I was still in a bit of an Avatar mood after finishing the February NHML pic. I liked the idea of doing an Ask with Azula, though I wasn’t sure if hooking up with the original “Gaang” would be her first priority in the Studio. Zuko’s sort of part of that group, and I thought she’d want to reconnect with him. I’ve talked before about how some people’s personalities shift when coming into the Studio, and that’s how you can have villains and world conquerors living alongside heroes and the like. Canon Azula probably could not function in any society where she isn’t in charge of everyone, so Studio Azula’s a bit more stable and sociable. Hopefully this version of her can continue to have a more enjoyable relationship with her brother than what occurred in the show.
Some of you may remember a picture I did over a year ago featuring the unlikely trio of Bulma, Starfire and Katara. The story to that picture is the same as this one. I had one of my friends dig through a folder of my reference pictures and choose one as the pose. I then had another friend, who hadn’t seen the picture, choose which characters would go into the pose. That’s how we got this picture of Zuko, Ace and the Flame Princess.
I drew this one over a year ago, so I feel like it doesn’t quite hold up to my current standards (no background, I think Zuko looks kind of off). However, general laziness on my part meant it kept getting pushed to the side, and I just now finished it. I have two other pictures from this game (one paired with each of these I’ve done so far, where the two friends in question traded roles), but I have no idea if I’ll ever color them and post them here. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but I have bigger, more interesting projects I’d rather focus on for the time being.