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The Hunger Games: Hunting by Catching-Smoke The Hunger Games: Hunting by Catching-Smoke
The best hunting team in District 12.

It's not meant to be Katniss/Gale, this is merely a friendship piece however I'm not against the pairing either.
Here's briefly what I got from reading the books:
Personally I think the Katniss and Gale relationship (be it platonic or otherwise) is actually more interesting than the Peeta and Katniss one. Gale is awesome and Katniss is just badass in every way so the pair together are just an interesting combo.
Don't get me wrong Peeta is a sweet and lovely character whom I also love but for different reasons. To me it's clear that throughout the books Katniss does fall in love with him, although she remains oblivious to her own feelings. I think that she would like to be in love with Gale, because things would be easier and simpler if she were.
Unfortunately the heart wants what it wants.

The only thing that was I was unsure about was who she would pick, considering it was not based on who she loves, but on what life would throw at her. I wasn't expecting a 'happy' ending to the books and if you think about it, it wasn't really, because in the end she doesn't make a choice. It is made for her.

Then again I don't think that the books are about her relationships. In a nutshell the stories are about Katniss's struggle with life under the Dictatorship of the Capitol which, let's face it, is a much more substantial plot than a teenage girl's love life (... twilight).

Anyway they have an brilliant friendship, I like to ignore the whole epilogue and believe they managed to get past the bump in the proverbial road.

Sorry about the crappy background. Enjoy.
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bluebran Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This---> Awesomness
Seriously, you're great! Sorry if I flood you with *favourite* messages
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dicksgirlfriend Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Awesome!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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sabzlovingart127 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
fantastic! you've really caught their relationship here :)
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NeverBeenDarkMarked Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oooh, I love it :D Katniss has the best expression on her face!!
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ilfie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm getting excited looking at all this Hunger Games fanart :D Great work!!
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Shukare Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Artist
I like your Gale far, far better than the movie one. You draw exactly the way I've always wanted to.
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kakao-bean Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
well done sketch!
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an1mei3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I love this, but I think your description really makes the picture. I'm not really of either team (Team Peeta or Team Gale, that is) but if I had to choose, I think I'd go with Gale just because the development of their relationship seemed more natural to me. Because you're right, in the end, the decision was kind of made for her (even if yes, she did pretty much fall for Peeta in the end. But to me it's more because they were pushed together? Or something?)

ANYWAY lovely lovely work on this. Especially like their boots (is that a weird thing to like?) You really captured the moment between them, here. :)
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htereble Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this! I think it captures the moment perfectly, two friends that depend on each other and enjoy each other's comapany. I really love how you drew Gale, too.

And as far as the ships go, I get what you're saying but for me, the fact that Gale and Katniss are so much alike is what makes me averse to them as a couple. It's like Katniss says in Mockingjay, she's got fire of her own, a relationship with Gale, I think, would ultimately damage both of them. Peeta brings balance to her life. And as much peace as she could possibly achieve. But I still like to think that eventually, somehow, Gale and Katniss met again and managed to see each other as they once did: a true friend.
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sogingerly Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love.
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