the outfit was inspired by the early concept art

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so apparently preview images for the art book releasing in july are available on amazon, and there’s a bunch of neat details in what little is available!!

•concept art for lots of scenes that would end up in episodes

•what appears to be an early version of sardonyx?

•pilot rose concepts!!

•pilot pearl art!

•pearl’s early designs toyed with ideas such as her concealing her gem with her bangs so she could look human, a conchshell inspired outfit, and multiple pearls in her hair. rebecca seems to have had a lot of trouble designing her.

•early plot ideas had the gems as beings sent from another universe to protect the human race, with a strong emphasis on “magic” as opposed to the current sci-fi tone the show eventually took

•rose would visit steven in his dreams and give him advice. whenever this happened, he would wake up surrounded by newly grown roses, which he is embarrassed of

•pilot alexandrites + an early sugilite?

•each crystal gem had a theme early on; garnet was space themed, amethyst was based on flora/fauna, and pearl was based on fire and rocks.

•garnet may have originally been named onyx

anonymous asked:

I think last anon meant Korra's green outfit from like the beginning of S4 but that's not why I'm here. Do you encourage tracing as a way of studying anatomy and poses so long as the person doing it doesn't post the art anywhere? I've heard a few people did it to help them when they were beginners but I'm still a little iffy...

For your question! Yes, tracing is good and wholesome and perfectly fine so long as you’re not claiming it as your work or your own. Especially for learning, sometimes it’s necessary to understand how parts fit together whether they’re mechanical or organic. I highly encourage you to do it! I still do it when I can’t understand something even now. But then I always erase it, of  course. :) I wish you lots of fun in your art journey!

For the multitude of Korra comments I’ve received since last night:

I can see how you could get that impression from this particular piece:

Because I took off her undershirt for training. As for the wraps, I referenced some real life boxing ladies, not the show. :) But I’m happy anytime my work gets compared to Korra or Avatar in general because I have major respect for all the people involved in those shows!

If you’re curious how Faeb’s outfit actually came together, it was heavily inspired by Dragon Age:

(Don’t mind Faeb’s face, this was an early concept and I had NO idea what her face was going to look like!) So, I wanted something that could believably fit in either the Warcraft or DA universe. The tight leggings that leave the toes and heels exposed are super common for elves, and the green tunic that comes to a “V”-ish shape is also a calling card for the Dalish. Later on I’d adapt this concept to have a thicker belt and the green hand…bracer…things she has now! I also toned down the embellishments because they took too long to draw haha.