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Meet the original boss of the Brotherhood.

 

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Following the pattern, this is a pre-evolution rendition of a G1 Makuta, and very likely before Teridax's betrayal. Miserix was actually a real challenge design wise, had to go through several silhouettes before settling at one that still felt buff enough, but wouldn't be TOO top-heavy. His Kanohi needed some heavy figuring out too. Obviously he is the most removed from his original cannon look (x 40ft/12m tall dragon). I tried to go for something more sage like but still make him look like he could snap a Toa in half with his bare hands. I'm not sure if the Brotherhood would actually use any kind of formal wear or anything that would differentiate their leader, but I'm sure Miserix would go for something simple. And I definitely remember somewhere that Greg stated Miserix didn't liked showy stuff? At least that was one of the reasons for shifting the winning MOC design's colour scheme from red to greenish. (???) Though that info might be off.

 

Next Makuta up, Bitil.

 

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Hah, didn't think his mask would look like that!


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Schweet, another one. This one looks great (no surprise there!) but a couple of things I want to say:

 

While this is another great drawing, I find it funny that you said that he didn't want anything too showy, yet he has tassels. Tassels. not much more fancier than that. :P

Also , while i like your mask design, without a set-like kanohi to base it off off I can't say much other than I like it, though the face's stylization makes Miserix look like he just came out of a Pixar movie. :P I always imagined him a bit more stern looking, but whatever.  Maybe he's not under pressure from work right now and is happy with his rahi creations.

Lastly, and this is just personal taste, but I hate that symbol for the Brotherhood. A Latin letter M, in Bionicle? Lego, c'mon, what where you thinking!? I would have gone for a stylized Matoran M.


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I like the design a ton! Well done! Man, I would love to do a 3D model of that mask...

Wow! Well thanks! That's really nice of you! Go ahead! Do you need any additional views? :D

 

So happy

 

Very nicely done. I'm liking this one much better than the others.

Thanks! I'm trying my best! :D And how so? Any details that pop out for you more on this Makuta?

 

Hah, didn't think his mask would look like that!

Welp, not official, but at least it's something! :D

 

Squee.

 

 

You actually did it.

 

And he looks fantastic.

Thank you! Glad you like it!

 

Schweet, another one. This one looks great (no surprise there!) but a couple of things I want to say:

 

While this is another great drawing, I find it funny that you said that he didn't want anything too showy, yet he has tassels. Tassels. not much more fancier than that. :P

Also , while i like your mask design, without a set-like kanohi to base it off off I can't say much other than I like it, though the face's stylization makes Miserix look like he just came out of a Pixar movie. :P I always imagined him a bit more stern looking, but whatever.  Maybe he's not under pressure from work right now and is happy with his rahi creations.

Lastly, and this is just personal taste, but I hate that symbol for the Brotherhood. A Latin letter M, in Bionicle? Lego, c'mon, what where you thinking!? I would have gone for a stylized Matoran M.

Not exactly tassels. They are supposed to be these little metal dangly things you would probably see on chinese headwear or hindi stuff. And hey, we're talking about a dude who makes big darn lizards for a living.

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The assumption that he isn't under much pressure here, is correct. Technically, I'm doing this series as a reference for my comic, in case would one of them show up. And the comic is starting just a few days before the Archive Massacre. So, everyone is still kind of happy-ish? At least most of them aren't that agitated yet.

 

That's a design mishap on my part. It's not supposed to look that much like an M, but the watermark covers it up quite unfortunately and it's too dark against the fabric. I was also lazy to look up the original symbol on BS01 when I drew him. I guess I'll have to rework that. XD

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These illustrations are awesome, Stroxx!  Miserix is so far my favorite. The details you've borrowed from his canon form are really thoughtful and well placed, and the color scheme you chose suits him well.  It could just be the angle playing tricks, but the tail seems oddly proportioned to me.  It seems like it should be seen coming up to meet his body rather than disappearing behind his thigh (or thinned out a bit where we see it "under" his leg).  I can see how this apparent distortion could just be a result of the angle, if the tail were to come straight down before curving away from his body.  That's me being overly critical I think.  Anyway, his face and mask look very jolly! :P It would have been neat to see him holding a pre-ev version of his staff -- might've helped the sage look you were going for.

 

I for one would love to see Teridax, not sure if anyone's requested him yet.  Not to mention post-ev renditions of these Makuta...I'd love to see any of the G1 characters rendered in your artistic style, really.  Keep up the great work!

