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Bitter Work _ Toph trains Lin

By kelly1412
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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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jesus, i looking for this art paint for a long long time, and finally i found it!

Thanks for this amazing toph, its my favorite.

And hope have a higher resolution version, want it be my table picture.

NaruHinaSasuSaku4evr's avatar
Wow! I really love the way you did Toph here. She's so pretty but assertive and more mature looking, very nice
WhitePedal25's avatar
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's avatar
Awesome! Toph it`s a bad ass. Heart   
mpfunder02's avatar
your drawings are awesome! how are you so good? teach me :) keep up the great work!
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ShinCchi's avatar
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's avatar
nice  :D
why do you use for paint it ? 
photoshop or ilustrator ?
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ChaircarMao's avatar
I have seen it on Baidu Tieba.
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ChaircarMao's avatar
excellent point  (about hard work), and fantastic artwork.  your Toph and Lin are superb.
SkentArt's avatar
the concept is AWESOMEEEEEEE
RivisIndigoEmporium's avatar
    Fantastic!    :clap:
Azielarcangel's avatar
you know i bet this is sadly canon
monkeydinosaur's avatar
Toph's looking pretty good as a mom. 
MystyrNile's avatar
toph's transparent hair
AlfredEiji's avatar
And today we learned of the second daughter and 2 different fathers!
Atomsk102's avatar
Step one "move-a-rock"
EDBV's avatar
Aww! Toph's pose keeps telling me "Melon Lord!"
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