The writers of ATLA and Nickelodeon released comic book sets that explain what happened to Zuko’s mother, Toph’s relationship with her parents, how Republic City was founded, and other events that are linked to the Legend of Korra.
The RiftThese comics have keeped me entertained for about 6 hours now … I owe these comics a lot
Most of the questions I get are on my process and brushes, so I figure I may as well do it properly and make a real process post to share! My process can vary a lot from image to image but this is how I generally approach doing character work at least.
I use pretty basic brushes. A hard opacity round brush, something with a little chalky grit to it and a soft edge brush. The textured one really doesn’t matter to me that much, it’s just there to provide some noise and edge control where I need it. I feel like my work informs the brush I pick rather than the other way around.
A lot of the heavy lifting starts in the beginning for me. I like to work on a tight drawing and use that as my skeleton for the rest of the painting. The underdrawing isn’t meant to be pretty since little of it will remain in the final, but I keep it around. The original spirit of what’s interesting is sparked in the drawing, so if i lose it while painting I can always look back to it to see what was lost.
Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.
This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world.