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My ranking system:
:star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: - Nothing more than a joke.
:star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: - A bad MOC. (but I take the attempt serious)
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: - A standard MOC. (on the level of an original set)
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:- A good MOC.
:star::star::star::star::star-empty:- An impressive MOC. (goes beyond my expections)
:star::star::star::star::star:- An amazing MOC! (when I clearly think that the MOC is above what I'm capable of)

:star-half: - potential for reaching the next level.

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Mixel MOC  -  E-mail-y by Alex-Darkrai
Mixel MOC - E-mail-y
I don't know for your language, but in germany; her name would be a wonderfully bad pun on the name Emmelie, which is why I love it xD

Creators Note:
Well don't expect anything big, because this isn't.
I'm still not able to build MOCs as I like, because I'm still living far away from my parts. I came up with this MOC because I was searching for an easter present for my nephew and found those neat mixel sets! I'm gonna give him Burnard, because I wanted one for him with some joint-connectors and two of those big eye-parts, so he's able to use them on his own creations as well!

Well, and I got myself Rokit and Niksput for a testrun! I could have gotten the third one of the set, Nurp-Naut as well, but I actually just wanted to see how much quality those sets hold. And I must say that I'm quite happy with them! Most of the parts are usefull and can be used in various ways.

For E-mail-y I only used the parts of Rokit and Niksput (as seen within the image). Firstly, because I don't have any other parts right now and seconly to see what I could do with just those few parts. I must say that I'm quite pleased with the result.
It was a lot of fun to figure out how to get the shapes and functionalities done in the way I want them to look like.
I'm not really pleased with the head, but I wanted something proportional and in the right shape, rather than a cute expression, so I left it like that.
Oh yeah, the top right picture shows E-mail-y among the parts of Rokit and Niksput which weren't need to build her ... still quite a lot. Most of the big parts just don't fit to such a cute girl.

Tell me what you think!
I'll probably get more mixels! They do have all the parts I need to create what I want right now ... and they're cheap.
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Mega-Beedrill - vector remake of original artwork
Well, I really love the new Mega-Beedrill! :)
It's my new most favorite Mega-Evolution and I wanted to have the first picture in better quality, so used Adobe Illustrator to trace the artwork.
So the original artwork is by Ken Sugimori.
Here the source I used: www.serebii.net/corocoro11143.…
Hope you guys like it :)
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LEGO Render - System Parts Menger Sponge by Alex-Darkrai
LEGO Render - System Parts Menger Sponge
Here a little something I've been playing around with for the last few weeks :)
I tried digitizing a few lego bricks and arranging to bigger forms with one of my 3D progs and then made a few tries to render (don't know the correct english term) them.

I wasn't all that satisfied with LDD, like it's impossible to get decent pictures from it. At least I haven't found a way myself yet.

Maybe I'm gonna start to digitizive more bricks and create other structures as well. It's quite fun, because I can basically build as big and as complex as I wish.

It's also great for pre-building a MOC for which I still have to buy the parts for. This way I can optimize the structrue and easily count the amount of parts.

If anybody has good ideas for what I could try next or knows how/where I could get good materials for digitizing new bricks, especially the more complex ones like technique and curved bricks, then feel free to give me a hint.
Or does anybody know how to extract the LDD library? xD
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Alex-Darkrai
Alexander M.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Germany
Yeah, here I'm calling myself Alex-Darkrai, but on many other sites my names are Frozeneye or Zero-Star, because I prefer these names ^^"
I'm here on deviantArt, because I'm not satisfied with my current artistic skills and I want to develope them ^^
So everyone who reads this is welcome to give me comments or support on my art xD

Favourite genre of music: Rock, J-Pop, Classic
Favourite style of art: LEGO MOCing
Favourite cartoon character: OP - Monky D. Dragon, Bleach - Mizuiro Kojima, TWEWY - Megumi Kitaniji
Personal Quote: Fascinating!
Interests

I have been thinking about it for the last few months!


I wasn't really able to produce anything new or anything I'm satisfied with. Even Yevrah was more of an experiment where I tried something new, but it wasn't the usual MOCing which I prefer to do.

Which is why I really thought about leaving back my parts and MOCs.

Until this weekend; I had originally planned to spend the evening with some friends and went home from university for that reason. Sadly it got too late and I wasn't able to meet up with my friends, so I stayed home with nothing to do for the first time in a while.

I grabbed some parts, as always, and tried a bit around. Nothing productive happened for awhile until I thought back to the the last series of MOCs which still had to be completed; the Star Series.

Last time, I tried to create the Kalmah themed Star, but I wasn't really successful and anything I created came out wrong, so I left it unfinished for the most time.

