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. :)