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TAKE THAT, YOU DAMNED ARTIST’S BLOCK!Well, sort of. Aside from being flat out and insanely busy, my personal art muse has been torturing me for weeks… so today, I basically sat myself down and told myself to shut up and paint. Wan had been sitting around for a month unfinished and after an hour and a bit all was well and he was done!! :DDD It’s miraculous considering painting has had me pulling my hair out lately… Anyway, I’ve also been looking over my other badges and I’m not entirely happy with some of them now, so the future may hold more changes… Other badges in this series:» Lin Beifong» Asami Sato» Mako» General Iroh II» Bolin

TAKE THAT, YOU DAMNED ARTIST’S BLOCK!

Well, sort of. Aside from being flat out and insanely busy, my personal art muse has been torturing me for weeks… so today, I basically sat myself down and told myself to shut up and paint. Wan had been sitting around for a month unfinished and after an hour and a bit all was well and he was done!! :DDD It’s miraculous considering painting has had me pulling my hair out lately… 

Anyway, I’ve also been looking over my other badges and I’m not entirely happy with some of them now, so the future may hold more changes… 

Other badges in this series:
» Lin Beifong
» Asami Sato
» Mako
» General Iroh II
» Bolin


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Hey, look at that! It’s me again!!This time I’m rocking [cough] my handmade Toph cosplay at Gold Coast Supanova, which I also wore at Brisbane Supanova last year. I tossed this on for preview night only, so it was a pleasant surprise to get such a lovely photo taken! :DPhotographer: James Niland

Hey, look at that! It’s me again!!

This time I’m rocking [cough] my handmade Toph cosplay at Gold Coast Supanova, which I also wore at Brisbane Supanova last year. I tossed this on for preview night only, so it was a pleasant surprise to get such a lovely photo taken! :D

Photographer: James Niland

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Oh man, words cannot describe how it feels to draw for fun! Long story short, I have been swamped by my new job. It’s been fantastic and I am learning so much everyday, but man, it really sucks away the hours. I’m up past bedtime to finally start on an awesome Iroh II painting, which has been kicking around in my brain for months. There’ll be fire and awesome coming from his fist eventually, but there you are. I’ll leave the theme and subject of the painting as a surprise for later. ;D And don’t have a heart attack, anyone - yes, I clearly used a reference. |D But his legs may be a little wonky… but they’ll be cropped out eventually… /nosebleed

Oh man, words cannot describe how it feels to draw for fun! 

Long story short, I have been swamped by my new job. It’s been fantastic and I am learning so much everyday, but man, it really sucks away the hours. I’m up past bedtime to finally start on an awesome Iroh II painting, which has been kicking around in my brain for months. There’ll be fire and awesome coming from his fist eventually, but there you are. I’ll leave the theme and subject of the painting as a surprise for later. ;D 

And don’t have a heart attack, anyone - yes, I clearly used a reference. |D 
But his legs may be a little wonky… but they’ll be cropped out eventually… 

/nosebleed

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LOOKOUT EVERYONE, IT’S PICTURES OF THE ARTIST!

Pictures of the cosplaying artist too, might I add! This is my finished Human!Raava cosplay for Gold Coast Supanova in Australia, on Saturday & Sunday April 5 & 6. Photos aren’t the best quality because they were grabbed by my dad on my phone, but hopefully I can snag some better photos after the weekend has passed. 

All design work was done by me [directly inspired from Raava of course], the sewing by my mum, and the wig came from TheFiveWits. :D 

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A very special announcement!

Hello, my beautiful friends! I have very exciting and important news! I am extremely pleased to announce that I’ve obtained a full time job at a creative studio here in Australia!

Regrettably, this means art production on this blog is going to slow down quite a bit. I’m so excited by all the new people who’ve decided to follow my adventures here too, and I hope you can all bear with me, as this job is likely to have frequent all-nighters and crazy hours.

Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean my art will stop. I have a lovely badge portrait of Avatar Wan on the way and my head is still buzzing with original and fan art ideas - it might just take a bit longer ;w;

Thank you for your attention. Stay awesome, everyone!

