A Google search defines ‘beauty’ as "a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight".
Personally, I feel this very well describes our featured image for this month.
Illustrated as a poster for his graphic novel, Pirates: The Regathering, this piece once again shows how great an artist BC is. It is breathtaking. This is definitely one of the most stunning pieces of BIONICLE fanart I have ever seen. Masterfully drawn and beautifully colored, this image is easily one of BC’s greatest works.
Featuring five of the six Toa Metru as the main object of the image, it also features Nektann and Kraulk behind them, staring darkly at them. Vakama, while brandishing his claw hand, is also sporting a cape. But, as it hangs in the wind, the symbol for the Pirates Universe can be seen on the underside. A great use of imagery, BC.
Below, two pirates ships are engaging in an all-out sea battle. Cannonballs fly all over the bottom-half the image, water splashing up everywhere. I mean, you can’t have a story centered around BIONICLE pirates and not have a sea battle, now can you?
Now, behind the main characters are two more points of interest. On the left side, we see not one, not two, but three suns in the sky. How can this be? Well, unless you’re new to BIONICLE, the full one is the sun orbiting around Aqua Magna, while the two crescent one are the closing eyes of the Great Spirit Robot. I feel it’s a nice touch, and it coincidentally looks like a face
(hang on a minute...).
Opposite to that is Coliseum submerged in water, a single cord running up from it to the surface. Personally, this is one of the more iconic images in this Universe, with one of the most nostalgic landmarks in BIONICLE completely drowned. I feel this poster wouldn’t be complete without it.
Well, I feel I’ve babbled on too long about this piece. You guys probably have lives to get back to, jobs to do, girlfriends to take out. But, please take the time to bask in the glory of this masterpiece.
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