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Commission - Toph

This is a commission of grown-up Toph for ~gossymer , who was a joy to work with! During the working progress she gave me the most helpful constructive criticism : D

~gossymer also had some great concept ideas, for instance the staff Toph is carrying. It's a gift from Iroh (hence the dragon decorations), which she uses as a fake walking stick - pretending she really can't see ;)
During battle she metal-bends it into whatever shape she needs, because she's a badass earth/metalbender like that.

Avatar: The Last Airbender and Toph © Nickelodeon/Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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thelalaprincess's avatar
This is gorgeous!!  What a great concept for grown up Toph and this is so beautifully done.
MartyrFan's avatar
This is beautiful work. Toph has grown up. Really like her metal staff and the cracks underneath her feet, like she's subconsciously earthbending as she walks. Excellent!
born2bdev's avatar
The underying message for me is:  womanly strong !
Absolute perfect, couldn't love any painting more.
I don't know the context, such as who 'Toph' is.
But I love to imagine, that any challenge, opponent or army of foes She can readily contend with.
Because --- She could abstain from wasting Her energy for useless muscle.
nonangel's avatar
Great job, I like the the idea and what came out of it. Looks womanly, though I know that according to canon her looks and manner of dressing herself turned out much more agressive. This is what I'd like her to be from itme to time, though to my mind your variant is way too fragile. Toph really looks not that fragile in her teens. She's quite well built, down-to-earth, in a manner of speaking, girl. I doubt she'd be that fragile. ;)
sn4pdr4g0n's avatar
But looks are deceiving! "Little but tough" :) 
Wakko666's avatar
you know what is really awesome about this piece, is that this is what she did, she left Metal city and the others and went to travel the world alone and reach enlightenment. Good one !
depingo's avatar
And this painting was commissioned 5 years before that episode came out ;)
Wakko666's avatar
i know XD that is what I was saying, great call :3
kanahebi's avatar
:heart: lovely version of Toph! :love:
Sami27's avatar
Really wish this is what she looked like as an adult
doozle-lange's avatar
Like how she walks on her toes like a ballerina. Powerful, delicate legs.
Her radiant beauty surrounds the many shades of greens covering her.
Toph stands before you as the Greatest Earthbender of all times.
If Sokka turns her away... he is an idiot.
MadCat221's avatar
Toph... delicate... Does not compute!
doozle-lange's avatar
Delicate - adj - fine in texture, quality, construction, etc.:a delicate lace collar.  ie Physical.   In the artwork, Toph has the athletic body of endurance.  not bulky like The Boulder.  Even if she had hair all over her legs (sure she does) her legs would  be tight, lean and firm.  Built for long journeys and long tough fights. (texture).  It seems to me her outfit shows some wealth.  Beautiful clothing.  Her dragon staff gives the illusion that she is nothing more than a blind woman.  Nothing in the artwork shows me that Toph is an Earthbender.  I would say a fighter/warrior from the arm protectors and staff.   But what a surprise when she earthbends.  haha...   I would love to see this Toph in a thirty something A:TLA comic book trilogy.  Honestly. I don't see Toph as the Chief of Police form Republic City.  She seemed to adventurous...  Even if she had 2 daughters at the time... 
mugglebornprincess's avatar
this is really great! i love your interpretation of an adult toph!
SheWhoWalksWithThee's avatar
This is beautiful! I coulda sworn I faved it a long time ago.

May I post to my Toph fanpage? I'll give you full credit with a direct link to your profile and to this Deviation

depingo's avatar
Hey, I'm glad you like it, but this is very old and I'd rather not have it posted around - especially since it's a commission.
Thanks for asking and understanding!
prince-of-cake's avatar
I love this Toph. I also really like the concept ideas. I wish there was a close up or something so I could actually see the dragon designs and her face more closely.
depingo's avatar
Thanks :) And sorry, I don't have the bigger version anymore.
TheRealKyuubi16's avatar
I am Kyuubi16. I really love the art you do and I was wondering if I could use your art as cover images for my stories? I'll credit you in the summary.

Also if you have to know anyone who wouldn't mind doing free requests I would like to know. I would to find someone who has a fondness for Naruto crossovers and wouldn't mind doing images based off scenes from my stories.

Also if you know anyone with Fanfiction could you please tell them to check out YourFanfiction, and maybe even post their fanfiction there/spread the word so the site gains more popularity.

I know this is asking a lot, but I'm hoping at least maybe one of these requests would be fulfilled.
depingo's avatar
Nope, sorry, I won't allow you to use any of my work.
No to the other requests as well - don't know anyone interested in that.
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