i've been meaning to contribute something to the airbender/legend of korra fandom for quite some time now. the only thing i've ever done was a sketchy of aang as elvis, or aang-vis if you will, that was a compilation of artists from all over who were fans of the show. but w/ the 1st season of korra already done i was pumped to do something else. something a little more...badass.
& if you've ever watched "the legend of korra", you know just what i'm talking about. korra is the embodiment of badass. she's the avatar, a teen girl, a girl who can do amazing things & is so confident of herself that i want to BE her. well, ok let's not get carried away here.
i've wanted to do a korra pinup for some time but couldn't figure out how to pose her. every other amazing pieces i see show her bending, & yeah i know she's the avatar & it's her thing, but i wanted something a bit different. something that was casual but also showed off her awesome arms & torso. a pose that let you know she was a badass w/out even trying. my husband suggested i make her do push ups. the thing about when i do these vector pinups, i base them off of an actual photo reference. which means i take a pic of myself doing the pose. which means if korra was gonna do some casual push ups, then i would be doing push ups too. um, no thanks. then some1 else suggested i take it a step further & make her do a casual 1 armed push up. say wha??? ok now you're just being crazy.
so i picked an easy pose, something mundane but because she's doing it it's not so mundane. like eating an apple. & cocking an eyebrow at you because you're creepily watching her eat an apple.
|sketched it out. used ref snagged from nick.com.|
|shapes, shapes, shapes.|
|close up of those beautiful blues.|
|"can't a gal eat an apple?"|
& here we are w/ a very casual but still badass pose.