 

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These illustrations are awesome, Stroxx!  Miserix is so far my favorite. The details you've borrowed from his canon form are really thoughtful and well placed, and the color scheme you chose suits him well.  It could just be the angle playing tricks, but the tail seems oddly proportioned to me.  It seems like it should be seen coming up to meet his body rather than disappearing behind his thigh (or thinned out a bit where we see it "under" his leg).  I can see how this apparent distortion could just be a result of the angle, if the tail were to come straight down before curving away from his body.  That's me being overly critical I think.  Anyway, his face and mask look very jolly! :P It would have been neat to see him holding a pre-ev version of his staff -- might've helped the sage look you were going for.

 

I for one would love to see Teridax, not sure if anyone's requested him yet.  Not to mention post-ev renditions of these Makuta...I'd love to see any of the G1 characters rendered in your artistic style, really.  Keep up the great work!

 

J•B

I wouldn't be surprised if Teridax came last. 'Save the best for last' kind of thing. Though in my book that would have meant Teridax to probably come second-to-last, coming before Krika (whom was the first in this series :P  ).

 

...Are there any independent stories about Krika?

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These illustrations are awesome, Stroxx!  Miserix is so far my favorite. The details you've borrowed from his canon form are really thoughtful and well placed, and the color scheme you chose suits him well.  It could just be the angle playing tricks, but the tail seems oddly proportioned to me.  It seems like it should be seen coming up to meet his body rather than disappearing behind his thigh (or thinned out a bit where we see it "under" his leg).  I can see how this apparent distortion could just be a result of the angle, if the tail were to come straight down before curving away from his body.  That's me being overly critical I think.  Anyway, his face and mask look very jolly! :P It would have been neat to see him holding a pre-ev version of his staff -- might've helped the sage look you were going for.

 

I for one would love to see Teridax, not sure if anyone's requested him yet.  Not to mention post-ev renditions of these Makuta...I'd love to see any of the G1 characters rendered in your artistic style, really.  Keep up the great work!

 

J•B

Thank you! It's good to know those details are distinguishable but still translate well into the design! :D

 

The tail is disproportionate on purpose. It's supposed to a be a little bit more like certain gekkos' tail, with widening out a bit around the midsection, so it can hold his weight properly would he choose to ballance or sit on it.

 

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I guess the 3/4 view is a bit unforgiving on that detail, but this position holds the most information in case I need a quick glimpse on the character. This is also the main reason why all of them stand in a similar position and hold out one of their hands with the palm facing to the viewer and have the closer one hang by their side showing the back of it.

 

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I wouldn't be surprised if Teridax came last. 'Save the best for last' kind of thing. Though in my book that would have meant Teridax to probably come second-to-last, coming before Krika (whom was the first in this series :P  ).

 

 

...Are there any independent stories about Krika?

 

Since The Carthographer mentioned him I thought I'd do him after Bitil and Spiriah, but you know what. I like that idea. It's sadistic. I like it.

 

As for fanfictions on Krika I'm fresh out of ideas. I've checked both obvious off-site sources, but I didn't have too much luck when I ran a search on him some weeks ago. Though I did find a particularly good Vamprah/Gavla, with both of them in character. Haven't checked the BZP library/archive yet, but there might be something there too. DA might have something too, but eeeh... the pictures are a lot better.

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These illustrations are awesome, Stroxx!  Miserix is so far my favorite. The details you've borrowed from his canon form are really thoughtful and well placed, and the color scheme you chose suits him well.  It could just be the angle playing tricks, but the tail seems oddly proportioned to me.  It seems like it should be seen coming up to meet his body rather than disappearing behind his thigh (or thinned out a bit where we see it "under" his leg).  I can see how this apparent distortion could just be a result of the angle, if the tail were to come straight down before curving away from his body.  That's me being overly critical I think.  Anyway, his face and mask look very jolly! :P It would have been neat to see him holding a pre-ev version of his staff -- might've helped the sage look you were going for.

 

I for one would love to see Teridax, not sure if anyone's requested him yet.  Not to mention post-ev renditions of these Makuta...I'd love to see any of the G1 characters rendered in your artistic style, really.  Keep up the great work!

 

J•B

Thank you! It's good to know those details are distinguishable but still translate well into the design! :D

 

The tail is disproportionate on purpose. It's supposed to a be a little bit more like certain gekkos' tail, with widening out a bit around the midsection, so it can hold his weight properly would he choose to ballance or sit on it.

