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The Legend of Korra - Avatar State Painting by Freedom4Arts The Legend of Korra - Avatar State Painting by Freedom4Arts
Has been a while since I saw an amazing anime like The Legend of Korra :heart: 
For 4 seasons, I was really into it! Shame that's over now, specially with that ending :(


Since I'm huge fan of Korra now, I decided to paint her on photoshop on her Avatar State.

I'm clearly not a pro in the drawing area, and even less with a graphic tablet, but I tried to do my best. So you'll probably find some imperfections...
Dont hesitate fav :+favlove: and comment if you like it! Would like to have what you Korra's fan think of this painting :D

You'll find the original screenshot from the Cartoon over here: img15.hostingpics.net/pics/128…

Hope you'll enjoy it ! Thx
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015
sn4pdr4g0n  Yeah, very mature blocking my ability to comment just so you can have the last word. Whatever makes you feel happy, huzzah!

 It's still a very awesome picture Freedom4arts. Sorry for exchange of heavy comments.
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2015
 The plot point that they used to trick everyone into watching the 4th season. 

 Seriously! Who didn't think that the 4th season would be like an epic finally where the avatar would go insane or confront this dark, glowing, terrifying-looking version of herself?! I did, it was why I was so interested in it. After I saw it was just swept aside, I was extremely disappointed.


 It's a great pic by the way!
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leox301 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
I thought the same, but I still think the end was cool. Except the fact that Korra ended with asami, That made no sense at all.
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
 I'm sorry for all LoK fans but to me, the ending was terrible, just full of plotholes, inconsistency and convenience. It was horrible for me, I don't think I could watch it a second time knowing what they did. 

 That whole Korra x Asami crack pairing will probably affect all friend relationships between girls from now on. Whoever saw the ending and interpreted it as being accurate or real will now think that every time they see two girls doing stuff together or talking alone that they love each other or are in a relationship. 
 I then realized that this ending was made out of the greed of the creators to give this show a controversial ending where fans will argue and debate for a years after the ending. 
 Just like they did with this commercial that Korra had to face herself or something, in the end she just removed some liquid metal out of her body, and it all worked out...  :o (Eek) 

 They could have sticked with one villain or 2, 3 at the max and the show would have evened itself out better than this. 
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sn4pdr4g0n Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student General Artist
That's completely idiotic, people have known about lesbians and bisexuals for centuries, do you honestly think that one cartoon is going to make everyone fear that all girls are lesbians with their friends?? What a joke! Come on. You seem smarter than that from what I can tell.
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015
 Thank you for the comment. 
 Yes, of course there have been lesbians and bisexuals since the dawn of humanity. 
 But this cartoon, I'm complaining about it because it didn't manage to do anything right from start to finish. 
 For example, let's be honest can we argue that the first two seasons were dedicated to creating a pairing for the fanbase to create an appealing environment? Insert a guy, two girls, a love triangle which is what every franchise had at that time. Teens and young people were all over it. Imagine if Korra started out being lesbian and bisexual, would it be the same reaction to it? Maybe it would have a good reaction, maybe not. I for one would have been okay with it because I knew what was coming.

 The thing is: they created such a clear pairing orientation there that in season 3 and the ending didn't correlate with season 1 and 2. They just did the pairing too well in season 1 and 2 that it didn't make any sense in the other two. Did one guy really do such a bad romance that two girls decided to turn to each other for romantic comfort when they were rivals in the first 2 seasons and that they basically sabotaged each other's relationships!? Wow, I wish more romantic rivalries ended that way, but real world experience taught me that those kind of girls hate each other to the bone. (Also, there is a serious problem with good men in the avatar Universe, not to mention that they basically made fun of all young men in the series by making them either broody or clownish)

 I have a lot of complaints about this series, this is just one of them.
 And the only explanation I could form to express why all this was made was because the creators wanted to get revenge on the studio and be remembered in history as the guys that did it. The fact that the studio didn't want to air the last two seasons on live TV is proof that they were not happy with the creator's revenge.
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sn4pdr4g0n Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
What you describe about women hating each other over men- or "turning" gay because of failed male relationships- is a massive and offensive stereotype. A girl and I both poached each other's boyfriends when we were in our teens and through the experience- and yes, a lot of jealousy- we both decided to let it go and became close friends and remain best friends today. Can you explain that in the tiny little box you've put women in? Asami and Korra never showed any conflict toward each other- Asami was jealous, but it became clear that she held no grudge against Korra herself and vice versa.

