda covered. I guess.

TFA is my favorite series in the franchise also. I loved Beast Wars, but I've never really seen any of the other series.
But the live action movie...I almost don't count that movie; I think choosing a director who works with Playboy was a VERY POOR CHOICE for a movie trilogy based off children's toys. -_- Aside from the giant robots themselves,the special effects, and the few cool soldiers, the rest kinda bit. Even that kid actor I like couldn't pull off the main character to be likable; he made him tolerable, but I still hate the little leech's guts. The girl was awesome when she wasn't acting like she'd just walked of the Playboy mansion grounds. But the writing was subpar, the action sequences were too close and scrambled to be of any discernable quality, and don't even get me started on the editing. Despite the problems though, I thought the movie was OK, if I could get a clean version, but...well, they have a LOT to improve for the next film.
And yeah, if the TFA writers would do the film...PURE AWESOME.
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avatarded45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
The crazy thing is, this is pretty much exactly what she looks like, as seen on the sneak peek on Cartoon Network online.

..........But, I hate how they took ninja-bot Prowl and made his human form a cop, and how they made poor Bulkhead a serious candidate for "Biggest Loser". :cry: Poor Bulkhead.
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I now see I guessed wrong on how her upper arms and legs were colored, but other than that...^_^;

TELL me about it. -_- I've gotten to really like the other three human designs, but I'm not sure I can ever get used to poor Bulkhead and Prowl...

I'm actually liking Rachet's canon design so much, it may slightly affect how I draw my version from how on...

And the fact that both Optimus and Bee look a lot like their voice actors just cracks me up. XD
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avatarded45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
I just thought the armor went completely up her arms, thereby hiding them/replacing them.

Let us all mourn the poor Ninjabot and the overly fat walking Destructobot

Actually, except for the lack of a scar and him not being completely bald, I personally thought Ratchet looked exactly like what you drew him as.

Really? I dont have easy access as I don't have the attention span to look it up. XD

Also, back to Sari, do you think the fact that se's now openly a half-n-half, that her "relationship" with Blackarachnia will change? And what will said Decepticon do when she learns the key's been drained? :P
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. ^_^

Well, now that you mention it, there are some similarities in our Rachets. I think the next time I draw him, I'm gonna give him the full head of hair like in his younger pic, and I'm also thinking of playing with that five o'clock shadow the series gave him (I don't know why, but I just love that detail).

I actually don't know what the actors look like, but its what everyone's been saying on DA so I just jumped on the bandwagon. XD If they really do look alike though, its an awesome detail. The only thing I know for sure is that Bee's voice actor, Bumper Robinson (I think that's his name), is of African American ethnicity. Which is one of the many reasons I made my own version of Bee black; it just FITS that way.

And you know, I've been wondering that too. That's why I was so miffed when Sari didn't appear in "Predacons Rising"; it was a perfect opportunity to show BA that being half and half doesn't necessarily have to be so freakn' bad. But then again, that would have been a step towards resolving her character, and *cue sarcasm* we can't have that! Gasp!
Actually, I'd be fine with them dragging out BA's character angst, but as there might not be a next season, I'd kinda like to see her resolved at some point.

AND WHAT IS WITH CARTOON PROGRAMS THESE DAYS?!? Why do they cancel all the ones with DECENT plot and character development, but keep braindead redundancy *coughspongebobcough* in lineup for YEARS? And it doesn't even matter how popular the storybased cartoon is; the network producers must have a shorter attention span than the fanbase that watches these things.
Sorry...got on a rant. I'd just been reading up on how there's likely to not be a fourth season (although nothing is set in stone yet, so don't quote me), and this will be the 4th cartoon favorite of mine to get cancelled in its prime, just when the series is getting good, and for no apparant reason, so...argh..
(others being Danny Phantom, Teen Titans, and Legion of Super Heroes, although LoSH has an excuse in that the writing went downhill like an avalance and the network itself folded like an orgami crane)
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avatarded45 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I told you your Ratchets were similar! I'm only able to watch them today as I don't have cable (gotta watch it on this computer *blegh*).

