Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Bionic Holidays

Only a couple days late, I told you I'd be making some pictures for the season. Just above, Tahu is riding over frosted desert sand, commanding chained Rahkshi with a glowing whip, to make them run faster.

To add interest I put the black frame with the catch phrase, "Who needs Reindeer? When you have Rahkshi."
But since I can't make decisions, I also added the unframed piece below.

A quick heads up, I also had another, more over head picture of Tahu and the three Rahkshi, but I didn't turn that one into an art piece since I was tired, and it was getting really late; so I may make another picture some time in the future with that photo.

 Surprise Present

Little Harmose was so excited to open his new present, what could it be? When he tore off the paper, a Bohrok sprung from the top, chattering and looking at him with glowing eyes. Harmose lets out a shriek........ but no worries, this is no true Bohrok, but clearly a mischievous Matoran prank; it's actually a remote control 
 toy. :P
Just because, I wanted to show you how you can change the whole feel of something just by leaving out the comical exclamation marks. In this picture the Bohrok toy and Harmose appear to be best friends. It's all in the eyes, that's what makes the picture come to life.

All of these pictures were made digitally in paint.net and open canvas programs. The first thing I had to do was set up my new photo studio (A cardboard box with freezer paper windows) and then take lots of pictures of the characters. Then I went in and added backgrounds, lighting, shading, and extra glow spots here and there. Very simple, fun, and satisfying.

Well, hope you enjoyed yourselves this holiday season, feel free to drop by anytime.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

2009 Bionicle Christmas card

 Improved version

Sorry I haven't been blogging, but I've been caught up in other projects.  For starters, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Now then, since I haven't made any Christmas themed Bionicle pictures for this year yet, I figured I'd share this silly card that I made a friend of mine two years back, when we used to meet each other.

Be aware, I'm trying to do some Christmas themed pictures for the season, they're just running really late; so if you're patient and don't mind late holiday pictures, I'll be sure to post them on here when I'm finished.

In case you're wondering, the character propping a very strange Ignika on his shoulders, is named Ashton, or at least that's what I named him at the time. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to draw Bionicle setting up for Christmas. I know it's not the greatest piece of art I've made, but hey, I was younger and needed to finish it quickly.

(Below) original image before improvement. The color needed some adjustment in my opinion. Adjusted version is at the top.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bionicle Thanks Giving

I had a kick out of making this picture. Ok, it's a few days late, no big deal.  Anyhow, I set up this little scene on Thanks Giving day when all was calm, and did a photo shoot within cardboard box walls. Yes, it's much funnier now that I took there dining up a notch to a better room, achieved digitally. When all was set, I added the shading and their eyes.

Time to chow down on the turkey, Mata Nui starts by cutting off the leg. And Gresh is very eager to get his hands on some of that meat, his eyes gazing at the delicious feast before him. Not sure what happened after that, but I guarantee these guys ate well.  
 Hoping you all had a Happy Thanks Giving, see you around :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bionicle Halloween

 If Bionicle were to celebrate Halloween I guess it would look like this.  Granted Agori aren't kids, but compared to Glatorian or Toa they're about the same size as kids; and that's what I'm using them as in this picture.

Granted Takanuva and Gali aren't Agori, but the sets I used are about  the same size, so it works. After all, the characters represent kid robots at the moment, so......yeah.

It took me some time to dress all the figures and set up the props, but the final pictures were well worth it in my opinion.
 Here's a close up of our first little visitors, the blue one wearing a scrunchy, and the other wearing fabric scraps to form a jungle costume. I even gave the one a bag for candy.

 Here are the second batch of kids, going from right to left we have a strangely dressed water warrior, twin cupids brother and sister, and a very frilly dressed  Scrall.
 Here's a closer look at these cute little kids. I especially enjoy the way the eyes turned out on them. Wasn't hard, just a touch up I did in Open Canvas.
Here's the final close up of our strange little water warrior (originally a Berix set.)  You can see I gave him a little bag too.

This idea came from something I used to do when I was younger. When Halloween came around I dressed my Kelly dolls in costumes and lined them up on the porch of my dollhouse, which I decorated with miniature gourds and fake leaves. Thinking back on that memory inspired me to do something similar with Bionicle, only to make more room I set up a stage, rather than try using the dollhouse which has too small a porch for the figures.

 With some fabric scraps, a handful of Bionicle figures, some cardboard box props, and a few dollhouse/ Barbie accessories, I got charming results for this years Bionicle photo album.

Also, if you're interested, you can find these photos on my flickr, see here http://www.flickr.com/photos/76669336@N04/sets/72157629609715678/

Well, enjoy viewing and be sure to drop by now and then. I plan to keep on blogging so don't be shy.

See you around, and have a good holiday season. :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bionicle Jack-O Laterns

 Matoran mask, based off Onua Mata's mask. It's sorta wonky, but I guess it adds character.
I guess when the pumpkin isn't lit, it's like a Matoran from Karzahni's realm.

