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May 31, 2008
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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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I love how you drew her face, her clothes,hair,EVERYTHING!
azylinda1 Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture very much!
hey, do a phantom of the opra pic!!!!!
claton36 Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
this style reminds me of angel beats! :D
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!
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~
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.]
Now that I think about it, it does sound like Blood+ ^^; I really liked Saya and Haji's relationship (:
zuko looks so much like kaname from vampire knight
Silverwolf51 Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE THIS! Can you make a version with Toph in it?
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