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Nicktoons Cover by JoaquimDossantos Nicktoons Cover by JoaquimDossantos
FINALLY!...... it’s about friggin time I submit some new work huh?

This is actually a cover I recently finished for Nicktoons magazine…. It’s a children’s magazine kind of in the same vein as “Highlights”… (Does anyone remember that mag?)

As some of you may or may not already know I work as a director on Avatar: the last air bender and when my boss/producer/co-creator of the show was too busy to do the cover himself, he was nice enough to ask me if I wanted to take a stab at it and this being my first cover gig I jumped all over it ( which, looking back now, I should have probably thought twice about, as I was already super busy working on the actual show itself…. but what the hell…).

The concept from the publisher was Aang and the gang doing the Avatar version of “Extreme” winter sports…. So I drew Aang on a water-bent ice snowboard and stuck the rest of the kids on the penguin-seals from the very first episode (as suggested by my boss). Anyhow the deadline on this thing was really tight, so for a Photoshop “newb” such as myself to turn it around in just over a day, I’d say it turned out pretty good. I hope you guys like it!

Oh and if you guys get the chance check out the show on Nickelodeon! I think it is really breaking some new ground in terms of how people usually view “children’s programming”.

-joaquim
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! :love:
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xXMadyXx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
So cool !! I love it !!
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addicted2anime123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: :clap:
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Super-cool artwork!
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Psitt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOLToph


this is hilarious, haha.
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YoYoYoAfro Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
i love how toph is holding on to sokka's face...no wonder this is in the TOKKA group
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rescuekids Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super epic! But there are some things I'm confused about. Why are Aang and Toph not in warmer clothes? Where is Zuko? And why is Aang riding ice while Katara, Sokka, and Toph are riding penguins? Other than that, this is a cool picture!
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AgentArcticFox Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PENGUIN!
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proudmutant Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Toph's face is priceless!
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sunchild22 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I entirely love this picture, Joaquim :heart: Brings me back so much. So indeed you work as a director! I remember your name from the credits on Korra; that's fantastic!

I'll have to see if I can find this Nicktoons magazine. Great illustrations. :)
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