I made this as a thank you card from my dog to a friend. I think it is pretty much my favorite thing I’ve ever done.
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.
Natasha Wicke (Korra storyboard artist) headed to the Anime Expo this past weekend at the LA Convention Center, along with Angela Song Mueller (character design) and Christine Bian (prop design). Natasha shared with me some great coplay pics that she took, like this one of Naga.
Christine Bian, our incredibly talented prop designer, has started a Tumblr blog to showcase her exquisite animal drawings. I love this Naga piece, but do yourself a favor and check out her other work too.
This seems like a fitting reblog, after the last reblog.
Young Korra and Naga~
How do I draw animals
I’ve been chipping away at this one, bit by bit, for a few weeks. Living with the official Naga model, my dog, was certainly a big help. He often strikes a majestic, epic pose on the porch, staring into his vast domain. This is a tribute to him, the quiet observer.
We put together some artwork for these giant decals to decorate our two production areas in the Burbank studio. My favorite is this life-size one of Naga & Korra. That’s the same look my dog gives me 90% of the time, and now I can see it towering over the cubicles every time I step outside my office.
Great costumes, cool light-up glove, cute Naga plush, and I think I spy a Ramona Flowers snapping a pic in the background.
OK, now we’re twinsies, Joaquim! Naga is ready to party with Bolin in style.
Happy Premiere Day, everyone!
P.S. Ha! I knew there would be people responding, “Why isn’t she wearing a dress?” What is this, 1950? Because she wanted to be twinsies with Bolin, because a black & white tuxedo looks great on a black & white polar bear-dog, and because she isn’t bound by social constructs. And I don’t share her taste for musicals, but she is a fan of Cabaret.