This is (mostly) dedicated to the Korra and Mako and their sexy awesome ship. Also literally everything else about LoK, including spoilers and crit.
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may the glory of makorra guide you always
I reatched 1K followers 2 weeks ago and wanted to draw something but I’m so busy hehe
So what’s the best way to thank you guys? Fanservice!
You guys deserve this ^^ rule 63 Bolin fanservice!
She says that her muscles are tense after the pro-bending training and is asking for (genderbended) Korra/Asami/Iroh/someone-you-ship-with-her to help her to relax ;) And you know with this smirk that this is a trap.
JDS, mid-right: Mako keeps himself warm during a cold, snowy night in Republic City. This concept was done to help get the…[unintelligible]…of the character…[unintelligible].
BK, mid-right: Joaquim really had an Industrial Age/Dickensian take on the Korra world, especially in his explicatives of the brothers. Mako concept by Joaquim Dos Santos.
BK, bottom right: Once we revised…[unintelligible]…Ryu’s…[unintelligible]…take on the brothers, he…[unintelligible]…in and did a fantastic job finalizing both of their designs, all the way down to Bolin’s skivvies. Mako and Bolin design by Ki-Hyun Ryu. Color by Bryan Konietzko and Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf.
MD, top: We wanted to include a story about brothers in Korra, which is where the idea for Mako and Bolin came from. They also illustrate how family and culture had become more mixed, seventy years after the original series. Mako and Bolin’s mother came from the Fire Nation and their father hailed from the Earth Kingdom, but they both were killed when Mako and Bolin were young. Forced to grow up too soon, Mako protected and shielded Bolin from the darker side of the world. This is why Mako grew to become the more cynical and serious of the two, while Bolin still remained childlike and naive.
JDS, middle: This is a pretty early pass I did on the brothers. It’s kind of strange to look back at these now, as I think our initial…[unintelligible]…was to make Bolin a little pudgy. Still, you can see some of the DNA for the characters…[unintelligible]…in. I can remember struggling to find the impact that progress and industry would have on fashion in the Avatar universe. Mako and Bolin concepts by Joaquim Dos Santos.
MD, bottom: Mako and Bolin spent much of their youth running small-time scams in the…[unintelligible]…streets of Republic City (above). Concepts by Eun-Sang Yang. Paintings by Frederic Stewart. Right: Ki-Hyun Ryu’s wacky concepts of a version of Bolin that never came to be.
JDS, bottom: You’ve got to love Ryu…Only he could envision one of the lead characters as a bowl cut-wearing…[unintelligible]…clown. Bolin concepts by Ki-Hyun Ryu.