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Spiritual State by dCTb Spiritual State by dCTb
Probably the last Korra related piece I'll do for a while. I had a lot of fun (especially with the water and "earth") although coloring it was super challenging.

Legend of Korra © Bryan Konietzko & Michael Dante DiMartino
Artwork © dCTb
All work done in GIMP
•Style inspired by kidchan
•Title is from the amazing song, "Spiritual State" by Nujabes feat Uyama Hiroto… I could listen to that song on loop forever.
•photo of clouds that I took is used in the background
•Calligraphy site used for generating stylized Chinese characters which I traced over.…
•About the chinese characters from the Avatar wikia: "the characters can be translated to:
降世神通 - the divine medium who has descended upon the world (e.g. the Avatar)."
PRINT AVAILABLE ON SOCIETY6Avatar State by dCTbTRON: Legend of Korra by dCTbAvatar Korra by dCTbKorra vs Chiblocker by dCTbIntroducing . . . the Koala Otters!! by dCTbKorra Waterbending by dCTb
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Given 2013-12-20
Spiritual State by *dCTb A very epic Legend of Korra artwork! This artwork really makes her look powerful and awesome. Well done ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by Ry-Spirit )
OrciFried Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dianote Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Beautiful! :wow:
sandraalevik Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
kabuto-gouki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work
industrial-berries Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
Moomacow Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is hella awesome!
AwfulUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just breathtaking.
I'm loving everything about it.
The colors, her pose and the style. Absolutely beautiful
PacksandPrides Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful... It has such movement and stays true to the original eastern art.
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Love it
SolidCooties Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
:D (Big Grin) LOVE IT! This is so flippin' awesome!
Count-Urbonov Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
herebewonder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MahouSakuraTenshi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I found your art on this site with the signature edited out…
RagingPeanut Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Really well done!
Mad-Willy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possibly the most beautiful Korra pic I've seen. Love the stylized elements.
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!
Dapper-Rabbit Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   General Artist
I always did wonder if there was ever going to be a follow up to this with Aang? It's stunning
steveblais Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
absolutely incredible work.. love the overall "feel" of this piece.. serene . yet powerful. great style you have established.
Khanya7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
This is awesome, I have always thought of Korra as a hotheaded power bender but here she's very graceful and calm.
Turulion Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love it how you Balanced and peaceful this one is :)
PurpleJuneBug Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Wonderful! A well deserved Daily Deviation.  I love the style of this and its companion piece.  Good to hear you were inspired to do a third, even though you had difficulties with these two.  I do have some bad news though.  I found your work through, but not under your name.  This piece and its companion have obviously been edited to crop out your watermark and signature, so I set out to find who the true artist was.  I thought I'd let you know, because I'd hate to think of someone else making money off of your talent and creativity.  Here's the link:… .  I was sorry to find stolen art on redbubble, which is usually a pretty great site, but I'm glad I found you because your work is great!
LiamDuncan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect music for this…
schinees Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i admire your work so beautiul!
SocQA Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Really wonderful :) Both of your artworks on the Avatars look really beautiful and fitting to the series :) Looking forward to your Aang-piece! And you deserve the DD ;)
prechoco Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Great job as always - this is a great example of how art softwares don't define how your art will turn out. dCTb's work is amazing, and yet he uses GIMP! It's not necessary to have the latest and greatest technology to make a wonderful piece of work. Thanks for inspiring us to work harder and to not fixate on the little things like what kind of tablet or software. :)
prechoco Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Really cool! I love the textures, motion, and color in the piece! Great job! :)
Kiwi-Canoe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
WOW, love the movement in this piece! her pose is fantastic!
Sconez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnum Opus
flowlikewater7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
P.S. the light tones and and more earthy colors look so well and pleasant with Korra, the almost pale tones are great for her bc it makes her look more delicate to the hard colored piece you did of Avatar Wan! Wonderful pieces both with similar themes but great contrast!!! ;)
flowlikewater7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
WOw I just started watching the Legend of Korra and I'm already on the wrapping up of book too! Just got done watching Wan's Story and I gotta say that was the coolest avatar yet! So I go searching for Avatar Wan on google and this Wan's pic is 0one of the first cool things I see! Saved pic, desktop background! Now I see Korra too, and I just gotta hand it to you and say...THESE ARE SIMPLE AWESOME!!!! GREAT STUFF THANK YOU!!!!
suleimanmashini Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Daliot Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   Digital Artist
spoofthebird Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Can someone please explain why when you search up Korra "all time best" this deosn't pop up on top?!?!
Osjey Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
got this and the Wan one as print. Totally worth it!
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
toastyann Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
I like the Avatar Wan better, but juuuuust a smidgen. Probably because it has thicker outlines. Other than that, this is awesome!
delismen Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very impressive and inspiring:)
Vcomics1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
really awesome!
dana1969 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and such a compelling composition..
LaughButts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tinkarooni Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Beautiful! Great palette and style Clap 
abellius Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
No way you'll release a wallpaper version of this?
So Awsome. 
peterfrancisfahy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
annafuru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
really cool!
mickeyelric11 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! That's the only thing I have to say: the theme, the design, the elemetnts. LOVE IT!!! You earned my Watch ;)
Wuschelhaar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
this as a print woud be awesome ! 
dCTb Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If youre ever interested in owning a copy, check out the links in the artist comments for a print!
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