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Let Me See Your Face by Blue-Ten Let Me See Your Face by Blue-Ten

Before I move on to Toph's 'Two Sides' picture, here is some obligatory Tokka :D.

Toph's feet are injured and she feels like messing with Sokka's mind to cheer herself up. She asks to see his face and, being the gullible guy he is (always forgetting she's blind), he obliges -- only to have Toph's hand smashed up against his mug.

This is just a fun little distraction on my part :XD:. But it did offer me some good practice with the character designs. I tried to stay more on-model than I usually do :).

Hope you like it, 'specially you Tokka fans out there :D.

Apparently, I submitted this pic just after 'Tokka Week'. I didn't even know there was one, lol.


Avatar © Mike and Bryan/Nickalodeon
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Okay, this is officially my second critique ever, so bear with me here.
I want to applaud your use of the Avatar characters here. Not only do they look like themselves, but they ACT like themselves. In my opinion, fan art is most effective when it accurately represents the characters in their body language, pose, expression, etc, in addition to their looks. You have here not only captured each character, but their dynamic as well. Toph, ever the prankster, and Sokka, all too often on the receiving end of jokes (not just from Toph).
You've successfully painted a full picture here. The redness on the bottom of Toph's feet necessitates her need to sit down. Sokka, squatting down next to her, likely in an attempt to help in some way. It all really helps to make a scene, rather than seemingly arbitrary posing.
The yellow in gradient background compliments the figures (through the yellow accents in their clothes) and the green in the gradient serves to contrast to their overall warm colours as well as an "anchor" to ground them. The fact that they cast a shadow helps with this as well. Too many artists, my self included, would have overlooked or skipped the shadow, but it really adds to idea of them sitting on something.
The only reason I'm taking off a half a star is because I personally feel there is too much dead space. Perhaps the text could be larger, or it could be more closely cropped?
Overall, I greatly enjoy this picture. You get a real sense of the characters and their relationship, even if you aren't familiar with Avatar.
PS- LOVE Sokka's face. Even though you only see one eye, it says so much!
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icemoon105 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very very funny Clap La la la la 
Luiz4200 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
It took you so long for your reply I had to recheck it to remember what I had said. Now I have another comment: when I think about that Simpsons episode where Nelson befriends a blind boy, I imagine Toph telling Sokka she wanted to feel his face instead of his behind.
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwaaa, so adorable.
Luiz4200 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Have you imagined if that became canon and Lin became Tenzin's cousin?
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Hmmmm...mayhaps that's why they broke up?
maverickmv Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i laughed so hard i snorted...
werekitty13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this... XD Just this scene in general is so much fun.
RavaNearo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol nice
Demonkitty66 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
ha ha ha XD
cute :3
EdyD Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Lool, i feel you! lol
crazycheckers Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
imariko-chan-6290 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
oooooooh, you hit me RIGHT in the Tokka kokoro~!!!
:love: forever love :love:
oorangg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Zonela Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! Thats a really good pic! You are amazing!
sapphireswimming Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
hahaha. This is gloriously funny. Thank you. :)
Tokka98 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Sow Amazing
DanielHarrington Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Why am I reminded of Uriel Septim from Oblivion by that tittle :D
Zarcan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
fun one
blaskmin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome!
mizubender Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha! Sokka's expression is just brilliant, even though most of his face is hidden behind Toph's hand. They both look really great, and the coloring is fantastic!
DanceInTheRain23 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Writer
this is truly amazing... and funny! XD
Jeako Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist
Waah, amazing picture! ;D
Outcast24 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
actualy she sees with her feet =^M^=
mythicalmexicanbeast Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well her feet are injured, so i guess shes using that as an excuse to touch him ^^
Outcast24 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
mythicalmexicanbeast Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MrGreagoir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Writer
aminta79 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
I actually wish this was in the actual series, it would feed us Tokka shippers lol. But I honestly think if this was in the series, it would go from entertaining for us and awkward for Sokka to a really sweet and tender moment, but knowing Mike and Bryan, they'd cut it at "There I got a good look at you." for just comic relief. lol
NihonFreakMB Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen this picture used as artwork for a local anime convention here in San Antonio. I have a bookmark of it. Did they inform you when they used it? Because it seems like you'd mention that kind of thing in your post.
Blue-Ten Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, they asked me :]. It was short notice, so I didn't mention it in a journal or anything. Thanks for keeping an eye out though :]
NihonFreakMB Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good, glad to hear it. And great work!
Kenkaya Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Very cute! I like the concept.
Temporal-Lizardo Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Or she could scream at his face to get a good look at him. With sonic waves.

(Ember Island Theater reference)
dbzfan13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
she should have put her feet on his face
Loveyellow7 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
xD lol
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is BRILLIANT!!!! :love: it!!
Backwalk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Cute! It would've been funny if she used her feet for this purpose, but they were injured!
Blue-Ten Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D. Haha, I had that idea too, but I wasn't skilled enough to draw a foot-to-face pose XD.
Backwalk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Well, you've had three years of practice since this picture, and you draw them well. Give it a shot with the foot-to-face pose. Call it a request!
crystalwolfgirl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
undead-faery Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I kept waiting for this kind of thing to happen in the series, but it never did!! Haha.
0-dot-0 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Nonorick Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
:XD: funny as hell
jacmac Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
.... Hahah, my friends and I do that to each other, actually. We call it "awkward starfish" XD
GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
XD When I first saw her (before I learned her blind) I thought she was just gone crazy with hands. But I don't mean here, I mean by on television show, long ago. I love how detail you put on her face when she grope him up.
silver-elena Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Haha just stumbled upon this so does this mean its Tokka week now? That would be an awesome coincidence.
SwampFoxTheThird Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Yup. It is in fact Tokka week 2010. :XD:
silver-elena Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
love coincidences like that.
SwampFoxTheThird Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Totally. :)
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
So cute. :)
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