love drawing Yue! though her hair is so difficult. ugh. so this took about seven or eight hours…um
disclaimer: i know that when someone paints someone from the water tribe, they’re work is usually immediately labeled by someone, somewhere, as whitewashed. i try my best to depict all characters as they appear in the show; for extra security, i lifted Yue’s skin tones from an actual Yue screencap. i also referenced an actress of color for the base drawing. i’ve noticed that those of the northern water tribe—Yue in particular—tend to have lighter skin than their southern counterparts.