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Commission - Zutara by Neurosylum Commission - Zutara by Neurosylum
"No peeking..."

EDIT: LOL I SPELLED "peeking" as "peaking"!:XD:

Commission for ~Jotara4zutara. Requested for a scene with the series I started "After School Chaos" about the "zutara" necklace.

Sorry it took so long! I hope you like it! *big-puppy-eyes*

  • Haven't been on for almost 2 months.

  • My internet provider has been BLOCKING my dA message center and notes inbox often at random and annoying times (F*CKING A!).

  • I've been blowing up stuff in the chem lab (:D).

  • Piled up with research papers and presentations.

  • Still have other commissions and presents.

  • Gotta mail prizeart as well as this commission.

  • Finals are around the corner.

  • My puppy is 5 months old next week.

  • Currently checking out Resident Evil 5. Scared as hell to play (:XD:).

  • Gonna go see Dragonball Evolution because I wanna laugh at everything they do. :XD:

Critiques welcome - perspective always kicks my ass. @_@;;

Right now, sleep is kicking my ass.... Zzzzz

Sakura Petals brush courtesy of ~KisaraGirl
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This is a beautiful piece, perhaps the best executed Avatar fanart (is it fanart if it's commissioned? ARE you a a fan? :p) I've seen on DA.

The background is wonderful, really atmospheric, technically clever, and understated enough to bring out the characters. It has a cinematic quality, as though they're about to spring to life.

The characters themselves are great likenesses, Katara in particular seems to give a lot of artists trouble (myself included!) but you've really got her perfectly right. There's a great sense of their relationship as well.

If there's one thing I don't like so much, it's these characters in a modern setting. With all the rich design and mythology of Avatar, I think it cheapens them a bit, but presumably that was part of the commission, so I can't blame you for it!

I hope you like my crit, it's my first go :D
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babyvfan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
I'm in love with your Zutara artwork
RainbowCrashh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Must...resist.... urge ... to ship! Gahhh!

(but anyway soooooooo freaking cute, I love the background and the way katara looks) :iconilavplz:
Fatecaster Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautifully drawn!
Aerawyn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I think you've drawn them beautifully. I love their expressions and the way Zuko's hair is covering his face. My one criticism would be that you seem to have gotten their hair colors backwards--Zuko's is lighter and definitely brown while Katara's is almost black (though in honesty, I do love the shades you've used).
ArFaise Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is WONDERFULL, I fell in love with your pictures!!!
Agent-Carolina Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most beautiful background! YAY! MORE ZUTARA! They're SO cute together....
I like Zutara, can you tell? Lol
sasukwolf28 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
You're a master artist!*bows like Zuko* It's gorgeous!!!>:3
Dragonwriter98 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Request: Zuko with a tux and a rose. I don't care of Katara's in the picture or not- I just got the image in my head one day and needed it to be drawn. :) This reminded me. And by the way, I love it. <3
toxicdustroses Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
This is too cute! I love Zuko's hair and the cherry trees. :iconilavplz:
Inu-Lina Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
ahhh, I love this! I wish you would put up more because you're sooooo tallented:)
CrimsonxCerulean Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
So romantic...and Zuko looks so cute. The red is definetly a good color for the stone.
xXAkira-ShiroyukiXx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it !!!! x3
GiltLustre Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
This is a really cute scene pic~ <3 Also, your random info in the description is funny! XD
phsycopathicpenguin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Writer
This is soooo good!!! Is there a story to go with it? If not, I'd be happy to write it. This pic and your others give me so much inspiration!!! ^-^
DranineStone Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is awesome! I wish there was a story for it ?? ne?
carynne0 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
hope90 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
OHMYGAAAAH! *high pitched squeal* I had to take time to slowly absorb the cherry blossom background, then my eyes drifted to the black strings... which I realized was a betrothal necklace. *Died of happiness*
a-mad-angel Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
This. Is. Perfect! Thats all I have to say here =)
aliyah97 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Writer
This looks so caught the essence of true love in this picture...
ButterflyMeadow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
WOnderful job!! :clap: I LOVE ZUTARA!!!
Dani-Peace Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
this is absolutely beautiful.
heiku190 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
I want there to be a Zutara manga so much! you granted that wish a little bit here! I think it is really beautiful!
things24 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
wow! :la:
Clare1812 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely beautiful.
MissElizabeth12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
drool....... *T*
love ittt
TheStoryNeverEnds Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Surprisingly, Zuko looks really good in a sweater!
xVeninNightx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I just love it! :D I especially love the more modern regular school students interpretation.
puskintura Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
gorgeous........ *__*
the-rose-of-tralee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
AMAZING! :eager: I LOVE IT SO MUCH! :tighthug:
zutarafangirl08 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
adore! :]
poisionedink911 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
It looks like it has this spring feeling that makes me feel really connected to it. Well, they are the cutest together when the realize they live each other
sayuri12moonlight Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
cool, i love zutara
Gliophorus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student General Artist
awesome stuff ya got in ya gallery! :)
Raziel10 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
-instant faves- Nicely done.
Friekie6 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Writer
Amazing! Lovely style! :D
SnapDragon110 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Interface Designer
ALL SHIPPING LOYALTY ASIDE, this is really sweet. You did a beautiful job.^^ :love:
Sohanna Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ZAAAAAA!! :icongwomp: I LOVE IT!
kagura-chan1234 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Beautiful! I love Zutara, and this is great :3
Sredit Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Omg!! I love it, GO ZUTARA!! I love it, great work, i love katara's clothes!!
Serene14 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009

i love you're asc series...

i've been toying with the idea of asking you to collaborate with me on another kind...
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i'm just a big fan of your work...
Serene14 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009

i love your ASC...

please make it out into a story...
a comic... a manga anything....

maybe, with a sequence even...

sorry, am I asking too much?

Szikee Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist
I love this.. so much.
haiarigato95ed Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Oh my gosh this is the greatest creation ever!!!!!! You made Zuko's hair look so AWESOME!!!! (and sexy XD)
decafekitty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
it's beautiful! I love your style of drawing!
AngelxofxthexSoul Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
ooooh this is b-e-a-utiful. XD anyways, its one of my new favourite zutara fanarts!
xlovelylightx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009   Writer
Gorgeous! This a very good example of why I love necklace!Zutara fanarts.
PinayAnimerican Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
OMG so amazing ;_;
Nothingness-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you have this without the typing?
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