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Mini sketch dump

Trying to finish the board- one page left, but lots of stuff happening in just that one last page.
Looks like a bit of work this weekend.
aliwildgoose stayed two nights last week- really nice to have some visit (and having Avatar geeking out is fun, but we did talk about other things, like comics...ok, still geeky!)

For Water Tribe, slow work on that this week. Barely done anything due to focusing on work. Still, did some sketchies on the Cintiq when I needed to take a small break from penguins.

Some short notes on Lao- just a few thoughts of his past. I usually don't develop side characters that much but he's been insistent. Besides he will return a bit later in part 4 (can't get rid of him).

Lao character notes

This old song crept up on me by surprise- and I just couldn't get that image out of my head
Car ride

Obviously not Zhao's music style. What does he like to listen to anyway (except for Fire Nation patriotic music)?

Must try and focus on penguin work...must try...
Must draw penguins!!
I half fail.
At least there's a penguin in that image.


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May. 23rd, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Ah, rufftoon, never change. <3
May. 23rd, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
I'm too old to change :3
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May. 23rd, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
For some reason, Zhao just didn't want to smile in that second image. Ain't gonna fight him on that.
Lao pervy with objects...oh, the mental images! Ouch!
May. 23rd, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Zhao's music, hmmm.

Don Giovanni, maybe? Seems like he'd enjoy big loud opera in the background while he kicks ass and takes names.
May. 23rd, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
For some reason, many people mentionned classics or opera. Maybe he is that type after all!
(no subject) - emilyshka - May. 23rd, 2008 04:41 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 23rd, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
zhao likes to Salsa!
cause he's hot and spicy! (and a bit of a dip)
May. 23rd, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Ha ha, I love your logic! XD
May. 23rd, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
AHAHAHA thank god the Avatar universe is lacking in fast cars, I can see that getting pretty dangerous pretty fast. Though theres nothing more tantalizing than a bunch of topknots fluttering in the wind...

Nice torso as well ;3

Argh this Avatar eps pause is driving me nuts, its also preventing the next pages of water tribe until what, another month or two? arrr
May. 23rd, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Yeah! They like to feel the wind in their topknots!
Avatar, returning in July- so yeah, two months. Though not quite, since it is mid July and we're almost in June. It's coming fast!
May. 23rd, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Have the soundtrack to go with it XD ahahahaa I think I vaguely remember this song


Now they'll go cruisin' for chicks down the boo-la-varde aw yeah

Zhao would probably be into music totally unexpected for his type like I dunno...Vangelis or trance-techno music or classical gas or something off the wall like that XD

also ahahaha....penguin XD
May. 23rd, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
HAHA! The video! Pimp cane and all XD Priceless. I'll have that playing on a loop tonight.
Vangelis? Who knows!
Penguins are everywhere these days. Well, in my work anyway.
(no subject) - sweet_gardenia - May. 24th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 23rd, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Hmm... what would Zhao listen to? I could imagine him listening to like opera or classical music. He'd just be that dramatic.

Also, pretty awesome motives for Lao. I love his little transformation in appearance from soldier boy to swindling merchant. ♥
May. 23rd, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
That's another vote for classical music. Hmmm. I'll have to listen to some, see if it clicks with him.
Lao's short history sort of jumped into my head a few weeks ago. Notes of it shouldn't influence the story, but it's nice to keep a record somewhere.
May. 23rd, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
what the...?


Penguins! Hahahahaha...
I should really start drawing Zhao again...T_T
May. 23rd, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Don't ask, weird day, doodling of other things but penguins was needed.
May. 23rd, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
I see him as the 1812 Overture type. They've got canons in the piece, you know...

I vote that Zhao gets a cute sidekick. Of the aquatic flightless bird variety. It must be wisecracking, smoke foul cigars and be a secret master of kung-fu.
May. 23rd, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
He'd definitely like the idea of canons in music.
Maybe he likes music involving industrial noise. Hmmm...
Zhao needs no sidekick!
But maybe the penguins would allow a hot tempered fire nation admiral in one of their mission.
(no subject) - yanocchi - May. 23rd, 2008 04:31 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 23rd, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
is it totally not fair that i still have never seen the penguin series! 8|
May. 23rd, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
No wonder, it has not started yet! Not before next year. I think the next Madagascar movie may even be out before, but don't quote me on that. I may be wrong.
(no subject) - hobbitnat - May. 23rd, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 23rd, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Zhao and penguin, ftw! Household mascot?
May. 23rd, 2008 06:55 am (UTC)
Ha ha, the penguins as the ship's mascot. I could see that...until they decide to take over the ship XD
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May. 23rd, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh Lao, your affection for old and expensive things never fails to amuse us.

Hahahaha, Water Tribe road tripppp!!! Tsk tsk tsk, Zhao, you know you only get to play your tunes when it's your turn to drive.

Yep, that's a ninja penguin alright. XD
May. 23rd, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
Lao's affection is a one way thing, but he doesn't complain.
I think there will be fighting soon over who gets to drive...
May. 23rd, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Thanks again SO MUCH for letting me stay! I'm glad it was entertaining! ;3

Awwww, penguins <3
May. 23rd, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Hope you didn't mind us building the whole AC thing (well, mostly Phil. I just held on a few things) and that that wasn't too boring.
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May. 23rd, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
Yay, glad it arrived safely :)
May. 23rd, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
Zhao and Music
C'mon - you know what kind of music Zhao would like:

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He'd probably love every other song with "burn" and "fire" in it anyway. XD

May. 23rd, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
Re: Zhao and Music
Darn! That looked better in the preview! >_<

Here's the link:
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