I really never had any idea how to probably start on the MOC; I wasn't able to connect the parts for the torso in the way I wanted, I wasn't able to make an authentic concept for the head design, and I wasn't able to achieve the design for the limbs which I desired, so was a little unwilling to start with him.

However, I suddenly felt the urge to try it again and dug out the bin with the black/dark-red gradient colored parts and started to work on the old problems again.

Guess what? I found solutions for all my old problem!

Got the head right, the torso, the shoulders and the lower legs! Now I have enough base constructions to finish the MOC the way I wanted!

I noticed that I was able to solve most of the problems, because of experience from prior newer MOCs. If I hadn't build those, I wouldn't have been able to create this new MOC!


This also gave me the renewed urge to keep on MOCing! It is still fun, as long as I have projects I wanna to and I'm still able to learn new techniques with every MOC.

I'm probably gonna finish the Kalmah themed Star next weekend, I'm really looking forward to that one :)

  • Mood: Bliss
  • Listening to: Limb Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish
  • Reading: Ao No excorcist
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Eating: Salad
  • Drinking: Mezzo Mix

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:iconwelcometothedarksyde:
welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! And thanks for the fave ;)
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure ^^
Your stuff is more innovative compared to other people around here in my opinion, so I like a lot of it :)
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very talented yourself at MOCing, so it means alot to me to hear you say that :nod: :D
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MandoJetii Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :3
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Alex. :hug: Happy Birthday Grin happy DA B-day :3

How have ya been man? Its been a while since we've had a good chat.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
No, we realy didn't talk much xD
I'm okay ^^  I currently studying for the masters degree of architecture. Nothing really changed all that much. I'm still not a big fan of the new 'bionicle' sets ... haven't bought a single one of them. I don't know about the prices where you live, but comparing the prices of the new bionicles and the old ones in relation to their amount of parts, the new ones are terribly expensive around here! I would'n ever throw that much money out for those few parts.
But I do like the new little monster sets which are aound for some time now, those mixels. I think I'm gonna give one these to my nephew for easter and get myself some as well ;)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
Wow you're already on your Masters Degree? That's amazing! Its always interesting to hear how Schools in European countries do things because it makes so much more sense than how we Americans do it. Here it takes two years to get an Associates Degree, then another 4-5 years for a Bachelors. Then more on top of that for a Masters. Seems like it takes forever to get these degrees here. Then there's the fact that College in the US is outrageously expensive and not very successful. Most people go to school to get degrees so they can get better jobs, then end up working crap jobs anyway, or a person can move into a field and move up in that time and get that higher paying job without all the student debt. Its pretty ass backwards here. :lol:

Huh, well I've seen you use Hero Factory parts before, so its not really that much different. I will say that these new Bionicle sets take the CCBS system and is utilizing it a bit better than Hero Factory ever did. Its still not great, but it's an improvement. And if we give them time to put out bigger sets, I think we might see more of the potential of what the designers could come up be utilized in the forms of sets. That's what I'm hoping for at least. The new parts are great though. I've already started tinkering with interesting uses for some of the weapon elements. I need to sit down and flesh out those ideas but I think they're great new elements. It really brings back the detailed nature of Bionicle that I always loved and thought was missing from Hero Factory. I'm eager to see what new things they can add to the system if they give Bionicle another 5-10 years of production. If you just want the new parts, go on Bricklink and just get those, avoid getting the sets, though I'm always happy to have more CCBS to throw in my drawers to. As for the Mixels, yes, I love those things to. I've been getting a bunch of them. I don't have all of them but I very nearly do. I just used some of my Mixel parts in my latest MOC to.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hell?! O.o"  That's a lot of time! Around here, you can usually start university when you're between 18 and 21 and done with 12 or 13 years of school. Then the Bachelors degree usually takes around three years and the Masters degree another two years. If done without a pause, one can finish their first Masters degree with 23. I'm currently on my way to do that. I just had my 22nd birthday and I could get my Masters degree in another one and a half years.
It's not like I wish to do it that fast, but our eductional system is just made up like that and I'm going with the flow. I could take more time and still get governmental support, with a few tricks that is ... Faster than this is hardly possible.

Well, I may get my own small appartment in the near future, wit a little more space to spare, I could bring my parts with me and be a little more active again. But I'll probably have less money to spend for lego as soon as I have to pay my own food & rent xD

I also just finished a MOC using the parts of two mixel sets I bought. I wanted to see what I could do with just those parts and nothing additional, it turned out great! I'll try to upload it totay!
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Mazzaropi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav! =D
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