I didn’t get a chance to draw Bolin yesterday. He’s a lot of fun to draw!
Bolin © Bryan Konietzko & Michael Dimartino
Just letting you guys know.
That badass doing aerial flips.
I SWEAR THAT BOY IS AN AIRBENDER
I just wanted to point out the look on Bolin’s face. Do you see that confused, bewildered look? I mean, he knows that Meelo is Tenzin’s son and, granted, Meelo is strange, but so is Bolin. Besides, Bolin is the last to judge.
Notice now that Korra looks normal, appreciative of what she’s looking at.
Why is all this?
Because Bolin is looking at the father son relationship that he missed out on when his father died. Korra lived with a father her entire life, so this sight is a normal one for her. Not for Bolin, though, due to the fact that he lost his parents and had to grow up too fast. He misses this relationship, this bonding, and thus looks confused. Not because he doesn’t understand, but because he wonders what his relationship with his father would have been now. And, most important, he misses his father.
Why did I stop to read this?
My heart has been trampled over all by this post.
It really irks me that Bolin’s heartbreak in “The Spirit of the Competiton” was played for laughs. His pain from Korra’s rejection and Mako’s betrayal was real and relatable, yet the depiction of his reaction (the snot running from his nose, tears streaming, arms flailing about) undermined his suffering for the sake of comedy. Then I got even more irritated by his lack of screentime after that episode. Hopefully book 2 will make up for that, and we’ll get to see more character development from him. He is probably always feeling lonely and inferior to Mako…
That’s okay. I didn’t need my heart anyway. /brb sobbing forever
Riding on Naga through Republic City, flinging rocks into the sunset.