Art made for 'The Destiny of Bionicle', a retelling of all of Bionicle history (link in sig).
Unlike most of the art for this story, this isn't yet associated with a particular chapter; it will be featured in one near the very end (there's 90 total chapters posted weekly, for now, so that'll be a long time out). I want to release SOME of the later art early, like I did with Tren Krom (but some is being saved for the reveal with the corresponding chapter), so here's one. There's another I'm thinking of releasing soon too, to go along with another project I'm working on. Anyways, this is the uncolored version, so it's sort of a WIP. I plan to eventually get around to coloring it (metallic, probably a mix of silver and Artakha's gray-green), so the color version will probably be saved for the chapter reveal.
The island of Artakha has been featured in the story already, but like in the canon, its ruler is remaining mysterious and behind the scenes. When I plan to feature him is during a special chapter in Part Nine in which the protagonist, who is on Bara Magna for 2009 plot and thus unable to witness events inside the Matoran Universe, will be given an update flashback of events from just before Teridax's takeover all the way up to present (the start of the final battle). Not yet entirely sure which number that chapter will be, but somewhere around 86.
Mask design is based on the canon description, and loosely on a Legendary mask I had planned for my Paracosmos fanfics but later decided not to include. I had noticed that there were very few attempts to portray it by other fans so far. I made this back in March. Prior to that, I hadn't seen a lot of interest in what the mask might look like, but since then it's come up a few times (coincidence? ). I figure, why hold this one out so long? Besides, it's such an important mask, if on the off chance everybody hates it, there'll be time to attempt another, heh. (I had rejected a draft version of this myself... but I think I like this one.)
Edited by bonesiii, Jul 02 2014 - 04:59 AM.