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Waterbending - Hula

3/10/2011 Edit: Made a bunch of changes to this one. Added more contrast to the colors, fixed Katara's facial features a bit and adjusted the image to be poster-sized. You can see the old version here.

This is a birthday present for my sister: :iconlovely-whimsy:, who requested "ninja turtles or waterbenders" :B. I'm a big TMNT fan, but I haven't drawn them for years, so the choice was obvious XD.

It's an older-looking Katara using Hula to bend the water :D. Her stance is based loosely on the Hula pose called "ike" which looks like this [link]

One thing I would have loved to see in Avatar was a group of waterbenders based around Polynesian culture. It would fit really well :]. The concept for this picture is something I wanted to do for a while.

Haha, anyway, Happy B-day, sis!


Drawn while listening to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
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This is beautiful!!!!

splashwing-123's avatar
Best friends with Moana/Lilo!!
starchildcos's avatar
This is amazing, I love it! Would your design be ok to cosplay, if I gave you credit?
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Of course! Thanks for asking :D

RachelMistwood's avatar
This is awesome! I love it! I'm creating a Polynesian waterbender girl for an alternate Avatar universe for D&D.
Thorberg22's avatar
Wouldn't it be too cold for her to dress like that in the south pole?
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sulak1993's avatar
May I share this on Tumblr? I'll link it straight back here
Blue-Ten's avatar
Sure, go ahead :)
She and Moana would be best friends.
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TonyNeely's avatar
Never could I have imagined such things combined together in such a beautiful way. You are a visual mastermind. :)
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Dude, I warned you on the other pic where you copy/pasted this comment. I'm reporting it as spam now.
NobodyOfImportanceZ's avatar
Looks amazing! And you did your research alright! XD
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:iconblue-ten:, check your group messages. You'll find there's 7 from :iconcartoon-chaos: of which I'm founder of.
Shalafi-sama's avatar
Oh, really cool idea!

(And now I have Iz's version of the song stuck in my head...)
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Wow, she's pretty!!!
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a need to see more
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