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Suki: Warrior of Kyoshi Island by Syagria Suki: Warrior of Kyoshi Island by Syagria
Kyoshi Warrior Suki from "Avatar the Last Airbender," Photography by Robbins Studios, 16 May 2011.

After spending some time at Granite State Comic Con, we bopped over to the tree-lined rural roads around Lake Massabesic, NH, to do as much of a photoshoot as we could in spite of the damp weather. Translation: it was pouring. We'd hop out in the few breaks in the rain to snap a few shots, and then duck back into the car when it started coming down again. It made, however, for great lighting and color with all the fresh leaves coming out :)
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UncleIroh56 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Love it!
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Syagria Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Blackthorne26 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You have done such a wonderful job with the make-up, probably the best I've seen thus far. I also love some of the changes you have made to the Warrior outfit such as that sweet fabric pattern & head piece. Over all a truly fantastic job.

P.S. You have the perfect facial expression for combat, the face paint really brings out your eyes, creating a foreboding & beautiful stare.
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Syagria Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! The make up is somewhat time-consuming (about 45 minutes), but one of my favorite parts of getting ready :)
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blahj Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing !
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Syagria Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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UnsweetTii Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, Suki-in-real-life!
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Syagria Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :D
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HomieBear Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Wow! I once saw a Toph that was absolutely dead-on, but this ... this.
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Syagria Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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PaulBrozenich Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Photographer
I just started getting into Avatar and just watched this episode on netflix so that makes this all the more awesome :) Great job!
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Syagria Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahah OMG this show is soooo awesome. Solid writing, solid plot, solid dialogue, solid characters, solid animation, solid voice acting, solid music, solid story arcs - serious amount of SWEET. Glad you've succombed to the lure of the awesometastic!

And thanks for the compliments, yo.
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PaulBrozenich Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Photographer
:) No problem, I couldn't even begin to make a costume that spot on.

The show's definitely addicting, too bad they made an awful movie from what I hear :(
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Syagria Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the movie. "Awful" doesn't even BEGIN to describe it. Now, I'm not going to fangirl-whine about things like how the pronunciations of several names were changed, or the racial decisions made during casting, or of how all of Aang's whimsy and mirth and all of Sokka's humor and good-nature ("I'm the meat and sarcasm guy!") was 100% stripped out of the film, or how an element bender would go through a dozen moves to move a single pebble and could have been easily stabbed and finished off during any one of those 12 moves (all of which are true).

Even without these glaring source-material omissions, it still would have been a bad movie purely from a film-making perspective. The dialogue was stilted and wooden. There were conversations that didn't even make sense. (Hint: if your writer thinks that an appropriate answer to, "*character finishes soul-searching* I know what I have to do," is "We have to go," then you need to FIRE THEM.) The kids did the best they could with their roles, but they certainly would have done better under the guidance of a director who knows how to direct children.

And even WITH these flaws, it could still have been a fun martial arts movie, a sort of a nod to the old Chinese kung fu B-flicks where the overwrought dialogue is an inherent part of the charm of the cinematic style, but for this fatal flaw: Shymalamadingdong doesn't know how to direct an action film. At all. He elected to copy the fight-scene cinematography from "The 300" in which the camera is constantly moving angles, zooming in, zooming out, and bouncing between slo-motion and normal speed. This worked in "The 300," it failed completely here. What's the point in casting a 12-year-old martial arts prodigy in a martial arts film if 75% of the cinematography in the fight scenes are a close up of the kid's face? I want to see kung fu, and I can't see it if I can't see the artist's hands and feet.

The 3D effects were hamfisted in at the last second before the film's release, and it's easy to see. They were unimpressive. Every scene change began with a lovely panoramic vista of the world, which was nice enough to see the work of the CG backgrounds team, but it did get boring after a while, in spite of being just about the one single positive thing I can recall about the movie.

So: Bad direction, mediocre casting, sloppy special effects, shoddy writing, overwrought dialogue, wooden acting, gross mismanagement of the original source material, and inappropriate cinematography. To sum up? Highly underwhelming.

When you get to the end of the series, the writers have a FANTASTIC take on the typical "recap episode" that shows up in most serial animes, called "The Ember Island Players." Team Avatar's reaction to the play is pretty much dead-on to the reaction for the A:TLA movie.
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PaulBrozenich Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   Photographer
Wow, sounds even worse than I what I heard :( However the following made me LOL big time: Shymalamadingdong :D

Whenever I hear about a new movie, and it turns out to be directed by him I vomit in my mouth a little. I think he took bad film making 101 in school and then transitioned directly to making over hyped movies with a "twist" ending. I'm one of those people who didn't like the sixth sense. I just didn't find anything in it worthy of the hype, and the "twist" was stupid. Unbreakable was ok, but it was all down hill from there.

Signs: An Alien race intelligent enough to figure out interstellar travel picks a world that's mostly water to invade. Their weakness? Water.

The Village: Marketed as a horror film, turned out to be a long drawn out melodrama with an even more horrible and stupid "twist"

Lady in the Water: This put him squarely in the horrible director category for me and I swore never to see another movie of his. Not even Giamatti could save this one.

Hopefully his horrible treatment of Avatar means he won't be touching new projects. Hopefully...

With the current Hollywood climate and the show being as popular as it is I'll bet on someone "re-imagining" Avatar a few years down the line, so there may be a good film version still to come :)
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Syagria Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Other than "A:TLA," I've never seen a Shymalan film all the way through. I heard 6th Sense was worth watching, but I already know the twist.

My film buff buddy (who coined the "Shymalamadingdong" monniker) went to see... The Village? or the one about the attacking plants (The Happening?)? ...One or the other of them, anyway, with his wife. About 10 minutes into the movie, he pulled out a piece of paper, wrote something on it, handed it to his wife and asked her to hang on to it until the end of the film. Then he went to sleep.

When the film ended, and the wife was like, "Yeah, you didn't miss much. This was the 'twist,' and it wasn't done very well," he told her to take out the paper and read it. He'd correctly predicted the twist and most of the plot, hah. I think she wadded up the paper and threw it at him, and further lamented the waste of $20.

I'm sure you've seen this, right (the film bit, not just the article, I mean)? [link]
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PaulBrozenich Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011   Photographer
:D Oh man LOL... No, I have not seen that yet, but it's absolutely fantastic...

One of my favorite parts was when he hears the little girl voice telling him she liked "Lady in the Water" then he turns around and to find nobody there! :lol:

Also, "Your career has been dead the whole time!" :D

LOL, thanks for the link and the great story!
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xavier88 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Avatar was my favourite series
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Syagria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty much the awesomest thing ever, yup :)
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CaFanel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
que hermoso !!!! i liked :la:
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Syagria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Korinchan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I agree! Your makeup is wonderful! You really did a great job, and I love all of the details that you managed to incorporate!
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Syagria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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HawkTnz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Brilliant Cosplay - pose and makeup perfect :D Beautiful indeed :)
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Syagria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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HawkTnz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
:D
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zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
REALISTIC KYOSHI WARRIOR?!?!?
*in aweeee*
&*sending over <3 <3 <3*
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Syagria Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah, awww, thanks! :)
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Royal-Maiden Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing
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Syagria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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os-cordis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Gorgeous colours and wonderful cosplay <3
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Syagria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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ChikyuuMature Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
It's so PERFECT
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Syagria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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WeAreSevenStudios Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student
Ooh, what fantastic photo composition! And, of course, I absolutely love the costume. :love:
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Syagria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! My buddy is a really great photographer - I love working with him and his wife.
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