Well, I’m no longer collecting a paycheck from Korra. Mike and Bryan are still dear friends of mine, and I still talk to them all the time. My work on the episodes is just done, is all. In my mind, I’ll always be associated with Korra, whether they’re paying me or not.
Hey! If you're looking to get into some sort of design job for animation (storyboarding, characters, etc), what do studios usually look for in a good portfolio?
I don’t really know. I’ve always been awful with portfolio stuff; I don’t have one. If I were hiring a storyboard artist, though, I’d want to see samples of storyboarding that were in line with the job that I was hiring for. If I was hiring for Korra, say, I wouldn’t really care if you had really funny Spongebob boards in your submission; I’d just want to see stuff that made me think you could do the job I was considering you for. You can’t really go wrong with figure drawings, I guess. It seems like every portfolio has em. If I were hiring for Spongebob, though, I wouldn’t care how well you could articulate a figure. I’d just want to see funny drawings.
tl;dr- show stuff that relates to the job you’re applying for. You should probably ask somebody else about this, too.
Heyho, random question but which LoK character do you think has the best haircut and would you wear one like that yourself?
Asami, bar none. I don’t know if I’m glamorous enough to pull off her hairstyle (when I HAVE hair, it usually looks more like an orange version of Bolin’s), but if I had an Asami wig, I’d probably be pretty happy about it.
Are the drawings for the second group of winners done, as well, from the November contest?
The deal with the second group of winners was that I was just going to send them whatever character they requested if it happened to be from the first group, without a signature or anything. Then I posted all the drawings, and it was just like, oh, well, I guess anybody can have them that wants them. They’re right there. If anybody wants me to email them a jpeg of any of the drawings, I’d be happy to (maybe they’re higher quality than the tumblr versions?), but I figured the second groupers wouldn’t really care that much. But no, I was never going to do extra drawings for the second-tier winners.
I saw this and was like, “Oh, that’s a bummer. I guess not everybody appreciates gentle sarcastic ribbing. Oh well. Can’t win ‘em all.”
I was clearing out my ask box, and came across this little gem from at least half a year ago:
Wait a minute- after all that weird complaining about drawings- what was that, Tumblr? Computer, zoom in and enhance!
GOOD JOB ENHANCING AND CIRCLING, COMPUTER
So which IS it, Mr. (or Ms., though it’s probably a Mr.) Drovys? Are you some kind of Tumblr Jekyll and Hyde, where one of your personalities is an erudite appreciator of sarcasm and the other is an awful philistine? That seems like the simplest explanation. I’m gonna stick with that.
Oh, oh, oh, I hope this isn’t an imposition… But could you draw Mai from ATLA, perhaps? She’ll look cool no matter what she’s doing, because she’s, you know, MAI. And Mai is pure business. Thank you for everything :-)
I’ll stop drawin’ em when y’all stop asking for em
can you actually draw eska please? i was looking forward to seeing a drawing of her by you but then the picture loaded and it was a joke
I’m sorry, I can’t. It might not be clear, but those drawings I posted were prizes for people that participated in a contest back in November. Those drawings took me nine months to finish, and it feels like a huge weight off my back now that they’re done. My point is that I honestly don’t have time to do serious request drawings. I really appreciate that you like my drawings enough to ask me to do one, but I can’t really accommodate requests. I hope you understand.
hey! i love your drawings! they’re absolutely amazing! (seriously, i aspire to be as good as you one day) and i was hoping, if you’re not too busy with requests, could you draw my favorite character, tahno? thanks a bunch! <3
EDIT: I just realized you might have wanted me to draw this with my right hand instead of my left. Oh well, live and learn!
So, unless I forgot something, those posts below are all the drawings I did. I’d like to thank everybody for participating in such a silly contest, and for being patient while I drew.
I’d like to thank everybody who follows me, or liked the pictures, or reblogged them. I read as much as I can, and I like when the same names come up in my feed. I’m not sure why you guys comment in tags instead of just writing it on the reblog, but I am old and don’t necessarily know the ways of tumblr.
I’d like to thank Mike and Bryan and Joaquim and Lauren for signing everything, and also for being so nice to work with.
Which sort of brings me to a sort of announcement that many of you could probably figure out on your own: I’m no longer working on Korra. Hardly anybody here in Burbank is- they’re finishing up the last stuff on the last chunk of episodes, but my part is over, and it’s mostly up to Mike, Bryan, and the animation geniuses at Studio Mir from here on out. I had a great time working on the show, met some wonderful people, and learned a ton about art and animation.
I’m currently working on another Nickelodeon show called Bad Seeds, which will be out early next year and is about as different from Korra as you could possibly get and still be a TV show. I’m having a great time, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the show comes out.
However, that means that my Korra-related posts will probably be tapering off. I’ll still be here to answer questions, and I’m excited about watching you guys watch Books 3 and 4, but I’ll probably be drawing less Korra fanart. I will understand if most of you unfollow me. We’ve had a good run.
I’ll post them here individually, but not today. In the meantime, here is a badly tiled collection of all the drawings I did. I make no claims of correct model, or color palette, or martial arts accuracy.
(I haven’t sent drawings out to the second-group-winners yet. I’ll do that tomorrow, most likely.)