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Zuko, in pursuit of destiny by AliWildgoose Zuko, in pursuit of destiny by AliWildgoose
When someone seeks [...] it is all too easy for his eyes to see nothing but the thing he seeks, so that he is unable to find anything or absorb anything because he is always thinking exclusively about what he seeks, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed by that goal. [...] Pressing after your goal, you fail to see many a thing that is right before your eyes.

-- Siddhartha, by Herman Hess
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:iconinkblackswan:
InkblackSwan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Wait--is that... YOUR HONOR?
WHERE?!
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AtalantaRan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010   Writer
I love the style of this, and the ideas that the image brings to mind.
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arcanefool Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Cool composition! (Also, Siddhartha quote very appropriate. I never thought of that book relating to Zuko... but me thinks it works!) :+fav:
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MinaShinRa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
... to make him look like his going faster ?
XDXDXD
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AttemptingReason Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
He is certainly a very. . . seeky character. Great use of texture in the background and I love the dynamic feel of Zuko running.
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Thank you very much! :)
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One hell of a marathon :XD:
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iiyalovestobite Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I love how the colors are so sharp and dynamic . A simple piece. but it means alot. The only bad thing about this is now I have another title to go on my huge 'books to buy' list. ; - ;
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
It's a pretty great book, and actually fairly short. It's also fairly easy to buy used, since so many people are assigned it in school.
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aangryjerk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Just follow the big blue arrow Zuko. The Avatar is straight ahead. You can't miss him.
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
A plan that even Zuko can manage! ;3
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Waterbenderbunny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Zuko looks hawt :D

Nice use of symbolism. Probably what the world looks like in Zuko vision. A huge arrow that says "The avatar is this way!" :XD:
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Awww, yay! Haha, I hadn't thought about it, but Zuko-vision is probably pretty arrow-oriented. ;3
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resemble Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional
I understand his urgency. That arrow is basically a big "INSERT HERE " sign. xD
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
*CRIES*
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Spootay Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist
This is awesome. Aang's arrow points the way!
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:iconaliwildgoose:
AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
It does INDEED <3
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foxysquid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
DESTINY INDEED. ;)

Aww, Siddhartha is a great book! It was one of the books that inspired me while I was writing The Reddest Flower.

This is a very bold and graphic Zuko. I like it!
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
UH ALSO DON'T THINK I DID NOT CATCH THAT

BECAUSE I DID

I JUST CHOSE NOT TO RESPOND
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foxysquid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
AWWWWW, MAN.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M THINKING, THOUGH.

*THINKS IT REAL HARD*
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
BROADCASTING LOUD AND CLEAR
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Awww, yay!

And that's interesting! Hmmm, I suppose you and Headwriter Aaron (who told me to read it) would get along JUST FINE <3
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foxysquid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Yes, Siddhartha and A River Sutra were my two main inspirations aside from, well, THE OBVIOUS ONE. ;)

Well, maybe we would! Our names even sound the same, ha ha.

Hmm, but maybe that's not a good basis for a relationship.
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
The three of us could sit around and talk about Zuko. And how NO ONE EVER UNDERSTANDS HIM CRY CRY
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ShuiYue Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Student Filmographer
Ah come on, they're firends now!
And that is a really great quote by the way
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
AWWWW THEY TOTALLY ARE <3 <3 <3

*melts*

(haha, and thank you!)
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AmbrMerlinus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Beautifully dynamic pose, and I like how the airbender arrow points the way.
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Awww, thank you! haha, and yes, SUCH WAS THE IDEA <3
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
HA! Avatar arrow. Very nice.
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Why thank you!
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ElTheGeneral Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
It looks like he's chasing the avatar! LOLOL
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:iconaliwildgoose:
AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
AS ALWAYS.

POOR SAP.
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cReBz-wUrlD Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
great quote to match zuko's obsession. i liked that book :)
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Thank you! The book was actually brought to my attention by Aaron Ehasz, the head writer on the show, as part of his inspiration for Zuko! And that quote really jumped out at me when I read it later. <3
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cReBz-wUrlD Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
oh wow now that is cool! i read something in english that is sorta indirectly affiliated with avatar and the production team! :love: lol i'm such a dork
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Hahaha. AREN'T WE ALL. <3
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Amaranth-Pink Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Yaay~!
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
:D
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sampdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
*snort* Made me think that the real reason Aang has arrows on him is to point him out as the avatar. Like "Avatar is Here"
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deactivated-9876 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
LMAO, My thoughts EXACTLY when I started watching Avatar XD
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AliWildgoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
It's certainly CONVENIENT.
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