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Zutara Month 2017 - Fireplace
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Published: January 2, 2017
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A joyous #zutaramonth to everyone! :ahoy:
ZW and ZKM are like Sun and Moon :love: - nourishing us with ZK love all year round :la:

This is more of a brush test [and well, a real quick one] of the incredible brush set by So-ghislaine but the more you look into it, the more you discover :eyes: The magic of fireplaces, you see :flame: The more one gazes into the flames, the more stories are unveiling :nod:

:pointr: :pointr: :star: Prints available: RedBubble | Society6 
Zuko & Katara © Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko

Zutara Week 2016 - Reincarnation by jesterry Jiraiya Reprise by jesterry Zutara Week 2014 - Motorcycle by jesterry Facestealers by jesterry Otayuri Flaming Spirits by jesterry
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ask-the-kataang-fam's avatar
this is phenomenal!
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artqueen001's avatar
God that's beautiful this is why I love DA so much cause it never stops amazing me
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solar-sea| General Artist
Haha, thank you :la:
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artqueen001's avatar
No problem I'm a zutara lover 4 live!!!!
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LaDeary's avatar
I'm blown away by all the swirling colors that blend so well together and just make it look absolutely spectacular. :iconmanlytearsplz: Bravo~
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solar-sea| General Artist
:bow: Thank you for your kindest comment! :heart:
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LaDeary's avatar
You're most welcome! :aww:
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Jyukai-Koudan's avatar
Wow, another outstanding piece! I love all those colours, and how you keep discovering new scenes in the pic.

It's like they allow you a glimpse in their world as they look into those fireplaces. That's wonderful.


Greatly drawn!
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solar-sea| General Artist
Thank you Jyu dear! :glomp: I was wondering where this sort of an experiment might lead me... :faint: Glad this turned out precisely how I planned it! :la:  Because yes of course I wanted to depict some magic of looking into a fireplace and the thoughts that come along in miriades of shapes and obscure forms... :love:
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quiltineb|Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you told us to keep looking, wonderful discoveries to be found!
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Sure, that's the whole point of it indeed :nod: Glad you did keep on looking! :la: Thank you :aww:
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Shivisdivis's avatar
 I love your art, it's so beautiful La la la la 
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solar-sea| General Artist
:huggle: Thank you dear! :heart:
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Choryunami|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh. You did it again. It's something like staring at those old 3D paintings that looked like colorful abstract forms at first and then... BAM. A whole (3D) world appeared all of a sudden, if you knew how to "adjust" your eyes the right way. :omg: (And it took me years to learn the eye technique :iconteheplz: to do that, but then oh, how much fun. =D)

It's mesmerizing, seriously, I could stare at those colors turning into shapes and people for hours. *_*
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solar-sea| General Artist
Doing it again is what I love the most :love: :XD: Thank you sweetheart :hug:
Truth be told, I could never see through those 2D-images-gone-3D that you mention ^^; :ashamed: Hard as I tried, it just never seemed to work (but never failed to deliver a headache in its wake argh :facepalm: :lol:) - so that's probably why I decided to paint these illusions myself :D :D  Or may be not, but the comparison you bring up is really great! :heart: Because I'm truly touched to hear my art can work this way too! :faint: :la:
Plus, I guess I appreciate it most of all when the viewer is carried away by what is painted to stare into the art and look for more discoveries. Kind of an interactive feature to a thoroughly static 2d piece :lol:
Then again, I myself and totally enchanted by it, why :XD: Painting and staring into the result, ALL THE TIME :D
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Choryunami|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I spent my whole childhood wondering what the heck those people (dad included) saw in those chaotic swirls. But it wasn't until my teens that I studied the matter more deeply, and I learnt that I had to focus my vision beyond the painting, and then the vision would slowly adjust to see the 3D image (because, you know, if your eyes focus beyond an object, you'll see that object "doubled", and I think it was the whole point of the thing: in the painting were somehow hidden two slightly different versions/views of the same pic, then each eye would see one of those views, and the brain would elaborate them as an actual 3D object. Ok, enough with the OT. :XD:). ...Who knows, maybe it's truly some sort of kekkei genkai that activates at some point in your life. =D

Well, your version of the magic is even more fascinating though, since you don't need strange ocular tricks nor headaches in the process of enjoying the picture! ^^ Everything is there from the beginning, but you just can't see it at a first glance... really, it's amazing. :iconlawooplz:

P.S.: no, I haven't seen Kubo yet. As you perfectly know, I wanted to watch it SO much but of course, being it a different film from the usual stuff you see all the time, it lasted in my local cinema for a ridiculously short time, and I missed it. >_< Trying to find some time to see it home with a couple of friends, but it's not easy to meet, either, since everyone is so busy lately... ^^;
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synesthesea|Hobbyist Photographer
I'm inclined to believe it IS indeed some sort of a kekkei genkai :lol: :faint: Because I'm well aware of the theory part of it, how you gotta focus beyond the actual image and let the vision flow (oh do I sound like Zaheer from ALOK? Because that's another level of swag here :D:D) - I did all of the steps as in the handbook yet the image in question did not want to present me its magical hidden effects :shrug: Oh well I guess you're right - it's either acquired with time or may be  gotta paint such illusions meself :XD:
And yess, no quirky ocular tricks to be able to discern the details! You've put it very beautifully here :nod:

P.S. You know what - I missed it too! :nuu: I thought it would be aired in December-smth, yet it apparently went in cinemas in mid-Autumn here :facepalm: And you know, as of now (oh yes, I DID anticipate your comment on the poll because I sure remember how excited you were about the whole thing :la:) I'm not so sure about it - indeed the visuals are splendid alright, but the message of the story is a really complicated series of events :o
But at the same time, I suppose you might like it so so much more than I did! (kinda the same as with OTGW, although the comparison might not be the most accurate)
So best of luck with your Fellowship finally gathering for a good watch! :la:
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TabarakM|Student General Artist
So original! Congrats
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solar-sea| General Artist
Thank you! :blush:
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TabarakM|Student General Artist
I can imagine it took a ton of time for doing it..
But it worth it!! Cause it turn out a beautiful work, sincerely...
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synestheseaEdited |Hobbyist Photographer
In fact, not as much as I thought it would take - but mainly because rl circumstances had me rush the process significantly, otherwise I'd have spent much more time with all the detailing (because the process just wouldn't let go once you spot some face-like pattern - you need to paint them all out, NOW :lol:)
That's why I'm really glad it turned out all right despite some time limit it faced :blushes:
Thank you for your praise! :rose:
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murriwurri|Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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solar-sea| General Artist
thank you!
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