My good friend Kristen have long been working on a collaborative project, codename "elements" about five adolescents with elemental based powers....which, i've realized sounds a lot like a rip off of Avatar: TLAB, however, it's not. Really. The story and characters are loosely based on various world mythologies...and have little to do with martial arts or pseudo asian cultures.
also. It's Western.
Here are some early concept sketches for the Earth element, Wolfe. He's sort of a "white indian".
He finally ended up looking like this, along with the rest of the Crew. Clockwise - Tula/Sayo (Air), Mym (Fire), Wolfe (earth), and Eudora/Ku (Water). Hrm.