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Maiko-NeverBreakupWithMeAgain by kelly1412 Maiko-NeverBreakupWithMeAgain by kelly1412
today is traditional Chinese Qixi festval (七夕節), in other words, Chinese Valentine's Day. Here I Wish you a very Happy Chinese Valentine's Day.

so~~~Maiko again~

This is a scene that I always want to draw.
I used to not like Meiko much, but in the very last moment of the last episod, my attitude towards Mei is totolly turned over by this scene, it make me finally realize that the pairing is actully quite adorable~

Also a submition for Sexy Meiko Week:History
for me this is the most sexy Maiko moment ever!!!~

however, I offically become a Meiko fan, is because this fan-made AMV. [link] in this vedio, their tricky/delicate relationship is summared up perfectly, with one of my favorite song :XD: Super Awesome! I just can't stop watching it.~

I changed both character's custom. so Mai could look more like New Fire Lord's girl friend :XD:
and hope you like Mei's new custom I designed, feel tried to see her in gloomy dress all the time.

[Maiko] #02

To all radical Zutarian, Meiko fan, and whatever shipping fan:

I'm sorry for writting this here. and sorry for my poor english. but I really need to say this.

I personally has no bias to any character in the show, I probably present them subjective, but I also can view them in objective way. And I do love every character!

In my 10-years-anime-veiw-history, I've seen too many fans combats, and I use to be one of them. so I understand each of your feeling. but as a senior person in Animation world (sort of), I beg you to think about these two questions:

what's the purpose of watching the show?
why you love the show so much?

because of the amusement? happiness? loving? exciting? passion? touching? ....
if one of above is your answer, than go back to it! why hating, why fighting, that's definitly not something you desire, right? It has no other meaning but hurt youself and other fans.

I know even I said this, those conflicts will never stop, cuz it never has. but at least, please leave me a peaceful space here, just in my tiny gallery. please don't bring those shipping battles here! it's alright to state your interest, but please don't slander others interest here!
The best thing about fanart is it always about love. So as a delicate fanart creator, I really afraid of seeing lots negative energy here. ("those negative energy is bad for your skin!"--Tylee)
PS: negative energy not equal to opposite voice-- Any critique, suggestion, advice, character review are warmly welcomed!

last but not least,
I respect all of your pairing, please go ahead, don't stop your love, but please don't stop others love at the same time. Let's contribute our LOVE for the show not HATRED!

All in all, I couldn't be happier if you feel a little enjoy or delight from my poor works, that's the entire purpose for me spend almost all my spare time, energy and emotion to draw them.

thank you all and king regards
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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
I was hoping this would happen. Too bad they did break up a year later. :( Great drawing though! :)
Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist
But they did break up! Waaaah! 
SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
I know. Wish they didn't. :'(
Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist
Someone told me recently that the creators have confirmed that Mai is Izumi's mother, so later behind the series I guess they got back together so yeah~? I wish they'd make a comic dealing with the story how Zuko and Mai got back together though! 
SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
I certainly hope that's true. I ship them hard because of how cute they look together. :)
SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Gorgeous beautiful cute :iconawwwplz:
FamousPizza Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah... And SHE is going to do it in the comic "The promise"... when HE needs HER most... You're great Mai... sure... *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (Angry) 
Yassiraghafad Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Mai is so OOC here, but not in a bad OOC kind of way.
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
They are so cute together :3

T56Cheng Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Zuko looks so dashing and Mai is so beautiful, they make a cool couple I must say.
W444GH Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ImAPrettyButterfly Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
I do adore the picture, but I must talk about your large description about shipping wars as well, because it is very true. I love the show because of its character and story developments, and not just the romance. As a Kataang and Maiko shipper, I don't go to Zutara pictures and start a fight in the comments (in fact, I usually avoid Zutara overall). And even if I get a little frustrated over others' opinions, in the end I do show a little respect for them.

Speaking about shipping, I never like to be completely biased over shippings I don't like; I always want to find something good in a pairing, and learn to like it.
bs13thebarbie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I adore this picture!!! I love the style, I love the colors, and I just love everything here!

