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Avatar State

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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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AduroTri's avatar

I found this picture a few years ago, and I've kept it as my desktop background, even after changing computers a number of times. I always get it again because it is a flawless desktop background.

Where can i throw my money at you, to get a print of this and the Spirutual State?

These are amazing!!! , So cool!!!! Thannk you!!.

Hello, I was wondering if this was still available as a print on Society6? I tried buying it but it bring it up just a blank pagr

garrus368's avatar
this is so cool
natsuyen's avatar
AMAZING!! I love this style~~Heart 
FantasyRebirth96's avatar
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~
16BrothersxArcaeus17's avatar
I really hope they make another series, all about Wan
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I love how this and those episodes on Wan look like the ancient Japanese artworks like the Emakimono
Lunnika-Horo's avatar
Ohhh *_______________* He is so awesome! ^______________^
Fall in love with Wan and your art!!!
kimonokoyamatori's avatar
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!
HelaDreams's avatar
Amazing ! The best avatar *^*
amazing. and i love that you love Nujabes. May order prints soon
ChristinePresley's avatar
This is great !!!!!!!!!!
AduroTri's avatar
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.
Alexandreus07's avatar
I like it so much =D Good job
WolvesDancer93's avatar
This is so beautiful~:love:
Love the art style!
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The First Master of the Elements
HappyWasabii's avatar
IM IN LOVE!!!! love everything about this!! I wish I was that good :O
AlienLullaby's avatar
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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