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Four Blue Gals by Vrahno Four Blue Gals by Vrahno
Someone (who I assume doesn't have a DA account) asked me to draw him something nice. After going through a couple of ideas, we settled at this.

And... I... freaking... drew IT!
Using both of my hands for it, mind you.

Four of the most well known Bionicle females (lets be honest, there aren't that many to begin with): Gali Nuva, Nokama Metru, Hahli Inika, and Glatorian Kiina.

They might seem strange, even unfamiliar, but I was told to make them look lifelike, more feminine than the sets. So I did as I was asked to.

It was a nice experience, experimenting with different kinds of body designs and applying design cues from both the sets and their movie versions. For Hahli and Kiina, I had to make up new "features" since they don't have movie forms (Kiina does, kind of, but it simply consists of her set form with a lion cloth covering her crotch). I made her look more organic, more like a fighter suited for a desert environment.

Hope none of them turned out too uncanny and ugly, even though I know they did. I know, I could work on Hahli's left hand a bit more, re-draw Nokama's left thigh, reconstruct Gali's face, not to mention her torso, and completely re-do Kiina. I know, realistic feminine proportions do not work well with these Bionicle sets. I know, I suck at drawing. *sigh*
The person who requested it is satisfied, thankfully.

It took me half a day to finish, and I wouldn't want to start over again. Though seeing how horrible it looks now that it's finished, I may just do that.

Anyway, this just gets to show that I should never do any requests or commissions. So don't ask me to.


/Foolishly negative self-critique mode OFF
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:iconznickel:
ZNickel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
You managed to make Kiina look good. Congrats!
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:iconbionicboy8:
bionicboy8 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
These look amazing!!
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:iconbionicboy8:
bionicboy8 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I mean you nailed hahli!
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC...
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:iconunknowngyu:
Unknowngyu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Don't be so self destructive, if I was to draw that, it would have taken weeks, thats amazing and pretty realistic looking too, I hate how lego had to make the glatorian and agori sets so mechanic( as also noticed in the legend reborn
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:iconafalstein:
Afalstein Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Women in the Bionicleverse only live in the water.
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:icontfchris:
TFChris Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ga Matoran/Toa of Water don't live in water. 
Also, there are also Toa of Lightning which are female.
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:iconartakhasnephew:
ArtakhasNephew Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
No, none of them do.
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:iconcandelabragenius:
Candelabragenius Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Poor Kiina. Noone ever likes her.
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:iconplasmaumbrareon:
plasmaumbrareon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i think its nice.
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:iconrannok:
Rannok Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nokama's got that all too familliar look on her face that says:
"Do you REALLY think your good enough for me?"
what a bitch
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:iconthemocmaker:
theMOCmaker Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
This is your best for Hahli and Kiina, but Gali and Nokama improved later.
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:icon333hf333:
333hf333 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Of all these, Nokama is the worst, and Gali is the best.

It's not bad, but it could do with some work.
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:iconvrahno:
Vrahno Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I've been thinking of redrawing the whole pic, actually. Just never find the time and motivation to.
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:icon333hf333:
333hf333 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
DO IT NAO THEN TELL ME.

That motivated you?
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:iconvrahno:
Vrahno Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Such loud words make me feel wary and afraid.
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:icon333hf333:
333hf333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
DO IT, OR I WILL KILL YOU![/trenkrom]

Pwease?
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:iconomegaoni77:
omegaoni77 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol tren krom line another tren krom line: you think of me as a alien, an other but i was the creator of this universe before your mata nui came into being- tren krom
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:icon333hf333:
333hf333 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That was a late reply.
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:iconomegaoni77:
omegaoni77 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh sry man i did not know
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:iconvrahno:
Vrahno Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
OK.
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:icon333hf333:
333hf333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nao.
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:icontakua4646:
Takua4646 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiina could just be an anagram of Inika now that I think about it.
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:icon333hf333:
333hf333 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It is!
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:icontakua4646:
Takua4646 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
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:iconsekenuva:
Sekenuva Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Yea, very nice
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:iconvox22:
Vox22 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Great.
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:icontoahydronman:
Toahydronman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like the way kiina looks like a person under the armor
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:iconjaller12345678910:
Jaller12345678910 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
awesome
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:iconbecky-girlddd:
Becky-GirlDDD Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Gali Nuva is awesome, gr8 detailing in the other Toa too! i so wish they had made more movies though!

