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Katara by Aleccha Katara by Aleccha
Please, full view! :) The preview looks kinda... squishy :-/


You had to expect some Avatar fanart from me, since I finally finished watching the series! ...And I loved it! :heart:
I've been studying the "Avatar" style, lately, and Katara's is the first sketch which came out decently xD So I decided to use the doodle to make a bigger and more accurate pic and... here it is! Katara is not my favourite character (I believe it's Toph, or Aang) but I still like her a lot! ^^ How can you not love every single character of this cartoon? *______*

Hope it isn't too dark D: I experimented a little with colours and a higher contrast, hope I didn't mess up! The water gave me some problems, instead - I though it would've been much more EASIER to draw and colour, that bastard :XD:

I have to work more on anatomy, A LOT more. T-T

Hope you like it!
Uh, I changed her outfit a bit... nevermind xD
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giampax Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
TheRealKyuubi16 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I am Kyuubi16. I really love the art you do and I was wondering if I could use your art as cover images for my stories? I'll credit you in the summary.

Also if you have to know anyone who wouldn't mind doing free requests I would like to know. I would to find someone who has a fondness for Naruto crossovers and wouldn't mind doing images based off scenes from my stories.

Also if you know anyone with Fanfiction could you please tell them to check out YourFanfiction, and maybe even post their fanfiction there/spread the word so the site gains more popularity.

I know this is asking a lot, but I'm hoping at least maybe one of these requests would be fulfilled.
Sydney466B Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
WOW! Amazing!
hey-mikky Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ask-Mako Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cookie4sai Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Amazing c;!!
eroticapple Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
That bleach, Katara. I warned you.
dormantfire Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
this just makes me want to be herrrrrrrrrr agh
CR3ATIV3WRITRXCARL0Z Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
unknownvizard Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful! I love the flow of everything in this!
Crazy--BUtterfly Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Digital Artist
OMG! I love it! Perfect! WOW! This art coming to my favorite arts! ^^
MandyUzumaki1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! I love the pose she's in and the water effects are incredible :D Excellent job :heart:
EvilVSCactusJuice Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks a lot like Katara. I truely believe that this is amazing.
You my friend (or foe, since I don't really know you ;P), are much better at porportions, shading, and the Avatar style than me. Great work!
Kipl8 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I got to say... If I had to be attacked by anyone... It'd probably be Katara...
ItachiXMegumi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student
Awsome .
Tatertot88 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist
This is just win, all around awesome work and awesome show!
iaiusjello Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Wow, this is amazingly well done! I love the swirling water and the look of determination on her face. It makes the portrait look very authentic.

I'm not sure why you said you needed a lot more work on anatomy. What exactly is wrong with her anatomy here? Everything seems properly proportioned. Perhaps her bottoms are a little low on her hips, as they seem as they'd fall off if she were moving around like that (since they're low enough to reveal the seam between leg and pelvis) but that's the only thing I can think of that caught my eye, and that's not even really an anatomy problem. It's possible that I'm just crazy and it's not a problem at all.

I like it a lot. :)
Aleccha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the lovely comment! :hug:
I think that what bothers me the most are her hips and the upper part of her body: it just seems... weird! Maybe the bust is too long and the hips too low, just like you noticed. But I've always had this kind of problem with drawing bodies, so I guess I just have to practice until everything turns out fine :)
iaiusjello Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Ah, I meant that the bottom part of her outfit was perhaps too low on the hips (as if it is low enough to fall off if she were walking around), not the anatomy of the hip itself. The bust doesn't seem too "long," if perhaps a bit more substantial for somebody of her age. She always seemed to have a small bust in the show, you know? Every drawing is a learning experience though--if you don't make mistakes, you don't learn better for next time. Your drawing has fewer mistakes than most people's, besides, so it's a good thing.

You should see how bad I am at anatomy. :) My drawings look like they were disfigured by some sort of horrible accident! :D
SoInhumane Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Looks beautiful :D
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PoliBR Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
she looks pretty good. and the water effects are also goo, if you wanna know
HaNa7 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Favvo assolutamente questo disegno, in particolar modo per come hai reso l'acqua *_*
Hely17 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow very cool
Kataang-crazy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is great!
Avatalblue26 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What a really amazing drawing on Katara
Wearing the swimsuit as she makes waterbender
With water. :heart:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JupiterLily Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
o-o You made her look so pretty! Not that she isn't usually, but she looks great here haha. ^-^
davidinspector Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Why so Serious? :p
Bewitcher14 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
lilmisscreative02 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
good job! i could never do poses like that (or poses in general)
Alluris Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All of it is beautiful! And the water turned out awesome, by the way.