This one was really simple to make, and I think I still have the paper design sitting around somewhere. Maybe if I find it I'll add it to the post.
 I haven't done any Jack-O Lanterns in awhile. And this year I won't be doing one, but at least I have some pictures of the one from 2010 (above) and 2009 (Ignika mask below).

 I did this one at a friends house and drew the design on with pen, it was my very first Bionicle themed pumpkin I ever tried, and I still think it's funny.
  Of course what would a robot be without his lights.

Because I'm a goof ball, I held up the pumpkin mask in front of my face. So, how does it look with my princess costume? :P

The original design I had in mind before Ignika was to do a Vorox or Scrall, but due to limited time,
and those designs being complicated, I went with Ignika, an easier choice.

Hope you enjoy these Bionicle pumpkins, see you real soon.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Flight to Bioscraper

 Also a 2008 Bionicle picture, but this time a full composition. The large building has no significance to the actual story line, but I made it because I was dreaming about the building structures of the world, and liked the idea.

For some reason I drew Lewa flying from the jungle, and across the water to get to this mystery building of nothingness. I guess you can just use your imagination, maybe it's an abandoned Matoran ruin of some kind, or maybe it used to be and now houses other creatures, possibly turned into a villains' hide out.....hmmmmm.

One other detail is that the building has a stone base, and is built directly on the water.

Since it's hard to see Lewa in the above picture, I did a close up. Small drawings, way faster and easier than large ones.

Someday I might do a colored version of this, give it some life and all; maybe give it a comic book touch. And if I do, I'll be sure to post it on here. ^_^

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ignika Riding Hoverboard Drawing

This one was a little trickier than the others, the perspective was challenging and I had twice as much to draw.  I think this may have been around 2008 nearing 2009. Ignika was an interesting character, though I only liked him temporarily.

His mask is a little harder to draw, but now days I'm learning some tricks that can help me make it perfect; same goes for all the Bionicle characters.

Anyway, this moment of head on flight could be what a poor camera man sees before he gets run over. Wouldn't it be fun if they had hover craft racing  in some sort of arena, that's always been an idea of mine; maybe someday I'll do a drawing of it.

Hope you enjoy viewing. :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Toa Mahri Matoro Pencil drawing

Nov. 10,  2008

After the first two Bionicle drawings, I went and tried doing one on black paper. Originally I think my intention was to color it, but then I took a liking to the metallic look of pencil on black paper, so I kept it that way.

A little pointer and common problem I have, is to draw figures with no feet since I calculate height of character larger than height of page. But regardless of the incompleteness, it's still pretty interesting to me.

As I mentioned before, Matoro is one of my favorite characters next to Lewa; though, if I ever try drawing Matoro again I'll likely do a more interesting pose.

Enjoy viewing.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toa Mahri Jaller Pencil Drawing

Also a 2008 drawing I did around the same time as Lewa. This one took about the same time, most of them do. 

I wanted Jaller to be in a fighting position to add interest. It's that sudden moment of bracing for an attack against one of the evil Barrakii.
Though a little off in proportions here and there, he still came out pretty good.

This is what the true pencil drawing looks like, I just enhanced darkness so you could see it better above.

Enjoy viewing and hope you drop by in the future. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Toa Lewa pencil drawing

This is a drawing I did back in 2008, and am still happy with it to this day.
Sorry I haven't been posting lately, I've been really tired and slightly busy... mostly tired.  To make up for lack of posting, I finally started scanning my Bionicle sketches from years back, and plan to get blogging about them.

For today I'm posting Toa Lewa, one of my most favorite Bionicle figures in design. To get the perfect "look", I posed the figure in the desired flight position, then placed him on a doll stand so he was hovering above the desk. After zoning out for awhile I got the complete work. It was so satisfying I went on to do a few more, but those are for later viewing.

 Feel free to drop by. :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Bionicle bath brush


Yes, you heard me correctly, I did another Bionicle bath brush since I had to retire my old one. It's a little different from my last one which had flowers and vines mixed in with Matoran writing. This time I felt like doing everything more geometric in design.  Now that it's done, it's to the shower with it; never get caught without your Bionicle bath brush.

 Designing process:

 All I did to make this brush was sketch a few designs out and then decide on color scheme.

Here's when I took out my sharpies and a scrap paper for brain storming color combination. A few things didn't add up, so I went around the paper and did color in sections to figure out what sequence I wanted to pull together. Then I decided which ones looked best together and drew arrows and lines to pull together the final set up.

Last step was to use a circle stencil and draw the designs on my brush handle. Then I went in with my sharpies, and there you have it, my own personal Bionicle themed bath brush. :P

Monday, September 26, 2011

Illustration Friday inspired "Boundaries"

A couple of Friday's ago the word for IF was boundaries, but during that time I was completely flat of ideas. And wouldn't you know it, the Friday after that my sister gives me this brilliant idea. I said boundaries just didn't click, and she said it's because I don't have any. Then she mentioned this great idea to put a big NO in front of the word . So, this mischievous picture was born.

