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Avatar Wan and Mula by Dakotaa Avatar Wan and Mula by Dakotaa
This was another print I gave away at the LoK book signing thing.

I'll admit I am disappointed with the news from SDCC that the first avatar was a man when the show seems to have an imbalance with the male:female ratio BUT that doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to seeing this guy on screen AND TO SEE HIS ADORABLE CAT DEER! :heart:

I am so jazzed to see that cat deer onscreen you wouldn't believe.

Art belongs to me.
Characters belong to Bryke.

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:iconpokemonluvergirl:
pokemonluvergirl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
so beautiful
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GirlsWithManyAliases Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wan San Pablo and Mula! I like it! :happy: 
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EpicFemShep Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, so sweet. Love 
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SilverSp Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So sweet!
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minime41191 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I love this pair!
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SuperSmashBrony475 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
This is a cute piece of work, and I have to admit (forgive me Korra and Aang) but he's the greatest avatar to ever live besides being the first he locked away the evil spirit and also having an epic battle.
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Myshii Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh I love SO MUCH Wan he is so beautiful, brave, strong, nice ! Him and Mula are so cute, I love !!
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SuperJeck Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Glad to see that art, thank you)
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Blackethouse Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Watching those two episodes, my husband and I wondered, "Why did they waste these 1 1/2 seasons on Korra?" D:
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First-Avatar-Wan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
This is awesome! You really captured an adorable moment! I love the love and kindness in both faces and the colors are great too.
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SpinnyCoon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know about you guys, but Korra just became A MILLION times cooler~
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Xoraan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Well, Raava was a female (If it counts as a Great Spirit...), so I guess you can say that the First Avatar was a convergence of both genders and both races in harmony. Kinda fits for all the Avatar stands for.
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KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Cool
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Axxidous Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I always pictured if there was a first it'd be female as well. Not sure why. Probably cuz of the whole mother nature thing but I never thought it would be. It was subconscious.

I don't really see the whole imbalance of male to female ratio though. I recall the show being very male and female oriented. I mean the main cast in the first show went from 2 guys and a girl to 2 guys and 2 girls to 3 guys and 3 girls plus the other Kyoshi Warriors and 3 of the 6 major bad guys were female, 2 of which became good (as one of the guys did as well. Another died and the last one lost his bending)

It's always been pretty even. In LoK we got Korra and Asami/Mako and Bolin, Tenzin and Befong, Bumi and Kya, Meelo and his TWO SISTERS (and a baby brother so we're back at balance) lol

I don't know. Seems fine to me. XD
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can take a hint, gotta face the facts
You're my only friend, Mula

Or how about....

Stop, thief!  Vandal!
Mula!  Scandal!
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute!  Wan and Mula remind me of the anime Princess Mononoke somehow.
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Dakotaa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student
YES! Oh my gosh, Mula reminds me so much of Yakul and my guess is that's where the inspiration for Mula's design came from. :>
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cloudbuster01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Hehe me too!
 I always imagine the first avatar as a woman but wan seems very nice too!
 I hope his character is really diffrent from korras because i am not such a big fan from her.....
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Axxidous Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
From the looks of things he's probably much different. I don't really see why he'd be like her. There's Avatar Yangchen, Avatar Kuruk, Avatar Kyoshi, Avatar Roku and Avatar Aang to go by as well. And that's just the ones we know the names of. lol
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cloudbuster01 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Ahhhhh... Season 2 of korra gets worser and worser i hope that wan really is total diffrent and more like
the old avatars ....at least all avatars after him are his reincartations or not? I always like the previous avatars in the old show and hope
that wan charakter goes more in that direction. :-)
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Axxidous Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Really? Cuz so far it's gotten better and better for me. Definitely a lot more than Book 1. lol

Wan is the very first Avatar. Every Avatar after him is his reincarnation including the ones I listed as well as Korra. They all have different personalities as they lived different lives as different people and many different influences. There is no reason for Wan to be like Korra or the older Avatars in any way except that he is a fully realized Avatar. Just as Aang was before he died and Korra will most likely be before she dies. :]
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cloudbuster01 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Hey finally wan is showing up and it`s a doubbel episode !
Well the story was nice and the cretiques of the other viewers wasn`t so bad so
i think  he really makes a good impression.
Hope Korra can take something of that with her.
Well i don`t have a problem with her childish behavior it`s more the story around with
all the gangsters, police and evil waterbenders bla bla bla ... it`s like all the other tv shows always the same story in a diffrent
package.
Well i am glad that you like the shown !^^
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Axxidous Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Those 2 episodes were awesome! O:

It already looks like she is. I mean, even if she's still herself, her personality, no one's perfect. But she seems to be greatly affected by this. When seeing the Avatar reflections, the first one was of herself. The reflection of herself spoke and stood in a position similar to the rest of the Avatars, the way she might be portrayed as a spirit guide to the next Avatar. The fully realized Avatar Korra she will probably become.


