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Stories of my People - Part 2 by Isaia Stories of my People - Part 2 by Isaia
After Part 1 ([link])

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One day, Toji sat down next to Rei and said casually,

"You've never told me stories from your nation."

To which Rei replied in a surprised voice.
"...You ...really want to hear the stories where I come from?...Really?"

"Sure, I mean, yeah I guess...mostly because...I'm curious. "

"*giggle*...okay...
These are stories my grandmother and mother told me..."

At first, Rei was nervous about sharing these stories with a waterbender...who she thought would be the last person who would be interested in such foreign tales.
But Toji simply lay next to her near the warmth of the hearth, put his chin on his folded arms and listened to her voice as she listened to his before.

She told him the Legend of Guo, a young peasant from a lowly village who became one of the most honored royal warriors because of his bravery in facing a great demon from the mountains.

or the birth of the Phoenix ....the firetemple in the sky that was visited by the airbender monks...and the tragic tale of how Princess Shizumi consumed herself in her own flames in sadness after her secret lover, a soldier from from the earth kingdom had been killed in battle...

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I think a lot of styles of old chinese illustrations influence loads of happy in me as well.
Inspired by listening to "Sayonara wai narai" from Fushigi Yuugi
I'm also actually proud of this one too.
Makes me squiggly like part 1. :3
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Redbayly Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This kinda reminds me of a legend I invented in a fanfic about the origin of firebending. Awesome pic!
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MissBakesMissStakes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
These are gorgeous! Love the idea!
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Kristinekatara Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Finding words to describe what you have reflected on this drawing is impossible.
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irukazul Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
i love how much you show the culture of these people - also the water tribe peace! years later, i still love this! :heart:
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0-dot-0 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
These are such great pieces of work! I also like the story with it.
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katima Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
I love both of these, they both very well drawn and have such an amazing back story. You have amazing talent! :)
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Elzbun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this!! xx
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DiamondViolets Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
OMIGOSHILOVEYOURART!!!!
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wolfdemon6 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU ARE AMAZING! nuff said^^
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elindor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such a beautiful illustrative painting!
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randomworks Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU ART!
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bugsy366 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so beautiful, how do u make such beautiful pictures? i wish i could make pictures like that, your amazing
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DeutscheCamila Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
O_O I have no words (lie, Im writting, or?) Its.... awesome!! *w* I love all your art.
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ming85 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
BEAUTIFUL! You have such a great imagination, really love the chinese motives and elegant forms. A great talent to draw and imagine these characters and cultures that really fit the Avatar - universe, but at the same time are very original. The same for your inuit inspired Waterbender piece: Great capture of these cultures. It flows and fits together and all of that with original media: bravo!
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Isaia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Student General Artist
!! XD

Hey, wow thank you.

I don't think if it weren't for Avatar, that I would have gotten into these artstyles and have become interested in them.

I still have a lot to learn about the cultures and the artists that work in these styles, but I'm glad other people like these.

THanks again! :w00t:
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HuntressLight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
The illustration on this is simply gorgeous! ^x^ I'm adoring Princess Shizumi, and the Phoenix & Temple. And the way you framed the tales is so cool! XD
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Zhelax Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
It's so cool You hAve a LOT of TAlent:clap:
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Zhelax Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
It's so cool You hAve a LOT of TAlent:clap:
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Nyina Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Mmm... Nearly made me cry. I know, I'm weird, but... The expression on Rei's face is so wonderful... I was told once that when I tell stories, sparkles appear in my eyes. I think I understood what he mean by that. Thank you.
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Wolvenfire86 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
This is remarkable. I love the authentisity of these pictures, how they look like they are right out of the series. Keep up the great work.
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YandereZombie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Very good, I like the colors
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Phantom3ss Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006   Writer
It is so pleasing to look at- the warm colors and the swirls and the textures. The two children at the bottom are so innocent looking while the fire rages above them... :heart:
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nori12 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
I just love everything you did about this picture! I mean, the art just seems so old-style Japanese or Chinese, which is why I really like it.

btw, I love the little kids! ^-^
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CliffeArts Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Saw the other "Stories of my People", I love this one too! So firey, bright and the shape of it suits the fire. Beautiful ^^
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captainashletART Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
Again: "Wow."

Remarkable style!!
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saraistarr Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
Oooh that's so pretty!!! Awesome job!
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katara226 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005   Writer
OMFG :+fav: THe kids look so cute and the chinese style art looks so... chinese :D Great work!
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personmandude1234 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
It's so detailed and pretty.......Ooooooooo
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Yoruhikage Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
Oohh......beautiful warm colors.... *w* I love the way you drew it, and I think its so cool that you used a dragon to frame the inside picture xD :heart:

*chinese pride bursting* Yay chinese x33

I love both of your 'stories of my people' pictures! :)



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Isaia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005  Student General Artist
ancient chinese culture pride fo shizzle, yo!!!! :dance:
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musogato Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is incredibly beautiful as well. I love how all the different story pics blend together, and the swirly whisps are so pretty! ^-^ Marvelous job! :ahoy:
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ShawnaSheffler Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
OMG I love that...Such an Awesome picture and a great story to go with it! I love that!!<3
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dungeonwriter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
I love the warmth in this picture, it's beautiful! I love the colors, the elegance and the Asian feel of it just makes me happy!
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FacelessMaster3003 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005   Writer
awesome pic^^
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Unlucky-Numbers Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
Wow, very nice, but I have to say the part one is my favorite, not that this one isn't good.
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Isaia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Student General Artist
yus, i agree, I think it's because the 1st had smoother composition, despite this one's having more detail.
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Spleef Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
You rock. I love you.
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Booter-Freak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
OMG SO PREATY OWW MY EYES!!!11 *_____*
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Isaia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Student General Artist
LOL yeah, it's like so overwhelmingly bright and yeller and a bit harsh...just like the firenation itself, XP

while the first one has balance and a more calmer mood, like the water tribes... -0-
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Booter-Freak Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
I LIKED the colors. It was the beauty of the pic that burned my retinas!
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sergeantstan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Beautiful, just absolutely beautiful!
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Shadow-Bender Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Once again, beautiful!! I love how both pieces are inspired by real cultures.
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Saisu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Awsome, love the style and originality...
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Midnight-Muse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005   Photographer
Ack! It makes me all twitchy. IN A GOOD WAY! ^^; :is totally envious:
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mindsend Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Fushigi Yugi rocks at inspiration. X3

WHY MUST YOU BE SO GOOD?! *snuggles*
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DynaChrissy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
awesome, need I say more? I luv your work!
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0pticon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
That female firebender in the dream is so incredibly lovely!
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Dnell Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
The kids look so cute. :aww:
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