Here’s a commission I did of Aang being captured by some Fire Nation soldiers. The client wanted me to re-create a scene where he’s briefly captured in this same manner (in fact, I even used the same angle so I could copy the background/chains directly). In the show he escapes this pretty quickly, but in this version the soldiers all take turns on him instead. He doesn’t really seem to mind.
In order to keep from going a week or more without any posts, I quickly finished this picture I had lying around from April. It’s difficult to keep the blog updated right now because I’ve had to return to my day job, which I’ve been away from all summer. Plus, I’m still trying to get the new comic pages out, which don’t create immediate results as every panel tends to take about as long as a regular picture would. These things, plus other obligations like Patreon, are keeping me from pumping out several pics a week right now. To those of you frustrated by my inactivity, just remember: Nobody gets more angry or frustrated when I don’t have anything to post than I do.
The Avatar series (both TLA and TLOK) is one I always want to draw more of, but never seem to get around to for one reason or another. Both series are filled with cute character designs I’d like to explore further, and maybe one of these days I’ll get the chance.
This is another commission, this time one that was only done at the lineart stage (for financial reasons). The client wanted to see Kai dominating Mako and General Iroh, all from Avatar: The Legend of Korra. I only watched the first season or two of this show, so I never met Kai and barely knew Iroh, but hopefully fans of this show (and young boys topping men) will enjoy this picture.
Some of you may remember a picture I did over a year ago featuring the unlikely trio of Bulma, Starfire and Katara. The story to that picture is the same as this one. I had one of my friends dig through a folder of my reference pictures and choose one as the pose. I then had another friend, who hadn’t seen the picture, choose which characters would go into the pose. That’s how we got this picture of Zuko, Ace and the Flame Princess.
I drew this one over a year ago, so I feel like it doesn’t quite hold up to my current standards (no background, I think Zuko looks kind of off). However, general laziness on my part meant it kept getting pushed to the side, and I just now finished it. I have two other pictures from this game (one paired with each of these I’ve done so far, where the two friends in question traded roles), but I have no idea if I’ll ever color them and post them here. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but I have bigger, more interesting projects I’d rather focus on for the time being.
I drew this picture in June of last year, inked it at some point in September, and then left it sitting half-finished in my “WIP” folder until just now. The picture is really simple, so all it took was about a half-hour of coloring to wrap it up. I could have finished it at any time, but I kept putting it off because of other, more important (and complex) projects and commissions. However, because things have been slow around here, I finally took the time to finish it.
I can’t even remember what made me want to draw it, other than that I’ve always liked Toph. Whatever reason I had, I think the final piece isn’t too bad. It doesn’t even look that out of place next to my other, more recent pictures.
So… this is kind of an interesting story, I guess. First off, let me be clear that this is not part of the CrossOver Yuri series I used to do (and would like to resume at some point). No, this has a different origin. I was hanging out with two of my friends (who shall remain anonymous), and had a “brilliant” idea. You see, I have on my laptop a 29 GB folder full of pictures grabbed from Reddit, 4chan and various other places that I use either for reference or inspiration in my work. I let one friend choose a picture from this folder, and then (without showing him the picture) let the other choose which characters would fill the roles. This picture is the end result. Coming at some point will be another picture where we repeated the process, but my friends traded jobs in the selection process.
Despite the silly origin, I actually like this picture a whole lot. Sure, there’s no reason for these three characters to be together, but I like it anyway. Hopefully you will, too.