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Zutara-Don't go by kelly1412 Zutara-Don't go by kelly1412
I'm trying to train my sense of back lighting and contrast ... use dark color in a right way is really difficult....Orz
the full size looks ok... but the thumbnail somehow looks terrible =__=

I actually prefer the lineart bit more, here is the link [link]

Thank you for os-cordis, they cos this scene for me in Melbourne Manifest 2011 [link] it was soooooooooo awesome!!!







----- the following thoughts may destroy the beauty of this image, pls note *_* ------

(comment edited: 16 Aug)

book3. Ep.56 The Southern Raiders is the episode that I can't understand most:
why they use a revenge story as the end of the preparation before making the final "justice" strack. ( Ep57 "The Ember Island Players" is more like a whole show review, almost nothing matter with the main story line.)

I can understand Zuko helps sokka to rescue his father.
but I can't understand why he helps Katara to make a revenge, and it took place right before the final war, I mean they should be mature already by then cuz they are going to play the hero role very soon. This revenge makes me doubt their righteousness. ( although Aang said something rational...)
in the end of the ep. Katara says that she don't know if she's too weak to kill the man or strong enough not to... it feels like power is the way to judge justice...

you could argue that they need this to learn Forgiveness, and finally accept Zuko. but no matter what the result is... dose that means at the beginning Zuko intent to gain his forgiveness by sacrificing an other person's life?

I know it's pretty radical thoughts, but I couldn't think in a more reasonable way.
I'm not blaming the character, I'm just feel a bit confused by the episode itself.

so... therefore I come up with this scene that Zuko trys to stop Katara from being dizzy with anger. and makes another way to let her rage out.

anyway, these are all my unserious thoughts. hope they could learn the true meaning of Forgiveness and Zuko could forgive his sister afterwords ( <--hey, this is your real point, right?...XDDD)
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AbbyRedCurse Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Favourite! I LOVE zutara <3 (but I aslo like aang.. ^^')
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Drawingtutor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Zutura?
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VanishingStarlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww! I love the coloring. <3
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r-o-o-b-o-o Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Adore this work. I have to agree with your comment, The Southern Raiders left a lot to be explained and I wish the writers would have elaborated more on Zuko/Katara's relationship.
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Katie9821 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
This is so gorgeous and the feels of this picture of Zuko and Katara, its incredible.
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Animeangel5000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Honestly, I thought the episode was there so that Katara could get closure, or at least a taste of it. Because if you've noticed, the entire show had a reoccurring theme that went back to her mother, so it was only rational to add an episode that could help Katara with that.
Also, the really big thing in that episode that connected to the series final fight was when Zuko asked Aang at the end, "What're you gonna do when you face my father?" That question really got the views, as well as Aang thinking deeply about it.
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GazelleHatsune Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like this so Zuko is a little...short compared to Katara who is near his height
and Zuko is typically pretty tall
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ilovehammys Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
i completely agree. this was one confusing episode.
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SappireForestWolf12 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful!!
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the lighting looks pretty good here! The leafs and stuff is really beautiful! It makes everything so vivid! If you stare at the pic for a long time you actually see them moving! :D
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HoneyDove Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
;O OMG.... must.... resist.... Zutara loveliness!!

@.@;; it just too good.. Damn yous! <3
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, glad you like it~
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ooamaimomooo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh my god, I think I might DIE from the amount of awesome I'm taking in right now. * u *<333 I love your style and the way you color~~ SOO good :love:
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! I'll keep up :heart:
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happyzuko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beautiful! i love it:)
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FunSizedKirk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love it and I think everything about this picture is rather bitchin'. Good work! :D
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thebabebandit4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT SOOOOOOO MUCH !!!!!!
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ArchiCrash Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Oooh, excellent lighting and shading work....
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SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice pic.
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chromeknickers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Quite frankly, you've done a stunning job with the lighting and shades. Brill.
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Ryodraco Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Well done picture but in your comments I think you ignore an essential aspect of Zuko and Katara's characters. That is that both aren't all that against killing someone they believe deserves to die. Aang is really the odd one out as he was the only person who didn't believe in killing (even the past avatars said he should be willing to). Not that Aang is wrong necessarily, but what Zuko and Katara did was not at all hypocritical.
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SappireForestWolf12 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing!
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sah4004 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
So pretty :)
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ZutaraAllways Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm...that revenge thing might be able to be explained a little like this :) (I'll do my best) I think in Avatar, Zuko and Katara had so much in common despite thier differences. I think he felt so ashamed and so sorry for betraying Katara after he found out that she lost her mother like he lost his (in a way that wasn't justified) and after changing for the better, I think he was trying to bring justice to the loss of Katara's mother (which wasn't justified either). In a way, maybe he felt like he was avenging his mother too, and all innocent lives that were lost due to the fire nation. I think Zuko meant well by what he was doing (in his own way...we all still love him lol) :D
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, all you explanation is acceptable, but if we looking at the whole picture, it's a revenge after all, which means to use a death to compensate some other death .. but in this way, true peace will never come.

It's really understandable for a normal person doing this, but they are not normal person then, they are hero who are going to restore the peace of world very soon. if they still couldn't get ride of their personal resentment at that stage, how could they possible help the world. I mean, I'm not say the revenge plot is wrong, but even if it could happened in easy stage of the show, it would be more acceptable.

again, I'm not blame the character, I just questioning the story line.
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ZutaraAllways Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love it lots~!! <3 its very good, probably better than what I can do lol, I have zuko done and saved, tomorrow I'll draw Katara and submit them in all their love and happiness :) hahahaha The way you drew them is amazing, and I hope someday I'll be that good!
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suiseiusagi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Oh wow I love the way you drew the clothing folds! And the colors you picked are just beautiful. :love: I also really like how it looks like the light is hitting them from trees above them as well as behind them. It's a lovely effect. <3
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vampenzelordess Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Nice
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xlollx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're colouring style is lovely and soft :love:
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keesalemon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful... :)
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VEGETApsycho Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg. i lov this. i love your coloring i love your style you are amazing!!!
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! your comic are amazing too!
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zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Filmographer
i really love ur coloring style! very elegant
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Kasanra Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow. This looks interesting. I can't wait for the completed thing.
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Kasanra Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Yay! This is beautiful!
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Eli-Hinze Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! The lines are amazing. *0*
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Bored-Wizard Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
So much hair...
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zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
its lookin epicly dramatic alreadyyyyyy~
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xlollx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The line art is so beautiful and intricate. :love: It must have been so hard to do!
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to tell the turth, keeing simple is hard, being complicated is sort of easy...
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xlollx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean actually :)
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