I'm really sorry for the delays. But it's finally here and nobody's taking it away from me this time.
About this creation
I feel pretty much run out of custombioniclewiki and will never be using their site again, after I was simply removed from there with no warning whatsoever. As a result I have moved to deviantART but UGW could be uploaded as a .pdf meaning it now looks better than ever before!
This is a link for readers on desktop.
This is a link for readers either not on desktop or otherwise unable to see the pdf on the page linked above.
So... it's over, really this time. Unholy Grail War is back, and I still have to build Gasai and his second Master (appearing in the standalone Act 3) and will do so after Christmas, and am really trying to get a worthy Toa Wreax out to you in celebration of UGW's completion. Please give UGW a try! I'd be grateful after the hard knock of it facing effectively deletion at the hands of CBW, but I worked hard to put this story back up. I wrote UGW in tribute to Bionicle and TYPE-MOON and am happy how it turned out. Tell me what you think! I eagerly await to hear from you what you felt about the last two acts in particular (which you can skip right to use the Table of Contents)! Thank you for sticking with me!
Such a long wall of text it took me from Dec. 6th until Apr. 9th to reply
Per Tristan as per the bit about us working together. His work gave UGW the badass-action-cartoon aesthetic I certainly hope you all read it with imagining. If I were to - I don't know , say write a sequel or prequel to UGW, I'd be working with him again. It's a good time to thank everybody who helped bring UGW together from start to finish, and while your names make for far too long a list, you know who you are and don't be modest about it - thank you. UGW was my child, but all my friends had a hand in raising it. So to the UGW team I raise my glass: I'll see you starside, or in the next chapter ——— Or maybe both?
I like it
December 9, 2016
As Sean said, I made those edits. It was a combination of Paint.net (for recoloring purposes, as seen in the Archer/ARCHER edit with the half green half red thing), some online filters (mostly watercolor filters, and ones that create sharper, more painted-looking edges and geometry), and Photoshop 17.0 (for sharpening, color-correction, and lighting balancing purposes). Unfortunately, I don't remember the exact filters I used to achieve that geometric, cartoony look, but I'm sure there are several online that would achieve a similar effect. It's all about trial and error and experimentation.
Now that that text wall is done, thanks for the comments on the artwork! UGW is a great story, and Sean has been a good friend of mine ever since I made my spotty comeback to the community. I'm glad to have helped him out with it, and it feels great to know that so many people were impressed by my small contributions. I'm really bad at ending posts like these, so... bye, I guess. Hit me up on Flickr or Discord if anyone wants more in-depth photo editing tips. I'm out.