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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.…
•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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Gundamus 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work :D
JulieCampan Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaaa! :O
fluffy-fuzzy-ears Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :D
Shaatish Apr 5, 2014  Student Artist
This is one my artwork referenced  by your artwork..I tried to make it into abit realistic version...Sorry if have any prob of the copyrighted ...still credit goes to you... :) coz I like the poses of the anatomy of human that you really understand it..its so dynamic..I might having problem on making reference is great,...any here is the painting of my version..…
Shaatish Apr 5, 2014  Student Artist
oh yea..I did used that image for reference to try make it realistic tho ....your art skill… was a great pose and so dynamic :)
MrDevilfruit Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Amazing, i love it !!! *-*
Zephyros-Phoenix Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought your print from Society6! I'm hoping to get it signed by Steven Yuen at FanExpo next month :D

Great piece of work. I love the art style and how it really resembles the art style the animators used for "Beginnings" but is also different enough to really stand out on it's own. You've captured Wan excellently and demonstrated all four bending techniques well in the space. 
Easily the best piece of Wan fan art I've seen.
swiftsaber Mar 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
omagawsh this is awesome i love how its weaved together almost like stained glass very cool!
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