I will fave immediately. :party:
HimeGabi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like her determined face and the water effect.
AnSon96 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like the pose! :wow:
:clap: :D
Katara43 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's absolutely amazing! I love the water and her pose.
angelfire892 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful position!
creepella Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
This is really cool. Love how she's dancing and the water just flows :)
Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice! :clap: Great job with the water and lighting and shading. :)
BookLover009 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! :D
Kiacweb94 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
I colori sono a dir poco perfetti! =D Mi piace molto il contrasto :) Anche io litigo sempre con l'anatomia TT^TT
Aleccha Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Grazie! :) Ah s, l'anatomia veramente una brutta bestia _
Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
You, ma'am, might just be made of much awesomesauce and WIN. I love and fave this pic already!
I only watched Avatar for the first time myself about a year ago (and then I HAD to go see Teh Movie :D), and I gotta agree that it's impossible not to love everything and everyone in it, it's such a great story from beginning to end. Katara is definitely my fave character....and my fave pairing is, I'unno, KaToph. :XD:
I love everything about this picture, and apart from Katara's left hand looking a little wonky, I'd say your grasp of anatomy is actually pretty cool. :D I wish I could draw...

And don't listen to all the naysayers, whether you like "The Last Airbender" film is a very personal matter. I know some long-time Avatards who love it, and others dislike or even hate it, it seems to be quite opinion-polarising; personally, I loved it (it had pacing issues, but squishing 20eps/8hrs of storytelling into under 2hrs will do that to a plot, it's not M Night Shabbadabbadoo's fault). At least go rent it, then if you don't like it you've only paid a couple of bucks rental fee. If you love it, you can always buy it later (I'm buying it for sure). ^__^

Did I mention I love this pic yet? :boogie:
Aleccha Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student General Artist
:blush: Oh my, I'm flattered! I don't deserve all these compliments! Thanks a lot! :hug:

I think I'll rent the DVD when it'll come out, because now that I finished to watch the original series I'm very curious to see what the director created with it! Then I'll finally have my own opinion about it :giggle:
Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
You do deserve it, really - this picture is a lot better than you think it, judging not just from me but all the other commenters. :D

Yes, rent it! Rent it now! O wait, it's not on rental yet... ;P :giggle: But yeah, it's a film everyone who watches it has an opinion about (like Marmite! :P) - well, everyone except maybe my mum, who wondered where all the gigantic blue alien people were. *facepalm*
Hawkkill100 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Major Awesomesauce!
Guidotoon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Mi piace un casino. Gli effetti dell'acqua sono fantastici, e persino le mani, che sono il tuo tallone d'Achille, funzionano :D
Aleccha Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Grazie mille! :)
Ahah, le mani... bestiacce! xD Ultimamente ho scoperto quanto utili possano essere le costruzioni di partenza: basta disegnare direttamente una testa o un piede, prima un abbozzo generale e POI i dettagli! Speriamo che sia un metodo che anche in futuro dar i suoi frutti :)
Guidotoon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Fidati: la chiave per disegnare come si deve. Tutti i professionisti costruiscono, chi pi, chi meno. Forse non lo fanno giusto le Clamp (almeno lo deduco io dai pessimi risultati).
Loesie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
it's GREAT! Fav!
kia88 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahaha, anch'io adoro tutti i personaggi! dico sempre che Toph e' la migliore, ma sono tutti assolutamente troppo fantastici per non adorarli!!! X)

ed ora un po' di critica costruttiva, sempre utile:
hai ragione, l'anatomia ha un qualcosa che non va, ma sei perdonata! e' cosi' difficile! D: sei riuscita a centrare lo stile di Avatar ma si intravede il tuo stile personale, grandiosa! :thumbsup: il colore... capisco il perche' tu non ne sia completamente soddisfatta, tuttavia io sono altamente incapace di fare una cosa cosi', per cui non mi permetto di dirti altro! X)
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