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Avatar State by dCTb Avatar State by dCTb
Companion piece to Spiritual State that I did last year. Coloring and lining this was too much for me and my laptop. I really like how this came out but this style was very challenging so I know a lot of little things could've been better if I had some more experienece. Despite how difficult this was for me to do, I'm already thinking that I should do another similar piece for Aang!

Legend of Korra © Bryan Konietzko & Michael Dante DiMartino
Artwork © dCTb
All work done in GIMP
•Style inspired by Legend of Korra, Beginnings part 1 & 2
•Listened to "Spiritual State" by Nujabes feat. Uyama Hiroto on repeat again.  The song is too amazing.
•Used Chinese calligraphy font editor  to generate stylized Chinese characters. www.chinese-tools.com/tools/ca…
•About the Chinese Characters from the Avatar wikia and wikipedia: "the characters can be translated to: 降世神通 - the divine medium who has descended upon the world (e.g. the Avatar)."
shenling 神靈 "gods; spirits, various deities"




Related art:
Spiritual State by dCTbLegend of Korra Returns by dCTbTRON: Legend of Korra by dCTbAvatar Korra by dCTbKorra vs Chiblocker by dCTbKorra Waterbending by dCTb
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:iconhappywasabii:
HappyWasabii Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
IM IN LOVE!!!! love everything about this!! I wish I was that good :O
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AlienLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Spiritual State is more minimal in its spatial breakup and smooth in its shapes; the more dense spatial breakup and roiling shapes of this piece entice my eyes to wander more. :)
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ashanalian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Incredible. This art of Wan is definitely one of my faves.
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:iconfabisart:
FabisArt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good ! I love how you did your drawing ! Fantastic
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:iconioanin:
ioanin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece is absolutely amazing!
I'm speechless...
.:Sokka on Cactus Juice:. 
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LiquidNebula Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
"a lot of little things could've been better if I had some more experience" - are you kidding, this is so epic! Awesome job!
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titemissally Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  New Deviant
This is the best fanart I've ever seen, you really captured him here <3 Thank you for sharing !
Wan is definitely my favorite Avatar, I WANT MORE EPISODES WITH HIM !
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:iconkatsurin3:
Katsurin3 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wan is such an amazing avatar
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:iconplushyl:
plushyl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist
One of these for Aang would be just awesome!! Or any of the others. So much talent here! <3
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:iconbip-bipator:
Bip-bipator Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wan, the first Avatar! The strongest?
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:iconescritora2aliasfox:
Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
again, really cool and beautiful. do you have something like this with aang, that would be nice :)
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:iconm1yamoto:
M1yamoto Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ultimate Beginnings
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:iconjoefj:
joeFJ Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my fave fanarts of all time. I hope I draw something with this style one day =D
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:icongwiber49ofireland:
Gwiber49ofIreland Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is how imagine Wan using his powers!
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:iconlintenz:
Lintenz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Loving your avatar works :)
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:iconprettyartist4:
PrettyArtist4 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amaing work i love this avatar (wan)
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:iconinfinite-stardust:
Infinite-Stardust Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015   Digital Artist
This is really gorgeous. Beginnings 1 and 2 were one of my favourite chapters from Korra, and its nice to see an Avatar Wan tribute. Would definitely love to see Aang's version of this :)
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:iconthalle-my-honey:
thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ♥ I love this Avatar style :D
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:iconplatinumwaves:
platinumwaves Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Nothing gets the job done like Nujabes
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:iconniftydigital:
NiftyDigital Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful colors and the style is spot on. Very nice!
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:iconmadcat221:
MadCat221 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Wan's first element was Fire.... WAN FIRE!!!
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:iconwei-en:
wei-en Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Ohh, I love this ☆☆☆ The pose is excellent.
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Amazinglagann Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Wan episodes were my favorite. 
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:iconbyakko130:
Byakko130 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Artist
Beautiful
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:iconminamichan67:
MinamiChan67 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yes
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:iconepormetti:
Epormetti Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the avatar series. I so wish they would make another! <3
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trianiangelica Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Omg!!! I love so much this picture Love Meow :3 He's my fav of the Avatars Heart Your drawing is amazing!!
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SoulRebel9 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great work!
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:iconmrsparklee:
MrsParkLee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Amazing! :happybounce: 
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:iconakiraran:
AkiraRan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work! and i love legend of korra :D
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:iconwerewolf-lover99:
werewolf-lover99 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is awe inspiring and I am just awestruck with the beauty of this piece.
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Starfoxfanatic4ever Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Maybe you should consider drawing some of my avatar OCs? I'm still not good at drawing.
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:iconmankee:
MANKEE Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
I love the Japanese style of it 
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:iconckscks:
CKSCKS Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! :love:
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:iconsayseb:
SaySeb Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH DANG
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xangreigor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
One of the best two episodes of the whole Avatar series.
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:iconaristi1982:
aristi1982 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Excellent!!
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:iconrodan22:
Rodan22 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like everything about this piece!
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:iconsnatti89:
snatti89 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional
awesome!
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:iconpt-sdm:
PT-SDM Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah man, gorgeous. Instant fav. 
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libertimages Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great !
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:iconkudrez:
Kudrez Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Welcome, new wallpaper
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:iconzezonz:
zezonz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!.........first avatar)
Nice work!
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Sergios117 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Brilliant
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:iconfaithbrier:
faithbrier Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is perfect!
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:iconbrigid25:
Brigid25 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! Amazing job. :D
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Kronosx2008 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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NoXV Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
the two episodes featuring Avatar Wan were the highlight of the entire show.
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