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LoK - Of Tea And Comfort by Nazgullow LoK - Of Tea And Comfort by Nazgullow
"A great man once said that tea can soothe any and all aches, if only we open ourselves up and let it work its magic."

An Avatar: Legend of Korra fanart of a scene from SavRose's fanfic Of Tea And Comfort, which you can read here xD. It's Broh if you squint?

Maybe I just wanted to draw General Iroh with tea I wanted to draw more Iroh II xD And I really liked that fic :) And argh it's my first time drawing Bolin, I sure hope I didn't butcher him...

-edit- OTL several people have said that Iroh looked like Mako. Ugh Mako. xD I've made his face a squarer and eyes smaller, and made his hair more spongey :thumbsup: I hope this made him look less Mako-ish?

-editedit- He still looks like Mako!? I got so confused and googled stuff and found Konietzko's sketch of Iroh ... Is it just me or is his face much thinner and Mako-ish here compared to the cartoon screenshots? Which should I refer to! *A* Seriously guys, please tell me constructive stuff. If I drew Iroh in his uniform, would it be an immediate Iroh? Be honest with yourself! I hope people aren't just judging based on clothes >.>
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't imagine Iroh II becoming even more attractive, but I was wrong ;) He really looks lovely and refined here, I especially like his broad frame and formal disposition. I don't understand how people are confusing him with Mako, he is very clearly drawn in his stylistic manner and that hair is just perfectly elegant! Beautiful work and setting, I really enjoyed this piece
GameSprite24 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
It's PERFECT! and damnnn Bolin is HOT!!! Them eyebrows LMAO! XD
KirstiQue Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like Iroh. If is jaw was more pointy, he would  look like Mako. I really like this! I hope we see Iroh II again
RailgunCz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i'm thinking iroh looks more like danny zuko from grease
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I think Iroh looks like Prince Eric.  And it's not just you.  He looks like that in the actual series.
Malcamon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Omg so right...
ShelboBaggins101 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
This is a beautifully made piece! I cant stop staring at it :)
janederivedfrom Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this as a thumbnail and knew could tell it was Iroh and Bolin straightaway. I love this, by the way. Tea and handsome men make my day.
Nazgullow Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank youuu!
mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Looks plenty like Irohman to me.
JordanLovesArt4Real Featured By Owner May 29, 2013

*passes out again*
Nazgullow Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol xD Glad to know there are multiple fandom fans among my watchers!
Roncevaux97 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Damn! :iconyoyospitplz:
Stop it Iroh II!! You're only teenager!! :iconmonkeybleedplz: :heart: and Bolin's cute.. and sexy!... sometimes ;D
Lol, I LOVE you're art btw! :hug:
iceprincessCrys203 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first glance I thought it was Mako, but after I read the Artist's Comments and really looked he does look like Iroh. XD Oh and LMAO at your "It's Broh if you squint?" I'm cracking up. anyway GREAT ARTWORK
Beiiii Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Leurs traits sont vraiment très bien dessinés =D!
souroldmilk Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Iroh looks like Superman!
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This entire scene is just so comforting...lovely, rich colors and interaction on a gorgeous day~ I really like the soft colors used and such nice, realistic style being utilized, especially that impressive shading and amazing porportions! Their hands are great but their hair gets me, be honest, mainly Iroh II :giggle: He looks so handsome, you did justice to this wonderful character!

No he does not appear like Mako at all! I think most people are just not paying attention or can't figure out that you can draw characters without their typical clothing.

