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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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flowlikewater7 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
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 9 hours ago
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 Traditional Artist
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  Student 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
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