And no, I do not believe LoK would have been as popular if Korra had started out queer- that is exactly the point. And the fact that you think their relationship was simply "revenge" writing is just plain insulting.
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ChristinYou Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I agree. I am a woman that likes to focus on having muscles and I don't wear a lot of make-up (if any at all). My girlfriends and I like to link arms, hug, etc. So when I first saw LOK, I was excited to have a strong female character that was not gay or bi-sexual. Then BAM the creators pulled Korra X Asami out of nowhere. So will young girls now associate women who cut their hair short, physically fit, don't wear a lot of make-up, and don't have a boyfriend as lesbians or bi-sexual? Geez
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sn4pdr4g0n Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student General Artist
"I was excited to have a strong female character that was not gay or bi-sexual" Seriously?? STRAIGHT strong female characters are the NORM wherever women are even represented at all. If anything it was refreshing to see an actual CANON bisexual relationship. It's one of the first times a mainstream animation has even touched the subject, and it wasn't explicit or obvious either. Name one other popular film or animation where the main character is a strong queer woman. The world is changing and if you don't adapt, you're not going to have a very good time of it. It's time to look at people and the world differently, in a way that doesn't assume that your way is the only way.
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ChristinYou Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
It's my opinion and as Korra says: You gotta deal with it. 
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015
 I had no form of impression that Korra was bisexual in the first two seasons and even the third. So let's not give them too much credit, that wasn't want they wanted to achieve with the series.

 Aren't there enough female characters in the modern times in franchises? The western studio just has to broaden their limits to make female characters more important, you don't have to make them lesbian or bisexual to be seen as important. That's sexually racist, just because a person is lesbian or bi doesn't mean they should be worshiped as a strong character. That's just a preference. 

 Can you say that: Ripley (Alien), Leia Organa (Star Wars), Sarah Connor (Terminator), The Bride (Kill Bill) and maybe some others aren't badass strong female characters?

 If people want more strong female characters then the studios have to stop treating women with gloves. If a woman can overcome all the hardships a strong male protagonist can overcome then there isn't any reason why a woman can't be considered a strong protagonist.
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sn4pdr4g0n Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I said name strong female QUEER characters- interesting how you skipped over that word entirely (aside from Ripley, none of those characters are known to be anything but straight). It's pretty clear that you have little to no understanding of representation or simply choose not to see the underrepresented minorities. Perhaps because you are not one of those minorities. I choose to see them and at the same time recognize my privilege as a straight white female, which is all any of these people have ever asked of me.

And I actually think it was very realistic that there was no hint of bisexuality in the first two seasons. That's pretty much how it works. Nobody is born knowing exactly who they are, and all relationships are far more complex than a few hundred scenes in a tv show. The two became very close in the third season, Asami was Korra's only confidante when she was isolated. At the end they were only holding hands, which is still subtle enough that straight people can choose to see only close friendship.
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ChristinYou Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
What does one's sexuality have to do with their character? Seriously what does it have to do with it at all? I find it strange if someone bases their identity on sexual orientation. 
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
 That is exactly right! That is what I think children or teens will get out of this ending that just because you want to be more natural then you are a lot more likely to be lesbian or bi. 
 I am a guy and even I feel like the ending insulted all women.
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ChristinYou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
:)
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TheGizzmo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just absolutely amazing shadows and the light around the eyes is great!  Looks so traditional I can't believe it's digital!
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SamiiKA Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oooooomggggggggggggggggggggg
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