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Azula: Princess of Fire by kelly1412 Azula: Princess of Fire by kelly1412
*face adjust and size up, version 2
can't believe it already got 1000 favo, you're Awesome guys! Thank you for loving her~

I finally finished this big piece...I started it last month (you may see the part reveiw couple of weeks ago [link]) but I was too busy to finish it after that.
Canít really remember how much time it cost me (those fire nearly killed me...)...probably the most complicated one in this years. I'm happy I finally did a serious piece for my favorite princess. :love:

Six month ago, I did my very first piece of Princess Azula [link] and that recorded my first impression of her. At that time, my most favorite female character from the show was still Toph, but as I draw her more, I feel there are too much can be draw; as I read her deeper, I was totolly fasinated by this amazing character.

Drawing other character is fun, but drawing her is kind of suffering...because she's such a tragic character. She wears a mask called "perfect" to cover all her loneness, fear and sadness. She once had everything but end up with nothing. All of those contrast making the drawing experience full of pain, sour, sympathy... Like higher you jump, more painful when you hit the ground. BUT, itís addicting too. I just canít stop drawing her...

Azula needs love!! If no one loves her, let me be the one.

I know she may looks bit OOC (out of character) in my style, but that's my perspective of princess Azula. Their are planty works out there to show her powerful, crazyness and threatening, which is part of her attraction too. But for me, I'd more like to present her perfection and mighty power, beauty and elegent as a menber of royalty, which not many people seems willing to draw. but I just love that, a true princess who got something she born with. whereas, perfect and tragic at the same time.

[Azula] #06


before and after Meme


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garlic72 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
I love it! As much as I love crazy Azula, it's nice to see her in one of her more calm moments. I think she dressed the way she did most of the time to A: try to show her father that she could be the heir the the throne (she started wearing her standard outfit while zuko was still in line), she probably wanted to wear something very similar to Zuko to show that she can be just as capable as the first born son, if not more so. B: Because it's, of course, more practical to firebend in. C: Because all the past fire lords wore it, so she does too.

I actually think she looks much more like Ursa in this painting. maybe a moment of grief (she'd probably see it as weakness) over her mother? I feel like her expression could be interpreted two ways, she's either wanting respite from the violence and ambition, or experiencing one of her few senitimental moments; or she's looking at you saying 'I can be just as deadly in a dress as I am in armor'

Whatever the reason, I love the painting. (your flames are amazing.)
SNAD10 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
i always thought she looked sexy with her hair loose. Now I'm sure. :P
Lorendal4 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
love it!:excited: 
W444GH Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Eyes.... :iconpervieplz:
gordhanx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
GREAT WORK! Love the details on the fire, flower, clothes and hair.
Lexy316 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Artist
I really love this. It is absolutely beautiful.
Chainsaw227 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my all time favorites.  Its absolutely beautiful.
eddyking7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Poor Azula. All she wanted was to feel accepted, connected to someone.
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Oh my god, it's so different from every single picture of Azula that's floating around in my head... Her eyes... they are so innocent and almost happy... It's wonderful ^^
MiyuRisa13 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Wow... Pretty~ :iconloveloveplz:
KamSethdrid Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like so much this Azula, She's don't get a crazy face :P (sorry for my english)
LunasSong23 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is breath-taking!
RealityIsRelative Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AI09CZ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
lostkingdom Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wyn-de-Weynilard Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Wonderful picture!! Very good job!
FairyNinja12 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Very inspirational:) This is currently my wallpaper on my andriod phone now.
yarizui Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
ShirakawaShuu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SO beautiful!
Senentorus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
GabrielSora Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Your pictures of Azula are awesome! If possible, it woud be amazing to see more of Toph. Anyway, you are an amazing artist!
Xemera-Draws Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow...... i'm speechless.......
kangajee Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I joined DeviantArt to favorite this work :) I've lurked around the site, browsing many artists, and I've decided that your style is my favorite! You bring such life to works, and all your pieces are gorgeous. So much talent. You're awesome!
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sweet!!~ that's a big honor for me. you made my day!!~ >v< /
Astral-Lines Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I feel like she's going to kill me. Very realistic.
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh really``` i thought i made her kinda peaceful here
Astral-Lines Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Well, you did, but at the same time she's still seems like Azula. She will peacefully kill me.
Homeart2000 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Writer
She looks so beautiful, it's hard to imagine that she is heartless.
Spitestar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really pretty!
BloodyRomance1313 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this picture! It's the perfect embodiment of her power and her beauty, something alot of people forget. Azula is deadly and evil, but she is a princess too, and admittedly quite lovely in her own way.
Aislin87 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Beautiful as always!
n3rd2u Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so what I had in mind for an older Azula in a fanfiction I am writing! This is a beautiful picture. May I use this as the cover for my fiction? (full reference to you of course)
Metalraptor Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks wonderful; extremely beautiful. ^_^
jashin3378 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
TheAngelDragon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad Azula isn't like this though. She probably have more fun burning the flower to ashes.
xThe-Painted-Lady Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I second what everyone else said... This is beautiful, and I never realised how much she actually looks like her mum... She has to be... My second favourite. :D Lovely work!
LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Wonderful work!
UnmeiKo-23 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
how beautiful! *O*
kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is the image that perhaps we all wished she would be~ just like her mom, just like wanting that love from her mom! this is too beautiful for words seriously!!
Lovely-Miss-Rika Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
She looks so pretty with a smile. Very captivating :3
Cafeteira Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are a genius!!!!!!!
CrazyBlonde13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Daannngggg :wow:
JadeStoneDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Wow, she's beautiful. She looks almost happy, which makes me happy.
Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Every Azula piece of yours is gorgeous, but this one is the most beautiful. sexy, and stunning (probably because I have a thing for ladies in formal gowns). Faved!
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I hope I could make her more in this style sooner or later~
KurouixKagami Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
GoosePeelings Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Her fate was just sad... Trying to please her father and gain power, still not able to do that, ending up insane... It's not crazy, it's not bad, it's just sad.
Beautiful picture, by the way! :heart:
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you simple-two-line-words just made me cry :tears:
GoosePeelings Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Aww... :heart: is it a good cry or a bad cry?
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