I'll take your word for it. :D

I know! I was just as angry as you were, and now their plots may never get resolved since they seem to have been teleported, sent back in time, or probably both seeing as how there are no leopards (spelling?) or gorillas in North America... (though that would kind of cros out any reason for them to give Wasp that "Waspinator have plans..." line. Meh, I dunno :shrug:

No, please, keep on ranting,I may be just out of the "target age group", but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't say it to me :noes::megaphone: "speak your mind sister/brother" ^^;
I'll take your word for it on the LoSH thing, I wasn't much into it anyway, but I was so angry when Teen Titans went off air right in the middle of the season, atleast DP got a semi-decent ending that wasn't supposed to be the ending... *sigh*. From what I can tell it all has to do with money, those braindead shows tend to sell more stuff than shows with a plot, mostly because the plotted shows have to be seen on a regular basis or else you lose track; with stuff like Spongebob, you miss an episode, who cares, the next one will be "funny" too, and you'll probably see it again by the end of the week.
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lady-warrior Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
they'd better give her a toy.
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would totally buy that!
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lady-warrior Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
me too. if they make it I'll definately get it.
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Detective-Barricade Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Blurr's currently hanging out with Terrorsaur.;) I really like this rendition of Sari, who's now easily one of my favorite Animated characters!

If you don't mind, may I use this picture for something? It's simply too awesome not to!
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
Thanks! Go ahead and use it! Just make sure to mention/credit where it came from in context with whatever you plan on using it for.. I don't mind people using my pics so long as they let others know where the original is.
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Starrlegend Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cried when I realized that Shockwave was carrying a little box of Blur D:
And the background fits the whole thing in my opinion ^^
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Zerna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
I was SO disappointed when Blur "died". I remember I went to my mom and started wailing about it. I really liked blur.... hey, hotshot was in the Transwarped episode? Was he one of the guys defending the space bridge?
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mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that bites...and if this series ends with season three, they might not get around to reviving Blurr...

Yup, Hotshot was there! He was the fire-thrower who the medic Red Alert had to tend to (Mr. "Can I get a Second Opinion?"). He looked pretty cool.
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Zerna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
oh yeaaaahh, I remember him now. I loved hotshot in the armada series... Man, transwarped was SO awesome... my fav part was when Sari was out of control and Bumblebee tried to help her and she accidentally stabbed him in the chest. I remember my heart jumped when that happened.... ooh. I'm already getting chills, that part was SO COOL!!... sorry, I'm really sadistic. XD
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rantman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Hotshot and Red Alert were probably rescued after Obsidian and her crew were ordered to withdraw, and as for Rodimus...well in a cannon story set during The Great War it shows Ratchet (as a rookie medic) swiping the cure to Cosmic Rust from Oil Slick (who in their right mind would carry a weapon like that without having the antidote on hand).
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Zerna Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
ahh, that does make sense. :nod:
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rantman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
D'oh I meant Strika's team.
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jubilation12pinay Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOA!!!
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Annie13 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work! Looks quite good. :)
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She looks beautiful :D
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ScaryPsychoGirl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
As much as I think technorganic Sari kicks ass, I think she's venturing into MS territory. If it hadn't been for Ratchet, she'd've crossed the line. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll make her normal-powerful.

But that's just my opinion.

I love the drawing, though. :D It's beautifully drawn and colored. I think the poses are cool, and the weapons/skate-things rock. Out loud. One thing I noticed is that one of the arms on not-in-action Sari seems askew. The eyes are pretty as well.

(XD I'm really hoping they don't pair her up with 'Bee. I like a brother/sister or best-friend relationship with them. A romance...would be very strange.)
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MBlackwood Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Filmographer
Regarding her red pre-upgrade eyes, keep in mind that almost all of the Beast Wars characters had red eyes and protoforms aplenty, regardless of faction. However, you are right in that her design ABSO-FRAGGING-LUTELY ROCKS THE SOCKS OFF EVERY FAN-MADE SARI THERE EVER WAS!!! :iconyayzplz:


Also, you do a slagging awesome job of rendering Sari in all her pseudorganic glory here. :D Insta-:+fav:!
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