As the Toa gather to finally confront their nemesis, they soon learn they are no match for the mighty Umarak. Underestimating his power, the Toa fail to stay united and one by one fall at his hands. Relishing in his victory, Umarak leaves the pitiful island of Okoto defenseless, traversing back from whence he came and bringing with him trophies of his most successful hunt: six golden masks of power.
Painted entirely in Photoshop with a couple days worth of work. When I first heard of Umarak I instantly thought of Kraven the Hunter. This piece was inspired by one of my favorite Spider-Man comics “Kraven’s Last Hunt” where the story takes an interesting turn for Spidey.
The thought of our heroes not only losing a fight, but dying as a result of their defeat is a very compelling idea with a lot of emotional weight behind it, so I wanted to give a shot at displaying that. Tahu and Gali are my favorite Toa, so all the more reason to make them the ones that die given the idea behind this theme : p