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Amirai, 17 Jan 2016 09:41 pm     Reply


Learned on this page that I didn't know how to draw people yelling. Turns out I draw that facial expression so intrequently I haven't learned how to do it right, so l had to look up some reference online of yelling people.

I think the expressions came out pretty well considering that, but they still aren't quite exactly what I was aiming for. Facial expressions are particularly sensitive to subtle variation of lines, which of course requires study and practice that in this case I apparently haven't put in yet. Lots to learn!

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Lenn, 17 Jan 2016 10:34 pm     Reply


Oh dear, bad situation. A poor worried mom, lashing out at the most convenient target in her grief....and now poor Ming's a scapegoat.

Why do I suspect that Ming is going to end up Kyoshi's enemy one day?

SUGauthor, 17 Jan 2016 10:40 pm     Reply


Seriously? This wasn't even remotely her fault, her mom I can understand, but the whole town?

AndyNomus (Guest), 17 Jan 2016 11:49 pm     Reply


@Amirai: Well I think your expressions came out great!

Amirai, 18 Jan 2016 05:12 pm     Reply


@SUGauthor: It's a complex situation. They don't exactly hate her - angry and disappointed is a little more accurate (though I suspect that's basically what you meant). They saw that she tried to take Kyoshi's place to protect her which was brave and admirable, but from their perspective, she knew the whole time everyone was frantically trying to find Kuruk and thought she knew better than everyone what was best to do and kept it a secret even from Kyoshi's parents, which resulted in the new avatar being captured. Kyoshi's mother also just yelled that it was all her fault, hinting that there's more they don't know which puts even more blame on her shoulders, which isn't correct, but Kyoshi's mom was too upset and shocked at realizing Ming knew to realize Ming actually tried to tell them twice and Kyoshi was the one trying to keep it a secret. From experience I've found people can be quick to try to find someone to blame, and are much more likely to believe something is the fault of someone else's kid rather than their own.

So no, it wasn't Ming's fault, exactly - no one, not even Kyoshi's mom actually thinks 100% of the blame is hers, after all Tseng was the one who captured her, Chin's the one in charge of Tseng and the war wouldn't have even started if it wasn't for the earth king (not to mention it was Kyoshi who wanted to keep it a secret, though at the moment only Ming and Kyoshi are aware of that). It was more of a combination of events that she had significant influence in, the people around her think her decisions were very unwise and the outcome could have been very different if she had told people. Ming is also being hard on herself because she even thought it was a bad idea at the time but went along with it anyway.