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Mako Portrait by Inaara Mako Portrait by Inaara
Fifth Portrait, Mako

I've been creating these portraits by studying the characters in Legend of Korra. I look at the highlights and shadows that fall on their faces and paint what I observe. It's pretty fun to do.

These paintings are my shot at a fairly literal translation of how the characters are drawn in the show.


One more to go after this. Then I'm doing other things lol :P

Thanks for visiting!

Other LOK Portraits:
Other LOK Portraits:
[link] Korra
[link] Tenzin
[link] Lin Beifong
[link] Bolin & Pabu
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:iconknightoflight92:
KnightOfLight92 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Wow, so real!! Great job with the attitude that is Mako. I wonder.......can I grow my eyebrows like that?? ;)
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Kladdkakaegott Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
God god it's so realistic! I love it!!!!
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AlsationLover07 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cooool...I still prefer Zuko, though
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:iconaetthyng:
AetThyng Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
great portrait. Seems a bit dark for mako though
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconlostnorthern:
LostNorthern Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
OH GOD WTF IS WRONG WITH HIS FACE
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:iconnikker:
Nikker Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It saw you.
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:iconlostnorthern:
LostNorthern Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
SORRY if i offended you
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:iconbored-wizard:
Bored-Wizard Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
those eyebrows!
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, yep!
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snowcube94 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Clearly, you have put a lot of time and effort in yet another LoK portrait, and I'm really impressed :)
Here, Mako's eyes make him look a little too old for his real age, perhaps they're kinda saggy? (just my opinion) The rest of the facial features are absolutely fine, I'm just a little concerned about the eyes. It'll look even more impressive if you changed that. *imagines Mako's "badass" look with stunning eyes :D*
Keep up the great work! :happybounce:
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Hmm yeah they could be a bit overly saggy, but his eyes looking a little older was something that I was going for. His character had a rough go of it.. a lot of responsibility and stress to deal with from a young age.
You're right though, I could tone it down. :)
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snowcube94 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, so that was intentional? :)
I guess we have to be careful not to overdo something too much, eh? xD
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed :)
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Mmmm them details. Eyelids, the raggedy edges on his collar. As usual, this is some rad stuff. <3
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thank you! Those are some things I specifically thought of putting in when planning this out :D hehe
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I forgot to add I liked the work on his skin, how it looks like he'll need to shave again soon. :P It seems somewhat rare to find that--its always fully bearded or cleanly shaved guys. You're welcome!
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha it's because they're always given a hard time about leaving it for a day or so!
I don't mind though hehe :giggle:!
Thanks again :D
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Haha, yeah. :D You're welcome, again.
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good, I've only recently started to watch the show so still learning some of the characters XD
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Oh awesome :) Are you enjoying it so far?
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So far yes, shame it's only on during the weekends though XD
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes that is too bad!
I thought Nickelodeon had it on their website for viewing, although they may have taken them down by now :c
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah but it helps that they show about 4 episodes per/weekend... and with a DVR it makes it a whole lot easier to get those episodes XD

I'm just wondering what they are going to do with Season 2... since it seems the main Antagonist for Season 1 is... well yeah XD
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:iconinaara:
Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah! Yes that works out quite nicely :)

There was some concept art from comicon -- [link]
Looks pretty spiffy!
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks spiffy and lots of characters! I just hope there are more episodes than the first season XD
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! You make them look so real! ...and on that note, Mako's eyebrows look pretty intimidating in real-life...
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Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
Yeah I thought they might look pretty dramatic. They were fun to draw C:
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archerygirl1516 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!!! I love your work :D
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Inaara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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