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Sketchdump 5.2008 by Isaia Sketchdump 5.2008 by Isaia
Sketchdump compiled.

I had a lag period in April.

But there were some drawings I really liked from March. Started picking it up again in May.

- Pages 1-4 are sketches from the "Sifu Toph" idea I've had.

After the war, after hauling ass by herself, Adult!Toph takes it upon herself to teach other disabled, orphaned, bullied and abandoned children in the various earth kingdom villages, teaching them to hone their skills to compensate for their disabilities, and to basically kick some major butt. So Sifu Toph goes and starts "The School of ROCK" (j/k lol not real name) *shot for bad pun*

But yeah I had some fun with these character designs and backstories for OC's.

Re-did design idea for Older!Toph. Because the last time I drew her it now feels like a pile of fail. : o

Drawing Toph is actually fun, but I didn't do a lot of it before because others pressing me to draw her, didn't really motivate me to do so. Until I had some ideas of my own. : )

-Page 5
sketches of Avatar adults as little guys.

-Page 6-7
personal travel sketches.

Correction though: Page three is a phantom missing page. And page "5" was actually done in May.

...It feels good to draw again.
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Neeko48 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   General Artist
I love the sifu toph idea!
AckSed Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Just found this; it does look better than your previous sketch. I'm just wondering how she's developed mentally on the way,when she was a fairly static character before that - has she softened? Hardened? Or developed in some totally unexpected direction? Enquiring minds,etc. Speculation is fun :-).

What's the story behind the big kid (reminds me of Choji) and the nervy,topknotted kid?
riicchan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
I'm feeling immensely guilty at the moment. xD;

Recent developments in my brain have pushed me to begin a next-gen fic involving the fate of Space Sword and Boomerang, with snippets of the Gaang and what they're now up to falling in place here and there. Toph is rather instrumental in getting the weapons back in the hands of their rightful owner, you see, and herein lies my problem.

Thanks to you, I can't imagine Toph doing anything but mentoring these kids and teaching them earthbending. However, I don't want to steal your idea. So, if she ever showed up (however briefly or longlastingly) would you be bothered by my adoption of this concept? If you're opposed, I'll probably have her be doing something else, but this has dug itself so deep into my mind that I can hardly deny it. xD;

In other news, the finale was so wonderful, wasn't it? The music completely blew me away, among other things.

I hope you're doing well. =) All the best!
mermerawolf242 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
sifu toph? that sounds so cool! XD I love the students disigns too! her training is probably like bootcamp tho XD
mermerawolf242 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
also, whats the background with the guy with the bandana? he looks rly cool! (what is it with me and male characters who have their eyes covered?) did his face get burnt by a firebender or sumthin? :3
RogueRider Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Wow, now you got me hooked on the little peg legged girl...she looks like a spunky one XD

Do the children have names?
Kierianna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
I love little Hakoda and Bato, they're so cute!
ToughBabeZMR Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
whos in number 2???
ec-blade Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
I really like your Older!Toph and her students! =D
Devnt-child Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Cool!! Adult toph!!! :dance:
And the girl charcter with peg-legs.....WiCkeD!!!!! :boogie:
SweetnessnaRose Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I totally love all of this
I se The girl w/ the peg legs as being the kick @$$ girl of the group, like a minni Toph!
I know a set of twind that look exactly like the two in here!
Your Older Toph is ownsome. Nothing more needs to be said.
And I love Zhao, Bato, Hakoda, Ruko, And Sozin! LOVE!
zstar Featured By Owner May 31, 2008   Writer
Let me just say, that I think your Adult!Toph, IS THE SEX. Seriously, she looks gorgeous! Though her hair reminds me a lot of Amy Whinehouse. :XD: But that's not a bad thing, considering she's one of my favourite singers.

And her students look awesome as well! You've really made me fall in love with the idea of Toph being a teacher!
Elisha2Kings Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
huh, when trying to imagine what toph would be like as an older woman, I always inevitably think of izumi curtis from FMA with more sarcasm. it wouldn't surprise me if toph did eventually hook up with a huge man twice her age who was a total marshmellow under his fearsome appearance!
Isaia Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Student General Artist
Haha, I've had the EXACT same image in my mind as well. :highfive:
fearlessgurl Featured By Owner May 27, 2008   Interface Designer
Little Zhao is so cute. <333