G-A-AnimeFan4 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo beautiful^^
AnnaLoo91 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I shipped lke million couples throughout this show, i even ound maiko cute ever since i knew she liked zuko and as so shy as a kid. Still, since zuko is my bby, i was protective and wasn't sure about her until she saved him from Azuula. That's when i accepted her as a suitable choice, though overall they are a meh couple to me. Tht being aid, your fanart is gorgeous, i love mei's hair.
CherrySapphire Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm not really a Maiko fan, but this is awesome.
Neverland188 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Cute! :)
Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Ginbell Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They are so cute together in this pic great Job
MidnightGirl15 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I don't ship Maiko, but I love this. So beautiful.
autumnchildren Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably the most adorable thing I've ever seen :)
SlayerXiena Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww~ I love these two together. And why I found out why he broke up with her I was like her and mad but glad they got together in the end ^.\\
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish to applaud the letter you wrote in your artist's comments. :clap: If only everyone would take the message to heart!
Crazycrazycrazychick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
That's so cute!
Strawberry-Chain Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Aww. :')
fedorapug Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
On Japanese Valentine's day, the girls buy the chocolate for the boys, but the boys have to double it 1 month later.
NittaJun Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Dazzling and sweet! But I think Mai should be less fragile on the drawing, she is a badass haha! Cheers!
SlargTheGnome Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
EEEEEEEEE, Mai is so beautiful :love:
LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
firebenderprincess Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So sweet...i LOVE Maiko! Mai's outfit is amazing!! Zuko looks so cite! This is great!
KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I love this picture. Its so pretty
HeartofaLion93 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous, may I ask what materials you used to make this? the process? thanks! awesome work <3
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made everything here in photoshop. So it's a pure digital painting~ :heart:
here is a simple explanation of my drawing process [link]
MoE545 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Writer
Do you mind if I use this in a little video I'm making? I'll make sure to credit you. :)
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure~ pls leave me the link when you done~ :)
MoE545 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!! I will. :D
naviproductions Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*spoiler for The Promise* And of course, Mai then breaks up with Zuko.
Ventuster Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so cute omg
the colors are so pretty
I like the way you draw their clothes :o
Dbcxyz123 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Love it great job!
corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Wow. I'll be honest, I don't like Mai at all, and I don't like this pairing (I don't care if it's canon), but... This is beautiful. :heart: Your art style actually makes Mai look pretty, and like she actually has emotions, and she and Zuko actually look good together; like a sweet, loving, believable couple... What is this madness?! lol Anyway, in short, this is a beautiful piece of art... Which is why I'm faving it... Despite my thoughts regarding the pairing. Great job! :)
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad it sells you the pairing. I'm not a big fan of this pairing, I also feel mai's personality is very strange, but on the other hand, just feel that her personality goes with Zuko make a very interesting combination. Feels hot and cold
corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Hmmm... Maybe, but the way I see it, their contrasting personalities would clash, rather than mix. With Zuko being proud, passionate, and so full of fire (no pun intended, haha), and Mai being so dry, quiet, and treating things with either indifference or negativity... I would think that Zuko would get annoyed with this after a while, and not be able to put up with it for any length of time, which is why I can't see a real, long-time relationship between them working. Canon or not, I just can't see it. :shrug: But, I'll admit, the way you explained it makes sense too; after all, sometimes opposites attract, and work well together. And who knows? Maybe, with time, Mai's personality would change as she would grow older, especially since I felt that, once we were given a glimpse at what her background was like, her strange, withdrawn, almost "Emo-like" personality was formed mostly due to her upbringing, and how her family treated her.
Memokkeen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely picture <3

I loved that scene in the series too -u-

Your style is really pretty <3
HungerGamesFan10 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i loved how at that part she poked him between every word she said and his eyes followed her finger as she did it! X3 SO CUTE!
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, that part sold me this pairing~
HungerGamesFan10 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
m1k1bo0 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
this is drawn amazingly well :D
Kirps Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
To be honest, I quite despised Mai in the original series, but in your wonderful painting she is just so ... adorable!! :iconblushplz:

OAGM Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
that part makes me laugh a lot
AmericanGecko Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely loved this scene, and you've captured it well. To me, this was a perfect definition of their relationship. Sure she can be a little pushy and he can be a bit indecisive, but the fact that they share a heartwarming, loving hug immediately after she said that just showed that they'd be fine from that point on. :)

And as I said, you captured the feeling well.
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