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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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WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  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 3 days ago  Student Artist
A nicely representation of the first avatar "bravo"
this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner 5 days ago  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!!
TheSapphireSigma Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist General 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.
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