The opening sequence from Episode 1 of Book 4, "After All These Years". (High quality video)
IGN also provides a synopsis for the season:
"In Book Three, Avatar Korra had to save the world and endured her most intense battle yet. Now broken and bruised, she begins a journey of self-discovery and survival in a new world where the strong Prey Upon the weak. When an aggressive military force rises up led by the power hungry Kuvira, the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance and only the Avatar can set things right."
I don’t know why, but watching this made me a little bit sad. Whatever the ending is going to be, I don’t think it can be happy enough for me to get over the fact that it’s over.
BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!
It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.
And that last line Korra says…AAAAAAH!
Does anyone have a link to a UK friendly version? I am desperate to watch this! :’O
Anonymous said: Have you ever considered painting the Lake Trio? What real animals would you take influence from?
Hmmm, I have and i haven’t. in my mythology surrounding Giratina, they form the ‘keys’ to allowing her to exist on the physical plain. so I could potentially have them in the same picture as her, but I’m not sure if they would fit or not.
Concerning what id make them look like, I’m thinking a mixture of insects and even some aquatic and mammal features. I don’t think I would not fully until I started looking into it properly.
Thanks for the ask anon!
The DA point system is a horrible, irritating scam that pisses me off to no end.
Let’s think about it this way.
Sure, you can go to the store and buy, with real money, a copy of monopoly. Within that game comes a whole bunch of fake money… and, because that money is fake,…
SO you are telling us to ONLY PAY REAL FUCKING MONEY ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE PAYPAL!? If so, Fuck off.
Yes you should only pay real money for commissions and art.
Artists need to eat and pay rent and pay bills. You can’t actually pay for any of these things with DA Points. And if an artist is unable to eat or pay rent or earn a living, they’re going to stop being able to actually CREATE anything.
If you cannot pay for a commission, maybe you need to wait until you’re at a point where you CAN pay real money for art.
My mom wont let me use Paypal and I DONT FUCK IF YOU FORCE TO PAY COMMISSIONS WITH VIRTUAL MONEY
see two of my idols runs point commissions: http://shadytheartist.deviantart.com/journal/Animation-Commission-Information-OPEN-480772606 http://zrayzia.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-info-updated-480867731
I’m really unsure of what you’re trying to say here, so I apologize if i misunderstand, but whether or not you can pay or not is really not the point here. Artists deserve to be properly compensated for their time. Those two people you linked? They deserve to be paid real money. Going off Mallory’s original post, they’re making pennies off each commission, and that’s grossly unfair, whether they realise it or not. Artists devaluing their own work to try to keep up with consumer expectations is a major, MAJOR problem. I’ve seen countless people offer beautiful, labor-intensive work for pocket change because people don’t fully understand what their time is worth. Hell, I don’t charge enough either. The artists you linked are probably the most extreme case of under-charging I’ve ever seen, and it makes me genuinely angry to see the kind of practices deviantArt has encouraged with their points system. We deserve better.
I’m sorry your mom won’t let you use paypal, but that’s no excuse for taking advantage of hard working people. That sucks! But that’s not the artist’s fault. If you’re so desperate to buy commissions, maybe offer them an art trade or something, but please, understand that with points youre offering pretend currency for real work, and that’s not fair. No one can stop you from doing it if there are people willing to accept it, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re screwing them over. You can’t walk into a store and cuss out the cashier because they won’t accept monopoly money. Artists are no different.
As someone who gets asked for points commissions on a regular basis, I agree that its a scam. I don’t get angry at the people asking though, but i do try and make them understand that whilst 800 points looks like a lot and probably took you a long time to collect off other users, its worth $10.00. and that’s even less in my currency.
shame on Deviantart for carrying on the system knowing full well that it devalues artists everywhere.
My body is ill and clearlyhates me. And I have a meeting at 10:30. Joy.
Anonymous said: Hey Jamie! My anxious nature made (and love of dragons) made me send you this question. When are you planning on finishing the Giratina piece (really looking forward to that)? Also, do you have any plans on drawing another legendary on the new format?
Hello there, Anon! I figure I might as well do a small life update whilst I’m here, haha. The answer is yes! Giratina is still sizzling away in the background, its just been a very hectic year for me. I got made redundant in February by the company i worked with and had to go freelance for them (basically to save them money…which is nice of them) And it kinda fell apart there, they didn’t have to provide me with anything, so I had to look for my own stuff to do, hence the sheer amount of pokemon commissions that keep popping up XD
And along with this, I’ve been sourcing out to other companies and i am finally getting myself some decent work from other corporate companies, which is great!
Giratinas been an annoying one because I’m keen to push myself for it, but I’ve just not got the hours to do it at the moment. All the time i currently have goes into corporate work first, as it pays the most with the least amount of effort, then commissions, as id feel bad doing personal work before someone’s piece that has been paid for, then finally enjoyment work. And sadly, those bits at the moment are more leaning towards sell-able stuff. So posters, t-shirts, that sort of thing. Anything to bring a little extra money where possible.
The idea is that I want Giratina to be the first in a series of pokedex posters. I plan on setting up a little bit of a brand to go with it, but yeah, it means finishing the damned painting, then formatting the poster, writing the pokedex and creating additional artwork for it too. so there’s lots to do!
After that? I’m not so sure on legendaries. I need to retouch the weather trio at some point, but after that i might tackle Arceus to go with the Giratina piece. Non legendaries wise, I’d like to finish Delphox, and various others :)
Thanks for the message anon! :D
Anonymous said: Didn't you have a book for sale? Did you take it off your shop?
Nope! I don’t think Redbubble has the capacity to make books, so I wouldn’t have put it on there. I’m working on a set of posters, but otherwise, everything I’m selling is up there :)