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Aang and Katara by Yamigirl21 Aang and Katara by Yamigirl21
Hello everyone ^_^

How are you? I hope that you're all doing well on your end. :) Seen previously in the sketch that I posted:



Here I have the latest of my watercolor works; an image depicting Aang and Katara from the show Avatar: The Last Airbender. This is my first attempt at drawing/painting Avatar art, though I've liked the show for a few years now. :) I have to admit that I was pretty stubborn about trying the series, but I heard such glowing reviews from both friends and family that I had to try it, which led to me watching it in its entirety. Truly it was a wonderful series, with well written plots, an incredible overall plotline, humor, drama and of course, both lovable and memorable characters! :love:

As for the image that I've depicted, for those who may be unfamilar with them, I have the girl Katara, with the boy Aang, who were, of course, main characters in the Avatar world. However, in my image, given that they were rather young within the series itself, I attempted to age them to young adulthood, as I thought it would be interesting to imagine their looks later in life.

Considering all that Aang did to help end the raging war within the series, and how deserving that I believed he was for all of his efforts, I will also readily admit that I was most definitely hoping for Aang and Katara to ultimately come together; which I suppose puts me in the Kataang shipping group. ^_^ I figured that Katara would be quite lovely as a young woman and maybe even Aang would be a handsome young man. Though I will admit that I rather wished that he would have kept his hair but ah well... What can you do? ^^; And so here I have them in an intimate embrace, which I also hope shows the love between them. :D

I have this older Aang wearing both the robes and an emblem similar to that of his teacher Monk Gyatso which is what Aang more or less wore at the end of the series as well. I wanted to show this especially to demonstrate his age and that by now he has completely mastered all the elements and perhaps is attempting rebuild the Air nation in some way.

Given that not much of Katara's clothing is visible, I simply chose to associate her with the colors that she normally wears, as well as familar items like the beads in her hair in addition to her mother's necklace that she often wore within the series.

And since I wanted the main focus of the image to be Aang and Katara themselves, I decided on a simple background; a design that I acquired using Avatar books released by Tokyopop as reference, and of course the elemental crests of each nation.

As always the piece was done using opague water color paints. Thanks for looking everyone! :) Take care now! :hug:

Love,
yamigirl21 :iconyamigirl21:
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FrancisJeremyXavyer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Writer
Oh, how I love this!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thank you! ^_^
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FrancisJeremyXavyer Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Writer
np :)
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TDCAUGirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love it!
I'm also a fan of Avatar.
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks! It's a great series! :)
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STARdustL Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
katara's hair is beautiful
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thank you so much! :D
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STARdustL Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Your welcome :D
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SpiralingRibbon Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Naw this is adorable. I loved Avatar and 'Kataang' even though everyone I know whose seen it doesn't seem to agree with me about the latter. The series is really wonderful and I think you really captured what their relationship would have been like a little later. Beautiful :D. Wish I had yours talent at art.
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Thank you so much! It means a lot to me! I actually preferred Aang and Katara as a couple myself. I know there are a LOT of Zuko and Katara fans, but ah well, to each his own I guess. I'm hoping with the next season of Korra we'll get to see some flashbacks of Aand and Katara during the later parts of their life. I guess we'll see! Anyways thanks again and take care! :thanks:
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Kitty-Cupcake-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow!! I like your style!! :D
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Thanks so much :)
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Kitty-Cupcake-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
no big deal for an amazing piece of art. haha just a little cheesy
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KeriRosalie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
What a mean comment! I think the is beautiful! Only a true talented person could create such a wonderful drawing :)
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Aw, thank you dear! You're too kind! I'm glad that you like the image! :)
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KeriRosalie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
No problem! Some people don't appreciate the time and skill put into these drawings.. :)
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HensonCorporation Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Aang has a donkey face.
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
I'm sorry that you think so. I appreciate you commenting anyhow...
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HollyBear007 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool. very cool.:heart:
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you :)
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HollyBear007 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome.
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ForeverAnimetriss Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I love this so much!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thanks :)
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silentlybutdeadly84 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
love it
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Thank you! :)
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CrystalParadise Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont know.. i think katarah and zuko should get together... beautiful, btw!!!!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I know that Katara and Zuko have a very large fan following, but I can't help but prefer Aang and Katara myself. It's just my own preference though. Zuko and Katara were certainly fiery people (no pun intended) and I can even understand the appeal, but I think with that much passion between two people, that that can prove a little too volatile at times. I think they both need someone to balance them, compliment those extreme emotions if you will, and I think Aang and Mai seem to fit the bill. At least I think so. ^^; Either way, I thank you for commenting. :)
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VampNi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
They do make a cute couple!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Thank you! :D
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VampNi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
You're welcome! X3
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isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
:D :D :D :D :D

This is brilliant... you are an incredible painter. Your use of watercolours is just phenomenal! :wow:

You've really managed to mature the characters realistically in this piece, Aang especially. Katara looks quite lean and mean, which is different to how I imagined her, but it's a really interesting interpretation of how she would look as a young woman. There's one thing that I don't quite like in this picture, though: I'd prefer it if Katara was looking up at Aang, rather than away. She looks rather insincere to me, as it is. But that's just me being picky. Otherwise, this is a brilliant piece of KatAang fanart. You're totally awesome!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Thank you very very much for all of your kind words and even your honesty too! :) I appreciate them both! I'm glad you like the image overall and I even think that the constructive criticism was quite insighful! Truth be told, I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to approach this piece when I originally came up with the concept and looking back, maybe I should have had Aang and Katara looking at each other. It may have been a bit more romantic that way.

But then again, I wanted to have Katara facing the audience as I wanted to have fun with her more adult design. I wasn't sure about the angling if she had been looking towards Aang in the position that they're in. And I think that was my first priority over even the romance between them. Nevertheless, I really do like them as a couple. :love: Ah well, maybe I'll try another one sometime. Truth be told I like many couples in Avatar world so it would be fun to try my hand at other images. I guess we'll see.... Anyways thanks again! I'm truly flattered! :thanks: Happy Holidays to you too!
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
oh i love your style! :) :heart:
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Thank you very much ^_^
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patricitia432 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Artist
kataang forever
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thanks for commenting ^_^
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girllover1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Sooner or later love is gonna getcha sooner or later girl u got 2 give in sooner or later love is gonna letcha sooner or later LOVE IS GONNA WIN!!!!!!!!!!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Heh, thanks so much for commenting ^_^
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VampyKoumori Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful :3
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Thanks so much! ^_^
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VampyKoumori Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome ^^
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Vanitas4ever Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
bleeeeeehhhh
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leagerard Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this image. :D
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Thank you! ^_^
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Cool.

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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thank you! :)
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
You are welcome. =D

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darkwings10 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww a peek at what could be. saw the film two weeks ago. sequel, sequel, SEQUEL! lol XD
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
I'm glad you like it! I hope we get a few flashbacks of the pairing as adults in the new spin off series coming this fall, the Legend of Korra. Guess we'll see! Anyways, thanks again! :)
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comicdude08 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
ALL I CAN SAY IS DAMNNN!!!! :crazy: :clap:
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