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smiling katara by kelly1412 smiling katara by kelly1412
katara for me is the most diffecult character to understand...
but I think she is the most unhappy character in the serise, even zuko seems happier than her sometimes. She is worrying all the time, for the team, for her family, nation, and the world. maybe those burden made her always serious. suffering, struggling, angry, fighting... Very personally thoughts.
... i just want to see her smile. ... that's it...


* 8 Aug 2011 edited version 2
finally I desided to fixed the color problem... hope it's not look that pale now...orz
sorry, if you've seen a version of this pic with very pale skin, that was a mistake, I did it with a netbook, which screen was horrible!...

#01 Katara
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Tato-Kun92 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
teabound Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
The is stunningly beautiful! omfg Heart Love 
sapiking Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Aang makes her smile. :)

To me, she is the perfect girl... <3
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
So beautiful :)

Liam2010 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How I could overlook it here... It's too beautiful not to be in Favorites... Heart 
thebingbang Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous! 
TeraAura Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Nicely done
trinioly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
i like your text..but for me, the most unhappy is azula...and zuko...well, i understad your reflection. And your work is beutiful...
Midnight4568 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
This looks amazing!
gerammel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
ooh wow this is really beautiful btw is you're name really kelly?
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep :)
gerammel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
cool, cuz that's my name to :D (Big Grin)
ZutaraPony Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol when I first found this pic it was in the Pokémon section of Warrior Cats Rp website. It's even funnier that I was searching horses.
StStephanieLynn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree, Katara is one of the most complex charters, I see it like this she lost her mother at the age of 8 I'm pretty sure, from there on out it was up to her to start helping out, she had to hunt for with Sokka, she was the one to clean and cook the food, the one to do most of the work and she had to do this all at a young age, she was forced to grow up. She took on so much and keeps going, she left with this young kid and her brother and stayed in her mother role, she took care of them, helped pick up ever ones emotional baggage, and the only one I ever saw break through her walls was Zuko, and that was in the caves under Be Sing se. 
Katara, and Zuko are two of my favorite characters, along with Toph and for some reason I just like Ty lee too.
amam2217 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aww she looks so innocent and pretty. : ]
ayane--tsuyuki Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
aaaaah she's so pretty!
Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
oh my........ :O
behindyou123 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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Yassiraghafad Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
WARNING! If you post bullshit online, no one will trust you and you will die alone.
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KristyPwnage Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
The colors and everything is so gorgeous, ugggh, sprinkle a little talent on me please! ^^
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Aweful-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me wanna cry just thinking there's no girl like this in real life
kirbystuffs1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lilbookworm143 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
She's so pretty here, one of the best art I have seen of Katara so far :)
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, based on what I have learned from you in your comments on your art and journals, I can see Katara would be most difficult to understand.
For me, she is the most easy. Of all of the ATLA characters she is the one most like me.
Of course, I feel for ALL of the characters, they are all so wonderful and relatable. The fact that just about anyone can find at least ONE character they can have a personal connection with (like it seems you have with Azula) is a testament to how well done the series is.

This is a beautiful picture, of course. I don't even know what else to say about it. I love the lighting, the detail in her hair. It's quite pretty.
Katie9821 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
she's so lovely. I like the coloring of this piece.
Nnaliseaai Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Would it be alright ii used this picture in a video?
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's fine, as long as you credit me and please send me the link if you upload it to internet afterwards :)
landra15 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very lovely.
usuilover Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
i love it. :)
quartz9191 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
she looks so innocent and cute
nice work :D
cherrychely Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
So beautiful!
The-Grey-One Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely adore how you did the hair <3
Iskra-Revoir Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
What a lovely pic! Even if the style is not the usual, it's still easy to identify Katara, and I love the softness of the portrait. Great work! :clap:
lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Beautiful. :clap:


Trigon: Did Arella told you what happen to your father?

Raven: She told me enough. She told me you kill him.

Trigon: No, I am your father.

Raven: NO!!!
sokkas-boomerang Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
tallycat2 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
she is soo pretty :D
CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very sweet, I like her eyes. :thanks:
LetaDarnell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I don't really like her hair down usually, but this is beautiful.
LadyRomance16 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
She is so pretty!! I love the colors and design
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I like your analysis of her character :heart:
xlollx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning, you really captured her personality perfectly!
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Azulea will probably be done in this style too~ :D
xlollx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really?! :la:

That's perfect! Can't wait. :D
VEGETApsycho Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, stunning work, i love your colors! what program do you use?? it looks copic markers -esque
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for all your comments.
My coloring are all done in photoshop, so does most of the linears. it looks a bit different from classic photoshop arts probably because I made me own brush. I creat new brush by manipulating the brush setting of the basic brush, and colored in multipule layers for each part, especially hair,. so it could look more ramdom and organic. but it's still far different from a real brush, so sometime it go wrong easily... :tears:
VEGETApsycho Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooohhh sounds like a cool idea... making your own brush sounds tedious :P but i shud try too lol
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
press F5 in photoshop, than you could try a bunch of settings ~~ have fun ~ :XD:
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