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Zutara - Balance
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Published: September 14, 2008
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Yin: female, water, night, cold, south, left

Yang: male, fire, day, hot, north, right

Zuko and Katara's relationship is about balance. A friend of mine cant stand "zutara" because she says water and fire dont mix, their are opposites, it could never work! Well male and female are opposites and she doesnt let that keep her away from her boyfriend ^_~. my point is: in times of peace, the fact that he is fire nation and she is water tribe means nothing. the war is over. And together they balance eachother. Like the season finale of book 1. Zuko tells katara "you rise with the moon, but i rise with the sun" the conflict between them was because of the war, not who they were as people.

this is my big arguement. and if you are kataangers: we get it you already won, so there really isnt any point in arguing with me. the series is over and i'm just indulging in a little zutara photoshop fun. i wanted to put out there that maybe this is part of the reason we were drawn to a match like katara and zuko, it wasnt impossible...just improbably considering how far her relationship with aang grew over three seasons, there was no TIME for katara to develope far enough of a relationship with zuko. thats all...

zuko & katara (c) mike, brian, and Nickelodeon
"Balance" art (c) MINE!

[edit:] thank you to ALL of the :+fav:s you are all amazing! and i also wanted to add that the lineart is here in case anyone wants to have some fun and color it! :aww: [link]
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UnusSicutIgnisEtAquaHobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful picture :) you can just sense the connection.
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Miki-MagicHobbyist Writer
You know what they say! "Opposites attract". :)
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JackieStarSisterProfessional General Artist
This is beautiful! It took me a second glance to realize you'd worked the yin-yang symbol into this piece. Your artwork is lovely.
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BarbWireRoseHobbyist Photographer
Is Katara wearing jeans?
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Solar-S-ShiftHobbyist General Artist
It's lovely. =D
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Thank you very much, so glad to hear you like it :aww:
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Solar-S-ShiftHobbyist General Artist
No problem. :)
wervelende's avatar
I really like this, but I think I would like it better is the symbol was black and white like it normally is. And I think the gray edges detract from the whole painting. I do LOVE the fire/water circles. And I adore symbolism.
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:aww: thank you! I'm so glad you like it, thanks for sharing the love :meow:
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This makes me all kinds of happy.
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:meow: I'm so glad I could spread a little joy! Thank you for the sweet comment, I appreciate the love :aww:
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amazingly done! love it!
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thank you so much :meow: I'm glad you like it :aww:
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wow i dont typicaly ship zutara, but this may change my mind. the description is amazing and the consept it brilliant. great work!
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:aww: thank you. I'm not a strict shipper either, I think Kataang is just as sweet. I just think Zutara was a little more emotionally mature than they wanted to go for with the younger audience :meow: (not that war and genocide wasn't pretty mature content for young audiences though right?) thanks again, glad you like it. Always nice to meet people with open minds, and just plain Avatar fans!
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yea compleatly! check out my page, i have some avatar esque cosplay ideas there^^
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Yuuki-no-Tenshi97Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. You're description for the art was perfect. I feel the same way about Zutara. My friend is also a Kataanger and she despises the fact that I am a Die-Hard Zutara fan. I just feel like if they were to have had more time to develop a stronger friendship, that it could've turned into something bigger and better. Plus, I feel like they balanced each other out better than her and Aang did. Just my thoughts.
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Well thank you! I'm so glad you like it :meow:
JmetRopolis's avatar
This is really pretty.
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:aww: thank you very much, I greatly appreciate comments like yours. I'm glad you like it :meow:
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this is so beautiful:iconhappytearplz:
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:meow: Zutara lives on, if only in our hearts, I think I'm almost over the depression of that disappointment. I have new hopes in Legend of Korra for a more mature relationship :aww: thanks again for the love, I appreciate it so much!
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