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The Original Water Benders Redux by Znapple The Original Water Benders Redux by Znapple
Okay, so here's the REAL original water benders - Tui and La. I went w/ a variation on the water symbol to shake things up; it may be the god awful live action movie version, but I'd like to think I improved it.

I've never drawn koi before, so sorry for any "stylistic liberties".

On to Appa now.

Avatar (c) Nick.
Image (c) me.
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:iconjonna99:
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
This is so beautiful
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you! <3
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:iconjonna99:
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
You're welcome ^^
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:iconandrewthedark:
andrewthedark Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
This is awesome and wonderful!
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!! <3
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:iconhinata-teh-lefty:
Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Photographer
Wow, this is fantastically gorgeous! Great job!!
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! <3
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SirenAlyss Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Good evening. I have danced around the idea of getting La & Tui as a tattoo for years. But I would never do so, without the permission of the artist. Your representation is beautiful and I'd like to ask permission to use your version for my tattoo. 
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Filmographer
sorry for the late response. Holiday madness and such.

Go right ahead and get this as a tat! My only caveat is that, once you get it done, you send me a photo of the result. Also, if you do post it online, just link a quick credit back to me. Otherwise, it's your skin, I'm honored :)
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BufoDaKlown Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
After seeing this I'm thinking about getting a tattoo with some of these elements.   Nice artwork. 
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:iconbjbear2001:
BJbear2001 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Very nice improvement on the idea!
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
I mean, w/ shamalamama's ideas, one can only improve.
Thank you!
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:iconeternitycheck:
EternityCheck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! <3
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horohorogirl666 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Writer
FISHY!Meow Shake Fish 
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
:batman:
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:iconracookie3:
racookie3 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! This one is my favorite. 
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! <3
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:iconsari-senshin:
sari-senshin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful ♥
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! <3
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:iconshawnfennox:
shawnfennox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could get this as a tattoo O_O 
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
I mean if you really wanted to, go right ahead! Hell, I'm even flattered that you want to. Thanks!
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:iconshawnfennox:
shawnfennox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Thanks ^_^ I have been trying to find a Koi like tattoo like this but hadn't found it until yours popped up. 

WHEN I get it done I will post it on here and you can see it, I will state you are the artist and everything. 
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ahh, awesome! Link me when you've got it done (or else I'll forget lol). Mad flattered! o___o;
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shawnfennox Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LoL don't worry! It might be quite a while, maybe even a year for all I know but don't worry, I WILL link you. 
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alexielshadowangel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Beautiful, I love how the front fins of the koi resemble wings. Since wings are often associated with the divine, to me the fact they resemble such references the fact the koi ARE spirits.
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ah, thank you so much! ;u; <3 That's interesting, actually, huh...
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:iconop2rules:
op2rules Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Ooooooooooohhhhh!!!!!!!!! Man this is amazing!
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :U
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:iconnini-hearts:
Nini-Hearts Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Do not ever apologize. I've seen koi and these perfectly captured, I love the symbol such a creative wave with the water. Its so life like.
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hahaha, omfg thank you so much ;u; <3
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:iconyellowpikmin88:
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
these are just beautiful. can you please do air?
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Just submitted it! Ha...

Thanks!
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:iconyellowpikmin88:
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just faced it! Great work
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:iconhefeigal:
hefeigal Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing, the way you incorporated the fish into the logo was very creative, and the end result was awesome! :D The contrast between colors is fantastic, and the details are great!

Keep it up!
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ahh, thank you so much! :U <3
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:iconhefeigal:
hefeigal Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconsilentroseassasin:
SilentRoseAssasin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love it, it's amazing, you did a great job with the coloring and shading.
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconsilentroseassasin:
SilentRoseAssasin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome!;)
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:iconmusogato:
musogato Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, awesome! Love the style and shading.
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! :U
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:iconlieyaa:
Lieyaa Featured By Owner May 25, 2013   General Artist
I am absolutely in love with your fishes ^^
Indeed, GREAT work! (I am convinced that I am not exaggerating) :P
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ahhhh thanks! I hope you're convinced ;P

PS. sorry for wicked late response - I've been AFK w/ IRL obligations.
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:iconlieyaa:
Lieyaa Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   General Artist
No prob ;)
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:iconlichodite:
lichodite Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! :)
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AnimeLoverAimz Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Beautiful work! :D I love this water tribe symbol its my favourite one :)
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:iconznapple:
Znapple Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks a bunch! :D
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Singer-Of-Light Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I also like the way it looks like an old Japanese woodcut. Stylistic kudos!
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