my art - Zuko fanart for FLWOGB
my art - Zuko fanart for FLWOGB

September 2022

You ever read a fanfic so good you just have to draw something? Because same.

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards is an unfinished fanfiction in the universe of Avatar: The Last Airbender in which Zuko and Sokka (in the future) are in a relationship. It’s extremely well written and a lot of shit goes down, so if that sounds like your kind of thing: highly recommend.

While there is no such scene like the one I’ve drawn in the fic, I was inspired by the characterization and world-building to draw this. Sokka is noted as referring to Zuko as his “fire lily” and there are an abundance of fire lilies around the palace, so there you have it: Zuko, the fire lily, in a fire lily field holding fire lilies.

I experimented more with Procreate for this piece and I’m still not too sure about it. Add in that I attempted a background (which I NEVER DO) and this was an experience, to say the least.

Overall, I am happy with how this scene turned out, especially the lighting, though I think this cemented my decision to never use Procreate again!

Drawn Using: