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DRAW THIS AGAIN!: TOA-MATA (BIONICLE) by AndrakaNuva DRAW THIS AGAIN!: TOA-MATA (BIONICLE) by AndrakaNuva
I thought since I haven't uploaded stuff in a while I'd show you
guys how my depictions of the Toa progressed throughout time.

Thus, I took advantage of the DRAW THIS AGAIN MEME [link]

I don't think I'm going to be doing any fanart until the summer.
I have to focus on my design portfolio and getting an internship.
I hope you guys understand.


2003: I was really really into bionicle when I was little
and this picture was a screenshot of a 30 min cartoon I made
with powerpoint. (yeah I was too poor to get Macromedia flash
at that time.)

2010: Hoping to make a short flash film in high-school
I set out to redesign the Toa giving them an edgy action cartoon
makeover. Sadly the film never happened.

2012: Because my high-school images were getting
a fair amount of views I decided to give Kopaka a modern movie
style concept makeover. This caused an explosion of favorites
and views. Seeing the popularity I decided to revamp all six Toa.

2012 Redesigns (Hi-Res):

[link]
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:iconlj-atction-360:
LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
badass
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:iconkryten39:
Kryten39 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
are you exited they're  coming back?
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:icondosadivh:
DosadiVH Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a genius *.*
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:icontoasty-marshmallow:
Toasty-Marshmallow Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok. I TOTALLY love Onua the best!! Oh my gosh, with all the glowing green lines and stuff? I love you for doing this by the way. 
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:iconmaestrox545:
maestrox545 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!!the toas looks so badass Clap 
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:iconlamsaysbaa:
Lamsaysbaa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Yup. Life's complete now. I can die happy
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:iconmace3739:
Mace3739 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Whoa... especially Kopaka and Lewa, that is exactly what they would look like if they were real. :D
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:iconmikkillerib:
Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpinkiegaspplz: Holy shit, is the 2010 and 12 edition awesome.
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:icontobiisabunny:
TobiIsABunny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's amazing.
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:iconraps555:
Raps555 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
The jump between 2010 and 2012 is quite impressive!
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:iconducttapesniper42:
ducttapesniper42 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I've always been more of a Tahu guy myself, and that Tahu in the middle right there is pretty much the coolest bionicle fanart ever.
of all time.
period.
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:iconpahrak-kal:
Pahrak-Kal Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:O
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:iconartistickamenrider:
ArtisticKamenRider Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
2003: Okay, basic form is good.
2010: Nice form.
2012: WHOA-NELLY!!!
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:iconmatau228:
Matau228 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your 2010 ones look like how I would probably draw them now...

I hope to get to be able to draw as good as your 2012 ones.
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:iconevaron:
Evaron Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice
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:iconpsycho-berzerker:
psycho-berzerker Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Gali looks like a predator
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:iconjacobguy:
jacobguy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
2003: meh
2010: woah okay...
2012: DEAR LORD THIS IS AMAZING
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:iconjeremyx2000:
JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Writer
I couldn't have put it better myself!
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:iconjacobguy:
jacobguy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
YES
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:iconsoul-caliber:
Soul-Caliber Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
o.o thats just epic o.o
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:iconbellemaske:
BelleMaske Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, they all look fantastic! I think your old ones are rather cute, though. They remind me of the old animations they used to make at the very beginning. Well done!
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:iconalhu15:
Alhu15 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Toas: pose like team 'cause shit just got real again
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:iconoceanofdeep:
oceanofdeep Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
2012 version look like the nanosuit from crysis
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:iconjokerz-1824:
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Kopaka's cape makes me think of Assassin's Creed for some reason.
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:icontoaluhan:
ToaLuhan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing i love it. :)
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:iconjacoblazer:
JacobLazer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Writer
Nice! love it!!
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:iconburtonario:
BurTonAriO Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Outstanding!!! :#1:
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:iconguurahk:
Guurahk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Amazing job!
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:iconkiinastar:
kiinastar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Wow! AMAZING, just amazing!!!
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:iconbobrbor:
Bobrbor Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
It's so cool! My congratulations!
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have the same approach with bionicle as I did. Bionicle seems to always be better the more you try to improve upon old designs. Don't they?

I'm of course speaking of your redrawing the Toa and my rebuilding and improving my MOCs. I think I actually like the 2010 versions just a little bit more. The feet look better IMO. The new feet are cool but look to "lizardish" to me. Like they'd look good on the Rahkshi, but when I think of or even use the Toa Mata feet as feet, they feel more boot like to me. The cultural influences that are more present in the newer ones is a great improvement though. I think both version are my favorit reimaginings I've seen of the Toa Mata. I'm a sucker for realism and detail and that's definitely present in both the 2010 and 2012 versions. :clap:
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:iconclcoon:
CLCoon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the epic prograssion! and I gotta say your revamps of the Toa Mata blow mine out of the water ^^
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:iconearthtalon:
Earthtalon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HOLEE
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:icongreenskyguy:
Greenskyguy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Your art has really improved!
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:iconjragin:
jragin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
2003 HOLY S***!!! I swear i was doing that exactly the same!?! i actually drew like that on powerpoint just using squares, circles and polygons too! (ahh memories) Except yours masks are way more accurate looking compared to mine ^^;
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:iconandrakanuva:
AndrakaNuva Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Lol. Yeah, I couldn't find any hand-drawn Bionicle pictures from when I was little so I decided to use a screenshot from the animation (for some reason I still have it)
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:icontzynar:
Tzynar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Your art style has improved! And the Toa Mata takes me back... haha Good work!
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:iconryoukazehara:
RyouKazehara Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's quite the-ah, evolution you got's there. fav'd.
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:iconshpleem:
Shpleem Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kopoka looks absolutely BA in the last picture, love.
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:iconmrrobotov:
MrRobotov Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can say that have improved a lot. :)
Great work.
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:iconmudslingerartist:
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Aesome!!!!
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:iconafalstein:
Afalstein Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Loved these guys when I was little. Especially Kopaka... so cool. Kinda miss the "bare skeleton"" look of the toys, but I love the cape Kopaka has, and Onua's thick muscles are great. Pohatu's feet are good too... I always felt they looked sort of ridiculous. And Gali looks like a girl! Great stuff.
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:iconlockmancapulet:
LockmanCapulet Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I love your designs!
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:iconjack-the-writer:
Jack-The-Writer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:la: Love it!
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:iconskylerfarrier:
SkylerFarrier Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, you've really improved. :la:
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:iconkrishnadrago:
KrishnaDrago Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist
thats is seriously freaking PHENOMENAL :D defonately going into my favs
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:iconleo604:
leo604 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Beautiful.
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:iconalloygray:
Alloygray Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hm, I have to agree with Maxustech, that I rather prefer the 2010 versions, but only because they have a more comic feel to them, which is what Im big into.

Also I far prefer the feet of the 2010 set, over those of the 2012. Only a personal gripe, but other then that they all look great. ( I also love Tahu¨s shoulder plate.)
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:iconandrakanuva:
AndrakaNuva Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yea I know. You've said that a lot. :D

What I was thinking is that their skeleton would consist of hydraulic bones. (All the nuts and bolts under the "flesh")

Plus although flawed, these have a better attention to anatomy then the last. I hated how the 2010's Hydraulic
element on their legs bisected their quadriceps. Plus they had "sneakers" although technically naked.

I recently found the main character in this upcoming film has a similar design: [link]
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WhitePheonixTeaNinja Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconnotbadplz:
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