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Bitter Work _ Toph trains Lin by kelly1412 Bitter Work _ Toph trains Lin by kelly1412
5K favo just in 24h?!!! you guys are so AMAZING!! Don't be that good to me :iconhappycryingplz:
Ver2: Lin's eye color edited. Sorry for the mistake and many thanks to whom pointed it out!~

if you want to reblog on tumblr [link]

Finally Finally I am able to spend sometime with my tablet. *tearbend*
I was too busy to draw during the last 4 month, but now the chaos is about to over, and hopefully my life can come back to normal.

I shall finish this piece 4 month ago........... [link] (Toph head shot WIP)

it's interesting to imagine what kind of parent Toph will be. She'll become a love mother for sure, I like the word "tough love" and according to how she trained Aang and how she performed as a bender teacher, I can see she's very strict with training time as well.
It's also interesting to imagine their daily life outfit, Toph can't just wear armor all the time... and they are noble after all. :P


anyway, the purpose of making this piece is to remind myself keep practice, cus there is so many excuse not to.

"Genetic Superiority can not replace hard working"
Even as the child of the greatest earthbender in the world, I don't believe Lin mastered earthbending and metalbending without effort. on the contrary, in order to carry on her mother's legend, she might push herself harder than any other earthbender in the world.

I think sometimes “talent” is over emphasized. It's very hard to even define what "talent" is and to measure it.
All the "talented artists" I know personally are also very hard working person, some of them work extraordinary hard than I can ever reach. It's not fair to simply ascribed their success to their "talent" and ignore the most hard part.

I still don't think I have much "talent" for drawing even now, but it no longer bother me as it once did, cus I just love drawing and I believe hard working will surely be paid off.

Well, just some personal point of veiw, talent and hard work, I suppose it's an endless debate. But to those who noted me and doubt your "talent", this is my answer.


Lin and Toph;

Child and parent series

Firebending training
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monkeydinosaur Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Toph's looking pretty good as a mom. 
MystyrNile Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
toph's transparent hair
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
AlfredEiji Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
And today we learned of the second daughter and 2 different fathers!
Atomsk102 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Step one "move-a-rock"
EDBV Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Aww! Toph's pose keeps telling me "Melon Lord!"
SilverQ10 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so sweet ^3^
waynegirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
thefournationsplus1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Filmographer
Omigosh I love this! And Toph and lins outfits look so cool!
bubblybumblebee1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's jus her way of showing her luv and wanting her daughter to be jus as tough and a gr8 earth bender as herself!
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