Genderbender: (v) a person who actively transgresses or “bends” expected gender roles; (n) in fiction, characters who undergo changes in their physical sex – magically or otherwise – throughout the story; in art, it is the challenging of gender roles or it features gender bending or transgender characters.
I don't know why, but seeing your interpretation of male!Mako reminds me of Raven from Teen Titans (the kid show one-- the hair is almost the same style, plus Mako as a girl would definitely be as brooding). Either way though, male!Korra is still amazingly gorgeous, and so is female!Mako. Gosh, there should just be one random episode where they just ut of nowhere change genders like they did in Adventure Time-- though that actually isn't even going to happen so I shouldn't even get my hopes up-- gosh why is the world so tantalizingly cruel curse you world. Ohman-- now I wanna see Bolin as a girl and Asami as a boy and Iroh II as a classy-lady-general... annnywaaay. The photo is lovely-- thank you for sharing.
Oh goodness, this is probably one of my favorite genderbended pieces. I love your design for Maki and most of all I love how you draw hands! Great structure and movement in Korra's hands, they look wonderful.