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

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Avatar © Mike and Bryan/Nickalodeon
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:iconbloodywilliam:
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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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.
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CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwaaa, so adorable.
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Luiz4200 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Have you imagined if that became canon and Lin became Tenzin's cousin?
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TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Hmmmm...mayhaps that's why they broke up?
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maverickmv Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i laughed so hard i snorted...
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werekitty13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this... XD Just this scene in general is so much fun.
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RavaNearo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol nice
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Demonkitty66 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
ha ha ha XD
cute :3
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EdyD Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Lool, i feel you! lol
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crazycheckers Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LMAO
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