Cobalt Blue: noun. a deep blue pigment containing cobalt and aluminum oxides.
Happy Zutara Week, everyone!
I hope you enjoy this one, it was definitely my favourite so far to do! Unfortunitely, because it took so long to finish, it's also going to have to be the last one until I have a little more time on my hands. There's a lot going on this week and unfortunately even Zutara Week can't be moved forward in the list of priorities. I will try to finish the rest of the pictures by next week at the LATEST, but I can't make any guarantees with how long THIS THING took.
When I started this picture, I was all pumped. I was thinking, "Hell yeah, this prompt is so easy! I know just what to do! I'll be done in two or three hours. Tops."
No. I got in the way. Too many ideas. Order did not compute. I haven't spent this much time on a two-person drawing in...ever.
Also, this is a bit embarassing. It wasn't until I had this picture completely FINISHED and was going through cleaning up, retouching, making finishing touches etc that I realized Day 4's prompt was COBALT and not CYAN. I am reallllllly dyslexic sometimes. Never-the-less, there is no good way for me to go and change it, and I don't think it's that big of a deal anyway. I like it how it is, blue is blue and I like the emotion of this piece a whole lot more than anything I could come up with for cobalt (well, except something with the Blue Spirit now that I think about it). Oh well. C'est la vie. I made the beads on her hair loopies cobalt, so...
The idea/story behind this picture is that the egg that Zuko has is the one that will eventually hatch into Druk, the dragon we see Lord Zuko riding in the new episodes of Legend of Korra. In the image, the egg has a severe crack on the top. While they were in the Southern Water Tribe, Zuko accidently slipped and dropped the egg on the ice and so in a state of blind panic and guilt, he woke Katara up in the middle of the night and begged her to help him and to heal it before it was too late. Because frantic Zuko would be just absolutely adorable. Theoretically, this background is meant to be a spiritual place in the South, and Katara is using spirit water on the dragon egg while Zuko keeps it wrapped up in a blanket and provides a source of heat.
Obviously I'm not an egg trauma surgeon. Let alone for a little baby dragon.
Credit: For the background I used this image the Mendenhall Ice Caverns in Alaskai.huffpost.com/gen/1493960/thu…
And for Druk's egg, I used this semi-popular image of a fire agate crystal and edited it to my liking as well as added that pretty devastating crack.media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736…
* Trivia. The betrothal necklace in Day 1: Meloncholy
is meant to look like it was carved from a piece of this dragon egg. I don't know a whole lot about dragons or their eggs, but I do believe that the shell would be rather resiliant especially after years of drying and I could see Zuko being enough of a sentimental sap that he would want to carve her necklace out of something that meant so much to him.
Keep up all the wonderful work, everyone!Day 1: Meloncholy....eira1893.deviantart.com/art/Zu…Day 2: Jubilant.... eira1893.deviantart.com/art/Zu…
Day 3: Motorcycle.... eira1893.deviantart.com/art/Zu…Day 4: [Cobalt] Blue.... here
Day 5: Unrequited.... coming later!