raava and wan

I really liked the Wan pic I made almost 3 years ago, that I decided to make one of Korra. Loved how well her pic came out. I’ll post it on my society6 site soon! Enjoy! I’ll also post a small process too! Used Photoshop.

Also, I’m still open for commissions if anyone is interested. Just inbox me

‘Temae’ For Gallery Nucleus’ Legend of Korra Tribute Exhibition

As many already correctly guessed, this is an illustration of Raava in Wan’s teapot. I got the inspiration for this after seeing cleared and stained specimens. Especially the illuminated ones. I couldn’t help thinking Raava and Vaatu both look like skeletons and what a glowing skeleton inside a clear body made of light would look like. So here it is, a very elaborate tea ceremony.

If you’re in Los Angeles tomorrow Saturday, March 7th stop by for the opening of the Korra/Last Airbender show in Gallery Nucleus at 210 E. Main St. Alhamabra, CA. I’ll be there for the opening so feel free to say hi!

The Avatar’s go into the Avatar state to tap into Raava’s power.

If the Avatar dies in that state, the line dies because Raava would die as well.

Meaning Raava isn’t as connected to the Avatar outside of eye glowy time.

So in a sense, Wan and Raava are reunited every time (for a fleeting moment) the avatar goes into the Avatar state.

yuknoomyichakkahk  asked:

Hello! What do you think about Raava/Vaatu and the origin of the Avatar as depicted in Legend of Korra? I liked the fact that the Avatar originated by merit and by choice, not due to the wish or will of a divinity, but, for me, the concept of Raava/Vaatu seemed something weird, like a weird blending of Taoism and Judeo-Christian dualism with sanskrit names.

Yes, that is exactly the problem. The concept of Raava and Vaatu is all about good vs. evil, and not about good balancing evil. They are a mutation of the concept of Yin and Yang, and Book 2 of LOK is written in such a way as to root for Raava to win out against Vaatu, which is not at all the point of yin and yang, which is expressed much better in “Siege of the North”:

Koh: Tui and La, your Moon and Ocean, have always circled each other in an eternal dance. They balance each other… push and pull… life and death… good and evil… yin… and yang.

I also have a problem with the way the entire origin story seems to back up the idea in the spirit world that humans are ugly, evil carnivores that Wan himself has to distance himself from by being “not like all the other humans”. Looking to the spirit world–instead of spiritual searching inside yourself–for morality in A:TLA is, in my view, a mistake.

All that said, however, I did enjoy the character of Aladdin–I mean, Avatar Wan. I feel that there could very easily have been a good prequel series about him (if, you know, Bryke weren’t at the helm of it). And the tone of “Beginnings” was much more in tune with A:TLA than Korra was, in that it was a fable, rather than a soap opera-esque drama masquerading as action-adventure (especially in Book 2). The visual style was beautiful, as well. A huge missed opportunity! 

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waava week (2016) // day 4 · differences 

the difference between ‘like’, ‘love’ and ‘in love’
is the same as ‘for now’, ‘for a while’ and ‘forever’