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The Airbending Master by Destron23 The Airbending Master by Destron23
Well this is the piece I was alluding to! It's a pic of Tenzin that I did that I honestly feel is my best piece yet! :D I thought I'd post this up a bit before the finale to celebrate it, so HAPPPY SEASON FINALE!!! :D :D :D I'm really looking forward to it, though I'm kind of sad we won't get LOK for a while. Who even knows if Tenzin will even be in the finale?

Anyways, for once I completely did the pose straight out of my head. LOL I even incorporated some foreshortening. :) Though I started this pic before the last episode, I ultimately made the background take place in the last epsiode because I liked the colour palette so much. I'm so proud of the background too. :) I spent HOURS on it. I really like the tiles. I guess this would be what Tenzin would do if he had to fight some equalists on the island before leaving (thus the grappling cords). I also hand drew the lines (instead of pen tooling it like my other LOK pieces). I wanted to know if you guys think there's a difference?

This is also the first time I drew someone over 20. XD

Also the title is a small reference to the episode title "The Waterbending Master". That episode was also the episode that took place right before the season 1 finale.

Anyways I can't wait to hear your comments on this and Happy Season Finale! :D




If you're interested, here's some of my other work you may like:
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:iconpinkstar14:
HOLY SHIT YOU'RE AN AVATAR FAN, TOO. I love you.

...*ahem*

Goods first! Anatomy's great, I know which character this is (some people likemeshhh have a hard time making a certain character look like themselves), and it's very well laid-out. The folds on the clothes are subtle, done mostly with shading and that's something that looks really - you're gonna hear this word a lot from me - professional. The wind, while really well-drawn, goes hand-in hand perfectly with the stance and circles around Tenzin, keeping him in focus. His gaze is in-character and intense. The perspective is perfect, the little airbender game thingy in the background as well as the stairs both work to draw my attention to Tenzin. The snow and background looks rather painted, where as Tenzin looks drawn, just like in the show, but the two don't differ in an annoying way. I don't know exactly what it is people do to their art that gives it that blurry-ish gritty look that makes it look like a screenshot, but you obviously did it and I'd like to know what it is XD I love that I can make out the little Chinese letters on the post, there, but it doesn't take away from the image. The blurring on the hand and clothes is perfect. Lovin' that sky! Also love how Tenzin stands out, since his colours are so warm and the background is so cold. <3
Now for the negatives. While I'm personally pleased with the symmetry of those little black lines on the sides (I'm like Death the Kid on crack), I have no idea what they're supposed to be. They don't take off from the focus, but...I have no idea what they are, so when I do notice them, it...pulls me out of the immersion of this picture. That make sense? God, I hope it does. Also, his right hand (on your left) seems a little too small. I know it's farther away, but the proportions compared to the arm it's attached to...just seems a little off.
All-in-all, very well-done and perfect layout, but there's some simple errors in conception and proportion.

Gooday!!
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:icongroudon100:
Groudon100 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Man this looks amazing.  You captured the art style really well.  Great Job!
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you so much! Really tried to be as accurate as possible. :)
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tonycreatah Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student
I like Tenzin too and he's in his element—pun intended.

Here's to Book 4.
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO

Yes! I really hope it end with a bang! :D
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KekeAneli Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>W< This is AWESOME! :iconiloveitmoreplz: I love it! You did an awesome job. I love the posing. And the background is perfect.
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much! :D Haha, yeah, I personally consider this to be my greatest piece (despite it being the greatest stat wise too lol). I had a lot of fun with this especially since I like Tenzin's character so much. Haha, thanks once again, the background was really fun to draw! :D
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Gianara Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! adjkshfaskb *A*
Thev coloring and lineart look so smooth...! AMAZING :love:
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconxd--plz:

Haha, thank you! I think I did a pretty good job on this one, but then again it is my most popular piece. XD
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Gianara Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed!!
ofc, its always fanart who gets most popular unless your a famous artist on DA x)
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Very true. It's a good thing I like doing fanart. lol
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Satoko13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:omfg: If i didn't read the discription I would have thought it was a screenshot :faint:
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I take that as a great compliment! :D
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AlexaClyne Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;klgsdflklddf REALLY AMAZING JOB OH MY GOODNESS THIS----! * v * ♥
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D It's my best piece for a reason. XD
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:iconalexaclyne:
AlexaClyne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Heehee xDD
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:icongrettullka:
grettullka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!!!
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Fantastic!
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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ichan-desu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you did a wonderful job in this! Keep it up! : D
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ichan! This is my best piece like ever (both persnally and it is my most popular deviation). I certainly hope I shall, I need to get as good as you someday. :D
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Mookyloo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow looks like a screen shot! X] I like Tenzon, his expressions are so funny. And he is such a good bender. Although, it must be a bit awkward for his father to be the avatar and for to him to kinda "father" the avatar as well. x] Hahaha.
Oh and now that you mention it....I don't think I've drawn anyone over 20 ether X] lol strange that in Anime it just kids that go on these huge adventures. LOL
Keep up the good work! X]
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D Tenzin does have the best facial expressions in the whole series. :) As far as the whole "mentor mentoring his mentor" thing, I'm not sure if he really put much thought into it. At least on scren he didnt seem to think about it except for when he recognized Korra as Aang's legacy.

