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Aang and Katara by bechedor79 Aang and Katara by bechedor79
So uh, guess who finally watched Avatar The Last Airbender (and The Legend of Korra)? On one hand, I'm glad I didn't have to wait to watch all the episodes, and I'm glad I didn't experience the negative fan reactions, but on the other, how did I not watch this sooner?!?!

I just love it so. It's basically everything I love, smushed into one perfect little package.

I was despairing of how I could contribute art to the Avatar fandom, since I definitely can't do dynamic, martial arts-y poses, and there was that super awesome picture of Team Avatar all grown up. This was the best I could come up with.

This had a pretty steep drop off in terms of motivation to make this look great, unfortunately. I don't know why I thought a pentych (quintych??) would be a good idea when my drawing attention span is max 3 hours. This took...more than 3 hours. I wish I'd just chosen Korra-style and stuck with it, instead of taking the canon styles of kids!Kataang, 40!Aang, and 85!Katara and trying to extrapolate the inbetween. And as much as I can't stand chinstrap beards, old!Aang looks weird with more beard.

And the height inconsistencies was only half intentional (like, you get shorter when you age?). Other inconsistencies were not intentional, but have been noted.
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:iconshipwreck5897:
Shipwreck5897 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Sad... But nice.
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Hazel1969 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
cute :happybounce: 
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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elenchu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Sooo lovely Snif..Is Beautiful..Onion  (I think Aang's head is a bit too small, but  I love it!! Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] )
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the proportions are a little weird. But thank you!
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WendyUchiha Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Awww!!!! nice job!!!:)
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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WendyUchiha Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Your welcome! :)
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Blubird74 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Dem feels.
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh huh
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shazam26 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet. SO PERFECT.
My heart just transformed into a chubby, purring kitten in sunshine. *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (...I Wuv It!) 

 I love you for making this. 



I love youuuuuuu-- Bro hug OK, ow. Sorry about that. 
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, wow. That is a kind response. Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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shazam26 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha I did! Sorry, I was just so moved by this. What a tender idea! XD
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hewhoonlyreviews Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
there should be one where Katara has a baby bump
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GuardianMedic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
:...(

so sweet and sad....
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
/hit by the feels train
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Choo choo!
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Damnit >.<

(But probably not as bad as this Lilo and Stitch one I saw)
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Ladyshion Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Beautiful but very sad. 
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and thanks for the fave!
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OtterGrl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
And then the tears come
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :D
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KZ-jello Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Very cute!! Their expressions in all the panels are very well done!
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it!
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xEmoMuffinx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That last shot of Katara all alone... *heartbreaks*
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My job here is done. :)
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Hakuramen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That last picture is so humbling and bittersweet. I can't help but feel for Katara being among the last of her generation to still be living. I'm half-imagining Aang's spirit to be beside her to make her look less lonely.

Regardless, beautiful picture and heartwarming way to show that despite them aging, their love for each other remains continuously strong.
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Yes, aging is an interesting process that I'm sure gets lonely at times. Thanks for the thoughtful comment!
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tinkerbell52589 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely adore this piece! it is so amazing.  I love how you have them through the ages!
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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tinkerbell52589 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
welcome!
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NeepTheSheep Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
"Baby, you're my forever girl" :(
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:( :(
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love this! I love the second picture, in between Avatar and Korra/adult styles. It really looks like Aang grown up! I also like your design of Katara as an old woman without the big coat on. And the picture at the end is great!
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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AnimeCouples1992 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Amazing. :love: Nicely done. :thumbsup: 
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AnimeCouples1992 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Your welcome.:aww:
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Linnzy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aangs head seems just a bit to small compared to his body on the two grownup pictures.

overall it's a very cute and adoring piece that shows their love through their life.

If you would want to go one step further you could add their kids in different ages in the three last pictures. But it is very good as it is right now too.
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it is weird proportioning, though I was referencing from Legend of Korra.

And thanks. I wanted to focus on Aang and Katara specifically for this picture.
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spike360 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
They look good! I always wondered what they'd look like before Aang died and what they'd look like as adults. Now I know, and it's a fan interpretation.
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! I mean, we do also know what they look like as adults, but yeah, I did extrapolate a bit.
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spike360 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
You're welcome. I saw that you took some creative liberties in your artwork, which I think is totally fine.
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InvisibleDorkette Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That last panel..... Waaaah! 
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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QueenMarine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Oh, the feels!Pikachu Crying Plz 
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:iconbechedor79:
bechedor79 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, there, there. :)
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woollyfeet Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Lovely! Beautiful interpretations! Very true to the series.
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