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Zutara Week 2010 Day One - Family

Edit: Added Sokka. Looked too empty. End.

English essays? Who needs them when Zutara Week twennyten is finally here!

This was the first thought in my mind when I read Monday's prompt, I've always considered the difference between these two's upbringing at such polar opposites.

Zuko would've learnt of his family's grandeaur from scholars and historians, with official documents at his service.
Whereas Katara would've learnt her own ancestor's history from word of mouth. Namely I expect, Gran Gran.

Sorry. Totally thieved the background from a screenshot for Zuko's. But those firelords are far too difficult to draw.

Day one complete, I shall eat my bolagnese in celebration.

Zuko, Katara, Gran Gran and screenshot (c) Bryke and Nickelodeon
Art (c) Me
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:iconfreak-with-issues:
Freak-With-Issues Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so cute because of little Zuko and Katara, but so sad for poor little Zuko! Love it anyways!
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batcii Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Haha thanks! :heart:
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The-Girl-On-Fire17 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Love the comparison. :)
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
THank you! :heart:
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The-Girl-On-Fire17 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
You're welcome, my dear. :hug:
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tigerlight98 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so cute!i love the grandma!!!
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thankyou! :heart:
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Nutmegwrites Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
How does zutara week actually work i'm ne to DA and all
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
Zutara Week is a week, usually in July or August, in which one-word prompts are given to participating artists (drawing, writing, AMV making etc.) to use as inspiration for a piece of work, to be submitted on each day of the week.
For instance on Monday, the prompt might be 'lightning', and so you produce something incorperating that theme is whichever way you see fit, and submit it on Monday. Then Tuesday might be 'sky', and you do the same and submit it on Tuesday, and so on and so forth until the end of the week.

It started in 2008, and was the week before the Avatar finale was to air, basically as a farewell and final stand before the inevitability of Zutara not becoming canon.
It's been running ever since, and is said to be running this year too; all the information and dates, if it is running, will be posted here: [link]
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Nutmegwrites Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
TY
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skycrystal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
POOR ZUZU!
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
D:
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skycrystal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH THAT'S HOW I FEEL
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Choc-Marshmellow Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I accidentally sent you a print request! Sorry!
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
S'okay! :)
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ooamaimomooo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful idea.<33 I love it!
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks :heart:
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TheMobiusMan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
So wait... you capped a background... doodled some characters over it... committed the cardinal sins of smudge and blur... Submitted it to two groups and still wound up on the front page 3 day most popular with 150 favorites...
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God I hate anime subculture...
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
So wow, you're kind of an ass.
One, I did not once use smudge or blur tools on this picture, I digitally painted it in SAI, and even if I did, who the hell are you to say any method of art is bad?
Two, I am in no way saying that this is a good piece of work, just today I was musing that it was kind of frustrating that my most favourited deviation was fanart.
Three, I submitted it to one group, as I drew this for a fandom week and to participate in it you have to post it into the group, the other I was asked to submit it. Otherwise I rarely post anything into groups.
Four, Avatar isn't anime, it's an american cartoon, not that this is really important, I'd just prefer it if you did some research before you start mouthing off at me for something that is not in any way my fault.

Look. Clearly you're having a bad day and just want to go trolling some people to make you feel better about yourself, but you don't know me, you don't know my artistic prefrances and you have no right to start telling me that what I, or anyone else does isn't art.
You're sour, crude and pathetic. I'm not so much offended as sickened that you seem to seriously get your kicks out of abusing other's work.
You have a hell of a lot of growing up to do.
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TheMobiusMan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I did my growing up 6 years ago, when I stopped watching kid's shows.

I love it when people label ANY negative comments or criticism as "Trolling" so they can quickly discredit it. Funny how you instantly assume my day was horrible, and that that's the only possible explanation as to why I would make a negative comment about the artwork.
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Dani-Peace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
MY DAD IS FRIKIN 35 AND HE WATCHES THIS SHOW! NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE, YOU CAN WATCH ANY FRIKIN SHOW YOU WANT! DONT TELL US WHAT TO WATCH! IF SOME NEW PRESEDENT CAME AND SAID YA THAT YOU CAN ONLY WATCH SPECIFIC SHOWS ACCORDING TO YOUR AGE GROUP DO YOU KNOW HOW MESSED UP THAT WOULD BE!!! I MEAN COME ON! OH YA YOU ARE SO MATURE... SORRY I FORGOT TO INCLUDE.. MATURE AND BORING!!!!!!! YOU SUCK MAN!!!!!!!!
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
I'm not talking about your maturity of interests, I'm talking about your personality in general.
And once again, you have no right to call my hobbies or interests immature, I happen to love this show for it's outstanding animation, storyline and character depth. It goes well beyond a normal children's television show.
Once again, get to know your argument before you assume.

