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About Deviant Artist Premium Member Michael VilardiUnited States Group :iconthetravellergroup: TheTravellerGroup
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Jats uts  Yatzin by Klaustrofovia

Hi, Claudia! *smile* I enjoy the emotion expressed in this piece. You really succeeded in showing a meaningful interaction between the ...

Minotaur vs ghouls by Pachycrocuta

First...Minotaurs are cool! that outta my system. I like this Jonathan. You have successfully combined pen-line and brushwor...

Patience can pay off....and you have all been very patient. Over the past five weeks or so I have diligently collected a series of pics from those who worked so hard on this Transformer Project. As promised...I am posting them here for everyone to see. The results are quite satisfying from an artistic standpoint, and also quite spectacular!

I want to take a moment to make it clear that I worked on these beauties as part of a TEAM. For all intents and purposes, I was a glorified parts-maker. The task of creating this Optimus and Bumblebee was taken on by Symmetry Products Group International, under the direction of Julie Lancia. On Kiev and his sculpting team are true masters of what they do. THEY are the artists who are responsible for the overall look and presentation of the finished sculpt. There are far too many contributors to name (close to twenty-five sculptors, fabricators, painters, and finish-people), but Julian Osorio deserves special note for the incredible work he did on the heads and hands, as well as his contribution to the fabulous paint job!

So...without further ado...ENJOY!


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Michael Vilardi
United States
Favourite genre of music: Many and Varied
Favourite style of art: Creating..that's it
Skin of choice: Smooth and Supple
Favourite cartoon character: Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent
Personal Quote: "My stomach is my sundial"



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Wirrer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there :)
Just popping in to ask how you are doing.
I've been kinda lazy deviantart-wise recently so I haven't been around for a while.
caesar120 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Kasia! Good to see you again. *smile* Things have been going okay with me. I'm in good health, eat well, roof over my head, a job to pay the bills, family and friends. So what do I truly have to complain about? Now would be a good time to shake off your "lazy" ways and get back to creating here on DA. I've dropped by your page several times, and noticed that your Wookiee/Ewok piece has gotten very little attention in terms of comments. Very surprising considering the subject matter AND the quality of your work. *scratching head* Ah well. I hope you are doing well, my friend!
NineTailsChaosFox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I liked the look of the statue and you clearly put a lot of work into it.
caesar120 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Well, Ms. ChaosFox...(if that is indeed your real name)...I'm glad that you approve of Optimus. *smile* "A lot of work" is an understatement, Foxy. It has grueling at times. Fortunately I wasn't alone in my misery. There were eight of us in the sculpture department. Hundreds of PARTS!
Metagrossfreak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, was the Optimus Prime construction a one time thing, or do you plan on forming other scale Cybertronians? I think I speak for a majority of us when I say that there should be a Decepticon to pair with Optimus. Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Shockwave, etc :) take your pick :)
caesar120 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Sorry to disappoint, Ry...but my guess is that the Transformer project was a one-time thing. At least for me. A gig like that doesn't come around very often. It was a series of unique bits of chance that lead to me being added to the creative team. I immediately recognized it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I'm grateful I got the chance to do it. I'm fortunate enough to live in Rhode Island, home of Hasbro. The company Hasbro retained to get the project also in Rhode Island: Symmetry Products Group. I had done a lot of pervious work for Symmetry, as a painter...sculptor, and designer. Sssso...when the project production fell behind schedule...they called in some extra troops. I was one of them.

I'm sure that there will be more full-size Transformers in the future. As long as there are movies that need promoting. As much as I would welcome a new opportunity, is unlikely that I will get the chance to be personally involved.
Metagrossfreak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( bummer
kuteArtStore Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
espectacular tu trabajo de optimus, saludos desde Perú
caesar120 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Well, Spanish isn't very good...but this sounds like you're saying something nice!
kuteArtStore Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
mean that your work is spectacular. amazing. was in awe by your level of work.
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