This one's been sitting pretty on my computer for YEARS (since before I actually started making digital art, to be precise). So I figured it was time to FINALLY finish it--and by finish I mean COMPLETELY re-do all the lines and then proceed from there.
And...I must confess...Zuko did not start out shirtless...but then it just...happened. Oops.
My (personal) story behind this is that it takes place during the building of Republic City. After a long day's work, they just took a moment to enjoy the beauty of nature--and then there's Sokka, who decided INSTEAD of helping with the manual labour, he would just enjoy the day with his favourite beverage (because, after all, he is a designer NOT a builder). That's why he's the only one not at least slightly sunburned.
I was incredibly disappointed by the entirety of Legend of Korra book 4, so I guess you can say this is my therapy to work past it. Ughhh.