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I wanted to let everyone know that my last day on Korra was March 7 about a week ago. We finished up another great season of boards and Bryan and Mike are waiting on the animation.
 I wanted to take a moment to say what a wonderful experience it was working with some of the most talented people in animation today. The Korra crew was more then just talented artists or good friends but far more like a family who i will truly miss. We have made some great shows that I am sure you will all enjoy and I cant wait for you to see them.
 I have started my new job with a new group of artists at DreamWorks tv and so far we are off to a great start. After 3 years on Korra its exciting to get on to a new project in a new style with my old friend Erik Wiese. You might know him as the co-creator of the Mighty B.


P.S. I will start to post some new art work once i settle in.


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Ian Graham
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I’m Ian Graham. I’ve worked in Animation for over 10 years, most of which was storyboarding. After lots of encouragement from my friends in animation, I’m using Deviant Art to show my professional and personal work. Now, the bulk of what you will see are drawings but I have thrown in some color work from my student years and hopefully I will be adding new color work as I try to do more work for myself.

I am lucky enough to have worked on great shows with amazingly talented people involved. Some of the shows I have worked on include:
The Legend of Korra
The Cleveland Show
GI Joe Resolute
The Mighty B
Avatar the Last Airbender
Spongebob Squarepants
Danny Phantom
Fairly Odd Parents
and Invader Zim, just to name a few.

I have found that over the years you learn the most from working with the best. So, when choosing what jobs to take I choose the ones with the largest talent pool.
My influences are quite different. Everything from FLCL to Ren and Stimpy. I love Anime and UPA old school and new school. It’s all good.

I’m taking a different approach to showing my professional work. Normally, when presenting storyboards you show the boards but in this case I’m going to show panels, not entire boards. If I was up for a job I would present my board, but the main focus in this case is individual shots and the drawings behind them. What’s nice about this is sometimes boards can get technical and that’s only fun to look at if you storyboard. This way we don’t have to deal with separated pans, ols and s/a . Plus one storyboard sequence can be anywhere from 100 to 300 pages.

One other thing, I will be updating the artwork when time permits but I am bad at responding to comments, and when I do respond it tends to be short like “COOL“ or “Thanks“ or even “That hurts“, but I’ll do my best to respond.

Ian Graham

Oh, and I also want to give special thanks to Nickelodeon who I have spent 8 of my 11 years in animation with. The people at Nick have taken good care of me.

Current Residence: LA
Favourite genre of music: Punk, Alternative, Electronic
Favourite style of art: Good
Operating System: Smooth
MP3 player of choice: ipod


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Maseiya Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Congrats on wrapping up on Korra! What show are you on now at DWTV? I'm a board artist on Puss in Boots! ^^
Are we aloud to talk about it?.... hmm... to be safe ill say it starts with a C and ends with an S.....  ;)  and THANKS! 
Maseiya Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm allowed to talk about my show since it was announced online :D Veggie Tales, Puss In Boots, and King Julien were all announced officially last week! ^^ And ooh awesome! I'll come up and say hi sometime :) :) :)
KaleiC Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the storyboard art! What's been your favorite series to work on so far?
Tokyoc Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist
I hope you realize you don't just ''become an animator''... Its not a job you can just simply get
...........? You need to explain a bit more then that. 
AcerDaPacerBeJealous Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! You are an animator that is SO cool!! :'D 

I kind of want to be an animator when I grow up, but I'm not for sure yet. Get ready for a huge fav attack :excited: :glomp:
GenzouHunterssonn Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year! :party:

Welcome to 2014: The New Seeds, The Fresh Trends and The More Happenings for the Next Generation this 2014. :w00t:
Same to you!
Tigris98 Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, sorry for spammin' ya with the favs but you did some interesting work! Very impressive ;) It also helped me by looking at some of the panels you drew..In a way I'm self-studying things like that, so looking at other artists can help. Thanks :meow: Also, some of the shows I see you were a part of were/are awesome. :)
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