This Book 3 still seems like a good one for the caption game.
It’s great to be back in Seoul visiting our friends at Studio Mir. Here are some exquisite original animation drawings of Wan and Tahno framed in their lobby gallery.
Congratulations to the Korra design team members for taking home the Annie Award for Production Design in TV for Book 2 Chapter 10 “A New Spiritual Age”! From left to right in the top photo, skipping Mike and me: Angela Sung (background design), Christine Bian (prop design), William Nanqing Niu (background design), Emily Tetri (background paint), and Frederic Stewart (background paint). And congratulations to the other designers who worked on this special episode: Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf (color stylist), Christie Tseng (character design), Angela Song Mueller (character design), and Lauren Zurcher (background paint). Every day I am blown away by their talent, dedication, and enthusiasm, so it is nice to see the animation community recognize their work as well.
The deeper we get into the Korra production, the more horizontal Joaquim’s posture gets in animatic meetings.
Some recent, great Asami drawings from Book 3 by Studio Mir.
Pretty much immediately after we made Naga, a staggering number of people suggested we should make a Pabu… and due to some late supplies, for a change we had a little spare time. This guy was a good exercise in ‘okay now make that 37% cuter. No, cuter than that even. Cuter. DANGEROUSLY CUTE.’.
Straight up cute isn’t necessarily something we do often (we’re weird, and like ugly/grumpy/monstrous things) so this was a bit of a departure.
Also a little tough to paint something 3-dimensional in a style that aped the animation…. but tough in a good way.
Like Naga, Pabu is articulated using ball and socket joints, from head to tail to toe. He’s a little under two feet long, so I THINK he’s roughly to scale. His head and feet are hand sculpted, then painted and sealed and assembled with his faux fur body.
We don’t often keep things, but Pabu is going to stay with us, and if all goes well, should be the perfect accessory to Bones’ costume for Costume Con in April.
Pabu and his design for those not in the know, are from a show we highly recommend you check out, The Legend of Korra.
Cute stuff! I really like the pose in the second pic.
A few recent Book 4 animatic sketches that had us laughing for several minutes. Ryu drew that Meelo, and I’m not sure who drew the bison initially but Mel put those eyes on it for some unknown reason. I’m glad he did.
Christine Bian just forwarded this great cosplay shot to me. Those noodles look good right about now…
We’ve been SUPER excited to finally post this one, and here she is. We’re both big fans of the show the Legend of Korra since friends strong-armed us into watching it last year (I watched almost all of season one in a single sitting) and Naga is pretty much amazing. If I had three wishes, having my own polarbear dog would be the number two, righ behind fiscal solvency (har har).
Our take on Naga is a one of a kind - there are no casts, and we won’t be doing this again. At 22” from nose to tail, she’s almost two feet long, and about 9.5” high at the withers… so she’s quite a big girl, and would be a proportionately suitable mount for some sizes of ball joint doll. She’s hand sculpted and painted, sealed and sewn with a collection of dense ice-white furs. She’s completely articulated with plastic joints that gives her a realistic range of movement, and the ability to hold a pose beautifully. Her tack made from a combination of nickle hardware, walnut coloured leather and felt, with a padded saddle blanket. It is removable via two separate hooks for the girth and breastcollar.
She is available for sale via silent auction.
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25% of profits from this auction will be donated to Polar Bears International, to help fund their continuing research and education programs in defense of our dwindling polar bear populations.
Angela Song Mueller just forwarded this to me. WOW! Incredible work. And very cool about the donations to the polar bear fund. Congratulations to whomever ends up winning this amazing piece.