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Korra Earthbending by dCTb Korra Earthbending by dCTb
If I could choose any style of bending, it would be earthbending because Toph :l

Just so you know, these are unplanned, I don't even do a storyboard. I just jump right into animating because it's fun and I'm doing it for fun! If you want to see some actual linetests from someone who actually works on the show, CHECK OUT RYU *blacksataguni [they're both animations, the first one is really long and REALLY AWESOME! check them out!]

Korra belongs to Bryan and Mike. And, once again, I was listening to Vitamin Strings' “Flashing Lights” cover during the entire time I animated this. Animated in GIMP

Other Korra animations:

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Chanze3 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
scotcampbell Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Artist
love the style and richness of your lines and color use.
Plexiglaz9r9r Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude! U could make a movie! So cool!
Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
So powerful !!!


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this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Artist
Whoa!! Great job with the lighting, especially in those first few frames.
Beltizar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're really good :)
Monkeyboy1321 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
What program did u use to animate this? iam assuming adobe flash cs6.
barish-ki-boond Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Animated in GIMP"
mebbe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably photoshop CC. 
They have built in a nice animation feature
Pinkster7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing!!
Generic-username427 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are correct, Toph for the win!!
jsac38 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am in awe of your talents! Do you have any tips for a newbie like myself?
sannoki Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Tomaolykos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, your Bending Art depends on much more things than on favorite character, but the two greatest factors are the season I'm which you were born and your personality.

Most benders are born in the season related to their element, though there are exceptions (like Lu Ten, who was a firebender, yet was born on spring), but you also must take the hemisphere things into account. It is interesting to note that, in three cases, the season the person was supposed to be born influences their acts. Aang, Toph and Korra were all born in the southern hemisphere, and though they are, respectively, an airbender, an earthbender, and a waterbender, they have influence of the season they would be born on in the northern hemisphere: Aang used earthbending the most during Seasons 2 and 3. Though earthbending is usually a restrained bending art,Toph has a general disregard for rules. And not only Korra's most uses element is fire, but her own explosive personality denotes a firebender.

Also, don't know if anyone here notice, since the world of Avatar uses the Chinese calendar, the year a bender is born is more important than the season. If you analyze, the most powerful of each Bending Art was born in the Chinese Year roughly related to their element. Aang was born on the Year of the Dragon, Korra was born in the Year of the Ox, Toph was born in the Year of the Monkey, and Azula was born in the year of the Snake, just to give some examples. Of cours not all characters' birth year match his or her element, because sometimes the writers forsake that to make the characters closer in age.

So, in my case, I would be an earthbender, because I am stubborn and never give up On anything I do (unless it's entirely out of my reach, of course). I was born in the Year of the Dog, and have some airbending personality behaviors due to being born in autumn (according to the Celtic and Chinese calendars). Also, if I was the Avatar, and proceeded to learn the other elements, I would have more difficulty with waterbending, since it relies on emotion, and I am emotionally detached. Really, I would rather feel physical pain than emotional one. I only break into tears when deeply hurt or frustrated, and it takes VERY MUCH to really piss me off, and I only lashed once. I am like a volcano thst when pissed only show major trremble, but never actually erupts. And the favorite character thing, mine is Zuko. :)
Cloris19 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
wow SpongeBob (You like me) 
08budokai80 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
All of these Korra animations are really impressive!
RayfieldA Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
These are really Great! What program do you use to make these? Photoshop? Storyboard Pro?
0choe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
how many frames per second do you use?
BobaFettTotallyDraws Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
hanroe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
rokushoxxx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loveee this mini bending animations!!! Dis you ref this ones? or are them from imagination?

BrianLadouceur Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
You work on this is fantastic! You inspired me to try animating her;
dCTb Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow thats real smooth! nice work
BrianLadouceur Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Thanks!:D (Big Grin) 
Kazemb Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
great work! love the rough sketch base you've used..niccee..i've been wanting to animate this character for sometime but been caught up doing street fighter characters...:)

NinjaObsessed Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Very nice work!
Keyaro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist
I love it!!! If you want to, could you please tell me how??
AvatarDerpy Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
... I have no words to describe my love to this animation oh wait I do: AMAZING!
mcwarhappy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just plain talent!
tremor50 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work :) i was wondering how many frames something like this is and if its close to 48 frames ? your timing and primary poses are great. im just getting into 2d animation and its a lot harder then 3d animation.
kafel88 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo yeah that's my favorite XD
Imass21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ait a minute gimp can do animations???? Sounds like a new download for me :)
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yep but their gifs are very limited in color though
ComproEdits Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
are these korra animations also made in gimp?
WaterBendingDonkey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
it is sooo AMAZING *has fit* :D
SeaGreenCrayon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
im VERY new to deviant art, could someone tell me how this was made.
I'd appreciate it.
Jorj-X-McKie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Not sure what program used, but check out TV Paint Animation. It's a very good art program but mostly designed around animation. I have a demo version on my Android tablet and if I wanted to really get into animation I wouldn't hesitate to spend the big bucks on TVP.
mastoss Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
SeaGreenCrayon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks :D
mastoss Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
luaffyne Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Keep calm
Earth bend .'-)
SpiritBrony Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This is so cool :D Great job :)
korra4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AvatarCheyenne Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U drew this *jaw dropps in disbelief* AWESOM mw love it!!
Vertous Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Artist
the thing bout earth-bending is that you can see an entire obstical course without even crossing the starting line. and know time delays to all the traps. Yes Toph mastered this and her daughter too!
716lead-dj Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Craaazy animation for something that wasn't storyboarded pr planned. Completely blown away by this. Awesome work!
skynight16 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ur amazing
mstigerman Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
vey nice animationm, i sure would like to be able to do it i just dont have any knowlede of to although i can draw.
RedGala Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
EARTH bending is okay NO it is super coooolll
ValkyrieBane Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I choose firebending; cuz then you get lightning, and with that, I could FREE WI-FI!!
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