April 21, 2014
I’m excited to be going over small-scale proofs of much larger metal prints for an upcoming exhibition of illustrations I did, some alone and some in collaboration with colleagues, for or related to Avatar and Korra between 2003 and 2013. I’ll be posting more information on the exhibition very soon, but for now I can at least say it will be in the greater Boston area. Stay tuned!

I’m excited to be going over small-scale proofs of much larger metal prints for an upcoming exhibition of illustrations I did, some alone and some in collaboration with colleagues, for or related to Avatar and Korra between 2003 and 2013. I’ll be posting more information on the exhibition very soon, but for now I can at least say it will be in the greater Boston area. Stay tuned!

April 10, 2014
cbheck:

thebestlaurenmontgomery:

I drew this at lunch quite a while ago. Apparently I thought a pikmin / lok crossover was a good idea?

Did you know Lauren Montgomery is on Tumblr now? Now you know.

Lauren Montgomery, supervising producer on Korra, is THE BEST.

cbheck:

thebestlaurenmontgomery:

I drew this at lunch quite a while ago. Apparently I thought a pikmin / lok crossover was a good idea?

Did you know Lauren Montgomery is on Tumblr now? Now you know.

Lauren Montgomery, supervising producer on Korra, is THE BEST.

April 3, 2014
I forgot the Book 2 DVD/Blu-ray art had been released, which was announced over at IGN on Monday. Here it is without the packaging and graphic overlays. It was a fun collaboration between Joaquim Dos Santos and myself.

I forgot the Book 2 DVD/Blu-ray art had been released, which was announced over at IGN on Monday. Here it is without the packaging and graphic overlays. It was a fun collaboration between Joaquim Dos Santos and myself.

March 21, 2014
I’m excited to be going over the final proofs for the second Dark Horse Korra art book. This thing will be on its way to the printers soon. Can’t wait for you guys to see it!

I’m excited to be going over the final proofs for the second Dark Horse Korra art book. This thing will be on its way to the printers soon. Can’t wait for you guys to see it!

March 13, 2014
I love this Book 3 still of my hero, Lin Beifong, from Studio Mir’s animation of a storyboard panel by supervising producer Lauren Montgomery.

I love this Book 3 still of my hero, Lin Beifong, from Studio Mir’s animation of a storyboard panel by supervising producer Lauren Montgomery.

March 7, 2014
It may be hard to believe since Book 3 hasn’t even aired yet (SOON!), but we just had the final Korra animatic meeting this afternoon for the Book 4 series finale episode. It’s been bittersweet saying goodbye to so many amazing crew members as their teams have rolled off the production these last few weeks. Pictured here, left to right: Melchior Zwyer (director), Lauren Montgomery (supervising producer), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Ki-Hyun Ryu (supervising producer), me, Owen Sullivan (assistant director), and Mike. In hindsight, I wish we had lined up this shot so it looked like the Mac desktop tiger’s ears were sprouting from Mike’s head. 
P.S. Though we had the animatic meeting, that still means there’s a TON of work left to do on Book 4. That is still part of the pre-production process.

It may be hard to believe since Book 3 hasn’t even aired yet (SOON!), but we just had the final Korra animatic meeting this afternoon for the Book 4 series finale episode. It’s been bittersweet saying goodbye to so many amazing crew members as their teams have rolled off the production these last few weeks. Pictured here, left to right: Melchior Zwyer (director), Lauren Montgomery (supervising producer), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Ki-Hyun Ryu (supervising producer), me, Owen Sullivan (assistant director), and Mike. In hindsight, I wish we had lined up this shot so it looked like the Mac desktop tiger’s ears were sprouting from Mike’s head. 

P.S. Though we had the animatic meeting, that still means there’s a TON of work left to do on Book 4. That is still part of the pre-production process.

March 5, 2014
This Book 3 still seems like a good one for the caption game.

This Book 3 still seems like a good one for the caption game.

February 14, 2014
Prince Tonraq

Prince Tonraq

February 10, 2014

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.

February 4, 2014

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.

January 31, 2014
It appears that Pabu is a vampire.

It appears that Pabu is a vampire.

January 31, 2014
The deeper we get into the Korra production, the more horizontal Joaquim’s posture gets in animatic meetings.

The deeper we get into the Korra production, the more horizontal Joaquim’s posture gets in animatic meetings.

January 29, 2014

Some recent, great Asami drawings from Book 3 by Studio Mir.

January 25, 2014

homemadehorrors:

http://wormsandbones.com
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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.

January 25, 2014

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.

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