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DAS: Zutara by Neurosylum DAS: Zutara by Neurosylum
Any anti-Zutara flames, sarcasm, and poop :tp: will not be tolerated. I will not hold any discussions or flame wars about different couples. This deviation is for viewing pleasure, only.

"Dark" Avatar Series: Zutara

After getting 3 hours of sleep, I added more lace trimming to Katara's dress and Zuko's sleeve. Also, the bow was a nice simplistic touch. I'm keeping Katara in light clothes because it's a great contrast to her dark skin like Zuko's clothes are a nice contrast to his light skin.

I hope they still look like Zuko and Katara. :XD:

How do you like your Zutara done? Answer at my poll: [link]

This was really inspired by Mike and Bryan's labeling of Zutara as "dark" and "intriguing" and this song: [link] (ending to Vampire Knight). Creepy and weird - but that's expected from MANA. =P (I'm still a fan of Yuuki/Kaname since 2006, btw *spoilers*!!!!!!!!onetheoryholdsthatKaname'sbodyisYuuki'srealbrotherandKanamehimselfisn'tYuuki'sbrother!!!!!!!!*spoilers* :P). However, this isn't really as dark as I'd like. >_< Katara's messing up the mood with her white dress.

Katara's dress was supposed to be more of a Sweet Loli, but it's half-assed because I didn't want to bother with all their accessories. :doh: (NEEDS MORE LACE, DAMMIT! :shakefist:) WHERE THE HELL IS HER OTHER ARM?!?!?!? ...Oh, there it is - hiding behind her skirt. Yes, I copped out of drawing her other arm because I got too sleepy. >_>

So, here you go. I had to take a break from doing my Zutara comic since that gets tedious real fast, and voi la! - instant Zutara goodness. :laughing: Hope you guys like it! :D If not...:boo: then I'll have to try harder... *goes back to coloring the rest of the comic pages*

The watermark is there and it will stay like that for everything I do. I don't care if you won't watch/fav it because of that fact. If I spend so much time doing something with little sleep, I would be mad as hell to see someone steal it.

Time: 2 days (follow your emotions and you'll always find inspiration :))
Background: Premade brushes found on Google
Original PSD file size: 117mb :XD:

As usual, I don't own ATLA, but I do own these fanarts. I have not slept for almost two days working on this. So, if you steal it, I will sic my zombie-like ass on you. :zombie:

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies the curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
Joseph Addison
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Danyella413 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
You know something? I love this picture. I really do. And I don't want to, because I HATE Zutara. Alot. But I can't dismiss the beauty of the picture even if I want to. Hats off to you for this.

Good job,
From a Loyal Kataanger.
rapunzeldreamer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
tokkashipper2 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I love how you drew her face, her clothes,hair,EVERYTHING!
azylinda1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this picture very much!
fireblaze211 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
hey, do a phantom of the opra pic!!!!!
claton36 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
this style reminds me of angel beats! :D
MidnightStarsXx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Actually, wait. Nevermind. Ignore my last comment about how I thought it looked like a manga cover.

Sorry, that was really stupid of me ;_; The manga I was thinking of was different. I just remembered that it looked familiar because I had seen this before >_>

Wow. I'm really sorry cause I also feel like I insulted you and I didn't mean to. ;_____; sorry!
MidnightStarsXx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I know you posted this like... four years ago but...
This reminds me of the cover of a manga I read a couple months ago. It was about vampires, I know that. But it wasn't Vampire Knight. The little girl in the cover (who is Katara here) was the vampire and the guy (who is Zuko here) was the human looking after her or something.

... I can't remember the name of the manga and it's annoying me .-.

I really love the way you drew Zuko and Katara in this though :'D Honestly, I like the whole light and dark contrast thing in their clothing which reminds me of ying and yang and that's sort of how I thought of Zutara before :)

I love this so I'm going to favorite it~
blooandyello Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I've never read any manga, and haven't watched much anime either, so I really wouldn't know, but whatever you described reminds me of Blood+. It is, after all, about a "young" vampire girl with a guardian of sorts. [Although he isn't entirely human.]
MidnightStarsXx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Now that I think about it, it does sound like Blood+ ^^; I really liked Saya and Haji's relationship (:
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