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This is a scene from the Nickelodeon show "Avatar" that I reconstructed with very extensive creative liberties (basically the only similarity is that these two characters meet), for those of you who don't know what this is. And if you don't, SHAME on you, because Avatar is a damn excellent show.
I started with this image probably two months ago, and had to put it on hold constantly for extended periods of time, because of other work. I thought that once I'd graduate from highschool I'd also have a lot more free time. This did, in fact, turn out not to be the case at all. But I had vowed to do more original finished pieces like this, and here we go.

Software: Photoshop CS.

Larger version here, for those interested.


UPDATE ALSO!!! Here are some close up shots:

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AND WORK IN PROGRESS! The works in progress are basically useless except for giving a little insight on how I personally work, but I doubt there's much to learn here...
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:iconang3liza:
ang3liza Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
This is quite astounding!  LoveHeart  :happybounce:
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:iconlonelywritergirl16:
lonelywritergirl16 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student
amazing.
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:icondynsen:
dynsen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Love it. The mood is fantastic
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:iconblackvalentino:
blackvalentino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
This is breath taking
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:icondaufuskiedog:
daufuskiedog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting how the title can have two completely different meanings in this situation.
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:iconraven-girl14:
raven-girl14 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
That was a creepy episode.
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:iconinakoowns:
InakoOwns Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artist
I was so disappointed Koh never returned in the series. One Scene Wonder indeed.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, hoping for a glorious return at some point!
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:iconyavinus:
Yavinus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Really amazing, fits with the character mystery and ominous
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconwinged-river:
Winged-River Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Very good. I love the background.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! It was fun painting it!
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:icontaohippie:
taohippie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
uhmazhing
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondragondog2233:
Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aang and Koh
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Indeed.
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:icondragondog2233:
Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hazzah
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:icononska12:
Onska12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Fabulous work! I absolutely love this!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you do! Thanks!
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:iconjasjuliet:
jasjuliet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my word this is glorious.
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:iconrainingwolfs:
RainingWolfs Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
That looks so awesome O: I loved that part in the show :) Well done!
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:iconrochoa:
Rochoa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Woah, this is fantastic. Really great job on all the details! Koh is one of my favorite minor characters in Avatar and this is a really incredible painting of the infamous face-stealer!
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:icontheamazingderpfish:
TheAmazingDerpfish Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome. That thing is creepy as hell though.
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:iconrichsii:
Richsii Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
An excellent depiction of the mood of the scene. Very well executed!
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:iconandythelemon:
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
wow, the lighting here is amazing
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:iconcfakatsuki:
cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Lololol XD face off! I get it, cause Ko steels faces
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
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:iconartgirl-jes:
Artgirl-Jes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I love this piece, it is most gorgeous! Both the composition and the light/dark contrast are excellent. I also really like the texture on Koh's body with the highlights - very nice. :love:

Would you be willing to sell this as a print?
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:iconpixel-arcade:
pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
awesome job!
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:iconangelrrxx:
Angelrrxx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
i feel such a nobody compared to this...
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:icongaiaofearth:
GaiaOfEarth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
woah that koh just creep me out but also love him and this is just aaaaaaweeesom
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:iconstormful:
Stormful Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is absolutely stunning
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconvexcel:
Vexcel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just looked back at an old Nickelodeon Magazine and found your work in it, I'm so glad I found it again!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So am I! I remember that issue, haha. Thanks!
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:iconflobear777:
flobear777 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist
yes.It is indeed a damn excellent show. and a damn excellent piece.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondeemo247:
DeeMo247 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011   Digital Artist
This is amazing! I love the detailing in this! Great job!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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:iconvalking:
Valking Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this. is. so. cool!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconprincessofpuertorico:
PrincessOfPuertoRico Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Writer
This is beautiful! Omg! This is the part of the show that creeped me out the most! -shudder- but this is awesome! your talented. Im might just be one of your watchers.:)
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:iconthisfreemind:
thisfreemind Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Wow, that part in the show totally creeped me out, but I can't stop looking at this! It's fabulous!
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:iconkeekatiger:
KeekaTiger Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
yeeeeeeaaaah! I'm not the only one who LOVED that scene soo much!!! :D
this is a gorgeous picture of it! :) I'm serious.7
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:iconfloralbunny:
floralbunny Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
i adore those steps.
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:iconjoelagarto:
joelagarto Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
You just finished highschool????!!! Wow, this piece is wonderfull! The textures are incredible.
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:iconcrimsonbloodbender88:
whoa!!!
koh was fearsome in the series but that is an whole level higher
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:iconallarious:
Allarious Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yay nice work!!!! love avatar too
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:iconbdbros:
bdbros Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I love it
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:iconpanda-saxophonist:
panda-saxophonist Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
OOOh, i can literally feel the emotion in this, hard to do with an image sometimes. Great work!
(p.s. i am not an authority on what non-avatards might get from this).
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Lightfighter1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
This was a tense scene in the show and you did great interpreting it.
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