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And now for the adorable natural assistant, Bolin! :DOkay, in terms of personality expression, I think I’ve got it down with Bolin. He’s the bubbliest one out of the badge series so far. Anyway, I love this guy. Sure, he can be sidetracked as comic relief in LoK, but his saving-the-president thing in Book 2 was the best darn bit of animation,  cinematography and character development I have pretty much seen. It gives me chills every time. Welp, considering my track record, this painting will receive edits in the coming days, but for now, I’m satisfied. Enjoy!ALSO A HUGE WELCOME TO THE TEN NEW FOLLOWERS I’VE GOTTEN THIS WEEK! I can’t believe you guys. You are so amazing. Thank you so much for following me! Ahhh! /hugs you all Other badges in this series:» Lin Beifong» Asami Sato» Mako» General Iroh II

And now for the adorable natural assistant, Bolin! :D

Okay, in terms of personality expression, I think I’ve got it down with Bolin. He’s the bubbliest one out of the badge series so far. Anyway, I love this guy. Sure, he can be sidetracked as comic relief in LoK, but his saving-the-president thing in Book 2 was the best darn bit of animation,  cinematography and character development I have pretty much seen. It gives me chills every time. 

Welp, considering my track record, this painting will receive edits in the coming days, but for now, I’m satisfied. Enjoy!

ALSO A HUGE WELCOME TO THE TEN NEW FOLLOWERS I’VE GOTTEN THIS WEEK! I can’t believe you guys. You are so amazing. Thank you so much for following me! Ahhh! /hugs you all 

Other badges in this series:
» Lin Beifong
» Asami Sato
» Mako
» General Iroh II

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Hey everyone! This is in response to Korra-Naga’s request for Artist Asks, numbers 1 through 5.

1. Take a picture of your workspace. [Images 1, 2 & 3]
I give you beautiful chaos! I’ve recently had a massive overhaul of my entire bedroom, bringing in a giant new desk and digital painting suite. So naturally I’ve had stacks of time to re-organise and geekify my desk. A huge shout out to all the artists whose work is featured in print form within my workspace! See how much fandom you can spot. |D

Also, fun fact - I’ve named my computer the Obsidian Phoenix, after the brand of casing it lives in and my own love for mythical birds. It’s a monster of a thing and it was very expensive… OTL

2. Show your pencil case and what’s inside. [Image 4]
Clutter, assorted inking pens, and other bits and pieces… I have many pencil cases, too. These are just my everyday ones. 

3. Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a ‘doodle’ it is. [Image 5]
I started this series of character design studies, inspired by different bird species. The first one was based on a Japanese Crane, but I hated the shading style and I don’t think I’ll continue. I still need to work out a style for the project as it was meant to be a quick thing, not a seven hour frustration-fest… 

4. Lineart or colouring? 
Ugh. Probably colouring, because as much as I love working with lines, they become hidden and supportive infrastructure that is barely seen in a lot of my final paintings [I usually colour it] and usually I don’t even use it in the end…. 

5. Who/what inspires you?
Oh dear. So, so much - but I’ll try and keep it brief. It’s more a matter of what, because often who is a large collective of artists who create an entire thing. Firstly, fandom - I can’t get enough of fantastic and compelling stories with great character design. Within this, mostly Disney, Dreamworks, numerous Square Enix titles [Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts], Studio Ghibli and of course, Avatar: The Last Airbender & Legend of Korra. There are lots of smaller things in here that fall under this category too. 

In more general terms, real and fantasy/legendary animals [birds and wings in particular], landscapes and nature’s sheer, amazing beauty, and fantasy derived from the natural world. I also love themes of inspiration, freedom, hope, change, love, friendship and sweet and beautiful things. I’d rather fill my life with light and love and lovely things, rather than violent, scary or dark themes. 

I also can’t get enough of working with bright and gorgeous colours. It distresses me that I still have so much to learn about them! 

Okay. Done ranting now~ (*´∀`*)

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Artist asks GO!

  • 1: Take a picture of your workspace.
  • 2: Show your pencil case and what's inside.
  • 3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
  • 4: Lineart or coloring?
  • 5: Who/what inspires you?
  • 6: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
  • 7: Do you have any OCs?
  • 8: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
  • 9: Favorite thing to draw?
  • 10: Least favorite thing to draw?
  • 11: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
  • 12. Any weird artist behavior you admit doing?
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