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AGB 1 - Taking it personally by daughterofthestars AGB 1 - Taking it personally by daughterofthestars
I just love this drawing and shading style, don't I?

Really it's just cause it takes less time than coloring it, and it still looks finished to me.

Well, folks called for more of genderbent!gaang, so I whipped this up! I thought about writing an AU, but most likely it would be just a written version of the show, but with the genders all mixed up. Boring for me to write and boring for you to read. Therefore, I will take little moments that come to me and draw them.

Goals right now: Don't let Saka look like Mai and don't let Kotara look like Sokka.

How do you guys think I did with the bending? Still remind you of the original characters?

Don't forget:
Saka = Sokka = 15
Kotara = Katara = 14
Setting: In the canoe in the moment after the waterbending/fishing incident.

Bed now. Gotta work in the morning. G'night!

Avatar belongs to Mike and Bryan.
Gender-bent designs belong to me.
Comic belongs to me.
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:iconcarl0123:
Carl0123 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
hope you make moar!
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:iconrulkout1993:
rulkout1993 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
When did you stop doing art like this? :)
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just got busy, really. Do you mean the fanart or this style of drawing?
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:iconrulkout1993:
rulkout1993 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I mean the fanart. The whole Avatar genderbent thing :) I would have loved to see more from you :D (could've done a good Ozai, or Iroh as females XD)
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe I will someday, but fanart does not a career make, unfortunately. I just graduated and need to make a good portfolio and a living, so original stuff and commission work tends to come first nowadays. But I agree that the concept is a lot of fun!
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rulkout1993 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aww... T-T

But, good luck out there :D
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Herra-Howlett Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
this is awesome! the Melon Lord want more -3-
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NinjaSkillz99 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kotara is hawt :blush: XP
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LavanyaSix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Saka and Kotara are uber-cute!
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SammyMai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
but mai is amazing xD

But you are right, if Saka ends up looking like Mai it would make it look like thay had a child together haha /shot
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LuvsTilly Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ok! so which has bending? the gender switched katara, or the gender switched sokka? it would makes sense if saka had bending powers because its still katara??? idk its really confusing to look at, but you did a great job!
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lol, nope, Katora is the bender still. Everything is exactly the same except that Sokka is now Saka (a girl) and Katara is now Katora (a boy)!
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DE-Juanchi Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
I like the drawin and shadding but there's something freaky about gender bender. for some reason it gives me goosbumbs.
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BlueEyedQueen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Not suppressed,:aww:
Your really good at that styal. :D
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smiley216 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
i've been thinking about your "gender-bending" and i've come to a conclusion

to keep the storyline golden the watertribes would have to operate on a more Matriarchal society .... kinda like the amazon's ... with a chieftess instead of a cheiftian ... other than that though i think the Avatar Universe can remain fairly untouched on a mass scale by the effects of your genderbending ... i want more :D =P
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Heh, I wasn't sure what I was going to do for the northern water tribe. The thing is, I'm only changing the genders of characters that are less than 18 years old. All the adults will be the same.

I was thinking that that particular part of the plot would have alot more Saka in it than Aeng and Kotara. Obviously Paku would have no problem teaching Kotara, and he'd make an exception for Aeng because she's the Avatar.

But Saka, even though she's a girl, fancies herself a warrior. She'd get waist-deep in trouble trying to prove herself to a chauvanistic society. I haven't worked out all the details yet, but I've got an idea.
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smiley216 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
oh yeah ... you did say something about that 18 and under thing ..... hmmm ... okay yeah, you'll just have to come up with a new storyline at that point =P

But Sokka almost got himself waist deep in trouble even with being a boy. Saka ..... i'm thinking somewhere along the lines of neck deep or deeper :evillaugh: lol

oh ... but how would Kotara go about getting healing training? ... that's kinda important considering that Azulon is going to shoot Aeng with lightning

oooo ... nvm ... that could be a way to focus the story on Kotara a bit more ... he's expected to learn how to fight (and does) but is accused of being a "girly man" for wanting to learn how to heal :D ... how's that sound? =P ... cause Kotara can't help but try to stand the Status Quo on it's ear
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh goodness, I'll think about it when the time comes. XD I just wait for inspiration, you know?
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smiley216 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
oh totaly ... this kind of thing isn't something you can really force out of your imagination ... but if you want someone to toss ideas at and bounce inspiration off of i'm totaly willing :D :P =P
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Neon-Starz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
This is awesome! I love how they look! <3 You drew them perfectly! :) Keep it up!
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Friekie6 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009   Writer
Oooh, they look darn awesome!

