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Let the devil sleep (Azula) by kelly1412 Let the devil sleep (Azula) by kelly1412
This is one of two Azula fanarts I made by myself that I love. This artwork was made in a Goal, I've written the background below, please read if you're interested.

First, I hope this drawing can comfort people who have been hurt by the latest leaked comic page from "promise3", in which Azula finally makes an appearence but she's being treated savagely.… (beware of spoiler)

This is just too painful to watch!!! I'm seriously hurt!!!
Thank you for all your comfort and telling me to look on the bright side. I sincerely thank you for your kindness....
But...I'm afraid that words don't really help me out of this... There are 1000 reasons to cry for the sadness and there are 1001 assumptions that things will get better.
But it isn't about reasons, it's about emotion. Just like being cut by a knife, it immediately starts bleeding and feeling excruciatingly painful!! This is just a pure physical reaction and can't be prevented or negated by any logic or reason.
I'm hurt and in pain now, that's all, whatever Gene's gonna do or whatever we might be able to see in the future of the story doesn't change the way I feel right now!

I tend to still keep a positive outlook and hope for the best, believing that the Search will be a great story and everything will become better. But no matter what reason, I can't take more plotlines like this.

I normally hate being ridiculous.
But forgive me this time:
If you support my Azula and Avatar fanart, and don't want to see my future works influenced by a broken heart, please contact geneluenyang on twitter and tell him that Azula needs to be treated fairly and deserves a happy ending, though please be sure to say it in a polite and rational manner.

Please let her sleep rather than being ruined.


Wai...t... did I.... Just.... OMG!!!! I got a DD!!!!!!! I don't deserve it and I Can't be happier!!
I was dreamed about DD but never expected one lovely :heart: shinning under my art.
and Being feature beside such obviously talented artworks is so flattering.
I can't say it's an excellence art, and I can't believe after almost half year absent from dA, still someone remember me and my works. This means much to me than a DD *tearbend*
I feel I got the courage and desire to draw again, no matter what is happening in reality.
Drawing is part of my life and so you are.

I never expected a cosplay base on this piece, but AlevBlack did an amazing job and made it beyond beautiful!!~
Azula - The awakening by AlevBlack Azula - Even the devil sleeps by AlevBlack

*hand drawn lineart; shot by camera; and colored in Photoshop; without tablet; about 4 hours; at Old Melbourne Goal cell 25 Level 1.


related fanart
Prize_Last Tear by kelly1412 Mother and Daughter _ Ursa x Azula by kelly1412 Dead End _ After AgniKai by kelly1412 Tyzula_Your whole life has been pain by kelly1412
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Let the devil sleep (Azula) by *kelly1412 ( Suggested by AlevBlack and Featured by Lyricanna )
Nemo-Sum Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't been able to watch A:TLA for year, because of THOSE scenes in the finale (I'm sure you know the ones I'm talking about...) because it twist my stomach into a knot and I feel I'm gonna throw up...
I'm actually trying to forget about all of this, but it just won't go away.
The work you do is absolutely amazing and gives me a certain comfort and I really wish something like this will eventually happen.
Keep up the good work.
Caronte35 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Amazing and great Job!!
APessimisticDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! Azula finally seems to be getting some much needed peace
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :)
AmazingZutara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
WildPowerxJ Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omigosh this is beautiful!!! beautiful i tell you!!
apoorchoice Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
This might be the best title I've ever seen for the intended purpose.
Domino-noble Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Azula!!! wow 
SirenofAgni Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Lorendal4 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
you know what, i'm just going to follow you, i have favored like 8 pics of yours and that is jus t ridiculous! Heart Balloon Emote
Soran23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
wow this beautiful azula's my favorite character 
Solseithis Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I'm not usually a fan of this sort of art style, but you make it look beautiful and this picture is amazing.
I love your Azula artwork, she's my favourite female villain.
BlueLion1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Since you're searching for a happy ending with Azula, I got one for you: Look out for the fanfiction "Measure Each Step to Infinity" by paxbanana on - I think this one would be to your liking.
SaintlyPants Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I just hope she can, somehow, get a happy ending.
TenPastMidnight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture!
Azula is one of my favourite villains and this picture really suits her :)
keitone Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I didn't love Azula, I definitely admired her. Sure she was the bad character and has never done one single thing that's morally correct her whole life. She threatens people, manipulates them and is awfully cruel. But even so, her strong personality, great leadership skills and bounding self confidence make her one of my most loved villains. Its easy to understand why she has become who she is. She is also the firelord child and as Zuko, she has to be on her best behavior impress people, show no weakness and thats just how she has grown up. She never had a kind and wise guardian like Uncle Iroh
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
This is beautiful ^^ 
pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
wow awesome
laeti-chan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful!!! and i love the title^^!!
folie-0885 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful!!
flirtygirl96 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
i love the style you use for your artwork! every single picture of yours is just stunning! =)
Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Nice work.
durian10 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
nosebleed  I LOVE IT
ayane--tsuyuki Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Words can't describe the beauty of this
Kiroza Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Simply captivating. 

