During their bedtime stories, Zuko once again learns that firebending is not just destructive, but can bring joy and light. He makes the fiery dragon dance for Hanabi’s amusement. Katara relishes in reliving their adventures when she tells their daughter about them (and maybe exaggerating just a little bit…)
Sorry, this is super crappy and hurried but I did want to submit something because I really want to participate in ZK week. (The longer I look at it the more I hate it, so I’ll just throw it out there before I chicken out.)
I have sketches for all prompts, but I have a dragon of my own to face this week so I hope I’ll manage to upload them. Probably won’t have access to a scanner or Photoshop in the next few days. In the worst case I’ll just upload a phone picture of my sketch- I’ll work them out later, for now I just want to prove that I do participate!
Prepare for lots of Mom!tara and Dad!ko with my OC steambaby Hanabi, because they give me feels.
Another older pic I decided to finish for some practice. I tried to recreate the brush effect of my previous pic with my usual “lasso tool + convert to form” technique with a touch of motion blur. Not really that happy with it, ‘cause I think the effect still looks better with the brush, but the pic was fun to do nonetheless.
Author’s Note: Dadko scene, inspired by one of my favorite Lion King scenes
Rating: General Audiences
Night was nearly over in Fire Nation, quietly in distance the first sun rays were beginning to show.
Crown Prince Sol was already up. Jumping excitedly out of his king sized bed, the young prince run to the big curtains of his bedroom and pulled them away. Peeking through the glass of the window, Sol watched the night sky becoming a lilac tone. A happy grin plastered all over the eight-year old prince as he saw the first, shy, sun rays starting to show in distance.
Quickly the boy changed from his night clothes into his normal prince ones. Leaving his chambers, he run three doors to his left and opened it. Still in her king-sized bed was his six-year old sister, Princess Kaya, sleeping soundly. The boy frowned and pouted…his sister isn’t a firebender like he is and therefor she ‘doesn’t rise with the sun’.
‘Oh well…she will lose all the fun!’ thought the Prince before, quietly, closing the door and continue running through the extensive hall. Soon reaching his parents’ chambers, Sol opened the door excitedly while yelling
-Dad! Dad!- he run to his parents’ bed and jumped on it, falling on his mother’s back which caused a tired ‘huff’ to leave her lips -Sorry mom! Come on, dad, we gotta go!-
He shook Zuko’s arm. The Fire Lord was snoring lightly, still not daring to open his eyes despise the morning noise he was already used to -Dad!- Sol called again, now frowning -Daaaad…!-
Katara kept her eyes closed but a tiny, tired smile appeared on her lips as she whispered -Your son is awake…- in the background she could still hear Sol calling his father countless times
Zuko did not open his eyes either -Before sunrise he is your son…- he mumbled
-Daaaaad!!- Sol called again, now annoyed that his father wouldn’t answer his pleas -Come on dad!- he pulled on the blankets that covered his father’s body but Zuko gripped them tighter, frowning while keeping his eyes closed. When he tugged, hard, on the blanket, it caused Sol’s grip to loosened up making the young Prince roll a few centimeters away.
But that wasn’t enough to stop the boy’s attempts to get his father out of bed. Quickly he jumped on Zuko’s back as hard as he could, a mischivious yet annoyed glint in his blue eyes -You promised!- yelled the young Prince. Zuko finally opened one eye, staring at his son’s eyes…Agni they were just like his mother’s!
Sighing, the Fire Lord answered -Okay, okay! I’m up, I’m up!- Sol let out a happy yell as he finally got out of his father’s back and off the huge bed. Zuko yawned as he grabbed hold of his dark red robe. Before getting up, he looked back at Katara, still lying yet with one eye opened. He chuckled slightly before leaning in and stealing a kiss from her lips -He really is his mother’s son, you know. Too persuasive.-
Katara closed her opened eye before snuggling in the pillow’s warmth -I know…I carried him for nine months.-
Quick bust of a pretty old character I created for a webcomic that never really took off : Danger Dave, P.I. in Endless City. He was basically a private investigator with a really tall and bulky female sidekick named Miko. In the end, the sidekick got more attention than Dave (for reasons that might be explained next Thursday), but Dave was always fun to draw nonetheless. Hair and nose, especially.
A bit late for this last Throwback Thursday, but I did say I’d introduce another old character of mines. So here’s a pretty old piece from 2009.
Here’s Miko (first design). She’s Danger Dave’s assistant in crime solving. She was loud, obnoxious, and a big eater. She got a slight redesign after a while : Most of the fat from her chest was moved to her belly. She basically went from typical femme fatale to the muscles.
Here’s a quick evolution of her design, from 2008 to 2012 :