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Bitter Work _ Toph trains Lin by kelly1412 Bitter Work _ Toph trains Lin by kelly1412
5K favo just in 24h?!!! you guys are so AMAZING!! Don't be that good to me :iconhappycryingplz:
Ver2: Lin's eye color edited. Sorry for the mistake and many thanks to whom pointed it out!~

if you want to reblog on tumblr [link]

Finally Finally I am able to spend sometime with my tablet. *tearbend*
I was too busy to draw during the last 4 month, but now the chaos is about to over, and hopefully my life can come back to normal.

I shall finish this piece 4 month ago........... [link] (Toph head shot WIP)

it's interesting to imagine what kind of parent Toph will be. She'll become a love mother for sure, I like the word "tough love" and according to how she trained Aang and how she performed as a bender teacher, I can see she's very strict with training time as well.
It's also interesting to imagine their daily life outfit, Toph can't just wear armor all the time... and they are noble after all. :P


anyway, the purpose of making this piece is to remind myself keep practice, cus there is so many excuse not to.

"Genetic Superiority can not replace hard working"
Even as the child of the greatest earthbender in the world, I don't believe Lin mastered earthbending and metalbending without effort. on the contrary, in order to carry on her mother's legend, she might push herself harder than any other earthbender in the world.

I think sometimes “talent” is over emphasized. It's very hard to even define what "talent" is and to measure it.
All the "talented artists" I know personally are also very hard working person, some of them work extraordinary hard than I can ever reach. It's not fair to simply ascribed their success to their "talent" and ignore the most hard part.

I still don't think I have much "talent" for drawing even now, but it no longer bother me as it once did, cus I just love drawing and I believe hard working will surely be paid off.

Well, just some personal point of veiw, talent and hard work, I suppose it's an endless debate. But to those who noted me and doubt your "talent", this is my answer.


Lin and Toph;

Child and parent series

Firebending training
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WhitePedal25 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Toph: Remember Lin, just because one is born with the power to bend an element, that doesn't mean they are superior. With that power comes with great responsibility, including how to master it! When one trains to push their limit to how much they can take and what their bending can do, you discover you can bend ANYTHING that has your element in it! With water benders, they don't just bend water that comes from the ocean or lakes, your aunt Katara knew that where there's life, there is water. She used her own sweat as a substitute when her water was gone to get us out of a Firenation prison, and that water benders can also control a persons body by bending the water and blood in their bodies. Air benders learnt the same, only they can use their breath as air when they aren't outside where the wind is, and they learn they can suffocate someone by taking their breath away. Fire benders use their energy to create their fire, and they get their power from the sun like how water benders get their power from the full moon, and it's to the point where they can bend lightening, another form of fire! And then there's us, the earth benders. Our power is from the earth itself, the dirt, the rocks, the sand, even the metal! And we have senses like the badger mole to know when someone is coming or if we need to find shelter or get away from enemies! Before you can become a true earth bending master you must be able to bend each of those elements, and use your other senses besides your eyes to know where you are, who you speak to and to know when someone is telling the truth or lying. That is what it means to be the master of your element Lin, everything I teach you today, you will one day use when you someday become a cop like me!
FrancoFoca Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome! Toph it`s a bad ass. Heart   
Mudstorm15 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
mpfunder02 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
your drawings are awesome! how are you so good? teach me :) keep up the great work!
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Cool drawing 
ShinCchi Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
this is my fav Toph art.
nice <3
ah, I already made Toph costume by your artwork, if you want to see it here the link. Hope, it wont disturb you. ><…
Bayatpour Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice  :D
why do you use for paint it ? 
photoshop or ilustrator ?
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ChaircarMao Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I have seen it on Baidu Tieba.
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ChaircarMao Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Rodlox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
excellent point  (about hard work), and fantastic artwork.  your Toph and Lin are superb.
SkentArt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
the concept is AWESOMEEEEEEE
RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
    Fantastic!    :clap:
Azielarcangel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Awesome Work
tlegg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
you know i bet this is sadly canon
monkeydinosaur Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Toph's looking pretty good as a mom. 
MystyrNile Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
toph's transparent hair
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
AlfredEiji Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
And today we learned of the second daughter and 2 different fathers!
Atomsk102 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Step one "move-a-rock"
EDBV Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Aww! Toph's pose keeps telling me "Melon Lord!"
SilverQ10 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so sweet ^3^
waynegirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
thefournationsplus1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Filmographer
Omigosh I love this! And Toph and lins outfits look so cool!
bubblybumblebee1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's jus her way of showing her luv and wanting her daughter to be jus as tough and a gr8 earth bender as herself!
amayaangeline Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow love it XD
trinioly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
LOL, i love the idea hahah xD
2wingo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I heard an interesting theory once that those scars on Lin's face were given to her by Toph during Metalbending training as a way to show her (and all the other students) that she wasn't getting any special treatment just because she was the Sifu's daughter.
DarkWinxGirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
kr1ms0n37 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
toph: "focus lin ! bend those knees, and no crying ! my daughter better not be weak enough to let a rock push her around !"
Alamut1488 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I simply love the way how you're portraying Toph in this picture. She's slightly more feminine than she used to be - maybe it's the longer hair or the dress like robe? - but she's still emanating that undominable will and power. Truly the most powerful earth bender that ever lived ;]
ChocoLuvsChocolate Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!! :) ;) :D
WhitePedal25 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Aww Lin wants to make her mother proud:)

Young Lin: I must not give up! a Bei Fong NEVER gives up!
Pyrosgaleforce4 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Looks tough. But I guess when you're the daughter of Toph Bei Fong you have a lot to live up to.
Serene-SimpliciT Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Here's my question: What guy actually asked Toph to marry him?
Whirlpool24 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question. I love Toph she's awesome and I could totally see her training her daughter Lin like that. It's the same kind of training she did with Aang when she was training him. I love the look of determination on Lin's face as her mom is training her. 

Sort of like, " Remain strong and move the earth, don't let it move you." 
fbi12345 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
The guy either has to be VERY brave, VERY stubborn or Very Stupid or all of the above. 
Serene-SimpliciT Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
monkeydinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
for a mom, toph is looking pretty young
demonlovers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
cute mother daughter moment  
babyvfan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!!!
CatsTuxedo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would definitely explain where Lin comes from ;)
alphabatman46 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Can you make waterbending training
jaxblade07 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
beautiful artwork
AbbyRedCurse Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
gyaaaah!! Lin is soooo cute!
I love your work
jassia-chan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this picture is wow, because toph looks so amazing and your art in general is =O
XipzRager Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Toph kinda looks like long haired Haruhi Suzumiya. It's a good look for her.
charreddragonchi Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Your drawing of them looks amazing:D
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