little warm-up uou
also to anon who asked about my favorite color palette, this is pretty much it haha
All your life, you’ve never seen a woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Would you ever win?
So my teacher said he could print things I’d done prior to his class if I wanted (YES DO WANT THANK YOU YOU WONDERFUL MAN), and I really really REALLY liked this one so I decided to touch it up a bit! Which means, obviously, completely redoing Rose b/c her skirt was total shit and she didn’t match my headcanon anymore, and also Kanaya’s face and hair because I can. And the background. Because that was also shit. And now it is like an hour past the time I need to be asleep in order to function, I have done nothing else even vaguely productive, godDAMNIT MISTER HUNT YOUR ADVICE IS AWFUL.
(suggested listening: Her Breath is the Wind (Rhiannon’s Breath), fleetwood mac and Sia mashup, I am not even kidding, go listen right now, do it, I demand it)
but really zuko and sokka look like they fell out of the sexy tree and hit every branch on the way down
and landed on some sexy grass with sexy dirt getting all over them.
I haven’t had internet for a month.
Come back and this is the first thing I see.
I love you, Tumblr.
WOW THIS TOOK WAY TOO LONG TO COMPLETE
Print for AX 2012 and Otakon 2012. Kind of made like a true blue poster instead of just a print, so I guess a motivational poster for Avatar/Korra.
All of the poses and compositions, though some of it is a purely aesthetic choice, try to correspond to the character of their element. Let me ramble about them for a moment if I may, humdidum.
The Yin is rising over the Moon, just as Korra is rising to her responsibilities as the current Avatar. Yin is the dark and feminine portion of the mutual Yin and Yang. Her right hand brings up water, while her left holds it steady.
The Badgermole is centered and grounded, just as Hung gar, with it’s steady horse stances and strong forms, grounds it’s practitioners just as Earth does for the bender.
The Sky Bison is protective, circular, just as Bāguà quăn invokes circular, deflective motion in it’s forms, so too does Tenzin turning from the viewer in a show of deflection against the opposing, offensive force of the Dragon.
The Dragon is in turn wild and spread out, recalling the external nature of Northern Shaolin, with it’s powerful spikes of energy in it’s attacks and forms.
I’m not sure that this has been sufficiently emphasized.