Avatar Last Airbender & Korra contest

My entry for the fan-art contest, the brief was: draw yourself as a bender of one of the elements, (like in the show), but I thought a group portrait would be more fun, so I begged bribed convinced artist friends who were also Avatar fans to get involved too or else.

While they drew their own Avatar-ish self-portraits, I was doing one of all of us together; and in the picture I’m drawing my friends while they are drawing themselves. It’s a picture within a picture within a picture. o_0

In clockwise order, starting with the one in green on the left (and their names are linked to their art pages):

‘Kat Lau’, earthbender (Kat Laurange); ‘Red Kaitzin’, airbender (Kate Bradley); ‘Hunni Mok’, waterbender (and paint-bender, and apparently accidental tea-bender) (Nur Hanie Mohd); Sah-ni Weazuli, firebender (look a the name, it’s me ;p); And finally my favourite on the bottom left: Lin NO(!), firebender-combustion, with combustion goat and Vaatu the rat. (Lynne Anderson).

'The Last Art-benders', by Soni Alcorn-Hender

31-Day Art Challenge, day 4

31 Days of drawing, Day 4. The prompt: ‘A cartoon character drawn in a realistic way’

Hello, Zuko here. From ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’.
Pencil and acrylics on paper. 8.5×11″

Zuko, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Zuko, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

31 Day art challenge for illustrators and fan-artists

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Bohemian Weasel's 31 Day Drawing Adventure challenge thing for illustrators and fan-artists

October is becoming the month of art challenges, the idea is each day you’re given a different prompt to inspire you to make new work, even if it’s just a quick sketch. But none of the challenges I saw really spingled my spangles. I don’t want to draw my breakfast, or my shoes, or my phone – I want to draw vampires and talking trees and Hobbits in lederhosen – so I made my own 31-day drawing art adventure instead, woo!

It’s more specific than most, as I find having some rules and limits helps creativity. If someone says ‘draw a man’, my mind goes blank; but if they say ‘draw a man in the rain with a sinister hat’, I get ideas!   It’s slanted towards illustrators with a love for fiction and fantasy, as well as fan-artists who want to find new ways to approach their favourite stories, but there’s a bit of everything for everyone.
If this inspires you to make things let me know! :)

A weasel studio

My art nest, built from shiny things and nonsense;
where all the deadline-induced panic magic happens.

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

Howl’s Moving Studio?

Bohemian Weasel artist studio

There is space among the SHINY for drawing

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

More pictures than wall

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

A thing what I made

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

Story time for the fairy tale paintings

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

Part of the essential shelf of shiny

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

Studio assistant and paperweight

Howl's Moving Castle, I work here.

The similarity has been pointed out to me.

The Doctor & the Detective

If you’re a fan of one, then chances are you’re a fan of the other. And if you do like both, then haven’t you ever thought how spiffing it would be to see both the unlikely, awkward heroes on screen together…?

Autumnally fruitish

Firm and fruity!

Sepia Portugal


Sketch cards (2.5 x 3.5″ size drawings) and one larger piece from the TV show ‘Supernatural’. Because EYE OF THE TIGERRRRRR!

Sketch cards and small paintings from ‘True Blood’

Comic book commissions