Avatar: Where The Elements Become One
The first time I watched Avatar, The Last Airbender I was babysitting for a family with children under the age of 10. I felt really embarrassed that I liked it so much because I thought it was just a children’s show. Now that I’m an adult, I realized that all of my friends who are the same age as me also loved watching Avatar even as a teenager. For my stickers, I decided to base them off of the show, Avatar, The Last Airbender. I created three different stickers all within the theme. I created an illustrative text saying “yip yip” in the shape of Appa, the flying bison. I created another sticker with all of the elements from the show simplified and using the color scheme from each kingdom. For my third sticker I created Aang, the main characters glider that he uses to fly around.
Sketching is by far the hardest process for me when I am trying to be creative because I don’t have enough practice in drawing. However, I love it because it gives me a chance to let all of my ideas flow onto paper where I can organize my thoughts better. I knew from the start that I wanted to do my stickers based on Avatar, but it wasn’t until the sketching process when I knew what exactly I wanted to do.
During my draft phase I played around with my ideas and began to see them come to life. Now that I am done with my stickers I can easily see how much improvement I needed to make from my draft to my final. The spacing between the letters in my illustrated text were not even, the glider wasn’t dynamic enough to look cool as a sticker, my pinwheel needed more depth and my match looked more like a flower.
I am really proud of how my final stickers turned out because I spent hours trying to get them to look the way that they do now. I spent the most time on my match because I wanted it to be simple but still look like a dancing flame. The center of the flame is the fire nation symbol from the show, which adds a nice touch to the entire design. I changed the color of the rock slightly so that it would match the coloring of the Earth nation better.