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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. www.chinese-tools.com/tools/ca…
•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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:icongarrus368:
garrus368 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
this is so cool
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:icondoctorchen:
doctorchen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
社会
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:iconfirestarterfumei:
FirestarterFumei Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Love it!
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:iconnatsuyen:
natsuyen Featured By Owner May 18, 2018
AMAZING!! I love this style~~Heart 
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:iconmoonlitinuyasha1985:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Fantastic!
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
Aw wow nice going here! Yeah you did such a great job! Keep stuff like this up and going^^ If I may suggest, it'd be cool if you did a combat scene of some sorts~
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16BrothersxArcaeus17 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
I really hope they make another series, all about Wan
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:iconyardne:
YardnE Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
aw yes!
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:iconalexianbc:
alexiaNBC Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
I love how this and those episodes on Wan look like the ancient Japanese artworks like the Emakimono
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:iconlunnika-horo:
Lunnika-Horo Featured By Owner May 27, 2017   Photographer
Ohhh *_______________* He is so awesome! ^______________^
Fall in love with Wan and your art!!!
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:iconkimonokoyamatori:
kimonokoyamatori Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
I adore this and bought prints of both this one and Korra to prove it. Still waiting for that final piece of the puzzle (Aang) to complete the trio. Would love to grab that as a print, too!
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:iconheladreams:
HelaDreams Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ! The best avatar *^*
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perezbillie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016

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:iconlostsoul54:
LostSoul54 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
amazing. and i love that you love Nujabes. May order prints soon
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:iconchristinepresley:
ChristinePresley Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great !!!!!!!!!!
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:iconadurotri:
AduroTri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Writer
This picture has been my desktop background for over a year and I can't ever bring myself to change it because of how much I love it.
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:iconalexandreus07:
Alexandreus07 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
I like it so much =D Good job
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:iconwolvesdancer93:
WolvesDancer93 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful~:love:
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:iconarentweallweird:
ArentWeAllWeird Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the art style!
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:iconr3d96:
R3D96 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The First Master of the Elements
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:iconhappywasabii:
HappyWasabii Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
IM IN LOVE!!!! love everything about this!! I wish I was that good :O
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:iconalienlullaby:
AlienLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Spiritual State is more minimal in its spatial breakup and smooth in its shapes; the more dense spatial breakup and roiling shapes of this piece entice my eyes to wander more. :)
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:iconashanalian:
ashanalian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Incredible. This art of Wan is definitely one of my faves.
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:iconfabisart:
FabisArt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good ! I love how you did your drawing ! Fantastic
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:iconioanin:
ioanin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016   Digital Artist
This piece is absolutely amazing!
I'm speechless...
.:Sokka on Cactus Juice:. 
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:iconliquidnebula:
LiquidNebula Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
"a lot of little things could've been better if I had some more experience" - are you kidding, this is so epic! Awesome job!
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:icontitemissally:
titemissally Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
This is the best fanart I've ever seen, you really captured him here <3 Thank you for sharing !
Wan is definitely my favorite Avatar, I WANT MORE EPISODES WITH HIM !
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:iconkatsurin3:
Katsurin3 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wan is such an amazing avatar
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:iconplushyl:
plushyl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist
One of these for Aang would be just awesome!! Or any of the others. So much talent here! <3
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:iconbip-bipator:
Bip-bipator Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wan, the first Avatar! The strongest?
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:iconescritora2aliasfox:
Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
again, really cool and beautiful. do you have something like this with aang, that would be nice :)
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:iconm1yamoto:
M1yamoto Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ultimate Beginnings
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:iconjoefj:
joeFJ Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
One of my fave fanarts of all time. I hope I draw something with this style one day =D
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:icongwiber49:
Gwiber49 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is how imagine Wan using his powers!
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:iconlintenz:
Lintenz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Loving your avatar works :)
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:iconprettyartist4:
PrettyArtist4 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amaing work i love this avatar (wan)
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:iconinfinite-stardust:
Infinite-Stardust Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015   Digital Artist
This is really gorgeous. Beginnings 1 and 2 were one of my favourite chapters from Korra, and its nice to see an Avatar Wan tribute. Would definitely love to see Aang's version of this :)
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:iconthalle-my-honey:
thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ♥ I love this Avatar style :D
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:iconplatinumwaves:
platinumwaves Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nothing gets the job done like Nujabes
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:iconniftydigital:
NiftyDigital Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful colors and the style is spot on. Very nice!
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:iconmadcat221:
MadCat221 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Wan's first element was Fire.... WAN FIRE!!!
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:iconwei-en:
wei-en Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Ohh, I love this ☆☆☆ The pose is excellent.
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:iconamazinglagann:
Amazinglagann Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Wan episodes were my favorite. 
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:iconbyakko130:
Byakko130 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Artist
Beautiful
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:iconminamichan67:
MinamiChan67 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes
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:iconepormetti:
Epormetti Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the avatar series. I so wish they would make another! <3
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:icontrianiangelica:
trianiangelica Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Omg!!! I love so much this picture Love Meow :3 He's my fav of the Avatars Heart Your drawing is amazing!!
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SoulRebel9 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great work!
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