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Bionicle MOC - Kuikari 1.3 - Main deviation by Alex-Darkrai Bionicle MOC - Kuikari 1.3 - Main deviation by Alex-Darkrai
Here're her detail shots:

Detail shot version 1.0
Detail shot version 1.3

Improvements of 1.2:
I basically only changed the things I got Critique for; her ankles and her upper arms, so I'll skip on back and side views, because they're still the same.
I really think she looks better know, her overall style truly improved through those slight changes.

Improvements of 1.3:
I pretty much redid her whole upper legs and did some slight changes on her lower legs in order to match them up with the upper legs.
Here are the three basic reasons for those changes:
- to make her taller and correct the proportions
- to improve the shape and the flow of her hip section
- to improve the color distribution on her legs

I think I was able to improve the flow on her hip section a lot, I also improved her ass in order to make it look more natural.
The longer legs make her ankles look more proportional now as well. I removed all the silver from legs, except the ankles, because I wanted her legs to be plain gunmetal grey. That may be too much now, but I really like that clean color distribution.
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:iconsupercj:
SuperCJ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
The ankles before gave the MOC a lot of grace, it really looked feminine, but this seems a bit much.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe, I like it now :shrug:
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree that the ankles were too thin but I think they were only marginally too thin. The rims work but I feel they only needed a slight thickening from what you had before. I think its just a matter of preference.

Then I'm not sure what you did with the upper arms, they look the same. :P
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's basically just preference, but I really think the ankles are better now.
My problem with th upper arms was that their innner sides looked to thin in the fron view picture, so I placed a few more parts there and now it's the way I wanted it.
Bulking up the arms even more would mess up the proportions which I like on her.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. I personally think its too much, but that's just me. If you like it, that's all that really matters.

Ah yeah, Sometimes just a small addition can really fix everything. Matteo is very much like that. I did a little system inclusion, and it really filled out his torso better and shaped his calves a lot better.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, when it comes to perfecting something, small changes can have big effect.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. :nod:
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DEVILMAYIZE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
she is just AWESOME
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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skcolb Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wonderful~! :clap:

I'd say my favourite part is how you've used masks for more than just the head!
It's a risky concept (because it could've easily looked like a bunch of heads growing out
of your character), but by having them the same tone of grey, you've managed to keep
the eyes from not paying attention to this. And thus, you've created a masterpiece! :aww:
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a comment :)
A lot of people use masks to create shapes nowadays, it not that difficult, but creating a fitting color scheme with them is a little challenge :)
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skcolb Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
You are very welcome, and it's no problem at all~ ;p

Oh... I see now, that's so cool! :D

Don't you just love Lego? I think it's amazing how simple
pieces can be use in so many possible ways. Even ways
that the designer of the Lego parts didn't know about!
There are probably even more ways that nobody has
discovered yet! The creativity with Lego (that certainly
includes Bionicle) is just endless, which is why I personally
see it as more than just a toy. :nod:
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so right :)
The system lego bricks had popularity because of their easy why to connect, which gave them uniqueness compared to normal block building toys. And that was just the normal put-a-brick-on-a-brick system! With Pin&Axle connections from the technic series and ball-joint connections from the bionicle series, Lego developed an even bigger variety of possible construction ways!
Recently I've been to the netherlands and visited the studio of a famous architect, because I'm studying architecture and they had made a working model for a real building using lego brick! That's the perfect example for the potential of the product lego xD
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skcolb Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ole Kirk Christiansen is a pure genius for coming
up with the Lego brick and starting all of this! :meow:

Oh boy, and then Mindstorms sets brought robotics to the table, which made Lego even more
advanced (I've heard that some schools have classes dedicated to using the Mindstorms sets!)


Oh yes! Architecture seems like the base of Lego~! :lol:
Looking at your gallery, I'm sure that you'll make an excellent architect! ...It takes skill and dedication
like yours to find creative ways to use ordinary parts and turn them into something extraordinary. Just
like making a building with materials; you know which Technic parts realistically fit and how to bend the
normal concepts while still keeping your creations structurally sound. :)
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's pretty much the base of my MOCing style xD
Hopefully I can adapt onto my style as architect ^^;

My school had such classes as well! But it wasn't in my interest, I'm more interested in the artistic ways of using the parts :P
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skcolb Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
I think you can do it; as I said before, your MOCing style is
a similar concept to architecture, just with smaller parts. ;p


Haha, same here (on the artistic part)! :XD:

Though I use Lego mostly for stop-motion videos... But I
still love to create any/many things with Lego parts too. ^^;





Hey, do you have what I like to call "the Lego eye"?
It's where you see something in real life, and you wonder or
notice how you can make the same thing with Lego pieces... :)
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No not really, I never thought of that.
But I think because I mainly work with bionicle parts and my overall MOCing style is a bit far away from real life things xD
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on texture
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Lol-Pretzel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Armour's brilliant, but I'm not sure about the codpiece. There's probably some sort of not so subtle message being displayed by having an image of a man with his arms outstretched and his legs apart on it.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't quite get what you're talking about.
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Lol-Pretzel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
That's probably for the best.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, okay :shrug:
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OfiraS75 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Awesome
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
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frederiksd Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thats a BEAST!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks xD
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ToaTom Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! :D the armour is seamless!
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Darkjedi4 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
love the armor
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do as well :D
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MaxTimber Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
dude That is Awesome!!
It almost looks like it was strait from a Set.
I just wish the mask matched the rest of the body.
Then it would be perfect!!!
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used a gold mask because it somehow stands out with all the other metal colors. A silver or pearl dark grey mask would just have looked too plain to me :)
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Pocky-o-clock Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that's awesome, may I ask what you used for her hands?
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a simple hand concept, which basically uses these two parts: [link]
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Originally, that technique was first used in the Hydraxon set [link] and because of its simple concept it is now used by a lot of MOCers :)
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Pocky-o-clock Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, cool. ;)
Love your design concepts by the way very awesome.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Pocky-o-clock Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No prob. :iconshuffelinplz:
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ChrisM38 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Fantastic shaping you've got there, Nice use of the wheels too :D
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, using wheels there has been done by a lot of other people already, but they fit there :)
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liamharringt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Artist
awsome!
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Aseika Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a creature of many faces nice
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God dude!
Was that a play of words on the many masks which cover her body?!
Normally I love play of words, but this one took me a whole lot of time to get, in case it was intended to be one xD
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Aseika Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was a play on words I'm a semi expert on those. I used to make fun while at work as both subway and texaco back in the way with cheap shot puns. but as for kuikari I thought it was fitting.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it was nice :)
It's just so common for me to use masks as covering, that didn't really notice how many I used on her this time xD
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Aseika Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he he he its an ingeinious idea to use the masks as armor plates. I think that was a very orginal way of doing that.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I basically only see the shape of the part and then I combine those shapes to create my composition :)
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Aseika Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats what I do with my templates. basicaly any ship I deisgn is made up of simple parts. wing, head, body, engine, guns. the rest is simply placing them around the main body of the ship to make it look more real. like some panneling here some pipeworks there. and making sure to show the parts all fit naturaly with the curve and line tools of microsoft paint brush. now if I knew how to use the tools of a 3-D modeling program I could enter in another level of detail but that would take alot of doing to get to the level of detail I'm at now on the 2-D plan. right now I suck at anything other then the top view. side views and or front or rear views I'm at a lose thus far. I've got alot to learn still :/
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconaseika:
Aseika Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
come take a look at my work tell me what ya think
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen your gallery.
But my opinion isn't really worth anything there, because I never really have been interested in space ships ^^;
So I have no idea of what is good and what is bad xD
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