Haha, yeah, there's not enough older people in anime. It's very unbalanced. Korra has a nice balance in terms of character age.
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Mookyloo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It does have good balence because people get all excided when they see the origional team avatar's family X] lol
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is excellent! Great artwork. I also like the title allusion. Other episodes were named "Sokka's Master", "The Firebending Masters" and "The Old Masters".
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :D

Yeah, I wanted it to be either cool sounding or somesort of allusion. I was going to call it "Lord of The Winds" in reference to a Baten Kaitos Boss battle, but the term wind never seems to be used in Avatar with regards to airbending. Also thought of calling it something like "Insurgency on Air Temple Island" but I wanted Tenzin to be the title's subject.
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Origami-no-Hime Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Artist
Genial *0*
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongwahplz: WHOA!

You weren't kidding were you! This piece is FANTASTIC DUDE! :icondoctorwhoplz:

Seriously, you did an outstanding job here. The pose, perspective, proportions are all spot on! Also great job on the background, the rocks and snow mixture are very nice! You should indeed be proud dude! :hug:
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA! I told you, didn't I? lol I truly consider this to be my first digital "Masterpiece". It's even the most popular picture in my gallery now. I just hope I can repeat this success again sometime (though I am inclined to believe that it is popular a bit because Avatar is such a big fandom). Who knows, maybe if it gets popular enough I'll get front page or a DD! *keeps on dreaming. lol

Thanks so much. It's funny, I just "whipped" to pose and perspective up on the spot. I NEVER do that (especially having it all look good in the end)! I really like the background, but the snow is something I feel didn't turn out as well compared to the rest of the background. I am super happy how the tiles turned out though. Also wanted to put a building in the background too but then I realized that I'm horrible at architecture.

Oh thanks a million bud! I am happy to say that I'm truly proud of this pic. It's a feeling I seldom get.

Now, I must know what you thought of the finale! (also what are good times for me to catch you on MSN? I'm never quite sure when you're able to access a computer).
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha you are welcome, it truly is a fantastic piece. I get that sometimes too with certain pieces, like OH MAN I LOVE THIS!! but most of the time it's OMG THIS IS CRAP lol

I haven't seen the finale yet... I'm going to watch it tonight with my roommate who is downloading it. My internet access is random... when I can get on, it's at a pizza shop down the road from my house. They have free wifi and it's quite fast. So I never know when I can get on again. But I'll be sure to let you know when I'm available to talk... also hoping to get a job soon. Have a couple of hopeful prospects.
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's very nice to get those moments when you truly think your work is the berries. I guess it's just the artist's nature for some reason to look down on their own work.

I can't wait for you to see it! :D I must know your opinion about it all. XD Be sure not to read any comments in here though before you watch it. They are extremely spoilerish.

I guess I'll have to hope for good luck when I go to check my MSN. XD
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:iconlord-naraku:
Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't. But I will be sure to hop back online as soon as I can to nerd out about it with you lol.
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconxd--plz:
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vakhtang Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What amazes me is that he is tallest person in cartoon :D LOL and he is also kickass character
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is he really the tallest person in the show? I had no idea.

Yes, he's like the best character in Korra. I can't decide whether I like him or Lin better.
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vakhtang Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes he is :D
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Leirix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
TENZIN OJISAN Y U GET FLUSTERED SO EASILY
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I love that about him though. He can go from super serious to frustrated in a second. I just love it whenever he's in the show!
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Leirix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
:iconmingplz:I laugh whenever I see him in the show!! HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconxd--plz: Tenzin's just the best. Wish we could have seen him interact with Bumi.
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Leirix Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha Bumi hahahaahaha that insane and hilarious grandpa:iconhurrdurrplz:
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder who voiced him? That shouting was inhuman. XD
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Vertigo-Gal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconiloveitplz:
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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skygazer17 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
this looks like it was in the actual show!
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:icondestron23:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you think so. I love the show's art style so much! :D I had to try my best in making my pic look like it was part of the show.
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skygazer17 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
You did great! I love the muted colors and how you made his hand slightly out of focus :) and especially the background.
I love it! you should totally be on the animation team
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! Thank you for the wonderful complimetn! :D It would be so cool to be involved with the creation of LOK. XD LOL, the han's actually supposed to show like it's in the process of moving, but if it still works well with the idea that it's blurry, I'll go with it. I worked forever on that background. XD
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skygazer17 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Oh I see what you mean... kinda like this: [link]
(Haha, this shows that I really don't know a thing about animation!)

You put so much detail into it! I love it :)
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