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Prince Zuko by YoriNarpati Prince Zuko by YoriNarpati
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My favorite angsty Fire Prince, the one and only Zuko! :la:

Even after all these years, I still love him. :heart:
A little contribution to the already huge fandom of Avatar here on DeviantART.

I've been seeing a lot of fantastic fan art of Mako lately, I just feel bad that everyone's seemed to have forgotten of Zuko. :(
A few days ago I re-watched the finale of Avatar : The Last Airbender, and I just had to redraw him. I've done a lot of Zuko art before, but none have satisfied me. I'm quite happy with how this one turned out, especially the flames and his face.

I hope you'll like it! Comments and faves are very much appreciated! :heart:

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Zuko from Avatar : The Last Airbender
Art *YoriNarpati

Tools : Adobe Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos 4
Time : 3.5 hours more or less
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This is one badass piece. You've created a beautiful, outstanding work of art that captures the expression, personality and essence of Zuko perfectly.

Your use of colours that represent who Zuko is, where he comes from and his passion is wonderful. The colouring of the flames, the swords, his hair, it all works brilliantly and I can gladly say this is one of my most favourite pieces of art I've seen.

The amount of detail put into his scar, his hair, his frame, just this whole piece is astonishing. It shows that this would have had so much effort and heart put into it.

One thing I would like to point out to you is that where his jaw joins to his ear is a little too sharp, and could be a little more rounded, and that the colouring under the chin makes it a little harder to define the neck. Other than that, there is nothing I can comment on as this piece is spot on incredible.
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17 out of 17 deviants thought this was fair.

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First let me start off by saying this piece is amazing; please make more ATLA fanart!

I really love a lot about this piece. First of all, as a deviant said before me in a separate critique, you have managed to capture the essence of who Zuko is, his personality, where he comes from and what he stands for - all in one image. I wouldn't have thought it was possible, and I'm sure it was no easy feat. You clearly put a lot of work into this. It's truly a work of art. That you managed to express Zuko - who he is, everything - so well in an image is my favorite part of this piece.

Next let's move on to his figure. I like how he seems to be in motion, like any second now he's going to spin and lash out with his dao blades. You've got the movement down really well. It doesn't feel like a picture; you've brought it to life. His pose is perfect, and accurate for the motions he's going through. With that said, there are some problems with his features, which is why I didn't give you a perfect 5 (but it is very close). The number one problem here is his arms. His right arm seems to have been a problem for you, and I don't blame you, because the lighting of the piece would have made it more difficult to depict accurately. The shading and the position of his muscles make his arm seem disfigured, elongated and awkward. As for the other arm, the shading could be a tad smoother, and his wrist is bent at an awkward angle - both of which can be easily ignored simply because of the sheer awesomeness of this piece.

The rest of his physical features seem to be pretty spot on. I absolutely LOVE the detail you've put into his face, especially his scar. His hands are well done. His hair, eyebrow, eyes, scar and mouth are perfect. His jaw seems a bit too sharply defined, and his neck is a bit too thick, but those are only slight errors and the only ones I can see. I also love his expression; it makes you hope he isn't looking at you like that. His fierce and determined expression is an excellent indicator of who he is and this compliments the piece perfectly.

The lighting of this piece is absolutely wonderful. I love how Zuko's fire circling around the blades is the source of light, and how he's therefore lit from both his front and backside without the lighting being overpowering. It adds to the overall feel of the picture. I love the style you've depicted this in, as well as your use of color.

Your attention to detail, ability to express movement and emotion in a still image and your dedication to your work have really paid off in this beautiful piece. (Again, please make more Avatar art. :))
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thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow wow wow ♥
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xJigglypuff Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
loved it *-*
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gunswordfist Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Very cool.
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TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG it's Zuko! i *LOVE Zuko! Nice art going on here!
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babyvfan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
amazing picture
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Impressive
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thunderbirdbride Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I love your work. He's so sexy with those broadswords and the fire. He looks like a warrior. <3
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   General Artist
:squee: this is amazing!
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Writer
This is absolutely breathtaking! :wow: Wow! Just wow... I love everything about this!
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:iconcrystleicefire:
CrystleIceFire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
SOOO AMAZING!
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:iconlove-shizuo:
Love-Shizuo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
badass
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tHEaWESOMESTnAMEeVER Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow... mind currently being blown
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I love the war
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covert15 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He looks really AWESOME!!! I wouldn't want to get on his bad side.
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ADI-RAIZO Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME AWESOME ..
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ADI-RAIZO Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
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Songofthesnow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
luv him!
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Darth-azazel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This pic shows how much of a boss zuko is. People always call him emo, but he's not. people who have had nothing serious to complain about in there lives but whine about their little drama,Thats Emo.
Zukos mom was banashed, he was banashed, his sister trys to kill him,His father gave him a giant face scar, and hes conflicted about killing the worlds savior. he aint Emo, hes Real.
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dttb6296 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
True true, life is full of mysteries. By the way what's an emo?
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks amazing!
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MoE545 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Writer
Do you mind if I use this for a little video I'm making? I'll make sure to credit you. :)
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ElfishPirate Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This is stunning!
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Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I love the accurately chambered shuangdao! :D Amazing fire effects, too! Faved and submitted to Fight On AtLA.
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Twinage Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything is sexier with messed up hair and fire
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sweet-sister2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I love the swords & fire.
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MikariStar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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Retelloratraybell Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG IM HOT FROM HERE ZUKO IS ONE OF THE HOTTEST ANIME PEOPLE EVAS!!!

Lol love da piece
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lunalovingly Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
This is beautiful. Absolutely lovely
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ChocoAoi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Omg I really love the realisme of the picture ^-^
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hellou4 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Awesome! :O
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Shaylynn14 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Zuko
• An amazing character
• Hot
• Bada**

...my favorite : ) ♥
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TukikoKinikia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome!!
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Iskra-Revoir Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I always loved to watch Zuko with the dual swords, so swift! Lovely! :love:
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V2Blast Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Zuko was the best character.
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AtomicIceCream Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
bad ass
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Zutara4ever4882 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Zuko looks like he's going to kill some one
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Ninja2468 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Did you do the Chinese characters in the backround
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:iconancient:
ancient Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He has this Jedi look .3.
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Zutara4ever4882 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah he does O.o
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The-Girl-On-Fire17 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Damn, he's so hot.
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anime1999 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally rigtheous!
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Luciand29 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!!, he looks amazing!!
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DanceInTheRain23 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Writer
SO. HOT. I... I CAN'T TAKE THE HOTNESS OF IT...

I :heart: you, Zuko!
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ThatOneGuy92 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
This is, like, the 5th or 6th piece of yours I've commented on.

WHY IS ALL YOUR STUFF AWESOME?! :D :D :D
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TwewME Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Oh wow. I love this! Good job! x3
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Deliruum Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i still think people waste their tiem thinking zutara is going to happen pff just some lame dream
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FreeMeadows Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ooo he looks dangerous! Great job!
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things24 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I rewatched the finale too, and seeing Zuzu on the screen again just made me want to tear up and give him a big hug! :D Do I sound creepy yet? :XD: I love how detailed the fire is and it's spiral around the dual swords. :D
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AngelKate Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Awesome @_@ I will always love Zuko <3
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Yaymay Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How can anybody forget Zu-Zu??? Hes the best firebender there will ever be!!!
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