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pomnabo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!!! I can't wait to see more Wan fanarts!!! I'm more than stoked for those two episodes...like I'm pretty sure my life depends on me watching them...
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CheshireCat606 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's exactly how I feel as well! I must see those eps!! :iconilavplz:
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AVatarKorrra Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
Mulga is SOOOOOOO cute 😄
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SonGohanZ Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I saw this artwork at the bryan konietzko wall or something like dat :3 it's awesome 
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litterbox-amy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
that cat deer is so adorableHeart 
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Maybe it's because I'm a dude, but the imbalance never bothered me. 
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Kimicat1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all of your work, I just wanna fav it all haha xD You have a great style. c:
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Lillith-J Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Ah, the cat deer is adorable! So is your art style, I really love everything you draw!
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dark-dragoon-gao Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I love the designs they have here but maybe it's wrong of me to say this but I was honestly hoping that the first avatar was female.  I just think there could've been some very interesting stories come from that.
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Dakotaa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student
Oh no I'm completely with you. I'm definitely disappointed that we don't get an awesome strong female figure for Korra to look up to and respect as one of THE past lives she really needs to talk to.

Book 2 so far from what we know has her surrounded by men telling her waht's what with Tenzin and Tonraq and their conflict with her life and now Uncle Unalaq striding in to be the new teacher. All are influential men with power and then Asami's storyline is centered around another powerful man, Varrick, who she really will only gain the help of him through Bolin.

There is Kya who I'm not sure what her plot involvement is going to entail just yet and there is Jinora's involvement and she seems like the person who will help Korra the most besides the original Avatar. And Lin has no involvement in this season. There's Eska but we don't really know how much she's helping Korra in this season outside of her and her twin coming along for the ride.

*sighs* I don't want to hold it against Wan because I'm sure he's going to be an awesome character but it disappoints me that we have 4 main character men in powerful positions this season with only 1 or 2 women in power and that's including Korra herself and possibly Kya but she's not really going to be a mentor for Korra it seems.

And wow sorry to rant right there. I have a lot of things to say I guess;;
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Axxidous Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Well it's kinda weird. You're right that there are a lot of men there. BUT we're talking about the world of Avatar where that's somewhat to be expected unless someone like Korra shows up.

The leader of the fire sages seems to be female but can't tell right now. The main freakin character is a female!!! She's the AVATAR.

Most of the show is full of a balance of male and female but at the same time you can't expect it to be PERFECTLY balanced. It's just at random. For instance. Varrick represents something from a time period being referenced. As do Korra's father and uncles. They kinda had to be male.

Avatar Wan being male is because this story was written back during Avatar: The Last Airbender. Who cares if it's male or female? No one should be worried about that. What matters is how they treat the female characters who ARE there.

Right now Asami is looking to be one of the best females of this show in my opinion and she's not even a bender. lmao I mean her personality. She's "the pretty rich girl" yet she's not evil, she's not a jerk, and the one thing I LIKE about Asami AND Korra is that despite their history, they seem to be very kind towards each other.

I don't know. Perhaps it'll chance. They're probably just not thinking about it as much as you guys are and so it's just happening at random. lol
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If it helps any, Korra's very first non-related mentor was Katara.  And even though she doesn't have much direct influence on the plot, she does have direct influence on Korra's life.  So even though we don't get to see a lot of influential females, we know they're there.
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dark-dragoon-gao Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Don't be sorry about the rant, I love to read stuff like this and I agree.  It really is maddening to hear how Lin who is my favorite character of this series is being handled.  Just from what I'm hearing it sounds like things are more one sided regarding the who's who of the show and I'd rather see it balanced out.  I understand many of the problems with the first season was due to several constraints however I was hoping that was this season they would be addressed.  I just fear I'm in for dissapointment with how everything will be handled.
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Dakotaa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student
There IS good news at least with Lin. She's not going to be around Book 2 BUT she is confirmed to have major involvement in Book 3 which is currently in production right now at the studios. At the book signing the creators seemed like they were having a harder time recalling Book 2 because to them it's in the past. They're constantly on schedule and overlapping the production of seasons and they were asked about the male to female ratio and their opinion and they said that they thought it was pretty even. I don't know if they're oblivious to the imbalance or if things feel more balanced to them because they're working on Books 3 & 4.

I'd say don't give up hope yet. It's best to take away as many positives you can from Book 2 this time around and if it gets to be too much to look at other fandoms for enjoyment. It's hard but it's something we've got to do I guess. Hopefully the writing will be improved (not much of the pacing seems to be but), the short Republic City Hustle series really gives me hope because it handled Mako and Bolin's characters so well in a way that we never got to see in Book 1. Special thanks to Tim Hedrick for writing it out.

Trying to stay cautiously optimistic about Book 2 but yeah. There's probably going to be some disappointments but I think there will be parts that we're going to love. At least Jinora's involvement is one of the things I am most looking forward to. :>
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Axxidous Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
She is in Book 2. She just doesn't have as big of a role.

Heck I didn't even see an imbalance til someone said something. I think it's just dealing with the particular situation. Like apparently females can't fight in the Northern Water Tribe but now they probably can. But we haven't seen it yet so they might just not have fully shifted into the new lifestyle yet. They're very cultural outside of Republic City.

And maybe there are more females coming up. Given the Books are shorter, Book 1 and half of Book 2 are equal to Book 1 of A:TLA. And it definitely didn't make a drastic change until Book 2. It's still kinda early. lol
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
they are going to appear on tv?! o.o
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Dakotaa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student
Yeah! They were announced characters from the Legend of Korra panel at San Diego Comic Con this year. :>
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
wow!! but i thought korra season 2 will appear! :?
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Dakotaa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student
It premieres next Friday. There was just some early information given this summer at SDCC.
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
aha! :iconnodsplz:
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