BK: Since Avatar is a traveling show, we rarely spent more than one episode in any given place. Being in the Northern Water Tribe for three episodes gave us the opportunity to further develop a complex location and explore it from many different angles. Much consideration was given to what materials the Water Tribe would use in their architecture, due to their limited resources. In many places throughout the city, the structured supports were fashioned from whale bones, while Waterbenders formed the ice into beautiful buildings, bridges, and sculptures.
Background designs by Bryan Konietzko, Elsa Garagarza and Mike Van Cleave. Paintings by Bryan Evans.