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July 30, 2011
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Zuko and Uncle Iroh by Rider4Z Zuko and Uncle Iroh by Rider4Z
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hey guys :D i'm a new Avatar fan and this is my first piece for the series. I only started watching a month and a half ago and i absolutely loved it. some friends of mine turned me on to it, and without them i may likely have never tried watching it.

the big NICKELODEON'S claim over Avatar is what first turned me off and made me think yeah they're just trying to be anime, fakers :P....

I've bitten my tongue. Avatar truly surprised me, not just in the animation, but the story development and characters.... In particular, Zuko and Uncle Iroh. They are easily my favorite element in Avatar. Uncle is such a humble fountain of wisdom, while Zuko is strong-willed and often blinded by pride, they balance each other perfectly.

This scene was such a beautiful depiction of humility and forgiveness it brought me to tears.

This is my first piece of fan art of Avatar, so it must be my favorite scene, or at least the one that's stuck with me the most.

medium is just a mechanical pencil (size 0.5) on sketch paper with digitally enhanced contrast. i may color this eventually, either by hand or digitally, but there's just something about raw pencil that i love.
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My grown introduced me to Avatar: The Last Airbender about 3 months ago.  I am totally hooked!  And, yes, this is my favorite scene.
Ibrahim77x Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG dude we're on the same boat! I started watching Avatar the same time as you and I'm watching Korra now. I wish I watched it around its air time. I am OBSESSED.
dtill359 Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this scene as well - just watched it today for the first time in fact.
Rider4Z Oct 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Flameo hotman, this is amazing.
brianws Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
you outdid yourself. the shadowing is awesome!
Arcana3 Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great depiction of this scene! The raw pencil really brings out the mood in this piece. If it was colored i dont think it would have as much impact because it would, imho, would make the mood happier. really good job! You should do a collage of all the sad scenes :D
MrDeMarr10 Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is such a perfect piece!. Uncle was such a good father figure for Zuko<;)
I think it's perfect without color. The raw pencil just makes it feel like such an organic, real moment captured by an observer. <3 Marvelously done, and welcome to the fandom~! Don't forget to check out!! I found you through that, and I'm sure your future fan art (and general presence will be welcome there~ :)
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