my entry for new leaf’s fanart contest for their panel in la on wednesday. the prompt was to incorporate elements from each book/show there (legend of korra, the grisha trilogy, walking dead, and legend/prodigy), so i just drew alina starkov, korra, and june iparis fighting zombies because WHY NOT

the winner’s chosen by how many notes the work gets and even though i’m not gonna be at the panel i just still want them to notice me ok (especially mike because i want him to see this and i just really really wanna work at nick as a storyboard artist for korra pleeeeease)

Makorra - Book 2. A reversal of the good luck hand-clasp from “The Revelation.” This time, it’s Mako telling Korra good luck, but of course, with a little something else added to the hand-clasp. Namely, a kiss. ;)


Done for the #PowerofFandom contest… although it’s only Korra related, so… Oh well, it was still fun to draw :) 

Tumblr Fanart Contest!
Hello Fellow Tumblrites!  We here at New Leaf had an AWESOME idea that spawned from an AWESOME event that is happening next week (I seriously can’t wait—the fangirl in me is wigging out!).  You see, creative geniuses Michael DiMartino, Marie Lu, Seth Hoffman and Leigh Bardugo are getting together on a panel to discuss the incredibly rich worlds that they have worked on…(you might recognize some of these)

….and how their work and/or creative processes have evolved in the age of social media—where fans have direct access to the artists they admire and have the resources to create fantastic art and stories inspired by others.  (Which is, in my opinion, freaking awesome.) So in turn, we had an idea that involves the amazing and talented fans out there: a tumblr fanart contest!

Using the hashtag #PowerofFandom we invite you to create a piece of fanart that encompasses something from each of the panelists’ work.  Be creative!  Make it fun!  Anyone can enter! How are the winners chosen?  Simple: whoever manages to get the highest amount of Notes on their posting!  There will also be two runners up (the second and third highest amount of Notes). What do the winners get?  A print out of their piece of art signed by as many of the panelists that I can get!  I will be attending the event myself and will patiently wait on the most-likely very, very long line to see it done. And if I’m unable to get all 4 signatures, I will include a $50 iTunes or Amazon giftcard (winner’s choice).   Who can enter?  ANYONE.  This contest is open world-wide, people!  When does it run? It starts immediately and ends on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm EST. Make sure to get as many notes on your fanart as you can before that time!! Anything else I should know about the contest?  DO NOT FORGET THE HASHTAG! Otherwise, we won’t be able to find your post.  Also, this is a tumblr-only contest, so find a tumblr page to post your work on! Who can attend the awesome event, and where is it??  Anyone can also attend the event if they can make it out to Los Angeles!  Here are the event details: Who: Mike DiMartino (co-creator of The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender); Leigh Bardugo (author of NYT bestsellers Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm); Marie Lu (author of NYT bestsellers Legend and Prodigy); Seth Hoffman (writer and story editor for AMC’s The Walking Dead, Fox’s Prison Break and House) What: THE POWER OF FANDOM: Storytelling in the Age of Twitter and Tumblr Where: Barnes & Noble, The Grove (189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036) When: Wed, June 26 @ 7:00pm PST Why You Should Go: These talented storytellers will be together on a panel together to discuss story, fan fiction, fan art, interacting with readers directly and much more. And said amazing panel is being moderated by comic book nerd and enthusiast, Kurt Mattila of The Big Pull podcast, which is AWESOME.  ’Nuff said.

Hey everyone! This is my 14 year old daughter’s submission to the FanArt Contest for New Leaf Literary Media! It’s for the panel that includes Marie Lu (Legend), Leigh Bardugo (Shadow&Bone), Michael DiMartino (Korra) and Seth Hoffman (Walking Dead). If she wins, she’ll get a print out of her art signed by all of them! But to win, she needs as many notes as she can. Could y’all do a 14 year old budding artist a favor and like and reblog this? I’ll love you all forever! :o) Thanks everyone!


WIP for the Power of Fandom contest! Clockwise from left: June (Prodigy series), Alina (Grisha trilogy), Korra (Legend of Korra), and Michonne (Walking Dead), all as fancy magical lady knights!

I don’t usually participate in contests because I’m just so busy with other things, but for whatever reason, the task of putting together 4 characters from 4 different IPs into one cohesive image was a challenge I was in the mood for. Cue Sailor Moon bells!

So there’s a contest to create a piece of fan art with something from Avatar/Korra, Legend, Shadow and Bone and the Walking Dead.
Unfortunately, I have not yet read Shadow and Bone (I really want to and will get around to doing it soon) and I don’t watch the Walking Dead.
So I have left these two out of my drawing (so I guess this isn’t really an entry into the contest, it was more for fun).
I think June and Korra would actually get along and team up. They could kick major butt!
Anyway, I normally don’t draw female characters that often so this was good practice!
Hope you like it!

~ #PowerofFandom ~
For those who haven’t seen the post about the contest or would like to know more info here’s the link.

Hey guys, so there’s this fan art contest  where we’re suppose to draw something that encompasses something from The Legend of Korra, Walking Dead, The Shadow & Bone Series and Legend the book series.

I was thinking of what i believed all 4 of these series had in common and then I realized, all the lovely leading ladies! So of course I drew Korra, Alina Sarkov, June Iparis & Michone and added in one of my favorite Game of thrones quotes too; I thought it fit quite nicely :D

I know it probably doesn’t look like it, but I sunk in nearly 10 hours into this piece and I really hope to win cause the winner gets an autograph from each person from the panel, including Michael DiMartino! (who I’ve absolutetly idolized since I was a kid) 

Basically the winner is decided by whichever fanart has the most notes, so I would be eternally grateful if you guys could like and reblog this. The contest ends Monday June 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm EST (which is tomorrow) so please like and reblog asap!

Thanks you guys!


The Power of Fandom starts now! Follow @JoSVolpe and @KOrtizzle for live updates!

Who will be there:

MIKE DIMARTINO (Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
MARIE LU (Legend, Prodigy)
LEIGH BARDUGO (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm)
SETH HOFFMAN (The Walking Dead)

Hosted by KURT MATTILA of The Big Pull Pod.

Tonight at 7 PM PST is THE POWER OF FANDOM panel in LA! Guests include:

MIKE DIMARTINO (Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
MARIE LU (Legend, Prodigy)
LEIGH BARDUGO (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm)
SETH HOFFMAN (The Walking Dead)

Hosted by KURT MATTILA of The Big Pull Pod.

Make sure to follow @KOrtizzle and @JoSVolpe for live updates!