This is my vision of Toph before the Gaang came along to take her out...when she was completely alone, with no friends or anyone to really talk to. That had to be a sad part of her life....
I decided to draw this pic while listening to the song of the same name by Avril Lavigne. I listened to several of her songs while working on it...only her songs....it gave an interesting drive to this piece, and perhaps a unique taste. The songs really seemed to fit the concept I had in mind....
Also done for
, due to his request of a pic with "just Toph and rocks." Also, emphasis on folds. So, I did so....profile view might not have been the desire, but it's what I gave.
The original idea was for Toph to be walking her pet rock, but then the thought came to me that she couldn't show her powers to her parents, but would have to earthbend secretly--and that got me thinking of a lot of Toph angst and emotion. Nighttime, alone, sitting gloomily....I could not let the idea sit. I originally wanted to have her making some rocks orbit around her, but that didn't turn out quite as I envisioned it....it just didn't look right. So, I added in a right hand and put a rock in it.
I reffed it a lot, but....the whole background was done with simple reference, done from no real specific pictures. Shading, likewise.
Toph was drawn by hand. Except for the right hand...that was digital.
EVERYTHING ELSE was done in Paint, including the coloring.
And also, THANK YOU to
for her advice, most importantly getting me to move the moon to the right place for the reflection (it was originally on the other side of the picture).
Toph belongs to Viacom, Nickelodeon, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
The title and the song belong to Avril Lavigne.
The pic belongs to me.
This pic was also the first in a series of pics, all with titles from Avril Lavigne.
The other girls in the series so far:
Mai's mom: [link]