I created an account just so I could express my love for this. 
Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
very good
Akatsuki-chic2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a graphic using this image and posted it on tumblr; I credited you. c:
Just wanted to share this with you.
KashiSKTH Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Her hair, her blanket... o.o
ArchlordV Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
WIP - Of Dragons and Phoenixes
"A long time ago did I know Azula - just Azula, before her father sank his claws into her and poisoned her with his influence. Now the girl that I once knew is gone, buried deep beneath the fire and the hate - a dragon has assumed her face and form. To the Fire Nation and beyond, I'll keep on fighting. I'll slay that dragon...and somehow - some way - I'll save that girl from so many years ago. I'll save her or die trying. This I vow; this I swear!"
- Silas Coldflame, former Fire Nation Lieutenant
ArchlordV Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
"A long time ago did I know Azula - just Azula, before her father sank his claws into her and poisoned her with his influence. Now the girl that I once knew is gone, buried deep beneath the fire and the hate - a dragon has assumed her face and form. To the Fire Nation and beyond, I'll keep on fighting. I'll slay that dragon...and somehow - some way - I'll save that girl from so many years ago. I'll save her or die trying. This I vow; this I swear!"
- Silas Coldflame, former Fire Nation Lieutenant
JayNL09 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It left me speeechless! It's so wonderful **
alice8882 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo beautiful! just amazing!
Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow. This is so beautiful!
MelodiaMystic Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Work!
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it ^^
Ayan-Laurel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
oh gods this is beautiful..well all of your artwork is beautiful but something about the Azula pieces just really gets me, she needs love the poor thing.
GrellAKAFruitQueen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I really like the detail.:3 She looks so peaceful and not...on a rampage or something of that sort.^^
Great job!!
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankya :heart:
MTJpub Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Beautiful work!
ounmaskedo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
"let sleeping gods lie "
sal67548 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Let me just say that I love this. I am new to deviantart, but one of the first things I looked at was art of Azula because she has always been my favorite character since shes so complex and misunderstood. I love the show too haha. But anyways, what I really wanted to say is that you are very talented and your artwork has been very inspiring to me. Although I can't make visual art worth crap, I have more of an affinity for music. This piece, and its title, have inspired me to write a song, more or less about Azula. Anyways, keep it up, I would love to see more of your work!
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
This is wonderful! Such beautiful colouring
love-to-imagine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I think you should hear some talks on
love-to-imagine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
did you use water color?
love-to-imagine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
JulieMakimot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
she is how pretty and cute looks when sleep
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can't even tell she's a sociopathic harpy straight from the gates of hell. :D
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
HikariSama2007 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
breathtaking :)
Odari Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional
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Apr 24, 2012, 11:30:48 AM
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