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SRU - The Cycle Begins Anew by Destiny-Smasher SRU - The Cycle Begins Anew by Destiny-Smasher
"...and like the cycle of the Seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew."
"~Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Four seasons, four loves~"

An artwork I commissioned from the ever-brilliant :iconhoodsun: depicting the primary characters of my Avatar alternate universe story, 'What I Learned at SRU.' :icons-r-u:

From left to right, the 'Fearless Five': Toph, Sokka, Jane (Smellerbee), Katara and Aang. This picture portrays a scene from very close to the end of the story -- Sokka is visiting campus for Homecoming and telling his friends about his post-grad life.

You can see the full art gallery for this project here: [link]
You can start reading the story here: [link]

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Wafira Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   Writer
OMG  Is this awesome!  I love how it really looks like them, not too many artists can bring the real characters together with the design they are wanting to create.  I can't wait to see more!
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, this artist is fantastic -- probably the best at managing to recreate the characters into my designs as older people, but also capturing details of their faces so they still look like the characters they're based on.
Alexander has done plenty of art for this project, and all of it is beautiful.
Summer by HoodsunSRU - Happy Holidays by Destiny-SmasherSRU - Homecoming by Destiny-SmasherSRU - Two Worlds, One Family by Destiny-SmasherLast Song by Hoodsun

You can find a TON of artwork for this story in this gallery.
Thanks for checking this out and leaving a comment!
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Totally digging toph's hair and the overall composition!
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We went through three different compositions on the rough sketch stage, but I liked this one the best.
I also like how he drew Toph's hair here, as well. It takes the double-braid idea from the Homecoming piece (which itself is based on Toph dressing up fancy in Book 2 of the show) but loosens it up a little.
WWWIIWillowIIWWW Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Shoes off for Toph!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!Meow :3
UnderTheTableSketch Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this!
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I very much like the casual, laid-back quality to this pic. =D It's like a candid shot or something, which I suppose is the look you were going for, but still. ;) I really like everyone's sitting poses, and Sokka's talky pose is great. >w<
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you like it. :)
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I love it!
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