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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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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.

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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.
Destron23 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Yes! I really hope it end with a bang! :D
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.
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
Gianara Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! adjkshfaskb *A*
Thev coloring and lineart look so smooth...! AMAZING :love:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Haha, thank you! I think I did a pretty good job on this one, but then again it is my most popular piece. XD
Gianara Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ofc, its always fanart who gets most popular unless your a famous artist on DA x)
Destron23 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Very true. It's a good thing I like doing fanart. lol
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:
Destron23 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I take that as a great compliment! :D
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