 

2015_sketch007_by_oyee-d9ccitj.gif

I guess the 3/4 view is a bit unforgiving on that detail, but this position holds the most information in case I need a quick glimpse on the character. This is also the main reason why all of them stand in a similar position and hold out one of their hands with the palm facing to the viewer and have the closer one hang by their side showing the back of it.

 

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I wouldn't be surprised if Teridax came last. 'Save the best for last' kind of thing. Though in my book that would have meant Teridax to probably come second-to-last, coming before Krika (whom was the first in this series :P  ).

 

 

...Are there any independent stories about Krika?

 

Since The Carthographer mentioned him I thought I'd do him after Bitil and Spiriah, but you know what. I like that idea. It's sadistic. I like it.

 

As for fanfictions on Krika I'm fresh out of ideas. I've checked both obvious off-site sources, but I didn't have too much luck when I ran a search on him some weeks ago. Though I did find a particularly good Vamprah/Gavla, with both of them in character. Haven't checked the BZP library/archive yet, but there might be something there too. DA might have something too, but eeeh... the pictures are a lot better.

 

I like how you do little sketches to explain stuff. How long does it take to do those (hopefully not nearly as long as it takes to do your full drawings, that'd be weird). I must add that the tail bit is implemented very well, I also like the origins in thought.

 

Well I appreciate taking the time to look! You didn't need to do that. :P

 

And yes, it is evil. Eeeevill! Bwlahahaah!!

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Thank you! It's good to know those details are distinguishable but still translate well into the design! :D

The tail is disproportionate on purpose. It's supposed to a be a little bit more like certain gekkos' tail, with widening out a bit around the midsection, so it can hold his weight properly would he choose to ballance or sit on it.

 

2015_sketch007_by_oyee-d9ccitj.gif

 

 

I guess the 3/4 view is a bit unforgiving on that detail, but this position holds the most information in case I need a quick glimpse on the character. This is also the main reason why all of them stand in a similar position and hold out one of their hands with the palm facing to the viewer and have the closer one hang by their side showing the back of it.

 

I'm so happy you uploaded these reference sketches... :D It honestly didn't occur to me that the extra width might be intentional (shortsighted of me), but I had assumed you'd probably sketched out alternate views.  I don't think you have to worry about the details translating well into your designs.  The thought that you've put into these illustrations shows.  I agree with Iaredios that the inspiration for his form is very imaginative, and the details you have chosen really play to his character.

 

I'll look forward to Teridax then, I don't mind waiting. :P In the mean time I'll have to check out your comic!

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I like how you do little sketches to explain stuff. How long does it take to do those (hopefully not nearly as long as it takes to do your full drawings, that'd be weird). I must add that the tail bit is implemented very well, I also like the origins in thought.

 

 

 

Well I appreciate taking the time to look! You didn't need to do that. :P

 

And yes, it is evil. Eeeevill! Bwlahahaah!!

 

Visual explanations are easier for me and adds a little bit of flare anyway. They are usually just a few minutes. I do them while I jot down the replies either on paper or in WordPad.

 

I'm just as desperate on finding good fanfinction as any honest Makuta fan. That list is shamefully short. Might aswell throw in what I have, when prompted.

 

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I'm so happy you uploaded these reference sketches... :D It honestly didn't occur to me that the extra width might be intentional (shortsighted of me), but I had assumed you'd probably sketched out alternate views.  I don't think you have to worry about the details translating well into your designs.  The thought that you've put into these illustrations shows.  I agree with Iaredios that the inspiration for his form is very imaginative, and the details you have chosen really play to his character.

 

I'll look forward to Teridax then, I don't mind waiting. :P In the mean time I'll have to check out your comic!

 

No need to worry, lay the crits on me fair and square. If an intended detail can't be made out at first glimpse in visual media, it should be pointed out and improved on. Otherwise all the well thought out things go right out the window or don't hit the way they should. You were right to point out the tail.

 

For future reference, I'm open to debating stuff that doesn't seem right on my pics. I either cave in and correct the mistake in the main picture or throw in some explenatory pics with a long wall of text. Either way I'm totally okay with it.

 


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I am really digging all these pre-ev designs. Amazing work! It would be neat to see Turaga versions of the Toa Mata or Nidhiki pre-ev, Barraki pre-ev, Karzahni pre-ev...

I just squeed really hard when I got to the part with the Toa Mata and Nidhiki. Smol, elderly-looking Toa Mata. All the wierd quirks they could have. The Barraki sound like an interesting concept too, though I never had the book themselves to familiarise myself with them that much. And thanks! Glad to hear you like 'em so far. =)


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