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

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. :)