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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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CheckmateXIII Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning....
It's simply wonderful.

Can't find the right words to describe it.

Just wow!
Dokramuh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Is there a wallpaper version of this?
Kronus396 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Avatar Wan is probably my favorite character so I just love this. His expression makes him seem formidable and peaceful which is just great for Wan.
Also a slight air authority here befitting a man of his stature.
Thanks for posting
Francis-Mak-on-I Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Artist
This is amazing,wish i could do that
belatrix-lilith Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Artist
inner peace...Ohm... Ohm... 
AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Do you do commissions?
PacksandPrides Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Was this all digital? whatever brushes you used were amazing! It looks so real.
orugari Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
This is so insane! looks so great
herebewonder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, we need a spinoff series with Wan.

Great job!

abdillasaur Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
id love that. there is potential for so many more series with the back story that they have created.
Saaally Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
mmmm we do actually! 8D
Primrose-Rachel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
el avatar Juan Gintoki Troll Face Plz 
Kolamaya Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Amazing ! I remember those two episodes, they were epic, as your drawing :3
Horizonbird Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
This is by far the best-looking imitation of the art style used in Beginnings, at least that I've seen.
FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
It'd be nice to have one of Aang :D Astonishing work! I saw the one with Wan, Katara; epic! :D
Turulion Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The entire images flows so gracefully, yet filled with power, just like the Avatar State :D
zezonz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haimokochan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Stunning. :wow:
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
kimonokoyamatori Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
I just discovered your work courtesy of Reddit and can't wait to buy this, Korra and your eventual Aang print. They're drop-dead gorgeous. I've seen a lot of fan art in my time, but these are just... You should be proud.
SocQA Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Beautiful art, really really nice :)
Super1993 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Photographer
Need one with Aang and another with Roku ;)
Outspire Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I just bought this print and the spiritual state. Hoping you make one of Aang to complete the trio. Great job!
Dilbero Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god this is amazing. You're so so talented Moon (Feeling love) [V1] 
Kuaishu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
one awesome avatar
WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is some of the best avatar art I've ever seen in my entire life. Easily in my top 10.
ThePandaran Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
A nicely representation of the first avatar "bravo"
this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Artist
WAAAAAAAAAN oh this makes me happy. This is the COOLEST OMG I loved the way you replicated the style, too. The colors are fabulous!!
UltraNovaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Flowing graceful moments ! This is exactly the same way all Avatar represent themselves X3 I LOVE IT !!
eathen222 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this looks amazing
vaidyaabhishek Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
would make an awesome wallpaper! any chance you have a 4K version?
xXForestMist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Your art is so EPIC! Love this, the colors, his expression, everything! Love 
Zenzotron Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I just saw this image on 4walled...

Happy I also happened to stumble across the source :)
flowlikewater7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Avatar Wan became my instant favorite after his episodes! They could have a whole mini-series on his exploits alone and I'd love it! The art they did in that episode, the way they drew everything in ancient Chinese style art to give it that long, long ago, fairy tale earth, and those backgrounds and scenery every single image could have been a still piece of art! Simply brilliant stuff! This encapsulates Avatar Wan Perfectly! at his best! Amazing piece!!! Thank yoU!
AnTyep Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
He became an instant favorite with so many people. Fanart of him seem to pile up so much, it's almost more than Korra. The dude should have a mini series.
Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
unicornomics Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   General Artist
What a beautiful style
Ha1f-B1ood Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Breathtaking, I love Avatar Wan and how you drew him ^-^
EpicFemShep Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is freakin' amazing! I love it so much! Love 
LucidFoxe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My new wallpaper omg. @_@ Amazing!
TheFalconBigBollocks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You really captured the style and atmosphere of the 2 chapters.

Really great composition, amazing colours, lines and texture.
MadnessInMeadow Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god this is so amazing! you're amazing! aufhaskdjas
DerWiesel1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soo awsome :3
Floruna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me Okami style :3 
AlvinHenanda Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesoommee love this piece!
MeiiLeo Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Awwsum! Oh and an Aang version would definitely be amazing.Excited Blush 
toastyann Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
My gosh, this is beautiful.
12airabella12 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
would you be ok with me using this as my desktop background?? :la:
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very nice and stylish piece, fantastic forms and flow :D
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