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#1 Offline Keyblade87

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Posted Jul 08 2014 - 01:23 AM


The idea popped into my head for this photo with Toa Matoro Mahri, so I decided to go ahead with it. Click image for larger version.

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#2 Offline Toa Varova

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Posted Jul 08 2014 - 01:55 AM

Wow, this is well-made! I really like the shadow part of the piece. Photoshop, I presume?

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Posted Jul 08 2014 - 02:17 AM

Very nice, I must say. Right in the feels.



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Posted Jul 08 2014 - 08:17 PM

Cool beans. My only suggestion would be to darken or accentuate the shadow on the ground.
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Posted Jul 09 2014 - 10:00 PM

Photoshop, I presume?

Yes, I did this with Photoshop.

My only suggestion would be to darken or accentuate the shadow on the ground.

Good suggestion; I see what you mean.
Thanks for the feedback!

Edited by Keyblade87, Jul 09 2014 - 10:01 PM.

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Posted Jul 10 2014 - 12:25 AM

Ooooh that is clever ^^ Love the pose on Matoro Mahri, was it tricky to balance him right?

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Posted Jul 10 2014 - 03:12 AM

Well done. This is very striking and somehow not whiny.


I guess you used a real shadow, since it's very realisic.


It's interesting how you created some kind of "white room" as a setting, which cuts Matoro out of the bionicle universe, isolating him. It's a nice twist to the usual blue and bubbles.


Good work on the posing, too. You can see Matoro's eye and it doesn't look like his eyes are crossed. You somehow managed toturn his odd mahr look into an emotioal feature. Leaving the Cordak Baster out works great esthetically, but also makes sense storywise.


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Posted Jul 25 2014 - 08:42 PM

This is quite an interesting idea. I don't think I've seen something like this before.


Based on the way the Matoran shadow appears on the wall, I'm assuming the light source is from directly in front of the figure. It's a little hard to tell from this angle, but I think the light falls on the Toa figure in approximately the same direction, so that shows some accurate consistency was made between the two parts of this photo.

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Posted Jul 27 2014 - 02:17 AM

This is brilliant!! 

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Posted Jul 27 2014 - 06:17 AM

Awesome - how did you make this?

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Posted Jul 28 2014 - 11:18 PM

Awesome - how did you make this?

To make this, I took 3 photos. One with the Toa, one with the Mctoran, and one with a blank wall. I then combined and adjusted them in Photoshop. I used the image of the blank wall to cover up the toa-shadow, then placed the mctoran-shadow on top of that. I did need to get a different light for the Mctoran to ensure the shadow was detailed enough.

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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 03:19 PM

This may be the only instance of a wanted red-eye in photography. : P Seriously, I really enjoy this; you've made something really expressive.

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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 06:28 PM

This is a really nice photograph. Strong concept, and executed well. 

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Posted Aug 09 2014 - 11:35 AM

The atmosphere is overwhelming. An excellent choice of colours, composition and well-edited. Matoro's pose is spot-on, too. Really, this is great.

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Posted Aug 09 2014 - 12:50 PM

Wow, this is quite the striking image. I really like how the overall tone of the background make it look like it's in some sort of ice cave or something.


If I had a suggestion I would darken the shadow that Toa Mahri Matoro is casting.

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Posted Aug 19 2014 - 07:36 AM

This is a genius idea and was well executed. The photo gives off a very emotional feeling, like what we got when we heard that he... (you know the rest.) :akaku:

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Posted Aug 19 2014 - 08:30 AM

Brought a nostalgic tear to my eye. Well done.


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Posted Aug 19 2014 - 08:38 AM

Masterful photography and editing.


Reminds me of '07 BZP when everyone had the Matoro sigs.

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Posted Aug 19 2014 - 08:50 AM


This is very much deserving of the homepage shoutout that it got.


I guess it's just the light, but Matoro's mask looks somewhat blue to me, I guess. Not really a problem, though.

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Posted Aug 19 2014 - 02:25 PM

Nice job. I actually kind of dropped out of Bionicle for a while and missed the Inika entirely, but when I red the comic where Matoro died I immediately got back into the game, and he quickly became my favorite character. It's a great picture, and kudos on getting into the news feed.

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Posted Aug 19 2014 - 06:31 PM

I love the fact that the shadow of "me" is the first-gen mata matoran. Great job!
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Posted Aug 19 2014 - 06:35 PM

R.I.P Matoro. (sniff)


Nice work.

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Posted Aug 19 2014 - 06:46 PM

I love the fact that the shadow of "me" is the first-gen mata matoran. Great job!

Edit: darn. It double posted

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Posted Aug 20 2014 - 02:43 AM

Favourited it! A bold piece, very evocative!

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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 10:58 PM

Its so wonderfully simple I love it. Definately make like a wallpaper out of this or something for everyone

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Posted Aug 27 2014 - 04:16 PM

I like it, it reminds me of the scene from a my little pony episode.



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Posted Aug 30 2014 - 02:33 AM

The emotion shown from the pose is great, and makes up for the difficulty of static facial features. Brilliant work.

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Posted Aug 30 2014 - 05:03 PM

This is phenomenal, however I would feel more attached to this if it was the Matoran with the Toa shadow. That makes it look like the Matoran is 'destined for greatness'. The way it is now, it seems like its comparing Matoro to being a villager.

Besides that, this is very good!  

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