Heroes Again (Bionicle Canon Contest #3: Honor Guard, Part 2)

After 35 hours and 23 minutes, I present to you the Toa Hagah.


For this piece, I wanted to go all out and draw them in the miramax of course with a few creative liberties. Bomonga was more of a challenge since his body type was so unique, because of this I drew him with a large tube in his spine instead of a piston like the others. The background colors are inspired by the color scheme used in the Toa Hagah commercials in 2005 where there was a yellow light contrasted with a green sky. Not enough people were drawing Kualus with the slider foot on his chest so I added it to stand out. The kikanalo he rides is supposed to be a breed with raptor-esqe proportions.


For Gaaki, I made a special mask prior to the moc contest that is supposed to be the Noble version of the kanohi Kadin. That way I can still have Bomonga honor Lesovikk and Gaaki honor Joven like in my previous entry. The mask itself is inspired my Jetfire from Transformers RotF. Here are the reference pictures.



And here is an alternate color scheme I did before going with the final one.

Good luck to everyone else in the contest!

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Oh wow, this turned out great! One of my favorites so far, even though I’m not too too fond of the color split.

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Thanks, I put a lot into this and the deadline extension really helped

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This really is a beautiful piece!

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I like your noble kadin, also, how did you keep count of the time it took to complete your drawing? And nice, classic heroes with backs turned to an explosion (if that’s what the yellow cloud is)

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Just to be clear: are Bomonga and Gaaki supposed to be the same gold and silver as Iruini and Norik are, respectively?

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An excellent piece, this is easily one of my favorites! I especially love how you’ve got Norik riding on Bomonga’s shoulder, and I’m very glad to see your Noble Kadin again. The attention to detail you’ve put into things like the green sky and raptor-Kikanalo is noted and appreciated as well.

That said, I’m not as much a fan of the 2-2-1-1 color split, it doesn’t hit a “balance” that I would have liked to of seen. But, considering all the good the rest of this drawing does, I think I can easily look past that. Best of luck in the contest!

P.S., those silver Bomonga and Pouks look slick in that last picture.

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Nice job drawing Pouks! They all look great together and I don’t mind the colors at all

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Omg yours conveys so much about their characters.

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The program I used for this was Ibis Paint X which records the time put into an art work. Am I insane for doing all this on a phone? But yes that is an explosion.

Yes they all have the colors from their original mocs.

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This might just be my favorite entry so far. I absolutely adore your art style. Also big props for keeping the original color scheme. This has my vote at the moment.

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Great job, the style for the art is just amazing.

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Pretty good drawing overall, but, no offense, that Gaaki mask is ugly :zipper_mouth_face:

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I really like your version of kualas

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i love what you did with gaaki’s mask.
i’m also glad you kept pouks gunmetal grey.

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Thank you! I had the idea of having two toas honor turagas so using my Noble kadin made sense. Also yeah, gunmetal makes a great contrast for Pouks

Okay, this is probably my favourite so far. I don’t mind the 2/2/1/1 colour split, that noble Kadin is great, if Pouks’ Kakama had been changed it would be perfect (all subjective of course!).

This is the best instance I’ve seen of individual elements being relatively simple (but still accurate), allowing them to be dynamic and distinct from the environment.

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Fun fact: a few days before the original deadline, I was thinking about giving Pouks the mask of possibilities. It went well with the shoulder armor and I thought it was sweet how two toas are honoring Lesovikk and Nikila (not like I ship them or anything). Eventually I went with the kakama because it shares design elements with the shoulder armor. Hopefully this inspires someone else to honor Nikila.

I’m not a big fan of Gaaki’s mask but wow, the rest looks great!

But yeah, if the mask was more like Justin’s then this might end up getting my vote. With that being said, this will probably still be a close second or third.

Like I said, my only gripe here is Gaaki’s mask, and with Justin’s my only gripe is Bomonga’s foot not being connected properly and Kaulus not being the same light blue used here.

Coincidentally I was thinking about the Toa Hagah commercial when I read it was your inspiration for the background. I like how all character stand out (where none seem incognito). I also love you art concept for Gaaki’s mask. It stand out as a mask exclusive to Gaaki, and doesn’t resemble Axon’s. Bravo! Seriously — BRAVO!!!

This is one of my favorite entries and definitely gets my vote! Best of luck!

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