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Too much work!

Since last week, no time for personal doodles.
Not even one little crappy Zhao. I have to cram through a scene that should be close to 600 panels for the beginning of next week (I'll give the final number when I am done).
Not complaining, it is a fun scene. Just sooo many panels!!

So, while I can't draw, I can do a large Last Airbender movie image dump:



Before getting to Zhao, let's look at a few other pics:

Last Airbender
Aang, standing in the Avatar statue room. Little detail: every statue holds the symbol of their original nation. I wonder if we could have guessed just from their costume.

Kyoshi warriors, and an explanation of their roles in the film. Does that mean we only get quick glances of Suki?
Last Airbender

Guess Aang has his own security service.

Blue Spirit mask.
Last Airbender
Can you say tiny eye holes?

Ozai, having a nice stroll through a field...
Last Airbender
...moments before he orders it to be burnt.

Next one...does that mean Agni Kai?
Last Airbender
But most important: TEA!!!!

And now...ZHAO!

Last Airbender

Details note: notice different helmet for fire nation soldiers, one of them (image left) closed in an adaptation of the skull helmet of the animation.
Zhao...are you wearing a ring or is that a big bug on your hand? And where are your SIDEBURNS??!
(it's okay, I pretty much gave up on those a long time ago. You wimpy sideburn man, you deserve to be crushed by a big wave).

Ah well.
Let's have a nice, clear look at Zhao's fleet- harbour.
Fire Nation navy yard

And for Water Tribe Zhao, some shots of the Northern Water Tribe, to make him "home sick":
Northern Water Tribe02
Northern Water Tribe03
Northern Water Tribe01

(not that he cares much: this is live action film, not animation or silly fancomic world)


Two last notes:
The Zuko prequel manga, written by Alison Wilgus and Dave Roman, illustrated by Nina Matsumoto, is out next week.
Last Airbender
http://www.amazon.com/Last-Airbender-Prequel-Zukos-Story/dp/0345518543/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273692848&sr=8-1

!!!EDIT!!!
Oh hey! How about some more preview pages from the Zuko prequel? These from the MTV site and different from the free comic preview:

http://www.mtv.com/photos/thumbnails.jhtml?fid=1639037


Last, but not least, possibly the best recent dealing with an art thief:
http://rocketshoes.deviantart.com/journal/32135070/

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pretty_angel
May. 12th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Tiny sideburns are tiny. >:[
rufftoon
May. 12th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Maybe he had a bad shaving accident?
Yeah, that must be it...
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yamiloo
May. 12th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
LOL I was so shocked to see that crappy photoshopped pic I made in your icon! No offense, but would you mind crediting me? XD;

I love those new photos. I'm actually really impressed by the Kyoshi warriors, they look completely different, but still awesome.

BTW, have you seen the "Indian!Dangerous Ladies" drawings I did? Apparently it became a small meme and a couple other fans started drawing them with my designs (which I based on the movie photos we've seen so far.)
yamiloo
May. 12th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Oops, you did credit me. Thanks! <3
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inknose
May. 12th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
NO SIDEBURNS. *shakes head wordlessly* Zhao. How will you ever reclaim your honor after this.

I like the look of the Kyoshi warriors! And the Northern Water Tribe does look pretty awesome... ohh my feelings on this movie are so hot and cold. (no pun intended. xD)
rufftoon
May. 12th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
They're microscopic sideburns!
(so...microscopic honor? That sounds about right for Zhao, ha ha!)
Visually, I'm sure the movie will look very nice.
For the rest, the jury is still out.
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rufftoon
May. 12th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
You didn't know?
I'm sorry, I thought I had mentioned it a couple of times.
dj_rocca
May. 12th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Those pictures are great! But Poor Rocket! I've known her for a while I can't believe someone would steal her stuff!
rufftoon
May. 12th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
rocket handled it like a pro: that poor thief was precisely, surgically dispatched.
katsuno_hitomi
May. 12th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Wimpy sideburns are wimpy. And what's with the bling?
rufftoon
May. 12th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe he's trying to compensate for lack of sideburns?
junglefowl26
May. 12th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
I like the warships. Still a little too high tech and I miss the Korean feel of the old designs, but the new ones are cool none the less.

The Kyoshi Warriors look older than they did the show.
Also apparently they will be traveling with the cre from the begging. Not as red shirts I hope.

Blue spirit mask is very cool.

I joked about he Fire Nation looking like the Riders of Rohan before, but now they kinda remind me of the evles.
Why not base the armor off the Easterlings? Those guys were bamf.
rufftoon
May. 12th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Their ships are a weird mix of old steam technology with sleeker look. Hmmm... Need to see them in action.
As long as Zuko's ship is all small and dented.

Kyoshi warriors- no way they will suffer the fate of some poor red shirts. That's the role of the fire nation (what with their affiliation to the colour red anyway).
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rufftoon
May. 12th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
I had listened to Alison and Dave's podcast; they had mentioned that one panel where we get a glimpse of Zhao and Azula.
Ha ha, thanks for staying close to Animation!Zhao's design for us silly fans. The sideburns will live on in the books! XD
(note to self: need to pimp book on DA. Need to continue pimping the book because I WANT a Yokaiden 3!)
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ndgmtlcd
May. 12th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Nice powdery snow, swept by the wind on the pavement stones.
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rufftoon
May. 12th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
Travesty or...TRANSVESTITE ZHAO???
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estarial
May. 13th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Isn't the point of Iroh to be fat and jolly while providing comedic relief and sagely wisdom? This Iroh is so not right, :(

And Zhao is strikingly unattractive! And Ozai's face is too round and looks significantly unintimidating. idk, boo on the casting.
rufftoon
May. 13th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
They've kept some of Iroh's personality (he's still tea loving!), but let's face it: they've changed a lot of things in this adaptation.
trufflehog
May. 13th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
oh my GOD i want to live with the northern water tribe <3

and woahhh you know? i never thought twice about whether or noth the kiyoshi warriors would make an appearance. awesome :D

IROH HAS DREADS? ARE YOU SERIOUS? I AM DYING <3
rufftoon
May. 13th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
Iroh with dreads- hence the inspiration for the RastaFire nation (which a few people planted in my head. I just ran away with the idea).
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wanderingdreamr
May. 13th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Woah, the Kyoshi warriors look Asian! I love their outfits, so many little details in there. And is it just me or does Ozai look a little Roman? I think it's the face and the little hair curl, that and the whole conquering the world thing may have played a part.
sharkman_jhones
May. 13th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
They...uh...they *are* Asian...

Also, am I the only one that really dislikes the makeup? The red's under their eyes instead of on top of it and for that matter, they don't have anything else. From a distance it just looks like they have eye infections.
engelen
May. 13th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
I LOVE the Kyoshi Warriors
...

that's all D:
booter_freak
May. 13th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
Why such small sideburns, Zhao? The movie's in widescreen--plenty of room for them!

Ozai looks so sad...;_;

Duuuuude the Water Tribe looks BOSS. Great, now I want an artbook for the movie TOO.


Like your punch-a-fish icon, BTW. lol
rufftoon
May. 13th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...sideburns in widescreen. Them would be glorious sight to behold!

The fish punching icon is the best thing in the whole wide world!
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