Bryan Konietzko: DUKES UP EDIT: I caught a note that pointed out this pose isn’t good form for fighting. You are correct, sir/madam/other! You wouldn’t want to be this square to your opponent, unless perhaps you were trying to draw he/she/other in to engage. This started as a study from a photo of a female fighter in a pre-fight staredown pose, where the only criteria is looking like a badass.
Bryan K. "Here is the back cover art for the Book 1 DVD/Blu-ray coming out July 16th, 2013, or at least, this was how I intended it to look. Tenzin and Lin had to be moved elsewhere to make room for type and graphics. Drawn by Ryu Ki Hyun, colored be me."
"We put together some artwork for these giant decals to decorate our two production areas in the Burbank studio. My favorite is this life-size one of Naga & Korra. That’s the same look my dog gives me 90% of the time, and now I can see it towering over the cubicles every time I step outside my office." Bryan Konietzko