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Avatar: The Old and New by AkiYun Avatar: The Old and New by AkiYun
[UPDATE] This will also be available at Japan Expo this year. (:

[EDIT] By popular demand, I put a little Momo in there. But I'm standing my ground about Appa and Naga. There's just no room! xD [/EDIT]

So, after about an entire year of no updates, I give you this. I hope this makes up for it. OTL

SO YEAH LEGEND OF KORRA WHEEWWWW

Man... where do I begin? I'm going to just admit that I've always been afraid of colors. My brain tends to wig out over what colors to choose and most of my stuff tends to end up a great big murky mess about 90%. Which is why most of my stuff never sees the light of day. I've buried them in a dark tomb guarded by zombie dinosaurs. With lasers.

I've got so many other prints that need finishing but I decided to tackle this one first. Why? Because I hate myself. But, no, in all seriousness, I learned a lot from working on this one picture. Still color-phobic but I'd like to think the choices I made take me one step closer to understanding things better.

A lot of you may notice that some key characters are absent... Well, trust me. I've got nothing against them but I decided to keep this one the way it is mainly because I found that composition works best this way. If I had too much clutter, I'm positive that the composition would not be as natural. Kinda raises a big red flag that I'm trying to fit the entire cast in there!

If you're going to Anime Expo, please drop by Artist Alley and say hello! I'll be sitting next to the wonderful :icontasobi: and :iconka-ho: in row D. Things may be subject to change so just to mitigate any possible confusion, I'll be putting up a journal with more details and updates later.

There'll be more coming in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for this forgotten artist ; A;

Sketched on paper, scanned, painted in PS CS5
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:icongordhanx:
gordhanx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
This is amazing! I love seeing the two groups interacting. Great job with the poses, expressions, details, colouring and shading.
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:iconredkitties:
Redkitties Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhh, no asami and sokka!
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:iconalonop:
AlonOP Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Did Aang do Rasengan... or am I just imagining?
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:iconconejo-sama:
Conejo-sama Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Epic
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:iconhuggaholic:
huggaholic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so awesome! Good job! :D
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:icontinkerbell52589:
tinkerbell52589 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I. LOVE. THIS. PIECE!!!!!!  It is amazing!!
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:iconmeimei808:
meimei808 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sa-weeet!!! 
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:iconlunnaris1995:
Lunnaris1995 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist
I love it! But I miss Sokka and Asami as the non-benders of the team :3
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:iconmaran-zelde:
Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No love for Sokka? :(
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:iconbrittjuhh:
Brittjuhh Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
This is amazing!
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:iconmisskaythelareveuse:
MissKaytheLaReveuse Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh wow this is spectacular!!!
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:iconpt-sdm:
PT-SDM Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty damn awesome. I like that Zuko seems to be doing part of the "Dancing Dragons" firebending form. 
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:iconrazamatzu:
razamatzu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
:omg:... This is amazing...

Nice done :D
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:iconx-i-l2048:
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, the POSES and the EFFECTS and the COLORS, I can't... :faint:

Seriously though, great job! :clap: I love this! =D
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:iconkgalvis24:
kgalvis24 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
clash of the eras!!! yeeeah!
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:iconmeltlteddy:
MeltLteddy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is AMAZING! :faint:
I love how you coloured the whole thing, it's great :3
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:iconskyelineproductions:
SkyelineProductions Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You weren't at the booth at the time, but I bought a print of this on the last day of Animegacon...it's absolutely gorgeous!
Looking forward to finding a place on my wall for it =)
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:iconakiyun:
AkiYun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! Glad that you enjoy it ; v ;
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:iconsevenxlives:
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!!!! =3
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:iconkey-guffey:
Key-Guffey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
So Amazing! :D
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:iconmakaylaleigh-22:
MakaylaLeigh-22 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I love the Avatar series..
And I especially love this... Awesome Job!
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:iconartabstraction:
ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
SO AMAZING!!!! I love this! The painting style is amazing! And I really admire how you thought to put Korra as both Air and Water! That way it balances out so you can include Katara!!!!
:)
And I love the Momo.
:3
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:iconpurebloodravenclaw:
PurebloodRavenClaw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
EpicEpicEpicEpicEpicEpicEpicEpicEpic
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:iconglitchcity:
GlitchCity Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome art is awesome.
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:iconka-ho:
Ka-ho Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
PARTY LIKE ITS YOUR BIRFDAY
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:iconmissflight:
MissFlight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Awesome! 8D I love how everyone is paired up with their corresponding character and element with different moves. Very cool. ^-^
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:iconaltrapp:
AlTrapp Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
this is quite simply fantastic! :D
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:icongraypaint:
GrayPaint Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
It's briliant, I love the composition and colors :D Also, great job with the textures, however scribbly the water looks, it's still looks like water :heart:
However, the earth at the back remings me of Game of Thrones :XD:
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:iconnikrain:
Nikrain Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
I saw this on tumblr and had to run here to comment and fave. It's such a gorgeous piece, and I love how you mashed all the favorites into this one piece. And the way it feels just like a painting is just amazing. Basically, I love this. I love you for drawing this. Have an awesome day.
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AkiYun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much. You are the second to tell me about the recent Tumblr sharing. It means a lot to me that people found it good enough to share it on another big site like that. And it means even more to me that you took the time to come here and comment directly so that I can hear your thoughts on it! So thank you for supporting me (艸` )
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:iconnikrain:
Nikrain Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
You are so welcome :meow:
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:iconhieifireshadow:
Hieifireshadow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah! I saw this piece on Tumblr and I just can't get over how beautiful it is. You do some amazing work! ♥
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:iconakiyun:
AkiYun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh thank you! I'm kinda surprised this reached Tumblr o_o
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:iconhieifireshadow:
Hieifireshadow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not! It's totally beautiful and asdfghjhgkhjfd. ♥♥ Inevitable, if you ask me. :3
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:iconhanafio:
hanafio Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I love the balance and the composition ^^
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:iconakiyun:
AkiYun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! I'm a big stickler for both those things. Happy that I made it work. xD
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:iconmariannebier:
MarianneBier Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is ..... AWESOMEEEXD
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:iconmintscribble:
MintScribble Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
jbhajclkxcvlb';'lkl..... That is all. :heart:
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:iconakiyun:
AkiYun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you, dear :blushes:
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:iconmetalarc09:
Metalarc09 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
This is fantastic, and I understand your room issue, I just wish you could have put Asami and Sokka in there
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:iconhirutoyoru:
HiruToYoru Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
This picture is insanely good :D
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:iconreitafangirl:
Reitafangirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Hey Aki! This is amazing! I would SOOOO buy this print from you if you're selling at AX!
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:iconakiyun:
AkiYun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
I am actually! 8D Stop by~ I'll save one for you!
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:iconreitafangirl:
Reitafangirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
SWEET! I will!
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:icongreenieem:
GreenieEm Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
amazingggg!♥
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:iconka-ho:
Ka-ho Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
UGUUUUUU
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:iconakiyun:
AkiYun Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
HNNGGHHHH
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:iconka-ho:
Ka-ho Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
JLAIGAJDLIGAJSLGIJSALGI
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:iconcheckerthehedgehog:
Checkerthehedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
wow this epic! great job:D
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:iconvaz1201:
Vaz1201 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Well done.

But kinda sad Sokka nor Asami isn't in this...=/ I could so totally see Sokka with his boomrang and Asami with her chi blocker glove thing. lol
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