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Turtle-duck Date Night

This is my piece for the upcoming The Legend of Korra / Avatar: The Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus, opening this Saturday, March 7th, 6:00pm to 10:00. Mike and I will be there doing a signing for the first half of the reception (there are a limited number of spots in the signing line, but I’m not sure how they are working that), and hanging out for the rest. I think there will be a raffle, and plenty of cool stuff to purchase. A bunch of the crew members from the production will be there too (hopefully including some ATLA folks), so it is going to be a fun family reunion for us. I can’t wait to see all of the incredible artwork.

As for this piece, I used and modified Emily Tetri's production painting of Harmony Tower (designed by Lee Jung-Su). Otherwise, I drew and painted the rest of it. I based the turtle-duck boats on the charming swan boats I saw while visiting Ueno Park in Tokyo. Gallery Nucleus will be selling the above artwork as an exclusive print, in a limited edition of 100, to be released on opening night (and I’m pretty sure I’ll be signing them). I will be donating 100% of my share of the proceeds to an LGBTQ suicide prevention hotline.

I hope to see you Saturday! Get there early, as the lines for these Gallery Nucleus openings wrap all the way around a city block. If you can’t make it to the opening, the show will be hanging for two weeks. There is an event being planned for the closing as well. More on that later.

Gallery Nucleus – 210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Okay but can we just talk about Korra threatening Baatar Jr.? Korra entered the avatar state to threaten him and Baatar Jr. called her bluff and even when Suyin tried to talk to him he said that Kuvira was going to be his new family.

Korra realizes that the way to get to Baatar is through his love for Kuvira. Only when Korra threatened to make it her life’s mission to keep him and Kuvira apart did he actually give in. 

Korra’s dialogue from that scene is literally about the 3 years she spent away from the people she loves, namely the person she loves, Asami. Korra said that never letting him be with the person he loves is more painful than any physical harm she could ever do to him.

3 years

apart

Korra knew how painful it would be to Baatar Jr. because she never wanted to feel that way again

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I’m just imagining Tonraq saying and doing this on Korra and Asami’s wedding day and I’m all jhfhljuhfnbwkdhf!

Plus you know her parents would have adopted Asami into the family right away and would probably be doing the same thing to her. And then Asami just starts bawling and I just can’t handle it!

*Faints from feels overload*

wonderingnerd asked:

I saw that amazing Korrasami art you did with Korra and Asami in a motorcycle and I absolutely loved the symbol on Korra's jacket. Can make a separate art for that symbol? I mean, if it won't take a lot of your time…

thanks! I didn’t create that symbol and honestly I have no idea who did… I just saw it EVERYWHERE and then I decided to do it too, but here: 

you can use it if you want, it’s transparent! :) (also I hope you don’t mind I published your ask, just in case someone else is interested in that symbol ^^ )

some more color schemes under read more! 

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anonymous asked:

Asami is pretty regularly drawn as more than just a couple inches taller than Korra, though. At least 3 or 4 inches, if not more sometimes. Ugh, official height charts would just make life easier!

There’s inconsistencies here and there, but when she’s not in heels it looks more like 2” to me. IMO this image is likely the most carefully drawn of them, and they’re both equidistant from the camera, so this is how we should be gauging:

Also yeah, start off the morning with this shot :)

Admit it...

You tried to meditate in your room, in hopes that you yourself could get into the Spirit World and see how Korra and Asami’s been doing, you want to taste Iroh’s teas and cakes, you want to play with the Spirits, you want to learn couple of wisdom from Zaheer if you ever bump into him.

But then you remember, you’re a Spiritual failure like Tenzin and do you just cry on the back corner of your room because… Just because…

Let us all have this moment of silence…. And just cry because we’ll never be able to physically be in the Spirit World…