*favz*
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:icondante424:
dante424 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
bakker jól rajzólsz
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:iconvrahno:
Vrahno Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Kösz.
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:iconbql994:
BQL994 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
YAY!!!!!
4 sexy Bionicle Girls :love:
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:iconomegaoni77:
omegaoni77 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:icononionloveplz:
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:iconluka1184:
luka1184 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
YAY :D
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:icontoamac:
toamac Featured By Owner May 20, 2010   Digital Artist
they are my favorite female bionicles
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:iconkaptain-kat:
Kaptain-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
OOoh, wow, I wish could draw them like that!!! :D
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SomethingYAY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Their bodies are quite feminine, but you should work on their masks. You should have based Gali's mask more on the movie, eg shortening the bottom of the mask. meh

Good job overall though
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:iconjetstorm-360:
Jetstorm-360 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
As I say in the words of Mata Nui, "MAGNIFICENT!"
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:iconicecat1000:
icecat1000 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
this is great!!!![link]
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:iconvrahno:
Vrahno Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Thanks.
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:iconbql994:
BQL994 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
WOW!! Nice :D
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:icontamayrs:
Tamayrs Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Well done, I love it! :)
I love how you tried to capture them true to the storyline and, did it wonderfully!
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:iconvrahno:
Vrahno Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Thanks, glad to hear... I mean read that.
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:iconarmandoestebanquito:
armandoestebanquito Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
YOU FREAKING DREW IT!!!
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:iconvrahno:
Vrahno Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
I... TOTALLY... like, dude... DID!

Man, you won't believe how much I freaking drew it. Like, God, absolutely, positively, definitely.
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:iconarmandoestebanquito:
armandoestebanquito Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
You brickin drawd it.
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:iconskybard:
skybard Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Nice job on Gali. She looks feminine without such heavy stylization as she was given in MoL, and the water-symbol "tattoo" on her armor is a small detail that goes a long way.

Nokama's expression is kinda inexplicable. Doesn't fit her character very much, and I'm sure there's a better alluring pose for her.

Hahli's neat, and I love how you rendered her harpoon gun. The lightning "dripping" from it with the water is kinda questionable-- in some of my really, really terrible old drawings I had lightning crackling around it as if in a spiral, which was a lot more dynamic, so maybe that might be a better way to express that. The dripping water is fine, but the combination of it and the tiny little sparks makes it look like the harpoon gun's merely shorting out.

I also love that you kept her mask mostly set-style; it's something most artists tend to skirt away from because of the alleged "mustache". Here you managed to keep the femininity the mask already has. And the little glow coming out from behind it! Pure genius!

I wish Kiina's set-style armor (besides the fin things) was more visible-- it's very feminine in shape, and would help establish more familiarity in the design, since Kiina's currently the most heavily stylized of the bunch.

Overall, this is great, despite having a number of flaws as you pointed out. Congratulations!
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Vrahno Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Wow, thank you very much for the in-depth "review". Much appreciated. :)

I definitely see what you mean with each of your points... especially about Nokama. I'm actually planning to redraw some of her lines, most of all in the mask region. It looked better when it was just a sketch, but now, you have to use your imagination to realize what kind of expression she's trying to make. Though with her upside-down heart shaped mouth, most facial expressions do seem forced.

And Kiina...yeah. I tried to stick to the "85% organic" rule, and keep her appearance in line with my former drawing of Malum. But due the way her arms are crossed, she looks more like a "humanified" Bionicle, which was not what I was aiming for. Nevertheless, it was a nice experiment, to see how far I can go with this organic stuff.

Just one thing about Hahli's weapon... the water-drops and electricity were simply an afterthought, after I had finished the harpoon. I wanted to make it look like it's been used recently, and the remaining water's randomly dripping out, along with miniature lightning bolts. You know, like a small after-touch, "rule of cool", nothing more. So it wasn't meant to look dramatic and dynamic in the first place, only to be... there, and that's it. On the other hand, I doubt I would have been able to make it look d&d if I wanted to.

Well, this reply is already long enough, so let me thank you again for expressing your insightful opinions, and be assured that I will keep your advices in mind. If the eraser doesn't smudge it up too much, I will try to do some "repairs" on what I can. :)
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SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's great!
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