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Esh and Aivren by Gale-OneOfMany

Well even though you've already got two critiques I'll go ahead and contribute my thoughts in an organized critique manner. Overall, I ...

Rufu V.1 by Meskii
by Meskii

I know I just wrote a comment, but I've been wanting to do more critiques to so here's this as well. Vision: I gave this 4 stars becaus...

Malia, Hero Reborn by Gale-OneOfMany

Now this was quite a surprise to me when this was first posted. Luckily I had a day or so to stew on my thoughts about this MOC before ...

Toxin: Hero Factory MOC by welcometothedarksyde

Its hard to tell which MOC is Liams favorite as many of them go through multiple iterations and get a lot of love from him. But If I ha...

Project BLUE: Shade by WDenniz
by WDenniz

Shade is quite an interesting MOC, and an even more interesting character. Vision: I gave three stars because I do think you know what ...

Project GREEN: Mass by WDenniz
by WDenniz

:iconwewtplz: My first critique for Dennis' MOCs. :dance: Mass in my my mind is the first example that Dennis can handle a larger build relatively well, ...

I don't get the chance to give critiques as much as I get them, but here are some of the ones I have given. :)

The BML Standard




The BML Standard

Here at the BionicleMOCers’League, we strive to uphold a high standard for the MOCs that we accept. Of course ‘a high standard’ is incredibly qualitative, but here we’ve outlined five key attributes which will, hopefully, both define what makes a good MOC and help people whose MOCs may not make it into our gallery.

Creativity is, in my humble opinion, where most people fall short. The whole sticking-to-what-Lego-showed-you won’t get you any brownie points if you simply swap an armour piece here and there. Try using pieces where they wouldn’t normally be used, try to break free from the ‘skeleton plus armour’ building style that Lego has taught you, experiment with new pieces. How can you use a piece in a way that’s never been used before? Can you design something that the world hasn’t seen yet? It’s these clever additions that really give MOCs their spark.

We have to remember that MOCs aren’t static sculptures; their articulation allows them to move. It might be hard to show this in pictures, but how sturdy is your MOC? How strongly are the pieces attached together? Will it fall over or break when you move it? Some builds are made purely for aesthetics, in which case strength might not be a top priority, but if your MOC is able to pull off several different poses, it all adds to its character – in fact, you could even include good ol’ functions, like the early days of Bionicle!

Now, having a Toa with fully custom armour and weaponry is all fine and dandy, but what is a gallery without some variation? A good MOCer is one who can succeed in all areas: big and small, humanoid and creature, Bionicle and Hero Factory. Having a wide range of different styles makes your gallery vastly more interesting – people will get bored if they see the same mecha over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with a well-built Hero, but here at the BML we love accepting things of different shapes and sizes!

If anything, consistency is a factor that really gives a MOC flair. Does the MOC itself seem natural? Is the colour scheme sound? More advanced MOCers would go even further – what kind of texture does this MOC have? Organic or mechanical? Blocky or smooth? Intricate details or simplicity? Sometimes it's good to have colours spread equally around a MOC, while at other times it's best to focus them in particular areas. Equal (or intentionally unequal!) distribution of characteristics shows that a MOCer has paid attention to the design as a whole, and taken the entire picture into account.

Finally, the last hurdle which trips up far too many people is presentation. We understand that not everyone can afford fancy high-definition cameras, but you can still make an effort to make the background as clear as possible (or even create scenery!). Blurriness and backgrounds aren’t the only things that can ruin a good MOC, though. How many pictures do you want to show us? Several poses and angles, or one simple photo? Do you want to display them separately, or in a collage? This is, after all, deviantArt, where making good first impressions is essential.

Of course, no-one is perfect – that includes us BML admins. You also have to remember that everybody starts off as a beginner, so obviously you can’t expect fantastic results right from the get-go. I hope this advice helped you advance as a builder, or at least have a better understanding of the MOCing community. Thanks for reading, and happy MOCing!
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3rdeye88's Journal Skin by Nesmaty

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 9:02 AM
Hi Everyone. Not going to lie, this journal is purely to show off and test my new journal skin that I had commissioned. When I got my job I knew I wanted to commission someone to make a journal skin for me. That someone was :iconnesmaty: Her journal skins look great and have wonderful functionality to them. Plus she's just super sweet and fun to talk to. :huggle: So it was a no-brainer to pick her. Here's her Deviation of the journal skin. Commission 79 by Nesmaty

I love the skins she does where they have buttons that you can add links to, so I made sure to get that in my skin. All the buttons at the top link to other Social media outlets. I made sure to include the actual logos for familiarity. I'd appreciate you guys checking those out if you're on any of them.

If you're thinking about commissioning a Journal Skin, I suggest Nesmaty This is one example of the great stuff she does. Check out her gallery to see what else she has. I asked for a darker looking skin, but she does lots of really pretty light colored ones, even some really girly stuff to. She's very versatile like that. I highly suggest you go to her page and give her some :dalove: :nod:





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My Halloween MOC is Done, should I post it now or Schedule it for Halloween? 

