So BIONICLE Reiterated wrapped up its first season a week ago, and I figured it was time to share some of the artwork for the show. Since 99% of the show was filmed on a green/blue screen, almost every shot had to have a background created for it in Photoshop. My process was to hand-draw the backgrounds and then spruce them up with color and textures in Photoshop.
This is the Temple of Time straight off of the literal drawing board.
And this is the Temple of Time after Photoshop got done with it.
Below will be some of my favorite backgrounds, digital props, and pieces of art from all nine episodes from Reiterated Season 1. Some will have blue or green as their sky, as those were keyed out and replaced with day or night sky in post production.
This piece of artwork was done by @ZceeNook. The original plan was for him to do all of the Ekimu flashback scenes, but he got busy and was only able to deliver this one.
This piece of art was originally supposed to be set in a library, but decided to change it to Kulta’s lair that we’d seen earlier in the show, leading viewers to learn through visual storytelling that the lair Kulta and his Skull Lieutenants use was Kulta’s house during life.
My island of Okoto. Obviously very close to the official Okoto, I slightly redesigned it to add a further emphasis on the Region of Water being flooded, and made it less… roundish. A bit slimmer, similar to the Island of Mata Nui.
The Season 1 poster.
Character poster for Skull Basher, advertising @ShadowWolfHount.
Character poster for Gali, advertising @KlendaV.
Character poster for Kopaka, advertising @Scorpion_Strike
Character poster for Kulta, advertising @VBBN.
Character poster for Lewa, advertising @Eljay.
Character poster for Onua, advertising… me!
Character poster for Pohatu, advertising @JediTimeLord824.
Character poster for Skull Slicer, advertising @RaptorTalon.
Character poster for Tahu, again advertising @RaptorTalon.