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.