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Welcome to my :devart: profile page :wave:
Most of you know that I am a Bionicle MOCer
For those of you that don't, I make sculptures
of various things using legos, and more
specifically Bionicle/Hero Factor parts.
Though I do use regular legos ligh you
Might be familiar with. The Term MOC
is an acrynym that stands for
My Own Creation.
This is a term we creators of original lego
sculptres universally(mostly) use as a term
for anything made by us and not officially
designed by lego or lego engineers.
So that's that.
I am also a musician. I play bass, drums
and a little bit of keybard and guitar
If you want to know more about that stuf
just ask me, and feelf free to ask me about
most anything you're curious about, or comment
on my Deviations or journals.
Overall I'm pretty friendly, unless given a reason
not to be. :) I hope to hear from you.

Thank you to anyone and everyone for favorites,
comments and watches.:iconthankyousignplz:
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One day of learning required to buy a new camera...

One Semester of reading the Owner's Manual to learn how to use the fucker. :XD:
 "I'm a realist, I don't see the glass half empty or half full, I just take a slice of the lemons life gave me and enjoy the drink."~Selfquote

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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on Amazon and thought you would think its cool   www.amazon.com/Bronze-Egyptian…
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Greg. Yeah I remember the Eye of Horus. It was an avatar you made me for a while. I still think its super cool looking. Thanks for showing me this. :D I have my eye pendant I still need to wear more on the weekends. :P Haven't gotten used to grabbing that with my wallet and watch yet.
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner 16 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! Sending warm hugs for the cold autumn day Huggle!
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite Dave! :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Greg. :D
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My sincerest condolences on your loss my friend.  :hug:
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: Thanks Greg. I'm actually not doing as bad as I thought. She hadn't been doing well the past two weeks and this last week she really took a turn for the worst. The nice thing is Kelly passed at home in nan's room where she was comfortable and warm, not some strange place where we had to put her down. She's out in the back yard over in the corner where all the other pets have been buried at one time or another. Nice thing about living in the same place for 40 years is that we have a place to put our beloved furry friends. Kelly was old, but she lived a long happy life. She was happy because we always spoiled her and it was easy to make her purr. I'm sad and I miss her, but I'm not too upset because I know it was her time to go. She was 16 years old and that's a good long life for a kitty cat.

I know losing your kitty was harder for you. Thanks for being there when it was my turn to say goodby to my four legged friend. :hug:
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad your doing okay. :hug:
She really was pretty.

In the end thats always a big comfort to know they were happy and lived well, it doesn't make it easier to say goodbye but it brings comfort to know she wasn't suffering and was loved her life.
Thats nice to have stability like that my kitties were all cremated so I have them here, but it wasn't cheap. I wish I knew someone with a yard but my mother and  both aunts sold their houses to get trailers. 

He was a big part of my life at home but I have little Jessie left and while he doesn't sit with me like Gabriel, he seems happy when I hold him and is in the room with me sometimes.  
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, she was. Looking back at the pictures its a little hard to remember her when she was a fat fluffy kitty. She had lost so much weight towards the end she was all bones and fur. It was only this last week that she stopped eating. Up until then she seemed okay other than she got skinny.

If it wasn't for nan I'd probably be in the same situation. I wanted to get her cremated to, but this works. The other pets we've had cept for the bigger dogs were buried out there. So its befitting that Kelly goes there to. We had this concrete drainage slab thing sitting out there so its Marked to, which is nice. I'm going to insist we keep it there or at least get something more suitable to put there so we know where she is.

That's good that you still have a kitty friend to keep you company though. Kelly was our only cat. Its weird not having her around. And that's what makes me the most sad and makes me miss her the most. 16 years is a long damned time to have one pet. And for about half that we had just her. Casper flipped out a while ago and we couldn't keep him. He probably got put down I imagine. So for so long its been just her. I still catch myself looking across the living room over to her usual sleeping spots only to realize she won't be there. Its such a habit to look around the house to see where she is. This is going to take some getting used to.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
good to see someone mention Alex Grey besides me. ;)  have you read his book The Mission of Art?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have not, but I do know of it. I'm one of those "tool fans turned onto Alex" people. I can't say I've delved completely into his work but I love seeing it and hearing about his process and so on. He's so active on his blog and website, its actually kinda a lot to take in.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, i was into Tool before i discovered Alex.  his work is truly visionary.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't really be able to say whether he is or not. Its impressive, that's for damned sure. :nod: The level of detail he adds is unreal. It goes hand in hand with Tool's music. That's one of the things I look forward to seeing Tool's new album. Of course new music, but the artistic experience is also why I buy the CD's. I wish they'd hurry up and release 10KD on Vinyl, and maybe do a reissue of Aenima so we pohfok don't have to chuck out a ton of money for it.
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Florian-K Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the Llama :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Florian. :D
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KaibaGal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch!

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KaibaGal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Phew, much better thanks.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :hug:

I'm seeing some pretty cool Bionicle art on your page, so I wanna stay tuned. :meow:
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KaibaGal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
*fans self*

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Why thank you sir! I do try.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*grabs industrial fan from work, plugs it in, turns it on* IS THAT BETTER?!

YOU'RE WELCOME! Biggest Fan 
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AntVar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for favin' my Li'l Han Solo Blaster!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. It was awesome. :)
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AntVar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks! I made a gun belt to go along with it now too:
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