The general style i was going for is to have the ccbs skeleton with armor layered on top, painted in the colors of the element, with floaty runes representing the chest prints and transparent pieces we got so plenty of in this gen so far.
its all magic-voodoo ish
i hope you guys enjoy this and have a great christmas and new year~
I like the decision to mimic the CCBS skeleton/armor layering, and the subtle changes to each of the figures skeletons makes them look unique, but they're just similar enough to be seen as if they belong together.. if that makes sense.
And while they are all similar, the stylized armor for each really makes me appreciate the sets these were inspired from as well.
Case in point, Kopaka. You've given him the bundled-up look, which many of us in the BIONICLE community were saying (for his first form at the very least) that his armor made it appear as though perhaps he was in a fur coat, and logically one would want to be bundled up in the icy conditions, robot, organic, or otherwise.
I Like that it's been carried over from the first Kopaka to the second, keeping things consistent. What I like even more are those gloves, the armor in the second G2 Kopaka's set in Metru Blue. You took what possibly looked to some as the most out-of-place feature on the set and make it work. Heck, they're probably MY favorite part of that Kopaka in your style, and seeing the blue like this makes me appreciate what the set brings to the table even moreso! Kudos, friend, kudos.
You also made Gali's armor look reasonably nice, but the orange on her new incarnation still looks.. off.. to me.
The orange stripes down her torso, though.. I freakin' love that. They add so much visual interest, and tie in with the rest of her.
By the way, I like how subtle you made the curve on her. Kopaka and Pohatu share a similar body curve, sure, but Kopaka is more top-heavy, and Pohatu's is less of a curve and more of a 90 degree angle which for some reason I like A LOT.
Also, your style gets me to like the new Tahu, even with all the intense gold, the voodo-lights are a nice little touch, makes most of them seem charged with elemental energy; and Onua's tosies are so cute
I guess the one thing I don't like is that Lewa 1's armor around his shoulders isn't as bulky as it once was.. the curve makes it feel too.. too organic, in my eyes.. but otherwise.. damn. Pat yourself on the back. You've done good.