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makanidotdot:

some more spiritzula times, as she is tasked with escorting zhao back to the fog.

It must be the worst, worst job in the world. Poor Azula XD

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rrrtaz3 said: You have VERY quickly become my favorite artist on tumblr, and a huge inspiration! Do you think you'll ever draw adult Sokka and Toph hanging out? Their friendship was so cute.

makanidotdot:

Thank you!!   Decided to draw some- I honestly don’t really have a good idea of what their relationship would be like as adults!  I think I like them as close friends that don’t see each other as much as they’d like due to other responsibilities, but Sokka’d be as much the fun uncle with Toph’s kids as he was with Katara’s, and they prob did the do once or twice but nothing serious came of it.

I could see several possibilities with them!  No matter what though, I think Toph would be quite sad when he moved back to the SWT.      

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Heart fuzzies

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After makani posted her spirit possessed Azula (http://makanidotdot.tumblr.com/post/98064871231/more-of-my-post-spirit-possession-azula-she-is) , I just had to draw her.

Then Zhao arrived.

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makanidotdot:

more of my post spirit-possession azula.  she is basically a crazy old lobotomized woman who lives in the woods as an eventually willing servant of a talking cat that only she can hear.  

literally all started as a really roundabout way of getting azula/zhao lmao. ended up doing a bunch of exposition dump with zuko??

More spirit-possessed Azula. Me happy!

Tags: Azula Zuko LOK ATLA
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freeglassart said: You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!

makanidotdot:

Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

 Scribble it down

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start to put on features

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fix stuff

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put on more stuff

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fix stuff again

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erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

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2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 

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That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

All great tips, plus bonus Zhao.

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Some ATLA nostalgia (and my dash needed some Zhao). 

(Source: tim5555)

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makanidotdot:

just another redrawn kate beaton comic 

I can’t decide whether to call it “What I Learned From Reading The Rift”, “Things That Are Probably Canon”, or “Hey That Guy Looks Just Like Suyin”

That last line…I had not noticed that! Augh!!

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scienced:

Just finished Rufftoon’s comic Water Tribe thanks to Anoia and have had a total blast drawing some celebratory shirtless Zhao for it. I love this character! I guess I just have a soft spot for villainous old men, and the military, and damn good characterization.
Also thanks to Anoia for helping me suss out his left deltoid, just drew it a biiiit off.

Aaaaw, I&#8217;m touched that people still enjoy reading it. :)

scienced:

Just finished Rufftoon’s comic Water Tribe thanks to Anoia and have had a total blast drawing some celebratory shirtless Zhao for it. I love this character! I guess I just have a soft spot for villainous old men, and the military, and damn good characterization.

Also thanks to Anoia for helping me suss out his left deltoid, just drew it a biiiit off.

Aaaaw, I’m touched that people still enjoy reading it. :)

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makanidotdot:

this is my only hypothesis

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faitherinhicks:

I totally forgot Free Comic Book Day was this weekend! Yes, it is! I drew Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender FCBD offering, written by Gene Yang. Avatar is my favourite animated show and Gene is one of my favourite people in comics, so getting to do this project was such an honor. *_* Here are some preview pages, coloured by Cris Peter, who also coloured The Adventures of Superhero Girl.

I hope you enjoy our comic! Please let me know what you think if you manage to grab a copy. :D
PS. I think these are pages 2 & 3, so this is not the very beginning of the comic. 

Faith Erin Hicks drawing Avatar- rejoice!!!