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Water Tribe 096 by NoSelfControl Water Tribe 096 by NoSelfControl
The beginning of Part 3.

Even after months in the Fire Nation, part of him is still very much influenced by the Water Tribe, especially in their beliefs.

Page original size 5,5" X 8".
Rough pencils. Grey shading, lettering and word ballons done in Photoshop
These pages done for fun, and also as a good exercise in storytelling and planning on such a long scale, which I had not really done before.
I am not planning on inking, cleaning more or coloring them. I simply do not have the time.

The Avatar universe belongs to Mike, Bryan, Nickelodeon-Viacom-MTV.
All the characters belong to them, but a few of the extras are my own creation.
Art by :iconrufftoon:

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KaleidoscopeHeavens Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this innocent confused zhao. It's amazing.
Nyerguds Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Well, I guess this is more than just water tribe customs... he knows he owes that spirit his life quite directly.
lolipopgirl2002 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, it's kind of moving to see Zhao, who tried to kill the spirits give them an offering.A very well done comic. Great job!
ThorirPP1619 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
You know, first when I started to read this, all I could see was Zhao and how he stood out from the Water Tribe. But now, all I can see is an Water Tribe warrior, and how he stands out from the Fire Nation.
TrueImmortality Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Oh, no, trust me, guys, it's not superstition.
treena-ivy-carter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist
I can understand the offering. I mean they gave him a second chance, they are his spirits now.
twimoonclips Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
meh. T_T not caring so much for Zhao's attachment to the Water Tribe. T_T
RosieGurrl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Oh, good. Good boy Zhao. Well, not boy. ;)

And definitely not always good.
Hakuramen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the scene you depicted here. Seeing how Zhao now actually makes prayers to the Ocean and Moon spirit is not only ironic but also very neat; he definitely has some water tribe qualities rubbed off on him and it shows how much he's changed.
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
(late reply is late again)
The Water Tribe did have a big influence on him, more than he'd care to admit.
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