"Kya and Katara - First Waterbending Lesson" by Sasha Palacio (Moi!)
4-5 hrs, 8.5”x11”
Made and sold this at the art sow I co-curated “I’m the Art Show, Deal With It!” A Legend of Korra Tribute. I wanted to make two illustrations but I ran out of time… But here’s my tribute to older Katara and her’s and Aang’s first child Kya, a waterbender.
Kya never showed in the first season of Korra, but she was hinted at and concepts of her character design was published during the promo. And at the recent Comic-Con, they revealed more of her design. Kya is known to have dreadlocks, features shared with her mother, and a waterbender. Now I hope we all know kids aren’t born with dreadlocks so I assumed her hair must’ve been thick curly/wavy hair, considering those hair types are the result of dreadlocks overtime. Hope you all like!
1) Initial sketch: Kya & Katara, mother and daughter waterbending together
2) Rough Lines and Color Pass (Katara): Dropped some color and shadows onto Katara and the water, now onto little Kya! I gotta fix her abnormally long right leg and we’re good.
3) Rough Lines(Kya) and Edits: Fixed Katara’s leg, added some more water droplets and fixed the water transparency. I had a chance to detail little Kya too.
4) Final Color Drop: "Kya and Katara - First Waterbending Lesson" finished illustration.
Still pretty busy with the Korra Tribute show… getting people paid, dropping off/shipping art, and contacting Nickelodeon on interviews for the documentary. So expect a full update soon, but for now, here’s my piece!