You didn't have a bad day? Oh, so you're just a complete asshole normally then?
Sorry for giving you the benefit of the doubt.

And look mate, if you'd been trolling I wouldn't be nearly as bothered by your comment, but the fact that you weren't just doing this for attention and my reaction just suggests even further how sad a person you are.

Negative comments are never appreciated, I'm always open for critisism, but downright blunt abuse is just low and pathetic, and shows a serious lack of appreciation and respect for others.
You'll get no where in life if you keep that up.
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TheMobiusMan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I'm sorry that you are offended and that you now have a poor opinion of me as a "sad asshole," but I'm merely stating my observation. As of late, poorer and poorer quality illustrations are winding up on the first page, when much higher quality ones that deserve higher ranking are going unnoticed.

Surely you have noticed this as well, you yourself were complaining that this wasn't one of your best artworks, but because it was fanart with a few popular tags it got way more views and favorites, didn't it?
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Dani-Peace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
YOU ARE A FRIKIN SAD ASSHOLE!!THAT KID IS RIGHT!!!!!!!! BLAH BLAH BLAH!! YOU KNOW YOU ARE SO BORING!! I DID NOT UNDERSTAND HALF OF WHAT YOU JUST SAID!!!!!!!!!!
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TheMobiusMan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
You're commented on a 5 month old comment in all capital letters with multiple exclamation points, stating that you didn't understand half of what I said and using the phrase "Blah blah blah" to summarize my argument- do you really think I'm going to take you seriously?

Calm yourself, please.
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Dani-Peace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I don't really care what you take seriously. I'm just saying that a big fat jerk like you should stop ripping on other people's art. How would you like it if I did that to yours.

That calm enough for you? :-).
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
Opinions can be stated in far more sensible and appropriate ways than the way you expressed yours.

I'm not saying I don't notice it, but whining about it and attacking the artists is no way to go about expressing your frustration.
Look, popular media is always going to have flaws; that's life.
Music on the radio isn't exactly the best in the world in my opinion, but that's the majority's choice.
Don't get mad at the world just because you're part of the minority.
I completely understand that there are probably people working harder and producing better work than me and a lot of the other people on the front page, and getting shit all appreciation for it, and I'd also love it if some of my better work got the attention that some of my fanart does, but theres simply nothing you can do about it, that's life.
Some things are noticed, others aren't, and forgive the cliche, but life isn't fair.

But through all of that stands the simple message that it doesn't matter what you think of art, others may think different.
It's all complete, subjective opinion. No artwork is worse than another.
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astana-san Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I LOVE ZUTARA WEEK! :D
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
So do I. Brings the fandom together! :heart:
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unknown-artist72 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very creative. I like how you showed the differences and layed them side by side
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thankyou! :heart:
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MasterZutaraFan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student
I love the atmosphere! Great coloring! :heart:
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thankyou! :hug:
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polaropposit Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
zuko's hair looks...weird

kataras is cool though
heheh you said polar opposite
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yeah I didn't know how to mark the difference between the ponytail and his actual head when the colouring was already so dark..

Lol I thought you might pick that up. XD
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polaropposit Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
what can i say...im observant
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
Totally.
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polaropposit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
annie; noun, def. OBSERVANT

this is just going to keep on going isnt it...
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Shush now.
BTW, just started reading that heaven fanfic.. it's freakishly inacurate.. the person clearly hasn't read the books in a long while..
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polaropposit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I just like the parts where sirius and remus get there...but not cos of the writing, just cos i imagine what it would be like.
she creates the most adorable scenes, only shes shit at getting it down on paper...or screen?
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
idk.. I just didn't like it much.
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Painted-Lions Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010   Writer
Subtle drama, wonderful concept, and even better execution. XD Love it!
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ahh! Thankyouu :heart:
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Painted-Lions Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010   Writer
;3 you're welcome
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lucky7sneha Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
This is really nice and the idea's fresh and original. Good job!
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thankyou! :heart:
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dzsora Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
How cute! and... a bit sad for Zuko. Nice colors and style! ^^
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Poor Zuzu. :c
Thankyou. :heart:
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rachaella22 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Ooh, I really like this - it's a very interesting take on the theme.
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:iconbatcii:
batcii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thankyou! :heart:
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