Oh, and it's funny too :XD:
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ayuffers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Holy... you are doing this?!?

Now I must watch you.
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KarlyUnique Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
I love it. xD
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paintedbluerose Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student Writer
:lmao: now this is wonderful entertainment. :D Gotta love GB!Sokka/Katara. :D Strangely enough, I still find them attractive. :devilish:
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alalana-x3 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
This is also epic. xD And I think the only reason 'Saka' looks like Mai is because of the glare on her bangs. But either way, I love this. xD <3
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KamikazePedestrian Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
I love how they're both still very much themselves, and yet.. not. Genderswap is so much more than just anatomy, and you've really managed to make the genderbending believable and complete! I love this! : ) And am looking forwrd to see more.
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iWaterbender Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Haha,Genderbended Sokka and Katara is creepy, yet very creative and interesting. Good job, and they still have that brotherly/sisterly "love" that we all know.
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summerxstars Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Photographer
like the hair.:D
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Leona629 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is great! i love that you took the scene from the show but made it your own. It recognizable, but not a "redo" so to speak.

I love Saka and Kotara! Are you genderbending everyone, or just a few character? *secretly hoping to see Aunt Irah and Princess Zuka*
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, sorry. I'm only genderbending characters that are younger than 18. So all of the kids. Jet, Zuko, Toph, everyone.
So you will see Princess Zukoe. :D

Yeah, that's what put me off of an entire fanfic. I felt like I wouldn't be able to make it interesting to read and everyone would keep imagining the characters as their original genders. A comic is much more suitable. :D
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Leona629 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, no Aunt Irah. But Princess Zukoe's in it, so I guess I'll forgive you. :rofl: Be funny if Toph looks exactly the same...

I do like the comic idea. Are you just going to do a few select scenes?
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Tauf actually looks quite different. I'm going to have to alter his costume because, suprisingly, Toph's outfits are quite girly.

Yeah, whatever comes to mind. I might do a more organized type of comic, maybe with more panels for a select few. I find I jam too much into just three panels. The dialogue gets confusing.
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Leona629 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I though her outfits were girly when I saw Ember Island Players. seeing a guy wear the same thing just didn't look right.

I think the first go at this was just great. Just keep up like this, and it's going to be epic!
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Capt-BA Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Love it! Flawless delivery! The characters are true to character both in looks and personality, y'know, minus their genders :D I've seen genderbent Katara with longer braids in place of her loopies, but I like what you've done. Lovin' Saka's tude :XD:
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks! I tried to keep them as true to the characters as I could without stealing other people's ideas. Almost everyone keeps Sokka's ponytail and keeps his hair short, so I did the french braid instead.

Thank you!
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PeguHorse Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
awesome
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SuperSilkie Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
khdabisdhosidfiohsiodf

this is amazing :)
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student Writer
Very interesting...I think I would have just made some sort of AU, "Sokka is a Bender and Katara isn't" thing myself, but genderbending (ha, it's like a new Avatar power) is an amusing concept here. And the artwork is great, so applauds to you. :-)
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daughterofthestars Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Eh, the only written AU so far that I really like is one in which Zuko and Aang are switched. Really well-written.

Genderbending actually dates back to the eighties, so it was around before Avatar.
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student Writer
Yeah, I've heard of it before. But still, it'd be an interesting Avatar power: Genderbending masters who can switch people's sex, then attack them when they're staring down at themselves in utter horror. ;-)

And huh, I've actually considered writing stories similar to the one you mentioned...
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