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The Force Awakens – self-promotion

I know that this is now the old Star Wars movie (!), but I’ve been working on this for most of the year (on and off) and thought it was about time I shared it. It was just done for my portfolio so isn’t for sale (unless I can somehow get it licensed!), but it was a bit of a labour of love and I hope you like it.

How to Draw Tundras 101

Step 1:
Draw a Lion

Step 2:
Draw a better Lion

Step 3:
Realize for some reason you need to make this Lion a Giant Lizard instead
(embiggen him)

Step 4:
Lighten, because no way in hell do you want to redraw that from scratch

Step 5:
?????? Tundra on top???

Step 6:
BAM

Now go forth, and draw needlessly large and floofy Paw-Hand Lizards

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MD: The wealth disparity between the rich and the poor in Ba Sing Se has become much worse since Aang first visited the city. Episodes like this one are very taxing for the entire design team, as there are many different locations and so many background characters that need to be fleshed out to make Ba Sing Se feel like a real, lived-in city. 

BK: Seeing all of these Lower Ring character designs imbued with so much personality makes me wish that every one of them somehow could have a spotlight moment on-screen. You can tell by these designs the middle Ring denizens are privileged to have more fortunate, less back-breaking lives than those in the severely oppressed Lower Ring. Finally, we have the elite Upper Ring citizens, people descended from families that have been wealthy for so long very few of them know what it means to actually do a day’s worth of honest work. 

Lower Ring residents by Christie Tseng. Middle and Upper Ring residents by Angela Song Mueller. Cleanup by Evon Freeman. Color by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf.

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Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings, Miss Lemon, and Jimmy Japp 😜 I am a huge lover of Hercule Poirot and I think Agatha Christie’s Poirot is THE best adaptation of it. Plus, this is kind of for my mom, since its a love we have in common.