You specified him clearly-first, his posture is a dead give away he is not Mako for it is regal and denotes a militaristic background and secondly, his hair and age definately separate him from the younger Bolin. You did splendid and I really like Iroh II's face shape and that fancy hair! I truly hope you will continue to draw him :nod:
Nazgullow Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the picture that much ^_^ Thanks for the comment!
Maribeliza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
o.o I knew right away it was Iroh and not Mako. For starters, Mako doesn't part his hair like that...also his features are sharper and more angular. That and I just can't see Mako sitting and drinking tea like that...that's obviously a man taking after his namesake.
nanananaBatfreak Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
The way you draw Iroh....!!! Just... *swoon*
Singer-Of-Light Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I could tell by the hair. Good Bolin too! ^^ Mako boo, Iroh YAY!
the-rose-of-tralee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:iconinloveplz: Beautiful work. I love it!
hiperanimefreek Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
*insane giggling* :meow:
titanicc1912 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kappalizzy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NOT a fan of Bolin x Iroh but lately there has been some nice lovely art of those 2 together
AlevBlack Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional
Woooow!! I love it! I love so much the face of Iroh!
GraceDragon013 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
This actually made me tear up. It's so sweet~ Great work you did here. <3
Nazgullow Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
pasztorgergo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Writer
That is so cool :D
I was never really into non-canon ships...but this picture is very nice!
Iroh looks like Mako's...uncle?
I don't know, they just look related, even in the canon.
starcru Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nah, the General looks more suave and calm than Mako. Don't worry!
things24 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I was actually comfused that people thought it was Mako because of his clothes! They're fire nation-y not republic city like. :XD: but I finally found this picture on DA and I love it! Now I shall check out the fic in the description. :love:
TrinForTheWin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Marry me?
:rofl: JK

Seriously! This is like, a work of a master!

Ignore the people who say it looks like Mako, this General Iroh! Not Mako, and it doesn't look like Mako either. Grr. *pushes Mako in a well for stealing everything that Bolin wants and making me like and hate him at the same time*

Can you teach me how to make drawings/artwork like this? This is brilliant!!!! Gah! I can't get over this, I'm like, fawning over this and just staring at it grinning like a bafoon. I have talent, but not like this! Be my mentor!!! What program/whatever did you use to make this?

Come on!!!!! This is beyond brilliant, I don't think words can even convey or do justice to the fabulousness (that's a word right?) of this! Great job!

:squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
Nazgullow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu I'm so glad you don't think he looks like Mako!
And I'm glad you like the picture :) it's not really something one can teach, it's just really all about practise |D which kinda sucks at the same time...
Thank you so much for your comment :D
TrinForTheWin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :heart:

I really do love it, it's as my background now :squee:
SupaMeow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
I also think Bolin has a more button shaped nose set closer to his eyes. He's super cute though :D
SupaMeow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
I think the squarer jaw helps - makes Mako look more like a teenager in comparison. Plus it looks like Iroh has dimples... Either way, best version of Iroh I've seen so far
Blixiewithwaffles Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Iroh =normal eyebrows
Mako= I think his are alive and plotting the destruction of the universe
Nazgullow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL ikr... lightning bolt brows :O :O
Singer-Of-Light Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
EsMeSkYwAlKeR13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Iroh is so handsome :3 Amazing.
JustDoItMarshall Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
General Iroh gives me so many feels. I mean, just his NAME makes me feel a bit emotional...
samoholic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know what people were telling you before I came along or even the way the image originally looked, but I could tell that this was Iroh the second I looked at it. I think you did a great job, his age comes across perfectly to me. I really like this piece of work, I wouldn't have thought it was a fanart based off a scene from a yaoi-ship fanfic. I thought it was a nice scene of maybe Iroh trying to get along with the younger boys, this is just an a moment him and Bolin share. I would think Mako would be jealous and reluctant. lol
Nazgullow Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you see Iroh instead of Mako! xD And yes, I really liked how the fanfic was set out with how it's nicely Broh without being 'too' Broh xD and tried to do the same with the image... I'm glad you like the picture! :)
ArtFreakA Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
kunoichinerd97 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
this is just amazing! and i think Iroh looks more like himself now xD
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
ahh this is gorgeous! I love the colours you chose, and Iroh's face <3

Constuctive wise I'd say Bolin's jaw should be a little more square and wide, and his nose is shorter. But of course, this is your interpretation of the characters so it could just be your style.
Lady-Adly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ahhhhah!, oh so brilliant this made my day!!!:iconfrenchsquealplz:
theOriginalKEA Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student
ACK! he's wearing Zuko's season three outfit :P
SifSete Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Doesn't look like Mako at all. Love it! :)
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