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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:

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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")
popcorngoo Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OH MAI LAWDZ. my heart just went flutterflutterflutter-SQUAT! cuz it just died right then. This is AWESOME!!!! Those eyes just stare into my soul CORRUPT me. Not that there was anything left to be corrupted, but whatevs.
levina-c Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Kind of like Zuko...but okay...:D
anime1999 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally rigtheous!
anime1999 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally rigtheous!
flying-soap Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mako is the definition of hotness.
Kaze-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XD This was posted on my birthday.. Nice
Love the shading.
AskKorratheAvatar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
join [link] if you are a fan of the legend of korea and spread the word!
Devil-of-the-Moon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why is that guy not living in real live XD just awesome :la:
Ask-Mako Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's ONE way to describe me I guess! :)
BlueSoulber Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
zuko is soooo much better! omg
Doxypoo2 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The amount of improvement between your first piece and this one is downright incredible.
CortosisKylee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
He's so cool!! :love:
SummerSurfer546 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one sexy firebender........
CRartistTKD Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
This is gorgeous!
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
such incredible detail. The range of tones is amazing!
Tagzii Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SummerSurfer546 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want his eyebrows babies. lol
ToriaDoria Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Photographer
I love your style! You should do a coloring tutorial for photoshop. A bunch out there are so confusing :p
acaciaauburn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mako!!! yeahhhh!!!!!
pink-affinity Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Holy cow, this is awesome!! The textures you're working in with the colors are wayyyy cool. And it's Mako, he's a hottie. NUFF SAID.
team-kataang Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stoic, brooding..... and hot! Great work!!
Totorofinch Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Nice, I like how intense his eyes are :)
bandb4ev Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
he looks so real
TukikoKinikia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
ElvLuna Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Way more realistic than before. Keep it up! :icongreatjobplz:
oogalaboo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Great picture. How did you watch the first two episodes?
jesokaa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is he looks great
Celebrated Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT PAINTING!! its amazing and inspiring to see how much you've improved in a year keep it up!
holimacaroni Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing :D great job!
chromeknickers Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
This is just stunning, like all your works. You attention to detail and the colours you use are simply perfect. I'm really glad you're contributing to this series.
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