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Zutara Week Day 2: Reincarnation (Part 2)

By ArtCrawl
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Alright, so this is the second half of the previous piece  Zutara Week Day 2: Reincarnation (Part 1) by ArtCrawl. This is the part that makes it fit the theme of reincarnation. I had this idea so long ago it feels weird that I'm the only one who has seen it until now. :lol: I cannot tell you how happy I am to be sharing it. 

I remember being super duper excited to do this idea. But once I put the sketches down I realized how much work it was going to be. Hence the two year wait time. But none of that matters now. I probably sound like a broken record by at this point talking about how long ago I started pieces and why they took me so long. But you know, I like to chatter. :bucktooth:

So anyway, the idea for this piece is pretty straightforward. I wanted to depict them meeting kind of happenstance in an art museum and come across this painting of them in their past lives. Like a cute AU. You can imagine for yourself what scenario comes next. 

As I said, this piece was started awhile ago, so I don't know if I would execute it the same way. But after all was said and done I rather like the way everything turned out. If nothing else it was a legitimate reason to draw them in modern clothes. And you know I love that. :nod:

Well, as always, I hope you guys enjoy the piece. Until the next one, my dudes. :blowkiss: 



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FireLadyFae's avatar

I LOVE this!!!

I want to know *SO BAD* what that card says that she's holding! I'm guessing it's the title of the art piece perhaps? I can see that the bottom says: "Art Exhibit", but I can't read the top. I hope you let us know! ^_^

Also, here is the thought I had while looking at this photo. Hopefully my bud will write a story about it one day. ^_^ (Since I'm no writer. XD)

So there's this portrait hanging up at a museum, and it's been there for a while now. Neither Katra nor Zuko have met the other yet.  But both have "found" the painting the same way.  Their friends saw it first and told them "Man, you have GOT to check out this painting!  The person in it looks SO MUCH LIKE YOU! It's crazy!"  So of course they checked it out and are both astonished that their friends were right.

Wondering what in the world it means, they often revisit it.  But for a long while, they never cross paths. (They go to different colleges)  Both try and do some research and try to find out where the artist is, but the artist uses a "pen name" and probably isn't even in the country right now to question.  So instead they both eventually discover the "lore" of this painting (Blue Spirit and Painted Lady) and more research leads them to the history of Fire Lord Zuko and Fire Lady Katara who once masqueraded around as none other than the Blue Spirit and Painted Lady, and how neither knew the other one did, and they didn't find out until they fell in love and told one another.  Eventually getting married.

What's more, the story goes on to tell about how the Great Fire Lord and Fire Ladies love was said to be SO GREAT, that legend has it they are reincarnated each life time, always finding the other.  Because not even death can keep them apart for long.

Both feeling sad and alone, as neither have time for a relationship at the moment, with this new knowledge, they both decide to once again visit this painting to look upon it with a new light.  At first, they think nothing of the other visitor and don't even give them a second glance, opting to first look once again upon the painting. 

Eventually, curiosity gets the better of them and they both glance towards one another, and say.......nothing.

They just stare.   They can not believe they are staring at the other person in the photo with them.

But since they both now know the back story, Zuko is the first to smile at Katara. And she immediately smiles back....

kaya895's avatar
 would you mind if I use this art as inspiration for a short story? I will definitely give you the credit for my inspiration. you don't have to let me use the art if you don't want to. I just wanted to use the concept you used for it and I don't like using someone else's ideas or concepts without asking. but I really love your art and it really inspired me. 
Ja9ch15's avatar
Ja9ch15Hobbyist Writer
Oh I love this so much!
SachiiA's avatar
SachiiAHobbyist Digital Artist
Yo this is really awesome!!! I LOVE both versions, and how they work together, such a wonderful concept!!!
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CobraCatDragon2898Student Digital Artist
Love the concept of these pieces!
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thalle-my-honeyHobbyist General Artist
Best idea ever! And amazing colouring :D
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JadelovesartxoStudent Traditional Artist
I love this!
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Frappe7Hobbyist Digital Artist
gwaaaa! I liked them as a pair but not intensely. And just looking at your recent art of them just made me want to explore this ship more XD
I mean, i adore Aang with Katara, but i gotta say that this pairing would have been more intense and sexy :D
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red-winged-angelHobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so..!
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Brandee-Ssj-DollHobbyist Writer
The pic is awesome.  The idea is awesome. It really fits the theme in such a creative way.  Well done AC. :thumbsup: I'm so happy you decided to finish these pieces. And another zutara treat. :clap:
missmoney102's avatar
omg this is such a cool concept, it really embodies the theme of reincarnation (love them meeting at a painting displaying their past lives at the start of their new lives together ^.^) and as always, everything is so beautiful!!! <3
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salyssongHobbyist General Artist
Zuko would be like: '' You can name the children but only if i can teach them to redirrect lightning.''
*Que to 2 kids standing outside in a lightning storm looking foward to being struck by lightning.*
Solarverse's avatar
SolarverseHobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh, I love this concept! This looks amazing!
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XenoRaitoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm Zuko?
XenoRaito's avatar
XenoRaitoHobbyist Traditional Artist
And Katara....
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XenoRaitoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it 😎
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ShadowDragonsArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
I don’t ship this, but this artwork is stunning! ;)
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shooting-star2000Student General Artist
Omg that's beautiful x
warlock6's avatar
Well, there's no more to say for me than: Up to Favs you go! :D
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Amethyst-PhoenixxHobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! This is incredible! Wonderful! la in love la in love la in love 
MCN51FJ's avatar
Nice. Admiring an amazing pic you made earlier. They seem to love it as much as we do.
JazzmineGermany's avatar
Very nice Artwork!
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