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Two Sides - Katara by Blue-Ten Two Sides - Katara by Blue-Ten
3/20/2012 Major Edit: A huge thanks to AwesomeAltArt on Tumblr for posting the Two Sides series and sending so many followers my way *__*. It reminded me that I needed to update this pic. Made a bunch of changes including some fixes to Katara's hand/face and some adjustments to create a better range of color. Her skin is now closer to the proper tone. I'm not sure what happened the first time around; I'm pretty sure I grabbed the skin color right from a screenshot, but she ended up looking pale as death after all the lighting adjustments I made XD.

Waterbender, Bloodbender.

FINALLY :phew:.

I caught a little cold, so while staying home today I started on and finished Katara's illustration in the Two Sides series. It was fun, and surprisingly the angle didn't trouble me as much as I thought it would. The hands, though, were a pain -- and they still don't look quite right :XD:.

This concept might seem a bit morbid, I just realized, lol. But if you prefer, pretend the red water is a trick of the light... or grape juice. It's entirely metaphorical anyway :D.


The 'Two Sides' Series:

Two Sides - Aang
Two Sides - Katara
Two Sides - Sokka
Two Sides - Toph
Two Sides - Zuko


Avatar Mike and Bryan/Nickalodeon
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gordhanx Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Nice job! I love the details, especially the water/blood. Great job on the shading, lighting, pose and colouring.
joanstar Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student
katara was not happy when she was forced to use blood bending,in fact she considered it a pretty sinister form of bending and she got it banned...however i still love how you drew her.
moonprincess22 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Photographer
gunswordfist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I hate Katara but love this art! Favorited!
Sofea139 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Waterbending Is her normal power so she goes intense with Bloodbending
HalflingPony Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah. It took me a moment staring at the image to figure out what the second "side" was supposed to be, but when it hit me... dang. The pretty picture suddenly got *real* creepy.
Equestrian-Equine Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, the coloring of this is beautiful......
EmeraldGlitter Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
really amazing!
SquarePantsJR Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This is really really awesome. Love the meaning behind it.
Bscouter12 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blood bending= BOSS!!!!
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