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Water Tribe color test 1 by rufftoon Water Tribe color test 1 by rufftoon
One of the Water Tribe pages that I cleaned up for fun. I need to get back into inking and page production, so this was a fun warm up for a totally different project.
Gh.
I need to do more color work. I need practice!

All Avatar characters belong to Mike, Bryan, Nickelodeon, Viacom. Avatar; The Last Airbender universe belongs to them, not me.
I'm just messing with it...still.
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:iconcynderthedragon5768:
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is Zhao in the water tribe?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
It all has its root in this very long story (warning, many pages!)
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:iconcynderthedragon5768:
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just finished reading it! Amazing!
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:iconuluggu:
uluggu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Aaaaargh! I surrender! NO ONE can even think of rivaling the mighty Joanne Masse!!
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:iconfraur001:
fraur001 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I love your work!
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:iconsabrepanther:
SabrePanther Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
love the coloring! Have you thought about commissioning someone or just getting some people to help with the coloring and linework? It would definitely save you a lot of time and work and I bet there would be plenty of people happy to do this :)
Btw.... I just read Water Tribe and had to read it again becaue it was sooooo good! kudos to you for making over 400 pages of one of the best comics I've ever read :)
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Many thanks for your kind words. And yes, I've asked other people with help (paid) for coloring, specifically for work that would be published.
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:iconpinkfire123:
pinkfire123 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i :heart: fire nation eyes
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:iconmar17swgirl:
Mar17swgirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Looking goooorgeous in colour! :love:

Pity you won't colour the whole comic... :( (but I understand, that would be insane, it's just so big!)
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:iconsillyfirefly6539:
sillyfirefly6539 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely <3
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:icontwimoonclips:
twimoonclips Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Zhao's hazel eyes. ^_^ Love fire nation eyes.
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:icontophis1:
tophis1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
is that Zhao?
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:iconrenagaderexrider:
RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT HAPPENED?!?!:eager: YOU KILLIN ME MAN!!!:noes:
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:iconassporn:
assporn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student General Artist
;n;
Oh lordy, I want you to continue this story...
and those side comics with that...one pairing. >w>;;
of course...that's something too..."mature" to mention. xD
*shot*
:iconexplodingheadplz:
;n;
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:iconarchangelbeth:
Archangelbeth Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Beautiful!
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:iconorion-dezagrats:
Orion-Dezagrats Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Such a pity things went fairly downhill for Zhaoka from there...
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
It's Zhao: he puts himself in these situations I'm afraid.
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:iconiamwatertribe:
IamWatertribe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
This is wonderful as always with you! :D
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:iconhoryokun:
horyokun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason, I remembered this comic being in color o_o
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I like it when your imagination does my work :D
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:iconmarcel-krokemort:
Marcel-Krokemort Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Terrific ! You found the color of Avatar. Only oen regret : that you can't do all the comic in color. ^^

But i'm really intersted in your next works.
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:iconblaisewhite:
BlaiseWhite Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
I love the color you did, it's amazing. ^^
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:iconamwatchingyou:
AmWatchingYou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Student General Artist
I wold like to help you somehow :) I can't imagine how will you colour 400+ pages!
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:iconandre-chan:
Andre-chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
It looks awesome, but are you afraid that you'll get sick of the color blue before the day is out?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Like a blue overdose? Oh yeah, I have.
If I have the time, I will rework this.
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:icon626elemental:
626elemental Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Oh man. This looks so snazzy, I want to pin it on the wall.

Come to think of it, I will.
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:iconbradels23:
bradels23 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job but... i dont get it...
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
That's because it is one page out of a much larger story. Just a color practice. The whole story starts here:
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:iconbradels23:
bradels23 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
ohhh kay, i thought is was just a random joke lol good work tho,
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:icongreen-ruby:
Green-Ruby Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
This is so cool. I always liked the water tribe.
I grew up in Alaska around a bit of the Inuit culture and totally miss it living in the states.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
My own knowledge of Inuit culture is pretty basic, but I've definitely paid more attention to it since Last Airbender.
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:icongreen-ruby:
Green-Ruby Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
I know! Another example of Avatar's ethnic awesomeness. If white kids play Katara and Sokka in the upcomming movie, Im gonna throw a hissy.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Prepare to throw a hissy fit.
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:icongreen-ruby:
Green-Ruby Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
wow... its starting toi sound like a real-life reinactment of " The Ember Island Players". :XD:
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
We know the effects will be decent ;)
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Youkai-Slayer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
The only coloring error (if you want to call it that)that I can see is that the skintones between Zhao and the Water Tribe members look virtually the same. The Fire Nation skintone is drastically lighter than that of the Water Tribe. That could just be my laptop though.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Not your monitor, it was a conscious choice: Zhao got a tan, living outdoor (plus possibly a layer of dirt).
Believe me, what with sunlight reflected on the snow, one can get sunburned especially if fair skinned. Another interesting note: I noticed that Arnook and some of the Northern Water Tribe folks are slightly more fair skinned, though never as much as the fire nation. Hmmm...
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:iconspyridona:
spyridona Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
I am so very glad you're still messing with it. :D
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
I need to drop it and get moving, but darn it it's still fun.
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:iconcaren917:
Caren917 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Student General Artist
it looks AMAZING!!!!
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:iconjoeywheelerfanatic:
JoeyWheelerFanatic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Awesome! this is so faved by me ^^
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:iconjasmineleilani:
JasmineLeilani Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The colors Duke, the Colors!
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:icontgp:
TGP Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
dkaghiharuthwoe!!!

EEEEE!

I like it, obviously.
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:iconjenjenxd:
JenJenXD Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Filmographer
You say you need more work on the color?!?! This is AMAZING!
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:iconkitkatinahat:
Kitkatinahat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG YOU LIVE D:>
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:icondracona:
Dracona Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Wow! O.O
It's amazing! I love the color! If you suddenly found yourself with all the free time in the world, I would say color the rest of them!
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:iconinknose:
INKNOSE Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
never stop messing with it! :love:
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:iconary-capricat:
Ary-Capricat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Hmm, I've always pictured molebears to be brown with probably a pinkish colored nose.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
If they were brown, they wouldn't blend as well in their wintery environment.
First time I colored it, I did put a pink nose, ha ha! But it just made a weird contrast.
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haos-shaman-queen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Amazing colouring!
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