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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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bella9876 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
it would certainly be a good story<3 zutara 4 ever<333333
AfricanTammy Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The story behind it is perfect. Zuko would make a good Kaname, though he would have a bit more softness.
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  Hobbyist 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 (:
Vampire-Maiden01 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
zuko looks so much like kaname from vampire knight
Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE THIS! Can you make a version with Toph in it?
MinnaNoAkuma Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I like that her arm is missing, and that shes in such a light colour. I don't think it is bad at all. Mostly because that obstinate look on her face makes it look kinda like a Netorare. And i like that ^///^...

I wish there was more NTR of those two...actually...
hollyfowl56 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
this is really good
Hisaharu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
//Is also KanameXYuuki since the 16th page of VK, the manga.// Nice artwork~ I love the way Zuko is just...smoldering~ //Fans herself repeatidly.//
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Way cool. :D
hollyfowl56 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012's like kataras a good girl and zukos the bad guy.
lokorra Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
i would tell you how much i've drawn that in class but no that is the best zutara picture ever
xXScootzXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love you style. The colors and lines look really crisp and clear.
Nice job!:heart:
KeeranNyx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Love Zutara, Love Yuuki/Kaname, and LOVE this brilliant work of art!
halfatheory357 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   General Artist
I'm far from a Zutara shipper but this picture is so jaw drop awesome!! :D:D:D:D
The-Artistic-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Official favorite Zutara fan art ever. And I have a folder in my favs dedicated to this ship,
alissa77123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconzutaraplz: WOOP supah love
xXpoppypixieXx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
none too shabby o.o zuko hawt
YaoiFreak4Life19 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
opalflame27 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
awsome job on their exspresstions
Visualkeilover33 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
*claps* so pretty<33333
Coldbloodlove Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Writer
Zuko's scaring me... >.> I do think this is really awesome though ^^
Firestar97 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
this is amazing
MoonSpirit1331 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
OMG!! The VERY first thing I thought when I saw this was "This reminds me of Vampire Knight!". BTW, I will always be a Zero/Yuuki fan. But anyway, I love the way you took two characters that I have absolutely fallen for and turned them into different versions of themselves. Your picture is so intriguing and interesting to look at. Yes, I can see where you skimped out on some things, but come on you hadn't slept for two days! And although it is missing some detail, the idea is absolutely wonderful!
XxEmoEmoSchneiderxX Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the best Zutara pic ive eva seen (no lie)
i luv it much XD
crimsonroseablaze Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Possesive much Zuzu? Lol this is awesome!
xxcrimsoncloverxx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Zuko scares me :O_o: I wish someone would look at other people that way for me >.<
CrimsonxCerulean Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I am so gonna stay away from the both of them. Zuko might hurt me if I come any closer... :O_o: I love his expression, and his hair.
stargazer13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
damn, his expression is awesome. love it!
CakeBatterIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Zuko looks murderous...nice. Zutara is #1
SparkyWolfDragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Zuko looks VERY protective and territorial. I wouldn't get anywhere near him if I saw him with that expression.
codyjack13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
dude!!! zuko looks like he's about to kill anyone who comes near katara
aliyah97 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Writer
Wow...this is amazing....i like how it looks like its a very old the ones of kings and queens...
File13Girl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Writer
i'm a die hard zutaraian i love zutara it they belong together but i hate kaname he makes me so sick zero is better for yuuki i dont care if he is or isn't her brother kaname creeps me out to the max i feel like if i saw him on thetreet he'd either rape me or kill me either way he is way too creepy vary sexy but really creepy so that just truns me off. at first i did like him and was torn between zero and kaname. then zero poor zero has lost so much he need something inhis lfeo make him happy while yuuki is the one who can kaname steals her locks her away forbids her to even see him. yuuki and zero are best friends. i just hate kaname but i really love the picture anyway cuz its zuko and katara.
turtlelackie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011   Writer
her body looks a little small, needs more curves to make them look like an actual couple.
FluffleNeChakra Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Zuko is looking a hella fine sexy
OtterMoone Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Sexy :D !
GrlwhoKnowSummat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
woooooooow, they look so good together
skycrystal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ZUTARA LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO FLAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THE PIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
insert-gay-emo-name Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
seriously love their facial expressions and katara's dress! <3 <3
Hanamoritsuki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
OH MY GOD! O.O THIS IS MY FAVORITE! I SWEAR! I HAVE A CAPS LOCK ON! I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET IT OFF! OH NO, HELP ME~~! Ah, that's better. :D Okay, two things. 1. I LOVE THIIIIS!!! How can you NOT love this. I love the serious face on Zuko, like he knows he is hot. O////O 2. I - Love - Zutara. <3 I'm trying to write a fanfic about Zutara, so if you don't mind, I shall use this picture in the story. Of course, all credits goes to you, your highness. <3 Thank you VERY MUCH for creating this lovely picture. See ya soon ^^
xVeninNightx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I love it! My love for Zutara will prevail! Zuko is like a vampire, and katara is like a mistress/maiden and Zuko's girl. Like they're both royalty and of royal descendents and he's a vampire and she's human but like has some vampire in her! I can make so much with just this. By the way, you're free to use this idea for anything.
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