Sorry for the typo, too lazy to edit
our creators, ladies and gentlemen
Thanks to everyone who has followed this blog and supported my work this past year. I had no idea this would be the case when I took the Tumblr plunge, but making “personal” art pieces to post on here forced me to grow as an artist and has fed back into my “professional” work, and it has inspired me for the possibilities in my future endeavors. I deeply appreciate it, and hope you got something worthwhile out of this blog too. A huge thanks to all of the incredible artists I follow on here for the invaluable inspiration, and to the ATLA and LOK fans for all the spirited fanart, GIFs, cosplay, etc. You guys help to fuel us through the crazy process of bringing animation to life.
I wish you all the best in 2013. Happy New Year!
This piece was inspired by the bewitching and bewildering work of Amei Zhao, aka seventypercentethanol, who consistently blows my mind here on Tumblr.
EDIT: Yep. Made a couple tweaks.
I WARNED YA BOUT THEM DOG PAINTINS
My first paying gig after graduating from RISD was a commission to do an oil painting of a family’s dogs. I loved it and have always thought if my animation career goes belly up I would be happy doing dog paintings all the time.
I just have major Lin and Toph feels right now… Hope you don’t mind if I scribble them out over the next few days :)
Please do reblog or like, it would make my day! :]
Still brutally busy, so I’m digging into the archives. This is about as far back as I can dig (10+ years), as this was one of the three color illustrations I did for our initial pitch of Avatar. This image is in the art book, but it is a little small and printed too dark, so I thought it would be cool to show it here. As detailed in the book, we gave our pitch to Nickelodeon two weeks after coming up with the idea. That was a crazy, fertile two weeks.
(I saw a couple of the notes on my dashboard for that Zuko sketch. Yes, Mike and I created Avatar in the spring of 2002, so we’ve been living with the main characters for over 10 years now, even though they didn’t hit the world stage until early 2005.)
Happy ten years, buddy.
bryan… it can’t be that long, can it? Wow… time flies. Beautiful piece.
…busy, busy, busy…
From Real Life to Animation: 4/4
I’ve been officially SDCC’d. Photo by Brandon Hoang at the Nick booth yesterday.
It was great to meet tons of fans all day and spot *SO MANY* Korra/Avatar costumes. (I’ll post a bunch later.) The panel was really cool but it was a huge bummer that so many people were turned away at the doors because people just camp out in the seats all day for subsequent panels. That’s just the way it goes, especially in those bigger rooms with the more popular panels. I don’t know what Comic Con could do to improve that situation, but it seems like there has to be a better way.
One more signing left! We’ll be at the Dark Horse booth today at 2:00. I’m not sure if they did that ticket system again for the spots in line, but I’d say if they did and you didn’t get a ticket, come anyway. Last year they didn’t give out enough tickets and the line was pretty thin halfway through the signing. See you there!
Sorry, guys. I wish I had something more interesting to post. Some days I’m just a guy who is behind on his work. Nothing clever to say, nothing interesting to report. Well, I’m behind on my work everyday, but anyway… Digging through the archives, I found this rough I did for Asami in her gown for the gala in episode 104.
Yes: She has a similar look to that of Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Yes: I think Lust is an awesome character and character design.
No: I didn’t base Asami’s design on Lust, as I didn’t watch that series until a full year after I did Asami’s design. I know this because I didn’t get a Netflix account until last year, and I designed Asami two years ago. But if it were, I would gladly own up to it. I’m not only behind on my work, but also my TV viewing.
Yes: Asami’s design was my idea of a Hollywood Golden Age actress in the Avatar world. Her hair was inspired by Rita Hayworth, not Lust.
Yes: I did
stealborrow Lust’s lipstick color for Asami. That much is true.
Yes: I’ve been meaning to order that figurine of Lust as a desk buddy.
Bryan enjoyin’ his Saturday MORNIN’
that face is based off of the one in this webcomic he made about the Avatar fanbase
….What madness have I wrought upon the world?
I “performed” this “dance” for video reference of this kid in episode 302 of Avatar, “The Headband.” I rarely shy away from making a complete ass of myself in the name of fun, so I thought I’d share this with you guys. This was taped back in 2006, but I think my back still hurts.
WORK IT BRYAN
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