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The Beach

Featured MNOLG Mata Nui

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#1 Offline ToM Dracone

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Posted Mar 20 2014 - 05:24 PM


Wow so I haven't posted anything on BZP in forever! I've been drawing a lot in the last few months now that I have regular free time in my life again and, of course, eventually lots of it ended up being Bionicle. Micah convinced me that I should maybe perhaps post some of it here so here goes!


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As is generally abundantly clear, 2001 remains my favorite year and I still can't stop drawing Mata Nui/the Tohunga/the Toa/literally anything from then. One day last week I was inspired to draw the beach of Ta-Koro (the scene of, really, one of the defining moments of my childhood) so here it is!

Probably I will post more things soon I guess?

Edited by Black Six, Jun 10 2014 - 04:12 PM.

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#2 Offline A Forgotten Soul

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Posted Mar 20 2014 - 05:29 PM

That's a beautiful painting of the beach in Ta/Ga Wahi. It gives off a serene feelling when you look at it. The contrast between the warm and cool purple are nice. I would like to see more from you.
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#3 Offline Black Six

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Posted Mar 20 2014 - 05:39 PM

That is so wonderful! Having been playing the MNOLG recently, you captured the scene so well and gave it a ton of emotion.
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Posted Mar 20 2014 - 06:31 PM

Well, well, if it isn't ToM who's returned. And what a way to return. This picture is simply beautiful, it's wonderful. It would be great even if it wasn't a motif from MNOG, but that fact alone makes it even more awesome. I consider MNOG to be a great piece of art more than a great game and this picture captures its essence greatly. Any chance you could upload it with a higher resolution?

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Edited by Gatanui, Mar 20 2014 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted Mar 20 2014 - 10:35 PM





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hey it's Studio Comic

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Posted Mar 21 2014 - 02:45 AM

Nice to see new art from you. Well done; love it. Hope you've been well.

Edited by roflmnstr, Mar 21 2014 - 02:45 AM.

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Posted Mar 21 2014 - 06:46 AM

That is absolutely beautiful. I think I might use it as a background wallpaper as well - it captures an essence of Bionicle that might be quite helpful for me in making my comics which take place during the events of MNOLG, and seeing as that's the Ta-Wahi beach with telescope and all, it should prove to be inspiring.


Fantastic work!

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Posted Mar 21 2014 - 08:23 AM

This reminds me of Vakama's conversation with Takua, immediately after he's been expelled from the Bohrok hive and thrown onto the beach.


It's such a sad nostalgia; even back when I first finished the game, it was sad, knowing that MNOLG was over, and that I'd finished my time in that wondrous realm, so beautifully and consistently designed. Now it's far worse; BIONICLE has come a long way in terms of builds and MOC potential, but I'll always miss how beautiful and mystical 2000-2003 were, and this drawing of yours helps capture a piece of that feeling so well.

Edited by The Kumquat Alchemist, Mar 21 2014 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted Mar 21 2014 - 10:41 AM

This is superb! This really gives the feel that MNOLG had and made it just a tad more realistic! Fantastic job!

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Posted Mar 21 2014 - 04:07 PM

That's so cool! I know it's a really small detail, but I liked how you highlighted the crystal in the telescope. And the colors are neat too!

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Posted Mar 21 2014 - 04:10 PM

When I first saw this I thought that it would fit right in, in some fancy art gallery.  I love your use of color here; this is an absolutely amazing painting.

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Posted Mar 21 2014 - 09:49 PM

Holy canoli, it's 2001 all over again.


Love it man, real cool to see your art here again. I expect we'll be seeing more?

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Posted Mar 22 2014 - 03:43 PM

And just like that, nostalgia overload. Love the scene, it looks just like a painted version of MNOG's ending scene; the kind of image that appears at the end of an anime episode or something while the narrator reads the concluding lines. Perfect. :)
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Posted Mar 25 2014 - 10:49 AM

Gosh this is pretty. 2001 was always my favorite too. Keep up the good work, cause I want to see more!

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Posted Mar 29 2014 - 06:40 PM

Aaahhh this so cool ^^ I really love it, especially the colors on this and the way you create space with the subtle shading of rockface as it goes back along the shoreline. There's a lot of really big chunks of space and then there's just these tiny itty bitty details like the telescope and tiny trees in the back and the birds, and then you notice the canister, and then finally the little footprints. It really captures the atmosphere of Mata Nui and the scale of that beach, and it also hints at the little narrative there of the Toa arriving. Absolutely lovely, I would really love to see more of this kind of thing :)

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Posted Apr 11 2014 - 08:06 PM

Wow, amazing colors and feel to it. You really brought a part of MNOLG to life :)

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