A little more history on the picture:
  The Bionicle figure in this picture is named Erozion, a turdish, young punk of a kid belonging to Lewa. Explaining the story line would take too long, so I'm going to get right to the point. Lets just say Erozion's personality is an exaggerated form of my inner rebel, that's why he fits the part so well in this picture.

When my sister mentioned the idea for this "NO boundaries" picture, the very first thing that popped in my head was Ero. And in my most recent story line, Erozion has been spray painting walls, perfect timing for this brilliant idea. 

The Making of:
 This picture is entirely digital, the only thing I had to do away from my computer was take a picture of the character. From there it was cutting, pasting, and shading ,with a few hand touches like the lettering on the wall.

In the above picture, each letter of the word is different, and represent some of the boundaries Erozion deals with; such as spiky vines, sword battles, plasma fields; and his worst fear, getting whipped.

I made two versions of this picture, one with decorated letters and the other with more graphiti styled letters (See below). But since I'm very bad at decisions, I can't decide which one I like more, so I put them both on here.

      Which one do you like more?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Origin of Pearllight

 For those of you who have visited my main art blog (Pearllight Studio) you might be wondering how I came up with such a strange name. So now I'm going to tell you. (P.S. I guess I'm talking about my main blog sooner than expected.)

Now first off you might be wondering, (What does the name Pearllight have anything to do with Bionicle and robot related subjects?)   Well, five years ago when I became a late fan of Bionicle, my imagination was stirred up and running wild after reading one of the comic books. From that point I started day dreaming of their world and wondering what a Toa would be like if he or she were real. Then I went on day dreaming of how I would get to their world, leading to this crazy idea of me somehow having a robotic suit, and ending up on their world after using what I call the "Gateway of Dreams"  (Also known as an imaginary portal.) 

From this day dream came my code name, Pearllight. I figured I needed a code name I could use to represent my character in this imaginary world. So I took the meaning behind my first name, which means pearl, and added in the word light because I fell through the sky like a flaming comet, glowing a radiant purple-blue. Other reasons for these favored colors is because I imagined that's what the crater was colored when I landed on the beach. A crater of glass I might add.

Going on; when I finally got my first Bionicle sets, Matoro being one of them, I was hooked and absolutely adored the wide range of movements the toys had to offer.  Matoro ended up being one of my favorite characters, I think it has something to do with the innocent look of his mask, and also the fact that I love rounded eye shapes. Anyway, I ended up liking the look of Matoro so much that I decided to adjust the character to represent me as Pearllight.

Now then ,over time I met a few friends on the way who were also Bionicle fans, and we started acting out stories with the characters. I started using Matoro as Pearllight at some point and it stayed that way ever since. Then one day when I was at my one friend's house, he let me borrow some pieces to decorate my character; which is when I discovered that the combination of gold and blue brought my character to life. 
        But before I added in the fancy armor, I've always dressed Pearllight in some form of fabric. Later on I found that tulle is one of my most favorite things for dressing my character in.  My friend though seemed to find the new fluffy outfit a bit out there, but I liked it and that's how it stayed. I even added a few extra things on the way, like a flower earring weight and a necklace that has purple beads and a seahorse on it, also an earring.

The above image is my Pearllight character as of today. She still has a very strong resemblance to Matoro, but isn't completely the same. Besides, Matoro wouldn't wear a dress.......I don't think.

Also, since I like to change the look now and then I imagine that my suit can change color and style, depending on my mood. Someday I might try to make an accurate default-concept drawing of what Pearllight would look like on a regular basis, since truthfully I'd like my character to be able to stand on her own rather than look like Matoro, since that character is copyrighted by LEGO.  The only tricky part is figuring out the default design and possibly making my own toy. But that's still way in the future, for now I'm happy with the way Pearllight is.

So there you have it, the simple history of Pearllight and how she came to be.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


     Hello everyone, welcome to my second official blog I've ever made. I still consider myself an early blogger, but love doing what I do; and so, I'm  happy to say my Bionicle and robot related blog is officially open.

As I mentioned before, this blog is where I will be posting anything having to do with Bionicle or robot related subjects in general. That would include main Bionicle ideas and the majorly twisted ideas of my own, which have been inspired by Bionicle and other robot themes. 
Why Bionicfusion? 
If you're wondering why I gave this blog that name, it's because I mix Bionicle with the girlish ideas that go through my head; resulting in a fused, twisted Bionicle world of my own, aside from the main story line.

So prepare yourself to view art, photos, maybe even videos; some mainstream and others from the deepest darkest recesses of my demented mind....Mwahahaha. :P Don't worry, it's not that scary.

But I do warn you, I may not get to post too often since I'm now managing two blogs, the other being Pearllight Studio(my main art site) which I'll mention about at a later time.

Anyway, I hope you drop by, maybe leave a nice comment. I look forward to blogging and sharing with you, so have fun. :)