Lauren Montgomery just sent me this adorable pic from Anime Expo.
Just messing around with some brushes that Samantha Kallis showed me (she is a really amazing artist and currently one of the Nickelodeon Artist Fellows). I enjoy how different brushes, even virtual ones, cause me to draw differently. Every day is a struggle to get some style into my drawings, so I’m always searching for that tool that is going to help me get a little closer.
I’ve said a million times that I’m a huge FLCL fan, but I also really loved the art style in the manga adaptation. So this is a (somewhat crappy) piece of fan art for both the show and the manga.
Emily Tetri, one of our amazingly talented background painters on Korra, did this lovely illustration for tomorrow’s Book 1 finale. I love it! You can check it out on her blogspot here. Thanks, Emily!
I should have just waited an hour! Now I have something interesting to post. Christie, my assistant designer, just came in and gave me this AWESOME Pabu keychain by Akusesu. THANKS!
I love uniform!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Incredible! The ’60s color palette in this work is so good.
Love the overflow of love letters.
I bet there’s some hate mail in there too. I know how you feel, bro.
korra- student uniform
Ha ha, the Band-Aid on her knee is a great touch. Man, I am constantly blown away by the amount of high quality and imaginative fan art for Korra. This artist isisT in Taiwan is incredible! You can follow her on Tumblr and DeviantArt.
(I know there is a collection of her pieces going around, but I wanted to reblog this stellar stuff from the artist directly.)
I first learned of Faith Erin Hicks and her beautiful comics when my friend Aaron Alexovich (creator of Serenity Rose) posted her blog entry about how to pitch a graphic novel. Not too long after that, our network exec Megan Casey sent an email around with a delightful comic Faith did for Tor.com about Avatar. I loved and it and got in touch with Faith, and asked her to post the comic on her Tumblr so I could reblog it (which you can see here).
Faith always posts really cool comics, illustrations, and fan art, and I dig all of them, especially this recent post showing her process making a sweet piece of Korra fan art. I was expecting a package from Faith with her new graphic novel in it, and when it arrived, lo and behold, the original piece of Korra art was in there too! Thanks, Faith!
I read and thoroughly enjoyed her graphic novel, Friends With Boys. Beautiful art, charming characters with spot-on expressions and fantastic posing, intriguing story. Great stuff all around, I sincerely couldn’t put it down. You can check out the first twenty pages on her website, here. Pick up a copy for yourself! And follow Faith on any social platform of your choosing. She is really generous with sharing her experience as a professional artist, for any of you aspiring to do the same. Here’s another informative blog entry from her on that subject.
Keeping ruling, Faith!
An oldie, but goodie… We made this silly little video for the Avatar panel at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con. It occurred to me that the only versions out there on YouTube were videotaped from the crowd, so I thought I’d post a clean version here (if one can refer to this as “clean”).
Now, I don’t want to cast aspersions or hurt any feelings, but for some of you I feel the need to explain that this is all a joke.
a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, esp. a story with a funny punchline: she was in a mood to tell jokes.
• a trick played on someone for fun.
Who’s going to San Diego Comic Con this year? It is coming up fast. We’re cooking up a really cool panel that, while not a unique format, is different from anything we’ve offered in the past. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Smellerbee by *knknknk
Great fan art by knknknk of an iconic design by Ryu.
The TMNT crew had a group show in the art gallery at Nickelodeon with a “girl” theme. I thought one of the girls looked familiar! Turns out it was a fan art piece by Adam Lucas, former storyboard revision artist on Korra, and current storyboard artist on TMNT. Based on the stairwell setting and her Naota-like boots, I like to think of this as a mash-up between FLCL and Korra, something I fully support. I’d like to see more of that mash-up!
Adam is the creator of the comic Goldilock. He moved out from Virginia to work on Korra, his first gig in animation.
This is a quick digital painting study I did from a photo of Leslie Rankine, the singer and one half (along with producer Mark Walk) of the ’90s trip hop/industrial duo Ruby. Their album Salt Peter is still one of my favorites, and was a huge inspiration for the music I released as Ginormous.
Wait… I’m a Ruby fan, so I guess this is fan art. I made some fan art!