(And I love Toph; she DEFINITELY kicks butt. xD)
Linkette Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
Amazing as usual, Isaia! :) So glad to hear you're drawing again! I adore your Sifu!Toph idea. The children are all so unique and cute in their own ways! :D
lazyleeny Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
School of ROCK. lol hilarious
KogoChiara Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
I love older Toph's face, it makes she look really powerful.
oshibana Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Your OC's are AWESOME. Each character's expression and posture really helped me imagine their personalities and pasts. The girl who uses stilts for legs really had my attention...
Toph's new design rocks, and your idea of her teaching other disabled
snowyoblivion269 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Hooray for Adult!Toph!
And glad to have you back ^^
Aquay Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww. i like the tiny little one on the 1st pg! so cute!everyone else looks awesome 2. great coloring
TheTuscany Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
i really like adult Toph, the girl with the peg legs, and the tiny girl in the shirt that's WAY too big for her, she's adorable! :D
Bee9 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
omg zhao and his caek.
animekitties Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
I.. I want to dress up as those twins on page 2.. why you do this to us, Isaia??
They're not based on anyone in particular, are they? *raises eybrow*
jk, we heart these very much :D Glad to see you're still drawing. :) *hugs*
CDS-03 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! Toph's students are all so cute! :giggle:
ManiacalGenius Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
s;akldfj;laksjdf TOPH! 8D

Ttly looking forward to your Sifu Toph Idea, great looking characters. Love the little ava-Menz. OMG Zhao and his caek. xD
pinkbelle Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Adult!Toph looks totally kickass!
P260even Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Took me a secind look to figure out what disability the girl in the middle on page 3 had.

She looks confident, but then i reached the legs, and i was like:

OOOOOOH! *epiphany*
P260even Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Sorry page 2 not 3.


Maaan i am tired.

OH! good to have you back Isaia
explosive-toaster Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student
Whoa, awesome!
I love how you drew older Toph, she's way hot now, haha.
Also, Hakoda and Bato are made of cuuuute. :heart:
AlanGarou Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Older Toph is awesome. So smug.
child-of-exiles Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love your sketches. I especially like the one of little Hakoda and Bato, very cute. You do a marvelous job with the expressions of your characters. I would love to see more of Toph's students.
Zolem Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Hmmm, Toph teaching a school of disabled and underprivilaged kids. Gret idea. Mind if I use it for my fan-fic....if I ever get back to writing about Avatar?
colorstains Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Wowsa! That has to be one of the most accurate (what I'd imagine at least) depictions of Older Toph out there!

Cute characters and personality.
tsunefish Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the peg-legged girl. She looks so ready for action!
AnnaElena Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
These are all really well done.
d-r-agon Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student
Damn--how does the legless girl bend?
kisses-from-an-angel Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
older!toph and younger!zhao, hakoda, bato, and sozin looked all amazing! :D

Great work, hope life's goin well. :)
SuperPineapple Featured By Owner May 16, 2008

On another note: Glad to see you're back! We've missed you a lot and can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

I love the peg leg girl! She's so cute!
Kursunada Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
I'm so glad that you're drawing again!

EEEEH, I just love Toph and her adorable students X333
Chrissiem Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Amazing how you manage to show the likeness! I can totally see Hakoda, Bato, Roku and Sozin in those cute little boys... heck, even Zhao!

Keep up the wonderful work! It´s always a pleasure to have a look at your drawings.

(and the one about mother´s day made me cry)
alternatecoppa Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Another thing- I don't mean to sound all swoony or embarrass you, but I'm eternally fascinated by the way you convey humorous & light moments with quick, nebulous illustrations and the personal, more deeper moments with detailed drawings.

Whether intentional or not, you've always expertly drawn & directed me as a viewer to experience exactly the right emotion & feeling for the situation- Often while saying nothing and using little more than your drawing style.

That's a special gift and you excel at it.
alternatecoppa Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Deerleg girl, Pegleg girl... I'm gonna call her 'Susan' just to be different. ;)

You're an incredible artist and great person. Can't wait to hang out again sometime! :nod:
maiyue Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah this is so great! i love earth benders!!
and your way of drawing them is so cute, it reminds me of zelda cel shading. so great. : D
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is awesome!
ConfusionMuffin Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Are those little siamese twins next to pegleg girl?
they're adorable, I can just imagine the ownage they could do with two sets of earthbending legs.
Isaia Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks. :3
I was even thinking she gives more ownage by using her arms and fists.
Mari-kun Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Fomg, Sifu Toph looks fantastic.

Good to see you back on the scene.
DianaLW Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
I love the Sifu Toph characters! They look so interesting and just looking at your sketches, I'm already making up possible stories in my head based on their expressions and postures. Curious though, what disability do the twin girls in page 2 have?
Isaia Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Thank you. : 3
I'm planning out in the story that they are deaf, and cooperate with each other to get around, and bend by feeling the vibrations of objects on the earth.
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