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Stoic and Brooding by YoriNarpati Stoic and Brooding by YoriNarpati
Stoic and brooding, Mako has an aloof and dark personality, though he is not incapable of genuine kindness. He is responsible and controlling, due to living on the streets with his little brother since a young age. In light of the brothers' pasts, he has come to care deeply for Bolin and is very protective of him.

- Mako, Avatar Wiki

Oh gosh.. I love him already. :heart:

After watching the first two episodes of Legend of Korra, I know I'm hooked. The animation is just stunning, especially the fighting sequences, I find myself catching my breath every time Korra bends. And the characters are very likable! I fell in love with Bolin instantly, and no need to mention Mako. He reminds me of Zuko (definitely), although no one can replace the awesomeness that is Zuko. I find myself really liking his character.. :la:
I can't wait until the official airing of the series in April! :la::la:

I hope you'll like it! This painting started out just a doodle, but as usual, I got carried away. I've actually painted Mako couple of times before, mostly from last year. I'd like to think this one as a repaint of my previous (uglier) drawing of him, . I'm quite happy with the improvement. And I would really really appreciate it if you guys leave a comment for me.. Pretty please with a cherry on top?? :p

:bulletblack: Older Legend of Korra Drawings from 2011 :bulletblack:

Companion Piece


Mako from The Legend of Korra Nickelodeon
Art *YoriNarpati

Tools : Adobe Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos 4
Time : 3 hours (more or less)

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I'm definitely no expert, so this is going to be pretty straightforward in a "just a comment" kind of way.

The way I see it, it's definitely not perfect, the face looks a little off to me, specially the eyes. Also the textures feel weird.

What I do love about it, is pretty much everything else. I mean, it doesn't really have to look exactly like the actual character depiction, it seems you are developing yourself a unique style. The colors are good, the shadowing is pretty good and I totally get a feeling from the facial expression.

Overall, the improvement from the previous one is amazing, and I hope you keep up. To tell you the truth, I wish I could improve as fast and well as you do. Nice work.
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   General Artist
I love Mako :love: This is amazing work
NarnianRain Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Again outstanding, I am baffled at your ability to manipulate the colors and lighting, you're an inspiration thanks for sharing your awesomeness!!!
Retelloratraybell Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
team Makorra!
swtor627 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
@#!$ Yes
:makorrabros: HUH WHAT nothing
Kataang-crazy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EraGaga Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i :heart: his eyebrows!!! :meow:
hellou4 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
This is really cool! :D
robotinzx4 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
SweetKitty14 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
really awsome :)
JesusFreak518 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
a;ldjhf;jhf;gjf you. you are just a fantastic artist, let me tell you. THIS MAKES ME WANT TO CRY AND HOLD ONTO THIS BOY AND BOLIN FOREVERMORE, BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH JUST SO BEAUTIFUL :iconlesobplz: please. keep drawing, you wonderful wonderful person. (and I'm sorry I don't have any critiques...I'm more of a person comfortable with critiquing writing because I know what I'm doing...but this...this just makes me want to cry "I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ART")
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