My [Edit: third] attempt at portraying the insanity-causing nature of Tren Krom's appearance, as accurately to Greg Farshtey's description as I could. White dots on main body meant to be implied to be many thousands of the hooks seen on the closeup tentacle, to give a sense of vastness (and due to laziness -- I didn't have time to draw many different hooks :-P). Drawn with a free online paint program.Yes, I know method of painting makes him blurry but I chose that on purpose with the idea that the viewer's eyes are slightly out of focus due to going insane. Other portrayals I've seen give the eyes glows but I feel this is inconsistent with the description of them as mere holes bored in the gelatinous skull; they seem to bring him back towards sanity which is to me the opposite of what a TK drawing should do. And yes, the slight nonsymmetry is intentional too. Made for use in a canon-fit retelling of Bionicle history I'm writing, The Destiny of Bionicle.Is my second attempt at Tren Krom. First lacked hooks and didn't look as cool IMO. [Edit2: Yall had some great suggestions for improvement, and I tried to incorporate them, as well as tiny Mutran looking up at him, in new version. Second version here, which many of you pointed out looked too 'cute' as well as incomplete and not textured enough. For third version I modified the second, making the eyes much smaller and taking out a clear mouth, so it's ambiguous whether he has a mouth of not. Here's a version [of second] without the reflections off the hooks. The reflections were meant to imply the hooks were sharp, but I guess it wasn't clear enough.]
Edited by bonesiii, Apr 17 2013 - 11:22 PM.