A random sketch, messing around in Sketchbook Pro on the iPad. I’ve always been terrible about keeping up with bound sketchbooks, but virtual ones seem to suit me better. It’s important to remind myself that the entire Avatar universe sprang from a single random sketch.
30 [INCONSECUTIVE] DAY DRAWING/ART CHALLENGE — 3. One, some, or all of your friends.
Shooby, Liz Climo’s dog, the greatest friend to me and all (except squirrels).
For some reason, this “tight rough” for the second piece of press art we released didn’t make it into the Korra art book, but I like it so I’m posting it here. I based it off of a storyboard panel of Joaquim’s from the premiere episode, and he did some further revisions on top of my drawing, which are included here in what you might call a “jam.” I wouldn’t call it that. Without wincing.
Sorry again for the lack of posts! Our production schedule is simply brutal as we are working on Books 2, 3, and 4 simultaneously, and I have little time for anything else once I try to fit “being a human being” in there. Such is the nature of TV production and its protracted, overlapping schedules… Despite the absence and the delays (which are all symptomatic of The Difficulty of Making Animation and little or nothing else), I would (as I have in the past) humbly ask you for your continued patience: It is a good year to be a Korra fan, and a lot of great stuff is coming down the pipeline that we are excited to announce (when we are permitted to announce it) and to share with you all. Thanks, sincerely!
Hot off the presses from ImageWizards.net: Three glossy metal prints of my art with frame-to-edge mounting that I am donating as prizes to PixelDrip Gallery’s “I’m the Art Show, Deal With It” Korra fanart event this weekend at Monk Space. *Ugly office carpet not included.* I’m really looking forward to the event and seeing all the great art and meeting the artists!
30 [INCONSECUTIVE] DAY DRAWING/ART CHALLENGE — 2. Someone you like (celebrity, significant other, or crush).
Neko Case, my favorite musician.
Thanks to everyone who has followed this blog and supported my work this past year. I had no idea this would be the case when I took the Tumblr plunge, but making “personal” art pieces to post on here forced me to grow as an artist and has fed back into my “professional” work, and it has inspired me for the possibilities in my future endeavors. I deeply appreciate it, and hope you got something worthwhile out of this blog too. A huge thanks to all of the incredible artists I follow on here for the invaluable inspiration, and to the ATLA and LOK fans for all the spirited fanart, GIFs, cosplay, etc. You guys help to fuel us through the crazy process of bringing animation to life.
I wish you all the best in 2013. Happy New Year!